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The Complete Guide to the French Bulldog Breed (The Look, the Type, and the Use Then and Now)

Frenchies have a past that is closely intertwined with humans. If you get to know their history, you will appreciate who they are and how they look today much better.
The Complete Guide to the French Bulldog Breed

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As a breed known for its looks and personality, Frenchies were popular even way back when. Much of how they look and their personality remains the same today.

Frenchies were more than companions before, they hunted rats on farms as well. Today, Frenchies are popular family dogs that brighten up any home, but they are not limited to that.

They were ratters before, and while they are not great ones today, they can work in certain facilities. And they do a great job at it! Knowing more about your Frenchie helps you appreciate them more, which you can do if you keep on reading.

What Is a French Bulldog Dog?

French Bulldogs are companion dogs that are a miniature version of Bulldogs. Their hallmark feature is their bat-like ears, with an adorable squished-looking face.

Frenchies are popular for the big personality contained in their small bodies. They are goofy and get along with almost everyone, both humans and other furry friends. This combined with their cute face makes it easy for them to capture the hearts of many.

They make the perfect apartment dogs as well for many reasons. Frenchies do not bark much and can get their exercise needs in a small space. Also, they are happy to lounge around all day or sit on your lap while you work.

What Does the Perfect French Bulldog Look Like?

The first thing you may look for is the trademark Frenchie bat ears. But this is not the only criteria of what makes a Frenchie a quality one. Below are some other physical traits of the ideal Frenchie.

Bat-Like Ears

Their ears stand upright and face forward. They have wide bases that taper upwards into rounded tips. A Frenchie’s ears should not be very close together, too.

Dark Eyes

French Bulldogs may have light eyes, but dark brown eyes that are almost black are desirable. Their eye colors should match as well, without any other specks of color. Additionally, the whites of their eyes should not show when they are looking straight.

Short Tail

They should have straight or screwed tails that are short, but long enough that it covers their anus. A Frenchie’s tail should be wide at its base and tapers towards the tip.

Compact and Muscular Body

Frenchies are small, standing at about 11 to 13 inches (28 to 33 cm) tall with a weight that is not over 28 pounds (12 kg). Despite being small, they should have a stocky and well-rounded body. And as part of the Bulldog family, Frenchies should also be quite muscular.


Frenchies have a short and smooth coat that comes in various colors and patterns. Common coat colors include cream and fawn. Rarer colors are blue and chocolate, but these are not officially recognized.

What Colors Do French Bulldogs Come in?

The common Frenchie colors are fawn, white, cream, brindle, and pied. The AKC recognizes these standard colors and any mix of these. But Frenchies come in other rarer colors.

Exotic Frenchie colors include the following:

  • Blue
  • Chocolate or Liver
  • Lilac
  • Merle
  • Isabella
  • Black and Tan
  • Black and White

Unfortunately, these colors are not officially recognized. But because they are rare, Frenchies that have an exotic color are more expensive.

Be wary, though as some of these colors have an association with health issues. Merle Frenchies, for example, are prone to many eye and hearing problems.

What Is the Most Popular Color of French Bulldogs?

Since most Frenchies are brindle, this is the most popular color of Frenchies. It is also one of the oldest colors in Frenchies along with pied.

Brindle Frenchies have coats that are a mix of dark strands of hair with lighter ones. The dominant color can vary from black, fawn, or a lighter color like cream.

If brindle Frenchies have a dominant fawn color, the black hairs can form bands that make them look like a tiger. Lighter brindle Frenchies are also called reverse brindles and they are much rarer.

What Is the Rarest French Bulldog Color?

Isabella, which is close to lilac, is the rarest Frenchie color according to genetics. To produce the Isabella color, you need to breed two Frenchies with the dilution recessive gene. Finding these two Frenchies can be difficult in itself.

You need Frenchies that are dd carriers to dilute darker colors. This way, they will produce lighter-colored puppies.

Isabella Frenchies need to dilute red, liver, or black color genes. Their genetic code needs two copies of the chocolate gene and two of the dilution gene.

Frenchies with rare colors are expensive enough. But you cannot look at a Frenchie and say that they are Isabella without tests.

With this rare color, only genetic tests can confirm that a Frenchie is an Isabella. And this test can cost around a whopping $15,000 to $40,000.

Because of this, Isabella Frenchies are the hardest ones to find. You may only find them from a breeder who specializes in this color. And getting your hands on one can take you a while with the long waiting list.

