The French Bulldog makes a very good companion dog.
She is playful and fairly easy to care for, but she
needs plenty of human attention. She is generally good
around other pets and loves children. As a reminder,
never cleave a child unsupervised around a puppy or
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*Approximate Adult Size. The approximate adult
size (two years old or older) of the French Bulldog
is about 12 inches to the withers (highest point of
the shoulder). There are two weight classes, 19 to 22
pounds and 22 to 28 pounds.
*Special Health Considerations. Most dog breeds
have certain inherited health problems associated with
that specific breed and the French Bulldog is no exception.
Be on the lookout for breathing problems, skin problems,
prone to eye injuries and heat stroke. This disease
list is an informative guideline only. Other diseases
may also be significant threats, please contact your
veterinarian for a complete list.
She should visit the veterinarian several times in the
first year for shots, boosters and check up. Then, as
an adult, she should visit the veterinarian yearly for
shots and check up. As she gets older, six years and
on, she should visit the veterinarian twice a year for
check ups and shots. Remember; avoid feeding your dog
*Grooming. The French Bulldog has a short, smooth,
fine and brilliant coat. She is an average shedder and
should be brushed regularly. Brushing will help her
maintain a clean and healthy coat, avoid mats and help
you keep a closer eye on her health and strengthen your
emotional bond with her.
Her teeth should be brushed at least twice a week with
toothpaste and toothbrush designed for dogs. Brushing
removes the accumulation of plaque and tartar which
can cause cavities (rarely) and periodontal disease.
Dog periodontal disease can lead to pain, loss of teeth,
bad breath and other serious disease.
Her toenails may need to be examined for growth and
clipped regularly. The toenails of the rear feet grow
slower than the toenails of the front feet. Generally
a guillotine type trimmer is the best for this chore
and competent instructions to accomplish this can be
found on the net.
*Life Span. The French Bulldog can live between
10 and 14 years with proper nutrition, medical care
and excellent living conditions.
*History. The French Bulldog was first developed
either in France or Spain from small bulldogs. They
were first registered by the American Kennel Association
*French Bulldog Club of America
*UKC United Kennel Club
*NKC National Kennel Club
*CKC Continental Kennel Club
*APRI Americas Pet Registry Inc.
*AKC American Kennel Club
*FCI Federation Cynologique Internationale
*NZKC New Zealand Kennel Club
*KCGB = Kennel Club of Great Britain
*ANKC = Australian National Kennel Club
*ACR = American Canine Registry
Litter Size: 2 to 5 French Bulldog puppies
Category: Non-Sporting, Mastiff
Terms To Describe: Affectionate, courageous, playful,
intelligent, muscular, active, curious, alert, comfortable,
*SPECIAL GOOD POINTS
Good watch dog.
Good companion dog.
Is not a barker.
They like to hunt mice.
*SPECIAL BAD POINTS
Tend to snore.
Poor guard dog.
Can be gassy.
May not be able to swim.
May have to see a vet more than some other breeds.
May have trouble bearing young.
Sensitive to heat.
Can be a one person dog.
Can be willful
Some may drool and slobber.
*Other Names Known By: Bouledogue Francais, Frenchie
*Every dog is an individual so not everything in this
information may be correct for your dog. This information
is meant as a good faith guideline only.
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