The French Bulldog (also known as Frenchie) is a small breed of domestic dog as the result of a cross between bulldog ancestors imported from England and local ratters in Paris, France.
To reduce their size, some Bulldogs were crossed with terriers, while others were crossed with pugs.
The small Bulldog type gradually became thought of as a breed, and received a name, the Bouledogue Francais. This Francization of the English name is also a contraction of the words boule (ball) and dogue (mastiff or molosser). The dogs were highly fashionable and were sought after by society ladies as well as creatives such as artists, writers, and fashion designers. However, records were not kept of the breed’s development as it diverged further away from its original Bulldog roots. As it changed, terrier and pug stock may have been brought in to develop traits such as the breed’s long straight ears, and the roundness of their eyes.
The French Bulldog requires close contact with humans. As a result, they should not be left alone for more than a few hours because these dogs experience separation anxiety if they are alone for too long. This is especially important when French Bulldogs are young, but this issue remains a concern into adulthood.Being alone for too long can cause a French Bulldog to behave in a destructive manner, which can include chewing on household items or furniture or even going to the bathroom in the house.
Their calm nature makes them an excellent choice for apartment dwellers, as does their sensible attitude towards barking.