Getting your hands on an Isabella Frenchie is expensive, but having them is also as costly. Frenchies are already a breed that is prone to health problems. Isabella Frenchies, with their light eyes and skin, are prone to more health issues down the line.

Frenchies with lighter colors are prone to eye and hearing problems. And since Isabella Frenchies have light skin, they are prone to sun damage. So they will need a lot of sun protection, especially on their noses.

What Color Eyes Do French Bulldogs Have?

Most French Bulldogs have dark brown eyes, almost a black color. As puppies, they get bluish eyes at first that will turn brown as they age.

But Frenchies who are rare in color may also have a different eye color. Their eye color can range from blue to yellow, depending on their coloration.

To give you an idea, here are the eye colors of exotic Frenchies:

  • Blue Frenchies: Blue or gray eyes
  • Chocolate Frenchies: Brown, green, or bright yellow eyes
  • Merle Frenchies: Blue eyes
  • Lilac Frenchies: Blue, yellow, or light brown eyes
  • Isabella Frenchies: Light brown, light blue, yellow, or green eyes

Different eye colors in exotic-colored Frenchies are because of the dilution gene. Other than their skin and coat, it can also affect the color of their eyes.

Do French Bulldogs Have Tails?

You may think that Frenchies have no tails, but they do. It only looks like they do not have one because there is so little of it.

Breed standard Frenchies have two types of tails:

  • Straight Tail: Short with a thick base and a fine tip. A straight tail should point to the ground.
  • Screw Tail: Also thick at the base with a fine tip, but this tail is stumpy. This can be mistaken for a curly tail, which Frenchies do not have.

Frenchies used to have longer tails. But through selective breeding, they have this cute tail that we know today. While many adore this, Frenchies tend to have problems with their tails.

Tail Deformities

Hemivertebrae is a deformity where the spinal bones twist. This twisting or twirling crushes the spinal column and nerves, causing immense pain.

This condition is common in Frenchies with screw tails. Unfortunately, this condition is present from the day they are born. And the issues will start to present themselves at 9 months old when their spine has its final shape.

So the only way to prevent this is to buy from a reputable breeder. Some breeders are not responsible when breeding Frenchies. With this, the litters they produce may have a genetic predisposition to deformities.

In mild cases, this condition is manageable with anti-inflammatory medicine. But in severe cases, Frenchies may need surgery. The correction surgery is pricey, at around $1500 to $4000.

But not all Frenchies will develop symptoms of hemivertebrae. Some can live a happy life with their odd, but cute, tails.

Tail Pocket Infections

Frenchies have a pocket, formed by wrinkles, under the base of their tail. This pocket collects dirt, bacteria, and other debris. So it can get nasty without regular cleaning.

Infections can occur in this area. This makes their tails red and irritated, causing your Frenchie to itch their tail more than usual. Other than that, this can cause a foul, fishy smell along with discharge.

If you do not treat a tail pocket infection, your Frenchie may need surgery. This is why it is crucial to keep their tail pocket clean. Wiping this area with a damp cloth regularly will do the job.

Are French Bulldogs Born With Tails?

Frenchies have tails when they are born, but it is not easily seen. They have very short tails that can be hard to find in puppies, especially if they have screw tails.

How Long Are French Bulldog Tails?

A Frenchie’s stumpy tail measures only 2 inches (50 mm). This is a significant decrease in length from their ancestors, who had tails about 3 to 5 inches ( 70 to 120 mm) long.

Looking at them, their tails look shorter than this. That is because their tails are hiding under all their wrinkles. So if you push back the wrinkles on their tail area, you will reveal more of it.

Do French Bulldog Tails Curl?

Most people mistake a Frenchie’s screw tail as curly. But Frenchies should not have a curly tail, according to breed standards. Their tails should either be straight or screw-type.

Frenchie puppies may have curled tails when they are born. But as they age, this will slowly straighten out.

What Do French Bulldog Puppies Look Like?

Frenchie puppies look like a mini version of their adult counterparts. They have heavy bones while still looking compact and well-rounded. Although they may not be as muscular as an adult, the powerful build should be there.

Their flat and squished-up faces have wrinkles around their face. With dark brown eyes that are round and wide apart. It should sit low on their faces, far from their ears.

Their bat-like ears should be wide at the base, rounding off at the tips. A Frenchie’s ears sit upright on their skull, with the opening facing forward.

They have thick necks with wrinkles on their throat. Their backs should be thickest at the shoulder, tapering down to their rear.

