Popular Dog Breeds: French Bulldogs

About the French Bulldog: 

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Agador Male French Bulldog

Each bolded word below is a reason for why a French Bulldog is a popular breed and each paragraph below goes into further detail on that reason. This post also shows the history of the French Bulldog breed.


French Bulldogs are among the 10 most popular dog breeds (2016), along with the poodle, the boxer, the Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie), and a few others. French Bulldogs are a popular dog breed because they are low maintenance breed, they are a small dog breed, everyone loves a cute flat faced dog, and Frenchies are taking over Instagram which makes it hard to escape their cuteness.

Low – Maintenance 

French Bulldogs are a low maintenance breed. Just make sure that your frenchie’s wrinkles are dry and free moisture, in order to keep them clean. But every dog needs to bath and groomed a least every few months (depending on the breed.)

Frenchies a small dog breed

Frenchies are a small dog breed, that is what makes the French Bulldog the perfect “hand bag” dog. Because of there size they are perfect for people who live in apartments or in the city.

Who doesn’t love a cute flat faced dog breed?

Everyone loves flat faced dog breeds such as, the pug, the english bulldog, the Boston terrier, and of course the French Bulldog. Although many people love the flat faced breeds,  a dog’s flat face can lead to respiratory (breathing) problems.

French Bulldogs have taken over the “dog side” of Instagram.

They have really taken over Instagram with their cuteness.

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Blue Female French bulldog

French Bulldogs, pugs, and dachshunds are all over Instagram. Manny the Frenchie has 1 million Instagram followers! Sir Charles Barkley has 488k followers!

History

You might thing the french bulldog comes from France, but it actually comes from England.

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed this post on French Bulldogs and their popularity.

Sources:

http://fox17online.com/2017/03/21/akc-releases-2016-most-popular-dog-breeds/

http://nypost.com/2014/02/02/french-bulldog-gaining-popularity-in-the-city/

AKC

Links to learn more:

Breed History

http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/french-bulldog/

http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/french-bulldog#/slide/1

http://www.adoptapet.com/s/adopt-a-french-bulldog

http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/dogs-101/videos/french-bulldog/

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The Dogist

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 1. @TheDogist

The Dogist is an Instagram that posts about 3 dog photos a day. The dog photos are based in New York but he sometimes goes to other places too. This is the Instagram account that inspired my account @thetweendogist

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What are the qualities of a perfect animal photo?

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As you know we love animals. We take photos of them to share our love for them. That’s why The Tween Dogist Instagram was created. We take photos of your pet(s) for memories that will last forever. Each moment caught on camera is a permanent memory, but just a instant of that memory.

That’s the main reason why we take photos of our pets. That’s this blog post was created to show you the qualities of a perfect pet photo.

Photo Quality


Quality is what matters most while taking the photo.

Make sure you photo is not blurry. If it’s blurry because that’s how it focuses then that’s fine. I suggest using a professional camera if you want it to be the best quality possible.

The Pet’s Body Positioning


It definitely matters what the pet’s body position is. If the pet was turned around that probably wouldn’t be the best photo possible, because you can’t see it’s facial expression. Facial expressions are important in photos because they show how that pet feels in that instant. So, if the pet was facing you then you can see how the pet feels in that instant, are they excited, are they a bit scared.

Get Down to Your Pet’s Level


If you get down to your pets level you will probably have a better photo than if you are standing and taking a photo them.

For example

This is a picture of Isabella while I’m standing

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And this is a photo of her when I’m at her level

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See, when you are at the dog’s level you get a better photo with more detail. It also doesn’t look like you are looking down at your pet.

Know the qualities of a perfect photo? Now you can learn how to take the perfect photo of your pet (I used a dog as an example) by reading this post “How to take the best dog photos.”

