Saturday, April 8, 2017

Some Information Before You Buy A Frenchie Dog

By Margaret Green

One experience worth having in this lifetime is to have a pet and to look after it. Many have taken to animal companionship as against human companionship and not regretted it. In fact some of your friends may have urged you to get a frenchie dog to give you company while you are in Ohio. It is however a good idea to finish off this article first before you go out and buy one.

The term frenchie is what is given to the French bulldog, which is a breed that has been around since the ancient Greek times. Its main role was to fight bulls in the arena in the blood sport of bull baiting which became popular throughout the Mediterranean. It was widely distributed by Phoenician traders and these same dogs later on became pets when bull baiting was made illegal.

This breed is seen to be the sixth most popular dog breed when looking at American Kennel Club statistics. This is probably owing to the fact that it is a very playful dog with a very adaptable personality. It is a breed that demands a lot of attention, and if it feels in any way neglected it will let out an eerie and ululating sound which has been called the French death yodel. Female frenchies are also known for their being very caring and protective of their puppies and those they care for.

Quite energetic for its size, it can last quite a bit indoors being inactive. This makes it quite suited for small house living like in apartments and condos in urban settings. It should however be given its fair share of thirty minute walks for it to stretch out its legs and release pent up energy.

It is a bit similar to its cousin the English bulldog, but it is much smaller with a wider girth, smaller legs and owns a set of perennially erect ears. It however lacks the alpha dog aggressiveness of its English counterpart and thus much safer to have around smaller animals and small children.

When it gets older do prepare yourself for a share of complications regarding the eyes, particularly cataracts. You must also ensure that it is never exposed to extreme heat or cold, as it has a very difficult time in regulating its core body temperature due to its more compact airway and also its pug nose. Do not consider taking this breed as a pet if you live in very hot or very cold climates.

This particular dog also has a shorter lifespan of only eight to ten years when compared to other breeds. Thus extended care and maintenance, particularly in nutrition is needed for it to go over the average lifespan line. A regular visit and consultation with the veterinarian should assist in this regard.

This short article has shown some considerations and also basic info about the breed at hand. Remember to always get as much information as possible on whatever pet you have in mind for being a pet owner takes a lot of responsibility as well as a lot of commitment.

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