A Frenchie pup’s chest should also be broad, with their bellies tucked up. Their tails are either straight or screwed, but never curly. It should have a thick root and a thin tip.

Frenchie puppies have softer fur when they are young, as this is their baby fur. But it should still be short and smooth. Their fur is also soft and loose, forming wrinkles on their shoulders and head.

How Long Does a French Bulldog Stay a Puppy?

Frenchies are full-grown at around 12 to 14 months of age. But they continue to grow and fill up a bit until they reach 2 years of age. Even if they reach their full-grown size early, this may not mean that they are adults already.

Adulthood in dogs does not only mean that their bodies are mature. You should also consider their behavior as well.

Their Energy Levels

Frenchie puppies are as hyper as they come. For the first few months, they may not let you sleep throughout the night. But adult Frenchies are generally more mellow, not zooming around the house anymore.

With that, they also begin to sleep more. Their energy drops faster after a few minutes of playtime. This will keep on dipping until they are in their seniorhood.

Their Appetite

As puppies, Frenchies are ravenous eaters. They will gobble up their food in a few seconds if they could. Frenchie adults still love to chomp down their food, but not as much as puppies.

That is why their diet needs to change with age too. Puppy food contains more calories so they fuel up a lot of energy for their day. Adult Frenchies are not as hyper anymore, so they need to keep their calories in check.

Their Chewing Habits

Puppies go through a teething phase that can be troublesome. Frenchie puppies will chew on anything in sight, even if it means getting reprimanded. But when they grow into adults, their need to chew on your shoes will go down.

Their Bladder Control

When you first get your Frenchie puppy, they will have a lot of potty accidents at first. This is because they cannot hold their bladders long. Frenchie adults can hold theirs longer and may have learned where and when to do their business.

Their Personalities

Once your Frenchie puppy turns into an adult, they start to speak (or bark) their mind. Puppies hesitate to talk back, but an adult will let you know what they want. Because of this, adult Frenchies can become more stubborn and have unwanted behaviors.

What Type of Dog Is a French Bulldog?

French Bulldogs are companion dogs that are affectionate and cuddly. They are loyal dogs that thrive in an environment where they get a lot of human interaction. True to this, they are often called “velcro dogs” because they tend to follow their owners around.

This is why Frenchies are hard to keep at home alone for long periods. They want to be with you all the time and this overattachment can lead to separation anxiety.

So Frenchies are wonderful companions for those who are not away from home a lot. Otherwise, they develop a lot of unwanted behaviors related to separation anxiety.

Are There Different Types of French Bulldogs?

French Bulldogs are often typed based on their coat color and it is not hard to see why as they come in various colors! They also come in various patterns that make other Frenchies stand out from the rest. While some colors are officially recognized, rarer ones are not.

If you want an in-depth view of each coat type, here they are below.

White Frenchies

These Frenchies look pure white from afar, but they are actually pied. This means that they have patches of other darker colors. But because the white coloration is so dominant, people consider them white Frenchies.

Cream Frenchies

It is common for people to mistake cream Frenchies for white Frenchies. But there is a difference as cream Frenchies have an eggshell or off-white coloration.

Fawn Frenchies

This coloration has many different shades. Fawn Frenchies can be very light, close to cream Frenchies, to a vibrant red fawn.

Fawn is also the base of many Frenchie patterns like brindle. A lot of exotic colors like chocolate fawn also come from the dilution of this coloration.

This popular color can be in combination with other colors, like white and black, to make patterns.

Pied Frenchies

This pattern has various darker spots and patches on a Frenchies body. The common colors for pied Frenchies are black and white, but there are also rarer colors like blue pied.

Brindle Frenchies

This color pattern is a combination of other colorations, such as fawn. Brindle Frenchies can be dominantly dark or white. Some brindle Frenchies look like tigers because of the stripes that their coats form.

Black Frenchies

Solid black Frenchies should have no traces of other colors. Although these Frenchies are beautiful, the AKC does not recognize this color.

Blue Frenchies

This diluted color is one of the most popular exotic Frenchie colors. Blue Frenchies look gray but with a blueish tint to their coat. This coloration can come in various patterns like pied, brindle, and merle.

Chocolate Frenchies

Also known as liver, chocolate Frenchies are also a result of diluting black. This is one of the rarer color variations as it needs two copies of a recessive gene.

