French Bulldogs are one of the more popular dog breeds in the United States. Despite their name, they come from England, not France, and have been bred to be companion animals for several hundred years. Frenchies have the characteristic short muzzles of bulldogs, but are smaller than their traditional Bulldog counterparts. They are very playful and affectionate in nature, and love to be near their people. French Bulldogs, which tend to be no larger than 28 lbs. in adulthood, are adaptable to both small and large spaces, and are devoted pets to individuals and families.
Many years ago, this breed had two types of ears: "bat" ears that are a distinctive feature of the breed today, and "rose" ears, which were folded over like an English bulldog's ears. It was decided early on that bat ears should be the breed standard.
Originating in England, this breed was created to be a toy-sized version of the Bulldog.