1 The French Bulldog is a small, active and muscular dog with heavy bone and smooth coat.
2 This breed is known for its wrinkly, smushed face and bat-like ears. Both my puppies are very attentive.
3 Here's Creme Brulee's profile. It is easy to see the well-loved wrinkles between her eyes and nose.
4 Creme Brûlée seems to like to show off her pretty face - she sat quite still for these snapshots.
5 Creme Brûlée is a very sweet and loving puppy.
6 This is Bete Noire. Her "color" coat is called brindle. Other colors include fawn, tan, or white with brindle patches.
7 Bete Noire also likes to show off her big bat-like ears.
8 Frenchies have broad and deep chests with the front being wider than the back, forming a pear shape.
9 In 2014, the French Bulldog was among the top most popular breeds in both the United States and the United Kingdom, and continues to be very well-loved today.
10 The Frenchie should have soft, loose skin especially around the head and shoulders. The head should be large, square and with the distinctive groove between their eyes.
11 On this chilly, windy May day, I made sure the puppies wore something to keep their young bodies warm - Frenchies have only a single short coat, so they do get cold more often than double coated breeds.
12 Frenchies are also very playful - in fact, they have been referred to as "clown dogs" for their fun loving and vivacious personalities. They also have calm, gentle natures.
13 With toys all around, Bete Noire decided the most fun was this wash cloth.
14 In fact, Bete Noire and Creme Brûlée both wanted to play with it - of course, at the exact same time.
15 "Come and get it, Creme Brûlée."
16 Round two - Creme Brûlée tries to get the towel from underneath.
17 A tactic that got her caught underneath.
18 At 20-weeks old, these puppies still have a lot to learn. They are very curious, confident, but careful and calm.
19 French Bulldog puppies are especially frisky and tug-of-war between the dogs is a great game.
20 It is great exercise for young puppies as well as dogs.
21 Generally, a French Bulldog is about 11 to 12 inches tall. Males weigh 20 to 28 pounds, while females 16 to 24 pounds when full grown.
22 Here, Bete Noire is exhibiting a "play bow" - front legs out in front and chest low to the ground, with rear end up. It's a dog’s way of inviting friendly play.
23 Or, in this case, a warning of a cover up.
24 Very little grooming is needed for a Frenchie, but mine are brushed daily and inspected for ticks after every walk.
25 When it comes to training, French bulldogs can be a little stubborn, but they respond very well to positive reinforcement techniques.
26 Frenchies, as they are affectionately called, are the result of a 19th century cross between English bulldog ancestors and ratters from France. The breed is now categorized in the American kennel Club's Non-Sporting Group.
27 The French bulldog is a pleasant, easy to care for companion dog that is alert, and enthusiastic without being loud and yappy; however, it is not a breed to be ignored - it also needs proper leadership and training.
28 Like most other dogs breeds, French Bulldogs don't like to be left alone for long periods of time. This court yard is right outside my kitchen, so there is always someone nearby to keep an eye on these inquisitive young canines.
29 Despite a sad expression, the French Bulldog is comical, entertaining, and dependably amiable. The puppies make everyone laugh here at the farm.
30 These puppies play hard and rest hard. I think the girls are ready for their afternoon nap.