Miniature Blue French Bulldog Care, Health, Temperament

A Miniature Blue French Bulldog is a smaller version of the traditional large-sized French Bulldog. They are very energetic and compact, weighing between 14 and 20 pounds. The life span is short ranging from 7 – 15 years. The Miniature Blue has all the qualities which make the other types all-around amazing dogs such as intelligence, playfulness, and affection.

The AKC Standard states that the ideal Miniature Blue Bulldog should be symmetrical both in body structure and movement. They are very beautiful but muscular dogs due to their build. Their eyes are round with dark brown-colored skin which is tightly closed around a black nose. Their ears are small and short; the tail is a natural medium length.

  1. The Miniature Blue is a busy, alert, and intelligent dog. They are excellent with other dogs as well as small pets and accept children easily if raised around them from puppyhood; however, they cannot tolerate being teased by young kids as all bulldogs have very low pain tolerance.

2. How to care for a mini blue bulldog

Blue bulldogs shed hair all the time year-round and need regular exercise to avoid obesity. They do not spend a lot of time indoors but are sensitive to extreme hot or cold weather. The long, thick coat needs regular brushing 2-3 times a month to detect tangles and mats.

The Blue French Bulldog is easy to train and very people-oriented. They like to be around their owner and are particularly good with young children, making them a family pet.

3. Why should you own a mini blue bulldog?

A blue bulldog is a super-cute, gentle companion. They are very intelligent and respond quickly to training. They make sweet and playful companions for children as well as adults. Their long hair gives them a unique appearance with their piercing dark eyes and stocky stature that makes anyone fall in love with them at first sight.

4. Tips on how to train your new pup

The Blue French Bulldog is an easy dog to train and responds well to a consistent routine. Since their origin is from France, they are very people-oriented and love to be around you as much as possible. The best way to teach your puppy the things it needs to know is by using positive reinforcement techniques such as treats or praise. Make sure your pup knows exactly what you want it to do and if you’re training, make sure the conditions are ideal. Your dog will not learn if it’s too distracted or over tired.

5. Known health issues

French Bulldogs tend to be susceptible to a few health problems that can shorten their lifespans such as brachycephalic syndrome (a condition in which the nasal passages and airways are compromised), skin allergies, and heart problems.

Brachycephalic syndrome is a very common disorder with French Bulldogs that can cause trouble breathing as well as eye problems. Due to their short muzzles, it’s hard for them to regulate their body.

5. Grooming and shedding – what it means, and how to manage it

Frenchies typically shed all year round, but are at their worst during the warmer months of summer and spring.

Be prepared for hair around your home- they shed a lot! – and if you have allergies, this may be a reason to consider another breed.  Grooming is important so that they don’t get matts or tangles.

6. Dog breeds that are similar to the Mini Blue Bulldog

Labrador Retriever –  Less lap dog than French bulldog, but an excellent family pet.  More active too. Jug Breed: Pug or Brussels Griffon – Not a working breed (they don’t have an undercoat), Jugs are very affectionate lap dogs.  This breed is not a good match for young children as they don’t have the patience or tolerance that a bulldog has when faced with kids who pull their tail and ears.

German Spitz – Lap dog, gets on well with other animals, groom themselves. A good choice for someone who wants a lap dog who doesn’t shed.  Not very good with children, but can be trained not to be aggressive like other similar breeds (Cairn Terrier for example).

Pomeranian – Needs plenty of exercise as their metabolism is very fast, and because they have no doggy odor of their own.  They don’t shed so they are good for people with allergies.  Get on well with other pets and children, make a great family dog and companion.

Pekingese – A high maintenance breed which needs attention all the time; demands to be carried around and is not suited for apartment-living. You must have others in