French bulldog; dog breeders are the people who get the puppies from purebred French Bulldogs. They breed these dogs for competition or show purposes. They also get the dogs from other sources, such as Cocker Spaniels and Great Danes. French Bulldogs are one of the rarest dog breeds in the world, and they have a beautiful coat and a loving and protective nature.
The French Bulldogs are most famous as fighters, though they do not fight each other specifically, they tend to take on each other in “fight or flight” situations. This can be seen in their temperament and actions. In other words, they tend to be somewhat stubborn in nature. The aggression of the French Bulldogs is more than just an occasional hankering for battle with another dog.
The French Bulldog is one of the smallest dog breeds. They need adequate exercise, daily activity and plenty of grooming. Their size makes them great choices for apartment living. They love to be held in your arms and snuggled close. They are very affectionate and loyal.
Because of their size, French Bulldogs should be socialized from an early age. They are the gentlest dog breeds; however, because of their size and power, if they are not properly trained, they can be aggressive toward other animals and people. Because of their size and strength, they are great pets and good watchdogs. When owning a bulldog, or any dog breed, it is important to know what are the common health risks associated with them. Studies have shown that French bulldogs, like all dog breeds, suffer from heart disease. Heart disease is the number one cause of death for dog owners over twenty years of age.
This is unfortunate because the breed is designed for such a precise job. Their long, slimmer body allows them to better “nest” their body heat against the surrounding environment. The result is a much cooler (in both body temperature and blood) when compared with an average sized dog. This alone can drastically reduce the risk of these dogs developing cardiac problems. Unfortunately, this benefit also means that Frenchies are at higher risk of acquiring cancer of the lung, esophagus, liver, pancreas or kidney. These cancers can have life-threatening implications.
Luckily, there are things you can do to lower your dog’s risk of developing these cancers. You can choose to get your puppy a heartworm preventative medication at a young age to help protect against cancer and heartworm. Get your puppy micro chipped so that the risk of developing a cancerous tumor is reduced. French Bulldogs can also live long, happy, healthy lives with proper nutrition. They have very elastic bones that support their weight and long lean bodies. It’s important to keep your pet informed on what is going on throughout their life.
Health problems are something you want to avoid with your dog and Frenchies happen to be at higher risk. If you notice any health issues with your dog, talk with your veterinarian right away. Make sure that any shots you give your dog are in accordance with the AAFCO guidelines for dogs. Be sure to check for any potential problems with your French Bulldog’s heart or liver before administering any medications or supplements.
Keep your French Bulldog in good physical condition with regular exercise, good nutrition and regular checkups. A well-rounded dog will help you enjoy your time spent with them. Ask your veterinarian about other resources you can use to maintain the healthiest dog possible. Your Bulldog is a beloved member of your family and as such, you want to provide them with the best care available. If your French Bulldog is showing any signs of heart disease or breathing difficulties, get him to the vet immediately.