The French Bulldog or Frenchie is a compact breed originated in England as a miniature version of the English Bulldog. They accompanied lace makers to France in the 1860s and became so popular there, receiving the name of "French Bulldog”. Besides being an excellent companion, they also serve as ratter, but now the only job for them is to be a perfect family pet.
The French Bulldog is a small dog, with a square head and a rounded forehead. They have round eyes and bat ears that stand erect in a triangular shape. The muzzles are strong so Frenchie can weigh between 19 - 22 pounds (9 - 10 kg) with a height of 12 inches (30 cm) approximately. French Bulldogs have loose skin that forms wrinkles around the head. The coat is short, with a variety of colors including brindle, cream, fawn, white, black, and we can find some of these colors mixed as well. This breed has a lifespan of 11 to 13 years.
Some of the health problems that French Bulldog can face are allergic skin diseases. They can develop some allergies to proteins or carbohydrates and also to fleas and ticks. Some other health problems are their innate inability to regulate their body temperature effectively. Because of respiratory problems they sometimes wheeze and snore and for that reason they are not comfortable in hot weather; being exposed to heat and humidity for an extended period may be lethal for a Frenchie.
The French Bulldog is an excellent companion. They are very affectionate with children, and don’t have any problem socializing with another pet around the house. They do not need a lot of exercises; short daily walks will be enough to satisfy their outside time needs.
Running and playing around the house is another exercise for Frenchies, some of them have more energy than others, but you will spend some time for sure playing with them.
French Bulldogs are great companions for single pet owners as well as families with young children. They have a big personality, so is recommended a little bit of training to make them civilized companions. With patient and proper motivation, they can be very trainable.