Called the ‘Clown of the Dog World’, French Bulldogs are such happy, silly dogs that anyone who lives with one can never have a sad or bad day. They can be energetic, particularly when going for a walk or an adventure outside, but they also love nothing more than to kick back and relax on the couch with their owners.
In fact, excess exercise and being active outdoors in hot or humid weather can be detrimental to their health, as Frenchies have Brachycephalic Syndrome, which means less efficient breathing and easily overheating, compared to dogs with longer snouts.
French Bulldogs are a smaller, compact breed with plenty of sturdy, stocky, friendly appeal. I have never taken a Frenchy for a walk without being stopped in the street by a curious or amused passerby wanting to know about the breed.
Frenchies are not a very barky breed, and while alert to knocks on your door, don’t expect them to be a guard dog because they will happily kiss any stranger and ask for a pat from them.