TEMPERAMENT

AT A GLANCE

  • Lively
  • Affectionate
  • Easygoing
  • Patient
  • Sociable
  • Alert
  • Keen
  • Playful
  • Athletic
  • Bright

The French Bulldog, like many other companion dog breeds, requires close contact with humans. As a result, they should not be left alone for more than a few hours because these dogs experience separation anxiety if they are alone for too long. This is especially important when French Bulldogs are young, but this issue remains a concern into adulthood. Being alone for too long can cause a French Bulldog to behave in a destructive manner, which can include chewing on household items or furniture or even going to the bathroom in the house.

They have fairly minimal exercise needs, but do require at least daily short walks. The French Bulldog is sometimes called “Frog dog” or a “Clown dog”. “Frog dog” is in reference to their wide round face and the unique way they sit with hind legs spread out. “Clown dog” is because they are known to be fun loving vivacious “clowns of the dog world”. Their calm nature makes them an excellent choice for apartment dwellers, as does their sensible attitude towards barking.

French Bulldogs make excellent companions. The French Bulldog rarely barks, and if he does it is to draw attention, to point out that he needs something (like attention). This breed is patient and affectionate with its owners, especially with children, who are especially protected by the females. French Bulldogs can easily live with other breeds when the proper introductions are done.