French Bulldogs are small dog breed that originated in the 1800’s as breed by English lace makers. Later, they were bred in France. At the time, they were sought after by fashionable types (e.g., artists, writers, fashion designers) and from high society ladies to Parisian prostitutes.
The dogs are loyal, affectionate and playful. They make good companion dogs, too. They can be stubborn and a challenge to train, so it’s best if the owner has patience. French Bulldogs rarely bark and when they do it’s usually to signal that they need something or are just unhappy. This dog breed is child friendly. Female dogs are particularly protective of children.
These bulldogs are muscular and have a smooth coat and compact body structure. They have large square-shaped heads with a flat skull top that’s slightly rounded. Their cheeks have well-developed muscles with very short noses. The dogs also have wide-spaced eyes placed low in the skull and bat-like ears. Their necks are thick and well-arched.
French Bulldogs require little exercise except for daily walks but they do require lots of close contact with humans. Due to their physical makeup, they are unable to regulate temperature efficiently and cannot live outdoors. The dogs are prone to heat stroke. Therefore, one should take caution when letting the dogs exercise during hot or humid weather. They do well inside houses or apartments with air conditioning, which helps them regulate their body temperature. French Bulldogs are top heavy and have difficulty swimming, so the close supervision or fencing is suggested when these dogs are allowed near pools.
Coat and Color
French Bulldogs come in a variety of colors, including tan, white, fawn, and brindle.
|Height||11.5" at the withers|
|Weight||Less than 28 lbs|
|Life Span||8-10 years|
|Temperament||Loyal, affectionate, playful|