The french bulldog is an intelligent, lively, playful and affectionate dog that makes for a delightful companion or family pet. This mild mannered breed loves people, loves to get involved with family play and activities. they are sweet natured, humorous and entertaining. the french bulldog is a very dependable, well balanced and social breed. they are described as a small dog trapped in a big dog's body. puppies are playful and energetic but will calm down as they get older.
The Frenchie is a stubborn breed like their english counterpart but they are also very sensitive. Their gentle disposition, intelligence and obedience means that they are well suited to novice owners as well as the more experienced.
The French bulldog gets along well with children and other animals but they may try and hunt very small animals such as rodents. With strangers most will be friendly and welcoming although some can be reserved. They are effective little watchdogs as they will be vocal if they sense danger. These little dogs are very active for their size and should be watched around swimming pools for they can't swim and will likely drown. The Frenchie makes a wonderful family pet and will get along with practically anyone and anything. like the english bulldog, they do not make good companions for owners who are very active as their short muzzles mean they can get worn out very quickly and be prone to respiratory problems if over-exerted.
Average Height: 12 inches
Average Weight: Males 22 - 28 lbs, Females 17-22 lbs
If you are interested in owning a French Bulldog, we encourage you to do thorough research so that you understand the possible health problems that your Frenchie could be affected by.
While selective breeding and genetic testing can reduce the chances of these disorders developing, no test can guarantee your French Bulldog will be completely free of disease throughout its life.
We’ve compiled a list of the most common French Bulldog genetic health problems to help you understand what gives Frenchies a bad rep.
- Allergies - Hip Dysplasia
- Pink Eye - Cherry Eye
- Brachycephalic Respiratory Syndrome
- Stenotic Nares - Tracheal Collapse
- Heat Stress
These are just some of the health issues that a Frenchie could potentially have.
The average cost of a French Bulldog ranges anywhere from $3000 to $5000, sometimes even higher.
Yes, you heard me right, some of these Frenchies (as you’re about to see) can even cost as much as $10,000 to $100,000+.
“That’s nuts” you might be saying, however, we promise we can explain everything.
What makes breeding French Bulldogs (and hence Frenchie puppies) so expensive is that they require artificial insemination and c-sections to reproduce. Their very slim hips makes it very difficult, if not nearly impossible for them to reproduce naturally. Not to mention, vet bills, high-quality foods for the puppies, and housing just adds to the cost of breeding Frenchies.
There’s no other way to put it, breeding French Bulldogs is a full-time job; they require constant attention and care.
Frenchies come in a variety of different colours and patterns; as expected, the ”rarer” colours such as blue, lilac, and chocolate tend to cost more than your typical colours such as black, fawn, and white.
It’s important to note that these rarer colours are not recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club(CKC) or the American Kennel Club(AKC), but this shouldn’t matter to you unless you plan on showing your dog in competitions.