30 DOGS AND ALL ABOUT THEM
writ small. In other words, " the general appearance of the Miniature Bulldog must as nearly as possible resemble that of the Big Bulldog "-a terse sentence which comprises in itself all that can be said on the subject.
As companions and friends Miniature Bulldogs are faithful, fond, and even foolish in their devotion, as all true friends should be. They are absolutely and invariably good-ternpered, and, as a rule, sufficiently fond of the luxuries of this life-not to say greedy-to be easily cajoled into obedience. Remarkably intelligent, and caring enough for sport to be sympathetically excited at the sight of a rabbit without degenerating into cranks on the subject like terriers. Taking a keen interest in all surrounding people and objects, without, however, giving way to ceaseless barking ; enjoying outdoor exercise, without requiring an exhausting amount, they are in every way ideal pets, and adapt themselves to town and country alike.
As puppies they are delicate, and require constant care and supervision ; but that only adds a keener zest to the attractive task of breeding them, the more so owing to the fact that as mothers they do not shine, being very difficult to manage, and generally manifesting a strong dislike to rearing their own offspring. In other respects they are quite hardy little dogs, and-one great advantage-they seldom have distemper. Cold and damp they particularly dislike, especially when puppies, and the greatest care should be taken to keep them thoroughly dry and warm. When very young indeed they can stand, and are the better for, an extraordinary amount of heat.
THE FRENCH BULLDOG (BOULEDOGUE FRANcAIS)
There appears to be no doubt that the French Bulldog