- AKC recognized in 1898
- Lifespan: 10-12 years
- Size: Small
- Energy: Medium
- Recommended Crate Size: 30” dog crate*
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Sometimes shortened to Frenchie, the French Bulldog was a result of breeding between English Bulldogs with local French ratters. Beside ratters, French Bulldogs are also good companion dogs. Nowadays they mostly focus on their job as fabulous show dogs and family friends. Certain colored fur can be rare so do not be surprised if you are put in the waiting list before you get one.
The American Kennel Club formally recognized the French Bulldog in 1898. These medium energy dogs are known as show dogs and ranked as 6th most popular dog breed by the AKC.
French bulldogs are not for clean neat freaks because they drool a lot and are prone to flatulence and some shedding. They are dependable watchdogs but quite often become territorial. They also like to be the center of attention. Frenchies have average intelligence and do not bark excessively so they will be suitable your apartment living.
French Bulldogs weigh under 28 pounds and are 11 to 13 inches in height. They appear as active, smart, and muscular dogs with heavy and relatively big bones.
They have a smooth coat that come in brindle, brindle white, cream, fawn, fawn white, fawn brindle, white, white brindle, white fawn, cream white, and fawn brindle white colors.
There are 5 markings recognized by AKC which are ticked, black mask, brindle markings, piebald, and white markings but only the first is recognized as standard.
It is recommended to provide feed formulated to small - medium sized breeds. It is highly recommended to discuss your dog’s feed with your veterinarian and/or breeder in order to determine size and frequency of meals in order to ensure a health, long life. It is also important to ensure that clean, fresh water is always available.
French Bulldogs only need occasional brushing as they shed seasonally. Consider starting grooming your dogs at a young age, teaching them to stand will make grooming much easier for you and your Frenchies. Do not forget to check if there is any skin lesions, scabs, bare spots, flaky skin, or infection to remedy.
Trim their nails regularly to avoid cracking, splitting, and overgrowth. The ears should be checked and cleaned with a damp, warm cloth around the edge of the canal. Keep their facial wrinkles dry and clean, especially when you bathe your pet.
Frenchies do not need lots of exercise, as they are calm dogs. But to keep them fit at a healthy weight, take them for daily walks around 20-30 minutes in duration. Monitor them on hot days to avoid over exertion since they do not endure heat very well.
They are trainable, which makes them popular show dogs, but sometimes can become stubborn so make sure you or a professional train them firmly, yet gently. Leaving them with children and other dogs is okay, as long as it is under your close supervision.
Pet Crate Size
Pet Crates Direct recommends 30” dog crates* for most adult French Bulldogs.
* Links for crate sizes will bring you to the most appropriate Amazon page.
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