About the Breed - French Bulldog

Frenchies - Real Charmers

French Bulldogs, or “Frenchies” as they are affectionately called, are gentle and alert dogs. People love them for their wide, joyful smile and their adaptability. Their sweet, playful demeanor has pet owners across the world in love.


Breed Information

English Bulldog General Information

Height: 11-13 inches
Weight: Less than 28 pounds
Lifespan: 10-12 years
Shedding: Minimal

Frenchies have a sturdy, compact body covered by a short coat. The Frenchie’s coat comes in many variations of whites, creams, fawns, brindles, blacks, blues, merles, and even chocolates! They are distinguishable from English Bulldogs because they are smaller and have bat-like ears, rather than rose ears.


Caring for French Bulldogs

Training and Exercise

Training and Exercise

Exposing your puppy to varieties of environments and faces during their youth is an important part of raising a confident, well-adapted pet. French Bulldogs catch on quickly to obedience and trick training.

They require minimal exercise - a short walk or some relaxed outdoor play is good for them. It is important to keep in mind that their short noses make them susceptible to overexertion, especially in hot weather. They also cannot swim and need to be monitored near bodies of water.



Because of their short noses and proximity to the ground, Frenchies are more prone to breathing problems than other breeds. This makes them susceptible to overheating in hot weather. They also cannot swim due to their structure and should not be unattended near water.

Frenchies are prone to obesity, which puts them at a higher risk for health issues. This can be managed with a good diet.





The Frenchie’s short coat sheds very little. While they are not likely to get mattes, they still benefit from weekly brushing. This helps distribute their natural oils, keeping their coats smooth and shiny.

Like all breeds, their ears should be kept clean and dry and their nails should be trimmed regularly.