French Bulldog

  • Photo 1 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 2 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 3 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 4 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 5 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 6 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 7 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 8 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 9 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 10 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 11 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 12 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 13 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 14 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 15 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 16 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 17 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 18 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 19 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 20 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 21 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 22 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 23 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 24 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 25 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 26 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 27 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 28 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 29 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 30 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 31 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 32 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 33 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 34 of 35French Bulldog

  • Photo 35 of 35French Bulldog

French Bulldog Picture Gallery

French Bulldog Breeders

French Bulldog Clubs/Associations

The Full French Bulldog Description

The French Bulldog is a mild-tempered companion dog looking for friendship with people and animals alike. Sturdy and muscular, he enjoys playing with children, but sometimes favors the company of one special person. He is a clean dog. His short coat requires only weekly brushing. Although he is an excellent watchdog, he doesn't bark without a cause.

Did you know?

The two distinctive features of the French Bulldog are the bat ears and the skull which is flat between the ears.
French Bulldogs are bred primarily as pets. However, they do make good watch dogs. 
" Before you decide to own and care for a French Bulldog here's a guide on the French Bulldog temperament. The preservation of the bat ear as a distinct feature has been due to the persistent efforts of American breeders, since in the early days of breeding these dogs in Europe the tendency was toward the rose ear. Had this movement not been opposed by America, the breed would eventually have lost the feature that so strongly accentuates its individuality, and the result would have been practically a miniature English Bulldog.

So you want to own a French Bulldog?

The French Bulldog's coat is smooth and short and easy to keep clean.
The French Bulldog is happy in any loving environment. They are house dogs whose niche in life is to be an adored pet.
While principally bred to be companions, the French Bulldog is remarkably intelligent and serves as a good watchdog.

Indicative Breed Standard


General Appearance

Sturdy, compact, solid, small dog with good bone, short, smooth coat. No point exaggerated, balance essential.


Full of courage, yet with clown-like qualities. Bat ears and short undocked tail essential features of the breed.


Vivacious, deeply affectionate, intelligent.

Head and Skull

Head square, large and broad but in proportion to dog’s size. Skull nearly flat between ears, domed forehead, loose skin forming symmetrical wrinkles. Muzzle broad, deep and set well back, muscles of cheeks well developed; nose and lips black. Stop well defined. Lower jaw deep, square, broad, slightly undershot and well turned up. Nose extremely short, black and wide, with open nostrils and line between well defined. Lips thick, meeting each other in centre, completely hiding teeth. Upper lip covers lower on each side with plenty of cushion, never so exaggerated as to hang too much below level of lower jaw.


Preferably dark and matching. Moderate size, round, neither sunken nor prominent, showing no white when looking straight forward; set wide apart and low down in skull.


’Bat ears‘, of medium size, wide at base, rounded at top; set high, carried upright and parallel, a sufficient width of skull preventing them being too close together; skin soft and fine, orifice as seen from the front, showing entirely.


Slightly undershot. Teeth sound and regular, but not visible when the mouth is closed. Tongue must not protrude.


Powerful, with loose skin at throat, but not exaggerated. Well arched and thick, but not too short.


Legs set wide apart, straight boned, strong, muscular and short.


Short, cobby, muscular and well rounded with deep wide brisket; roach back; strong; wide at shoulders and narrowing at loins; good ‘cut up’, ribs well sprung.


Legs strong, muscular and longer than forelegs thus raising loins above shoulders. Hocks well let down.


Small, compact and placed in continuation of line of leg, with absolutely sound pasterns. Hind feet rather longer than the fore-feet. Toes compact; well knuckled; nails short, thick and preferably black.


Undocked, very short, set low, thick at root, tapering quickly towards tip, either straight or kinked, never curling over back nor carried gaily.


Free and flowing.


Texture fine, smooth, lustrous, short and close.


Brindle, pied or fawn. Tan, mouse and grey/blue highly undesirable.
Brindle: a mixture of black and coloured hairs. May contain white provided brindle predominates.
Pied: white predominates over brindle. Whites are classified with pieds for show purposes; but their eyelashes and eye rims should be black. In pieds the white should be clear with definite brindle patches and no ticking or black spots.
Fawn: may contain brindle hairs but must have black eye lashes and eye rims.


Ideal weight: dogs: 12.5 kgs (28 lbs); bitches: 11 kgs (24 lbs). Soundness not to be sacrificed to smallness.

About Our Article Directory

Here you can find information regarding all aspects of dogs. If you have questions regarding breeding, dog rescue, how to properly train your new pet, and several other questions you will find this section extremely helpful. The Articles contain...

Canis lupus familiaris

This articles is derived from Wikipedia: The dog (Canis lupus familiaris[1]) is a domesticated form of the wolf, a member of the Canidae family of the order Carnivora. The term is used for both feral and pet varieties. The domestic dog has been ...