We all love Frenchies and we get back so much love from them, that we couldn’t imagine life without them. They are adorable, lovely, sweet, cute and the list could go on forever. They are the perfect family dogs. In this article, we share with you three scientific reasons why French Bulldogs make our lives happier and why everyone needs at least one Frenchie.
Reduces the symptoms of depression
Being the parent of a pet – or even just being around one – is proven to brighten your emotional life. Here is the scientific reason: stroking a pet can trigger an automatic relaxation response. This promotes the release of hormones that are crucial to elevating mood – serotonin, prolactin, and oxytocin. It helps reduce the symptoms of depression, shyness and anxiety.
Insomuch as charities like PAWS for People (a pet-assisted volunteer service) use the interaction with dogs as a means to encourage healing and relaxation.
Similar charities help people in residential homes and hospitals to overcome feelings of isolation and alienation and to be positive and optimistic.
French Bulldogs with their clown-like face are especially funny and adorable. They adapt very easily to various personalities and lifestyles and are very patient with elderly and with young children. They are the best cure for bad mood or depression.
Teaches kids to take responsibility
Frenchies are a great way to teach kids about taking responsibility. Children who grow up helping raise a pet, learn to consider the needs of other creatures. Frenchies are very friendly and get along easily with kids of various ages. Thanks to their small size, kids are not afraid of them and are able to take care of them.
Having a Frenchie also encourages non-verbal communication. Experts recommend kids to read to their dog as a technique for overcoming shyness. The fact that a kid is able to take care of a puppy helps them build confidence from an early age. They also have a close friend they can always count on.
Brights up your social life
As a parent of a lively Frenchie you inevitable connect with other puppy parents. It’s proven that even introverted people open up when they talk about their pups and you meet a circle of people you have never had access to before. French Bulldogs are very easy to travel with, and they get on well with other dogs and even cats.
Owning a Frenchie also makes you be more active, get outside regularly, which results in higher energy levels and a positive mood. French bulldogs don’t need an extreme amount of activity, so they make great companions to elderly people and those with limited mobility.
The article was written based on the experience of the TomKings Puppies Team. TomKings Puppies have been breeding French Bulldogs for 10 years on their farm. All the pictures in the post belong to them and show a puppy from their breed. Check their available puppies here, or if you have any questions or comments let us know below the article.