Lilac Frenchies

Lilac is also a rare coloration, resulting from the dilution of blue and chocolate colors. It is easy to confuse them with blue Frenchies. But lilac Frenchies are very light blue, almost like a silver color.

Merle Frenchies

This pattern creates blotched patches of colors on a piebald or solid coat. Merle has various types like blue merle, lilac merle, and black merle. This type of Frenchie has some controversy since they are prone to serious health issues.

Isabella Frenchies

Known as the “true lilac” coloration, isabella Frenchies are close to lilac ones. They are similar because they are a dilution of blue and chocolate colors. But they are different because the chocolate in isabella Frenchies is testable.

It is hard to tell whether a Frenchie is isabella or not by only looking at them. You need to run some tests to confirm this, which is very expensive. So it should be no surprise that isabella Frenchies are one of the most expensive Frenchies you can buy.

What Group Does the French Bulldog Belong to?

Frenchies belong to the nonsporting group, which fits their personalities and physical traits. They are better as lapdogs, happily napping at your feet or on a cozy couch. They cannot handle intense physical activities like other dogs.

They are not a healthy breed and are prone to many issues including their joints and spine. One injury in these areas from sporting activities can hurt their quality of life.

Other than that, they are a brachycephalic breed so their airflow is inefficient. Physical activities push dogs to breathe more. While this is no problem for others, Frenchies will struggle to catch their breath.

This is vital since they need to breathe to cool down. But Frenchies have a hard time doing this, so they will pant and sometimes even collapse.

So while Frenchies enjoy frolicking in your yard or at a park, they should only do this for fun. Anyway, they are happier staying at home with you.

Is a French Bulldog a Snub Nose Dog?

The list of snub-nosed dogs includes French Bulldogs. As a brachycephalic breed, traveling with them can be difficult. As you may know, this is because they have an inefficient airflow that makes it hard for them to breathe.

Because of this, they cannot handle the severe shift in temperature in a cargo hold. Any significant temperature change can be fatal to your Frenchie. If they have any problems midflight, they will not get the immediate care that they need.

Unfortunately, this has led to the deaths of many snub-nosed breeds on planes. So most airlines will not allow Frenchies to travel with them.

If you want to travel with your Frenchie over great distances, there are alternatives. You can check with companies that specialize in air- or ground-shipping pets. Or you can opt to travel with your Frenchie by land instead.

Is a French Bulldog Purebred?

Frenchies are typically purebred to keep their appearance and certain traits. These are physical features that distinguish Frenchies apart from other dogs.

This is great for show dogs since they need to follow strict rules about how they look. But it may not be the best for their health.

To keep a dog’s lineage pure, breeders often turn to inbreeding. This is because purebred dogs need their parents to be from the same gene pool, which is very limited. So many breeders will breed dogs from the same family gene pool.

To make it worse, some dog clubs have specific requirements for purebred dogs. They need their dogs to come within the same club, limiting the gene pool even more.

That is why breeders will mate their dog’s direct relatives. A grandfather and granddaughter, for example. This exacerbates any diseases within their lineage as a result.

So purebred dogs have an increased risk for inherited diseases and health issues. In Frenchies, they will have a heightened risk for hip dysplasia, to name one health issue. This painful condition decreases their mobility, affecting their quality of life.

How Do I Know if My French Bulldog Is Purebred?

A sure way to know if your Frenchie is purebred is to check his pedigree papers. The easiest way to get this paper is to ask for one from your breeder. But what if you do not have your Frenchie’s papers?

Do not worry, there are other ways to figure this out. Below you will find the different methods for determining a purebred Frenchie.

Check Your Frenchie’s Pedigree Papers

This paper shows your Frenchie’s family tree for at least five generations. Reputable breeders often give these papers along with Frenchie puppies. Here, you will see who your Frenchie’s ancestors are, which is crucial.

Your Frenchies parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents must all be a Frenchie too. If they are, you have a purebred puppy in your hands.

This paper does not only have your Frenchie’s ancestors. You will also see their accomplishments and any changes in their lifespan. Pedigree papers will help you determine how your Frenchie grows up to be.

With this paper, you can sign up your Frenchie for documentation with registrars. It may be the American Kennel Club, United Kennel Club, or others.

Compare Your Frenchie With the Breed Standard

Each dog breed has qualities that differentiate them from others. Physical traits, temperament, genetics, and more. And each kennel club has its breed standards for every dog breed.

