They have small, bat-like ears, short faces with large mouths, and appear to be smiling.
They are also giant killers.
Yes, the French Bulldog has officially been named America’s Most Popular Dog Breed for 2022, according to data released by the American Kennel Club.
“Breaking over 30 years of top lab dog status is no easy feat,” said the AKC. announcement on wednesday. “The French are a smart, compact dog breed that can adapt to a variety of lifestyles, making them a great fit for people across the country.”
According to the AKC, which maintains data on national purebred registries, the French bulldog’s popularity has surged 1,000% over the past decade, rising from number 14 in 2012 to number one.
Louis Sosa, a French Bulldog breeder in Louisiana and a member of the French Bulldog Club of America since 1974, told BuzzFeed News: “I think COVID has helped increase the popularity of small, apartment-friendly dogs.”
“They are big dogs in a small dog package,” he added. “They think of themselves as big dogs.
But French popularity comes at a price.When the puppy price reaches her $5,000, the breed Preferred target for thieves Then resell the animals.flat Lady Gaga’s two French were stolen (and finally recovered) In a violent incident in 2021, her dog walker was shot. (Then the perpetrator is 21 years imprisonment sentence.)
Just last month, a 76-year-old French breeder was shot dead by thieves. Attempted sale in South Carolina.