French Bulldog

Other name: Frenchie

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Life expectancy

The French Bulldog has a life expectancy of between 9 and 11 years




Adult size

Female Between 9 and 13 in
Male Between 11 and 14 in

Adult weight

Female Between 18 and 29 lb
Male Between 20 and 31 lb
Coat colour
Black White Red Sand
Type of coat
Very short
Eye colour

Purchase price

The French Bulldog costs between £3500 and £4500

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More details about the French Bulldog

French Bulldog: Origins and history

The history of this pet is rather mysterious. The French claim that he is a dog native to their country, but the English maintain that he descends from the Bulldog. It is likely that he was influenced by the latter, but nonetheless, it is undeniable that the selection and popularity of this breed began in France.

At the beginning, the Bulldog had two uses: as a rat hunter and guard dog. No wonder he was so popular among butchers and wine sellers, whose stables and wine houses he kept.

However, thanks to his lovely and intelligent personality, he quickly left the stables! At the beginning of the 20th century, you could find him in the houses of nobles, the rich and even in the royal courts, but also in poor areas, where he protected prostitutes and naughty boys. 

Today, the French Bulldog is very popular in the United Kingdom

FCI classification of the French Bulldog

  • Group 9 - Companion and Toy Dogs

  • Section 11 : Small Molossian type Dogs

Training a French Bulldog

The French Bulldog’s stubbornness is a trait that his owners can find disconcerting. However, a patient, firm and coherent approach will manage to convince this hard-headed pup to cooperate. 

Training should start early, and he must learn the basics quickly to allow him to properly integrate into his social group and society overall. 

Despite what it may seem, the French Bulldog has a sensitive personality, with aggressive and coercive approaches only damaging his relationship with his owner. 
The approach to training this dog will have to be softened so as not to harm him, both physically and emotionally. Fun training environments should be fostered, with games and/or treats given as rewards. 

For this pet, the expression to use “an iron fist a velvet glove” could not be more appropriate. 

Finally, his training shouldn’t be neglected on the pretext that he is a small dog. Regardless of the size of the dog we adopt, proper training is always necessary. 

French Bulldog: Purchase price

The price of a French Bulldog varies depending on its origins, age and sex. You should budget around £3,500 to £4,500 for a Bulldog registered with the KC. 

A rough budget between £20 and £30 a month should be accounted for to meet the French Bulldog’s needs and provide him with a good quality diet.

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