Whether you are singles, couples, or families, a Frenchie Bulldog can easily adjust to any lifestyle. If you look around, you can find a French Bulldog almost everywhere, parks, cafes, wrapped up in little coats, snoring in their bassinet at boutiques and parlors, and even at flashy parties.
The alert, playful, and adaptable French Bulldog breed is one of the most popular small dogs in the world today for city dwellers. Its alertness and low barking quality make them excellent watchdogs.
Facts About French Bulldog Breed
- Weight: 16 – 28 pounds
- Height: 11 – 12 inches
- Average Lifespan: 11 – 14 years
- Temperament: Playful, Affectionate, Easygoing, Sociable, Alert, Patient, Intelligent
- French Bulldog Puppy Cost: Ranges between $1,400 to $8,000 (from a breeder)
It’s the cousin to the English Bulldog descended from the Bullenbeisser sport dogs from the Greek Molossian family. Its toy size comes from breeding with Terriers and Pugs.
It is a brachycephalic breed (flat face). So it’s prone to breathing problems. They also suffer occasionally from other health problems like
- eye conditions – cherry eye, conjunctivitis, juvenile cataracts, or entropion,
- skin allergies or autoimmune skin disorders,
- spine and hip problems,
Frenchie’s have a smooth short coat and shed minimally. Occasional brushing and a bath every few weeks (max six weeks) can keep them clean. As a pet parent, you must help your Frenchie Bulldog clean areas like bum, ears, eyes, folds, and wrinkles to avoid skin infections.
Frenchies don’t need a lot of exercise. A short walk or outdoor play session or 1-hour exercise/day is all they need. But, avoid overexerting them on hot days.
French Bulldogs are prone to obesity. Therefore keep a watch on their calorie intake and weight. Avoid giving cooked bones and foods high in fat. Give dog treats in moderation. It’s best to consult a vet about their food intake.
Frenchies can be stubborn, but at their heart, they are people pleasers. Through proper motivation (food rewards, praise, and play), they can quickly learn tricks. Be firm and patient while training them and avoid punishing, as it will undo the progress.
Reasons for French Bulldog Breed Popularity
Its small size makes them appropriate for limited space living. You can conveniently travel in buses and cabs with them or take them to the workplace anytime.
#2 Great Companion
Frenchie Bulldog is an affectionate and friendly dog. It thrives on human contact. They are a wonderful canine companion that fits with any lifestyle.
#3 Kid Friendly
Frenchies are a calm and cuddly dog breed. They do very well with children. But do not leave babies or young children unsupervised with it. Both can hurt each other.
#4 Its Ear Shape
Compared to English Bulldog (with rose-shaped ears), Frenchies get their popularity in America for their bat-shaped ears. It makes them look distinctive from other dog breeds.
#5 Lovers of Bully Dogs
After the ban on Pitbulls, those who love bully dogs, the French Bulldog breed is the most adorned breed due to its masculine looks.
#6 Born Through Artificial Insemination
Frenchies’ unusual body proportions make it difficult for males to copulate. It allows breeders to control the birth of French bulldogs through artificial insemination. That’s the reason why French Bulldog puppies cost more.
Overall, Frenchies enjoy a reputation for being a high-class breed. Some recognized French Bulldog parents are Leonardo DiCaprio, Lady Gaga, Hugh Jackman, The Rock, and Martha Stewart. Apart from celebrity influence, Frenchies’ sociable nature makes them popular everywhere. If you are interested to know more, post your question below.