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21 Frequently Asked Questions About French Bulldog

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About French Bulldog

About French Bulldog

French Bulldog are one among the most popular dog breeds in the world,

  • According to the AKC (American Kennel Club), French Bulldog are the second mot popular dog breed in USA. [Year, 2021-22]
  • French Bulldog became the number one demanded dog in UK, by overtaking the most popular dog breed Labrador Retriever. [Year, 2018]
  • In three countries, the USA, UK and Australia, the French Bulldog is in the top three most sought after dogs.[Year, 2021]
  • The French Bulldog is one of the top five most popular and demanded dogs in the world. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), French bulldogs are ranked fourth top popular dogs. [Year, 2021]

2. What are the other names of French Bulldog?

French Bulldogs are also known by three other names,

  • Bouledogue Français

The name Bouledogue Français is the combination of three words,
The name "Boule", means ball, "Dogue means mastiff", and "Francais" is Francization of the English name.

  • Frenchie

They are also known by their nick name, Frenchie.

  • Frog Dog

They got their nick name Frog Dog, because of their frog like appearance. Because, when they sit, they have to spread their front leg, and stretch behind their chest. That gives them a look of a frog, and they are also called "Frog Dogs".

French Bulldog (Frog Dog)

French Bulldog (Frog Dog)

3. What are the breed standards of French Bulldog?

French Bulldogs are gentle, intelligent, muscular, compactly built, small dogs with strong bone, their breed standards are

  • Origin : France
  • Height : 11 to 12 inches ((28-31 cm)
  • Weight : 16 to 28 pounds (9.1-12.7 kg)
  • Coat : Short, Smooth
  • Color : White, Brindle, Fawn, Brindle & White, Tan
  • Life Span : 10 to 14 years

4. What are the different types of French Bulldogs, according to their color?

French Bulldogs come in a variety of colors, and have short, single coat.

Types of French Bulldog

Types of French Bulldog

French Bulldogs are available in 11 different colors, which are

1. Blue French Bulldogs, 2. Blue Sable Bulldogs, 3. Brindle French Bulldog
4. Cream French Bulldog, 5. Isabella French Bulldog, 6.Lilac French Bulldogs
7. Merle French Bulldogs, 8. Sable French Bulldog, 9. Pure Black French Bulldog 10. Pure white French Bulldogs, 11. Pied French Bulldogs

5. Are hairless French Bulldogs available?

According to the breed standards for French Bulldogs, Hairless French Bulldogs are not acceptable.

Hairless French Bulldog

Hairless French Bulldog

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UK Dog Breeders create hairless French Bulldogs, but they have been slammed by the British Veterinary Association, for “extreme breeding” to create hairless French bulldogs.

6. Are the English Miniature Bulldog and the French Bulldog the same breed?

The French Bulldog is a cousin to the English Bulldog and they have many features in common. French Bulldog has been developed from the English Miniature Bulldog but these two are different breeds. AKC (American Kennel Club) and all other major kennel clubs treat them as separate breeds and have defined breed standards.

Miniature English Bulldog (Left) and French Bulldog (Right)

Miniature English Bulldog (Left) and French Bulldog (Right)

Physical standards of Miniature English Bulldog and French Bulldog

French BulldogMiniature English Bulldog

Origin

France

England

Height

11 to 12 inches

13 to 14 inches, up to 16 inches

Weight

16 to 28 pounds

20 to 40 pounds

Coat

Short, Smooth

Short

Color

White, Brindle, Fawn, Brindle & White, Tan

White, Brindle, Fawn, Brindle & White, Tan

LifeSpan

10 to 14 years

8 to 10 years

7. Are Boston Terrier and French Bulldogs are of Same Breed?

Boston Terriers and French Bulldogs, both are gentle, intelligent, muscular, compactly built, small dogs that have short, single coats, and they both have a lot in common and both look alike. And sometimes people think of both as the same breed. But they both are different dogs. The Boston Terrier is from the non - sporting breed and French Bulldog is a companion dog.

Boston Terrier (Left) and French Bulldog (Right)

Boston Terrier (Left) and French Bulldog (Right)

Physical standards of Boston Terriers and French Bulldog,

French BulldogBoston Terrier

Origin

France

USA

Height

11 to 12 inches

15 to 17 inches

Weight

16 to 28 pounds

7 to 25 pounds

Coat

Short. Smooth

Short, smooth and slick

Color

White, Brindle, Fawn, Brindle & White, Tan

Brindle & White, Seal & White, Black & White

LifeSpan

10 to 14 years

11 to 13 years

8. What is the cost of purebred French Bulldog puppy?

The cost of each breed of dog varies from country to country, and depends on other factors such as the puppy's health, availability, coat and color, bloodline, male/female, etc. On average, the cost of a pure breed French Bulldog puppy with paper range from

  • USA : $1,800 to $4,500 (Avg. $2800)
  • UK : $3,000 to $4,500 (Avg. $3700)
  • France : $1,800 to $4,500
  • Canada : $1,500 to $3,000
  • Singapore : $ 5400 (SG $7500)
  • India : $650 to $1000

9. Are French Bulldogs good for first time owners?

Yes, they are calm, gentle, friendly and devoted dogs that required less grooming and exercise. They get along good with kids, the a well trained and socialized French Bulldog make an excellent dog for first time owner.

