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15 Of The Most Common French Bulldog Traits

15 Of The Most Common French Bulldog Traits

Are you thinking of getting a French Bulldog puppy? Do you want to find out more about their personality traits? Here’s everything you need to know about the most common French Bulldog traits!

The 15 most common French Bulldog traits are:

  1. French Bulldogs are playful
  2. French Bulldogs are good company
  3. French Bulldogs are friendly
  4. French Bulldogs are funny
  5. French Bulldogs are curious
  6. French Bulldogs are clever
  7. French Bulldogs are stubborn
  8. French Bulldogs are good watchdogs
  9. French Bulldogs are adaptable
  10. French Bulldogs are laid back
  11. French Bulldogs are loyal
  12. French Bulldogs are snorers
  13. French Bulldogs are attention seekers
  14. French Bulldogs are affectionate
  15. French Bulldogs are sensitive 

Read on to find out more about the most common French Bulldog traits and to get more insight into their playful, hilarious and fun personality!

Never use the advice in this article as a substitute for professional veterinary advice or treatment. I am NOT a Vet, qualified dog trainer or dog behaviourist. This article is based on research, personal opinion and experience of owning dogs over the last 12+ years. 

The most common French Bulldog personality traits are:

1. French Bulldogs Are Playful

French Bulldogs are known for their playful natures. They love to have fun!

Whether playing fetch with their favorite toy, or playing games with the children of the house, your Frenchie will always be up for playtime.

They can be cheeky and try to steal your things to play with, so make sure they’ve got plenty of their own toys to keep them entertained. 

2. French Bulldogs Are Good Company

French Bulldogs thrive on spending time with their owners, and they’ll never be too far away from you! Their funny character and desire to be with you make them great company.

According to the American Kennel Club, French Bulldogs are the second most popular dog breed, and it’s not hard to see why.

Originally bred in England to keep lace makers company and control rats in the mills, they’re now the most popular of the companion breeds! 

3. French Bulldogs Are Friendly

French Bulldogs are very friendly and sociable little dogs that tend to get on well with everyone they meet!

They can live with children, other dogs, and other cats, provided they’re introduced to them correctly. In fact, they often want to make friends with everyone and everything!

Although, you’ll still need to make sure you socialize your Frenchie properly and not just rely on their friendly nature. 

4. French Bulldogs Are Funny

French Bulldogs are very funny! They get up to all kinds of silly things that’ll make you laugh every day.

Their short muzzles, big eyes and ‘bat ears’ make them great at pulling funny faces too, which are sure to get you giggling!

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French Bulldog Common Traits

5. French Bulldogs Are Curious

French Bulldogs are naturally curious. These inquisitive little dogs love to investigate new things.

So, if you bring something new home, it’ll have to pass your Frenchie’s inspection first!

This curious streak can get them into trouble sometimes though, especially if they go off exploring and get themselves lost.

Ensure your home and garden are secure and your Frenchie has got a reliable recall, before letting them off the leash. 

6. French Bulldogs Are Clever

Despite their small size and being bred as companions, French Bulldogs are surprisingly clever!

They’re quite easy to train, especially if you find what motivates them to learn. Then, you can teach your Frenchie all kinds of tricks!

Not only will they enjoy learning new things, but they’ll look super cute when they give you a paw or roll over on command.

French Bulldogs also enjoy puzzle games and enrichment activities. When you see how quickly they can sniff out a hidden treat, it’ll be clear how clever they are!

7. French Bulldogs Are Stubborn

French Bulldogs can have a stubborn streak, which can sometimes make training them more challenging. If they really don’t want to do something, they can take a lot of persuading.

Their stubbornness can make it more difficult to potty train them but keep at it, because they can do it! The key is to reward them regularly for good behavior to encourage more of it.

Try and make training sessions fun and exciting, so it keeps your Frenchie interested in learning. 

8. French Bulldogs Are Good Watchdogs

French Bulldogs are very alert, and they’ll be sure to let you know if someone’s nearby. They’ll love to stand guard in your window and keep watch over what’s going on outside. 

Although they’re not known for barking excessively, Frenchies do have quite a loud bark for dogs that only weigh up to 28lbs! 

9. French Bulldogs Are Adaptable

French Bulldogs are very adaptable to their surroundings. They can be just as happy living in a small apartment, as they are in a home with a huge garden.

Whether they live with an older person on their own, or with a large family with lots of children, Frenchies will slot in anywhere.

This helps explains why they’re so popular, because they can adapt to fit most situations. 

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French Bulldog Personality Traits

10. French Bulldogs Are Laid Back

Although French Bulldogs are exceptionally playful, especially when they’re puppies, they also don’t mind chilling on the sofa once they’ve been walked.

They’re quite a laid-back breed who tend to take everything in their stride.

Frenchies are happy to go with the flow. Provided they get plenty of love and attention, they’ll be happy. 

11. French Bulldogs Are Loyal

Because French Bulldogs are often very bonded with their owners, they can sometimes become quite protective over them and their homes.

They can get jealous if they’ve been the center of your attention and another dog comes along stealing the limelight! They can even become protective if friends and family try to approach you.

You shouldn’t encourage this type of behavior though. Instead, you should reassure your Frenchie there’s nothing to worry about, so they don’t feel the need to try and protect you from everything.

You should also train your Frenchie to be more independent, as they can get so attached that they struggle with separation anxiety when you do need to leave then house. 

12. French Bulldogs Are Snorers

French Bulldogs are infamous for snoring loudly and making all kinds of other snorts and snuffling sounds! 

This is because they’re Brachycephalic. ‘Brachy’ means short and ‘cephalic’ means head, which is precisely what your Frenchie has!

Because of this, their airways are sadly often restricted, causing them to make all kinds of strange noises when they’re panting, sniffing, eating or sleeping.

If you’re concerned about your French Bulldog’s breathing or the noises they’re making, always speak to your Vet for advice. 

13. French Bulldogs Are Attention Seekers 

French Bulldogs crave attention, and they’ll do anything they can to get it! They love having all your focus and attention aimed at them.

So, if they feel left out, they might start doing silly things to get you to interact with them.

They could steal your socks so you’ll chase them around, so be careful this doesn’t turn into a game for them!

Even if you’re telling them off, they’re still getting your attention which is exactly what they want! 

14. French Bulldogs Are Affectionate

French Bulldogs absolutely love to be cuddled and fussed, ideally as much as possible!

They’ll want to sit on your knee and snuggle in bed at every opportunity. Which is hardly surprising given they’ve been bred since the late 1800s as companion dogs!

They’ll wag and wiggle their whole little body to greet you when you get home, and will follow you everywhere you go!

15. French Bulldogs Are Sensitive 

French Bulldogs are sensitive dogs, who don’t like being told off or shouted at. They won’t respond well to being handled harshly or scolded.

Your relationship with your Frenchie will be much better if you interact with them kindly and positively.

They also don’t always like being left alone for a long time. They’ll get lonely and want you back with them as soon as possible! 

So there you have it! French Bulldogs are playful, funny, clever, loyal and affectionate. They adapt well to most situations and make great companions for all the family!

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