There are three classes: under 15 pounds (7kg); 15 pounds (7 kg) to less than 20 pounds (9 kg); and 20 pounds (9 kg) up to and including 25 pounds (11.5 kg)
Black with white markings, brindle or seal.
Playful, clownish, inquisitive and extremely affectionate, French Bulldogs are exceptional companions and playmates. These easy-to-care-for and easygoing dogs are loving pets who bond strongly with their owners.
French Bulldogs make excellent apartment dogs. They are not highly energetic or excessive barkers and are content to spend time in close contact with their owners. They are not outdoor dogs and do not do well in the heat because of their shortened muzzles. Their facial makeup also causes them to snore and drool. Frenchies must be watched around pools and other bodies of water because they are not capable swimmers.
Although a healthy French Bulldog is capable of competing in sports, his shortened muzzle may be more suited to gentler activities, such as therapy, going for walks, learning tricks and playing games with the family.
The French Bulldog doesn't need a lot of exercise, but he will be most happy accompanying you on several walks around the neighborhood or wherever your daily adventures take you. Beware of overexercising him in the heat, as his shortened muzzle makes it more difficult for him to breathe.
A high-quality food is necessary for the French Bulldog, as he may develop allergies to fillers and colorings found in lower-quality foods.
The Frenchie can be stubborn, but he is good-hearted enough to come around if you make training worthwhile for him. He responds best to training that appeals to the extrovert in him - harsh training methods will cause him to shut down. If he is the doted-upon center of attention, he will be glad to show you what he can do. Socialization from puppyhood is an excellent idea and something the Frenchie will greatly enjoy.
This happy-go-lucky fellow gets along with everyone, including children, other pets and dogs.
The average life span of the French Bulldog is 10 to 12 years. Breed health concerns include allergies; eye problems; respiratory system problems due to his build; skin problems; and spinal problems.
The French Bulldog's short, soft coat is easily kept clean with occasional brushing with a rubber mitt. Keep the wrinkles on his face clean and dry to discourage infection.
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