French Bulldogs For Sale
- Personality: Playful, smart, adaptable, and completely irresistible
- Energy Level: Not Very Active; Frenchies are easygoing, not terribly athletic; brisk walks will keep them trim
- Good with Children: Yes
- Good with other Dogs: Yes
- Shedding: Seasonal
- Grooming: Occasional
- Trainability: Responds Well
- Height: 11-13 inches
- Weight: under 28 pounds
- Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
- Barking Level: Quiet
French Bulldogs Facts
You’ll not find a more amusing companion than a French Bulldog puppy: he’ll be alert, affectionate, and irresistible. His favorite perch is your lap, although he’s up for a brisk walk twice a day. French Bulldogs prefer to be indoors during hot weather where it is cool, preferably air-conditioned place. Training will rein in your puppy’s natural stubbornness and you’ll be rewarded with an intelligent, lovable, and entertaining pal.
Provide your Frenchie with regular checkups, routine vaccinations, tests for intestinal parasites, heartworm prevention, and flea and tick control. Your vet should do regular dental checkups and care, and you should clean your dog’s teeth regularly at home as well. As a short-faced, brachycephalic, dwarf breed, French Bulldogs may have some health concerns that you should be aware of.
The short face can make their breathing less efficient than that of long-nosed breeds, so Frenchies have less tolerance to heat, exercise, and stress, all of which increase their need to breathe. If your dog seems to overheat or become stressed too easily, with noisy breathing and sometimes spitting up foam, consult the vet and have its airway evaluated for pinched nostrils or an elongated soft palate.
Anesthesia is also riskier in short-faced dogs, so be sure your vet is experienced with such breeds should your Frenchie need to be anesthetized. Like other dwarf breeds, the stocky French Bulldog may also have abnormal vertebrae and/or premature degeneration of the intervertebral discs. While the spine is supported by good musculature, herniation of degenerated discs can cause major problems, and most symptomatic back problems are due to disc disease rather than abnormal vertebrae.