With their button noses and oversized ears its not hard to see why this breed has become one of the most sought after in the UK in 2016. Here at Gencon we keep abreast of the latest trends in the World of dogs and have been particularly keen to explore what exactly it is about the French Bulldog that means potential owners will fight to join lengthy waiting lists, endure cross country journeys and pay around an average months salary to get their hands on this popular dog.
The French Bulldogs popularity may be a modern event but its actually one of the oldest breeds of domestic dogs. Breed in England to be the perfect companion dog the French Bulldog’s descent lies in the English Lace makers hands, originally a perfect companion for lacemakers travelling cross channel from England to France these canines popularity quickly increased. For a time the French Bulldog also perfected the art of becoming an exemplary ‘ratter’, a skill long forgotten in todays domesticated canines who prefer a comfy chair v’s muddy burrow.
5 fascinating facts about the FBD
Grooming-These pups are ideal for the house-proud as they seldom malt
Cuddles– Despite their once fearsome reputation as a ‘ratter’ the breed are actually incredibly affectionate and don’t cope well without daily cuddles.
Easy to exercise– with a small but muscular body a FBD puppy will quickly settle into an exercise regime of around 30mins-1 hour walk a day.
Stubborn! -Yes these dogs haven been known to refuse to budge from the pavement and can be quite hard to train. The key is patience!
Clown like– This is a breed that likes to entertain so expect some humorous antics along the way.
If you are certain that this is the right breed for you then remember as this is one of the most ‘desired’ dog breeds at the moment there will of course sadly be people trying to exploit its popularity and run a production line of breeding pooches. The RSPCA, Kennel Club and Dogs Trust advise potential owners to do their research BEFORE committing to a prospective puppy. Remember the Gencon All in One head collar can be used on all breeds for help with training and stop these cute little puppies from pulling on the lead!