The French bulldog is a rather muscular and compact breed of dog, and although the name may suggest otherwise, this bulldog originates from England. With a cute and pug-like appearance that boasts a solid bone structure and a flat muzzle, the French bulldog was originally bred as the Artisans of England did not like the large size of the original bulldog breed. After the breed was originated, it became increasingly popular within France, who then bred the smaller bulldog with French terriers, which led to their new name.
The French bulldog's heritage is easy to identify based on its many physical attributes. It possesses a smooth coat and un-cropped tail which is straight by nature. The head is square-shaped and large, with wide-set eyes that are dark in color and provide this bulldog with its somewhat 'cute' appearance. This type of bulldog's ears, are often referred to as 'bat ears' as they are rounded on the upper section and are broad at the base. With these facial characteristics combined, the French bulldog usually displays a facial expression that depicts intelligence, alertness and an increasingly level of curiosity. The typical height of this bulldog is measured at 12 inches from the shoulder and they can weight anything from 19-28 pounds. In regards to their coat, it can come in a range of colors and patterns. In most cases, the coat will be a fawn color which will range from pale to a darker brown shade and often, he will sport markings or patterns on his coat.