Check out the detailed outlines of these kennel clubs to see if your Frenchie fits them. They have descriptions of a Frenchie’s physical characteristics, temperament, and even gait. But this is not a sure way of determining a purebred Frenchie.

Looking at a Frenchie is not enough and some people do not have the eye to watch out for these.

Ask Help From Vets or Experts

If you have a hard time comparing the breed standard with your Frenchie, consult someone else. Reputable Frenchie breeders or dog specialists have the eye to figure this out, vets as well.

Get Your Frenchie a DNA Test

You will get the information you need about your Frenchie’s ancestors with this. Although this can help in determining their purebred status, this is still not a sure way.

DNA testing in dogs will only tell you how close of a match their genetics are with their breed. This is not a direct verification. And a DNA test alone does not guarantee that your Frenchie is fit for registration.

The accuracy of these tests also varies from one company to another. This depends on how big their database is and how many genetic markers they use in profiling a dog’s DNA. Because of this, you may get varied results depending on which company you choose.

Is There a French Bulldog Crossbreed?

There are Frenchie crossbreeds out there. Sometimes it is to avoid the health issues that Frenchies face. Other times, people crossbreed Frenchies for aesthetic purposes.

A good example of the latter is mini Frenchies, sometimes called micro or teacup. These Frenchies are smaller, generally weighing about 12 to 22 lbs (5.4 to 9.9 kg). Whereas a standard Frenchie weighs about 16 to 28 lbs (7.3 to 12.7 kg).

There are three methods breeders use to produce micro Frenchies. One is by breeding Frenchies with dwarfism. Another method is to breed the runts of the litter.

As you can already imagine, these two methods are a recipe for disaster. There are so many health issues that can arise as a result of these.

This is where crossbreeding Frenchies comes in. Micro Frenchies have one parent that is a Frenchie, and another that is a smaller breed. The popular micro Frenchie combinations are the following:

  • French Bulldog and Chihuahua
  • French Bulldog and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • French Bulldog and Poodle
  • French Bulldog and Boston Terrier
  • French Bulldog and Beagle

Producing micro Frenchies is not limited to these combinations above. But keep in mind that not all combinations are good. Pairing a Frenchie with another breed that has less inherited health issues is best.

Also, due to crossbreeding, you cannot predict what your Frenchie will look like as an adult. They may look more like the other breed, and not a Frenchie. Their temperament may also change as well.

What Breeds Make a French Bulldog?

The two breeds that made Frenchies what they are today are Bulldogs and Terriers. Frenchies got their build and most of their features from the former. While they got their small sizes from the latter.

Where Are French Bulldogs Dogs From?

Bulldogs were popular in England and participated in bullbaiting. Then there was a rise in the popularity of Toy Bulldogs. These dogs were a mix of Bulldogs and Terriers, resembling the Frenchies we know now.

Toy Bulldogs were around the same size as Frenchies today. They had rounded foreheads and short underjaws as well. The difference is, they had rose ears instead of bat ears.

These dogs then found their way to France, brought by English lacemakers. The Toy Bulldogs captured the hearts of the French, creating a demand.

So English breeders would send over the runts of the litter. Ones that are too small, or with ears that stoop up, which were faults to them. But these peculiarities made them popular in France, and this is why we know them now as French Bulldogs.

When Did French Bulldogs Originate?

Frenchies were bred by English lacemakers in the 1800s. Their goal was to create a mini version of English Bulldogs, which was successful. They achieved the creation of a Toy Bulldog by mixing Bulldogs with Terriers.

What Were French Bulldogs Originally Bred for?

These toy-sized Bulldogs were companions to English lacemakers. They accompanied their owners on farms, working to chase away rats. Because of this, they gained widespread popularity in farming communities in northern France.

What Are French Bulldogs Used for Today?

Today, Frenchies are a popular choice for companion dogs. With their loyal and affectionate nature, it is not hard to see why. They do well with families, kids, and fur parents that want a cuddly companion.

They are wonderful apartment dogs as well. One is because they do not need a large space to be happy. Another is that they are not barkers so your neighbors will not hate you.

Some even consider owning one a status symbol, given their high price tags. This is consistent with the past, where French socialities inclined toward them.

Many celebrities today own Frenchies. The most expensive Frenchie is Trappy, owned by 2 Chainz. Trappy costs a hefty $100,000, proving that Frenchies can be a status symbol.

Are French Bulldogs Hunting Dogs?

Frenchies are not meant to be hunting dogs. They can hunt to some extent, but they are one of the worst at it.

