French Bulldogs are bred as lapdogs, and are friendly to their family and willing to please. The typical French Bulldog temperament is very loving and loyal. They are often keen on being petted, and will happily curl up and sleep on your lap. Although small, the French Bulldog has the active mind of a dog. They are intelligent creatures, who require mental stimulation despite their easy-going appearance. Just like any larger breed of dog, Frenchies benefit from structured, positive reinforcement training from a young age.
Average Height: 12 inches
Average Weight: Standard 22 - 28 lbs, Small 17-22
What your Puppy needs
Your puppy needs many things other than love!
Water: please make sure your puppy has access to fresh water all day
Food: Please feed your dog high quality dog food, this should be chicken and grain free. Frenchies are known for food allergies so it is best to feed accordingly. Make sure you give your dog the proper quantity of food daily, feeding 3 times while they are growing and then moving to 2 times a day around 7 months. Your local pet store will also help give you information about how to feed you dog.
Leash and Harness: It is recommended for French Bulldogs to be walked on a harness, tugging at their necks is not good for their spines and also having breathing issues you don't want to restrict airway. Make sure your dog wears a collar with a name tag, rabies tag and phone number. Get a leash that is the appropriate length for your location.
Pee Pads: if you are potty training indoors, this is your best solution
Safe Toys: Your puppy needs toys that are fun and safe for their size. ask the experts at the pet store for recommendations on toys
Grooming supplies: Your fur baby will need their face folds cleaned and dried daily.
Frenchies nails grow quite quickly and if you are not confident have your local groomer or vet tech trim them. It is worth the cost.
Bath your French bulldog only when needed. Their skin is delicate and over washing can lead to dry skin. Pick a shampoo that is gentle and scent free.
Brush your puppy to stimulate good skin and get any loose hair off. They also love the attention.
Treats: Get some quality training treats. They have many grain and chicken free options. Wellness Soft Bites are excellent for getting your dogs attention when training!
Life Jacket: If you are planning on spending time near the water we recommend getting your fur baby a life jacket. Its better to be safe around the water. These guys are top heavy and not good swimmers.
History of the Frenchie
The name might be French but, the French Bulldog is English in origin. When bull and bear baiting became illegal in the 19th Century, the role of the bulldog became that of a companion. Increasingly smaller dogs were developed to fulfill this new role. It is these dogs from which our modern French Bulldog descended. Their oversized ears gained particular favour in France, where they were deliberately bred to exaggerate this feature. This over-sizing of ears initially caused controversy between Kennel Clubs, but over the years the matter was settled and the large ears of the French Bulldog seem set to stay. This adorable breed have once again risen in popularity in recent years. With Kennel Club registrations really taking off, and rocketing their place in the popularity stakes to unprecedented levels.