Thanks for reading

– @thetweendogist

 

 

Interesting Dog Facts

 

  1. Dogs were first domesticated from wolves over about 10,000 years ago.
  2. The Basenji is a African dog breed that doesn’t bark it yodels.
  3. An adult dog has 42 teeth which is 10 more than that of humans.
  4. Dogs can register high-pitched of about 35,000 Hz.
  5. Your average dog’s nose is tens of thousands of times as sensitive to odors as yours.
  6. More than 5 million puppies are born in the United States yearly.
  7. Japanese Chins and Pekingese were so revered in the ancient Far East that they were given servants to wait on them and were always carried. They were also even honored in temples.
  8. Ancient Egyptians revered their dogs as much as their cats. When a pet dog would pass away, the owners shaved off the eyebrows, put mud in their fur, and performed a ritual for days to honor them.
  9. Boxers were named for how they appear to be boxing, by moving their front paws when playing.
  10. There are more than 150 dog breeds, divided into 8 classes: sporting, hound, working, terrier, toy, non-sporting, herding, and miscellaneous.
  11. About 1/3 of the dogs that are surrendered to animal shelters are purebred dogs.
  12. Dogs may not have as many taste buds as we do (they have about 1,700 on their tongues, while we humans have about 9,000), but that doesn’t mean they’re not discriminating eaters. They have over 200 million scent receptors in their noses (we have only 5 million) so it’s important that their food smells good and tastes good.
  13. Did you know that Toto’s role is wizard of OZ is played by a female dog, and so the Taco Bell Chihuahua?
  14. If a dog isn’t spayed or neutered, a female dog, her mate and their offspring can product 67,000 dogs in 6 years.
  15. Dogs have sweat glands in between their paws.
  16. Dogs have three eyelids. The third lid, called a nictitating membrane or “haw,” keeps the eye lubricated and protected
  17. The most dogs ever owned by one person were 5,000 Mastiffs owned by Kublai Khan.
  18. French poodles did not originate in France but in Germany (“poodle” comes from the German pudel or pudelhund, meaning “splashing dog”).
  19. Dalmatians are completely white at birth.
  20. The most popular dog breed in Canada, U.S., and Great Britain is the Labrador retriever.
  21. Dogs with big, square heads and large ears (like the Saint Bernard) are the best at hearing subsonic sounds.
  22. Dogs have a wet nose to collect more of the tiny droplets of smelling chemicals in the air.
  23. Thirty percent of all Dalmatians are deaf in one or both ears.
  24. Because bulldogs have extremely short muzzles, many spend their lives fighting suffocation.
  25. Because Chihuahuas have such small skulls, the flow of spinal fluid can be restricted, causing hydrocephalus, a swelling of the brain.
  26. A group of pugs is called a “grumble.”
  27. One kind of Pekingese is referred to as a “sleeve” because it was bred to fit into a Chinese empress’ sleeves, which was how it was often carried around.
  28. Dogs are about as smart as a two- or three-year-old child. This means they can understand about 150-200 words, including signals and hand movements with the same meaning as words.
  29. The Beagle and Collie are the nosiest dogs, while the Akbash Dog and the Basenji are the quietest.
  30. The fastest dog breed is the greyhound.
  31. In general, smaller breeds live longer than larger breeds.
  32. More than half of all U.S. presidents have owned dogs.
  33. Dogs aren’t colorblind but their eyes don’t have receptors for red. They see in shades of black and white and also in shades of blue and yellow.
  34. Chow Chows are born with pink tongues, which turn blue-black at 8 to 10 weeks.
  35. Dogs who have been spayed or neutered live longer than intact dogs.
  36. The Norwegian Lundehund is the only dog with six toes on each foot.
  37. A dog’s average body temperature is 101.2 degrees.
  38. Paul McCartney of the Beatles recorded a high pitched whistle at the end of “A Day in the Life” for his dog.
  39. The Border Collie, Poodle and Golden Retriever are considered the world’s smartest dog breeds.
  40. The Chihuahua was named for the state in northwestern Mexico where they were discovered.
  41. A dog’s nose print is as unique as a human’s finger print and can be used to accurately identify them.
  42. More than 1 in 3 families in the United States owns a dog.
  43. Seventy percent of people sign their pets name on greeting/holiday cards.
  44. Dogs have twice as many ear muscles as people.
  45. The reason dogs curl up is because of an age-old instinct to keep themselves warm and to protect vital organs while they sleep.
  46. Dogs belong to Animalia Kingdom, Mammalia Class, Canidae family.
  47. Dogs eyes contain Tapetum Lucidum which is a special membrane, it helps dogs to see in the dark.
  48.  Dogs can detect lung cancer, low blood sugar,.
  49. A dog shaped building is present in NewZealand.

