American French Bulldog

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
U.S.A. <> France -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen
This breed is also known as
American French Bullies

A brief presentation of the American French Bulldog

As a hybrid dog, the American French Bulldog is a healthy breed that makes the most of the traits inherited from the two pure breeds from which it originated. This hybrid dog is typically gentle, affectionate and friendly. They are loyal and protective by nature, and have tons of energy. This dog needs plenty of exercise and will enjoy all the games the family wants. They can be difficult to train and will require a lot of patience and perseverance. They are family dogs and can get lonely if left alone for too long. They are generally perfect with children, but as always, supervise young children at all times.

History of the American French Bulldog

It's hard to find information on the origins of this hybrid dog. Because the parent breeds have been around for some time, this hybrid may have started some time ago, but there is no written documentation to support this theory. The two breeds from which it is derived have existed for a long time. It would be fair to say that the new American French Bulldog has similar characteristics of loyalty and enthusiasm, and is curious, gentle and very pleasant. Cross-breeding has produced a medium-sized dog somewhere between the American Bulldog and the French Bulldog. Their stocky build and protective nature make them a devoted family dog.
        

A little of the American Bulldog

        
The American Bulldog is the closest relative of the English Bulldog in the USA, having arrived in the 1800s with immigrants to the country who brought their dogs with them. In the Americas, this line of Bulldog was popular as a working dog for farmers and ranchers in the Deep South. During the war, the breed almost disappeared, the surviving dogs being kept on farms mainly in the southeast, where they protected the farm and worked as cattle and herding dogs. John D. Johnson of Summerville, Georgia, was the main person responsible for preventing the breed's extinction by collecting and breeding the best examples of the breed he could find.
Presentation of the American Bulldog

A little of the French Bulldog

The French Bulldog is a small to medium-sized dog bred primarily as a companion dog. Speculation still exists as to the true origin of this attractive dog, with some saying it comes from the Toy Bulldog brought to France by the lacemakers of Nottingham at the time of the Industrial Revolution. Others believe it's descended from the Chincha Bulldog that lived in ancient Peru. Whatever you believe, the French Bulldog first appeared in America in 1896 at the Westminster Kennel Club in New York. It was first registered by the American Kennel Club in 1898 in the non-sporting group. Later, in 1912, the British accepted the breed.
Standard of the French Bulldog

Appearance of the American French Bulldog

Stocky comes to mind when describing the American French Bulldog. The body is muscular and solid, neither fat nor flabby. They have a more athletic shape than their parent breed, and are shorter than the American Bulldog but taller than the French Bulldog, coming somewhere in the middle. These dogs are medium-sized, smooth-coated dogs with low-slung bodies and large heads. The shoulders are normally broad and they have robust limbs. The general appearance suggests strength, stability and vigor. American French Bulldogs are gentle, resolute and courageous, but not vicious or aggressive. They have round, dark eyes that are set wide apart, as are their bat-like ears. Their tails are long and whip-like. They resemble a working dog, but can integrate very well into family life.

Temperament of the American French Bulldog

This hybrid breed shows intense loyalty and devotion to its family, and would give its life without hesitation. These dogs love being with their families, which can lead to separation anxiety. Surprisingly, these dogs are true cuddlers with their loved ones and can be incredibly gentle and caring. When properly socialized, the American French Bulldog is trustworthy around young children, but because of its solid build, it can sometimes be a little rough, unaware that it can accidentally hurt a little person during a noisy playtime. This breed needs a strong leader, or they can become stubborn and even snappy. They must have consistent rules. They can be difficult to train, requiring a lot of perseverance and patience. The American French Bulldog is an energetic breed that loves to go for walks or play games. They are very protective of their homes and make good watchdogs.

Needs and activities of the American French Bulldog

The American French Bulldog enjoys a daily walk, and this will keep your dog fit and healthy. Younger dogs like to jog alongside your bike, while older dogs are better off with a walk. This hybrid dog needs plenty of mental stimulation, otherwise he can get bored and get into trouble. It's an active dog and can therefore be difficult in an apartment, unless well exercised. These dogs are dogs and like to be with their family; they don't like to be forbidden outside in a kennel, as this can cause anxiety. A house with a well-fenced yard works best for this breed, whether in the city or in a rural setting, it will suit them perfectly. They prefer a medium-temperature climate; extreme heat or cold can cause distress.

Maintenance of the American French Bulldog

The American French Bulldog has a short, dense coat that requires minimal maintenance. Although considered moderate shedding, weekly brushing with a firm bristle brush helps to minimize this problem. He's a clean dog, needing a bath only when he's rolled in mud or something stinky. While brushing, it's a good time to take a quick look at your dog's health. This observation involves looking to see if there are any skin complaints, cuts or bumps that may need attention. If you live in an area where fleas and ticks live, you can take this grooming time to make sure none have settled into your dog's fur to live. The American French Bulldog is very easy to care for, which makes it attractive to families. Nails, eyes, teeth and ears are the main things to check, making sure they're all in good health. Teaching your young dog to accept you brushing his teeth will help you later in life.

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