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Vintage French Bulldog Postcard – 1911

French Bulldogs/Frog Dogs of the Past seem to have burst out as stars in the burgeoning early-20th century postcard industry long before they became commercial favorites. This 1911 postcard of a 'French Bulldog at Attention' is no exception! ...

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Frog Dogs of the Past: Westminster Dog Show 1897

Its been quite a while since we've featured any Frenchies from days of yore in our Frog Dogs of the Past ...

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Vintage Frenchies Love St Paddy’s Day?

Who knew that even the Frog Dogs of the Past were fans of St. Patrick's day? Certainly not us... Pin It

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Frog Dogs of the Past: Vintage Frenchie Valentines

Turns out that Frenchies on Valentine's Day cards is nothing new. According to the French Bulldog Club of America, French Bulldogs have been gracing V-day cards since the early 1900's. Check out this collection of a few of our favorites:

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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)....

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Frog Dogs of the Past: Ponto of Never Never Land, 1916

This blast from the past (circa 1916) is the stud card for Ponto- a champion brindle bully hailing from Michigan by way of Never Never Land. This 22 lb boy, owned by French Bulldog breeder and aficionado F.A. Bailey was featured in Volume 25 of The Dog Fancier ...

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Frog Dogs of the Past: WWI-Era Jealous Frenchie

Some things stay the same across space and time. From the looks of this World War 1 era postcard the French Bulldo's, the quest for the spotlight has been going on for nearly a century!

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The Austrian Club for French Bulldogs: The Ultimate Guide to Frog Dogs of the Past

I was introduced to the Austrian French Bulldog Club (Österr Club Für Französische Bulldoggen) when its Chairman, Dr. Hannes Pramer, was kind enough to fill me in on the history behind the Flock of Frenchies photo first posted here about a month ...

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Frog Dogs of the Past: Nobody Cares For Me

A Frenchie laughing at a young child with a serious case of the 'poor me's'... I've never felt closer to the batpig! This card is classic (in all senses of the word)! Bien joué!

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Frog Dogs of the Past: Abertigua 1920

I'm pretty sure those flowers aren't for the dog...at least based on the look on the girl's face. I'm guessing the batpig would not be interested in wearing a collar of that nature.

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Frog Dogs of the Past: Bert, 1931

Some things never change, and Frenchies certainly don't like to get left behind! I don't know much about this postcard, but the bumper-chasing bulldog is timeless!

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Frog Dogs of the Past: “Lucky Dog” Pinup (1958)

  In the batpig and my transition from a frenchie-centric world over at the batpig to our new home here (with a dash of me) a few tidbits got lost here and there, and some- exhibit A here- were just too good to be left behind! So back for round two ...

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“Every Dog Has Its Day,” 1912

Frenchies rise in popularity coincided with a lot of other changes, the proliferation of the automobile for one, so it's no surprise that someone would want to include their frog dog on their sunday drive. Artist Will Frefe captures this little guy perfectly!

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Frog Dogs of the Past: “Lucky Dog” Pinup 1958

Gil Elvgren (1914-1980) has been touted as the Great American Pinup artist. So, of course, it's no surprise that he'd toss a Frenchie in the mix. His "Lucky Dog" pinup from 1958 features two little beauties (yeah, we've decided the girl's pretty okay looking too)... Lucky Dog

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Frog Dogs of the Past: A 1952 Frenchie-Ful Magazine Cover

Rustica Magazine was clearly ahead of its time in the adorableness department What can I say? I love batpigs, and I love olden-timey things (I'm pretty sure oldentimey is a technical term used by prominent history scholars).

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Frog Dogs of the Past: French Bulldog Postcard from 1915

  via worthpoint.com "Ne laissez rein perdre, économisez votre tabac." Evidently nothing says "save your tobacco" like a farting Frenchie! Very cute drawing, and just a cool piece of memorabilia.

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1940’s Vintage French Bulldog Ashtrays

via frenchbulldogclub.org They're kind of bizarre looking, and I don't smoke, yet I'm oddly drawn to these vintage cuties. Surprise surprise, they were made in Japan (where I'm now convinced the streets are flowing with adorable French Bulldogs).

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Frenchie on the Frontline? Gunner & the Dumbo

A 1945 Children's book about a brave little frog dog in WWII. Written by Navy officer Dwight W Follett Gunner and the Dumbo | Amazon.com

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