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French Bulldogs

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

French Bulldogs are very intelligent animals, highly affectionate and friendly. They are full of courage, but can also have the qualities of a clown. They love to be around people at all times especially their owners. It is a sturdy small dog, with a large square head in proportion to their body size. Their most prominent feature is their bat-like ears. They have a very muscular body and are born with a very short tail. Most breeders say they are not yappy dogs and will usually only bark for good reason. This robust little dog will stand its ground if confronted by unfamiliar people.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

A friendly non-aggressive dog, compatible with most breeds.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

Because they are smooth-coated dogs they require very little in the way of grooming. They do shed their coats when coming into the hotter months. They will take just about all the exercise you can give them whether it be walking around the block or simply playing ball in the yard. They don't like being left out. French Bulldogs can live happily in a flat with minimal exercise. A daily walk is, however, good to maintain the dog’s fitness. A fenced suburban backyard is ideal. French Bulldogs should not be exercised in the heat of the day. This breed can not swim because of his physique, so care must be taken around swimming pools.

Health and lifespan of the French Bulldog

Please take note:

French Bulldogs do have some potential health problems. Among those to watch is a weakness in the back which can be aggravated by the dog jumping down from furniture, particularly when young. Other potential problems with the breed include luxating patellas (dislocating knee joints) and soft palate problems in some lines. French Bulldogs are very susceptible to overheating as with any short-nosed dogs there is the possibility of breathing problems, and during the hot summer days they can suffer from heat stress and must have shelter and fresh water available at all times. 

If you have decided that the French Bulldog is the dog for you and you are aware that during the hot summer days you need to keep it free of heat stress

 

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