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French Bulldog Growth & Weight Chart: Everything You Need To Know

Aliyah Diamond
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
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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. If you’re the lucky pet parent of one of these mischievous pups, you may be wondering how big do French Bulldogs get and when will they stop growing?

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Here's everything you need to know about French Bulldog weight and growth:

French Bulldog Growth & Weight

Please keep in mind that the following numbers are estimates to give you an idea of what your French Bulldog might weigh at certain ages. All puppies are unique and may grow at slower or faster rates. Don’t worry if they’re ahead or behind the following numbers. Just continue taking your pup to regular veterinarian appointments to make sure they are healthy and happy!

Male French Bulldog Weight Chart

Age Weight
1 month 4 - 7 lbs
2 months 9 - 12 lbs
3 months 10 - 14 lbs
4 months 12 - 16 lbs
5 months 15 - 20 lbs
6 months 17 - 22 lbs
7 months 18 - 25 lbs
8 months 19 - 27 lbs
9 months 20 - 28 lbs
10 months 20 - 28 lbs
11 months 20 - 28 lbs
1 year 20 - 28 lbs

Female French Bulldog Weight Chart

Age Weight
1 month 3 - 6 lbs
2 months 7 - 10 lbs
3 months 8 - 12 lbs
4 months 10 - 15 lbs
5 months 11 - 17 lbs
6 months 13 - 20 lbs
7 months 14 - 21 lbs
8 months 15 - 22 lbs
9 months 16 - 22 lbs
10 months 17 - 24 lbs
11 months 17 - 24 lbs
1 year 17 - 24 lbs

French Bulldog Height Chart

Age Weight
3 months 4 - 6 inches
6 months 7 - 9 inches
9 months 10 - 11 inches
1 year 11 - 13 inches

Although male French Bulldogs typically weigh more, female French Bulldogs tend to be around the same height. The following numbers are measured from the ground to the top of the dog’s shoulders while they are standing. Please keep in mind that these are estimates to give you a general idea of how tall your French Bulldog puppy will be.

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At what age is a French Bulldog fully grown?

A French Bulldog will reach close to their full weight around eight to twelve months old 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.

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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.

You can also reach out to your French Bulldog’s breeder for a precise estimate of your pup’s full size or take a look at your dog’s paws. If their paws look oversized next to their legs and body, this is a telltale sign that they are still growing!

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.

cute french bulldog

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.

The Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine found that about half of French Bulldogs have significant breathing problems and 66.7% have stenotic nares, which are overly tight nostrils that restrict their breathing. In addition to this, French Bulldogs are prone to obesity, which can lead to type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, disc disease, high blood pressure, heart disease, and further respiratory issues.

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According to the Veterinary Centers of America, French Bulldogs require minimal, but daily exercise. Most French Bulldogs do well with a leisurely walk or active playtime. Be careful with taking your French Bulldog out in hot weather though as their brachycephalic syndrome makes them prone to overheating and heat stroke. As a general rule temperatures over 80 degrees should be avoided for French Bulldogs.

In addition to a healthy diet and daily exercise, regular veterinarian appointments are critical to your French Bulldog’s long-term wellbeing. A veterinary professional can run regular tests to assess your French Bulldog for health problems, treat your French Bulldog, and give you personalized recommendations for your pup’s health.

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Only 19.44% of pet owners say they’d be able to cover a $5,000 expense out of pocket, which leaves many pet parents in a pinch should their French Bulldog need emergency care. Pet insurance can help you provide your pup with quality routine and emergency care. Dog insurance gives you peace of mind knowing that when the worst happens, all of your decisions will be based on your pup’s needs instead of financial restrictions.

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Key Takeaways

  • On average, French Bulldogs weigh between 17-28 pounds at age one, with 11-13 inches in height.
  • French Bulldogs stop growing around 8-9 months old, so pet owners should be mindful of weight gain after their first birthday.
  • As a breed, French Bulldogs are exceptionally prone to obesity, which can worsen breathing problems and lead to a number of secondary health concerns.
  • Use our French Bulldog growth chart to monitor your puppy's weight and ensure they stay within a healthy range.
  • Pet insurance promotes positive veterinary care and offsets the cost of services should your Frenchie get sick or injured at any point in life.

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Aliyah Diamond

Aliyah Diamond
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Aliyah Diamond has more than ten years of experience in animal hospitals - working with dozens of species from dogs and cats, to elephants and snow leopards. Her lifelong passion for helping animals currently has her earning her doctorate of veterinary medicine at Cornell University and helping Pawlicy Advisor educate pet parents.

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