The French Bulldog has the appearance of an active, intelligent, muscular dog of heavy bone, smooth coat, compactly built and of medium or small structure.
Height: 11-13 inches - well balanced and in good proportion.
Weight: not to exceed 28 lbs.
Coat: The coat is moderately fine, brilliant, short, smooth and easy to keep clean. Skin is soft and loose, especially at the head and shoulders, forming wrinkles.
French Bulldogs absolutely have to live indoors. Frenchies cannot stand the heat and will overheat very easily because of their flat faces. They are house dogs whose niche in life is to be an adored pet. Frenchies make good apartment dogs, but they do enjoy roaming outside on a lead.
Well behaved, adaptable, and comfortable companions with an affectionate nature and even disposition; generally active, alert, and playful, buy not unduly boisterous.
Expressions: alert, curious, and interested.
The French Bulldog is happy in any loving environment. They are wonderful companions to small children who love to play dress-up . In a family situation frenchies behave like a child, demanding a great deal of personal attention and interaction.
While principally bred to be companions, the French Bulldog is remarkably intelligent and serves as a good watchdog