The French Bulldog, or the Frenchie, is another bully breed dog. Surprise! But seriously, the name of the dog is pretty descriptive. Just like Kyle had said in a recent episode, the naming schema was “Place, thing related to what it does, dog/hound”. The history is very similar to the other bully breed dogs, but this dog was originally the reject dogs. When English Bulldogs came out too small, they would send them off to France. The French loved this.
The dog is actually much more popular than any other breed that is part of it’s lineage. This includes dogs like the pug, or the Mastiff, which is interesting, as it is nowhere near the size of a mastiff. This is also one of the most expensive dogs to give healthcare to. Any sort of issue that could happen, seems to happen to this dog. Down to even being nearly incapable of naturally breeding. They’re lucky that they are generally accepted as a cute breed, otherwise, this dog would go the way of the Steller’s Sea Cow.
In this episode, Caitlyn and Kyle talk about Red Dead Redemption 2. Mostly against Caitlyn’s will, because it’s what Kyle has been doing. Not him playing the game, just talking about it on the show that is probably not listened to by people who enjoy games. Whoops!
Song is “Frenchy, I’m Faking” by Architecture in Helsinki
We have another request this week! Mike wanted to know about these droopy eyed, droopy eared dogs. They may be slow, but that’s just their appeal. You may have seen these cute little guys running low on the ground sniffing up a storm, and portrayed in as one of the old Warner Bros. cartoon characters.
Don’t be deceived, though. They might seem short, but they can still eat your sandwich off the countertop. This episode is full of bad pronunciations (what else is new?), and dead jokes (sorry?). Please be sure to not @ Caitlyn for all of her bad French. Will we ever get away from these crazy names that we struggle with?
Outro song this week is Hound Dog by Elvis Presley.
We’re back to requests after the Lunar New Year! Happy March, everyone. This week’s pooch is the Great Pyrenees. These big balls of fluff like to stay up late and party… or it’s afraid of the dark? We attempt to answer the question “Why does my Great Pyrenees bark all night?”
So first things first, the dog is actually named after the mountains in France, called the “Pyreneen Mountains”, but you know, in French instead of English. They are almost always pure white, which we’ll tell you how that helps them out. Since they’re mountain doggos, you know they’re yuge.
We also talk about the greatest debate in just about every dog circle about “How would a dog wear pants?” Other things to look forward to are dewclaws (mostly not about the Delaware brewing company), a very famous General, and French nobility. Also, Kyle gets on a pedestal to talk about how it’s important to put your small dogs on a leash (carry them).
Outro song is the Doggie Rap from Doug.