Frog Dogs of the Past: The French Bulldog Magazine, 1913

Although French Bulldogs as a breed were recognized by certain clubs as early as the 1850’s, 1913 marked the first issue of The French Bulldog: A Monthly Magazine Devoted to French Bulldogs (seen below).

The French Bulldog Magazine, 1913

While there are a number of modern publications dedicated to French Bulldogs (see Information Resources [pdf] from the French Bulldog Club of America) I was unable to track down a modern iteration of this monthly magazine. However, the Shakespeare quotation included on the cover rings true for Frenchies today:

[quote style=”1″]Sir, he’s a good dog, and a fair dog. Can more be said?[/quote]

For more historical Frenchie fun check out our series on Frog Dogs of the Past.


Hello, The medallion at the bottom of the cover was based on an actual bronze medal designed by Gustav Manz (1865-1946). You can see an image of the original on my blog:
I’d love to know the source of the image and, ideally, the repository for the magazine. Any information you can provide would be appreciated. Best, Laura

posted by Laura Mathews / 12.10.15 - 12:09 pm

Hi Laura,
I’ll try to hunt that down for you when I get home!

posted by batpigandme / 12.10.15 - 12:30 pm


posted by Laura Mathews / 12.11.15 - 12:31 pm

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