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French Bulldogs

Best dogs ever

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by Anonymousreply 163Last Saturday at 4:45 AM

They are adorable but they fart a lot.

by Anonymousreply 111/27/2016

They also can't breathe, and many suffer badly. They should no longer be bred. Avoid.

by Anonymousreply 211/27/2016

Cute

by Anonymousreply 311/27/2016

Tend to have hip and back issues, which often require expensive therapy; also painful for the dog.

by Anonymousreply 411/27/2016

What do you think of labradoodles? Are they a bad idea because of lack of AKC recognition?

by Anonymousreply 511/27/2016

Huge status symbol in the OC... or at least they were 6-7 years ago. They were also the logo of Abercrombie & Fitch's defunct upscale clothing brand, Ruehl No.925.

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by Anonymousreply 611/27/2016

Tragically inbred (like a lot of pure breeds). Don't abet these malpractices.

Rescue a mutt instead.

by Anonymousreply 711/27/2016

Hump day

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by Anonymousreply 812/20/2016

I hate these dogs. I can't wait until they go out of style, like Corgies before them.

by Anonymousreply 912/20/2016

So cute

by Anonymousreply 1012/20/2016

Those faces

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by Anonymousreply 1112/21/2016

Annoying as fuck when they're puppies.

by Anonymousreply 1212/21/2016

Nasty fuckers if you ask me.

by Anonymousreply 1312/21/2016

I roast them like suckling pigs.

by Anonymousreply 1412/21/2016

Rightly so, R14!

by Anonymousreply 1512/22/2016

My neighbor has one. It's obnoxious and never stops barking. I hear it barking at 5am and all her lights are out.

by Anonymousreply 1612/22/2016

Sweet pumpkins

by Anonymousreply 1712/22/2016

Dashing through the snow

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by Anonymousreply 1801/12/2017

Boomer and Brinkley

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by Anonymousreply 1901/18/2017

FUGLY!

I never get the appeal of ugly dogs...and I LOVE dogs.

by Anonymousreply 2001/18/2017

They have a punchable face .. I never would, but they look punchable.

by Anonymousreply 2101/18/2017

Too cute

by Anonymousreply 2201/18/2017

They're adorable AF, but they can suffer from a multitude of health issues.

by Anonymousreply 2301/18/2017

They are cute but can't breed/reproduce without human assistance.

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by Anonymousreply 2401/18/2017

Dashboard

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by Anonymousreply 2503/04/2017

Massage

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by Anonymousreply 2603/31/2017

Gangsta

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by Anonymousreply 2703/31/2017

Every time I go to pet one, it surrenders immediately. Of course I am German.

by Anonymousreply 2803/31/2017

I would never own a French bulldog, they're gassy and have to be regularly fingerbanged.....no thanks.

by Anonymousreply 2903/31/2017

Spa Day

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by Anonymousreply 3004/17/2017

I love Frenchies & Boston Terriers.

by Anonymousreply 3104/17/2017

I love them too. They remind me of LIZA. Far apart eyes.

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by Anonymousreply 3204/17/2017

So cute

by Anonymousreply 3304/17/2017

French Bulldogs are horribly inbred and an unhealthy creation.

It is the height of human selfishness that we did this to this poor creature because we decided that this unhealthy state looked "cute".

by Anonymousreply 3404/17/2017

They're inbred in the USA by thoughtless money grubbing Americans. If Amerkicans would introduce more European lines there would be no problem.

by Anonymousreply 3504/17/2017

A friend of mine dropped $1500 on one these critters. His wife just HAD to have one-just like she just HAD to have a BMW X5 and a Wolf range that she never goes near (we're talking about residents of a certain notorious N. Cal. county here). The dog is wheezy, unfriendly and yappy, and generates more dung than a pony. I just don't get the appeal. And doesn't their extreme body density render them unable to swim?

I'm a poodle lover-from toys to standards. They've never been fashionable again since their heyday and that's fine with me. And all Poo's are great swimmers, no danger of finding your mega-buck status symbol swirling around the skimmer.

I can live with typical middle-class status sucking, but bristle when it's extended to children and animals as life-style accessories.

by Anonymousreply 3604/17/2017

Cute but definitely not the best dog ever. There are breeds that live longer, cost less, and are more intelligent.

by Anonymousreply 3704/17/2017

Are they related to pugs? I'd take either of those over an English bulldog, which is the ugliest pooch on the earth.

by Anonymousreply 3804/17/2017

[quote]-just like she just HAD to have a BMW X5 and a Wolf range that she never goes near

What's a wolf range?

by Anonymousreply 3904/17/2017

Before the DL pounces on you, R39 (hehe).

