French Bulldogs (Frenchies) are wildly popular here in the United States. They've been an incredible companion pet for centuries. Believe it or not, these "French" Bulldogs actually originated in England as opposed to France. They sort of look like the more traditional English Bulldog, but they're smaller and more people oriented. Folks love this breed due to its friendly and good-natured personality. They love being around their human counterparts and are very affectionate as well. Best of all, French Bulldogs, due to their compact bodies, are well suited for small apartments and houses. They only have a moderate need for exercise, so that's a plus too.
Continue reading to learn more about the French Bulldog, otherwise known as a Frenchie.
Popularity: Extremely popular.
Trainability: Trainable, but tend to be stubborn due to their intelligence, independent thinking and mischievousness.
Size/Weight: Compact and muscular, miniature to small sized dogs, weighing in at an average of 16-28 pounds.
Origin Location/Date: Originated in England and France and have been bred since the 1800s.
Energy Level: Medium energy, playful and affectionate, don't require a lot of exercise.
Temperament: Very affectionate, great with both children and families, wonderful companion for singles, couples and families.
Necessary Space: Suited well for smaller areas, such as apartments and houses as well as a variety of larger areas.
Talents: Don't bark much, but are quite alert and are good watch dogs.
Life Expectancy: 10-14 years.
Group: Non-sporting group.
A few terms and phrases to describe the typical French Bulldog puppy and dog: small, adaptable, playful, affectionate, devoted, compact, muscular, bright, a charmer, family dog, devoted to individuals, doesn't bark much, alert, great watchdogs, doesn't need much exercise, friendly with other animals, amusing, companionable.
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