Compared to other bulldog breeds, the French bulldog (or “Frenchie”) is a bit smaller in size. The French bulldog stands just 12 inches tall and weighs just about 17 to 28 pounds. The Frenchie has a very solid build. This is a compact and tough little dog. It has a flat face (brachycephalic), those distinctive bat-shaped ears and a cute bow-legged gait.
This dog requires a moderate amount of grooming. The Frenchie’s short coat is easy to care for and it comes in a variety of colors including black, black and white, white and fawn. The French bulldog has facial wrinkles which need to be cleaned on a regular basis to avoid skin infections.
Here is everything you want to know about French bulldog temperament. The French bulldog will make you laugh. Unlike other types of bulldogs, the French bulldog has a comical personality that humans find very endearing. This pleasant, free-spirited dog is known for its stubbornness and its laid-back personality.
Frenchies are very even tempered dogs. They love almost everyone they meet and they are great lap dogs. They are very attentive and will follow you around from room to room.
French bulldogs have a very sweet nature and are protective of their loved ones. Frenchies demand attention – they don’t want to be ignored. If a French bulldog is living with a family, he will compete with other family members for attention. They are very affectionate and loving dogs. They are also very sociable dogs, so they get along well with strangers and other pets.
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French bulldogs are generally quiet – unlike many small dogs, they do not frequently bark. They will only bark when they are excited. Frenchies don’t need a lot of exercise, although they do enjoy a daily walk. They can be very active and playful indoors but they do not need a yard to play in, making them the perfect pet for apartment or condo living. A daily walk is good exercise for a French bulldog.
The French bulldog is not a breed to be owned and ignored. This breed needs leadership. If it senses that its owner is meek or passive toward it, it will become very stubborn and even snappish. Don’t wait – start training your French bulldog the day you bring him home. If you wait until he is six months old to train him you will find that you are dealing with a headstrong dog.
The Frenchie has a flat face and tends to snort and snore.
This dog does best in a family where someone will be home with him for most of the day. So if you work long hours, this is not the dog for you.
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