French Bulldog History
The French bulldog, also known as the Frenchie, is descended from English bulldogs brought to France by merchants in the 1800s. The breed was popular amongst lace workers and became affectionately known as "Bouledogue Francais". In 1896, a group of French bulldog enthusiasts founded the Societe Centrale Canine (SCC) to protect and promote the breed. The SCC set official standards for height, weight and other physical characteristics. In 1914, an American woman named Kathryn Brevetto imported several Frenchies to the United States and started breeding them there. Over time she developed new standards for size, color and temperament that were unique from those of Europe but still recognized by all major kennel clubs around the world. Today’s French bulldogs are popular companion dogs thanks to their funny personalities and low-shedding coats. They thrive on human companionship but require minimal exercise making them a great choice for urban living or those without yards who want a smaller dog breed in their family.
French Bulldog Characteristics