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French Bulldog.

Price range

$500 - $5000

Common names

Bouledogue français

Size

Small

Dog group

Non-Sporting

Coat length

Short

Energy

Low

Kid friendly

Medium

Life expectancy

10-12 years

French Bulldog.

Price range

$500 - $5000

Common names

Bouledogue français

Size

Small

Dog group

Non-Sporting

Coat length

Short

Energy

Low

Kid friendly

Medium

Life expectancy

Short

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What does a French Bulldog look like?

General Appearance of the French Bulldog

The French Bulldog has the appearance of an active, intelligent, muscular dog of heavy bone, smooth coat, compactly built, and of medium or small structure. They have a distinct barrel-like body, a Brachycephalic (squashed) face and pointed bat-like ears. They have sleek coats that come in a variety of colours such as black, white, brindle or fawn. They have an alert expression, and are curious and interested creatures.

Available in these colours

What colours do French Bulldogs come in?

French Bulldogs come in a variety of colours, including Black, Black and White, Blue and White, Brindle, Brindle and White, Cream, Fawn, Red, Tan and White[1].

All about the
French Bulldog.

French Bulldogs embody the phrase “Love the one you’re with”. French Bulldogs are small and have unique “bat-ears” and comes in a mixture of colours. With a “Tough-on-the-outside, sweet-on-the-inside” attitude, unmistakable bat-shaped ears and unusual bow-legged gait, the French Bulldog got so much fame that he’s fast becoming the city-dwellers dog of choice.

The French Bulldog is a charming, clever dog with a sense of humour and a stubborn streak. They are very affectionate with people, and he becomes incredibly attached to his family. But sometimes, he grows a little too connected, which means he’s not the best choice for those who’ll be away long hours every day. It also means he absolutely cannot live in the backyard or garage but only indoors as a family member. Like all brachycephalic or “flat-faced” breeds, he has difficulty regulating his body temperature and needs to live in a climate-controlled environment.

French Bulldogs are receptive to heat and can quickly succumb to heatstroke. This is not a breed for people who enjoy hiking or jogging with a dog. Breeders like to send their French Bulldog puppies to their new homes when they’re already 9 or 10 weeks old. French Bulldog puppies can become bothersome little tyrants if they don’t get to spend the optimal amount of time with their mom and littermates, learning the practices of behaviour toward people and other dogs.

All about the French Bulldog adult stats

Weight

Low 8 KG

High 13 KG

Weight

Low 28 CM

High 30 CM

Weight

Low 9 KG

High 14 KG

Weight

Low 28 CM

High 30 CM

French Bulldog.

Characteristics & Tendencies:

TENDENCY TO DIG
Snoring
Drooling
Exercise needs
Grooming needs
Barking

Care and Maintenance

Feeding

How much do
French Bulldogs eat?
2.5 to 3 cups of food a day

Exercise

How much
exercise do they need?
15 to 30 Mins

Temperament

Are they kid friendly? Yes, the French Bulldog breed is good with kids.

Living

Do they need a lot of space? French Bulldogs do not need a lot of room and do very well in apartments or small dwellings.

Frequently asked questions about the Golden Retriever.

What are the most common health issues for French Bulldogs[2]?

  • Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome
  • Von Willebrand’s Disease
  • Megaesophagus
  • Corneal Ulcers
  • Pannus

They need at least 1 to 1½ cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Good nutrition is just as crucial for a young puppy as it is for a more grown Frenchie. Clean, fresh water should be made available at all times.

French Bulldogs don’t shed much, but twice a year, they lose their undercoat. The Frenchie’s tiny coat sheds minimally. Getting them a weekly brushing with a medium-bristle brush, a rubber grooming mitt or tool, or a de-shedding glove will help remove dead hair and have him seeing his best.

Brushing promotes new hair growth and gives skin oils, ultimately the coat, to help keep it healthy. Frenchie’s facial plaits should be maintained clean and dry. The Frenchie’s nails should also be trimmed regularly, as overly long nails can cause the dog pain.

French Bulldogs are relatively simple to groom and need only occasional brushing to keep their coat healthy. French Bulldogs do not usually wear their nails down and will need their nails trimmed frequently. Bathe your French Bulldog monthly or as required, and use a high-quality dog shampoo to maintain the essential oils in his skin and coat. It’s good to begin grooming your Frenchie at a growing age and train your puppy to stand on a desk or floor to make this life easier for both of you[3].

A 15-minute walk per day should prevent them from becoming overweight. French Bulldogs do not require many exercises, but they do need daily walks to keep them at a healthy weight—Frenchies like participating in canine sports such as obedience, agility, and assembly. However, as a flat-faced breed, they are prone to breathing problems and should never exert themselves in hot or humid weather.

Dental and health check-up are not entirely necessary for only humans, but for Frenchies as well. This is borne out of the increasing concern that Frenchies are more prone to health problems, and it is in their greatest interest to get medical care to stay well and fit. Discuss with your vet should any symptoms be present:

* Shortness of breath

* Reduced exercise tolerance

* Difficulty breathing

* Coughing

* Noticeable weight gain or loss

* Swollen abdomen

* Fainting

* Loss of appetite

* Depression

* Nasal discharge

French Bulldogs are fit for families with or without children; they can also go along with cats and other pets if well acquainted. French Bulldogs unusually bark and, while they require some training, they don’t need much, giving them popular among city dwellers[4].

French Bulldog is also an energetic and loyal companion. A small-sized, playful dog with a good character for playing nice with kids.

French Bulldogs can be comfortable to train, but they can also be unreasonable. Be strong and patient when teaching this breed. A fun-loving radical, the French Bulldog, takes well to training when it’s done positively with loads of food rewards, praise, and play.

French Bulldogs are responsible. However, their capacity to learn is masked somewhat by stubbornness. Despite this stubbornness, Frenchies can learn the things that are important to them quickly.

They also have prominent characters and can require a fair amount of training to make them civilised companions. They can be headstrong, but at heart, they’re people pleasers and hence easy to train. The proper motivation (such as food) and making a game of the method will ensure their participation.

When they are introduced to them through puppyhood, Frenchies can get along great with other dogs and cats. However, overly spoiled Frenchies may be jealous of other dogs, mainly if those other dogs receive recognition from the Frenchie’s person.

If asked together with a cat or dog, they may accompany, but some Frenchies will track cats and other small pets. French Bulldogs who haven’t been socialised with other pets may show aggressiveness towards dogs of equal sex.

A Frenchie can show jealousy and competition in a multi-dog household. Early socialisation and puppy training classes are supported. Showing the puppy to a wide variety of people, places, and situations will help him develop into a well-adjusted adult. Puppy coaching classes serve as part of the socialisation method, encourage good behaviour, and help the owner recognise and correct bad habits.

References

    1. French Bulldog. Australian National Kennel Council Ltd..
    2. French Bulldog. The Kennel Club.
    3. French Bulldog Dog Breed Information. American Kennel Club.
    4. French Bulldog Breed – Facts and Personality Traits. Hill’s Pet.

French Bulldog breeders

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Optional Extra Benefits

During the application process You will be provided with the option to include Optional Extra Benefits that cover certain conditions and Treatments which are not otherwise covered under the Policy.

 

The Optional Extra Benefits are:

Alternative Therapies, Behavioural Problems, and Dental Illness.

 

Examples of Alternative Therapies: Acupuncture, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy

Examples of Behavioural Problems: Excessive licking, fur pulling, pacing and destructive

chewing.

Examples of Dental Illnesses: Dental diseases, gingivitis, periodontal disease.