Royal the French Bulldog

At our West Sac clinic
a Frenchie named Royal
Brought his human along, to
each they’re most loyal.

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So here’s a portrait of Royal the French Bulldog, having just had a great time being poked with a distemper/parvo-6way, and now riding in the lovin’ arms of his human! The French Bulldog or ‘Frenchy’ has an interesting history: Originally an ancient Greek Molossian, then a Phoenician, then in England a Mastiff, then a Bullenbeisser (bull baiter), THEN crossed with Pug and Terrier as a pet and then the smallest ones exported to France where they became popular as the breed we see today. . . Whew! Great pets with a long history but difficult to breed and sometimes a little stubborn. They live about 12 years and like all brachycephalic (short faced) dogs, the Frenchie can be susceptible to overheating and even death in the hot environments which would not normally bother many other breeds.

– Geoffrey Antipa


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