The French Bulldog is a unique, funny, open, cheerful and playful dog. It is intelligent and smart, but when it takes something into its head, it can be rather stubborn. Although brave, enthusiastic and physically tough, it can also be very sensitive: it senses immediately if the atmosphere is bad inside the home, and gets very upset over strict scolding. It is a very kind and friendly animal, perhaps that’s why it does not like being alone. The French Bulldog feels happy and content only as a member of the family. It watches alertly what happens in its surroundings and in case of possible danger, it signals by barking. In general, however, it does not bark much at all.
It usually gets along very well with children, even with tiny toddlers. Thanks to its extraordinary tolerance and unique sense of doggie humor, it can be a great playmate for children. It has a good relationship with other pets, provided it was raised in their company from puppy age. The French Bulldog is generally friendly with people and greets visitors with enthusiasm.
The French Bulldog’s fur requires relatively little grooming. During the shedding season, dead and loose hair can be easily removed from its coat with a brush. In the rest of the year, it is enough to brush his coat through once a week, preferable with a brush of strong bristles.
Being a smart and fast learner, this dog is easy to teach, especially if the training sessions take place in a cheerful atmosphere and its owner always makes it clear when he or she is satisfied with its performance. Its facial expression, however, may often be misleading, that’s why consistence is so important. This breed reacts very sensitively to its owner’s intonation.
The French Bulldog loves playing and fooling around, but it dislikes long walks. It does not tolerate heat well, therefore providing it with a cool place and fresh water is extremely important. Because of its short nose, it must avoid intensive exercise in hot weather. During the summer, the best idea is to take it for a walk in the morning and/or in the evening. This breed is especially suitable for being kept indoors. French Bulldogs practically have no hunting instinct and do not tend to wander off on their own.