The only thing that makes them good for hunting is their short coats. Everything else, like stamina and sense of smell, is not fit for hunting.

So whenever your Frenchie “hunts”, it is all for fun. They still love chasing balls or small animals like other dogs. But that is where it ends, they are not reliable in stalking and chasing prey.

What Do French Bulldogs Hunt?

The ancestors of French Bulldogs were great at hunting rats on farms. But the Frenchies of today are not as good anymore. They will try to chase down small animals, but they may never catch them.

How Much Better Can French Bulldogs Smell Than Humans?

Frenchies have a far better sense of smell than humans, at around 10,000 to 100,000 times better. They have about 40 times more receptors on their noses than humans. This makes their noses more sensitive to smells, remembering them longer than humans.

While this is impressive, Frenchies have a weaker nose compared to other dog breeds. This is because of their smaller noses and short nasal passages. Other brachycephalic breeds also have this decreased smelling capacity.

Are French Bulldogs Good Watchdogs?

Being protective and territorial in nature, Frenchies can be great watchdogs. They will alert you when someone is at the door or when there is a sound that they do not recognize. But that is where their protection ends, they cannot attack any intruders going into your home.

They are not big or aggressive enough to deter any burglars. Frenchies may even demand pets from these intruders. While this paints a silly picture, this may happen if your Frenchie is very friendly.

Frenchies make great watchdogs but are not ideal for guard dogs.

Is a French Bulldog a Good Therapy Dog?

The job of a therapy dog is to provide comfort and support, which Frenchies are perfect for! Frenchies have a lot of unconditional love in their little bodies. They are also a nonaggressive breed that loves to be around people.

But of course, this is not enough to be a therapy dog. To get certified as one, a dog must be the following:

  • Patient
  • Friendly
  • Obedient
  • Gentle
  • Calm-Natured
  • Enjoy Human Contact
  • Likes to Be Handled

And all these describe what Frenchies are! These qualities are what help therapy dogs do their jobs. That is to spend time with people and make them feel better.

The love and affection therapy dogs give does the following:

  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Decreases Heart Rate
  • Reduces Anxiety
  • Increases Oxytocin and Endorphins

This is why Frenchies who are therapy dogs work in many facilities. These are usually places where people need a bit of cheering up. Here are some facilities where therapy dogs work:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Care Homes
  • Schools and Colleges
  • Disaster Zones
  • Children’s Homes

Although Frenchies are great as therapy dogs, not all Frenchies can be one. Therapy dogs need to undergo training, safety checks, and tests to get qualified as one.

You can train your Frenchie to be a therapy dog yourself or with a professional trainer. The latter is best if you want them to go into hospitals, nursing homes, and other facilities. If you train them yourself, they will still need to undergo testing before working there.

Training them as therapy dogs include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Socialization to Strangers, Unfamiliar Places, and Things
  • A Complete Obedience Training With Verbal Commands
  • Controlling Unwanted Behaviors
  • Enrolling Them in Therapy Dog Classes
  • Registering Them With a Therapy Dog Organization

All these are in preparation for your Frenchie to be comfortable with unfamiliarity. This includes loud noises, unanticipated movements, and strangers.

Do French Bulldogs Make Good Service Dogs?

Service dogs undergo training to do certain tasks and Frenchies may not be able to do every task. These dogs are often larger breeds so they can do their duties with ease. Since Frenchies are on the smaller side, this may be difficult.

A service dog specializes in helping people with disabilities, both physical and psychiatric. Some examples of their tasks include the following:

  • Reminding People to Take Medication
  • Guiding the Blind
  • Alerting Seizures
  • Calming People During Anxiety Attacks
  • Fetching Items
  • Pulling Wheelchairs

Some of these are tasks a Frenchie will be able to do. Other tasks, like pulling wheelchairs, may be impossible. They are too small and their bodies are too fragile for this.

But these other tasks are doable for them, right? Well, another thing with service dogs is that they are usually very intelligent. While Frenchies are intelligent, they are not one of the brightest dogs out there.

People with limited mobility can use service dogs to bring them their things, like phones. These dogs can also help when their owner falls, alerting other people or helping them get up. Frenchies are not the brightest when it comes to stuff like this. This is not to say that they cannot, but you will have an easier time training other breeds to be service dogs.

So instead of being service dogs, Frenchies are better off with other jobs. They will excel in being emotional support dogs or therapy dogs. Frenchies have the perfect personality and temperament for both.


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