Introduction

Playful, adaptable, and charming—these are just a few of the traits that make French Bulldogs one of the most loved small dog breeds in the world, especially among apartment dwellers. Oh, and don't forget those adorable bat ears, too! Since Frenchies don't need a lot of outdoor exercise, they're the pawfect companion for singles and families with less active lifestyles. That doesn't mean they're the cheapest or easiest dogs to raise, though. The breed can be affected by eye conditions and skin allergies, so make sure you're ready to take care of a French Bulldog before you welcome one into your life! The more you learn about this affectionate breed, the better a Frenchie pup parent you'll be!

Home Preparation

It's almost the big day—is your home ready for the newest member of the family? Your French Bulldog puppy will put everything they can into their mouth, so put away everything that's not meant to be eaten or chewed on, such as shoes, electrical cords, medicines, cleaning supplies, and choking hazards. Dedicate a section of your house to your Frenchie so that they'll have a space to call their own and feel safe in—this can be a room, a crate, or just the area where their bed is placed. Other things that your pooch will need are a high-quality dog food, food and water bowls, a harness and leash, a collar and ID tag, grooming tools, durable toys, and a potty pad if they're going to be toilet trained indoors.

Create a Schedule

One of the first things that you should do after bringing your Frenchie home is to make an appointment with your veterinarian. Your puppy's first visit will involve a general examination, and this is also the time to talk to your vet about the required vaccinations, flea and tick prevention, deworming, and recommended diet. At home, you and your pupper should stick to a schedule that includes all of Fido's meals, potty breaks, walks, and playtimes. Remember, the more consistent you are with the schedule, the faster it will be for your pooch to become housetrained. When it comes to food, Frenchie pups that are younger than six months should be getting three meals a day. Be sure not to overfeed your furry charge, as overweight Frenchies can suffer from serious health problems.

What to Expect the First Week

The first week is the busiest and most stressful as your French Bulldog adjusts to their new environment. Spend as much time with your puppy as possible so that they don't feel isolated or suffer from separation anxiety. Make sure your Frenchie gets lots of attention; you can even schedule which family member plays with them for the first few days. Get them toys, too! Aside from those that aid in teething, Frenchies love toys that can be tossed and tugged. Once your French Bulldog puppy settles in, their personality will shine through and you'll have a pawsome BFF!
Sleep
Sleep

Frequently

Your Frenchie pup will spend 16-18 hours a day catching Z's.
Toys
Toys

Tug

Tug toys like braided ropes will surely get four paws up from your French Bulldog!
Training
Training

Easy

Frenchies can be stubborn, but are very intelligent, so training shouldn't be a problem.
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