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Fluffy French Bulldog Easy Care Guide

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The typical Fluffy French Bulldog has short, rough hair. Nonetheless, there are people in the world who have a gene that causes their hair to grow slightly longer and fluffier. The LH gene can be found naturally in the Fluffy French Bulldog population. But it’s extremely uncommon, so Fluffy French Bulldogs are similarly uncommon. Moreover, since longhair is recessive, the dog must receive two copies of the LH gene. The majority of carriers have short hair.

However, some breeders have actively sought out dogs with this gene so that they can breed healthy Fluffy French Bulldogs. These Bulldogs differ slightly in appearance but are otherwise indistinguishable from their short-haired counterparts. This article will explore their physical characteristics, personality traits, and maintenance needs.

You may also want to read about Blue French Bulldogs.

Appearance of Fluffy French Bulldog

In appearance, the Fluffy French Bulldog is not dissimilar from other types of Bulldogs. In contrast to standard French Bulldogs, their hair is longer and fluffier. For competition purposes, only dogs with short hair are allowed by the AKC breed standard. Fluffy French Bulldogs naturally carry the gene for long hair, but this is why the breed is not recognized as “officially” having long hair.

Despite the common misconception that they are long-haired, these dogs actually have fur that is only slightly longer than that of a standard French Bulldog. The term “medium-length” better describes its length. That thing isn’t going to fall to the ground or anything like that. These canines usually have extra padding in the face, neck, and ears. The only real difference between these dogs and standard Frenchies is the length of their hair.

These dogs are small and sturdy, meeting the AKC standard for the breed. Despite their diminutive stature, these dogs make excellent companions. The shape of their head is more square than round. Although lighter eyes are acceptable on a lighter-colored dog, the norm is for the eyes to be a dark color.

The “bat ears” on their head stand vertically out and are a trademark of this species. Quite tall and imposing, indeed. Both a straight and a screwed tail are possible. The hair, however, should not be curly. In most cases, the tail is short and held close to the body.

The dewclaws may be removed from these dogs for their own protection, but that is the only modification allowed. Generally speaking, the declaw is purely cosmetic. Because there is no bone in it, it is easily caught on and detached from objects. This is why some veterinarians might advise against keeping them.

And of course, Fluffy Frenchies are just the cutest things ever. Their velvety fur and eye-catching variety of colors make them highly desirable.

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History

When exactly the long-haired gene appeared in these dogs is unknown. In all likelihood, however, this trait has always been present in the breed, even if it has only occasionally been visible. Many longhaired puppies might have been killed in the days prior to this to stop their genes from spreading. Those who breed with an emphasis on tradition may still engage in this practice.

French Bulldogs got their start in England as bull-baiting dogs. However, because of the prohibition of such games in 1835, many Bulldogs were left jobless. They went out of style for a while, but their popularity has surged again thanks to their usefulness as pets. Since the 1800s, they’ve been bred exclusively for the purpose of being companion animals, which has significantly reduced their natural aggression.

Crosses with terriers helped them get smaller. During the 1850s, this breed shot to fame, and by the 1860s, it was being showcased at canine events.

During this time period, the industrial revolution led to the displacement of many workers. There were also lacers, who are experts in making lace by hand. They were rendered obsolete by machines. Some of them went to Normandy in France and set up shop there. They transported numerous examples of their most popular breeds, including the Toy Bulldog.

These canines eventually gained a following in France. When English breeders deemed a dog to be too small or flawed in some other way, they began shipping it to France. Interestingly, at this time, dogs with erect ears were also considered “faulted” and often shipped off to France. In the 1860s, France, not England, was home to the majority of Bulldogs.

The Toy Bulldog was renamed the “French” Bulldog because of its breeding location: France. The breed may have originated in Britain, but it is not the same as the modern English Bulldog. In France, these canines were highly sought after by the affluent, particularly women. On a regular basis, they attended the royal court. But because of their modest stature, they were also popular among the middle class and the working poor.

No documentation of the breed’s evolution exists. The breed’s evolution into the form we know and love today is a mystery. To improve the odds of finding a dog with perked ears, it’s likely that more terrier blood was mixed in.

Care

Regular exercise is crucial for the maintenance of these dogs’ health. Since these dogs aren’t exactly the picture of health to begin with, their weight is a major cause for concern. It’s important to keep these dogs at a healthy weight because obesity is a fast way to wear them out. Avoid giving them table scraps and make sure they get enough exercise. Also give them a good food.

A Fluffy French Bulldog enjoys vigorous exercise and play. A dog of this breed can also be very successful in the arenas of agility and rally. They are receptive to training because of their passion for food, and they will benefit physically and mentally from regular exercise.

In the presence of swimming pools, these dogs require close supervision. Their short legs make it challenging for them to swim for extended periods of time. They can’t swim because their bodies are too heavy and they don’t have legs. Having a flat face also makes it tough for them to keep their nose above water, which is a major hindrance when swimming.

They are prone to drowning in pools because, like many people, they enjoy playing in the water. Don’t leave your dog unattended near the pool if you have one. A lot of times, they believe they are better swimmers than they actually are.