French Bulldog

Non-Sporting Group

Two French Bulldog puppies lying down in front of white background

Height at Shoulders

11-13 in

Weight

<28 lbs

Life Expectancy

10-12 yrs

History

The French Bulldog's ancestors, toy Bulldogs, originated in English cities where they were popular amongst lacemakers during the Industrial Revolution. As lace making shifted more into France, those lacemakers followed, bringing their dogs with them. It was in the French countryside where those toy Bulldogs were crossed with terriers and pugs to produce the French Bulldog we know today.

Breed Characteristics

While not all French Bulldogs will display the exact characteristics typical of the breed, most share a personality and temperament can be generalized by the characteristic rankings below. 

Intelligence

Affection Towards Family

Friendliness Towards Strangers

Friendliness Towards Other Dogs

Exercise Needs

★★★☆☆

★★★★★

★★★★☆

★★★★☆

★★☆☆☆

Energy Level

Sensitivity

Noise Level

Prey Drive

Shedding

★☆☆

★★★☆☆

★☆

★☆☆

★☆

Intelligence

★★★


Affection Towards Family

★★★★★


Friendliness Towards Strangers

★★★★


Friendliness Towards Other Dogs

★★★★☆


Exercise Needs

★★☆☆☆


Energy Level

★☆☆


Sensitivity

★★★☆☆


Noise Level

★☆


Prey Drive

★☆☆


Shedding

★☆

Common Traits

Very playful but also like to snuggle up with their family members and relax

Prone to drooling and flatulence

Very affectionate and demand lots of affection in return

Easy to train but can also be very stubborn

Goofy and mischievous and love to be the center of attention