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What Is A French Bulldog?

The French Bulldog is an attractive and popular breed and were recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1898. Due to their outstanding pet qualities and popularity, French Bulldogs are ranked #4 according to AKC (Labs, German Shepard, and Golden Retrievers are the top 3 breeds). The French Bulldog is considered a small breed dog, with a compact and rather muscular body style. The look coupled with their alluring personality make them popular pets and companion for most households. The have the super cute ears, square heads, and a wrinkly face. French Bulldogs should have shorter legs, a full chest, and most have no tail. They have short hair and come in a variety of colors, including exotic colors.

French Bulldog Colors

The common colors include brindle, fawn, red, black mask fawn, and pied (white and black). Some of the more exotic colors include, blue (blue french bulldogs are one of the most popular colors), lilac, chocolate, merle, black and tan, cream, and black. The blue French bulldog is one of our personal favorites! To learn more about popular French bulldog colors including “unique” colors, please visit our “Colors” page! 

How Much Do French Bulldog Weight and Lifespan

A common question most people have is how much do French bulldogs weigh or what is a French bulldog weight? Males generally weigh between 20-28lbs and Females from 12-24lbs. The French bulldog lifespan is around 10-12 years.

What is the temperament of a French Bulldog?

Another common question we often get asked is regarding french bulldog temperament. French Bulldogs are great with families and children, as they love affection and attention. The Frenchie is very playful. French Bulldogs can get territorial but aren’t excessive barkers by nature. See below for additional information about the differences between male French Bulldogs and female French Bulldogs.

Temperatures & French Bulldogs – Keep Your Frenchies Cool!

Frenchies don’t tolerate heat and we recommend keeping dogs in AC if the outside temperate reaches above 80 degrees. Heat stress is a serious consideration with this breed and should be monitored closely to prevent heat stroke.

Do I need To Groom My French Bulldog?

Grooming is fairly easy with French Bulldogs, and typically only need their nails trimmed. Keeping the skin folds clean and dry will prevent any type of skin irritation.

Are French Bulldogs

Good for Families & Children?

Yes! French Bulldogs make excellent family companions and affectionate. Most people love the French bulldog temperment. Due to their small size and lower energy, they can live in apartments with no issues at all. Remember, frenchies are heat and cold sensitive, so they must be kept indoors and in a temperature regulated environment, not outside! I can’t stress this fact enough – especially sensitive to heat. For our dogs, if the temperature gets about 80 degrees outside, all dogs are brought in to have AC (air conditioning). French Bulldogs have been bred specifically for companionship and they require a lot of human interaction to stay happy, so a family or one loving and invested individual is perfect and necessary.

Which is better for a pet?

Male or Female French Bulldog Puppy?

One of the most common questions I get asked is “What is the difference between a male or female french bulldog puppy?”  While every French bulldog puppy is different, were have identified a few characteristics associated with “boys” versus “girls.” When you are considering a litter of French bulldog puppies for sale and looking for a new family member, please discuss the dynamics of your family.  We can help you pick the best French bulldog puppy that is the most suitable for you and your family regardless of gender.  Personality and the French bulldog temperament are more important than gender when considering the addition of a French bulldog as a French Bulldog lifespan is more than 10 years or more.

Females

More independent – likes to stay on her comfy spot on the couch or carpet and will notice when you leave but won’t necessarily get up to follow you.
Can be fussy eaters – more likely to hunger strike if she doesn’t like what she is being offered. May turn up her nose at regular dog food
Can be jealous and prefers adult company to children
Likely to ignore attempts to play if she doesn’t feel like it

Males

Can always be enticed to play and are generally more open to new things
More dependent – want to be with you and involved in whatever you are doing (like reading the newspaper when you read the newspaper and being on your lap when you play cards or type on the computer)
Highly food/toy motivated and, consequently, are easier to train to basic obedience and tricks. They are generally able to focus for longer periods of time so learn more things quickly
Make good door bells and welcoming committees. Will alert you when someone is at the door but will usually greet people with a bark and then turn the responsibility of watching them over to you. You will soon find them bringing their toys to your house guests trying to get them to engage in play