This affectionate and playful breed—known for its wrinkly, smushy face and bat-like ears—is a great companion for single pet-owners as well as families with young children. They need little exercise and grooming and are incredibly loyal to their people. Because of their somewhat stubborn nature, they require a bit of patience during training but are incredibly intelligent and eager to please.
Personality: Playful, smart, adaptable, and completely irresistible
Energy Level: Not Very Active; Frenchies are easygoing, not terribly athletic; brisk walks will keep them trim
Good with Children: Yes
Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
Trainability: Responds Well
Height: 11-13 inches
Weight: under 28 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Barking Level: Quiet
The French Bulldog has the appearance of an active, intelligent, muscular dog of heavy bone, smooth coat, compactly built, and of medium or small structure. Expression alert, curious, and interested. Any alteration other than removal of dewclaws is considered mutilation and is a disqualification. Proportion and Symmetry – All points are well distributed and bear good relation one to the other; no feature being in such prominence from either excess or lack of quality that the animal appears poorly proportioned.