Quick Look

  • Height

    • Male28 – 33 cm
    • Female28 – 33 cm
  • Weight

    • Male7 – 13 kg
    • Female7 – 20 kg
  • Common Colors

    • Brindle
    • Fawn
    • Pied
  • Coat Texture

    • Smooth, fine, short and close.
  • Average Lifespan

    • 9 to 12 years

French Bulldog

History of the Breed

In the 19th Century, English lace makers wanted to create a smaller version of the English Bulldog which they then brought to France during the Industrial Revolution. They were very popular here and that's where they gained their name "French Bulldog".


  • Adaptability
  • All-around friendliness
  • Exercise needs
  • Intelligence
  • Popularity


  • Affectionate
  • Intelligent
  • Playful
  • Sociable

Common Health Problems

  • Brachycephalic airway syndrome Brachycephalic syndrome is a pathological condition affecting short nosed dogs and cats which leads to severe respiratory distress
  • Cataracts A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye which leads to a decrease in vision.
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease Degeneration of one or more intervertebral disc(s) of the spine.
  • Reproductive Problems
  • Spinal Malformations

Top Tips for Caring for a French Bulldog

  • Brush weekly with a soft bristle brush
  • Use a stripping brush during shedding seasons (spring and fall)
  • Clean between the skin folds multiple times a week
  • They don't require too much exercise
  • Don't take them into any deep water as they are not strong swimmers

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