French Bulldog Adoption

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French Bulldog Fast Facts 

 

 

Nickname: Frenchie
Breed Group: Non-sporting
Height: 12 inches
Weight: 19 - 28lbs.
Life Span: 10 - 12 years

 

 

 

French Bulldog Information 

Where are French bulldogs from? 

 

Contrary to common belief French bulldogs originated in the United Kingdom, but became popular when they migrated to France in the 1860s. French bulldogs are descendants of the now extinct Bullenbeisser. The Bullenbeisser was a large working dog bred solely for the purpose of bull-baiting. In 1835, Britain made bull-baiting illegal and without any restrictions on how the breed should look, many breeders began crossing the Bullenbeisser with other smaller dogs. By 1850, miniature bulldogs had become a common sight in London. They made their way to France with lace workers from Nottingham who were displaced during the Industrial Revolution. The miniature bulldogs became very popular amongst the French and quickly became a fashion symbol of Parisian life.

 

How many types of French bulldogs are there? 

 

French bulldogs can be found with a variety of different coat colors and patterns, and there are several variations in eye color, mask color, and paw color.

 

Which breeds mix with French bulldog? 

 

  • Poodle and French Bulldog = French Boodle
  • Pug and French Bulldog = Frug
  • Pomeranian and French Bulldog = French Pomerdog
  • Rottweiler and French Bulldog = French Bullweiler
  • Pitbull and French Bulldog = French Pitbulldog

 

 

 

French Bulldog Lifespan 

 

How long do French bulldogs live?

 

The average lifespan for a French bulldog is 10-12 years.

 

 

French Bulldog Size 

How big do French bulldogs get? 

 

11 inches to 1 foot tall at the shoulder

 

How much do French bulldogs weigh?

 

French bulldogs can vary in weight, but generally weigh between 19 and 28 pounds depending upon sex. Male French bulldogs average between 20 - 28 pounds, while female French Bulldogs weigh a bit less on average at 16-24 pounds.

 

 

 

 

French Bulldog Colors

 

What colors do French bulldogs come in?

 

French bulldogs come in many different colors and coat patterns. The most common coat colors for Frenchies are black and shades of fawn, but it is common to see French bulldogs with cream, white, blue/grey, chocolate or brown, sable, and even brindle coats. There are many variations of fur color and pattern in French Bulldogs.

 

 

French Bulldogs Shedding 

 

How much do French bulldogs shed?

 

French bulldogs are average shedders. Most Frenchies shed the most when they lose their undercoat in the Spring and Fall.

 

What type of coat do French bulldogs have?

 

The French bulldog has a short, fine, smooth coat that is easy to groom. Brush him weekly to keep his coat shiny and reduce shedding. He should also get a monthly bath (or as needed) to keep the coat clean.

 

Do you need to groom a French bulldog?

 

Extensive grooming is not necessary for French bulldogs, but they do need some monthly upkeep. It is easy to groom a French bulldog at home if the owner is comfortable. Brush weekly to keep the moderately-shedding coat looking shiny and healthy. Frenchie’s do not wear down their toenails naturally, so monthly clippings will also be needed. If the dog does not like to have his feet handled, this can require trips to the vet or groomer on a regular basis. It's best to brush your dog's teeth several times a week to keep teeth and gums healthy and prevent tooth loss later in life. Frenchies should also have their ears cleaned regularly. Baths should be given monthly or as needed.

 

 

More about the French Bulldog

French Bulldog Price

How much does a French bulldog Cost? 

French bulldogs can be pricey. A French bulldog can cost between $1,400 to $8,000 if you're going through a breeder. Rescue groups tend to start at around $250, but can go as high as $750. The price will vary depending on the coat color, geographical location and who you’re purchasing from. You can adopt a French bulldog from a local animal shelter or rescue for much less than it would cost to purchase one from a breeder. An adoption fee for a French Bulldog will usually be a few hundred dollars, which helps to cover the cost of caring for a French Bulldog prior to adoption.


