French Bulldog



The French Bulldog resembles a in miniature, except for the large, erect “bat ears” that are the
breed’s trademark feature. The head is large and square, with heavy wrinkles rolled above the
extremely short nose. The body beneath the smooth, brilliant coat is compact and muscular. The
bright, affectionate Frenchie is a charmer. Dogs of few words, Frenchies don’t bark much—but
their alertness makes them excellent watchdogs. They happily adapt to life with singles, couples,
or families, and do not require a lot of outdoor exercise. They get on well with other animals and
enjoy making new friends of the human variety. It is no wonder that city folk from Paris to Peoria
swear by this vastly amusing and companionable breed.
Height: 11–13 inches
American Canine Association Continental Kennel Club Universal Kennel Club International
American Kennel Club United All Breed Registry America’s Pet Registry, Inc. United Kennel Club
(Based on breed recognition. See store for details on this particular puppy.)
19th century England is when breeders developed a lap version of the English Bulldog, resulting in
what they called a Toy Bulldog. With the Industrial Revolution enticing people to France, they took
along their Toy Bulldogs and soon the breed became known as the French Bulldog.
Small, 12” at the shoulders, weighing anywhere from 22-28 pounds. Their body is solid, muscular
and sturdy, bat-like erect ears, an under bite, with a short coat comes in colors of white, fawn,
brindle, brindle with white, or fawn with white, and sometimes a corkscrew tail.
The French Bulldog has a life expectancy of 10-12 years and are prone to bloat, respiratory issues,
joint diseases, spinal disorders, eye problems, and heart defects. This breed is also prone to heat
stroke, cannot tolerate hot weather and must live in an air conditioned home.
The French Bulldog is playful, clownish, curious, good-natured, and a natural lap-warmer. They are
also impish, intelligent, and independent! They love their family, are excellent with children, and
have been known to show possessiveness of family members. Because they are independent
thinkers they can sometimes be a challenge to train and do best when motivational positive
techniques are used. They do require a confident and consistent person in charge who uses only
humane leadership guidance. They are fun to live with and quiet – except for their snoring!
Requires a daily walk with off leash playing to keep them exercised. Loves outdoor exercise, but
get your veterinarian’s permission before exercising your French Bulldog in hot weather.