American French Bulldog

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History

American French Bulldogs, also known as American French Bullies, are a cross breed between the American Bulldog and the French Bulldog; the bulldog base breed has been around for over five hundred years. American Bulldogs and French bulldogs themselves have been around for about two hundred years. It is unknown how exactly the American French Bulldog has been bred, but its origins are speculated to be in the 1890’s. The breed is part of the non-sporting group, and is primarily used for work tasks.

Physical Appearance

The American French Bulldog’s appearance varies with the appearance of the parents. Typically, it will be medium sized with a broad and muscular build. In colour, it can be any of these, or a combination; black, gray, tan, white, or yellow. It has a short coat that does not shed often, therefore, the required maintenance is minimal. American French Bulldogs can grow to be 27 inches tall and weigh up to 120 pounds. This breed is not hypoallergenic.

Temperament

American French Bulldogs can be a challenge to train but persistence pays off with this breed. This animal is full of energy, and typically behaves quite well with children. The breed is quite social, friendly, and affectionate; the breed also requires daily physical activity. The breed is also protective, and can be used as a guard dog. It is also important to note that the breed is considered rather noisy; based upon its size and noise level, it is not reccomended that this breed reside in an apartment.

Health

American French Bulldogs can live up to 15 years of age; the breed fortunately is not susceptible to many health problems. The main concerns with the breed in terms of health tend to be more minor, such as skin irritations and allergies. There is a rare chance of the American French Bulldog having the health problems of the parent breeds, such as kidney problems, thyroid disorders, eye conditions, and temperature sensitivity. As with all pets, it is certainly not a bad idea to have your American French Bulldog checked out every once in a while at the veterinarians, in order to ensure that proper care is in order.

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