So you are living urban, but you crave a French bulldog puppy? Owning a dog is a life-changing decision, even if you live in a house with a yard. But if you live in a small apartment, more circumstances have to be considered. For example, do you tolerate dog hair? Are there any high stairs that have to be climbed by tiny dog legs? Are the common walls with your neighbors soundproof? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back! We collected the top 5 reasons why Frenchies are the most ideal breed for big city life!
#1 Frenchies don’t need much space and exercise
We all know that dogs love to run, jump and play, which requires space. But actually, the size of the required space and the level of exercise depends on the breed! If you are living in a big city, you are probably living in an apartment. This might make you worried when it comes to living with a pet. What would he do while you are at work? Would he get bored all day at the apartment? Don’t worry! Frenchies don’t need long walks or huge amounts of exercise.
As Frenchies are a small breed, they require much less space and exercise. Because of their short legs, they are not meant to be jogging companions but are always up to a quick stroll around the block at least twice a day. They also don’t require a wide-open space to run long miles, so you can play with them even in your apartment. If your baby loves to run around or prefers a natural environment for walks, there are plenty of green spaces and parks in most cities that are perfectly enough for French Bulldogs. Read this article of ours on how to Frenchie-proof your home!
#2 Frenchies are a quiet breed
Frenchies love to sleep A LOT. I mean as much as 14 hours a day. This means they are quiet most of the day. But what about barking and whining that could annoy your neighbors? This is one of the first questions we get when it comes to living with a Frenchie in an apartment. Good news! French Bulldogs are not big barkers in general. If you spend enough time with your baby, he will remain quiet most of the time. We do not recommend leaving them alone for too long though, as they can suffer from separation anxiety, and whining can be annoying for the residential community. If you’d like to know more on this topic, click here!
#3 French Bulldogs got short hair
When it comes to having a pet indoors at all times, their hair can definitely be an issue. Every dog and cat shed, and Frenchies are no exception. Depending on where you live and what the climate is like, your baby could shed twice or three times a year. Luckily, French Bulldogs got short hair, and you can save yourself from getting Frenchie-coat on all your furniture and clothes with regular, daily brushing. Click here, if you want to read more on how to groom a Frenchie!
#4 Frenchies are great around children
French Bulldogs are simply great around children. They are a friendly, not aggressive breed. If you have your own kids, or there are kids in your apartment block, your Frenchie could soon become the local rock star. As they love to play, kids can easily become their best pals. And the best thing is, the neighboring parents will not be worried about having a dog nearby.
#5 Venues are becoming more pet-friendly
In addition to why the city is a great place for your Frenchie is because more and more restaurants, bars, coffee places are becoming pet-friendly. Since Frenchies are loyal, friendly, and calm dogs, you will want to involve your pup in everything you do instead of leaving him alone. You will experience how other people adore Frenchies for their great personalities, and soon you will realize that you can take them anywhere you go. A late-night drink? A holiday by the beach? Sure they do! Click here to read the article we posted about a Frenchie-friendly vacation!
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The article is based on the expert knowledge of the TomKings Puppies team who have been breeding French Bulldogs for 10 years on their farm. All the pictures in the post belong to them and show puppies from their breed, and their farm. Check their available puppies here, or if you have any questions or comments let us know below the article.