French Bulldogs originated in France during the 1800’s. Most people agree that they were the result of a cross between English Bulldogs and ratter dogs. However, their origin is not clear, some people claim that Frenchies were the result of the cross of a miniature version of the English Bulldog with a French Terrier, while others claim that they originated from the cross of a tiny Toy bulldog with an English bulldog. During the Industrial Revolution, lace workers from England, migrated to France and brought a variety of dogs with them, including miniature Bulldogs. French people were immediately charmed by the small Bulldogs, particularly the ones with erect ears, a feature that was disliked by the English breeders. As the miniature Bulldogs became popular in France, breeders in England began to export Bulldogs that they considered to be too small, or with faults such as erect ears. Parisians named the dogs “Bouledogue Francais” and the French breeders started selecting the dogs that had the “bat” ears. The French Bulldog became a popular breed among people from all classes and it was later named as “French Bulldog”. Frenchies became popular in the United States in the late 1800s. An American French bulldog club was formed in 1898. By 1913, this breed was one of the most popular dogs in the United States. Although its popularity has decreased, many people are still devoted fans of this small and lovable breed. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), French Bulldog is the 6th most popular dog breed in the United States.