French Bulldog

Easy to Train

4 stars review

Good with kids

3 stars review

Energy

4 stars review

Heat tolerance

2 stars review

Cold tolerance

4 stars review

Watchdog

5 stars review

Shedding

3 stars review

French Bulldog Personality traits and Temperament

These are dogs with a big and unique personality. These dogs are charming and clever with a good dose of goofiness added in. They like cuddling up with their masters and make good lap dogs. They have moderate exercise requirement and are medium energy dogs. They are well suited for apartment living and should never be housed outside. They require a climate controlled environment and cannot tolerate extremes. Due to this fact avoid taking them on hikes and jogs. They can get too attached to their family and are not suited for households where people are absent for long periods.

They are generally good with older children and can make good pets for them. When they are around younger children, adult supervision is strictly needed as these dogs do not like to be handled roughly. They are very territorial and possessive of their owners and toys especially if there are other dogs. Therefore early socialisation with other pets in the household is needed.

They are good watch dogs and will always be alert. They will alert the owners to approaching strangers. They are generally silent dogs and not prone to barking excessively. It is often said that if these dogs bark, the owners should immediately check out the reason. They can snort, snore, grunt and make other odd noises. They absolutely love their toys especially the squeaky ones, and can be seen playing with them a lot. Avoid very small toys that they can choke on.

Owners of these dogs must be patient as they can be very mischievous. They can be drooly dogs and are flatulent. If you find your loafers or shoes missing, immediately suspect the Frenchies. Their idea of fun is to hide things and make the owners look for them. They hate water and cannot swim well. They should be supervised around pools as they can easily drown.

Grooming, Haircuts and Shedding

They have a short, fine, smooth coat that is easy to groom. Brush him weekly with a rubber glove or a soft bristle brush. Bathe monthly or as needed to keep the coat clean. They are average shedders. Keep the facial wrinkles clean and dry to prevent bacterial infections. The deep skin folds may be cleaned a couple of times a week or every day. Wipe out the dirt from the wrinkles with a soft, damp cloth or a baby wipe and then dry them thoroughly. Whenever the dog is bathed, take the time to thoroughly dry the skin folds. Check ears, eyes and teeth for any discharge or bad smells. The only other grooming required is nail trimming and tooth brushing.

Size and Characteristics

Price Range: this dog for sale may cost between $1800 – $2300

Life expectancy: the life span is generally of about 9-12 YEARS

Weight: 16-28 pounds

Height: 11 – 12 inches

Colors: Fawn, Brindle, Cream, White, Black Brindle, Brindle & White

How to Train this dog

They are intelligent, and training them is easy as long the training sessions seem like a game. They are independent thinkers and this may border on stubbornness. They can be very difficult dogs to house train. It is important to crate train your puppy. Do not try and indulge them if they are displaying any type of unwanted behaviours. As they can get bored easily with training sessions, mixing it up and motivation with toys and treats will help these dogs stay focussed.

Health Issues and Food

Diet: As they are prone to be flatulent, avoid too much starch in the diet. They can be feed twice a day on premium quality dry food, aw food or home cooked meals. Never over indulge them.

Allergies: Allergies are commonly seen. They can be allergic to certain food, medicines, flea powders, shampoos, pollen, dust, mildew, etc. Identify any allergy triggers and keep them away from the dogs.

Health problems: Due to their peculiar shape of their heads they can suffer from brachycephalic syndrome where in the airways are obstructed and breathing becomes difficult. They can also suffer from hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, hemivertebrae and intervertebral disk disease. Cleft palate and elongated soft palate are also seen.

Mixed breeds

Faux Frenchbo is a cross between a French Bulldog and a Boston Terrier. These dogs are smart, loyal, fun, hygienic, lower maintenance, easy to train, great with kids, and probably one of the cutest puppies around..

French Pin is a result of cross breeding between a French Bulldog and a Miniature Pinscher. These dogs are quite independent and will require an experienced owner to handle them. They are very alert and attentive dogs and would make good watch and guard dogs.

Feruss is a mix between a Dachshund and a French Bulldog. They may show stubborn behaviour and may not be suitable for families with small children.

Best female and male dog names

You can name your French Bulldog as Paco or Maxo (only 2 names) if he is a male and Peca or Befan if she is a female.

How to adopt this dog

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Pictures and Videos

French Bulldog puppy


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