French Bulldog

Group 7: Non Sporting
Height: approx. 30cm
Weight:
Male: 12.7 kg
Female: 10.9 kg

Energy Level:  Low to moderate
Original Function: Companion
Lifespan: 10 – 12 yrs

Recommended for: Most people/families

French Bulldog

About This Breed

The French Bulldog is believed to have evolved from the miniature British Bulldog, they were also once known as the Boule-Douge Francais. They were originally bred for companionship.

They make excellent pets for either apartments or homes, and are comfortable as city dogs or country dwellers. In any environment they have one major need, to be in close contact with the person they love. They are highly intelligent and are never too boisterous or noisy. They can make great pets for both old and young.

General Characteristics

Appearance: Sturdy, compact, solid, small dog with good bone, short, smooth coat. No point exaggerated, balance essential. Large domed head with short muzzle. Dark eyes & bat shaped ears. Tail is not docked and normally short.

Temperament: Vivacious, deeply affectionate, intelligent.

Characteristics: Full of courage, yet with clown-like qualities. Bat ears and short undocked tail essential features of the breed.

Colour: Brindle, fawn or pied.

Coat: Short, smooth & fine.

 

Grooming: Easy to look after, they can be groomed using a rubber-grooming mitt, which removes loose and dead hair. The wrinkles on the face should be checked and kept clean.

Exercise: They don’t require long walks, a few shorter ones every day will be enough. Do not overly exercised in hot or warm weather as they can have difficulty breathing due to their short noses.

Health: The French Bulldog will often suffer from back or spinal problems. They especially have trouble breathing. You must protect them from heatstroke. Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome, Von Willebrand’s Disease, Corneal Ulcers.