The French Bulldog, A Tulip-Eared Favorite Why This Breed's Rise to Popularity Is Interesting

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Medium Breed Overweight French Bulldog

Is The French Bulldog Right For You?

  • 1 French Bulldogs are well known as excellent companion dogs with a sweet temperament.
  • 2 French Bulldogs are patient and affectionate with children, making them excellent family pets.
  • 3 Frenchies require minimal exercise and rarely bark, making them ideal apartment pets.
  • 4 Care must be taken in hot, humid, and cold weather due to their short snouts.


The creation of 19th century French lace makers looking for a more compact version of the English Bulldog, the French Bulldog was originally thought of as a toy version of their popular companion predecessor. A dog far braver than their size would imply, this breed became popular originally with the lower class, but gained acceptance into the upper echelon because of their great personality.

Quick Facts

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    10-12 years

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    Hair Length


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    Male Height

    19-22 (9-10kg.)

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    Male Weight

    22-28 pounds (10-13kg.)

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    Female Height

    19-22 (9-10kg.)

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    Female Weight

    22-28 pounds (10-13kg.)

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    Litter Size

    3-5 puppies


An easy going, loveable, playful, curious breed, the French Bulldog is a natural clown. While they may be standoffish around other dogs, they are nothing but lovable around people (although they may play favorites with one owner). They get along well with kids and love to play. They are also full of energy, but may tucker out early on hot summer days. .


The French Bulldog can be seen in brindle, brindle and white, fawn and white, and any color except solid black, mouse, liver, black and tan, black and white, or white with black (without any trace of brindle coloring).

Health Concerns

French Bulldogs require frequent visits to the vet. Serious health concerns with French Bulldogs are:


A tiny, boxy, snub nosed, brick of a dog, the French Bulldog looks like a smaller, less wrinkly version of their English counterpart. They have the trademark Bulldog jowly upper lip, and their lower jaw is squared off. Their tail can either be straight or a curly cue, but what really sets this breed apart are their large, bat like ears that sit erect atop their head.

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