The Clown in the cloak of a Philosopher – French Bulldog History

A Brief History of the French Bulldog….

The Breed was developed from the English
Toy Bulldogs in the mid-late 1800’s.
The “Frenchie” quickly became the star of
the Parisian working class.
Eventually they became favorites of the
Parisian “Belles de Nuit” or the “Ladies of the
Night”. It was through this association that the
“upper classes” became familiar with the breed.
American tourists brought the breed back.
The American fanciers preferred the Bat Ear
variety and set type. The Breed was:
First exhibited in France in 1887.
First exhibited at Westminster in 1896.
French Bull Dog Club of America 1897.