Despite its fierce, Gallic name, the French Bulldog or ‘Frenchie’ is a small companion dog that was first bred in England.
French Bulldogs were originally bred to be a smaller, toy version of the bulldog. And when English owners moved to France, they brought these pets with them.
How Much Does A French Bulldog Weigh?
Adult French Bulldogs weigh 16 to 28 pounds. Males are usually heavier, weighing in at around 20 to 28 pounds, while females weigh 16 to 24 pounds (7 to 12 kg).
How Much Does a French Bulldog Puppy Weigh?
French bulldog puppies weigh 1 to 2 pounds when they are born.
It wasn’t long before French bulldogs became extremely popular in France, and they were named after their adopted country.
In the 19th Century, other European countries fell in love with the ‘Frenchie’ too, and eventually they crossed the Atlantic and also became popular pets in the United States.
Standing 11 inches to a foot at the shoulder, this dog breed is a cross between toy bulldogs and pugs. They have a large head, bat-shaped ears, small hips, and a small, muscular body.
Brindle and white, white, brindle, tan, and fawn are just some of the colors of the short coat of these canines.
Small in size and not a dog that likes to bark too much, French Bulldogs are suitable for keeping in apartments or homes where there is limited space.
They are also easy going, affectionate, and very sociable dogs. However, the fact that they are playful, active dogs means they need to get regular exercise and should have a good walk every day.
~ Fun Fact ~
In the late 1800s French bulldogs started to capture the imagination of pet owners in the United States. A French Bulldog Club was founded in 1898. And since then, these dogs have become one of the most popular and most expensive breeds of all.
They are ranked as the 6th most popular dog breed out of 194 dog breeds by the AKC, and come in unusual colors, including lilac. This increases their price tag even more, and many sell for five figure amounts!