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Size: Small-medium (8- 14 kg) Shedding: yes but short fur Color: Various shades of brindle, fawn, and white Temperament: Affectionate, playful, adaptable, sociable Trainability: prefer positive reinforcement and consistency Exercise needs: low, 30 minutes per day Life span: 10-12 years Apartment friendly: Yes Good for first time owners: Yes
It's important to note that these characteristics can vary depending on the individual dog and their upbringing, even within the same breed. So it's always a good idea to do your research and meet with us to learn more about specific Frenchie you may be interested in.
The French Bulldog, also known as "Frenchie," is a small to medium-sized domestic dog breed that originated in France. They are a popular breed, known for their affectionate and playful nature, as well as their distinctive physical features. They are generally good with children and other animals, and they tend to bond closely with their owners. Frenchies are also adaptable and can do well in a variety of living situations, from apartments to larger homes. Hence, they are suited to city living such as in Singapore. Here are some key characteristics of French Bulldogs:
Appearance: Frenchies are small, muscular dogs with a distinctive "bat-like" ears and a flat face with wrinkles. They have a short, smooth coat that comes in a variety of colors, including brindle, fawn, white, and black.
Temperament: French Bulldogs are known for their friendly and affectionate nature. They enjoy being around people and other pets and are good with children. They can also be playful and energetic, but are generally low-energy dogs.
Trainability: Frenchies are moderately trainable and respond well to positive reinforcement training methods. However, they can also be stubborn at times and may require patience and consistency.
Lifespan: The average lifespan of a French Bulldog is around 10-12 years.
French Bulldogs make great companion dogs and are well-suited to apartment living due to their small size and low energy levels. However, they do require regular exercise and socialization to stay happy and healthy.
French Bulldogs have moderate exercise needs compared to other breeds. They are not known for being particularly active, but they still need regular exercise to maintain their health and well-being.
A daily walk or two, combined with some playtime, should be enough to meet a Frenchie's exercise needs. However, it's important to keep in mind that Frenchies can be sensitive to extreme temperatures, so they may not be able to handle very hot or cold weather for extended periods of time. Hence avoid bringing them out under the hot afternoon sun in Singapore.
Frenchies also enjoy mental stimulation, so providing them with toys and puzzles can be a great way to keep them entertained and mentally stimulated. It's important to note that Frenchies can be prone to obesity, so it's important to monitor their diet and ensure they get enough exercise to maintain a healthy weight. We will recommend the best diet for your puppy! Overall, Frenchies don't require a lot of exercise, but they still need daily activity to stay healthy and happy. A moderate amount of exercise, combined with mental stimulation and a healthy diet, can help ensure that your Frenchie stays in good physical and mental shape.
French Bulldogs have a short, smooth coat that requires minimal grooming and no haircut required. However, they do have some specific grooming needs to keep them looking and feeling their best.
Here are some grooming requirements and recommendations for Frenchies:
Brushing: Frenchies have a short, smooth coat that doesn't require much brushing. However, they do shed, so a weekly brushing with a soft-bristled brush can help remove loose hair and keep their coat shiny and healthy.
Bathing: Frenchies needs to be bathed every week in Singapore's humid climate. Use a mild dog shampoo (we recommend Silky shampoo) and be sure to rinse thoroughly to avoid any skin irritation. Lastly, remember to blow dry to make sure the skin is completely dry to prevent skin issues.
Trimming: No trimming of hair required.
Nail Clipping: Frenchies' nails should be trimmed regularly to prevent them from getting too long and causing discomfort or injury. Be sure to use a sharp, proper nail clipper and avoid cutting too close to the quick. Leave the cutting to the Professional dog groomer to avoid traumatizing the puppy if nails bleed during cutting (which is very common).
Teeth Cleaning: Regular teeth cleaning is important for Frenchies to prevent dental problems. Brush their teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and use a dog-specific toothpaste.
Ear Cleaning: Frenchies can have ear infections, so it's important to clean their ears regularly with a gentle, dog-specific ear cleaner to prevent buildup of dirt and bacteria.
Wrinkle care: Frenchies have wrinkles on their face and body that require regular cleaning and drying to prevent skin infections. Gently cleaning these areas with a damp cloth and drying them thoroughly can help keep your Frenchie's skin healthy.
Overall, Frenchies are a relatively low-maintenance breed when it comes to grooming. Regular brushing, bathing, wrinkle care, nail trimming, ear cleaning, and teeth cleaning can help keep your Frenchie looking and feeling their best.