“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” – Ben Williams
Holy FRENCHIES! My studio became Disneyland for me when Lisa Ethridge, DVM came in with her French Bulldog puppies, and their dad, for a studio photoshoot. To quote my favorite movie Spinal Tap, my happiness level went up to ’11’. I swear you probably heard me laughing and giggling all the way in California. These sweet angels are from Dr. Lisa’s French Bulldog family. She breeds Frenchies and each year we’ve been talking about doing these photos for her and gosh, I’m so ecstatic that we finally got them in for a shoot! It was fun putting together these custom backdrops (standard with any baby, toddler or pet studio session). Thank you Dr. Lisa for bringing in these little pieces of heaven!
About the French Bulldog
The French Bulldog resembles a Bulldog in miniature, except for the large, erect “bat ears” that are the breed’s trademark feature. The head is large and square, with heavy wrinkles rolled above the extremely short nose. The body beneath the smooth, brilliant coat is compact and muscular.
The bright, affectionate Frenchie is a charmer. Dogs of few words, Frenchies don’t bark much—but their alertness makes them excellent watchdogs. They happily adapt to life with singles, couples, or families, and do not require a lot of outdoor exercise. They get on well with other animals and enjoy making new friends of the human variety. It is no wonder that city folk from Paris to Peoria swear by this vastly amusing and companionable breed.
The breed is popular as a pet; in 2018, they were the most popular registered dog in the United Kingdom, and in the U.S., the fourth-most popular AKC-registered dog breed. They were rated the third-most-popular dog in Australia in 2017. The French Bulldog also had 260 export pedigrees in the United Kingdom and a total of 36,785 of registered French Bulldogs in the United Kingdom in the past decade.