French Bulldog (Frenchie)
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Trainability: responds well
Energy: medium energy, not very active, easygoing
Temperament: Lively, Playful, Adaptable, Alert, Easygoing, Bright, Keen, Patient, Affectionate, Sociable
Health: find a good veterinarian who has other short-faced patients
Grooming: minimal exercise and grooming
The Frenchie shares many of the traits that made its bulldog ancestors so successful in the bull-baiting arena: low center of gravity, wide body, heavy bone, muscular build and large, square head. It has soft loose skin forming wrinkles about the head and shoulders. Unlike the bulldog, it has an alert, curious expression, which is aided by its bar ears. Also, unlike the bulldog, its movement is unrestrained and free, with reach and drive. It is a hardy, entertaining home companion and a solid lap dog.
The French bulldog is a clown in a lap dog. It enjoys playing and entertaining its family, as well as cuddling and snoozing with its favorite person. It is amiable, sweet, companionable and willing to please.