French Bulldog Breed Profile
KC Group Utility
Weight Dogs: 12.5kg; bitches: 11kg
Average lifespan 10 years
Good with children? Unknown
Good guard dogs? Would bark
Moulting level Low
Exercise requirement Moderate
Jogging partner No
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
French Bulldog Breed ProfileFrench Bulldogs thrive on affection and companionship. Your French Bulldog will be an integral part of the family so expect to share your favourite chair with him!
- 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!