Training A French Bulldog

Many French Bulldog owners will say that French Bulldogs are thought to be one of the best types of dog to have as a pet. First known as Boule-Dog Francais, with their intelligence, small, compact, though surprisingly solid bodies, the French Bulldog is a wonderful watchdog and companion.

Some of them might have aggressive tendencies, which is why, like all dogs, French Bulldog training is very important. French Bulldog training will require many repetitions and loving patience as our little friends are extremely stubborn.

When training any dog, it is advisable to acquaint yourself with their behavioural traits. Although very intelligent, French Bulldogs have short attention spans.

You will need plenty of patience. French Bulldogs also like to have your attention all the time. They can be aggressive in a playful way, and if this is the case with your French Bulldog, you need to teach discipline to your dog before you allow them to be around small children.

If they want you to play with them and you do not give them the attention they desire, they can become aggressive. They can be very sweet natured and will do tricks to get your attention.

Your method of French Bulldog training should be based on their particular characteristics so that you will know which areas need extra work. This way you will not be wasting your time trying to teach them unnecessary things.

Laser target training will allow you to enjoy the training session with your French Bulldog. This will give you a well taught and disciplined dog, as well as allowing time for the two of you to bond.

French Bulldogs can become stubborn and independent if they feel you are trying to teach them something that is unnecessary.

Be firm and assertive in your training, but do not yell at them or hit them. If they do not obey, be very firm in your commands. Show them that you are in charge and use a loud, firm voice, don’t scream at them or get angry, this will confuse the dog.

Your commands must be logical and similar all the time. When showing praise or disappointment, use the same command all the time.

Reward obedience with a treat to show you are pleased with them. Keep the training time short. French Bulldogs have short attention spans and also cannot exert or overwork themselves and get too hot.

Lastly, be patient. French Bulldogs may be clever and intelligent, but they are just dogs. It will take a while before they are fully trained enough to understand your instructions.

Your French Bulldog can embarrass you by behaving unacceptably at the wrong times. This can happen when in the presence of other dogs or people. Picture the scene – you and your French bulldog are strolling through the park; suddenly he pulls the leash out of your hand, runs away, won’t respond to your call, chases other dogs or worse, people, maybe even biting them. This could become a serious problem if your French bulldog does not receive the proper training to teach him how to behave, socialize and when to be aggressive.

Fortunately, French bulldog training is fairly easy. Easier than other dogs, that is, but still not a cakewalk. French Bulldogs are still only dogs, and training will take time, but because they tend to be more sociable compared to other dogs, training them will not be too difficult.

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Socializing begins at home. Start your French Bulldog training slowly and in the comfort of his or her own home. If you have a new pup, give him some time to adjust to his surroundings and his new family.

When you have visitors, give your bulldog some space and don’t crowd him, this could be overwhelming and cause him to react aggressively. When you can judge that your French bulldog is used to having strangers around him, give him the opportunity to be around other dogs.

Ask your friends to bring their dogs to your home. When your French bulldog is used to having strange dogs around in his familiar surroundings, you can allow him to visit different places.

It is important to always walk your bulldog with a leash. Keep a firm hold on the leash. Take him to less crowded places first, gradually visiting more and more populated areas as he becomes used to people.

Walking him on a busy street could be traumatic and might make him shy away from social occasions. A quiet park is best.

It is also important that your French bulldog pup has been vaccinated, as they are easily susceptible to allergies and other health problems that they might pick up from other dogs.

Get into the habit of carrying treats with you to reward your French bulldog for good behaviour. If he barks or becomes aggressive, reprimand him firmly, but do not shout or hit him.

He will eventually get into a socializing routine as French bulldogs are naturally friendly.

Don’t forget!, French bulldogs become easily overheated, so don’t expose them to too much sun.

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Are French Bulldog Puppies Dangerous?

FRENCH BULLDOG PUPPIES

Children love French Bulldog puppies…

But small dogs grow into big dogs and they reach this state faster than children do. Therefore, a dog can become larger than a child and this can result in problems. As French Bulldogs are small in stature you won’t have this problem. They remain small even as adults.

If you have a male and a female French Bulldog

they probably won’t reproduce because their structure makes it very difficult for them to do so. It is for this reason that the majority of French Bulldogs are artificially inseminated and to make matters worse, they normally have to be delivered by a veterinary surgeon by caesarean-section.

So if you want a baby French bulldog…

remember that the pedigree French Bulldog puppy is generally made to order, at a price. It seems that the baby blue French Bulldog is much in demand at present. It is for this reason that baby blue French Bulldog puppies will be placed in many adverts online and offline. You will, of course, also find a French Bulldog puppy in various colours available from the same sources.


A French Bulldog’s litter is not normally larger than 3 or 4 puppies…

Now, because many dog breeders find it difficult to breed French Bulldogs they are expensive and not very plentiful. So it is unlikely that French Bulldog owners will be inundated with the puppies from these playful dogs in their homes if they have a French Bulldog adult male and female pair.

One of the problems with a smaller house…

that has a lot of people living in it is, the house can become quite warm. If you live in a constantly warm climate, this will probably result in health problems for your French Bulldog.

