Compact, chic, and totally captivating with their bat ears and enchanted look, it’s no wonder the Frenchie is a favorite of dog lovers the world over. This French charmer will instantly make you the center of their world and make you laugh without demanding too much in the way of exercise.
Country of Origin
Male 11-13 In
Female 11-13 In
Male 20-28 Ib
Female 16-24 Ib
In a Nutshell
The French Bulldog’s cheerful and easy-going personality make them an ideal dog for first-time owners and apartment dwellers alike. They’re even fairly quiet in comparison to other small-breed dogs. They’ll connect with families of all types – settling in among children and other dogs. Their attachment style can make them quite anxious when they don’t get all the attention they crave, so if you are a busy dog lover who’ll be out of the house often, you should think twice before selecting this breed. Oh, and one more thing…keep in mind that the breed is prone to snoring and farting too. And we mean big time.
Life With a French Bulldog
Amount of Shedding
Tendency of Barking
Couldn’t care less
Apartment will do
Looks & Personality
There’s no doubt that this is a dog that can easily star in any Disney movie. French Bulldogs have sturdy, flattened and large heads compared to their bodies. They’ve also got long, bat-like ears, protruding tongues, short and smooth fur, and soft, loose skin that creates delicate folds. Frenchies have the most skin folds around their necks and shoulders. The breed’s feet are tiny and round.
And what about the breed’s character? What else can be said about a breed that is often referred to as a “little clown” because of the love and humor they bring with them everywhere? French Bulldogs are serious charmers who’ll do anything for attention. They’re playful, smart, mischievous, and occasionally a little stubborn.
These aren’t the types of dogs who can just sit in the backyard. They prefer close bonding alongside their families. That said, bonding doesn’t have to include exercise. French Bulldogs aren’t especially keen on the great outdoors, requiring just short walks during the day.
A tip from a vet
A tip from a trainer
Did You Know
Swimming is off limits for French Bulldogs. The breed’s heavy head makes it too difficult for them to stay afloat.
Most French Bulldogs are bred with the help of artificial insemination and most female Frenchies give birth via C-section.
French bulldogs are heavy snorers because of their flat faces which can make breathing quite turbulent for them while they are sleeping.
In The News
Famous French Bulldog Owners
The History Behind the Breed
If a French Bulldog Could Talk…
A Quick Anatomy Lesson
French Bulldogs are brachycephalic, meaning they have small, flat faces. The dog’s cute, distinctive features make them prone to a number of breathing problems. Short snouts, a longer-than-average upper palate, and laryngeal sacs can all spell trouble. The breed is also prone to spinal defects, various eye problems, skin infections, intestinal disorders and issues related to excess weight gain.
Common Health Problems
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