The French Bulldog is part of the toy group and can be Black, White or of Brindle Color
Origins of the French Bulldog
The French Bulldog originated in Nottingham, England during the 19th century. English lace makers decided to produce a smaller version of the English Bulldog, which they named the ‘Toy Bulldog’. During the 1860’s these little dogs made their way over to France, where The Toy Bulldog’s popularity significantly increased and was then given the name, ‘French Bulldog’. The dog breed once again made its way back to England. However, the Brits were not happy with the dog breed’s name change, although it was not changed back to its original name. This was when French Bulldogs were starting to be entered into many shows.
Sizes of Typical Male and Female French Bulldog
The French Bulldog is a small sized dog. Adult French Bulldogs typically weigh between 11kg to12.5kg. The height of the French Bulldog could vary from 28cm to 33.cm. The male and female French Bulldogs are generally the same in size.
French Bulldog Coats
The French Bulldog has a short, smooth coat which requires minimal grooming. This dog breed is an average shedder.
Appearance of the French Bulldog
The French Bulldog usually comes in, Black, White, Brindle colours. French Bulldogs could also come in white with black brindle markings.
French Bulldog Temperament
The French Bulldog has great temperaments. The dog breed is; friendly, affectionate, playful, curious and sweet. French Bulldogs have a very comical personality and enjoy being the family clown. They are a brilliant companion and family dog, great with children and other pets, very caring, loyal and love to be around their owner. The French Bulldog is a very clean breed. Most French Bulldogs will even avoid stepping in puddles while out on a walk. Some French Bulldogs can drool or slobber considerably. Most French bulldogs cannot swim, so please be aware to take great care near water.
French Bulldog Puppies
Most good French Bulldog breeders will not let their puppies leave their mother until they are at least 13 weeks old. Always ensure to acquire your French Bulldog puppy from a kc registered breeder.
Cost of a French Bulldog
From a reputable breeder in the UK, French Bulldogs typically cost around £1200 to 1800
Life Expectancy of a French Bulldog
The French Bulldog typically lives for 11 to 12 years.
What Health Problems French Bulldog Can Form
The French Bulldog could potentially develop certain health issues, although not necessarily. These could include; breathing problems due to its short face, over heating & over-exertion, spinal disc trouble, hip malformation (dysplasia) and cataracts. It would be highly recommended to attain life long pet insurance and to register with a reputable vet.
Exercising Your French Bulldog
The French Bulldog does not require a lot of exercise. The dog breed will happily walk for half an hour twice a day. Always avoid walking your French Bulldog in hot weather conditions, as they can over heat very quickly. Adult French Bulldogs can often become couch potatoes as they love to relax with their owners. When this is the case, you should remember to regularly exercise your French Bulldog to maintain a healthy balance.
Dog Groups related to the French Bulldog
Similar Dog Breeds to the French Bulldog
Boston Terrier, Pug, British Bulldog,