Bulldogs Creedmore Kennels - St Bernard Parish,
Temperament The French Bulldog is a clown in a lap dog.
It enjoys playing and entertaining its family, as well as cuddling and snoozing
with its favorite person. It is amiable, sweet, companionable and willing to
An important distinction
should be made between the temperament and behavior. Temperament reflects the
general behavior of the breed, qualities acquired at birth. Behavior is most
often the result of some environmental factor such as where and how the dog was
raised and who may have been its previous owners. French Bulldogs are as
susceptible to these environmental influences as any other dog.
Upkeep The French Bulldog has minimal exercise
requirements, although it is a fun-loving dog. It enjoys a romp outdoors, but
it doesn’t do well in hot, humid weather. Most cannotswim. A short walk on lead is sufficient to
meet most of its physical needs. This breed should not live outdoors. The
Frenchie snores and may wheeze and drool. It requires minimal coat care, but its
facial wrinkles should be regularly cleaned.
Function The Frenchie shares many of the traits that
made its bulldog ancestors so successful in the bull-baiting arena: low center
of gravity, wide body, heavy bone, muscular build and large, square head. It
has soft loose skin forming wrinkles about the head and shoulders. Unlike the
bulldog, it has an alert, curious expression, which is aided by its bar ears.
Also, unlike the bulldog, its movement is unrestrained and free, with reach and
drive. It is a hardy, entertaining home companion and a solid lap dog.