Lifespan – 10 to 12 Years. Although the average lifespan of a French Bulldog is 10 to 12 years, many Frenchies can live much longer. Proper nutrition and pet care play a large role in the lifespan of a French Bulldog.
Activity Level –
Potential Height – 11 to 12 Inches at the Shoulder. They do not grow to be very tall.
Potential Weight – 16 to 30 Pounds. A French bulldog is pretty lazy and they don’t require much exercise. Their breed has a very small amount of fat. It is recommended to feed them about 25-30 calories per pound. So if your Frenchie weighs about 15 pounds, you should feed them 450 calories. These meals should be broken into two or three meals throughout the day.
Barking – Rarely. The sound of their bark varies greatly from dog to dog. Some Frenchies will snort more than bark. Others can have a tiny little bark. We have even heard some with a cute little howl. They are more likely to bark when asked to do so rather than barking just to bark.
Shedding – Low to Medium Shedding. It is recommended to brush your Frenchie at least once a week and also bathe them with an all natural pet product. Additionally, feeding them a quality food that does not have meat meal, corn, artificial colors, or animal by-products will greatly reduce shedding of French Bulldogs.
Family Friendly – Very. They are one of the most family friendly dogs on the planet. They are even even friendly with toddlers or infants. They aim to please. A Frenchie likes to show off and be the center of attention. They know that they are adorable and are little comedians. They love it when they make you laugh. They are a dog whose only intent is to be with you, make you happy, and take naps.
Pet Friendly – Yes. French bulldogs are friendly to other animals. They have some of the same issues that all dogs have when it comes to food or toys. However, they are not aggressive. If you are introducing a new pet to your home, it will be best if you introduce them outside the home. You’ll find if you take the proper steps to introduce new dogs, they make pals quickly.
Breed Origins – French Bulldogs bloodline can be traced back to the 1800’s. Bulldogs were the result of breeding between English Bulldogs and the local Terrier Rat Dogs. French Bulldogs gained their popularity as work dogs believe or not. They accompanied women to lace factories where they could be found sitting on their laps. French Bulldogs would help them stay warm during the long hours of work in the cold environment. Many of the factory workers left Birmingham seeking better opportunities in France. When they left England they took their French Bulldog best friends with them. It is in France where they bred French Bulldogs to take on many of the characteristics we see and love in French Bulldogs today.
Important Breed Information – Frenchies are one of the best breeds of dogs for a family. French bulldogs are puppies for life. There are very few breeds that will maintain a puppy like spirit throughout their entire lifetime. French Bulldogs are not really known for barking unless necessary. They come in a wide array of colors including but not limited to: Brindle, white, fawn, cream, pie-bald, and black brindle. There is a gray (blue) Frenchies but it is important to note that they are more prone to skin and health problems. It is also important to note that French Bulldogs have difficulties with birth due to the size of their head as well as shoulders. Their weight of an adult French Bulldog is typically 16 to 29 pounds. French Bulldogs have trouble regulating their body temperature. If they get too hot or too cold it can cause upper respiratory illness. Therefore, you can put your Frenchie in pajamas at night and a sweater if it is cool during the day. They can only go outside in the heat for short periods of time. This is due to the fact that French Bulldogs have a flat face so they have to labor more to breathe. Their flat face is one of the reasons they are more prone to upper respiratory issues. Other than that they are a healthy, sturdy, happy, kid loving puppy. Additionally, they do very well with other animals and are not an aggressive breed. They are companion dogs and need to be around people. They really know the meaning of being your best friend. French Bulldogs, like all best friends, can still be stubborn from time to time.
Another name French Bulldogs are commonly known as is a “Frog Dog.” People call the French Bulldog a Frog Dog because when it leans back when sitting his or her legs look like frog legs. French Bulldogs are also commonly referred to as a Clown Dog. They are called Clown Dogs because they are a very comical dog. They love to play hide and seek. They just do a lot of silly things with their body. They will certainly keep you laughing and entertained.
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