Size: Small Rating 2/5
Grooming: Low Rating 2/5
Exercise: Medium Rating 3/5
Children: Above Average Rating 4/5
Training: Average Rating 3/5
Health: Average Rating 3/5
Shedding: Low Rating 2/5
Cost: Above Average Rating 4/5
About French Bulldogs
French Bulldogs have become the most popular breed in the UK and for good reason. French Bulldogs are very friendly, easy to train and extremely adaptable
ChubbaChops French Bulldog Breeder breeds KC registered French Bulldogs from established French Bulldog bloodlines. Our French Bulldog Puppies are all vet checked, all micro chipped and all KC registered.
French Bulldogs are small in size and its playful, good-natured and friendly character easily adapts to different environments making French bulldog’s a very popular dog. French Bulldogs love lots of attention and love to spend time with their owners. when properly trained and handled French bulldogs are great addition to any home.
French Bulldogs are intelligent with a mischievous and playful streak. French Bulldog become a little protective of their owners and will occasionally need a gentle reminder about who is in charge. French Bulldog are usually good around children, although it is best to always supervise any encounters children have with any breed of dog.
- French Bulldogs Height at the withers: Males 30 cm, Females 30 cm
- French Bulldogs Average Weight: Males 12.5 kg, Females 11 kg
French Bulldogs are small yet extremely muscular and strong looking dogs. French Bulldogs are heavy boned with a smooth coat and compactly built, French Bulldogs are powerful little dogs. A French Bulldogs head should be large and square with a slightly rounded skull with skin folds and wrinkles typically found around it.
French Bulldogs muzzle is broad and deep with a nose that should be extremely short and black in colour, except in the case of the lighter-coloured dogs, where a lighter colour is acceptable. French Bulldogs under jaw is undershot and turned up, but neat.
French Bulldogs Eyes are wide apart, set low down in the skull, as far from the ears as possible, being round and moderate in size. A French Bulldog's ears are a distinctive shape often referred to as 'bat ears', they are broad at the base, elongated, rounded at the tops and set high on the French Bulldogs head.
A French bulldog’s neck is well proportioned and thickly set, muscular and well arched, with loose skin at the throat leading to short, straight forelegs that are set wide apart. A French Bulldogs body is short and well rounded, muscular and compact with broad shoulders leading into a deep chest which gives the French Bulldog their powerful appearance. French Bulldogs hind legs are notably longer than the forelegs, giving the appearance of a higher rump than withers. A French Bulldogs tail can be either straight or screwed, but never curly.
A French Bulldog's coat is short and fine and comes in a variety colours, the accepted colours for Kennel Club registration being as follows:
- Brindle & White
- Dark Brindle
- Fawn & White
- Fawn Pied
- Fawn With Black Mask
- Light Brindle
The most common colour is brindle, then fawn with pied being less common than the other colours. Breed clubs do not recognise any other colours or patterns. A French Bulldogs skin should be soft and loose, especially at the head and shoulders, forming the French Bulldog's characteristic folds and wrinkles.
French Bulldogs are the perfect companion dogs much preferring to be around people than being left on their own. French Bulldogs crave human contact. French Bulldogs are considered to be of average intelligence. French Bulldogs are known to be easy-going and loyal companions to live with due to French Bulldogs sweet and friendly natures. French Bulldogs are a good choice for people who live in smaller homes and apartments. French Bulldogs are not known to be barkers although French Bulldogs don't like being left on their own.
The French Bulldog is an ideal choice of pet for people who lead quieter lives because French Bulldogs will quite happily sit on the couch with their owner. However, French Bulldogs need to be given regular daily exercise and ideally this needs to be at least 1 hour a day otherwise French Bulldogs can quickly put on the pounds.
French Bulldogs are a great choice for first time owners because French Bulldogs are always so amenable and eager to please. French Bulldogs make wonderful companions and family pets because French Bulldogs thrive in a home environment loving nothing more than to be involved in everything that goes on around them.
What about vaccinations?
French Bulldogs puppies would have been given their initial vaccinations before being sold, but it is up to the French Bulldogs new owners to make sure the French Bulldogs have their follow-up shots in a timely manner with the vaccination schedule for puppies being as follows:
10 -12 weeks old, bearing in mind that a French Bulldog puppy would not have full protection straight away, but would be fully protected 2 weeks after they have had their second vaccination
There has been a lot of discussion about the need for French Bulldogs to have boosters. As such, it's best to talk to a vet before making a final decision on whether a French Bulldog should continue to have annual vaccinations which are known as boosters.
