We Care, We Love, and We Find the Right Homes
Frenchies are very sociable dogs, and live for human companionship. They are very funny, loyal and happy dogs. They love attention and playtime with other canines and sometimes even feline friends. Frenchies are indoor dogs, and require air conditioning in warm weather. While good at alerting their owners to danger (Look! The delivery guy is coming!), their main role is that of a companion dog. The Frenchie requires minimal exercise and grooming. A stroll around the block in cool weather is enough for them. Frenchies can be very stubborn and mischievous at times. It's part of the zeal of their personalities.
They are the perfect size for an apartment; their short coat allows easy upkeep, although they do shed. French Bulldogs do fit many parameters and they can make the perfect companion for many families. But, they are not for everyone. Their short legs make them ill-suited for long jogs in the park, they overheat in warm temperatures easily and need to be monitored if the temperature is warmer than about 70 degrees F. They cannot swim and will sink, they should never be allowed around bodies of water unsupervised. They do not tolerate heat, stress, or exercise well because of those flat faces. These dogs are brachycephalic, with a dwarfed body type that in and of itself leads to certain restrictions. They should not walk up or down stairs or jump off furniture. Due to their dwarf bodies, and short legs, their joints can not take the stress of constant pounding like other dogs. Some Frenchies also have hemi-vertebrae and therefore limiting their risk of spinal injury is very important.
Once again, awareness of the breed’s special needs is very important and makes this breed not suitable for everyone’s lifestyle.
If you enjoy being stopped while walking your dog, then a Frenchie is for you.They are people magnets and you will be stopped wherever you are by people to chat about your dog.
Frenchies are very special dogs and keep you smiling every day.
For further detailed information about French Bulldogs, please visit the The French Bulldog Club of America website.