The French Bulldog was bred by lacemakers in Nottingham, England in the 19th century as a lap pet. After the Industrial Revolution, he ended up in France and became popular there with wealthy American visitors. In the late 1800s, he became the French Bulldog. He’s often described as a clown in the coat of a philosopher.

He’s muscular and small and has a heavy bone structure. His ears are like “bat” ears and he has a short face. He’s an affectionate dog and not very boisterous, which makes him an ideal companion. He’s an indoor dog and needs air conditioning when the weather is hot. He’s good at warning when the postman is coming but is still primarily a lap dog. His coat can be brindle and white, white, fawn or brindle in colour. He doesn’t need much grooming or exercise. He’s 12 inches high.