French Bulldog Breed Profile


Pleasant and easy to care for, the French Bulldog makes a great companion. Its personality is very amusing and comical, and will entertain the owner for hours with their antics. They are bright and curious and alert, which means they love to get into things and explore.

Family/Child Friendly

French Bulldogs get along fairly well with children. However, they tend to bond strongly with just one member of the family. This breed of dog thrives on human interaction, so ignoring it is not an option. They are very willful, but can be trained with a patient owner that uses non abusive training tactics.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan for this breed of dog is around 10 to 12 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for a French Bulldog is around 19 to 28 lbs.

Common Diseases

This breed of dog is prone to eye and respiratory problems. If they are too overweight, they can have breathing problems as a result of being too fat. Wheezing, snoring, and gassiness are common conditions. They cannot swim because of their physique, so be careful around water. These dogs tend to be high maintenance dogs with high veterinary bills to follow.

Housebreaking and Shedding

They can be a bit willful, but can be trained with lots of patience and perseverence on part of the owner. Shedding is average, requiring a brushing only every other day.

Best Owner Compatibility

This breed of dog can do well in apartment and condo environments, provided they have enough to do and lots of room to run around and play. This breed of dog is not however, suited for the frequent traveler, as they thrive on human interaction and being a part of the family. They are sensitive to hot temperatures, and prefer cool climates. Best Owner has lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

Owning this breed of dog does not come cheaply. The average cost for one of these dogs ranges from $1,500 to $2,700 and even more. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Some dogs may show aggression towards other dogs, and others won't. They don't show aggression towards humans unless they have been abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

Make good watchdogs because they will bark when strangers approach.

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