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by Anonymousreply 4004/17/2017

I have a friend who claims to have a French bulldog but in reality it is a Boston bulldog mix, complete with Boston bulldog black and white coloring.

by Anonymousreply 4104/17/2017

[quote]Before the DL pounces on you, [R39] (hehe).

Why should they pounce on me?

by Anonymousreply 4204/17/2017

Wrong R38, pugs are the ugliest dog on the planet. Pugs are so genetically deformed that they have no snout and can hardly run, and that more ethical breeders are trying to replace them with a breed called retromop. But people like you have no concept of cruelty to animals and will still want a pug.

by Anonymousreply 4304/17/2017

[quote]But people like you have no concept of cruelty to animals and will still want a pug.

God knows why, they're disgusting.

Owners are obsessed with them. YUCK!

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by Anonymousreply 4404/17/2017

[quote] Why should they pounce on me?

You're adorable, R39.

I'm off to fry up some Easter ham and maybe have a milk punch or two. Join me?

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by Anonymousreply 4504/17/2017

Pugs are cute, certainly more so than English bulldogs. Plus they don't slobber.

by Anonymousreply 4604/17/2017

Pugs have sweet dispositions at least. They're all unhealthy breeds though.

by Anonymousreply 4704/17/2017

r47 All of the brachycephalic breeds are exceptionally unhealthy, even for purebreds. They're popular in no small part because the vet industry loves them because they are a good revenue stream (as are all purebreds, especially in North America).

by Anonymousreply 4804/17/2017

Perhaps, but no man with an ounce of masculine pride can have a poodle

by Anonymousreply 4904/17/2017

..but they can own a French Bulldog, R49? I think your teapot stance is cutting off the circulation to your diaphanous little hands.

Standard poodles are practical and intelligent hunting dogs. And the little guys are comedians and diligent guardians. Your attitude is as outdated as French Bulldogs are silly and problematic. My last toy poodle travelled the country with me, swam in The Great Salt Lake, and rode around my neighborhood in my big, bad, standard shift Ford F-250. Hint: a Honda Ridgeline IS NOT a truck.

Ounce of pride? I have pounds of the stuff. It's just not projected through my dogs.

by Anonymousreply 5004/17/2017

I have two Cavalier King Charles spaniels, and THEY are the cutest dogs ever.

by Anonymousreply 5104/17/2017

My friend bought one for $4000! Now that it's 2 years old, it's alot bigger than most French bulldogs I've seen.

by Anonymousreply 5204/17/2017

Such a gay breed.

by Anonymousreply 5304/17/2017

Ugly, stupid, extremely unhealthy breeds. Not cuddly, not fun, not athletic, useless. I don't see the appeal at all. Get a cat instead. Even a pitbull is preferable to these alien-looking things.

Pugs are hardly any better.

by Anonymousreply 5404/17/2017

Frau dogs. I've seen more of these ugly little toadies hanging off of women's chests in baby carriers than any other breed of dog. Having read the comments, now I know that's because they can't walk without having some sort of asthma attack and keeling over.

Give me a Corgi any day.

by Anonymousreply 5504/17/2017

Cutest dogs ever

by Anonymousreply 5604/17/2017

Get a mutt.

by Anonymousreply 5704/17/2017

Diaper

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by Anonymousreply 5806/04/2017

I dated a guy who had a Standard Poodle. That was one of the most awesome dogs I have ever encountered - smart AF, loyal, loving, and super protective.

by Anonymousreply 5906/04/2017

This is the next dog I would love to rescue. Two of my besties have french bulldogs, and I am in love with their demeanor.

by Anonymousreply 6006/04/2017

Massage

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by Anonymousreply 6101/02/2018

So many misinformed prisspots on this thread. Yeah, they do bark if you leave them alone as they're social in the extreme and need companionship so a Frenchie alone in the backyard for hours is stupid.

Like any breed they can have health issues so its up to the potential owner to seek out and vet good breeders. Those who don't encourage poor and sometimes tragic breeding.

I like them for many reasons - probably most because they have big dog personality, they're smart and communicate well and not much grooming required.

by Anonymousreply 6201/02/2018

The gays love Frenchies.

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by Anonymousreply 6301/02/2018

Encore

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by Anonymousreply 6401/02/2018

I think they're adorable but i'm partial to their cousins - the Boston Terrier.

by Anonymousreply 6501/05/2018

cute boy next door has one.

he surrenders his butt to me and longs for deep scratches. sooo cute.

the dog, alas...

love his meaty back and rear.

dogs is better than humans!!

by Anonymousreply 6601/05/2018

Uh, dude...

by Anonymousreply 6701/05/2018

Rat Terriers are better.

by Anonymousreply 6801/05/2018

They’re cute, but extremely willful.

