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French Bulldog History

The French Bulldog was influenced by three countries: England, France, and America.  Britain began breeding the Bullenbeisser with terriers and bulldogs to create smaller version of the bulldog. 


In the 1860's lace workers from Nettingham, began moving to France to search for work in Normandy. These lace workers brought along their dogs, mainly miniature Bulldogs. The French loved the breed so much they became the fashion symbol of paris.

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In the late 1800's the French Bulldog arrived in America by wealthy social elite Amercians who fell in love with new breed.  The American Kennel Club regonized the breed in 1898.  The breed still remains popular in America, in fact it was ranked #1 in America in 2023 when Winston won best in show. 


The new breed shared the short muzzle and broad facial structure of a Bullenbeisser.  Before arriving in France the bulldog was crossed with terriers and pugs to achieve the compact French Bulldog size. 


The people of France called them, Bouledogue Francais. The breed was owned by Royalty and even traveled on the titanic and went for a suprising amount of $750.00. 


This breed has won the hearts of dog lovers around the world and they will steal your heart too.
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