What Is A French Bulldog?
NOT originally from France (go figure). They’re also snorty, loveable, furry mushes. What more do you need to know? Oh you need more? Ok, fine. Read onwards and upwards then!
Standard Lifespan: 10-12 years
Height Range: 11-13 inches
Weight Range: Under 30 pounds
Best In Class At: Snorting. Snoozing. Cuddling. They’re in the Non-Sporting group, which gives you an idea of their favorite activities.
Motto: “Bat Dog!”
French Bulldogs are snorty little pups who are playful and loving to a fault. They like to play but won’t wear you out by constantly being on the move. They’re perfectly content to lounge around on the couch with you most of the time. They love human contact and want to be by your side, so be prepared to take them with you everywhere!
Good With Kids: French Bulldogs are loyal and chill. They’re content with people of all ages, especially kids.
Apartment or Ginormous yard?: These dogs don’t need a lot of activity, which makes them a great choice for apartment dwellers.
Salon Needs: The short hair means they don’t need grooming often, but should be brushed. Their nails do need to be trimmed regularly. Their face folds also need to be cleaned often.
Activity Level: They only require minimal activity, but should never be overexerted in hot weather because it’s difficult for them to breathe well in heat and humidity.
Smarty-pants degree in: Snorting at weird moments. Also farting. Keep in mind training-wise, they can be stubborn but thrive on positive reinforcement. When training them, be prepared with lots of treats!
Health FYIs: French Bulldogs are a Brachycephalic breed, which means they have a squished face. While that is absolutely adorable, it also means they are prone to breathing problems and don’t do well in the heat. They’re also highly prone to eye problems, like cataracts, and can also develop skin conditions.
French Bulldogs are very quiet dogs! They rarely bark at all. They also aren’t great at swimming (they sink), so don’t plan on dropping them into the pool to play. These dogs can be traced back to England before getting their French moniker. They were bred to be small lap dogs and after being taken from England to France, they earned the name French Bulldog instead.
Because Frenchies are fairly small dogs, be careful not to give them toys that will overwhelm them. They also love something they can gnaw on while they relax with you, so any kind of chew toy is perfect.
Frenchies can be gassy little pups, so make sure you’re giving them high-quality healthy treats!
At Game Night They Rock At
Spin the Bottle, ‘cuz they love everyone!
At Game Night They Suck At
Hide and Seek. The smell of their gas gives them away every time.
Want to get a Frenchie? Make sure you do your research and adopt from a local rescue or reputable breeder! If you need help scrolling through dogs in your area, try using the app BarkBuddy, where you can swipe right to the right dog for you!
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