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".

Characteristics

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

Temperament

  • 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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