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French Bulldog

Bat-eared but uniquely appealing, the French Bulldog has many admirable attributes that have earned it the reputation of being one of the most favored small-dog breeds in the world. Nicknamed the Frenchie, this playful, affectionate dog looks like a miniature Bulldog and will win your heart with its humorous and mischievous antics.

It thrives on human companionship and is good with children, larger families, and seniors. Although it does not bark much, it will always alert you to approaching strangers. If you want an excellent watchdog, then this is the breed for you.

Breed Characteristics

  • Other Names:Bouledogue Français, Frenchie
  • Colors:Brindle, fawn, tan, brindle & cream, brindle & white (more colors)
  • Life Expectancy:10-12 years
  • Height:Male: 11-13 in
    Female: 10-11 in
  • Weight:Male: 20-28 lbs
    Female: 16-24 lbs
  • Temperament:Easygoing, keen, patient, sociable
  • Good with Kids:Yes
  • Exercise requirements:Moderate
  • Hypoallergenic:No
  • Litter Size:3-4 puppies
  • Barking Capacity:Low
  • Health Problems:Brachycephalic syndrome, allergies, hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, entropion, cherry eye
  • Trainability:Moderately easy
  • Origin:England, France
Adult French Bulldog
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    Official banning of bull-baiting in England led to the development of non-sporting Toy Bulldogs


    British lace workers took their Toy Bulldogs to France, causing the dog to gain immense popularity and be renamed ‘Bouledogue Français’


    French Bulldogs appeared in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show and was introduced to the US


    Foundation of the French Bulldog Club of America, with the breed obtaining AKC recognition


    Frenchies became the 5th most popular breed in the US

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French Bulldog Puppies


Your Frenchie is prone to obesity, so limit dog treats and table scraps such as cooked bones. If you opt for ready-made meals from stores, buy those with turkey, chicken, lamb, or beef as the main ingredient, along with rice being the main grain. Blue Buffalo Natural Adult Dry Dog Food and Royal Canin Puppy Chiot French Bulldog are among the better options for your canine friend.

Frenchies are moderately energetic and need about 45-60 minutes of daily activity. Take your dog out for short walks and interactive play sessions to help it maintain a healthy weight. However, remember that the French Bulldog is a flat-faced breed, making it susceptible to heat exhaustion. Never exercise your dog in hot and humid conditions.

Your Frenchie has a short, smooth coat that sheds regularly but minimally. This means you do not have to put much effort into keeping your dog looking its best. Brush its coat once every week with a rubber mitt or medium-bristle brush to lessen the amount of fur scattered across the floor.

Regularly trim your pet’s nails to prevent any painful splitting and tearing. Also, pay special attention to all the skin folds, and keep them clean and dry using paper or microfiber dog towels. Make sure to brush his teeth and clean his ears regularly to avoid health issues.

Frenchies are intelligent, and they love to play. So, if you can keep the training session fun and motivational (usually with food rewards), your dog is more likely to respond and cooperate. Expose your pup to strangers and various places to help it adapt to different situations and discourage aggressive behavior as it grows up. It is also essential to teach your puppy to stay in its crate to keep it from chewing harmful objects or getting into things it shouldn’t when you are not there to supervise.

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Cute French Bulldog
Fluffy French Bulldog

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