French Bulldog

Growth Size

French Bulldogs grow to a height of around 30cm, and a weight of 9 – 13kg.

Lifespan

10 – 12 years.

Temperament

Highly intelligent and affectionate, French Bulldogs (or Frenchies for short), can also be a bit of a clown sometimes. They love company, but need leadership so as not to develop 'small dog syndrome'. They can become aggressive and stubborn if they believe they are the leader of the pack.

Training Difficulty

Patience and persistence is required when training this breed. French Bulldogs respond best to positive reinforcement, rather than more harsh methods. However, it is still very important to remain 'leader of the pack' when training your dog.

Recommended Owners

Frenchies love human companionship. They are not a breed that can be isolated in the backyard for long periods of time. Ideal owners would be retirees, people who live in apartments, or anyone that has plenty of time to devote to showering this breed with affection.

Origin

Surprisingly for a dog with 'French' in its name, the French Bulldog originates in England. They were bred from British Bulldogs as a smaller version of the dog. During the Industrial Revolution, craftsmen were driven to France to find work and took their dogs with them. The French loved the dogs and soon they were given the name they're known by today.

Diet

One and a half cups of dry food per day, spread across two meals.

Please note! The dietary guidelines specified above are only a guide and feeding may vary based on your pet's size, activity level, and metabolism.

Grooming

Minimal grooming is required for this breed. A weekly brushing is enough to remove loose fur. Facial wrinkles should also be wiped down with a damp cloth to avoid infections.

Comments

Due to their shorter respiratory systems and squashy faces, French Bulldogs don't handle extreme temperatures very well. It's important to keep them indoors and cool, especially during the high temperatures we can reach during our Australian summers.