‘A house is not a home without a Frenchie.’
The French Bulldog (commonly known as the ‘Frenchie’) originated in France. It was a result of breeding between Miniature English Bulldogs (which started to appear in France when English lace makers went over in the industrial revolution) with local French breeds.
Although now characterised by its famous bat ears, the French Bulldog was originally breed with both bat ears (favoured by the US) and rose ears (favoured by Europe - probably because it resembled the iconic English Bulldog more.) The breed took a dip in popularly during the 1900’s (the Boston Terrier took claim to America) but in recent years has come back in great demand, raising to be one of the most popular breeds. It is a fantastic companion dog and although it has been used as a ratter in the past, it is now recognised as a non-sporting dog and not used for any other purpose then that of a companion.