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French Bulldog Breed Information

The French Bulldog (also known as the Frenchie) is a striking, cheerful and affectionate little dog who loves belly rubs and cuddles, games and stunts, and thrives on human interaction. Goofy, sweet, free-spirited and joyful, the French Bulldog is a natural born comedian who will gladly fill the house with giggles and laughter.  Built like Batman, the French Bulldog has a strong confident demeanor, a well-proportioned muscular body, round dark eyes, large upright bat ears, and a smooth fine coat. Small in stature, the uniquely charming French Bulldog has an average height between 11 to 13 inches and an average weight between 22 to 28 pounds. 

BREED TYPE / MIX Purebred ENERGY Moderate SHEDDING Average TRAINING Challenge TEMPERAMENT Affectionate, Independent, Funny, Playful ADULT WEIGHT 22-28 lbs ADULT HEIGHT 11-13 in LIFE SPAN 9-11 yrs

French Bulldog Characteristics

  • Alert, brave, and protective of their human family, the French Bulldogs are great watchdogs
  • French Bulldogs are highly adaptable, whether it’s a small apartment or a big house, their main concern is to be near their family
  • Playful, friendly, and with a joyful disposition, the French Bulldog gets along great with children of all ages, cats, dogs, other household pets, and even strangers
  • The French Bulldog puppy is a happy little fella; they are easy to train, easy to groom, and eager to please, and they make wonderful companions for first time pet owners
  • Calm, easy-going, and well-mannered, the French Bulldog is best suited for families with or without children, singles and seniors
  • French Bulldogs don’t have high exercise needs, a short walk will keep them healthy and happy 

French Bulldog Breeders

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At Premier Pups, we only align ourselves with the best French Bulldog breeders whose standards are much higher than the rest. Like people, the most critical moments in a puppy's life starts in the beginning. Providing a safe, natural, comfortable, and healthy environment for the nursing mother and her baby is essential. We spend consistent on-site time with our selected breeders and can undoubtedly say that our puppies come from a caring environment. It truly takes a special breeder to assist with nourishing and raising a French Bulldog puppy properly. Only the nation's top breeders can provide the best quality of life. Here at Premier Pups, we work hand-in-hand with our French Bulldog breeders. The footage produced in our videos is 100% real. We directly take un-staged, unedited, and only authentic scenes at our breeder locations.

French Bulldog Appearance

The Frenchie has a small sturdy-built body with an average height between 11 to 13 inches and an average weight between 22 to 28 pounds.  Proud and confident in appearance, the French Bulldog has a strong, muscular, well-proportioned body paired with a fairly flat, uniquely adorable face and a broad deep square-shaped muzzle. French Bulldogs have a black or light-colored nose, dark round eyes set wide apart, and large upright bat ears.  The French Bulldog coat is short, smooth and shiny, low shedding and can come in a variety of colors and color combinations such as: brindle, brindle and white; cream, cream and white; fawn, fawn and white; fawn brindle; white; black, black and fawn; black and white or gray and white.

French Bulldog Temperament

The French Bulldog (Frenchie) is a laid back, quiet, well-mannered, and relaxed dog who loves nothing more than to be pampered and spoiled. French Bulldogs are only vocal when they need to alert their human family to something important.  With a great love for attention, belly rubs and cuddles, the French Bulldogs thrive when they are included in all family activities. The Frenchie is a fun, moderately active dog known to enjoy a good skateboard ride, and games like “catch me if you can”, fetch and hide-and-seek. Kind, sweet and affectionate, the French Bulldogs and French Bulldog puppies are popular for being very careful and patient around toddlers and children of all ages. French Bulldogs are natural born entertainers, they are goofy comedians who love to cause giggle fits by spontaneously performing a stunt or running around in circles. 

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The Magnificent French Bulldog

French bulldogs are fashionable companion pets, comedic stunt artists, and fabulous babysitters. Some of their hobbies include rolling on Rumba’s, napping while standing, and stalking their pet parents.  

French bulldogs are amazing dogs. They are happy all the time, as cuddly as can be, and they find the concept of personal space to be a joke. They’re small, bright, goofy, easygoing, well-mannered, and non-aggressive, and thanks to all of their great qualities, they ranked...

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French Bulldog History

The French Bulldog, commonly known as “the Frenchie” or “Bouledogue Francais”, is believed to have emerged at the beginning of the 19th century in Nottingham England as a smaller version of the English Bulldog.  Greatly admired by lace workers in Nottingham as both companion pets and utility dogs, the Toy Bulldogs would accompany their owners to work and keep their factories rodent-free. When the Industrial Revolution in England began, and workers were being replaced by automated machines and jobs grew scarce, the lace workers emigrated to Normandy France taking their treasured utility and companion dogs with them. Soon after their arrival in Normandy, the Toy Bulldog would spread across France and evolve into the French Bulldog (with the signature bat ears) that is known today. In less than a decade, the French Bulldog became the most in vogue companion pet in France, especially in Paris where it was carried as a wealth statement among artists, actors, celebrities and elites of the time. During their reign in France, the French Bulldogs would be presented (by both men and women) as a courting gift to show interest and to charm.  By the end of the 19th century, the handsome French Bulldog (Frenchie) had spread out and become highly popular across Europe, America, and Russia.  

In the short time they have been around, the French Bulldogs has been classified as second most popular breed in the UK and the US (2020) and the third most popular in Australia (2017). The Frenchie has been a famous show dog and a popular companion pet that has been adoringly represented in literature and art, gathering an impressive number of admirers. To this day, the French Bulldog is among the most popular dog breeds in the world.  

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the life expectancy of a French Bulldog? The average life expectancy is 10 to 12 years.

Does the French Bulldog shed? Yes, but because this breed has a single coat it sheds far less than most other breeds.

Do French Bulldog’s snore? Yes, but not all do. Snoring can be aggravated by breathing deficiencies

Are French Bulldogs good guard watch dogs? Though somewhat territorial and protective French Bulldogs aren’t known to be good guard dogs, but they do make for excellent watch dogs, alerting their owners when something is amiss.

Do they bark a lot? French Bulldog’s don’t typically bark much unless given reason to.

Are French Bulldog’s good companion dogs? Yes, these pups love to be with their owner and family. They are full of love and affection and are always looking for a warm lap to snuggle on.

Are French Bulldog’s good with children? French Bulldog’s are known to be wonderful companions to children. However, like any dog young children need supervision, especially when your little one is still a puppy. This is for the safety of both the child and the dog.

Are French Bulldog’s good with other dogs? This depends on the personality of your pup. Early socialization with people and other dogs is so important for the development of puppies and will set the stage of what your puppy will and will not tolerate as they grow into adulthood.

Are French Bulldog’s really from France? No! They actually originated in China. They were sent to France, where they became popular and where they adopted the name of Bouledogue Français (French Bulldog).

When do French Bulldogs stop growing? French Bulldogs reach their full adult size at approximately 9 months of age.

What French Bulldogs were bred for? These cuddly little ones were bed as lap dogs, companionship dogs, guard dogs, and tracking dogs through history.

Do French Bulldog’s like to swim? This breed is top heavy making it very difficult for them to swim. Some like water and others do not. Careful supervision is a must if you take your French Bulldog in or near the water.

What does French Bulldog mean? French Bulldog comes from the ancient English word French Bulldogg, which means “playful little friend”.

Are French Bulldog’s hypoallergenic? No. This breed has a double coat, which means that they do shed.

Do French Bulldog’s drool a lot? Not exactly. This breed tends to drool only when they’re excited. So the drool will be dependent on how happy of a dog you have!