What to know about Frenchies
Breed Group: Non-Sporting Group
Size Group: Small Dog Breeds
Origin: Nottingham, England
Weight: 19-28 lbs
Color: Brindle, Brindle & white, Cream, Fawn, Fawn & white, Fawn, brindle & white, White, White & brindle, White & Fawn with or without White markings, Black markings, Black mask, Piebald, Brindle markings
Lifespan: 10-12 years
Temperament: Spirited, loyal, affectionate, energetic, sociable
Frenchie's shed a moderate amount. Their smooth coat needs to be brushed weekly using a medium bristle brush or hound glove to help remove dead hair and redistribute naturally occurring skin oils. They have two shedding periods, spring and fall, when you should expect an uptick in their shedding as they completely lose their undercoat.
Brushing in turn should increase to help during these periods. Keep your Frenchie’s face folds dry and clean to avoid irritation.
Regularly check your pup’s ears to make sure they are clean and clear of debris. Keep their nails clipped and brush their teeth several times a week
Frenchie's can be difficult to housetrain.
Patience and consistency are a must! These pups are highly motivated by food, so positive reinforcement and treats will keep your pup on the right path.
Crate training is a great way to help combat this. Crates additional create a safe space for your pup when they need some alone time or when a newcomer enter their space.
French Bulldogs Don’t Need a Lot of Exercise
If you are a busy bee or a couch potato, you will love the companionship of a French Bulldog. Why? These babies hardly need any exercise. Running across the hallway is already a workout for them. Hence, these pooches are content with apartment life
Frenchie's should be fed in two separate meals per day. Each meal will consist of around ¾ cups of food. The exact amount will depend on your pup’s age and activity level.
Keep an eye on your pup’s weight as excessive weight gain makes dog’s more susceptible to illness.