French Bulldog Puppies for Sale in Scotland
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Smaller in stature, the French Bulldog makes an amicable companion who is rather more energetic than his big cousin, the English Bulldog.
The French Bulldog is a little dog that loves human attention and with his bat-wing ears he can appear like a little clown, though he’s actually highly intelligent and relatively easy to train. The breed has become more popular in recent years with the French Bulldog ranking the third most popular breed of dog in the UK in 2016.
An hour of play a day is just about right to keep the cute French Bulldog mentally and physically at his peak. With his short-coat that and his laid back demeanour, the French Bulldog is quite an easy maintenance breed.
A known amicable companion, the French Bulldog was bred in England to be a miniature bulldog that sat on the laps of female English lacemakers to France. The original dogs were ratters, but are now best known for making lovable family pets and as they are Kennel Club registered, many go on to become show-pets. Though this breed type has become more popular in recent years, you should expect to be put on a waiting list for one of these dogs, especially if you’re dealing with a reputable breeder who will not allow their dogs to have too many litters.
Cheeky and energetic, the Frenchie likes to be the centre of attention in the family and he has a bit of a stubborn streak. He needs to have positive and consistent training, and family socialisation from early puppyhood to ensure he makes an obedient adult dog as he can become a bit possessive of his owner and this should not be allowed.
That said, he is intelligent and desperately eager to please and be part of the family; he just needs gentle reminders of who is boss. French Bulldogs can be good around slightly older children who display leadership qualities to keep him in check. These dogs need love and human companionship and would pine without it, so it’s probably best if there’s always someone at home.
Description of the French Bulldog
The earliest French Bulldogs date back as early as the 18th century when these dogs were bred for English lacemakers. Many of these ladies moved to France with their dogs and so they became known as French Bulldogs!
Although a lot smaller than the English Bulldog, The French Bulldog is still a muscular-looking dog with a wrinkly face and squashed-in nose and with brilliant bat-wing ears! He is built low to the ground and still makes for a solid little package.
Mischievious-looking, the good-natured French Bulldog is a clever little clown and learns tricks easily – good and bad so beware of keeping this little man occupied with toys and chews of his own so that he can’t destroy furniture and belongings in the family home. They’re not yappy dogs, but they do make good little watchdogs and will bark should an intruder appear in your home or garden.
They are able to be house-trained though perhaps not as quickly as some breeds. The French Bulldog is not a swimmer and owners should take care around water because due to its shape, the Frenchie simply cannot swim.
Although agile and pretty energetic, the French Bulldog is not known for obedience or flyball sports as he is far too independent for that and has his own games to play.
The French Bull dog stands at around 30 cm tall; he comes in at two weight classes: 9 to 10 kg and10 to 13 kgs.
If you’re looking for a French Bulldog puppy for sale in Scotland, it’s worth knowing that they can live up to 12-14 years. They are a healthy little breed, healthier than the English Bulldog, though can suffer from spinal problems and ulcers under their eyes.
The French Bulldog really is the perfect mix for those that like to do a bit of exercise and like to chill. This little friend likes to laze and sometimes he loves to bomb around with doggy friends. French Bulldogs can be pretty energetic and some need to get at least an hour in the park a day to run round.
Since he’s smooth haired little fellow, it’s often assumed that the French Bulldog doesn’t need a lot of grooming, but he does shed - rather a lot and he has have sensitive skin that needs looked after as well. Ideally, he should be brushed once per day, but a thorough brush once per week will keep shedding under control and keep his coat and skin in good condition.
The delicate wrinkles around a Frenchie’s mouth need, to be regularly cleaned to avoid any infections as do his ears which can pick up lots of dirt.
French bulldogs shouldn’t need to be bathed more than once every couple of months, but you can bathe him as needed with a dog or baby shampoo, just don’t overdo it.
Recognised Kennel Club colours for the French Bulldog’s coat include brindle, fawn and piebald.
The French Bulldog should have two meals per day with fresh drinking water always available. Frenchie may look for lots of treats but owners should remember that treats should make up no more than 20% of a dog’s daily diet, and this should be taken into consideration on organising this dog’s meal portions. Little Frenchies can put on weight so owners should keep an eye on weight and exercise levels. They should be encouraged to play and exercise.
Cost of Keeping a French Bulldog
If you’re looking for a French Bulldog puppy for sale in Scotland, aim to buy a puppy that has been health tested and holds the French Bull dog schemes ‘Bronze’ and preferably ‘Silver certificate’. The puppy should also have been checked by a vet and have had its first vaccination before you buy it. It costs a lot for responsibe breeders to breed French Bulldogs, so expect to fork out a decent sum for a well-bred pup. French bulldogs come in at between 1000 and 1800. To keep a French Bulldog in your life will cost an average of 100 to 150 per month including grooming, feeding cleaning, neutering and vaccinations.