French Bulldog Dog Breed Information

French Bulldog Quick Facts
French Bulldog
Breed Group: Non-Sporting
Origen: France
Nickname: Frenchie
Weight: 18-28 lbs
Height: 11-13 inches
Color(s): Brindle, fawn, white, brindle and white

French Bulldog Appearance

The French Bulldog is a muscular, compact, chunky build, and a typical pug-like face, active but not sporty. It head is large and square with and upturned nose and short, heavily wrinkled muzzle. The large, naturally erect, rounded ears are often described as batlike and the top of the skull is flat between the ears. These last two are the most distinctive characteristic of the French Bulldog.

The head is large and square. The eyes are dark and wide apart. The skin is soft and form wrinkles at the head, neck and shoulders. The body is short and well rounded. The tail is naturally short and hung low can be straight or screw but not curly. The coat is moderately fine, smooth and short. The most seen colors are brindle, fawn, white or brindle and white. Their height is around 11-13 inches and their weight is 18-28 pounds.

French Bulldog Temperament

The French Bulldog is a performer in a lapdog; it enjoys playing and amusing its family, as well as cuddling and snoozing with its favorite person. They have a very comical personality and love to clown around. It is an affectionate, stable and intelligent dog that makes for a delightful companion or family pet, always willing to please, but can be stubborn sometimes and do better with patient, consistent training rather than harsher methods.

Frenchies gets along with most peoples including strangers, children and other animals, although he may try and hunt very small animals such as rodents. The French Bulldog can make an effective watchdog as he will be vocal if he senses danger.

Is French Bulldog the Right Dog Breed for You?

French Bulldog does well in a city or suburban home and makes a good companion for an elderly or sedentary person. Their calm nature makes them excellent choices for apartment dwellers, is not suited to live outdoor, and require air conditioning in warm weather. They can be fairly active indoors and will do okay without a yard.

A short walk on leach is sufficient to meet most of its physical needs. Itís not suited for you if you are seeking a vigorous jogging companion or highly athletic dog. Their joints were not made to take the stress of constant pounding, and their impaired breathing can make heavy activity life threatening in extreme weather conditions.

French Bulldog Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the French Bulldog is around 10-12 years.

French Bulldog Health problems

There is a number of health problems associated with this breed. This includes CHD (Canine hip dysplasia), brachycephalic syndrome, intervertebral disk disease and allergies. Some other concerns are patellar luxation, hemi vertebra, joint disease, and spinal disorders. French Bulldogs may also suffer from thyroid condition.

French Bulldog Care and Grooming

The short muzzle of the breed means that over exertion can lead to respiratory problems, and they can be very sensitive to extreme temperatures, both hot and cold making them prone to heat stroke. Supervise their outdoor activity so they don't become overheated. Be careful around swimming pools as most French bulldogs are not able to swim. Do not overfeed your Frenchie. An overweight Frenchie may have trouble breathing, because of a swollen abdomen.

The grooming requirements for the French Bulldog are relatively low; His short coat needs an occasional brushing to keep it looking good and to remove loose and dead hair. Bathe your Frenchie when necessary. Its facial wrinkles should be regularly cleaned.

French Bulldog Shedding

French Bulldog is an average shedder, and is therefore not well suited to allergy sufferers.