French Bulldogs are one of the most loved companion dogs all over the world. They are a small breed of dogs that came to be upon the crossbreeding of Toy Bulldogs and Parisian ratters during the 1800s. These dogs originated from France. They are gentle and have a quiet demeanor. Their wide smile and bulging eyes have endeared them to many. They have short coats, wrinkles on their faces, large ears, and dome-shaped heads.
Furparents looking to have a French Bulldog are wondering how big they would grow. This is to determine their compatibility in their homes and in preparation for other essentials such as crates, harness, and leash. A French Bulldog will reach around 11 to 12 inches tall upon adulthood. At this time, males would weight about 20 to 28 pounds while females are about 16 to 24 pounds. An average-sized French Bulldog has a body length of about 18 to 21 inches. Frenchies reach their maximum height between the ages of 9 to 12 months. In the meantime, they continue to gain weight until they reach their maturity at around 2 years old. Although these are just averages and your own Frenchie’s height and weight would be influenced by his genetics, body shape, and lifestyle. Furparents must take note of this as a point of comparison for the growth and development of their Frenchies. For example, if they exceed the average weight, their Frenchies must be overweight and there are health risks involved. Knowing how your dog is doing compared to the rest of the breed lets you know the next steps to take when you’ve found out they’re not making the cut. This could be like consulting nutritionist experts and your veterinarians to help you provide the best nutrition for your doggo so that he can achieve his maximum development. When given the best care, French Bulldogs can live up to 12 years or more.
There are also other variations of French Bulldogs that come in smaller sizes. These are the mini and teacup Frenchies. However, these are not recognized by the American Kennel Club as they do not meet the breed standards as they are very particular about the size of the dogs. For your reference, Teacup French Bulldogs weigh around 18 pounds while the Mini French Bulldogs are around 7 to 14 pounds. Although they aren’t officially recognized by the American Kennel Club, these smaller sized Frenchies are more expensive.
French Bulldogs are extremely popular as a family dog and wants to spend lots of loving memories with their humans. Your Frenchie may be small in size but they surely occupy a big space in your hearts.