Dog Breed profiles
French Bulldog Breed Profile
French Bulldog fact file
KC Group: Utility
Weight: Dogs: 12.5kg; bitches: 11kg
Average lifespan: 10 years
Good with children?: Seek breeder advice
Exercise requirement: Moderate
Good guard dogs?: Would bark
Moulting level: Low
Colours: Breed standard states brindle, pied, or fawn. Colours such as tan, mouse, and grey/blue - often described as rare by unethical breeders - are undesirable
Jogging partner: No
- Hereditary cataracts.
- Respiratory problems.
- Overheating problems.
- Comic and vivacious but not boisterous.
- Can be strong-minded so require an owner with a firm but gentle hand.
- Affectionate and intelligent.
- French Bulldogs thrive on affection and companionship. Even if left alone for only a short period, they can become distressed.
- They do not require long walks; bursts of high intensity play or a stroll, with long periods of rest, will satisfy their needs.
- Frenchies enjoy playing with children but, as with all dogs, should be supervised.
- An adaptable breed, they can live in a flat or a house.
- They enjoy a regular routine.
- Fairly easy to house-train.
- Obedience training can be difficult as French Bulldogs are independent thinkers; using treats as an incentive should help.
- Easy to care for coat that requires grooming once a week.
- Facial wrinkles, the area under the tail, and bat ears, need to be checked regularly as they can become infected if not clean.
- Faithful and loyal.
- Not suited to many dog activities.
- Require a lot of human company.
Did you know?
- The breed was brought to England around 1900.
- Due to their shape, most French Bulldogs cannot swim so care must be taken near deep water.
- Your French Bulldog will be an integral part of the family so expect to share your favourite chair with him!