Every time I see one, either the dog or the human is struggling to get the other to go where it wants. I’ve never seen one just trotting alongside a human. It looks like a constant battle.

by Anonymousreply 6901/05/2018

R98, Corgies have 'been in style' for well nigh 4,000 years. They're one of the world's oldest breeds of dogs. I find them intelligent and friendly, but only to those who they deem equally so. A very discerning animal. This is why they shit all over the queen's rooms.

by Anonymousreply 7001/05/2018

That would be R9, not R98. I'll be sure to post an anti-corgi post when the thread gets there, just to make myself look clairvoyant.

by Anonymousreply 7101/05/2018

A somewhat masculine small dog a guy can have without people sneering.

by Anonymousreply 7201/05/2018

These things are *hideous*. A pox on most of their owners, for getting a dog because the breed is trendy.

by Anonymousreply 7301/05/2018

They are hugely popular in cities and with millennials and Gen Z

by Anonymousreply 7401/05/2018

They're popular in cities. Period. Good apt-sized dog with big dog personality.

by Anonymousreply 7501/05/2018

I want to be a part of it...

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by Anonymousreply 7601/05/2018

These dogs suffer greatly from the over-breeding done to satisfy arbitrary standards. They suffer. Too much weight up front. The snout has been bred away. They often struggle to breathe.

If you buy one, you are just as guilty as the asshole who bred it.

by Anonymousreply 7701/05/2018

Farty, gassy, nasty dogs, all have cataracts and google eyes when they get older. I really hope these overbred Gollum dogs go our style soon. Other breeds of small dogs, such as terriers, are so much nicer.

by Anonymousreply 7801/05/2018

All purebreds have healthissues. Ridiculous to state the entire breed suffers.

by Anonymousreply 7901/05/2018

From Wikipedia:

"French bulldogs frequently require artificial insemination, and caesarean section to give birth, with over 80% of litters delivered this way. As well, many French bulldog stud dogs are incapable of naturally breeding. This is because French Bulldogs have very slim hips, making the male unable to mount the female to reproduce naturally. Typically, breeders must undertake artificial insemination of female dogs. Female French bulldogs can also suffer from erratic or 'silent' heats, which may be a side effect of thyroid disease or impaired thyroid function."

When you buy a French bulldog, these are the activities you encourage and support. Stop it.

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by Anonymousreply 8001/05/2018

i LOVE Frenchies have loved the for years, also LOVE Cavalier King Charles spaniels.

When a stranger asks me if I got my dig at a shelter ( and why not) I always ask them if their kid is adopted, and why not....

by Anonymousreply 8101/05/2018

I want one SO bad. They have fun personalities, they're lazy and don't require a lot of exercise, they're small, fairly quiet and great for apartments. They can also stay home for a bit without going crazy, unlike many other smaller dogs.

by Anonymousreply 8201/05/2018

Oh and btw, Pugs are overrated. I'd much rather get a French Bulldog.

by Anonymousreply 8301/05/2018

[Quote]Other breeds of small dogs, such as terriers, are so much nicer.

Are you kidding me?! Terriers are fucking awful, they pee everywhere and they bark.. A LOT. They go crazy and can destroy your home if you leave them alone for a few hours. Very few of the small dog breeds can stay at home alone, King Charles, Pugs and French Bulldogs are among those that can.

by Anonymousreply 8401/05/2018

I'm not going out with any guy who has a small terrier - no way. French bulldog, no problem. They're smart and good fun.

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by Anonymousreply 8501/05/2018

Terriers are feminine

by Anonymousreply 8601/05/2018

jack and russell have a bone to pick with you, R86

by Anonymousreply 8701/05/2018

I have a frenchie who is the sweetest, most loving dog I've ever had.

by Anonymousreply 8801/05/2018

Most French bulldogs actually don't bark much at all. When they want something, they tend to whine over barking.

by Anonymousreply 8901/05/2018

R88 was your Frenchie hyper as puppy? Husbear brought home a puppy who's now 16 weeks and he's driving us nuts with his energy. When do these dogs transform to couch huggers?

by Anonymousreply 9001/05/2018

We have a 6 month old Frenchton (French bulldog/Boston Terrier mix) he goes from hyper terror 1 minute to loving cuddler the next. When he's good he's really good, but when he gets his mind set on something there is almost no stopping him

by Anonymousreply 9101/05/2018

My ex has one of these. The poor thing is like retarded, and can't breathe. It wheezes and pants just going up my front steps.

