French Bulldogs are companion dogs. They are small and muscular with heavy bone structure, a smooth soft coat, a short face and trademark “bat” ears. Frenchies are loved for their affectionate nature and balanced temperament. They are mostly active and alert, but not excessively rambunctious.
French bulldogs generally get along with children, and are not so tiny that they can’t live in a household with a toddler.
French Bulldogs are excellent watchdogs and will alert their people to approaching strangers (e.g. Mail Man), but don’t bark without cause.
French bulldogs do not usually require a ton of exercise, however daily walks are needed to keep them healthy and in shape.
Hate to be alone
Frenchies love attention. If you want an outdoor dog who can be left alone for long periods, then frenchies are not the dog for you.
11 inch – 1 foot
11 – 14 years
16 – 28 pounds
French bulldogs are smart, loving dogs who desire and need to spend plenty of time with their people. As fun-loving freethinkers, french bulldogs take well to training when it’s done in a positive manner with lots of food rewards, praise, and play.
In Frenchies, you should expect to see health clearances from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) for hip dysplasia (with a score of fair or better), elbow dysplasia, hypothyroidism, and von Willebrand’s disease; from Auburn University for thrombopathia; and from the Canine Eye Registry Foundation (CERF) certifying that eyes are normal. You can confirm health clearances by checking the OFA web site (offa.org).
French Bulldogs do not need a lot of exercise. They have fairly low energy levels, although there are exceptions to every rule. To keep their weight down, however, they need daily exercise through short walks or play times in the yard. Many French Bulldogs enjoy playing and will spend much of their time in various activities, but they are not so high energy that they need a large yard or long periods of exercise.
As a guideline, most french bulldogs should be fed approximately 25-30 calories per pound of body weight per day. Recommended daily amount: 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
French Bulldogs are usually easy to groom and need only an occasional brushing to keep their coat healthy. Frenchies are average shedders. Begin grooming your frenchie at a young age and teach them to stand on either a table or floor to make this experience easier on both of you.