French Bulldog Puppies For Sale & Adoption
Because of their friendly and companion-like temperament, French Bulldog puppies make great companions for both adults and young children. They are very social and love being around people, making them a great addition to a large family or to an individual who needs a 24/7 sidekick. In fact, these dogs are so social that you have to be careful not to leave them by themselves for too long or they could get lonely and pout. This breed makes a great pet for first-time dog owners. Browse our listings of French Bulldog puppies for sale and try not to find a cute puppy you’ll fall in love with.
About French Bulldogs History
French Bulldogs appeared in Paris in the nineteenth century as a result of cross-breeding imported Toy Bulldogs from England with local Parisian Ratters. They were bred as companion dogs and are known to be very loving. They come in several colors including white, brindle, fawn, brindle and white, and the most rare color being blue merle.
- Price: $4,000-$5,000
- Temperament: friendly, calm, and socially dependent
- Lifespan: 10+ years
- Height: 10-15 inches
- Weight: 20-30 pounds
French Bulldog Temperament
French Bulldogs make great pets because they are generally very friendly, not aggressive, which also makes them a great choice for first time dog owners. Just like any dog, they can at times become aggressive toward other dogs of their same breed and gender, but it’s very rare for them to be aggressive toward children or adults if they are treated kindly.
Typical French Bulldog Size & Lifespan
Full grown adult French Bulldogs typically weigh around 20 to 30 pounds and stand about 10 to 15 inches tall. Because of their low weight and small size, these dogs are not as active or “sporty” as other breeds. However, this doesn’t mean they don’t get a thrill out of running around with the kids. It just means they probably won’t last long on your 5-mile run around the neighborhood.
With an average lifespan of more than 10 years, this breed is pretty average for most dogs. It’s unusual for a dog to live less than 7 years or longer than 16 years. So, this means French Bulldogs are truly right in the middle of the average.
Is It Expensive To Have A French Bulldog?
The French Bulldog puppies for sale on this site typically range in price from $4,000-$5,000 or more. Why are they so much more expensive than other dog breeds? They are a cross breed between Toy Bulldogs and Ratters, and they typically require insemination which requires the breeder to pay a pretty hefty stud fee.
Additionally, because of the resulting size and build of the puppies, the mother often requires a c-section to deliver, which is much more costly than a natural birth.
Not only is this breed expensive to adopt, they are also expensive to maintain. It’s not uncommon for owners to spend more than $2,000 per year when you add up insurance bills, visits to the vet, dog food, etc. If you can afford the extra expense, it’s worth it for the extra love and affection your new dog will bring to you or your family.
Looking for French Bulldogs available for adoption near you? At Puppy Connector, we connect potential buyers like yourself with trustworthy sellers. We encourage you to browse our listings on this page to find an absolutely adorable puppy that could become the next addition to your family!
Quick French Bulldog Puppy FAQs
How Big Does A French Bulldog Get?
French Bulldog puppies start at approximately 3-5 inches tall when born, and within 9-12 months they grow to 10-15 inches tall as full-grown adult dogs.
How Much Do French Bulldog Puppies Cost?
While you might be able to find French Bulldog puppies for sale in the $1,500-$3,000 range, a well-bred and cared for puppy could cost as much as $4,000-$5,000 or more.
How Much Should I Feed A French Bulldog Puppy?
2-6 month-old pups should be fed approximately one and a half cups of food 3 times per day, with a little less volume for younger pups and just over a cup and half for 6-month-old pups. Please note that the exact volume of food depends on your puppy’s weight and age. For a more detailed answer, check out this handy chart.
What Are Some Common Health Concerns with French Bulldogs?
