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The French Bulldog – so cute and loved!

Mary-Kate Olsen with her Frenchie

Mary-Kate Olsen with her Frenchie

The beloved French Bulldog was bred originally as a “Toy Bulldog”, a lapdog or companion for ladies. The French Bulldog is also known by the other names: Frenchie and Bouledogue Francais.

Hugh Jackman Peaches

Hugh Jackman & Peaches

Frenchies are very playful and affectionate. They are loyal, loving, and wonderful companion dogs. While good at alerting their owners to danger, their main role is that of lap warmer. The Frenchie requires minimal exercise and are indoor dogs, but require air conditioning in warm weather.

There are quite a few celebrities that are pet parents to French Bulldogs. One of our favorite pairings is Hugh Jackman and his French Bulldog Dali. We’ve previously highlighted Hugh scootering around with Dali and taking her to the gym.

Reese Witherspoon & Coco Chanel

Reese Witherspoon & Coco Chanel

Mario Lopez & Julio Cesar Chavez Lopez.

Mario Lopez & Julio Cesar Chavez.

Reese Witherspoon has a French Bulldog named Coco Chanel. Victoria and David Beckham have a French Bulldog named Scarlett (including 3 other dogs).

 

Mary-Kate Olsen with her french bulldog. Martha Stewart has 2 French Bulldogs – Francesca and Sharkey. Christina Ricci has a Frenchie named Ramon. Mario Lopez found the love of his life – a French bulldog named Julio Cesar Chavez Lopez.

Martha Stewart with

Martha Stewart & her Frenchies

Now there are also two Frenchies that are famous in their own right. Manny The Frenchie has over 600k followers on Instagram.

There’s also Trotter, The Hipster French Bulldog, that has over 200k Instagram followers.

Trotter

Trotter – The Hipster

We love Trotter’s super fashionable photos!

Grooming

Luckily, the Frenchie has a short coat so it doesn’t require much brushing, but skin folds should be frequently cleansed. In the summer, you should make sure your dog has adequate sun protection (See our article Sunscreen for Dogs – They Need Protection Too!)

Already a proud French Bulldog parent? Here are some links to products that are great for Frenchies. We’ll fill this list up as we find more cool products for Frenchies (feel free to suggest some!).

Products for French Bulldogs:

 

Labrador Retriever

Emily Blunt and her lab Finn

Emily Blunt & her lab “Finn”

We’re starting a new series of articles that are breed specific. Why? Dogsized is honing in on it’s name to give you content based on the “size” of your “dog”. We’re trying to get closer to your specific needs and figured we’d do some breed specific content. We’d greatly appreciate any input you have!!!

Jennifer Garner and her lab “Martha Stewart"

Jennifer Garner & her lab “Martha Stewart”

The Labrador Retriever is the #1 most popular dog in the U.S. according to the AKC. We just love the labs and think they’re one of the cutest. They’ve been featured in a number of movies, most notably “Marley”, in Marley and Me.

Labs are notorious swimmers, but what we didn’t know is that they have webbed toes and an otter-like tail that helps make them good swimmers. The tail also serves as rudder to help steer into the right direction.

According to Just Labradors, labs have a special hair coat which makes them waterproof. They have a double coat—the soft undercoat is weather-resistant and acts as an insulating layer that protects the dog from extreme cold, from getting wet, or from any type of terrain or ground cover while the dense straight outer coat is coarse reinforces the hair coat’s waterproof quality. The soft undercoat also allows the body’s natural oils to repel moisture.

Do you have a great story/stories to share about your lab? We’d love to hear them!

Does your lab have any favorite toys or other things? Please let us know!

Already a proud Labrador Retriever parent? Here are some links to products that are great for labs. We’ll fill this list up as we find more cool products for labs (feel free to suggest some!). I’m specifically wondering if there is a “tail guard” for coffee tables? With all that wagging, I’m sure there must be a lot of spillage.

Products for Labrador Retrievers:

Westminster Dog Show 2015 – Great Photos + More!

