Breed Spotlight – Feel free to share

For the last while, the staff at Snelgrove Veterinary Services in Brampton has been sharing their Breed Spotlights with breeds that we have had the pleasure of sharing our lives with. Now is the time to share your opinion of different breeds of dogs. We are asking all who read this blog to pitch in and share their Breed Spotlight.

It’s easy, write a story about a dog you have shared your life with and the experiences you had with them and then email it to us at contact@snelgrovevet.com. Don’t forget to attach a picture or two or three.

Even if it’s about a breed we have already written about, we would love to hear your version.

Breed Spotlight; French Bulldog

 

The French Bulldog, also known as the Frenchie, the Frog Dog or the Clown Dog was bred as a miniature English bulldog.

Originally the English bulldog was crossed with terriers and pugs to reduce their size. This developed into the mini bulldog which later became the French bulldog.

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This is a fun loving vivacious companion breed. They are well known for their ‘bat’ ears and have a small but muscular body. As a breed they love to play and have a relaxed attitude. They are known as free thinkers, which gets a lot of people into trouble, as they tend to have a stubborn nature. They thrive on human contact and become quite possessive over their humans. They are humorous and mischievous in nature which can make training a lot of fun! Because of their bulk and compromised breathing system, it is almost impossible for them to regulate their body temperature. Because of this they are very prone to heat stroke and require a home with air conditioning.

 

Most of the French bulldogs are bred through artificial insemination and birthed through cesarean section due to the narrow size of their hips. They are also prone to drooling, depending on the size of their jowls. They also offer an abundance of  flatulence, snorting and sniffling. And don’t get me started on snoring….Overall they are a lovely, fun loving compact breed of dog that is sure to put a smile on your face.

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Suzanne McQueen