Want to adopt a French Bulldogor French Bulldogmix ? These dogs are in your area!
|Weight:||19 - 28lbs.|
|Life Span:||10 - 12 years|
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.
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.
The average lifespan for a French bulldog is 10-12 years.
11 inches to 1 foot tall at the shoulder
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 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 are average shedders. Most Frenchies shed the most when they lose their undercoat in the Spring and Fall.
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.
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.
Find a French Bulldog available near you!
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.
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.
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 Bulldogs are known to bark when someone is at the door, but generally do not bark much.
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.
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.
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 are trainable, but can also be quite stubborn and tend to have a short attention span. Patience and consistency is key with this breed.
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.