We always had labs as kids, from a particular bloodline of a local breeder. Literally every single one of them died of cancer at 6-8 years old. When I was a freshman in college, I ended up in possession of a baby black lab/boxer mix that a friends dog had birthed and had been brought back due to whatever stupid reason people bring back dogs (moved, kids, etc.). I'll be damned if that wasn't the healthiest dog I've ever had; she lived to 18 years old and other than arthritis in her last 3 years, never had health issues. Never needed so much as a teeth cleaning. She finally had a heart issue and had to be put down but that really convinced me that purebreds are inherently unhealthy. I have never gotten a purebred dog since then, and my current one, who looks like a golden retriever but is smaller, is the smartest, most loyal dog I've ever had. Meanwhile, my cousin continues to buy labs from the breeder, who all die at less than 10 years. Her current one just had a bout of throat cancer. It really is criminal the way that these breeders mate dogs with their puppies in order to preserve the "bloodline" and it's criminal that idiots like my family keep spending $1500-2500 buying dogs from them.

by Anonymousreply 9201/05/2018

French Bulldogs are the best! I have shown them, as a hobby, and ours are always pets first and foremost. I belong to a regional breed club, help in Frenchie Rescue, & am very active in breed education. Because they've become so popular, there are sadly alot of unscrupulous breeders and puppy mills pumping out sick & congenitally messed up puppies with health & behavioural issues. They are a fun breed, very people oriented, and although there are alot of potential health issues, ethical & responsible breeders thoroughly research & health-test to improve the health of the breed. If Frenchies were a complete genetic nightmare, there wouldn't be nearly as many living to 14 or more, and there are alot of dedicated people doing everything they can to reduce health issues. If anyone considers getting one, always do your homework to make sure you're getting your dog from the right people. There are pros & cons to every breed or mixed breed of dog. Everyone has different tastes in dogs, and there is a breed for everyone. I like them for many reasons, a big one being because they are joyful, silly, not frou-frou, compact but sturdy. They're called the 'clowns of the dog world', and they are also well suited to city living, and don't require tons of excerise.

by Anonymousreply 9301/05/2018

So r98 at what age do they start to calm down?

by Anonymousreply 9401/05/2018

can someone answer before R98 I don't want to wait another 3 replies to get the answer

by Anonymousreply 9501/05/2018

Frenchies are the perfect dogs for meth addicts. The can leave them unattended for days....

by Anonymousreply 9601/05/2018

Retarded? It’s not 1965 anymore

by Anonymousreply 9701/06/2018

Corgis suck

by Anonymousreply 9801/06/2018

May the Fourth

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by Anonymousreply 9905/04/2018

Cute

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by Anonymousreply 10012/31/2018

Sweet

by Anonymousreply 10112/31/2018

Boss

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by Anonymousreply 10202/01/2019

Sweetie

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by Anonymousreply 10302/07/2019

Their assholes are always exposed.

by Anonymousreply 10402/07/2019

They require surgery to breath properly. It's cruel to keep breeding them like that.

by Anonymousreply 10502/07/2019

Yeah, but OP:

They hate Americans, and they never bathe.

by Anonymousreply 10602/07/2019

They hump a lot

by Anonymousreply 10702/08/2019

LOL @ R81 (great response!!!). Also A D O R E Cavalier King Charles!!

I think these dogs are cute, but they are so stanky!!!! Also don't love corgis... for some reason they remind me of midgets-- just totally disproportionate.

by Anonymousreply 10802/08/2019

How bigoted r81. Ignorant

by Anonymousreply 10902/08/2019

I think R81's response is great!

by Anonymousreply 11002/08/2019

Every time I see a French bulldog, either it’s pulling its human or its human is pulling IT. They are adorable but seem very willful and stubborn.

by Anonymousreply 11102/08/2019

Yorkies are the cutest dogs evah!

by Anonymousreply 11202/08/2019

Tug of war

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by Anonymousreply 11303/08/2019

Adorable but I’d prefer people get rescues instead of spending $1400 on a puppy who will have health problems down the road.

by Anonymousreply 11403/08/2019

Sweet

by Anonymousreply 11503/08/2019

Self love

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by Anonymousreply 11603/26/2019

I like Em. I also like Boston’s and dachshunds

by Anonymousreply 11703/26/2019

They're adorable, but they die so young--younger than most other breeds of dog.

by Anonymousreply 11803/26/2019

Boston’s are just as cute and live longer.

by Anonymousreply 11903/26/2019

My friend has a brown standard poodle, and that is the most awesome dog I've ever been around. I love him.

