Love the charming looks of the Frenchies? It’s not hard to see why people are jumping on the Frenchie bandwagon. The French Bulldog is rising fast in the UK’s most favourite dogs ranking. It’s set to knock the Labrador Retriever off the top spot as the nation’s most popular dog breed.
But there is more to love about the Frenchie than their adorably puckered face.
Affectionate and easy-going companion dog
French bulldogs have the ideal temperament for a family dog. They enjoy the company of their humans and they are gentle to children. Frenchies are great companion dogs, they are known to be in tune with human emotions. They lavish their owners with love but also expect the same treatment in return.
Funny and entertaining
French Bulldogs have been called “clowns” because of their innate ability to make people laugh. Their clever ways, humour, and stubbornness make them natural entertainers.
French Bulldogs’ snouts are shorter than average (brachycephalic) so they tend to make grunting noises resembling that of pigs. This adds to their comedic appeal, even earning the moniker “batpig.”
Compact size and adaptable nature suitable for urban living
The French Bulldog is small enough to carry around, making it a suitable pet for city dwellers. Although Frenchies do not bark much, they are surprisingly good watchdogs because of their protective and territorial nature. They require little exercise so a daily short walk or a few play session is sufficient for most of Frenchies.
Grooming Frenchies is a breeze
The French bulldog’s short coat only needs weekly brushings. This minimal upkeep does not require going to expensive grooming appointments thus saving owners some money in the process.
Should you get a Frenchie?
For all its adorable qualities, the Frenchies is predisposed to a number of health issues. One of them is its brachycephalic head, which limits the passage of air through its nasal cavities.
As such, it is prone to breathing difficulties. Even a little exercise can induce laboured breathing. This is why they should not be exposed to too much heat or physical activity. Their wrinkly muzzles should also be kept dry as much as possible.
Frenchies are also prone to spinal problems due to their unusual physical structure. Also, this dog breed has a number of food allergies.
Due to such health issues, caring for a French Bulldog can be expensive. However, Frenchie owners say that they do not mind the cost, because they feel the Frenchies offer a deep and meaningful kind of companionship.