We are all of us first and foremost long time lovers of the French Bulldog breed. Unfortunately, we are not alone in our affection for these intelligent and forthright little dogs, the last twenty years have seen an explosion in popularity in the breed. In the ten years between 1998 and 2008, the breed grew in numbers by 467%, earning them the dubious distinction of fastest growing breed in popularity in the entire American Kennel Club pantheon, and the pace of their popularity has hardly slackened in the years since. By 2011, the French Bulldog was the 18th most popular breed in the United States, according to the AKC.
With that growing popularity has come a corresponding increase in the number of French Bulldogs shunted off into rescue, in numbers so alarming that the French Bulldog rescue groups are finding themselves faced with the horrifying necessity of having to turn dogs away for lack of room, lack of resources, lack of prospective homes. The first group to have the door slammed in their faces were the French Bulldogs who were deemed to be too “difficult” to place, dogs too frightened, too poorly socialized, too distrustful, too dangerous, to find their way safely from the confusion and despair of homelessness to the sanctuary of rescue.
We try to take in any French Bulldog that needs our help, but these are the French Bulldogs who need our help the most.
(1) To rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome French Bulldogs in need.
(2) To promote programs that advance knowledge about, and responsible handling of, the French Bulldog breed.
Board of Directors:
Charlotte Creeley, Massachusetts, USA, President
David Berrey, New York, USA, Treasurer
Carol Gravestock, Ontario, CAN, Secretary