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The French Bulldog

The French Bulldog is a lively and strong breed that originated in France. It is a very sturdy dog that can serve as a great companion. The French Bulldog, however, could be mistaken for the English Bulldog. Although these two breeds may be similar, they are two different breeds and are merely distant relatives. 

Petland is honored to offer the highest quality French Bulldog puppies who will be an instant in your family.

Also known as the “Frenchie,” French Bulldogs were first bred in the 1800s in Nottingham by lace makers. The intentions were to breed a miniature version of the English Bulldog. By the mid-1800’s this breed arrived in France and has been popular since. French Bulldogs have climbed the charts in the dog world and were recently recognized as the second-most popular registered dog in the United Kingdom, and the fourth-most popular AKC-registered dog breed in the United States.

French Bulldogs are non-aggressive dogs who like to stay near their owner. They enjoy one on one time and will quickly show their loyalty. They have very stable personalities and easy-going demeanors. They do exceptionally well with children and other animals inside of the home. Although they do enjoy outdoor play time, they are just as happy resting alongside their family on the couch. There are not many dog breeds as loyal and caring as the French Bulldog.

The French Bulldog can be found to have a single-layer coat or a double-layer coat. The most common colors on a French Bulldog are white, cream, black, and fawn. They have short and easy-to-care-for hair which generally does not tangle or knot. A daily brushing will help keep his coat clean and neat looking. A bi-weekly bath and routine nail clipping are also a great way to allow him to look and feel his best.

French Bulldogs do best with set feeding times. Typically, two feedings twelve hours apart are what make this breed happy. The first six months of their life is an important stage for their physical and mental development, which is why proper nutrition through high-quality dog food is so important. Never forget about taking care of your dog’s teeth via brushing and keeping his nails clipped.

  • The French Bulldog generally stands ten to twelve inches tall.
  • They weigh between twenty and thirty pounds.
  • This breed has an average life expectancy of ten to fifteen years.
  • Fact: This pup loves to play, but extra caution should be taken when he is around water. They do enjoy swimming but do not swim well.
  • Fact: The French Bulldog was created to be a toy-size version of the Bulldog.
  • Fact: This breed’s personality and demeanor make him one of the best lap dogs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Although spaying or neutering is not compulsory, it is highly advisable to spay your French Bulldog. This will help to decrease its chances of getting certain kinds of cancer. It also prevents the risk of unwanted breeding between your French Bulldog and any nearby dog.

French Bulldogs are non-aggressive dogs who like to stay near their owner.  Frenchies have big personalities and can need a fair amount of training to make them civilized companions. They can be stubborn, but at heart they’re people pleasers and therefore easy to train. The proper motivation (such as food) and making a game of the process will ensure their cooperation.

With a proper diet and nutrition, French Bulldogs can live for up to eleven or thirteen years.

Yes. French Bulldogs can eat raw meat such as chicken, liver or kidney. The safest way to provide raw food as part of a dog’s diet is to use a commercially prepared frozen raw diet such as Tuckers, Primal, or Stella and Chewy’s.  Canned dog food is a good alternative to raw, and there are many quality dry food options.

French Bulldogs and English Bulldogs are quite similar but have key differences. English bulldogs are bigger, heavier, and less athletic while the French Bulldog is considerably smaller and moves with more agility.  French Bulldogs also have upright pointy ears whereas the English breed has folded ears.

Just like all other breeds, French Bulldogs can get fleas. If they do get fleas, this can be solved by getting flea medicine or using a flea comb to get rid of the fleas.

French Bulldogs can be prone to separation anxiety. Creating a predictable schedule for your Frenchie where there is regular crate time and regular time with members of the family can help.

Crate training is one of the best ways to train your French Bulldog. Crate training fills the instinctive need for a den and creates a safe “home base” for you puppy to call its own.  The crate must be properly sized during training so the puppy does not have too much space otherwise accidents in the crate will be a more frequent occurrence.  French Bulldogs are food-motivate and respond well to positive reinforcement.

Dogs should always be supervised around young children, or children of any age who have little exposure to dogs.  French bulldogs are generally fairly patient with children and have a family friendly nature.  It is important to help your French bulldog form good family habits while they are young.  French Bulldogs need to chew and owners need to provide a variety of items for the puppy to chew on that are puppy safe and appropriate. It is also important to teach children how to interact with their Frenchie puppy safely.

The French Bulldog is about 11 or 12 inches tall and weighs an average of 16-28 pounds.

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