Five misbeliefs about French Bulldogs

There are some common misbeliefs we often hear or are asked about French Bulldogs. As we have raised hundreds of happy and healthy pups on our farm, and are always surrounded by them in the house, we’d like to clarify some misconceptions and share the truth with you.

#1 Misbelief: French Bulldogs are not intelligent.

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The breed is often referred to as a ‘clown dog’ as Frenchies are friendly and fun creatures who like to be in the company of human and furry friends and relatives. This doesn’t mean, however, that they are not intelligent. Frenchies are smart! The pups are great explorers and eager to learn new tricks right from the first few weeks of their life. We start their potty training on the farm and parents have no problems teaching them several commands.

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Obviously, – as in case of anything you’d like to have results with – the more you invest, the more you earn. Here we shared 5 games that could be useful to challenge your puppy’s brainpower. Frenchies are quick to learn things and fun dogs to be together with at the same time.

#2 Misbelief: French Bulldogs are often ill

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Frenchies have a short fur, they can easily get cold or warm and parents should be careful with keeping them warm or cold in extreme weather conditions. But apart from this, facts and statistics prove that Frenchies don’t get sick more often than any other breed.

If you feed them following a healthy diet and keep them active, your girl or boy will be healthy and happy.

#3 Misbelief: French Bulldogs can’t swim

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It’s true that Frenchies can’t swim by nature, and you should be very careful not to leave your pup by himself or herself when being close to a pool or water. However, you can teach them to swim while he or she can wear a life vest. When it’s hot during the summer, we set up a small pool on the farm, where our pups can cool themselves and they really love water.

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#4 Misbelief: French Bulldogs are lazy

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If you hear someone complaining that their Frenchie pup is lazy, you will know that the parents are lazy. Frenchies adopt very well to the lifestyle of their family, they can easily fit in and if the parents spend the whole day on the coach, they will happily follow. But Frenchies – as well as humans – need to be active to stay healthy. French Bulldogs love to be outside, run and play with their parents and other pups, so they can be no excuse of leading a lazy lifestyle.

#5 Misbelief: French Bulldogs are expensive

Five misbeliefs about French Bulldogs - TomKings Blog

The rarest kinds of each breed are more expensive than the average, this is the same in case of Frenchies: the young and unique colored puppies cost more. As we talk about a family member, the price should never be the first thing to consider. Unethical breeders push down their prices by saving on the vet, vitamins and good quality food. Here you can find a detailed article on how much a French Bulldog costs and what’s included in the price.

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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 a puppy from their breed. Check their available puppies here, or if you have any questions or comments let us know below the article.


2 thoughts on “Five misbeliefs about French Bulldogs”

  1. Rosaltha Sevener

    This was a very helpful article!! Thank you so much for publishing it. We just received my our first Frenchie & these were issues people “warned” us about. We are firm believes (after owning 2 other dogs) that dogs definitely take their cues from their owners!

    1. Hi Rosaltha!

      Thank you very much for your kind comment. I’m so happy that you liked our article. 🙂

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