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French Bulldogs

Bouledogue Francais

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height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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French Bulldog

All About French Bulldogs

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Average Height & Weight

The French Bulldog is considered a SMALL dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 11 to 13 inches.

Weight: Fewer than 28 pounds.

Females – Height: 11 to 13 inches.

Weight: Fewer than 28 pounds.

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French Bulldog


Typical Coloring

French Bulldogs are commonly brindle, fawn, white, and brindle and white.





Affectionate and even-tempered, French Bulldogs were bred as lapdogs, which contributed to their easygoing natures. They are not watchdogs but they are good at alerting their owners to anything that is happening around them, barking at strangers and houseguests. The breed is playful and makes a good companion.




Activity Level

French Bulldogs have moderate energy levels and do not need a lot of exercise. They enjoy playing indoors. While they will go on walks, they do not like to engage in activity when it is hot outside. Most French Bulldogs cannot swim.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

9 to 11 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concerns for French Bulldogs include stenotic nares, elongated soft palate, intervertebral disc degeneration and hemivertebrae. Patellar luxation, entropion and canine hip dysplasia are less common but still occur within the breed, while distichiasis, cataracts and deafness are seen occasionally.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

French Bulldogs have a low tolerance for hot climates and a medium tolerance for cold climates.



French Bulldog


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

French Bulldogs are very good family pets. They enjoy the companionship of children and like to play with them. They are friendly toward other dogs and very friendly toward other household pets.




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