The French Bulldog

Full of courage, vivacious, deeply affectionate and intelligent


Lifespan: 10+ yrs
4 health tests strongly recommended


Ideal weight 11-12.5kg


Not very active
Needs exercising  Upto 1 hr per day


Responds well to training


Short length
Sheds seasonally
Groom once a week
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Is a French Bulldog right for you?

The French Bulldog is part of the Utility group which is a mixture of breeds selectively bred as 'fitness for a purpose' but not included in the gundog or working group criteria.

Officially recognised as a breed by the Kennel Club in 1906, their origins can be traced back to ancient Greek tribes before becoming popular in England and developed into the toy bulldog. These were taken by lace workers displaced by the industrial revolution over to Normandy, France where they became very popular and were further developed into the breed we see today.

Today they are the 2nd most popular pedigree breed registered with the Kennel Club, with over 33,000 puppies registered annually, and they have had a surge in popularity in recent years, with the number of registrations increasing 10 fold.

It is worth noting that due to their flat, wide heads, flattened faces and short muzzles, they are categorised as brachycephalic, which means they may be at higher risk of certain health conditions including breathing difficulties, skin problems, dental problems, and eye conditions.

Not all french bulldogs will have these health conditions but it is important to be aware of them, and please do research as much as you can - the breed club has a health scheme which records results of health tests in their database, and make sure you feel comfortable that the breeder is a responsible breeder that has checked the health of both parents.

Where to find more information

Breed clubs are run by enthusiasts with a wealth of information and knowledge about their breeds. They can advise you on all aspects of owning their breed of dog, both the positives and the challenges, so if you want to know more about a breed, please get in touch with them.

A full list of all the breed clubs can be found on the Kennel Club website.

Find a reputable French Bulldog breeder

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Our breeder showcase highlights some of the best French Bulldog breeders in the UK. If you are interested in finding a French Bulldog puppy to be part of your family, please visit the breeder pages and get in touch with them today - remember, popular breeders will often have long waiting lists for their puppies.
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