Country of Origin: France
Height: 12 inches (30 cm)
Weight: 19 - 22 pounds (9 - 10 kg) and 22 - 28 pounds (10 - 13 kg). Over 28 pounds is a disqualification.
Color: White, Brindle & White, Fawn, Brindle, Cream, Tan, Black Brindle
Life Expectancy: 10 – 11 years
Temperament: Lively, Playful, Athletic, Alert, Easygoing, Bright, Keen, Patient, Affectionate, Sociable
Litter Size: 2 - 5 puppies
Health Problems: French Bulldogs are prone to joint diseases, spinal disorders, heart defects and eye problems. Dams often have to deliver pups by cesarean section, because pups have relatively large heads. They often have respiratory problems. They tend to wheeze and snore and have trouble in hot weather. Prone to heatstroke.
The French Bulldog appeared in England, and first shown there, around the turn of the 20th century.
This is a sturdy little Bulldog with large, erect, rounded, bat ears, a flat, powerful muzzle and a pug nose.
The square flat head is not as massive as the English Bulldog's. The forehead is rounded.
Height doesn't matter as long as the dog is well balanced. The height at the withers should be approximately the same as the length from withers to tail set.
The dog should be pear-shaped, with the shoulders wider than the tail area.
The short, soft, easy-care coat comes in brindle, fawn, white and combinations of brindle or fawn with white.
The skin is soft and fairly loose, making the dog very pleasant to pet.
The prominent round eyes are dark colored and the bite is undershot. The tail is either straight or cork-screw.