The French Bulldog (or “Frenchie”) originated as a companion dog and remains one to this day. They were selectively bred in France from early Bulldogs into a “toy” Bulldog and are known for their characteristic “bat” ears.
These adorable dogs
are small and muscular with an affectionate, even disposition. Frenchies are excellent companions and are not overly boisterous like some other smaller breeds. Their play may be slightly rough, so appropriate supervision should be maintained when they are playing with children. They require minimal exercise and due to their short fur, little grooming.
Although they are a muscular breed that requires minimal exercise and grooming, French Bulldogs are still prone to a number of hereditary and congenital conditions
that can adversely affect their health – not to mention your family vacation budget
. Some of the conditions and illnesses French Bulldogs are prone to include respiratory problems such as brachycephalic
syndrome; eye issues such as entropion
and distichiasis; and bleeding disorders such as hemophilia A.
Thankfully, Petplan pet insurance
covers all hereditary and congenital conditions for the life
of your pet as standard. Which means if your Frenchie inherits his father’s bad eyes or his mother’s breathing problems, you’re covered