French Bulldogs have one purpose in life and that is to make you smile. They are small to medium sized dogs with easy going temperaments and an absolute love of ALL people food! They have a smashed-in nose, giving them a monkey-like face with the noteworthy bat ears (also called "tulip" ears). The Frenchies' body is something of a mystery. After achieving a master’s degree in "couch-potato-logy", where do all those muscles come from? They have a low-maintenance wash and go coat, making them the perfect house dog. They come in a variety of colors including: cream, all shades of fawn, with or without black masks, all shades of brindle, and, last but not least, piebalds of all three coat colors (a white dog with spots of color). Frenchies have better things to do than yap the day away. When they do bark, there really is something wrong (or someone has come to the door to worship at the throne of Frenchies!). The best place to find the breed standard for French Bulldogs is on the AKC website. Please note that French Bulldog standards from other countries are not the same! Other countries except different coat colors and different body sizes in their standards. American bred French Bulldogs tend to be the small guys and girls on the "block". I only breed the traditional AKC coat colors. Please don't contact me for a blue or chocolate colored Frenchie (or for that matter; a pure white, a pure black, or a black and tan colored Frenchie). I won't be able to help you. It's not that I don't like the blues, it's that I breed show quality French Bulldogs. I have seen some blues that are truly beautiful dogs. However, blue is considered the coat color called "mouse" in the AKC standards and is a disqualification. You can register blues, but you can not show them. As for chocolates, I really have not seen a chocolate colored Frenchie that I thought was an exceptional dog that should be reproduced (Sorry, but I just don't like them.) The problem with these colors is that some people take advantage of the average pet owner by calling them "RARE" and charging amounts that quality breeders would charge for dogs that have show potential or acquired show points. These colors are not rare. You can purchase puppies or dogs with these "rare" colors from quality breeders in the eastern European countries because these colors are ACCEPTED in those countries. The same situation, in the reverse, occurs with the coat color of cream. In some countries cream is not accepted in the breed standard and, therefore, cream is a RARE color in those countries. Where do you think those people come to buy "rare" quality cream colored French Bulldogs? Yep, you guessed it, right here in the U.S.A. So, if you are in love with a coat color that is not accepted by the AKC French Bulldog standards, great, go get as many as your heart desires and your pocketbook can afford! But be careful, look at both parents (the puppy should still look like a French Bulldog, not be just a pretty color), and try not to overly pay too much for your new baby.
Hmmmm. So much much more that I can say on French Bulldogs, but not enough time! Please check back to see what I have added.
French Bulldogs are #18 on the AKC's List of the Most Popular Breeds of 2011
How did French Bulldogs rank in some major U.S. cities?
Atlanta- #8 Boston- #7 Chicago- #7 with Yorkshire Terrier Dallas- #7 Honolulu- #9 Kansas City- #9 with Dachshund
Los Angeles- #5 Miami- #5 New York City- #3 Oakland- #7 Portland- #7 with Chihuahua San Antonio- #6 w/Miniature Schnauzer/Golden Retriever
San Diego- #6 San Francisco- #4 Seattle- #3 Tampa- #9 Washington D.C.- #10