French Bulldog Guide, Origin, Characteristics, and Personality

French Bulldog Guide, Origin, Characteristics, and Personality

Breed Info Summary

Breed Suits: companionship, families with children

Shedding/Non-Shedding: shedding (moderate)

Size: small - medium


As a companion dog, the French Bulldog has a lengthy history. They were created in England to look like a small Bulldog and accompanied English lacemakers to France, where they earned the nickname “Frenchie." Although there are numerous conflicting references of the French Bulldog's origins.


Frenchie’s enthusiastic and vibrant nature mean they adore practically everyone they meet and will seek out anyone that will give them a lap to sit on. The French Bulldog is a fun, alert, and affectionate friend who is easy to care for, despite their natural curiosity. They are also known to be sweet, laid-back, and incredibly amusing. The Frenchie gets along with strangers and other animals fairly well, and enjoys being with their owners. They get along with other dogs and have a lot of fun.

Pros and cons to consider


  • Good with kids and older people
  • Good therapy dogs
  • Natural entertainers
  • Friendly with other pets
  • Will sleep a lot
  • Love to play and have fun
  • Don’t need lots of exercise
  • Not big barkers
  • Very affectionate and cuddly


  • Expensive breed to own 
  • Farts a lot
  • They are not swimmers
  • Need help cleaning (ears, their face folds)

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