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Breed of the Month: French Bulldog

French Bulldogs, or “Frenchies”, are a small, companion breed of dog. French Bulldogs were the result of a cross between bulldog ancestors imported from England and local ratters in Paris in the 1800s. Frenchies have a reputation for loving attention and clowning around. They are very social creatures, athletic and love to play. When they aren’t busy with play, they love to show affection and can’t resist a good cuddle.

Weight:

Male: 25-28 lbs.

Female: 25-27 lbs.

Height:

Male: 12 in.

Female: 11 in.

Features:

  • Brachycephalic (squished face)
  • Short bowed legs
  • Naturally upright ears
  • Large, expressive eyes
  • Compact, muscular build
  • Short, smooth coat
  • Coat colours include: Brindle, fawn, and white. Also, can come in cream, black and white and blue.

Expectations:

  • Exercise requirements: 15 – 20 minutes a day
  • Lifespan: 9-11 years
  • Energy Level: average
  • Drool Level: low
  • Snore Level: high
  • Bark Level: moderate
  • Grooming needs: moderate

Common Health Problems:

  • Brachycephalic Syndrome (breathing problems associated with short-faced structure)
  • Spinal Conditions (vertebral malformations, disc disease)
  • Allergies (atopy, food allergies)
  • Orthopedic Conditions (hip dysplasia, luxating patellas)

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Written by CCR Kylie

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Last updated: December 17, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective September 28th, 2020 we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

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Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

Your dedicated team at West Hill Animal Clinic