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Frenchies are some of the most popular dogs in the world right now…
They’re hilarious & love to entertain everybody with their goofy shenanigans… but they also are notorious for having a bunch of health issues…
Now let’s learn all about what makes Frenchies great (and not so great)!
All about Frenchies
They come in a whole bunch of colors & patterns so you’ll never see the same Frenchie.
French Bulldog Personality Traits
Frenchies are some of the friendliest dogs out there… they’re also huge crowd-pleasers and will keep everybody entertained.
- Hilarious & entertaining
- Can be clingy
French Bulldog Physical Attributes
- Short & stocky
- Short fur
- Have underbites (sometimes their teeth show lol)
- The drool a lot
- 11-13 inches in height on average
- Weigh 20-28 lbs on average
The best way to describe a Frenchie is with a picture…
Frenchies are sometimes mistaken for Boston Terriers.
French Bulldog Colors
Frenchies come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns!
|French Bulldog Colors|
|Brindle||Fawn & white|
|Brindle & white||Fawn brindle|
French Bulldog Markings & Patterns
Not only do Frenchies come in over a dozen different colors, there are also a handful of different coat markings & patterns. Below are the four coat patterns officially recognized by the AKC:
- Black masked
- White markings
French Bulldog Activity Level
- Good apartment dogs
- Can’t swim
While Frenchie’s aren’t the most active breed out there, they’ve definitely got some of the craziest zoomies.
French Bulldog Nicknames
- Bouledogue français (in French)
- ブヒ, ぶひ [Buhi] (in Japanese)
Frenchie Breeding 101
Breeding Frenchies is far from easy… it’s also extremely expensive!
Did you know that the average cost to breed a Frenchie is $7000?
Frenchies are hard to breed
Frenchies’ slim hips make it hard — if not impossible — for them to reproduce naturally.
French Bulldog breeding requirements
- C-sections – used to remove puppies from the uterus
- Artificial insemination – used to impregnate a female dog
Not to mention, vet bills, high-quality foods for the puppies, and housing just adds to the cost of breeding Frenchies.
It requires a lot of time, effort, and money to breed happy and healthy Frenchies– there’s no other way to put it: breeding French Bulldogs is a full-time job.
Kennel clubs that recognize French Bulldogs
A kennel club is an organization that maintains breed standards, records pedigrees, and issues rules for dog shows.
French Bulldog Rescue Shelters
Here is a list of 11 French Bulldog rescue shelters that I have found. If you know of any reputable ones, please let me know in the suggestions at the bottom of the page.
- French Bulldog Rescue Network (North America)
- French Bulldog Village Rescue (United States)
- French Bulldog Rescue Shelter (United States)
- SNORT Rescue (Northeast US)
- Short Noses and Friends United Rescue (Midwest US)
- RescueMe.Org Florida (Florida)
- Adopt a Pet.com (Florida)
- F.R.O.G.S. (French Bulldog Rescue Of Georgia & Southeast United States) (Georgia)
- Norcal French Bulldog Rescue (Northern California)
- Rocky Mountain French Bulldog Rescue (Colorado)
- Chicago French Bulldog Rescue (Illinois)
4 Common Health Problems
French Bulldogs are prone to a whole bunch of health issues…
Among Frenchies’ many health issues, joint problems are some of the most common.
Common French Bulldog joint problems
|Hip Dysplasia||Inherited degenerative disorder of hip joint|
|Elbow dysplasia||Inherited degenerative disorder of elbow joint|
|Patellar Luxation||Slight dislocation (subluxation) of knee joint|
|Arthritis||Condition involving inflammation & degeneration of joints|
Frenchies are notorious for their breathing issues— it’s why they have so many issues flying on planes!
Fortunately, surgeries can be performed to lessen the impact of any airway-compromising condition.
Common French Bulldog breathing issues
|Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome||Mainly consists of stenotic nares and elongated soft palate|
|Stenotic Nares||Pinched/narrow nostrils|
|Elongated Soft Palate||Soft part in roof of mouth is too long|
|Tracheal Collapse||Weakening of the cartilage rings of the trachea causing collapse|
Common French Bulldog spinal issues
4. Eye problems
Eye problems are also common in Frenchies: cherry eye, cataracts, entropion, and distichiasis
Common French Bulldog eye problems
|Cherry eye||Protrusion of the “third eyelid”|
|Cataracts||Cloudy area in eye & decrease in vision|
|Entropion||Eyelid rolls inward, can damage the cornea over time|
|Distichiasis||Abnormal eyelash growth|
|Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca||Dry eye|
Frenchies can get allergies just like us!
Common French Bulldog allergies
Fortunately, Frenchies don’t require a whole lot of grooming.
While they do shed a bit, it’s nothing crazy– besides, it’s nothing that a few minutes of brushing every other day won’t solve.
They’re also prone to getting a dry/crusty nose as well as other skin issues.
Essential Grooming Supplies
pH-balanced, soap-free shampoo
Contains aloe vera, shea butter, green tea extract, and other natural ingredients to nourish skin
Fresh, natural scent
Paraben & phosphate-free
French Bulldogs shed moderately and are not hypoallergenic.
Reasons why Frenchies shed
Well, Frenchies always will shed a bit… here are some reasons why your Frenchie might be excessively shedding:
2. Crusty/dry nose
Dry nose can be an annoying skin condition for you and your Frenchie to deal with.
In my experience, my Frenchie consistently (every 1-3 days) needs nose balm to keep her nose moisturized.