12 kg (approx)
12-14 years (approx)
The French Bulldog is a sturdy, compact, stocky little dog, with a large square head that has a rounded forehead. The muzzle is broad and deep with a well-defined stop. The nose is black, but maybe lighter in lighter coloured dogs. The upper lips hang down over the lower lips. The round, prominent eyes are set wide apart and are dark in colour. The bat ears stand erect, are broad at the base narrowing in a triangular shape and rounded at the tips. The tail is either straight or corkscrew. The chest is broad and deep with the front of the dog being wider than the back end, forming a pear shape. The medium-fine coat is short and smooth. The skin is loose forming wrinkles around the head and shoulders. Coat colours include brindle, fawn, white, and combinations of brindle or fawn with white.
The French Bulldog originated in 19th Century Nottingham, England, where Lacemakers decided to make a smaller, miniature, lap version of the English Bulldog, that were referred to as "toy" bulldogs. In the 1860s when the Industrial Revolution drove the craftsmen to France they took their dogs with them. The toy bulldogs became popular in France and were given the name the, "French Bulldog".
The French Bulldog is a pleasant, easy-care companion, who is playful, alert, and affectionate. Enthusiastic and lively, but are not yappy and loud Curious, sweet, and absolutely hilarious; they have a very comical personality and love to clown around. They are bright and easygoing. The Frenchie gets along fairly well with strangers and other animals and enjoys being with their owners. They play well with other dogs.
Frenchies are good for apartment life. They can be fairly active indoors and will do okay without a yard. Take care in hot weather. They love to run and play and can play for hours if you let them. Some have higher energy levels than others. Very little grooming is needed. Regular brushings will do. This breed is an average shedder.