by Anonymousreply 12003/26/2019

Dogs are wonderful

by Anonymousreply 12103/26/2019

the back/hip doctor bills can be horrid

by Anonymousreply 12203/26/2019

I hated pugs until my sister got one. He's adorable beyond belief. He has a beautiful face unlike some of them though.

by Anonymousreply 12303/27/2019

Mood

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by Anonymousreply 12405/24/2019

'We just want her home' | Multiple French Bulldogs vanish in Charlotte neighborhood

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by Anonymousreply 12505/24/2019

Sad

by Anonymousreply 12605/24/2019

Standoff

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by Anonymousreply 12707/19/2019

Whitney

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by Anonymousreply 12808/11/2019

Espooky

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by Anonymousreply 12909/03/2019

Lilly

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by Anonymousreply 13001/05/2020

If you see a man walking a French Bulldog there is a 99.9% chance that he is gay.

by Anonymousreply 13101/05/2020

John Mulaney, the 0.01 percent

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by Anonymousreply 13201/05/2020

So cute

by Anonymousreply 13301/05/2020

[quote]If you see a man walking a French Bulldog there is a 99.9% chance that he is gay.

Jeremy Renner has been photographed walking a few of these, so there is eveidence to support your theory.

by Anonymousreply 13401/05/2020

Not a fan because this breed popularized the habit of using dog strollers on public sidewalks. I've had yorkies for years and have had to use a bag when traveling but they could handle walking several blocks without sounding like a 250lb smoker.

All of the designer mutt breeds are mistakes, hell even the original breeder of the Labradoodle regrets his work because of how improperly educated and greedy breeders knowing nothing about genetics and behavior have created a large problem with this breed. And anyone who breeds for deformity because its 'cute' is an asshole.

by Anonymousreply 13501/05/2020

Dog strollers are so 2012

by Anonymousreply 13601/05/2020

Get it, dawg!

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by Anonymousreply 13702/24/2020

Talking

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by Anonymousreply 13803/23/2020

Bump

by Anonymousreply 13903/24/2020

Well, Frenchies are still MUCH more beautiful than uglies, aggressive and crazy American staffs

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by Anonymousreply 14003/24/2020

Oh my

by Anonymousreply 14103/24/2020

That's the only breed I saw in Provincetown MA when I visited one day!

by Anonymousreply 14203/24/2020

So cute

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by Anonymousreply 14304/04/2020

They are cute but look like they probably can't breath properly like pugs.

by Anonymousreply 14404/04/2020

Their average life expectancy is among the shortest for small dogs: only seven years.

by Anonymousreply 14504/04/2020

That makes me sad, bro. 😢

by Anonymousreply 14604/05/2020

I’d adopt a mutt if I were looking for a dog but I prefer Shibas or a Bichon

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by Anonymousreply 14704/05/2020

Do French Bulldogs come with recipes?

Wuhan Wet Market customer

by Anonymousreply 14804/05/2020

Stop 🛑

by Anonymousreply 14904/05/2020

Twenty years ago, I thought they were adorable. Today, not so much. Now Mini- Australian Shepherds, those are really cute- I don't know now, but when they were first introduced, they were only breeding the runts, unlike Mini Huskies, who introduced the Pomeranian into their breeding.

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by Anonymousreply 15004/05/2020

French Bulldogs > those dogs in r150.

by Anonymousreply 15104/05/2020

Cockapoos are best.

by Anonymousreply 15204/05/2020

R151 is correct

by Anonymousreply 15304/05/2020

Mitts are the beat I love how as they grow up they end up with surprise features. And they’re much healthier

by Anonymousreply 15404/05/2020

Another vote for Corgies! Corgies are CUTE!

by Anonymousreply 15504/05/2020

Hair don’t

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by Anonymousreply 15604/10/2020

Diapers

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by Anonymousreply 15705/01/2020

Hehe

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by Anonymousreply 15807/11/2020

Most French bulldogs actually don't bark much at all

That's because they might pass out since they can't breathe. Even my Shih Tzu can breathe better.

by Anonymousreply 15907/11/2020

My little dream dog. I want a French Bulldog.

by Anonymousreply 16007/13/2020

Biscuits

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by Anonymousreply 161Last Friday at 6:43 AM

The guy across the street from me has a giant black poodle that is gussied up all the time like a demented topiary. It's hilarious to watch him walk his dog and watch the pom poms on the dog's back and head bounce around.

by Anonymousreply 162Last Friday at 6:56 AM

Miss you

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by Anonymousreply 163Last Saturday at 4:45 AM
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