Most Popular Dog Breeds Originating from France

Known for their intelligence and elaborate coat, Poodles have been popular in France for centuries.


The lively, friendly Papillon with large fringed ears was bred as a French court companion.


Historic French herding dogs, Briards have shaggy coats and loyal, protective temperaments.   


With their bat ears and compact build, Frenchies make charming, affectionate pets.

French Bulldog

Agile herders native to the French Pyrenees, they are energetic, intelligent workers.

Pyrenean Shepherd

A large French herding breed, the Beauceron has a bold, confident nature and striking coat.


Exuberant, trainable Brittanys were bred as bird dogs in France's Brittany region.


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