Do French Bulldogs like water?
French Bulldogs are not particularly fond of water and are not very good swimmers. In fact, it would be fair to say that a French Bulldogs would sink if a French Bulldogs ever fell into a river, pond or other type of water which is why care should always be taken when French Bulldogs are being walked anywhere near water.
Are French Bulldogs good watchdogs?
A French Bulldog would be quick off the mark to let an owner know when there are visitors at the door or when strangers are about, but French Bulldogs are not the best watchdogs because of their very social natures.
Intelligence / Trainability
French Bulldogs are quite intelligent, but French Bulldogs do have a bit of a stubborn streak in them at times. The good news is that these little dogs like nothing better than to please which in short, means that with the right sort of handling they are easy to train. With this said, French Bulldogs training needs to start early and it's essential that it remains consistent throughout a dog's life.
The other thing about French Bulldogs is they can be boisterous when the mood takes them which usually means French Bulldogs act like real clowns and this can make training French Bulldogs more challenging, it sometimes takes a lot of patience and a little more time to get French Bulldogs focused on what is being asked of them. The thing to bear in mind is that French Bulldogs are smart and know just how to wrap their owners around their little paws which is something that should be taken into account when training French Bulldogs.
French Bulldogs puppies should be taught the ground rules from an early age even though it is all too easy to spoil them thanks to their cuteness. With this said, a French Bulldog puppy needs to know the limits and boundaries of acceptable behaviour and the first commands French Bulldogs should be taught are as follow:
- Leave it
Children and Other Pets
Thanks to French Bulldogs gentle natures and providing French Bulldogs are well socialised from a young age, they generally get on well with other animals and family pets. Early socialisation is essential as it will enhance their laid back but playful natures. French Bulldogs are also noted for being a breed that gets along extremely well with children of all ages because French Bulldogs always display a lot of patience and kindness towards younger members of a family, which is just another reason French Bulldogs have consistently remained high up on the list as a popular choice of family pet.
However, it always pays to take things slowly, quietly and smoothly when any dog first meets another animal or dog they have never encountered before to avoid any aggressive behaviours. If a French Bulldogs has grown up with a family cat, they generally form strong bonds with each other, but the same cannot be said of any other cats they might meet which they would happily chase away. Care should be taken when French Bulldogs are around small animals and pets thanks to French Bulldogs high prey drive.
What about spaying and neutering?
A lot of vets these days recommend waiting until French Bulldogs are slightly older before spaying and neutering them which means they are more mature before undergoing the procedures. As such they advise neutering French Bulldog males and spaying French Bulldog females when they are between the ages of 6 to 9 months old. Other vets recommend spaying and neutering French Bulldogs when they are 6 months old, but never any earlier unless for medical reasons.
Caring for a French Bulldog
French Bulldogs need to be groomed on a regular basis to make sure their coats and skin are kept in tip-top condition, bearing in mind French Bulldogs are prone to suffering from skin issues. French Bulldogs also need to be given regular daily exercise so they stay fit and healthy. On top of this, French Bulldogs need to be fed a good quality diet throughout their lives to ensure all their nutritional needs are met.
Caring for a French Bulldog puppy
French Bulldog puppies are boisterous and fun-loving as well as being incredibly cute. The good news is that French Bulldogs are easy to housetrain and will quickly learn where to do their business when given the right sort of gentle guidance and direction. However, there may be an accident or two along the way which is to be expected from a young French Bulldog puppy when they first arrive in a new home.
It is important not to leave French Bulldog puppies alone for too long when they first arrive in the home. Setting up a quiet area is important because French Bulldog puppies need lots of napping time in between bouts of boisterous play. This should be in a corner of a room that does not have too much traffic while at the same time being in a place that's not too isolated so that French Bulldog puppy knows people are around.
A French Bulldog puppy should have been wormed before being sold and the documentation a French Bulldog breeder provides for a French Bulldog puppy must have all the details of the French Bulldogs worming date and the product used as well as the information relating to French Bulldogs microchip. It is essential for French Bulldog puppies to be wormed again keeping to a schedule which is as follows:
- French Bulldog Puppies should be wormed at 6 months old
- French Bulldogs need to be wormed again when they are 8 months old
- French Bulldog Puppies should be wormed when they are 10 months old
- French Bulldogs need to be wormed when they are 12 months old