Mario Lopez finds a companion in French Bulldog Julio

Posted on March 3, 2010 under Pet Health & Safety

Lopez is now a proud parent to JulioAfter months of searching for the perfect canine companion, Mario Lopez recently found the dog of his dreams in a French Bulldog, whose full name is Julio Cesar Chavez Lopez.

Starting his search in September, Lopez called upon his famous friends for advice – including Oprah, who suggested the breed may be a good fit for the Extra host – according to

Lopez seemed to agree with Oprah’s suggestion, telling the news provider that he finally came to that conclusion after months of consulting with pet experts and animal shelters.

"I am so excited to have [him] in my life," Lopez said. "After months on the hunt, I’ve realized that a French Bulldog is the right dog for me."

Lopez may find that his newfound friend will provide as much attention to him as he bestows. According to PetWave, the dogs are typically a gentle breed who enjoy spending time with their owners. Lopez may also want to make sure to provide lots of training and pet care to Julio as the dogs are known for sometimes being stubborn.ADNFCR-2720-ID-19649385-ADNFCR