French Bulldogs (“Frenchies”) are wildly popular dogs known for being sleek, excellent city dogs. They have a playful and intelligent demeanor and are known for their adaptability. French Bulldogs look like a miniature versions of the Bulldog with unique, erect “bat ears.” They have a short nose, wrinkly face, and muscular build.
As you will see in the French Bulldog growth chart below, Frenchies don’t get too tall. They barely double in height from the time they are 3 months old to 1 year. All puppies grow at various rates, but here’s the typical growth of a Frenchie puppy when it comes to height.
The French Bulldog is a pup you can’t help but love. He is a sweet dog that can live just about anywhere, as long as he can stay close to you and get lots of attention. It’s no wonder that this pet has captured fourth place as the American Kennel Club’s (AKC) most popular breed. It’s a no-brainer on so many scores.
General Features of A French Bulldog Puppy
- French Bulldogs do not need a lot of exercise, but they do need daily walks to keep them at a healthy weight.
- French Bulldogs do not handle heat very well and need to be monitored on hot days to ensure that they don’t overexert themselves.
- French Bulldogs can be easy to train, but they can also be stubborn. Be firm and patient when training this breed.
- If you value cleanliness the French Bulldog may not be the dog for you, since he is prone to drooling, flatulence and some shedding. He can also be difficult to housetrain.
- French Bulldogs can be a quiet breed and are not known as a breed that barks frequently although there are exceptions to every rule.
- Because they don’t tend to be excessive barkers, French Bulldogs make exceptional apartment dogs.
- Although it is important to always supervise young children and dogs when they are together, the French Bulldog does very well with children.
- French Bulldogs make wonderful watchdogs, but they can become territorial. They also like being the center of attention, which can lead to behavioral problems if they are overindulged.
- French Bulldogs are companion dogs and thrive when they have human contact. They are not a breed that can be left alone for long periods or left outside to live.
- To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store.
How Much Do French Bulldogs Weigh?
Adult French Bulldogs weigh between 18 and 28 pounds (8 and 13 kilograms). As such, French bulldogs’ average weight is 22 pounds (10 kilograms). Notably, their sizes depend on the sex, with male Frenchies being slightly heavier than female Frenchies.
Male Frenchies: 20 and 28 pounds (9 and 13 kilograms).
Female Frenchies: 18 and 26 pounds (8 and 12 kilograms).
At What Age Is A French Bulldog Fully Grown?
A French Bulldog will reach close to their full weight around eight to twelve months of age and maximum height around nine to twelve months of age. French Bulldogs will continue to slowly fill out anywhere between nine to fifteen months of age.
They are considered fully grown around 12 to 14 months old, but may continue to put on muscle until they are two years old.
How Big Should A 6-Month-Old French Bulldog Be?
A male French Bulldog will weigh between 17 and 22 pounds at six months old and have an average weight of 18.5 pounds. A six-month-old female French Bulldog will weigh between 13 and 20 pounds with an average weight of 17 pounds. Both male and female French Bulldogs will stand around seven to nine inches on average.
How Much Bigger Will My French Bulldog Get?
French Bulldogs usually reach their full height when they are between nine and twelve months old. As short dogs, French Bulldogs barely double in height from three months of age to 1 year old.
As for a French Bulldog’s weight, most dogs will be close to their full weight around eight months old. Many French Bulldogs will continue to slowly fill out until they’re a year old, but this will usually only amount to a few pounds at most.
How Do I Make Sure My French Bulldog Is Healthy?
As a purebred dog breed, French Bulldogs are more prone to genetic health problems. In particular, French Bulldogs are predisposed to skin problems, ear infections, diarrhea, eye problems, spinal injury and respiratory distress caused by their brachycephalic syndrome. Brachycephalic syndrome causes them to have a flat nose and shorter esophagus, creating a heightened risk of breathing problems.
When Is A French Bulldog Full Grown?
As seen in the French Bulldog growth chart, a Frenchie’s growth slows down at about 6 months old. However, they will still put on some weight until they’re full-grown at about 9 – 15 months. They are as tall as they’re going to get at about 9 – 12 months old.
Is My French Bulldog Overweight?
You can determine if your French Bulldog is overweight by noticing the following:
- Stand over your Frenchie and feel their ribs. You should be able to feel the ribs, but not see them.
- A dog’s shape should be more like an hour-glass and less like an oval.
- While Frenchies may show difficulty breathing due to being a Brachycephalic breed (short muzzles can cause obstructive breathing), dogs of a healthy weight should be able to exercise at least for a bit without struggling.
- If your Frenchie has those cute rolls that most of us love, it’s probably overweight.
Of course, getting a second opinion from your vet is the best way to determine if your French Bulldog is overweight.
Can I Help My French Bulldog Lose Weight?
Providing your pup with regular exercise and a balanced diet which includes protein, fat, fiber, and water and following the serving size provided on the nutrition facts is the best way to ensure your Frenchie is at a healthy weight.
What Is The Size Of A Full-Grown French Bulldog?
Per the American Kennel Club Official French Bulldog Standard, a French Bulldog should weigh no more than 28 pounds and stand at 11 to 13 inches tall. Most female French Bulldogs will weigh about 17 to 24 pounds, while male French Bulldogs weigh about 20 to 28 pounds. Both male and female French Bulldogs will stand 11 to 13 inches tall and have a muscular, heavy-boned build.
When Do French Bulldogs Stop Growing?
Some dog breeds continue growing until they are nearly two years old, but French Bulldogs are usually as big as they’re going to get by the age of 12 months.
There are even dogs who have reached adult size by the age of just nine months! Muscle development continues until the age of about two years, so even once your dog is as tall as it is going to get, it will still gain weight in the form of muscle mass.