10. Are French Bulldogs easy to train?

The French Bulldog is an intelligent and quick learner dogs, which learns commands very quickly, and easier to train than many other dogs.

11. Are French Bulldogs good with kids and strangers?

Yes, they are calm, gentle and devoted companions, they get along good with kids, the a well trained and socialized French Bulldog make an excellent dog for first time owner.

12. Are French Bulldogs friendly to other pets?

Yes, they are a friendly and playful dog, A well trained French bulldog gets along well with others pets and dogs.

13. Are French Bulldogs good for apartment living?

Yes, if they are getting proper exercise and walk, then they can well adopt apartment living. French Bulldogs are not an excessive barker, so they make exceptional apartment dogs.

14. What is the bite force of French Bulldog?

The bite force of the French Bulldog is comparatively average or low, which is estimated to be between 180 and 230 PSI.

Comparison of Bite Forces of German Shepherds and Other Dogs

Dog's Bite Force Comparison

Kurdish Kangal

Appx. 743 PSI

Doberman

Appx. 600 PSI

Rottweiler

Appx. 328 PSI

Pit Bull Terrier

240 to 330 PSI

German Shepherd

238 to 291 PSI

Great Dane

Appx. 238 PSI

Labradore Retriever

Appx. 230 PSI

French Bulldog

180 to 230 PSI

15. What is the dog bite statistics for French Mastiffs?

According to the reported statistics of Dog Bites, approximately 4.5 to 4.7 million people suffer from dog bites annually. And a dog bite percentage increased by 300% during and following the Coronavirus Stay-at-Home Order.

According to vet Dog Bite List of the Year, 2021, These are the five most fatal dog breeds. French Bulldog is not in the list of top 50 Fatal dog list.

Dog BreedFatal Attack

Pit bull

65.60%

Rottweiler

10.40%

German shepherd

4.60%

Mixed-breed

3.90%

American bulldog

3.50%

16. Are French Bulldogs hypoallergenic?

French Bulldogs have shorter, single coats that shed less are average, but they are not a hypoallergenic dog breed.

Recently in year 2021, some breeders in the UK have developed a breed of hairless French bulldog which can be hypoallergenic, but this breed is not currently recognized by any of the major kennel, and breeders have been slammed by the British Veterinary Association, for “extreme breeding” to create hairless French bulldogs.

17. Do French Bulldogs drool?

More or less all dogs drool, but the French Bulldog drools drool quite often that is more than many other dogs, usually they drool after eating or drinking, which is common for the dogs from Bulldog lineup. They also drool after excessive exercise, or if they are not well, mainly if suffering from teeth or gum related problems. If your dog suddenly starts excess drooling, instead of ignoring it, visit the vet.

18. Do French Bulldogs bark a lot?

The French Bulldog is a gentler dog with a calm temperament that barks less than other dogs. But there may be some exceptions, so they should be trained and socialized at an early age.

19. Are French Bulldogs suited to both hot and cold environments?

French bulldogs are suitable to live in hot temperatures. But they have shorter, single coats that don't help to keep them warm, So French Bulldogs are sensitive to cold and don't do well in cold temperatures.

20. What is French Bulldog Village?

The French Bulldog Village Rescue is a group comprised of people from all over the USA, whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home French Bulldogs.
You can find more details from French Bulldog Village Rescue link

21. What are the common heath problems of French Bulldogs?

French Bulldogs are an active, energetic and healthy dogs, but like most of all other dogs they also have some common health concerns,

  • They have a higher chance to suffer from Intervertebral Disc Disease or IVDD, that is spinal problems that start when they are over the age 2 -3 years old.
  • Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome and allergies are also some of the more common health problems that French Bulldogs experience.
  • They can't tolerate extreme cold weather and suffer from cold or pneumonia.
  • They have a higher chance of developing health disorders compared with other dog breeds.

Apart from these common health concerns, they have other health problems as well which are,

  • Ear Infections
  • Nasal Infections
  • Skin Problems
  • Diarrhea
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Breathing Problems – URT Infection and Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) ...
  • Mobility Issues in French Bulldogs.
  • etc ..

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.

© 2022 Aaradhya

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