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French Bulldog

French Bulldog Overview

You'd know a Frenchie if you saw one! With their smushy faces, bat ears, and charming personality, there's not much not to love. French Bulldogs are one of the most popular dog breeds for good reason. They're adaptable, smart and very playful. Whether it's a large family in the country, or a single pet-owner in the city, this pint-sized pup will fit right in. Frenchies make great companions for families with young children and independent individuals alike. They have a great demeanor with kiddies and don't need supervision with other animals. If you're looking for a pal to exercise with though, a Frenchie isn't for you. While they make a great cuddler, they're hardly the active type. French Bulldogs only need a brisk walk a day to stay fit, which makes them a great breed choice for apartment dwellers. A Frenchie will be your best buddy to binge Netflix on the couch all day, with the occasional play break. In fact, it's important not to over exercise your Frenchie, especially in the heat. They have a short muzzle that makes them prone to breathing problems. Their wrinkly face will constantly be snorting and sneezing! Dogs of few words, Frenchies don't bark much, but their alertness makes them a great watch dog. French Bulldogs are smart cookies but they can also be stubborn at times. Training might be challenging at first, but they’re eager to please and will quickly show off their intelligence. Sweet and affectionate, Frenchies are irresistible. There’s no denying their cuteness overload so be sure to give them all the lovin’ and attention! 

Did you know?

A French Bulldog's short snout can cause issues way up in the sky! They may love to travel, but they're not good flyers. Stress and change of temperature can cause respiratory issues and collapse of the airway. If you must take your Frenchie on a flight, talk to your vet about in-flight needs and preparation care.

French Bulldog Stats

  • Kid-Friendly Kid-Friendly

  • Good with other animals Good with other animals

  • Intelligent Intelligent

  • Easy to train Easy to train

ranking
Popularity ranking**
4
Small
Size
11-13 in / 16-28 lbs (S)
lifespan
Average lifespan
10-12 years
Couch Potato
Activity level
Couch Potato
Affectionate
Temperament
Affectionate
Little to none
Barking level
Little to none
Coat length
Short
Grooming
Infrequent
Shedding
High

Caring for your breed

Daily serving

Daily kibble serving

3-5 cups

Daily exercise

Daily exercise

2 hours

Grooming

Grooming frequency

Brushed regularly

Dog Food

Feeding your French Bulldog

The short and sturdy French Bulldogs only requires one to two cups of kibble per day. They do best with high-quality products, and generally eat food made for small dogs. Frenchies formula should include meat protein, healthy fats, omega-3's and carbs. They consume anywhere from two to four meals each day. This is dependant on age, size, metabolism and activity level. Dividing food into many meals rather than leaving it out all day will help prevent obesity. They're compact cuties that don't burn off many calories, so it's important not to overfeed your pup. Carrying an extra couple pounds will make it harder for your French Bulldogs to breathe and may lead to other health issues. 

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Footnotes
*Contrary to popular belief, there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs. There are breeds, however, that have non-shedding coats and are suited well to allergy sufferers.
**The breed popularity ranking is based on the most current ranking of the American Kennel Club (AKC)

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