French Bulldog

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French Bulldog History

The French Bulldog is a small, short-faced breed of domestic dog, developed in France. The English Bulldog, also a short-faced, muscular, heavy-set type of dog, was imported into France in the 1800s. Bulldogs were a favorite of French royalty, particularly during the 17th and 18th centuries. The royal court of Versailles had a special kennel of bulldogs for the sport of bull-baiting, and were known to hunt bears with them. The Bullmastiff, a larger, heavier-boned and more powerful version of the English bulldog, was developed in 19th-century England, when breeders crossed Bulldogs with mastiff stock. When bull-baiting was banned in England, the Bullmastiff became popular as a guard, fighting and war-Dog. By the mid-1800s, the Bullmastiff had become so prolific that the English Kennel Club established a separate register for them. The descendants of the original French Bulldogs, however, continued to exist in France.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin



Mastiff, Molossus

French Bulldog Physical Characteristics

The French Bulldog is a short, compact breed of domestic dogs. They are muscular and athletic, with a short, flat head and a large bite. They have small, erect ears and a wrinkled face. Their tail is curled over their back and hangs down. They have large, wide feet.

Eye Colors

Blue, Brown

Nose Colors


Coat Colors


Height Range

Male Height Range: 11 – 12 inches

Female Height Range: 11 – 12 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 17 – 28 lbs

Female Weight Range: 16 – 28 lbs

French Bulldog Health

Description of breed health.


10-14 yrs

French Bulldog Health Concerns

Ear Infections, Intervertebral Disc Degeneration, Hip Dysplasia, Hemivertebrae, Skin Fold Dermatitis, Brachycephalic Syndrome, Distichiasis, Cherry Eye, Pulmonic Stenosis, Cataracts, Retinal Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, Atopic Dermatitis

French Bulldog Temperament and Behaviour

The French Bulldog is a charming, playful, and sociable breed that is easy to train and makes a great companion. They are gentle, kind, and outgoing, and get along well with children and other pets. They are prone to some health problems, but are generally healthy.

French Bulldog Activity Requirements

The Cockapoo is the hybrid of two of the most popular companion dog breeds, the Cocker Spaniel and the Poodle. They are a happy, loving, and affectionate breed that loves human companionship. While Cockapoos are happy lounging around the house, they also love to get out and explore. They can get in plenty of exercise and adventure by taking a daily walk. Cockapoos do fine in apartments or small homes. While they do not need a lot of space, they still require interaction with their people. A walk around the block or a trip to the dog park will keep your Cockapoo happy, healthy, and socialized.

Miles Per Day

6 miles

Activity Per Day

30 minutes

Daily Food

1.8 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Recognized by the American Kennel Club

French Bulldog is part of the Non-Sporting group.

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The Kennel Club

Recognized by The Kennel Club

French Bulldog is part of the Utility group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Recognized by the Australian National Kennel Council

French Bulldog is part of the Non-Sporting group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club

French Bulldog is part of the Non-Sporting group.

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