French Bulldog Adoption

Where can I adopt a French bulldog?

The easiest way to find a French bulldog up for adoption would be through a breed search on Adopt-a-Pet.com. The results will show all the rescues/shelters in your area that currently have French Bulldogs.

List of French bulldog shelters.

 

French Bulldog Breeders

Where can I find a French bulldog breeder? 

We recommend you rescue a French bulldog (or any dog, really) before you buy a puppy from a breeder. There are millions of homeless dogs across the country, many of which are purebred, who would otherwise be subjected to unfavorable conditions and adoption can be life changing — not only for the dog, but also the adopter. That said, we realize that buying a French Bulldog is sometimes irresistible.

If you absolutely must buy a French bulldog puppy from a breeder, make sure to only purchase a puppy that is registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC). The easiest and most reliable way to find a French bulldog breeder would be through the Online Breeder Classifieds on the AKC website.  When working with a breeder verify that the breeder you’re purchasing from has registered the parents of your puppy with the AKC and ask to see their pedigrees. Please be aware that you may have to drive several hundred miles in order to find a reputable, and trustworthy breeder to purchase your French bulldog.

 

French Bulldog Temperament and Personality 

How much do French bulldogs bark? 

French Bulldogs are known to bark when someone is at the door, but generally do not bark much.

Are French bulldog good with kids?

French bulldogs are generally very good around children. Their small size, playful attitude and gentle temperament make them perfect companions for kids of all ages. It is important to remember that no matter the breed, young children and dogs should always be supervised when they are together.

Are French bulldogs good family dogs? 

French bulldogs are great family dogs. They are easy going, do not require a ton of exercise and are able to live with dogs and cats. Males sometimes fight with other male dogs and can be territorial, but with proper training and socialization French bulldogs are very good family dogs.

Are French bulldogs good with cats? 

French Bulldogs can be good with cats, but it depends on the individual dog. Frenchies do best with cats when introduced to them as puppies.

 

French Bulldogs Training 

Are French bulldogs easy to train?

French bulldogs are trainable, but can also be quite stubborn and tend to have a short attention span. Patience and consistency is key with this breed.

 

French Bulldog Health 

Do French bulldogs have a lot of health problems?

As a short-faced, dwarf breed, French bulldogs may have some health concerns associated with their spines and noses. The short face can make their breathing less efficient than that of long-nosed breeds, because of this Frenchies have less tolerance of heat, exercise, and stress.

What diseases are French bulldogs prone to? 

  • Hip Dysplasia: Hip dysplasia is very common and occurs when the femur doesn't fit snugly into the pelvic socket of the hip joint. It is possible for a dog to have hip dysplasia without signs. Some dogs exhibit pain and lameness on one or both rear legs. As the dog ages, arthritis can develop.
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome: This disorder is found in dogs with short heads, narrowed nostrils, and elongated or soft palates. Their body structure causes breathing obstructions and can result in anything from noisy or labored breathing to total collapse of the airway. Dogs with brachycephalic syndrome commonly snuffle and snort.
  • Allergies: Allergies can occur in any breed of dog, but Frenchies are especially prone.
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD): Intervertebral disc disease causes a bulge or rupture in the discs between the vertebrae. When that happens, it can cause pain, nerve damage, and paralysis. Sometimes IVDD is mild and may be relieved through crate rest and medication, but dogs with severe cases could need surgery or the use of a wheelchair cart.
  • Von Willebrand's Disease: This is a blood disorder that can be found in both humans and dogs. It affects the clotting process of the blood. A dog affected by von Willebrand's disease will more than likely have nosebleeds, bleeding gums, prolonged bleeding from surgery, and heavy or prolonged bleeding during heat cycles or after whelping. Occasionally blood is found in the stool. This disorder is usually diagnosed between the ages of 3 and 5 and cannot be cured, but is manageable with treatment.
  • Other: Other possible conditions include, Hemivertebrae, patellar luxation, and cleft palate and/or elongated soft palate.

 

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