They are more suited to cooler climates…

and need to be kept as cool as possible all the time. If they remain too long in warm conditions, your French Bulldog could develop heatstroke, respiratory problems and skin diseases.

Apart from all this, raising a French Bulldog is fairly easy…

Even your children could do it!

To maintain your French Bulldog’s health… and good looks

you should make sure they are always clean and well brushed. A French Bulldog’s coat is short and shiny, as well as thin, and they don’t shed a lot of hair. Brushing them regularly will help to keep their coats glossy and clean and will prevent the fur from being tangled.

As with all dogs, you should brush their teeth at least twice a week…

using special toothpaste and toothbrush for dogs, also check and clip their toenails and take them to the vet regularly for an examination.

As was said in the beginning, French Bulldogs don’t grow very big…

Their full height is usually about 12 inches and they are not very heavy. They shouldn’t weigh more than 19 to 22 pounds for the small dog and 23 to 28 pounds for the larger.

And there you have it…

A French Bulldog is the perfect family dog. He will be your friend, companion, watchdog and an all-round member of your family.

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What Is A Miniature French Bulldog?

What Is A Miniature French Bulldog?

When you are thinking of buying a new pet, you may be amazed at the number of breeds. If you prefer dogs, you may be wondering “What is a miniature French bulldog?” The following information can help you decide if this is the breed for you.


Miniature French Bulldogs originated in England. Breeders produced these dogs by cross-breeding standard bulldogs and pugs. The French became interested in this type of dog, and began creating their own version by cross-breeding French ratter dogs and miniature English bulldogs. While specifics vary from breeder to breeder, the average height for an adult is between 10 and 13 inches. The average weight is between 13 and 18 pounds.

Health And Life Expectancy

There is a special, important benefit to choosing a cross-bred dog. Virtually all pure-breds have a much greater risk of serious health conditions. Cancer and congenital abnormalities are most common in pure-bred dogs. As a mixed-breed, these risks are much lower in Miniature French bulldogs.

However, there are some health issues that are common to miniature French bulldogs. As the dog has a snub nose, it can be difficult for the dog to breathe. For this reason, bulldog owners are advised to not take their dogs on aeroplanes, take special precautions to avoid extreme heat, and help the dogs avoid stress.

A second issue is a dislocated kneecap. As it is common in bulldogs, owners are advised to consult with their veterinarians. A test can be performed to determine whether this issue is present, and how to take precautions to avoid painful injury to your dog.

The dog needs plenty of rest so his bones will stay healthy. As a French Bulldog is prone to weight issues, owners should take special care to provide a nutritious diet so the dog does not become obese.

Due to the short coat, cold temperatures can affect the dog’s health and comfort. In addition to outdoor weather conditions, indoor air should not be too cold. If you use an air conditioner in your home, do not set the temperature too low.

French Bulldogs can be prone to a variety of eye problems. His eyes should be checked regularly by a vet. Make a point of keeping the folds around his eyes clean and dry.

On average, a bulldog lives between 8 and 10 years. This does not mean your dog cannot live longer. With proper care, his life expectancy can extend up to 14 years. When you choose a mini French bulldog, you can have a friend and companion for well over a decade.

Temperament Of A Miniature French Bulldog

The wonderful temperament of mini French Bulldogs make this breed an excellent choice. The dog loves people, and is even friendly with strangers. The dogs love their human families, and are great with children. If the dog is socialized properly, he will enjoy the company of cats and other dogs.

Miniature French Bulldogs are gentle, playful, loyal, and loving. As the French Bulldog is not an active pet, he does not require a considerable amount of activity. He also does not require as much exercise as many other breeds. The reduced need for activity makes the Miniature French Bulldog a good choice for individuals and families who live in apartments, or have limited space in their homes and yards. A daily walk and playtime will meet his needs.

His temperament includes other features that you may appreciate. The dogs do not bark much, shed, or drool as much as many other dogs. These intelligent dogs are easy to groom and easy to train. The only potential drawback is he is not likely to be a good watchdog. Instead of barking or attacking an intruder, he may welcome the stranger into your home.

Grooming YourMiniature French Bulldog

Occasional grooming is enough to keep your pet comfortable and healthy. Unless you have never owned a dog before, you can do these tasks yourself. Grooming does not need to be done by a professional dog groomer or a vet. Experts advise bathing the dogs once per week, and brushing the dogs twice per week. Unlike some breeds that can be difficult to bathe, most Miniature French Bulldogs do not object to baths.

The Miniature French Bulldog eyes, ears, and facial folds need to be kept clean. Some experts recommend skin wipes designed for sensitive skin. These wipes can be used on the dog’s face every day. You should gently brush his teeth, too. However, if his nails need to be clipped, this is a task that is best left to your vet or a dog groomer.

Training Your Mini French Bulldog

Similar to any other breed, training is easier when the dog is young. This does not mean it is impossible to train your French Bulldog of any age. The French Bulldog’s natural sensitivity makes training easy if it is approached correctly. French Bulldogs can be stubborn, but they usually learn quickly because of their inquisitive nature.

