Oh, those grumpy, mutilated faces! And those alert ears! Aren’t French Bulldog puppies just the cutest? Frenchies are making a big comeback in popularity, climbing into the top five most popular dog breeds in the United States in recent years.
Remember, you can find just about any breed of dog, including French Bulldogs, in shelters or breed-specific rescues. You can even check out DogTime’s adoption page that allows you to search for adoptive dogs in your area by breed. Adopt! Don’t shop!
If you’re considering adopting and taking home a crazy, drooling French Bulldog puppy, here are a few facts you should know.
They are pretty damn talkative
French Bulldog puppies don’t just bark when they’re excited; they have their own intricate language consisting of wails, yips, yawns and grunts to communicate exactly what is on their mind.
If you bring home one of these puppies, you might learn their cute language before they start learning your human words.
They are made to be your number one companion
Despite their name, French Bulldogs were actually bred in England are companion animals.
They don’t need a lot of exercise and get along well with just about any child, animal or adult human they have been socialized with. This may not be obvious because French Bulldogs start to train slowly, but they do love you.
They may have breathing problems
As cute as those smooth faces are, the French Bulldog is a brachycephalic breed, meaning they have shorter muzzles than other dogs. This can lead to breathing problems, especially when swimming or flying on an airplane.
If you want to take your Frenchie for a swim, make sure they’re outfitted with some puppy floats and stay close to them, as they literally can’t keep their muzzles — or the rest of their bodies — above water.
Some airlines do not allow brachycephalic breeds to fly because being in a small, hot, high-stress area can make breathing very difficult for these dogs and even fatal. As luxurious as French Bulldogs are, the jet set lifestyle is not made for them.
They may have problems coming from… the other side
Naughty and hearty, French Bulldogs have a way of giving off a certain aroma, shall we say. Frenchies not only have a reputation for breathing problems, but some gas problems as well.
Grab some non-toxic air fresheners and open some windows if you think a French Bulldog is the right puppy for you.
They can be championship couch potatoes And incredibly playful
French Bulldog puppies can become very accustomed to living in the lap of luxury. Because they are a companion breed, nothing pleases them more than hanging out next to you.
Just because they can be a little lazy doesn’t mean they don’t like to play. French Bulldogs can be incredibly stupid and playful.
Remember, you can find just about any breed of dog you’re looking for at a shelter or rescue!
Would you adopt a French Bulldog puppy? Do you know of any other interesting facts about these puppies? Let us know in the comments below!