French Bulldog is compact and muscular and weighs no more than 28 pounds.
His easily-groomed coat is short and smooth and comes in white, cream,
fawn, brindle, brindle and white, or brindle pied. The loose skin forms
wrinkles in the head and neck area. Originally both the Bulldog's
"rose" ear and the French Bulldog's "bat" ear were
considered correct. However, the "bat" ear has become the
standard for the French Bulldog today. The Frenchie is susceptible to
temperature and should be protected from excessive heat and cold.
A quiet, well-mannered
dog, the Frenchie is an ideal pet for the less active owner. Alert,
active, and playful, he is a lovable soul who is good with children.
Originally bred as a companion, the French Bulldog is happiest as a house
dog, part of a loving family, and is not the dog to be left alone for long
periods. Although generally not given to barking, he can make a good
watchdog. He requires a patient, consistent master who is willing to
persist when the Frenchie's stubborn streak asserts itself!
If you can't live with
snuffling, snorting, and even snoring common among the short-nosed breeds,
then this isn't the dog for you. As a less active breed, the Frenchie
is suited to many types of accommodation but he should receive regular
exercise to maintain a healthy weight.