French Bulldog

The French Bulldog is a lively little dog that is sweet-natured and makes a good companion. These dogs love to play and do not require a lot of exercise.

You do need to make sure that you socialise this breed from an early age with other dogs, if you don’t you could have problems in the future in this area.

French Bulldog Facts

French Bulldog

Exercise Requirements:      1 star rating

Good with Children:             4 star rating

Easy to Train:                        1 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    1 star rating

Low Shedding:                       2 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         3 star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 30-31 cm (11-12 in)

Weight: 11-12.5 kg (24-27.5 lb)

Coat: Their coat is short with fine fur that is smooth to touch

Colour: Brindle, pied and fawn

Lifespan: 11-12 years

Special Characteristics

This is a friendly little dog that loves to play. These dogs are alert and responsive and are known to be courageous, affectionate and vivacious.

Exercise Requirements

The French Bulldog is considered to have low exercise requirements. You should note that these dogs do not do well in hot weather. You will have problems getting them to go for a walk on hot summer days.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: These dogs are devoted to their owners and will be affectionate towards them.

Children: Are usually good around children, even more so if raised with them.

Other Pets: Are known to be good around other small pets.

Strangers: Are friendly towards strangers.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: Will be friendly around other unknown dogs if they have been well socialised.

What to Watch Out For

If you take a look at the photo of the dog you will notice that they have an extremely short nose. Their short nose means they can have difficulty breathing, more so in hot weather conditions.

With the French Bulldog finding it difficult to breath, due to their short nose, they are known for snoring. The wrinkles on their face need daily cleaning.

Health Risks

There are quite a few health risks to take note of with this breed, which include; elbow dysplasia, patellar luxation, growth disorders of the joints, entropion, glaucoma, stenotic nares, hypothyroidism, kidney problems, some skin and hormone problems.

Ideal Owner

The perfect owner of the French Bulldog should be sociable and affectionate and have the time available to devote to the dog to satisfy its play needs and daily facial cleaning.

More Photos

French Bulldog with pied (white) fur French Bulldog with brindle colour fur coat

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