The Frenchie shares many of the traits that made its bulldog ancestors so successful in the bull-baiting arena: low center of gravity, wide body, heavy bone, muscular build and large, square head. It has soft loose skin forming wrinkles about the head and shoulders. Unlike the bulldog, it has an alert, curious expression, which is aided by its bar ears. Also, unlike the bulldog, its movement is unrestrained and free, with reach and drive. It is a hardy, entertaining home companion and a solid lap dog. However, there are many opposing ideas to concern to decide whether or not having a French bulldog at home. The question is: “Is it the right breed for me?”
Many Frenchies are friendly with everyone, while others are politely reserved. French Bulldogs will bark to announce visitors, but are otherwise quiet dogs.
Usually peaceful with other pets (though some French Bulldogs will hunt small rodents), males may bicker with other males.
The French Bulldog is quite stubborn and can be challenging to train, yet also surprisingly sensitive, remembers what he learns, and responds well to early, patient, persistent training that utilizes food motivation.
Swimming pool owners must exercise caution: Because of his squat build and heavy head, most Frenchies cannot swim and will drown if they fall into a pool.
Under is the qualifications of a bulldog that you might like:
- Is smallish but very sturdy — not a delicate lapdog
- Has large expressive eyes
- Has a sleek easy-care coat that comes in many colors
- Is usually polite with everyone, including other pets
- Typically loves to play games and chase balls
- Doesn’t need much exercise
- Doesn’t bark much
A French Bulldog may be right for you.
But there are things to deal with him/her:
- Snorting, snuffling, wheezing, snoring, some slobbering
- Gassiness (flatulence)
- Stubbornness and slowness to housebreak
- Quite a few potential health problems due to his deformed face
- High cost
A French Bulldog may not be right for you.
When you’re acquiring a French Bulldog PUPPY, you’re acquiring potential — what he one day will be. So “typical breed characteristics” are very important.
But when you acquire an adult dog, you’re acquiring what he already IS and you can decide whether he is the right dog for you based on that reality. There are plenty of adult French Bulldogs who have already proven themselves NOT to have negative characteristics that are “typical” for their breed. If you find such an adult dog, don’t let “typical breed negatives” worry you. Just be happy that you found a typical individual — and enjoy!
Hope you have some information to further research.