Height: 10-12 inches
Weight: 18-28 lbs.
Life Span: 10-12 yrs.
Breed Group: Companion Dogs
French bulldogs are very intelligent and eager to please, although some
can be stubborn. Still, most do well in obedience training. They are ideal
for apartment dwellers and elderly people.
These sweet-tempered dogs will tolerate most strangers, enjoy the company
of gentle children, and like other animals. But actually they prefer the
company of a single person--one who showers them with attention and love.
The French bulldog's short, smooth coat may be brindle, brindle and white,
fawn, cream, or solid white. The skin is soft and loose, forming wrinkles
at the head and shoulders.
The body is compact and muscular, and the batlike ears sit high on the large,
square head. The nose is extremely short and heavily wrinkled.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
The French bulldog needs only a quick weekly brushing and combing. The ears
and the skin between the facial wrinkles need to be cleaned two to three
times a week. A walk around the block is considered a big workout for the
The French bulldog was developed in the 19th century when the French crossed
the miniature English bulldog with several French breeds, possibly terriers.
Breed-related health concerns: breathing problems, atopy, susceptibility
to heatstroke, cancer.
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club