Despite her glum look, the French Bulldog is cheerful, entertaining and affectionate. Frenchie puppies are particularly frisky, and chasing balls are one of their passions. Adults are more distinguished, but also love to play around. Most French Bulldogs are friendly with everybody, while some are politely reserved. While this breed possesses a stubborn nature, she responds well to early, patient, consistent training.
Don’t tolerate or reward any kind of unwanted behaviors. Most French Bulldogs can’t swim so pool owners need to keep a watchful eye on their dogs. Bear in mind that if you are planning to go on a beach vacation, your little friend may feel left out.
Every dog breed needs some exercise and the Frenchie is not an exception. The Frenchies should get kept active all the time and taken on a daily walk. The French Bulldogs are flat nosed and so they shouldn’t get exercised in hot temperatures as they may have problems regulating their body temperature.
Hot and humid weather spell trouble for all canines, but for Frenchies it may be life threatening. If you think it may be too hot outside for a walk, it is advised to do it during the early and later hours of the day. Some vets advise that you shouldn’t walk your Frenchie to temperatures over 70 degrees in Fahrenheit.
Suitability as a family pet
Families that need a loving dog turn to Frenchie. The breed’s playfulness, affection, and willingness to please everyone have become a fast favorite amongst young families with small children at home. They are good for little children. They can grow up with them and become great family pets.
French Bulldogs love short walks and hours of dawdling on the sofa. They will also spend a lot of time indoors running and play with their owners on the floor. They hardly bark for no reason, yet they will alert their master when someone is at the door and will go out of their way to defend their family.