The French Bulldog resembles a Bulldog in miniature, except for the large, erect “bat ears” that are the breed’s trademark feature. The head is large and square, with heavy wrinkles rolled above the extremely short
nose. The body beneath the smooth, brilliant coat is compact and muscular.
Frenchies don’t bark much, but their alertness makes them excellent watchdogs. They happily adapt to life with singles, couples, or families, and do not require a lot of outdoor exercise. They get along well with other animals and enjoy making new friends.
A short walk or outdoor play session with their owner each day should provide enough exercise to keep the French Bulldog in shape. Frenchies enjoy participating in canine sports such as obedience, agility, and rally. As a flat-faced breed, however, they are prone to breathing difficulties and should never be allowed to exert themselves in hot weather.
The Frenchie’s short coat sheds minimally. Weekly brushing with a medium-bristle brush, a rubber grooming mitt or tool, or a hound glove will help to remove shed hair and keep him looking his best. Brushing promotes new hair growth and distributes skin oils throughout the coat to help keep it healthy. A Frenchie’s facial folds should be kept clean and dry. The Frenchie’s nails should also be trimmed regularly, as overly long nails can cause him pain.
Because Frenchies are prone to obesity, it is vital to watch their calorie intake and weight. If you choose to give your Frenchies treats, do so in moderation and avoid giving them table scraps. We recommend feeding your puppy Royal Canin dog food until it reaches adulthood.