Tralinka French Bulldogs

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What is a French Bulldog?

The French Bulldog is a miniature bulldog, who’s origins lay in both England and France. By all accounts they are a very new breed of dog, with the first Breed Standard only being written in the early 1900’s, and the breed itself was still developing throughout the 1800’s.

They are a small, compact and muscular breed of dog, with a very distinctive “squashed in” face and large, batlike ears. Their short legs have a lot of power, and they can run amazingly fast over short distances (they’re also worse than a slippery eel to try and catch when they’re in that chase mood and can slip out of your grip in a moment!). They are a relatively long dog, compared to their heights, with a roach back (which means with a slightly upwards curve in the centre rather than being perfectly flat like a Jack Russell or sloped towards the tail like the German Shepherd). The most popular colour of the French Bulldog in the 1900’s was brindle, but lately many more varieties have become popular and possible (with the advent of dna testing which shows all the recessive colours within the breed). Like all Bulldogs, the French Bulldog has that definite attitude of “I’m the boss of this, so everyone look at me!” But their miniature stature and their muted bark and growl can make for some amusing situations when they are trying the tough-dog stance. They are often referred to as the comedian of the dog world, and while this is often true, it’s usually their unintentional comical antics that make them so endearing. They can be the most daggy, goofy and bizarre dogs at times, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.