English bulldog: Initially bred for bullfighting in 13th-century England, they transformed from fighters to lovers by 1800s. AKC recognized in 1866.
French bulldogs: Originated in England in the 1800s, beloved by lace makers, moved to France during the Industrial Revolution, popular in Paris.
Frenchies & English Bulldogs look alike but differ in size. Frenchies are 11-13" tall, under 28lbs, with fewer wrinkles. Both have short coats.
English bulldog: trademark chops hanging from both sides. French bulldog: large bat ears standing straight up. Unique traits!
Low-maintenance dogs: French bulldog is safer (less shedding), brush weekly. English bulldog sheds more, brush 2-3 times/week, more wrinkles to clean.
English bulldogs: loyal but stubborn; trainable. French bulldogs: playful but may not be good with small children; aim to please but need socialization.
Bulldog & Frenchie: Prone to weight gain & overheating. Careful diet, exercise, indoor activity in heat. Bulldogs: Hip issues. Frenchies: Eye problems.
Consider French/English bulldogs as pets. They're lovable but have different traits & costs. Rescue options available too. Adopt if not a match.