French Bulldog Traits and Care
The French Bulldog is a cute lap dog that loves to be with its family and enjoys playing and having fun. It is smaller in size than the American Bulldog and English Bulldog breeds. The origin of the French Bulldog breed, contrary to popular belief, is England, not France, but it is integrated with the country where it gained popularity. He has a low center of gravity, a wide-body, heavy bone and muscle structure. It has a large square head. The skin on the head and shoulders is soft, loose and wrinkled. They have a distinctive flair with their large, broad, bat ears. They enjoy spending time with their loved ones, sleeping and cuddling. Being alone for a long time is not for them at all. The city is among the most popular small dog breeds due to its adaptability to apartment life and being an adaptable dog.
max. 26- 30 lbs
Personality & Character Traits
The French Bulldog is a friendly dog. It is a breed that needs to be loved, taken care of by its owners, played games, and briefly contacted them. When he feels that he is not loved or interested, he may experience psychological problems such as anxiety disorder and anxiety. Even if he stays alone in his family for a long time, he may be affected psychologically and exhibit negative behaviors. The French Bulldog is not a dog you can leave alone for long periods and expect to live outside in a kennel. They want to share the same house with their family, spend time together and cannot live outside because they cannot tolerate the heat. If you do not work hard, have a regular home life and can spare enough time for these dogs, the French Bulldog is a loyal friend that will accompany you for many years.
They easily adapt to apartment life. Their exercise needs are low, their favorite thing to do is cuddles and lots of sleep. Therefore, they are not very active in the house. With their low energy, they need minimal exercise. Often the owner may need to mobilize them for exercise. Emptying their energies during the day will relax them, so this need should not be neglected. They don't bark much, they don't make loud noises. It may prefer to bark only when it wants to attract the attention of its owner. All these features will enable him to live in harmony in an apartment, a medium-sized apartment, and that the neighbors will not complain about him.
Due to their compatibility, they get along very well with family members, small children and other pets. They are very loyal to their owners, very happy to play with and entertain them. They get along very well with children and have a high tolerance for them. He is full of love for the creatures around him. If you started socializing with it at an early stage, it may surprise you later on with its communication with dogs and other pets. They generally get along well with animals and enjoy spending time with them under your supervision.
They don't need a lot of exercises. Short walks and excursions are ideal for them. They are prone to respiratory, joint, and heart-related ailments, so you should avoid strenuous and brisk physical activities. The French Bulldog is not a good swimmer, it is an important step for their health not to let them roam alone near deep waters.
The ease of training is moderate. From time to time, its stubborn nature and free spirit can force its owner. They hear the smallest sounds with their erect ears, they are extremely sensitive to what is going on around them, so they are easily distracted. Most of the time they wait for the trigger to move. Although the French Bulldog does not bark much, it can be trained to be a good guard dog with its alertness and intelligence. With positive reinforcements such as games, rewards and praise, you can take an easier and faster way in the education process that you will progress. You must lead your dog by being patient, consistent, calm and confident. Do not intervene harshly in undesirable behaviors, but take a harsh attitude with your voice and facial expression, your calm approach may not work in these situations. Having good communication with your dog and being a good leader will make your training process easier and your dog's stubborn, maverick character will be dulled.
In addition to training the French Bulldog at an early stage, it is also very important to socialize it. When they are puppies, communicating with different people and animals in different environments will affect them to be more well-behaved as an adult dogs. By taking them to dog parks, you can positively affect their development by enabling them to interact with dogs and the people around you.
The most distinctive feature that distinguishes the French Bulldog from other Bulldog breeds is its smaller head and erect bat ears. Other than that, it resembles a miniature Bulldog. It has soft, smooth, shiny, and short fur. Its broad body, under its fur, is compact and muscular. With its deep and wide chest, the front of the French Bulldog is wider than the back and resembles a pear shape. The skin on the head and shoulders is wrinkled, loose and soft.
It has a square-looking, large, flat and solid head compared to its body. Its head is smaller than other Bulldog breeds. He has around the forehead, short nose and wrinkles around the nose. The muzzle is small, distinctly wide and deep. Its nose is flat, flat and sensitive enough to pick up delicate odors. His upper lips hang over his lower lips, and his sharp teeth meet on his lower jaw. The lower jaw is deep and square.
The French Bulldog is also known as the bat-eared Bulldog. It has an upright ear structure that starts wide at the base, narrows in a triangular shape and becomes rounded at the tip. The French Bulldog is different from other Bulldog breeds with its bat ears and a distinctive aura.
The French Bulldog has round, large and prominent eyes. Their eyes are separated from each other and are lower in position compared to other dogs. Their prominent eyes are brown and dark in color. A rare blue-eyed French Bulldog is seen. The eye area is framed in black. The wrinkled structure that goes from the top of her nose to her forehead adds a more charming air to her face and a meaningful look to her eyes.
Legs and Feet
Their short legs are muscular and very strong. It has a distinctive gait with a low center of gravity, a wide and muscular body. Their front stances are wider and more open than their backs. Despite their small size and short legs, they are surprisingly durable. However, with their low body structure and short legs, these dogs are risky to play on hard floors, run around and jump from high places.
Its tail is shorter than other tails. Its tail is stuck to its body, straight or curled up. The tail, which is in contact with the body, is thick at the beginning and tapers towards the tip.
The French Bulldog breed has a single layer of fur. They have soft, short, thin, shiny and smooth hair. It is similar to other Bulldog breeds with its loose and soft skin. There are wrinkles on the soft skin of the shoulder and head area.
Their single-layered, short, shiny and soft feathers can be of various colors and patterns. The fur of the French Bulldog breed; It comes in black, white, light brown, cream, brindle, black brindle and tiger brindle colors and tones. Patterned fur, on the other hand, is mottled, mottled, black shaded, and it is possible to see speckled/unspotted white markings on its black mask. White transitions, spots and spots can also be seen on the abdomen and forehead.
The short fur of the French Bulldog does not shed much and does not need much care. Once a week you can brush and comb with a medium brush, grooming mitt, tool, or a greyhound mitt. In this way, removing the shed hair from the body will both reduce the shedding and help your dog look good. They shed moderately throughout the year, but the amount of shedding may increase as the seasons' change. During these times, you need to increase the frequency of combing and brushing.
The French Bulldog's wrinkled areas need to be kept clean and dry. You should clean those areas with a damp cloth, wipe their hairs and then make sure they dry. The French Bulldog does not need a lot of bathing. When necessary, it will be sufficient to wash it when it gets dirty and muddy and wash it once a month or two months.
You should check their nails regularly and cut and care for their growing nails at least once a month. Long nails can limit your dog's range of motion and can break and hurt. In terms of oral and dental health, you should brush your teeth at least 2-3 times a week. Dental and oral care is important to prevent bacteria, infection, and bad breath.
One of the details that should be considered in the care of French Bulldogs is their heat sensitivity. Dogs of this breed are very quickly affected by very hot and cold weather. You must prevent their bodies from overheating and cooling down. It should be in a cool environment in hot/humid weather and in a warm environment in cold weather. As they are sensitive to breathing, they will have difficulty in breathing in hot weather, and the need for water and a cool environment will increase. In very hot and cold weather, you should not take your dog out much. In the home environment, you should ensure that your dog spends time in the room at the appropriate temperature.
In addition to the hair, nails, mouth and teeth care we have mentioned above every week, there are additional things that need to be done. ; It is the control of ears, eyes, nose, feet and generally the whole body. When you see a difference in your weekly checks, you should consult your veterinarian and convey your questions and problems.