The French bulldog is a small breed (up to 28 pounds), with a face like a normal bulldog. But is friendly and prefers to own a house rather than a custodian. Always ready to be friendly to strangers (whether they are old people, children, cats and other animals), playful and loving, and are similar in size to the Pug and Boston terrier. But do you know that under this cuteness there are many things hidden?
He likes to sleep
Who is thinking of getting a Frenchie? One thing is evident: the French bulldog snores a lot, especially if raising the dog in the same room. Many people might think that dog snoring is cute, but snoring is actually one of the disorders. We are more likely to find it in dogs with Short Breed Syndrome. And the French bulldog is one of them.
He rarely tolerates hot weather
The Frenchie dog is a dog with a short face. Some may have a narrow narrowing of the nostrils (we can see that the tip of the nose or the wing of the nose is narrowed), making breathing difficult when in very hot weather, they tend to gasp. Making it not resistant to hot weather for a long time, some have other problems such as obesity, narrow air ducts, long palate, protruding mouth, etc., which can lead to problems with breathing in. People who own dogs of this breed need to be fed in a ventilated place.
They often have difficult labor problems
Labor is a delicate and unique moment for females of all species, who need care and constant monitoring. French bulldogs are brachycephalic (they have a longitudinal shortening of the skull diameter). This racial pattern offers some breathing difficulties, thus having difficulty in giving birth. A pregnant dog may need to be examined to assess the risk of such difficult labor. It may be taken for radiography to see the state of the puppies.
This reality can cause some problems for the mother and for her puppies. Childbirth difficulties can lead to undue bleeding, uterine contamination, greater risk of cesarean section, greater possibility of rejection of the litter, decreased milk production, fetal retention, etc. However, it is essential that these females be accompanied during pregnancy and assisted during labor. Genetic selection is an important ally in the prevention of these diseases. Adequate reproductive assistance is essential. For her, it is essential to monitor pregnancy and delivery.