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    Why are Frenchies called Frog dogs?

    I've heard this expression before and was wondering if anyone new where it came from?


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    Re: Why are Frenchies called Frog dogs?

    To my knowledge, it is becasue of how they lay. Both front and back paws fully extened... they look like a frog.

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    Re: Why are Frenchies called Frog dogs?

    I agree with @2bullymama, it is because of how they lay!

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    Re: Why are Frenchies called Frog dogs?

    I think it could be because French people are called frogs. There are several reasons on the net as to why they are call frogs. Which one is right, I do not know.
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    The Brits call the french .. frogs .... so it makes sense to me!!!!!

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    Re: Why are Frenchies called Frog dogs?

    They do look like little frogs when they lay down!!

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    Re: Why are Frenchies called Frog dogs?

    @Kazzy220 OK, I have heard several reason why the Brits call the French frogs, so what is the reason you have heard?
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    Re: Why are Frenchies called Frog dogs?

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    @Kazzy220 OK, I have heard several reason why the Brits call the French frogs, so what is the reason you have heard?

    Most commonly .. cos they eat frogs legs as a delicacy!!!

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    Re: Why are Frenchies called Frog dogs?

    OK thanks, I had heard that too, but didn't know if it was true. Frog legs are good too.
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    Re: Why are Frenchies called Frog dogs?

    Wow this is not the answers I could have even imagined! Very interesting!


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