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French Bulldog


French Bulldog profile

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Lifespan: 10-14 Years

Avg height: 27-33cm

Avg weight: 7-18kg

Coat type: Short, fine, smooth, shiny

Coat colours: Fawn, brindle and white, black

Originally bred for:  Lapdog

Breed traits: Affectionate, devoted, willing to please, companionable


A little about French Bulldogs

The French Bulldog is the ultimate lapdog, with its overly affectionate personality and its willingness to please its owner. They enjoy playing and entertaining their owners as well as a good cuddle.




French Bulldogs are generally healthy, although due to the short, broad snout they do tend to suffer from brachycephalic syndrome and they do not cope well in hot, humid weather. Other diseases that the breed are prone to include patella luxation, allergic skin disease, eye injury and intervertebral disc disease. Most French Bulldog puppies are born by caesarean as their heads are too big for the birth canal.


A day in the life of "Max"

I lay upside down, belly facing to the heavens with my eyes closed. I’ve been nudged a few times by my owner. Apparently for doing something called “snoring”. But with the sun so warm, and their lap so comfy, my eyes were too heavy to keep open.

Eyes still closed, a large warm hand began to rub my belly. I huff then groan, legs twitching. This is the life.

The couch thumps and rumbles beneath me and my brother begins to pant in my face. I open my eyes. What now?

I roll over and feel his tongue lick my forehead as his tail begins to wag, a full body motion. Game on. I flip over and jump down off the couch, pouncing around to egg my brother to join me and play.

Instead, there’s a ball! Thrown from the hand of my human it bounces towards me. I leap up to catch it but miss! Instead, the ball bounces off my nose and fires my brothers direction. He jumps off the couch and mid-air catches the ball, taking off towards the kitchen once he lands, his claws pattering on the wooden floorboards as he runs.

Oh no you don’t! I take off after him. We gallop through the house, growling and huffing as we play. The game is on!

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.