Best in Show - "Miss P", Beagle

Best in Show – “Miss P”, Beagle

The 2015 Westminster Dog Show was two days of fantastic top dogs and performance! “Ch Tashtins Lookin For Trouble” a.k.a. “Miss P,” a Beagle, won Best in Show at the 139th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. She beat out 192 breeds and nearly 3,000 competitors. Dogs from 15 countries and 48 U.S. states (excluding North Dakota and Idaho), competed for the prestigious title.

Dogsized was there to cover the show and we think all the dogs, owners, stylists and handlers were all winners! We took over 4,000 photos!!! So we’ve decided to showcase them, along with other dog photos, over the year as “Dog of the Day”. Join in on the fun and submit a photo of your dog to be “Dog of the Day”!

Check out some of our favorite photos from the 2015 Westminster Dog Show:

We’re also looking for great captions so let us know if you have any fun ideas!

The WKC Dog Show is considered to be the second-longest continuously running sporting event in the U.S., behind only the Kentucky Derby.

This year featured two new breeds, the Coton de Tulear and the Wirehaired Vizsla. The Coton de Tulear, aka the “Royal Dog of Madagascar”, is a hardy, sturdy small white companion dog. The Coton de Tulear is characterized by a natural long, white, cotton-like coat, rounded lively dark eyes, smile and witty personality. The Wirehaired Vizsla is a distinguished, versatile hunting dog of medium size, bred for substance and a dense wire amber-haired coat. Balanced in size and proportion, the Wirehaired Vizsla is robust and lean. They are considered to be excellent hunters, gentle and easily trained.

Check out last year’s amazing 2014 Westminster Dog Show photos.

Dogs of Glamour – Fabulous Dog Fashion

Dogs of GlamourEarlier this year, we discovered and fell in love with Dogs of Glamour dog fashion designs, especially their travel bags. The Dogs of Glamour Glam Tote Dog Carrier even made it on our Dogsized list of Top 5 FAA Approved Dog Carriers.

It was a pleasure to sit down with one of the founders, Christian Velasco, to learn more about this unique brand.

How did Dogs of Glamour get started?

Dogs of GlamourIn 2007, Chris Price and I (Christian Velasco) decided to start a hip pet boutique in Los Angeles, California named D.O.G (Dogs of Glamour) Pet Boutique. Our mission was to offer new trends and styles to pampering dog owners all around the world.

check-chain-harnessSoon it became one of the hottest places to shop for your dog. Celebrity clients like Paris Hilton, Anne Hathaway and Charlize Theron are D.O.G regulars. Even genuine princesses stopped by with their royal pups!

D.O.G was featured on countless TV segments like The Tonight Show, E! News and Good Morning America. With all this popularity, D.O.G still had one missing ingredient that many of our customers kept on asking for – our own collection of products.

Dogs of Glamour Classic Tote

In early 2013 D.O.G gave birth to a new line of designer pet products named Dogs of Glamour. The line premiered at SuperZoo with rave reviews! Having owned D.O.G. for over 7 years, we listened to clients and learned what was missing in the industry. Our line now features dog clothes, harnesses, carriers, beds, toys and rugs.

Launching Dogs of Glamour was a perfect fit to the retail business and so far has been a huge success. In the past year Dogs of Glamour has gained distribution in all of Europe and Russia, Japan and Korea.

Dogs of Glamour RugWhat’s the inspiration for your designs?

We create all of our designs by keeping a close eye on the latest trends and styles in the human fashion industry. Designers like Michael Kors and Kate Spade are a huge inspiration.

What are your most popular products?

Alexander-Black-Quilt-CarrierOur airline approve purse carriers are our best sellers. More and more dog owners are traveling with their pets, so these carriers are the perfect way to jet set with their furry best friends.

Any new product launches?

Yes, our most anticipated Alexander Carrier was just released. This fabulous bag is crafted from quilted vegan leather, featuring side ventilation, front pockets, a plush faux fur inner pad, braided handles for extra comfort and style. This fashionable pet purse adds fashion and function to both you and your dog.