What You Should Know About French Bulldog Dog Breeds?

French Bulldog breeds are gentle, loving pets that get along with everyone, even with children. Because of this, they may tend to be possessive and territorial of their human companions in the presence of other dogs.

Frenchies have a short thin-layer coat of fur, and their colors may vary in tones of cream, white, fawn, and brindle.  The rarest color that a French Bulldog can have is in the shade of blue merle.

French Bulldogs are playful, free-thinkers, humorous, and mischievous. They make delightful pets because of their relaxing nature.

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French Bulldog Dog Breeds

Background and origin

French Bulldog dog breeds, widely known as Frenchie dog breeds came originally from England in the early 1800s.

It was in France where the breed grew popular and acquired their famous nickname “Frenchie.” 

Caring for French Bulldog Dog Breeds

Small-sized French Bulldogs are perfect for those with less living space. If one resides in an apartment, this breed is ideal to have as a companion.

They are pretty well-behaved and they may not be serial barkers, but if they do bark, more likely than not, it is for a good reason.

Dog lovers that are obsessed with maintaining a clean living area, may find that having a Frenchie may not be the best dog breed to have as a pet.

Care and conditioning

Though beautiful and adorable, they are prone to drooling, flatulence, and shedding.

French Bulldogs consistently shed all year-round, which can be a big turn-off for some dog owners.

Frenchies are susceptible to heat exhaustion, and for them to be safe and comfortable, they should be kept in a cooler environment, especially during summer months or warmer days.

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During these times they should be kept in a well-ventilated area and kept hydrated.

Health

According to the Animal Health Center, French Bulldog dog breeds are also prone to many other conditions like hip dysplasia, brachycephalic syndrome, and intervertebral disc disease.

Though these medical conditions are not specific to this dog breed, when these ailments get diagnosed it can lead to very costly veterinary bills.

What you should know about French Bulldog rescue options?

French Bulldog Puppy

Though people put dogs up for adoption for a variety of reasons, the Frenchies' susceptibility to various medical conditions is likely one of the reasons why some French Bulldog owners put French Bulldogs give their pets to rescue shelters because of the heavy responsibilities of owning this breed.

Veterinary care is already expensive, and having a dog breed susceptible to various ailments may require far more costly treatments.  

Since Frenchies are a sought-after breed in the United States, it may not necessarily be that easy to find one in a shelter. However, here are two advantages if you opt to adopt:

1. You can save a life if you get a French Bulldog rescue

Adopting French Bulldog rescues means giving them second chances. Rescuees or abandoned pets might end up euthanized if not adopted sooner.

2. It is more affordable if you adopt a French Bulldog

A French Bulldog might cost a thousand dollars or more when purchased. Whereas, adopting one will cost substantially less, typically a few hundred dollars.

Estimates have ranged anywhere between $350-$600 to cover adoption fees.

Frenchie Puppies

A French Bulldog puppy can be easily identified with their signature physical traits: wrinkly face, short nose, bat-like ears, small muscular build, or substantial build.

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Even when it is still a puppy, one can quickly identify whether it is a French Bulldog or not.

Is a French Bulldog puppy hard to train?

French Bulldog Puppies

French Bulldog dog breeds are intelligent, and they are known to be free-thinkers. This means that they can be easy to train, but they can be stubborn.

Training a Frenchie requires a lot of patience and understanding, keeping in mind that they are just puppies needing proper guidance.

French Bulldog puppies can retain their lessons faster when there is consistency in their training. This is no different from training any dog breed, and it is ideal to consider having a few brief training sessions per day.

Not all dogs can learn to do something correctly in a single take; hence repetition is essential for them to familiarize themselves with their lessons.

Try to also schedule your training at the same time every day. Hiring a personal dog trainer may also be a good option.

Frenchies love learning, however, it is important to note that they are not an ideal dog breed for competitions.

How much does a French Bulldog puppy cost?

There is a big difference in the cost between buying a French Bulldog puppy and adopting one.

Buying a French Bulldog puppy may cost you an average of $1,500-$3,500. It can even go up to $5,500-$10,000 if the type of French Bulldog is rare.

Whereas, adopting a Frenchie may only cost you $350-$550 with the high chance of it already spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and dewormed.

As with any dog breed, French Bulldogs can require a lot of commitment from their families.

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Dog lovers seeking to own a Frenchie should become acquainted with the unique care needs of the breed.

Knowing the responsibilities and costs of buying or adopting this dog breed will help fur parents to remain reliable owners to their Frenchie companion.

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