The UKs Most Popular Dog Breed – The French Bulldog
The French Bulldog is the new pet craze that has hit the UK over the past couple of years. Before ten years ago this breed were scarcely heard of, but now you will see them everywhere you go! The French Bulldog is one of the most expensive breeds of dog to buy, and despite their price they have claimed the title of the most in-demand dog breed in the UK.
Why Are They So Popular?
Small dogs are fast becoming a favourite for people all over the world due to their cute appearance and easy-to-manage size. The French Bulldog’s comical and cute appearance is one of the main factors to their appeal. They are renowned for being loving, friendly and entertaining animals who are difficult not to love. Over the passing months, the French Bulldog has overtaken the Chihuahua, Pug and Labrador in popularity.
Things to Know About French Bulldogs:
Frenchies are alert, playful and affectionate and have a comical personality, but they do require a firm hand as they can develop small dog syndrome. This type of dog also needs a lot of attention and affection, so you should only get one if you can devote a lot of time to them! It’s important to note that this dog does not do well in extreme temperatures, so avoid taking them for long walks on hot days and make sure that they are wrapped up warm on cold ones.
How to Look After Them:
French Bulldogs require little exercise because they are small, so they do well in apartments, houses and yards – but you must still walk your dog regularly to avoid excessive weight gain and to prevent them from becoming bored and unhappy. It’s always a good idea to microchip your dog, so that if the worst happens and they become lost, then you will have a massively increased chance of them being returned safely to you!
It’s important to note that this breed is quite prone to medical conditions like respiratory problems, spinal disorders and heart defects, so make sure to take them to the vet for regular check-ups.