French Bulldogs are usually energetic and playful. They may be short in stature, but they make up for it with their lively personality and their ability to understand basic commands. Frenchies do have their disadvantages. They can be prone to respiratory problems and may develop skin concerns as they age, which means extra care. Here are some of the common challenges that you’ll need to be aware of before purchasing a French Bulldog.
Health Issues: There are a number of health issues that can affect French Bulldogs, including Hip dysplasia, allergies, Brachycephalic Syndrome (poor breathing), Elongated soft palate (sticking out tongue), Stenotic nares (pinched nostrils), and cherry eye to name a few.
Costs: French Bulldogs are sold by breeders starting at $1,500 and can cost an average of $8,000. As expensive as these dogs may be, it is not unusual to find them for cheaper.
Behavior: French Bulldogs are prone to certain behaviors, just like all dog breeds. Here are some causes for their behavior.
Separation Anxiety: French Bulldogs may suffer from separation anxiety. It is one of the most common behavioral issues found in French Bulldogs. If you work long hours or go away on trips a lot, you may have to make adjustments to your dog’s schedule.
Clingy: They love to be with people and they can be very clingy. They are also extremely excitable, which means they will bark a lot, or cry out for attention at home.
Sensitive to Criticism: When you scold a French Bulldog it takes it personally, so offering positive reinforcement and encouragement is better than criticism.
Stubborn: French bulldogs are known for their independent and stubborn attitude. They may be very frustrating at times because they do not always listen to what you want them to do, but this trait also makes it difficult when trying to train them as well.
Are you considering bringing a Frenchie into your family? This breed is amazing, but Frenchies come with some challenges that must be considered before taking the plunge. The original post is tongue in cheek, but it’s important to do your research before committing to a French Bulldog.