French Bulldog


Alert, Watchful, Playful
Size: Small
Height: 25-34 cm
Weight: 8-14 kg
Lifespan: 10-12 years
Coat: Shorthair
Colors: Black, White, Cream, Brindle
FCI Group: Companion and Toy Dogs

The French Bulldog is one of the most popular dog breeds. It is suitable for almost every dog lover. Whether singles, families or seniors - these intelligent dogs feel at home with everyone. They are playful and protective of their humans when it counts.

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The French Bulldog is a dog breed of English origin. They are recognized by the FCI and assigned to Group 9.

They are available in the colors white, black, cream and brindle. Their hair is dense, shiny and without undercoat.

The watchful but affectionate "Frenchie" is a real charmer. With their googly eyes, they are expressive dogs that get by with few words. They don't bark much, but their pronounced alertness makes them excellent watchdogs. They are happy to adapt to life with singles, couples or families and do not need much exercise.

They get on well with other animals and are happy when they make new human friends. The inhabitants of Paris swear by this funny and companionable nature.

The French Bulldog has a very cheerful nature and is not easily disturbed. In serious situations, it can show its strong sense of alertness and protection, but does not necessarily become aggressive.

This pedigree dog has a very active nature and a certain stubbornness. Its training therefore requires a certain discipline and tenacity from puppyhood onwards.

For its size, the French Bulldog is a very courageous dog, but, as I said, not an aggressive one. When it comes down to it, it can protect its family with its watchdog character. The French Bulldog is not afraid of larger dogs. However, it should be prepared for this from an early age so that it can assess its own strength.

The French Bulldog can be kept in a city apartment. However, sufficient exercise and long walks are an important part of species-appropriate keeping. However, care must be taken to ensure that they are not overexerted in hot weather. This breed is less heat-tolerant than other dog breeds due to its shortened respiratory tract. Today, the French Bulldog is a popular companion that can be kept well both in the city and in the countryside.

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Children suitable:

With supervision

The right food

When choosing food, make sure that it contains high-quality ingredients, is balanced and meets your dog's requirements. Age, size or weight, activity and health status play an important role. You should follow the manufacturer's recommendations for the amount of food.

Treats should only be fed in moderation and deducted from the basic diet to avoid obesity.

Puppies can be fed 4-6 times a day. The number of meals should be gradually reduced to 2 per day until the dog is fully grown. A rest period should be observed after meals.

Fresh drinking water should be available at all times.

Health & Care

The French Bulldog is very easy to care for. It has a short coat with no undercoat. It sheds very little and therefore requires less grooming than many other dog breeds.

When grooming this breed, you should pay particular attention to the face and eyes. The eyes are poorly protected and can quickly develop conjunctivitis. You should therefore check them regularly and keep them clean.

The wrinkles on the face and body that are typical of this breed should also be regularly cared for. This will prevent possible inflammation.

It is also important to regularly check and care for the ears. These are particularly sensitive due to their size and texture.

Due to the species-typical flat face shape, the body temperature cannot be regulated well. Therefore, care must be taken to protect them from the sun or keep them warm in the event of overheating or hypothermia. Due to its short, unprotected coat, it tends to catch colds quickly. In winter, a winter coat or a home-knitted wool jacket is suitable.

Suitable accessories

A bully is a very playful dog with moderate energy. You can motivate him with treats in particular and teach him nice tricks. The following accessories are suitable for a Bully Accessories articles for small dogs.

You should get your Bully a suitable winter coat for the winter months. The thin undercoat is very susceptible to colds. You should also look out for low-calorie treats.

You will need the following basic equipment: Collar or harness with lead, dog basket or dog mat as a retreat, water and food bowl, tick tweezers, claw clippers, mild dog shampoo, brush and comb, toothbrush and toothpaste for dogs, transport box for transportation in the car and a first aid kit. Ask your vet what should be in the first aid kit.

French Bulldog History

Origin & History

In the middle of the 19th century, the bulldog became popular in several English cities, including Nottingham. The toy bulldog became the mascot of Nottingham's top manufacturers.

After the industrial revolution in England, many people moved to northern France. Naturally, they brought their bulldogs with them.

The small dogs became very popular in the French countryside, where merchants settled. Over the decades, the bulldogs of the time were crossed with other breeds. Some with terriers and pugs. This resulted in the now famous bat ears. They were given the name Bouledogue Français, today's French Bulldog.

Paris finally discovered the charming new breed. The French Bulldog's reputation as the dog of the city was born. Artists such as Edgar Degas and Toulouse-Lautrec depicted the Frenchies in paintings of the Parisian demimonde.

American fanciers of the early 1900s also contributed to the development of the breed. They insisted that the bat ear and not the rose ear was the true breed of Frenchies. Because of this peculiarity, the "Frenchie" has found its unmistakable place in the hearts of many people.