The true history of the French Bulldog is highly debatable, but we know they originated in England as a toy size version of the bulldog. Americans were introduced to the rare breed French Bulldog at a Westminster Kennel Club show in 1896. The American Kennel Club recognized them in 1898, and from that point on they were highly sought after companion dogs.
The Frenchie is a small breed dog, with a compact yet muscular frame. The have the super cute batlike ears, square heads, and broad muzzle on a wrinkly face. French Bulldogs should have short legs, a full chest, and a short tail. They have short hair and come in a variety of standard colors, including brindle, fawn and white. Some of the more exotic colors include, Blue and Tan, Lilac, and Merle. Males generally weigh between 20-28lbs and Females from 11-24lbs. Their life expectancy is around 10-12 years.
French Bulldogs are great with families and children, as they love affection and attention. The Frenchie is very playful and loves to be the center of attention. French Bulldogs can get territorial and will bark when there’s a suspicious visitor, but aren’t excessive barkers by nature. Frenchies don’t do well with excessive heat, and should be monitored closely to prevent heat stroke. They need minimal exercise, but should be walked daily. 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. They do not shed excessively. Frenchies are known to have a bit of flatulence and can be messy eaters. Be mindful of their feedings, as extra weight on these dogs can lead to breathing problems. Overall, the French Bulldog is an ideal pet to have. They are low maintenance and have really fun personalities. These dogs love to cuddle and have the cutest snore that grows on everyone!
We love our Frenchies! They fit perfectly into our family and are great with our children! Take a look at our gallery and our social media pages to see how they interact with our babies!