Facts about French Bulldog Puppies
Are you unsure how to care for French Bulldog puppies, or just want to learn more about this breed?
Maybe you are thinking about buying a dog and want to know if this is the right breed for you?
No matter what your situation may be, you will find the answers to your questions right here!
French Bulldog Information and History
The breed, commonly called Frenchie and the Miniature Bulldog, was developed in Great Britain as a miniature version of the Bulldog.
Initially, these miniature bulldogs were rejected by established bulldog breeders who were more than happy to sell the undersized dogs.
In the mid-1800s, these dogs were brought to France by displaced lace workers who emigrated in search of better jobs. They became very popular as family pets and companions.
This is truly an international breed, as breeders from all over the world were responsible for its development. As a matter of fact, the first French Bulldog club in the world was organized in the United States.
Physical Characteristics of French Bulldog Puppies
Though small in stature, this is a muscular and thick boned dog.
It has a large and square head with a short and wrinkled muzzle. The nose is small and points up. The ears are large and naturally erect. Some people say they remind them of bat ears! The tail is naturally short and can be straight or screw.
The skin is soft and loose, especially around the head and shoulders area. The coat is brilliant, short, smooth, and comes in white, red, brindle, yellow or fawn.
|Male||10 - 12 inches||19 to 28 pounds|
|Female||10 - 12 inches||19 to 28 pounds|
The French Bulldog is a very sensitive dog that needs lots of companionship and affection. It's gentle and does not respond well to harsh treatment. It's intelligent but occasionally can be stubborn.
While it will get along well with the whole family, including children, it tends to be a one-person dog. It will also get along well with other pets and strangers.
Frenchies are also very playful and love to clown around.
Best Owner / Living Conditions
This breed is well suited for an apartment lifestyle and makes a perfect pet for elderly and couch potatoes!
If you live in a warmer climate, make sure not to overheat your pet as it may cause a heatstroke.
Some French Bulldog breeders will interview prospective owners to make sure this is the right breed for them.
Activity and Exercise
Though these dogs may be fairly active indoors, they do not require a lot of exercise.
Still, take your pet for one or two walks every day.
The breed is an average shedder and does not require a lot of care.
Brush once or twice a week with a firm bristle brush. Bathe only when absolutely necessary.
Like all dog breeds, the French Bulldog is susceptible to complications caused by parasites such as dog ticks, fleas, and puppy worms, including tapeworms, roundworms, and heartworms.
Common health concerns also include respiratory problems and sensitivity to heat. Visit dog health problems to learn more about dog diseases.
To reduce the risk of the above and many other health problems, buy only from reputable French Bulldog breeders (visit dog breeders to learn how to identify responsible dog breeders).
No matter how small the risk of health problems is, any puppy may get sick or injured. Many health problems will require an immediate attention from your Vet, but there are many others that will not, and you may handle them on your own.
To save time and money, learn how to diagnose and treat dog health problems that don't require your Vet's attention.
The average life expectancy for French Bulldogs is between 10 and 12 years.
Did you ever consider adopting your next pet?
If this is the breed you are interested in, and adoption appeals to you, consider contacting your local French Bulldog rescue. There are thousands of pets waiting for a loving home and, yes, it's possible to adopt a purebred dog.
Not happy with your pet's behavior? Need help with training your dog for obedience? Then check this French Bulldog Behavior and Obedience Training Guide.
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