Now that the first wave of the pandemic is beginning to recede in some areas, people are waking up to the fact that a family pet or a companion pet for singles is one of the best and most therapeutic ideas around. During the long and lonely bouts of isolation that everyone has just endured, and that many people must still endure for a while longer, and with the fact that medical science is now hinting that the new coronavirus may be making several more guest appearances next winter and beyond, isn’t it time you considered having a pet dog to help bring some peace of mind and to improve your self image and spirit? There’s nothing on this earth that is more comforting than the soulful look of your dog as it gazes up at you, thanking you for every pat on the head and every bowl of food and water. They jump on your lap and slobber all over your face, and that’s the kind of wonderful tactile feeling everyone needs during this time of troubling medical crisis.
But let’s not be happy with just any old dog breed.
If you’re in a position to get a dog for your household, whether it holds many or just yourself, one of the best breeds to begin your canine love affair with is the French bulldog. This small, pudgy-faced, rascal has become one of Europe’s best loved breeds and is skyrocketing in popularity here in the United States as well.
Here are just a few of the reasons the French bulldog is the right kind of dog for your situation, whatever it may be right now or become later.
It’s small, but not too small
Standing about a foot and a half tall when fully grown, the French bull has a squat muscular build that in no way resembles a Mexican hairless or any other lap dog breed. The French bull was originally bred to nose out and destroy vermin on French farms — so it’s a working dog, and it has the nobility of spirit and self confidence of a much larger animal. If you live in an apartment, this is just the right sized dog for you. It’s very comfortable living in close quarters. Before taking walks, make sure you know what is the best choice between a collar or a harness, depending on the situation.
It’s good with kids
Not a sensitive or snappish breed, the French bulldog is friendly and accommodating — especially with young children. A great clown, it will play fetch and tug of war for hours on end with anyone at any time. It’s very curious and assertive, and not afraid to nose around a toy chest or blunder into a Lego landscape. And it’s very loyal to family members. Once it bonds with someone it will never go back on them.
Easy to housebreak, the French bulldog is shorthaired and can be curry combed once a week to insure a complete lack of fur on the carpeting and furniture. That’s why it’s an ideal dog to snuggle up with on the couch or even in bed at night!