July 23, 2024 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

Los Angeles Frenchie Reaches Record Age Milestone for Its Breed, Surpassing Recent Life Expectancy Report by Three Fold

Learn about Rocco the French bulldog 

By Susan Payne

Native to Brazil, Rocco the French bulldog has reached an age milestone far beyond the average life expectancy for his breed. 

Sixteen years and four months ago, Rocco was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as a typical companion Frenchie, rewarded with praise and attention for good behavior, never treats, according to a press release from Rocco’s dog dad, Reuben Ford. 

The typical life expectancy for a French bulldog is 10-12 years, according to the American Kennel Club, and only nine years, according to the British Kennel Club. Shorter life expectancies have recently been calculated, as well, according to a report from the Royal Veterinary Study released in May, sitting at only 4.5 years for Frenchie’s.

“When Rocco turned 16, friends, Frenchie enthusiasts and veterinarians commented he was the oldest Frenchie they have ever heard of,” Ford said. “Rocco’s physical characteristics confirms his age being typical of the breed before fashion and designer dogs dictated a modified appearance.”

With a slimmer build and slightly longer muzzle, Rocco’s breed favors a smaller frame, snub nose and stocky body that allowed him fewer breathing difficulties or back problems as he furthered in age, Ford said. 

“As well as a birth certificate, pedigree certificate, Kennel Club membership and full family tree, we have plenty of stories, tips, videos and photographs of the funny, faithful and free-spirited Frenchie,” Ford said. 

Since his birth, Rocco has traveled from his Sao Paulo birthplace to Germany, Scotland, England and the United States. He currently lives a good and humble life with his two dads in Los Angeles. 

“Although he has lost his hearing with age, he is in good health, has a healthy appetite and loves his toys and bed,” Ford said. 

With age, Rocco has developed an aversion to stairs, but one fear has remained since birth. 

“His biggest fear has always been being alone,” Ford said. 

To see tips and tricks on prolonging the life of a Frenchie, Rocco can be found on Instagram @theoldestfrenchie.

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