French Bulldog

We elaborate about French Bulldog dog breed with French Bulldog temperament, training, appearance, weight, life spam and much more information about this breed.

Other Names

Frenchies.

Dog Breed Group

Companion Dogs

Weight

22-28 lbs.

Height

11 to 12 inches tall at the shoulder

Average Lifespan

11 – 13 years.

French Bulldog Appearance

The French Bulldog is slightly smaller, less square-headed and less wrinkled than its cousin, the English Bulldog and they are easily recognizable by their “bat-eared” marking.

French Bulldog Temperament

French Bulldog temperament is cheerful, friendly, loyal, affectionate, comical, and they love human attention. They can become destructive if left alone for long periods of time. They like to be adored, they get along well with children and other animals, making them ideal pets for the family. Although small in size, they are far from fragile compared to other small breeds. They are good watchdogs. All bulldogs have short airways, which is why they emit loud snoring.

French Bulldog Character Summery

  • Easygoing
  • Affectionate
  • Lively
  • Keen
  • Sociable
  • Patient
  • Bright
  • Alert
  • Playful
  • Athletic

French Bulldog Training

They are smart and can be trained quite easily. However, they can be extremely stubborn, so it is best to start training them from puppies. Training must be positive and consistent.

French Bulldog Cleanliness

The grooming and care it needs is minimal, brushing once a week is enough to keep the coat healthy and free of dead hair. Nose wrinkles should be checked and cleaned at least 4 times a week to prevent infection. Ears should be cleaned and nails trimmed on a regular basis.

French Bulldog Exercise

They do not require long walks, if they are short each day it will be enough. Care must be taken when walking when it is very hot as these dogs are very sensitive to high temperatures. They love to eat, so their diet must be controlled to avoid excess weight.

French Bulldog Health Issues

Heat can be fatal to a Bulldog, he doesn’t need to be on the move to succumb to it. So make sure any exercise is administered early in the morning or late at night, and never be tempted to go for a nice walk on a Sunday afternoon when it’s hot or sunny. Also, they shouldn’t be allowed to lie in the sun for long periods of time, because they don’t know when they’ve had enough and it doesn’t take long for their breathing to get gasping and out of control. Always provide enough fresh water and shade.

Hip Malformation or Dysplasia: Results in a poor fit between the head of the femur bone and the acetabulum of the hip. This condition can be alleviated by surgery, although with consequences for dogs and owners since dogs with dysplasia usually produce puppies with the same condition. Buyers should ask if both the parent of the puppy they are interested in has been recently tested and is free of hip dysplasia. Don’t take yes for an answer without seeing a certificate and ask for a copy to take to your vet.

Wrinkles: Caring for a bulldog involves daily grooming of the face and deep folds. Your face should be washed every day with a soft cloth and water. The face must be dried properly and special care is needed in the folds of the nose, which in some bulldogs can be very deep.

Entropion: It is a problem in the eyelid that makes it turn inward. Eyelashes appear on the edge of the eyelid which irritates the surface of the eyeball and can lead to more serious problems.

Cherry eyes: It is the term used to refer to the canine prolapse of the nictitating gland, a common eye disease in different breeds of dog where the gland of the third eyelid becomes visible, in this case the vet will have to remove the gland (some prefer to enter it but it is not recommendable). Sometimes the removal of the gland causes dry eye, but dry eye is a very common problem in all ways in Bulldogs, regardless of whether the dog had cherry eye surgery as a puppy. More recently you hear of vets who refuse to cut, trying to find another possible way. The risk of dry eye is increased but we see so much dry eye in dogs that have not had this surgery that it is not usually a factor,

Cataracts cause a loss of the normal transparency of the lens of the eye. The problem can occur in one or both eyes and can lead to blindness.

french bulldog temperamentFrench Bulldog History

The History of the French Bulldog originates from the 1850s – 1860s in Nottingham, England, which was a great center for British Bulldogs, including the Toy or Miniature Bulldogs. During the Industrial Revolution, in the mid-19th century, Nottingham workers traveled to France, mainly Normandy, Paris and Calais taking their miniature bulldogs with them, which due to their small size, companionship and being good buzzards, they were ideal for the restricted living conditions and apartments and small houses in which these workers lived.

In the 1860s the export of the miniature dog or Toy Bulldogs from England to France was so great that it practically became extinct in England. It is believed that the Miniature Bulldogs of England were crossed with Terriers and Pugs of France giving rise to the French Bulldog. Unfortunately, the French forgot to record the pedigree, so it is impossible to know the exact lineage of these animals.

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