The increased popularity of the French Bulldog breed has meant the breeding market is booming for French Bulldogs. But do you really know what dog you’re buying?
Let’s delve into just some of the breed issues to be aware of, before you take that leap!
They may look cute, but the medical conditions that can come with “Frenchies” is something that may surprise you. Because of the way they’ve been bred to look a certain way over time, the French Bulldog can be quite a complex breed of dog.
I’m sure you’ve seen one of the many viral videos online of French Bulldogs and other brachycephalic dog breeds (dogs with shortened muzzles) snoring and breathing strange. Pet owners film it thinking this is ‘funny’ and looking at the footage, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s cute and funny too… but this snoring and snuffling can actually mean underlying health problems. Did you know that their snoring might mean your dog is in respiratory distress just sitting around doing nothing – let alone when they exercise! Your dog may be struggling to breathe, and that’s no fun for anyone.