The French Bulldog is a small sized dog breed. Adults stand 11 to 12 inches tall from ground to shoulder and weigh between 16-28 pounds. This size makes the French Bulldog a good choice for families in apartments, condos, or for people who have limited space for a dog. The breed is large enough to be overlooked by most predators, but shouldn't be left outside unsupervised for long periods of time.
The French Bulldog has many of the same behavioral characteristics as the English Bulldog. The breed can be stubborn and can become territorial and jealous of other pets (similar to other small dogs). French Bulldogs do well with children, however it is not recommended to leave the breed alone with small children due to the risk of the kids accidentally injuring the dog through rough play.
French Bulldogs are a low to medium maintenance dog breed. Their coat is easy to groom and requires brushing only a few times per week. It is not uncommon for French Bulldogs to drool and make a mess when eating, so you may need to set their food bowl on a tray/towel to protect your floor from potential spills. The breed requires very little exercise and can meet their energy requirements by a play session or two. French Bulldogs can overeat, but a short walk can help keep their weight balanced.