French Bulldog

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French Bulldog overview

The French Bulldog originated in France as a cross between small examples of the British Bulldog and the French Terriers, they were used for ratting or as a companion by Parisians.

An opinionated breed, they make a good guard dog, but are also good with children and other dogs. The French Bulldog requires little grooming and is suitable for the urban environment but not good in hotter climates. 

Other known names for French Bulldog


French Bulldog foreign names

Franse Bulldog (Dutch), Bouledogue Francais (French), Französische Bulldogge (German), Bulldog Francés (Spanish)



Breed Group

Utility Group

Biological data

Male: 12.7 kg.
28 lbs.
Female: 10.9 kg.
28 lbs.
Male: 12-13 inches
(30.5-33 cm)
Female: 11-12 inches
(28-30.5 cm)
Colours, markings and patterns
Brindle: a mixture of black and coloured hairs; may contain white provided brindle predominates.
Pied: white predominates over brindle. Whites are classified with pieds for show purposes; but their eyelashes and eyerims should be black. In pieds the white should be clear with definite brindle patches and no ticking or black spots.
Fawn: may contain brindle hairs but must have black eyelashes and eyerims.

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French Bulldog – Breed standard

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French Bulldog references and further reading

French Bull Dog Club of America (FBDCA)
French Bulldog Rescue Network
The French Bulldog Club of England  
French Bulldog Wellfare

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French Bulldog colours

Below are some examples of the various colours of French Bulldogs, colour names sometimes differ from country to country, 
Colours can vary according to lighting, whether it was taken indoors or outdoors and even the quality of the dog. 
So sadly not an exact science.


AP-BFIEI7 - two French Bulldogs, right: Australian Champion Pennywise Fontine
Photo © Animal Photography, Tetsu Yamazaki


AP-1FQWSP - Am Ch Pennyroyal's Quiet Riot, french bulldog standing on grass
Photo © Animal Photography, Sally Anne Thompson


French Bulldog
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Featured image

AP-0STYLT - Ch Merrowlea Opal of Boristi, French Bulldog standing on high ground
Photo © Animal Photography, Sally Anne Thompson

French Bulldog puppies

AP-0QR9SW - French Bulldog puppy on white background
Photo © Animal Photography, Tetsu Yamazaki

French Bulldogs in studio

AP-1DRUW0 - cream French Bulldog in studio
Photo © Animal Photography, Julie Poole

French Bulldogs outdoors

AP-1YFZ4N - French Bulldog near riverside
Photo © Animal Photography, Tara Gregg