French Bulldog Dog Breed

White & Black French Bulldog in the Grass
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  • Other names:
  • Bouledogue Francais
  • Frenchie
Overview

The French Bulldog was originally bred in England to be a toy-sized English Bulldog for companionship. It wasn't until after the breed was taken to France that the dog's popularity increased and its became known as the "French Bulldog". As a companion dog the French Bulldog thrives with people making the breed an excellent choice for individuals who spend a lot of time at home.

French Bulldog Breed Details

Breed Specs
TypeLifespanHeightWeight
Purebred8-14 yrs.11-14 in.16-28 lbs
  • Friendliness
  • Overall
  • Family Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Stranger Friendly
  • Maintenance
  • Easy to Groom
  • Energy Level
  • Exercise Needs
  • General Health
  • Shedding Amount
  • Behavior
  • Barks / Howls
  • Easy to Train
  • Guard Dog
  • Playfulness
  • Watch Dog
  • Ownership
  • Apartment Friendly
  • Can Be Alone
  • Good for Busy Owners
  • Good for Novice Owners
  • Intelligence
* The more green the stronger the trait.

Below are the details and specs for the French Bulldog dog breed.

French Bulldog Breed Description

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.

French Bulldog Photos

Below are pictures of the French Bulldog dog breed.

White & Black French Bulldog
Fawn Brindle French Bulldog
French Bulldog Dog Breed
Fawn Brindle & White French Bulldog
White French Bulldog
Brindle French Bulldog
Fawn And White French Bulldog
Black French Bulldog Puppy
Fawn French Bulldog
White & Black French Bulldog in the Grass

French Bulldog Health

Below are common health issues and concerns for the French Bulldog breed.

  • Allergies
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
  • Cleft Palate
  • Elongated Soft Palate
  • Hemi-vertebrae
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Intervertebral Disk Disease
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
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French Bulldog Breed Recognition

The following dog breed registries and organizations recognize the French Bulldog as a dog breed:

  • American Canine Registry
  • American Kennel Club
  • America's Pet Registry
  • Australian National Kennel Council
  • Canadian Kennel Club
  • Continental Kennel Club
  • Dog Registry of America Inc.
  • Federation Cynologique Internationale
  • Kennel Club of Great Britain
  • National Kennel Club
  • New Zealand Kennel Club
  • North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
  • American Canine Association, Inc.
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French Bulldog Breeders

Interested in the French Bulldog? Contact a breeder below:

Breeder Name
Family Puppies
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* Please note - we are not endorsed or affiliated with any of the breeders listed above. However, we do our best to only list reputable and established breeders.
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