The French Bulldog packs an oversized personality for its little body.
Originally bred in England as a smaller version of the English Bulldog, it traveled across the channel to France with its humans in the middle 1800s. Then, through subsequent breeding with terriers and Pugs, it became the plucky breed we know today.
Although the Frenchie’s history includes working as a capable ratter, it has always been bred chiefly as a companion dog. Frenchies are curious, bright, affectionate and happy to be wherever their humans are. It’s no wonder that this breed is famous around the world.
If you’re thinking about bringing home a Frenchie puppy, you may be interested in how big they will get. Size is an essential consideration when deciding on a doggie companion, especially if you live in an apartment. Fortunately, the Frenchie is ideally suited to life wherever you abide. Read on to learn all about the average size of the French Bulldog.
What is the Typical Size of a French Bulldog?
A small dog breed, Frenchies achieve a height at the withers of between 11 to 13 inches (27 to 33 cm) as adults. Females should weigh between 18 – 26 pounds (8 – 12 kilograms) while males may weigh 20 – 28 pounds (9 – 13 kilograms). Since the French Bulldog loves to loaf on the couch, be sure to take your pup on walks – just two per day will keep its weight under control.
What is the French Bulldog Neck Size?
Because of its English Bulldog ancestry, French Bulldogs have short, thick necks. The average neck circumference is around 14 inches (35 cm) and their collar size ranges from 12 to 16 inches (30 to 40 cm). Neck width combined with skull size may factor into why some French Bulldogs develop breathing problems.
What is the French Bulldog Head Size?
Frenchies have large, broad heads that are square shaped. They are brachycephalic, which is just a fancy word meaning they have a shortened snout; their muzzles are so short that they look almost flat. This trait, along with those huge, dark eyes give the breed its expressive face. When measured from around the jaw hinge and the top of the skull, the circumference of their heads is between 13 and 18.5 inches (33 and 47 cm).
What is the French Bulldog Chest Size?
While they are small dogs, Frenchies are muscular and stocky. They have broad chests, probably from their English Bulldog ancestors, which give them their stocky appearance. Their chests measure 18 to 26 inches (45 to 66 cm) around the barrel. One disadvantage of their heavy frame is that Frenchies can’t swim. Therefore, you should never leave your pup alone near a body of water.
What is the French Bulldog Length?
When you measure a Frenchie’s back length, you start at the withers and run the tape measure to the tip of the tail stub. Like this, its back is between 10 and 11 inches (25 and 28 cm) long.
The French Bulldog is a stocky, compact dog that is just the right size to curl up in your lap while you watch TV, read, or work on the computer. In addition to its small size, its easy-going nature and lack of a tendency to bark make it an excellent choice of pet for apartment dwellers.
It’s a hard heart that can resist the wrinkled face and emotive eyes of this adorable dog. Whether you’re looking for an appropriate-sized playmate for your children or a companion for yourself, you can’t go wrong with the loveable and charming Frenchie.
Will is the proud co-owner of Frankie, a Female Brindle French Bulldog, with his wife Michelle. We share our Frenchie experiences with the world to help health-conscious French Bulldog owners who want a happy, healthy, and long-living dog.