The French bulldog is one of the world’s most beloved dog breeds. Be mindful of the genetic concerns caused by selective breeding of the Frenchie for its attractive flat face, little pointed ears, and stocky look, whether you currently own one or are considering getting one. Common health issues include:
Allergies: All dogs, like humans, are prone to allergic reactions. A hereditary predisposition to chronic allergies, including environmental and food sensitivities, makes Frenchies more vulnerable. If you have any reason to believe your French bulldog may be allergic to anything, you should see a veterinarian right once. A practical approach (dietary, environmental, or pharmacological) may then be used to enhance the pooch’s quality of life.
Skin Fold Dermatitis: Skin fold dermatitis, the most prevalent Frenchie problem, is caused by the charming wrinkles or skin folds on a bulldog’s face that add to its appealing look. Besides the armpits, vulva, and neck, dermatitis may develop in other folded regions of the skin.
Pyoderma: Bacterial skin infections often referred to as “pyodermas” are another frequent skin condition that Frenchies can have due to their skin folds. Pyoderma develops as a result of an infected scratch or cut. Fortunately, pyodermas can be treated easily with oral or topical antibiotics prescribed by your veterinarian.
Otitis Externa: The Frenchie’s extremely flat face often results in narrower ear canals. Due to the tiny channels, Frenchies cannot clean their ears naturally, leading to their canals becoming warm and damp. This creates an environment conducive to the development of yeast and bacteria and results in ear infections, or otitis external.
Hip Dysplasia: This condition in which the ball and socket joint of the hip isn’t formed correctly is more common in larger dog breeds, but sometimes shows up in French bulldogs. Symptoms of hip dysplasia include decreased activity, difficulty rising or going up stairs, and a swaying gait.
What Are Some of the Best Reasons to Adopt a French Bulldog?
Small size: In many respects, the French bulldog is the perfect dog. First and foremost, its compact size makes it ideal for use in condominiums and other confined spaces. Don’t worry if your home is tiny and your dog doesn’t like it; they’ll grow accustomed to whatever area you give them.
Very Social and Friendly Animals: This dog breed is notable for its ability to get along with many other breeds, regardless of their sizes. The noise they make when they inhale may “infuriate” and startle certain dogs, and you may even hear grumbling from them.
Calm and Collected Personalities: The French bulldog’s personality is quite calm, to the point of being docile, yet it develops as it grows. These dogs may spend hours on the floor, on the sofa, and in their beds without moving a single paw. Indeed, there comes a time when you must compel them to move and exercise.
Don’t Need Much Exercise: The French bulldog does not require regular exercise for an extended period since it is not an athletic dog. When we said that it is ideal for tiny floors or flats, we meant that it does not need hour-long hikes or racing up and down a hill to expend energy. You can take your dog down to the park or out on the street to mingle with other dogs.
Who Is the Best Type of Owner for a French Bulldog?
If you’re a city resident in a dry or mild environment, the French bulldog breed is perfect for you. Because of its compact body size and relatively low outside exercise needs, this breed is ideal for city living. Singletons and families of all sizes might benefit from having a French bulldog in their house. Of course if you live in the country or suburbs and have plenty of roaming roam, your new pup won’t mind.
Big Screen Famous French Bulldogs
Arguably the most famous French Bulldog throughout history and to hit the big screen is Gamin de Pycombe the Titanic pup. This real life traveling French Bulldog was aboard the Titanic with his owner, a 27-year old banker. His owner actually survived this horrific event, but unfortunately Gamin did not. Interestingly enough, one of the most famous celebrity French Bulldog owners is Leonardo DiCaprio (star of Titanic movie) for his pup Djiango. Other popular pictures to feature French bulldogs are “Due Date”, “Modern Family”, and “Bringing Down the House”. What’s your favorite French Bulldog movie?
Ready To Adopt Your French Bulldog?
The French bulldog is a very popular dog breed for many reasons as you can see here. Like all dogs, they have their potential health concerns, but will be minimized and manageable for the right home. If you want a dog that’s cute, social, has a gentle nature and makes you smile, French bulldogs from a reputable breeder may be the perfect pet for you! Use the search options above to look for French bulldog puppies by size, gender, age and price.
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