The French Bulldog. Strutting the world’s catwalks.
Is the French Bulldog the ultimate fashion accessory? They are certainly making waves in the fashion industry, with their own clothing range, designed by Marc Jacobs. They also have a serious A-List of celebrity owners, including Lady Gaga, Hugh Jackman and The Rock.
Whisper it quietly, French Bulldogs aren’t French. To the pain of all of France, their origin is English, Nottingham to be precise. Their breeding later switched to France. They are a rather temperamental breed (like many of their celebrity owners) and don’t take kindly to being scolded, often sulking for hours. For an easy life, always go for positive reinforcement with this over-sensitive canine.
One other thing to avoid: water. Frenchies cannot swim, their heavy bones and thick muscles are just not up to the task. Another reason for their aquatic issues is their squashed facial features, called brachycephaly. Their short snouts mean they have to tilt their faces higher to keep it above water. The conclusion: lounging by the swimming pool with this pooch is a very bad idea indeed. Unless of course you have a proper Marc Jacobs designed dog life jacket!