Sources:

Books

-Eyewitness Books DOGS

-Nation Geographic Kids: EVERYTHING DOGS

-DK Pockets: DOGS

– PBS Site

http://www.facts-about-dogs.info/Fun_Interesting_Dog_Facts.html

MSPCA

https://www.factretriever.com/dog-facts

https://www.care.com/c/stories/6094/101-facts-about-dogs-you-might-not-know/

http://www.spinfold.com/50-amazing-facts-about-dogs/

http://www.weirdfacts.com/en/animal-facts/2499-dog-facts.html

https://www.buzzfeed.com/kaelintully/o-yea-o-yea-o-yea-go-dogs-do-your-sweet-thaaang?utm_term=.nlMGJ35Ge#.olPonvQoR

My dog drawings

My dog drawings


I have done many dog drawings. Most of them I usually do with crayon.

Here are some of my dog drawings:

How I draw dogs:

Step 1. I search up a picture of the dog I want to draw. I usually draw dogs I’ve taken photos of for my instagram. The photo below is one that I’ve taken.

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Step 2. I first draw the dog with pencil

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Step 3. Then I color in with crayon

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Then it’s finished!

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Photography: Camera VS iPhone 6s

📸 Camera:

✅Pros

  • Great quality
  • Professional
  • Usually has more photo storage than an iPhone

❎Cons

  • Sometimes the photos get blurry when they are uploaded onto instagram
  • It is harder to hold a squeaky ball in one hand and a large camera in the other

    Dog photos I’ve taken with a Nikon camera:

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Phone:

✅Pros:

  • Great quality
  • More convenient weight wise

❎Cons:

  • Not professional
  • Photos take up way to much storage on the iPhone

Photos I’ve taken with my iPhone 6s

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I think personally it is easier for me to use my iPhone because I have it all the time with me and it is much lighter than a camera. 

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Oh Tiny Heart Pet Accessories ❤️

All photos below are taken by Oh Tiny Heart:

Oh Tiny Heart (OTH) is an online dog store where you can buy your pup a cute and stylish scarf. They also sell leashes and collars.

The Scarves

Photos by Oh Tiny Heart

OTH scarves come in all different colors and patterns. The designs are very unique.

I ordered a blue one called the ROBIN (yes I know I don’t have a dog yet, but still it was too cute and pretty not to purchase.)

The price for one scarf is between 19 to 48 dollars depending on which one you choose. There is free shipping in the US for orders over $150. Through it is a bit pricey the scarves are high quality, limited, and take time to make even through they are sewn with a machine. The handmade fringe ones are usually more money because that takes even more time.

The Collars and Leashes

Photos by Oh Tiny Heart

Oh Tiny Heart teamed up with Mattie + Margot and they now have collars and leashes available!

They currently have three different colors available: “Jade, Plum, and Sand”

Collars are $42, and leashes are $58.

All of there products are high quality, and beautiful.

Site: Oh Tiny Heart Shop

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Why I think non filtered photos are better

I like my photos to be natural. On my 3 Instagram accounts thetweendogistelittlelou, and Maltipoo_of_Manhattan I have only used filters or edited my photos a few times. 

Why?

Because I like to work off of natural light. Photos that are taken with a natural essence cannot really keep that natural feeling if filters are included. 

I don’t think that we need to use filters in our photos to make them look good. 

A natural photo with no filters to me would seem a bit more professional than one with filter(s). This is because a photographers best friend is natural light. 

 It may be necessary to brighten the photo if it is too dark. I once used a an editor to edit Bentley the standard poodle’s photo because at the angle that I took the photo there wasn’t enough light. 

I only use filters about 3 times on my private account, twice on my thetweendogist, and I haven’t created any posts yet on the last account. 

That’s I try to stray away from filters and editing apps.