A miniature dog
This French Bulldog figurine does not represent a specific dog but the whole breed. It was created in the 19th century and is the result of crossing bulldogs with smaller dogs. Indeed, the dog fights having become illegal in England, these were without work. So they started to cross them with terriers to make a smaller pet breed. The English lacemakers who came to settle in Normandy brought these dogs with them and they were a great success. They then started to cross them with even smaller dogs and this gave the breed of French bulldogs” or miniature bulldogs.