French Bulldog FAQ’s:
Are French Bulldogs Good Companion Dogs?
You would be hard-pressed to find a better canine companion. French Bulldogs have very charming personalities, are very curious, and love to snuggle. Frenchies adore the companionship of their humans. They do not require a lot of exercise, and are usually easy-going. Because they are small, they do not take up much space, and survive quite well in smaller living quarters, such as apartments. The number one and two locations of Frenchies worldwide are New York City and London.
Are French Bulldogs Sociable?
French Bulldogs can be very sociable. But it’s important for you to help socialize them when they are young. Take your Frenchie with you for walks and car rides. Expose him or her to other people, places, and animals when he or she is young. As with children, exposure to a variety of situations creates an interesting and well-balanced personality.
Do French Bulldogs Get Along With Children?
Children should always be supervised when around a dog or puppy. Unsupervised pups and children can create disasterous results. When supervised, French Bulldogs and kids play very well together, and their social interaction can be delightful to watch. For more information, read here
Do French Bulldogs Get Along With Cats?
As in a lot of situations, the answer is: it depends on both the age and personalities of both the dog and the cat. If both the dog and cat are young, and are introduced to one another early, the animals will likely tolerate one another, if not become good friends. An older Frenchie is usually accepting of a kitten or young cat, as long as the cat does not harass the dog. Issues may arise if you have an older cat, and a younger Frenchie. If this is the situation, give the cat a safe zone, away from the puppy-intruder, and plan plenty of time to spend just with the cat, reassuring it as it adjusts to the new dog.
Do French Bulldogs Get Along With Other Dogs?
Again, it depends on the ages and breeds of the dogs. See comments about cats. An older, less-sociable dog is least likely to be tolerant of a Frenchie pup, than any other combination.
Do French Bulldogs Snore?
Boy, do they! French Bulldogs are notorious for their breathing problems. They have small nostrils, an elongated palate, and a long tongue. This translates to snoring, and tongues peeking out while they sleep.
Do French Bulldogs Fart?
Yes, they are notorious farters, as well. You can modify this not-so-cute habit by altering what your Frenchie eats. There is an apparent correlation between grain-based foods and passing gas. Consult with your veterinarian to see what food recommendations they have.
Do French Bulldogs Bark A Lot?
French Bulldogs are not generally known as excessive barkers. They can bark, but it usually somewhat of a muted sound.
Do French Bulldogs Howl?
Some French Bulldogs howl, especially if they have seen a sibling or parent doing it. Much like their barks, Frenchie howls are muted, and are considered by most people to be adorable. Just be careful not to encourage your Frenchie to howl. Tolerate but don’t encourage. Here’s a collection of our favorite howlers.
Do French Bulldogs Shed A Lot?
French Bulldogs do shed. But they have a single coat, which means they do not shed as much as other breeds.
Are French Bulldogs Good Watch Dogs?
French Bulldogs are territorial and protective of the people they own. They are not the biggest or most aggressive breed, however.
What Should I Feed My French Bulldog?
French Bulldogs are prone to both digestive issues and food allergies. At your first veterinarian check, ask for advise on the types and brands of foods to use. There are some excellent commercial products on the market, but foods change constantly. So ask for the latest advise from your vet. In some cases, you might be better off bypassing commercial foods, and cooking for your Frenchie. Do not overfeed your Frenchie. Due to the breed’s digestive issues, it’s better to feed small meals throughout the day, rather than one large meal.
How Hard Is It To Train A French Bulldog?
French Bulldogs can be stubborn little rascals. However, they do enjoy, and want to please, their humans. The trick to training Frenchies is to start early and be consistent. If you give the dog mixed signals, he may be confused and act out in ways you don’t want. Here are some pointers on simple tricks you can teach your Frenchie.
How Do I Potty Train My French Bulldog?
Crate training can be very useful in housebreaking a Frenchie. Generally speaking, a Frenchie will not soil in a crate, because that is where he or she sleeps. It is important to take the puppy or dog out frequently, until it establishes a routine. Make sure the puppy goes outside for a bathroom break every two hours, starting with as soon as he or she gets out of the crate in the morning, and all the way through bedtime. As they become established in their patterns, Frenchies can be trained to use a bell to “ask” to go out.
Where Can I Find A Vet Who Specializes In French Bulldogs?
French Bulldogs need good health care, and a veterinarian who specializes in French Bulldogs is an important part of that process. The first place to look for a recommendation is a local owner of a Frenchie. If you do not know anyone in your area who has a Frenchie, check with the AKC breeders’ list to find a local breeder. Ask him or her for a recommendation.
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