Beds-N-Biscuits Breed Beat: French Bulldogs

Considering adding a new member to your family? Dogs come in all shapes and sizes and depending on their breed, different temperaments, needs, and personalities. In this blog, we will explore the fun and friendly French Bulldog—could he be the perfect match for you?

A Little About French Bulldogs

Despite their tough-looking exterior, French Bulldogs are affectionate pups with colorful personalities and are adaptable to almost any home environment. They are known for their snorts, grunts, and even snores and generally keep barking to a minimum. Frenchies are no strangers to making people laugh—their playful side is sure to keep you and your family entertained.

At about 28 pounds or less, they are great choices for city living as they don’t require ample exercise and are happiest sitting on the couch next to their best friend (that’s you!). Bred to be a companion pet, French Bulldogs can become very attached to their family, which means they may not be the best choice for those that work long hours.

With minimal shedding and a short coat, these dogs are easy to groom, just give a little extra attention to their wrinkles to make sure they stay clean and dry. Frenchies come in a variety of colors and are known to be extremely people-friendly, but a little less so to other dogs, cats, and sometimes children.

Keeping a French Bulldog Happy and Healthy

Though French Bulldogs only require about 15-20 minutes of daily exercise, they can become destructive if they are bored, unsupervised, or untrained. Training Frenchies may be a more involved process than other breeds due to their stubbornness—it is important to stay consistent, patient, and gentle when teaching these pups.

Due to their difficulty regulating body temperature, French Bulldogs should spend most of their time in a climate-controlled environment and shouldn’t live in a garage or backyard. Long walks or hikes should also be avoided since they are highly sensitive to developing heatstroke.

Like other flat-faced dogs, French Bulldogs are prone to certain health conditions, including brachycephalic airway obstruction syndrome, so it is important to stay on top of vet visits to ensure they are in top health.

If a French Bulldog sounds like the perfect breed for you, the French Bulldog Club of America can refer you to reputable breeders across the country, or check out the French Bulldog Rescue to find your perfect companion.