Training a dog requires consistency and patience. If you want the dog to cooperate with you, it is better for you to train him yourself. It is not helpful for you to hire a professional dog trainer, and then find the dog will not listen to you. For the best results, start training the dog when you have plenty of free time. This is especially important when you want to teach him to not have accidents on the floor.

Experts and long-time dog owners alike agree that a positive approach to training works the best. Never yell at your dog, and never hit him. Instead, provide positive reinforcement every time he obeys your commands. You want the dog to listen and cooperate, not to be afraid of you. You can use hugs, pats, smiles, and verbal reinforcements when he cooperates. If he makes a mistake, be patient and try again.

While you may feel tempted to give food or treats, this is generally not the best approach for training your Miniature French Bulldog. First, food may interfere with his feeding schedule and bathroom habits. Second, he may come to expect a treat every time he cooperates. When you are training your dog, you want him to obey simply because he has learned to do so, not because he expects a treat. Okay, I suppose you could start with one or two dog biscuits.

As patience is the key to good results, you should expect some mistakes when you are starting to train your new pet. Do not consider it to be defiance, and do not overreact. Whether he has an accident on the floor or fails to obey a command, grant him some leeway and try again. Training a French Bulldog is relatively simple, but perfection cannot be attained overnight.

Is A Mini French Bulldog Right For You?

When you start with this overview, you will have some ideas on what to expect from one of these sweet little dogs. If you see one in person or in an advertisement, do not be surprised if you fall in love. As owning a dog is a long-term commitment and a big responsibility, take plenty of time to decide if this is the dog for you. You will have better results, and a better experience, if you do not buy the first dog you see. Please have a look at my post on “Puppy Mills”.

Ask yourself if you can commit the time to training your new pet. Although mini French Bulldogs are easy to get along with, you must be ready and willing to put time into training. Also ask yourself if you can provide the patience, consistency, and reinforcements for your dog so he can learn.

Second, ask yourself if your home environment is compatible for this type of dog. Miniature French bulldogs do not like to be left alone. He will need his owner, or another family member, to devote time to him and keep him company. If he is left alone for long periods of time, he can develop separation anxiety. This can affect his behaviour and his personality.

Temperature Conditions

Also consider temperature conditions. The dog can become ill if he is exposed to extreme temperatures. With one single short coat, your dog may need a sweater both outdoors and indoors. However, extremely humid or hot temperatures can result in heat stroke. When you keep in mind bulldogs are very sensitive to temperature, prepare to keep your home at a reasonable temperature and exercise caution when your dog is outdoors.

Third, as every breed was intended for a specific purpose, keep in mind the Miniature French Bulldog is meant to be a companion animal. He will be your friend and buddy, and will get along well with everyone in your household. His natural characteristics make the bulldog unsuitable as a watchdog or guard dog, and French Bulldogs were not designed to work. If you approach him as a companion, he will be a wonderful pal for you, your children, and your entire family. He will even be friendly toward other pets in your home.

French bulldogs do not need to be kept busy. While they love being with people, they do not need to be constantly entertained. Your dog will be perfectly content to follow you around, or nap beside you as you work or watch television. Many owners will appreciate this characteristic, but the trait can be especially nice for elderly owners.

Not For Outdoors

The Miniature French bulldogs are not a breed to leave outdoors. Both his need for companionship and sensitivity to temperatures make him the ideal indoor pet. Individuals who prefer to leave their dogs chained outside or left in a dog house should not choose this particular breed. They are perfect for apartment dwellers and home owners who want to keep their pets indoors. The lack of unnecessary barking makes him an ideal indoor pet, too.

Miniature French Bulldogs are fun. Although they are not excessively active, they like to have a good time. Some refer to these dogs as clowns, because of their fun-loving nature. If you want a loving, playful dog with a delightful attitude, a miniature French bulldog may be the pet for you. He will make everyone in your family smile and laugh.

Choose Your New Dog Wisely

It cannot be stressed too strongly that you should find a reputable breeder when you want a dog. You are taking unnecessary risks if you purchase a dog from a pet shop. Puppy mills should be avoided, too, as puppy mill owners are concerned about profits rather than the health of the dogs. A reputable breeder breeds his or her dogs responsibly, and you will have a healthier pet.

When you talk to a reputable breeder, be prepared to answer questions. This person wants to know the dog is going to a good home, and will be cared for properly. You may even be asked for references before you are allowed to buy a dog. In contrast, feel free to ask questions, as reputable breeders will not be offended by questions from a potential customer. You may want to know how long they have been in business, information on the parents used for breeding, and the correct supplies to buy for your new dog.

Be Prepared

Obtain all the essential supplies before you take the dog home. Puppy-proof your home so it is safe for your new pet. From breakable objects to cords, safety should be one of your main priorities. Take time to check every room throughout your house or apartment and move any items that could be an accident spot or pose a danger to the dog.

Bonding will be easy, and you will fall in love. It may take some time for your pet to adjust to his new home and his new family, but he will quickly become loving, affectionate, and playful. Everybody in your family will be glad you chose this one particular dog. Equally important, you will know he belongs to you.

Whenever you meet someone who asks “What is a miniature French bulldog?” you will be happy and proud to answer that he is your new best friend.

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