Dog Breed 101: French Bulldog

Dog Breed 101: French Bulldog

Written by Dr. Muqeet Mushtaq DVM, MS ABG (Animal Breeding and Genetics)



An even-tempered house dog, the French Bulldog requires care and is well-suited for a single person household because it can compete for attention with other family members.

The French Bulldog barks merely when it finds reason for excitement, but it does growl and snore.


In the early 1800s, Normandy lace workers from England set out to find work in France. They keep miniature bulldogs as companions to keep in the fields and chase mice. Among these northern French farming parties, this dog's popularity increased. The English-born bulldog breeders were happy to keep this "new" breed by selling their dogs to the French. So, from that their name French bulldog is originated

The dog is widely known as a high domestic companion held by the upper class and royalty. A French Blood Dog also travelled on the Titanic. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the French Blood Dog was considered a high society dog. This breed still attracts people who appreciate the good things in life.


Constructed like a small tank, the French Bulldog is a mid-sized member of the non-sports group. The dog shares a non-sports group with the Boston Terrier and Bulldog.

The French Bulldog is not just a small bulldog. The most notable feature is the "bat" ear, which is found naturally and is never altered or cropped. This breed also has a unique skull, which is flat between the ears. The French Bulldog is a compact, muscular dog with a flat, short coat.


The French Bulldog is a domestic dog that pays attention to single-member. French Bulldog demands it! This dog is ideal for an individual family, as it can compete with other people in the family of your attention. French Blood Dog doesn't bark much, and he only barks when he finds the real reason for the excitement.


French Bulldogs can be happy in any accommodation. This breed is suitable for city life because no large courtyard is required. It does not mean that he is a lazy dog, but he is always willing to walk. The French Bulldog doesn't need to eat much, and its short coat is easy to keep clean. Clean their facial wrinkles regularly. Frenchie is offensive and snores much. He likes to devote his time at home, getting all your attention.

Breed Characteristic

Weight Ranges:

  • Males: 25-27 lbs.
  • Females: 25-27 lbs.

Height at Withers:

  • Males: 12 in.
  • Females: 11 in.

Other Body Features:

  • Face: Brachycephalic (squashed face)
  • Legs: Short bowed legs.
  • Ears: Upright ears (unsurprisingly)
  • Exercise Requirements: <20 minutes/day
  • Energy Levels: Average
  • Longevity Ranges: 9-11 yrs.
  • The tendency to Drool: High 
  • The tendency to Snore: High
  • The tendency to Bark: Moderate
  • The tendency to Dig: Low 
  • Social/Attention Needs: High
  • Bred For: Lapdog
Body Coat Characteristic
  • Coat Length: Short
  • Coat type: Flat
  • Coat Colors: Black with or without the white, fawn, white
  • Overall Grooming Needs: Moderate
Club Recognition
  • AKC Classifications: Non-Sporting
  • UKC Classifications: Companion Dogs
  • Prevalence: So-So

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