Big pointy ears and squished little faces make the French Bulldog a firm favourite. Combine that with their sweet, friendly nature and they’re a great family pet.
The small but mighty French Bulldog is playful, lively, curious and very comical. Their bright and easy-going personality makes them great companion dogs, although that also means they need human companionship at all times. So if you love to love, then this is the dog for you.
A flat-faced breed, they are very intelligent and courageous animals. French Bulldogs are the perfect dog for families that have many visitors, as they rarely bark and they are patient and affectionate with children. However, be aware that they may be high- maintenance and prone to health problems, so budget for regular visits to the vet.
Fun fact: French Bulldogs usually require
artificial insemination to fall pregnant.
A French Bulldog’s cute, perky ears will stand up after they have finished teething. A calm, firm, patient owner who enforces consistent behaviour will bring out the best in this little bully. French Bulldogs are born with the tail they’ll have for the rest of their life. It is naturally short, not docked, and can be either straight or slightly curly.
A daily walk is a good idea to keep them fit. But no matter how tempting the pool is, keep your stocky pal away from it, as French Bulldogs are not great swimmers. They rarely shed and need minimal grooming compared to other breeds. A soft or mitten brush will remove loose hair when moulting.
Scheduled six monthly health check visits with your vet are important to ensure that your dog is healthy and happy throughout all life stages. Like any short-nosed dog, French Bulldogs tend to suffer from breathing difficulties and overheating during summer. They also tend to have soft palate problems, a weakness in the back legs, and are prone to dislocating knee caps. Together with your vet, you can determine and maintain a preventative health care program based on the individual needs of your canine companion.
A French Bulldog is a medium-sized breed weighing between 10-15kgs, with a height of roughly 30cms.
Your French Bulldog will suit any space, small or large.
They have moderate energy levels, loving a good romp in the yard as much as an afternoon nap. Daily walks are ideal.
Difficulty of Training
They are intelligent and easily trained if the training is consistent.
French Bulldogs are great family pets and loyal companions.
Compatibility with other Pets
They love to meet new friends.
Need for Company
They have a moderate need for company and enjoy spending time with their family.
Hypoallergenic Dog Breed?
Coat and Grooming Needs
This breed is low-maintenance. They have a short coat in brindle, pied and fawn. Wipe the coat down weekly.
They shed lightly.
Tendency to Bark
They have a moderate tendency to bark, so expect some conversation.
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