French bulldogs are generally affectionate towards their owners, but they can be either passive or aggressive to strangers. They love to play and are quite active, but they also enjoy snuggling up with their owners for a good nap. Their small size makes them the perfect lap dog, which is a good thing because they love being as close to their owner as possible. They are curious creatures and enjoy following their owners around the house to see what they’re up to.
Due to their heavy bone structure, French bulldogs have different needs than larger, more proportionate dogs. They are not able to swim, so they should be kept away from deep water. They also have a tendency to overheat easily because of their flat noses, so they should be kept cool and inside on very hot days to avoid heatstroke. Training this breed may take some time, but they are a breed that likes to please their owner so it’s possible to do.
French bulldogs have a very short, stocky build, so it’s important to feed them the right amount of food to avoid having them become overweight. They can also become very aggressive when around food, so they should be fed in smaller amounts so they don’t end up overeating. Some suffer from food allergies, so a diet rich in protein and fat to keep their coat nice and shiny.
In addition to their inability to swim or regulate their body temperatures properly, French bulldogs may also suffer from breathing issues because of their short face. French bulldogs are also more likely to suffer from back or hip problems, such as a herniated disk, because of their short stature. They should be kept at a healthy weight by exercising them regularly, and they should have routine visits with a veterinarian that is knowledgeable about the breed.