The French Bulldog is a small breed of dog which is managed by the FCI in group 9 as a company and companion dog. French bulldogs are very popular with dog owners of all kinds and are known for their friendly and cuddly nature.
Characteristics of the French Bulldog
French Bulldogs have a muscular and powerful physique, a short tail as well as an angular, wide head and a short catch. Characteristic are also its bat-ears with the French Bulldog.
The weight of the French Bulldog is between 8 and 14 kilograms, and the height at the withers is between 24 and 35 centimetres. Its coat is very short, which makes the breed very sensitive to cold.
The colouring of the fur is different, whereby according to FCI standard with the French Bulldog the following colours are permitted:
- Blotched (black, brown, blond and dark red mixed)
- Fawn (fawn)
The life expectancy of the French Bulldog is about 10 to 12 years.
Essence of the French Bulldog
The French Bulldog is characterized by an extraordinarily pleasant nature. It is generally cheerful, very patient and calm. At the same time, French Bulldogs are courageous characters, which is not to be equated with aggressiveness. Compared to other dogs, the French Bulldog sometimes tends to get a little overconfident, although it doesn't let itself be deterred by much bigger animals.
Apart from that, French Bulldogs are a bit stubborn, so that their upbringing needs the appropriate consequence. Nevertheless, this breed is considered an ideal family dog.
Activities with the French Bulldog
The French Bulldog is certainly not one of the sports cannons among the dogs. Their need for movement is rather moderate. Due to her tendency to be overweight, it is important to give her enough exercise.
As long as it doesn't get too much, the French Bulldog is open to romping around and playing. However, the possibilities for dog sports are manageable with this breed.
Among the dog sports suitable for French Bulldogs are for example:
- Trick dogging
French Bulldog Diseases
Due to their bred traits, French Bulldogs tend to have a number of diseases. In addition to inflammations in the skin folds of the animals, there is a risk of urinary stone and problems with the locomotor system, such as herniated discs and hip or elbow dysplasia.
With an appropriate and balanced diet, the risk of such diseases can at least be reduced thanks to an optimal supply of nutrients. In addition to factors such as age, weight, activities, allergies and diseases, it should also be borne in mind that French bulldogs are prone to obesity.
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