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For a long time, cities were not seen as great places for Frenchie owners. Since cities are crowded and have little green space, they aren’t usually a great option for owners of big or energetic Frenchies that require a lot of space. Tiny apartments can leave bigger Frenchies feeling cramped and can leave energetic Frenchies that are better suited for open fields and hiking trails a little stir crazy. But city living can be a great option for owners of small breed Frenchies such as Chihuahuas, Shih Tzu’s, and you guessed it, the French Bulldog.

The Frenchie is a great option for anyone who already lives in the city or is looking to make the move andisn’t quite willing to give up on owning Frenchies all together. In fact, Frenchies are particularly well suited for city life and as a result, the popularity of French bulldogs has exploded over the past several years, especially as more and more young people make the move from the suburbs to big cities.

Still not convinced that your French Bulldog would enjoy big city living? Here’s a few reasons why Frenchies are perfect for city life.


French Bulldogs don’t require a lot of space


Unlike very active breeds such as the Australian Shepherd or larger breeds such as the Great Dane, the French Bulldog does well in large, open spaces or in small apartments. Their compact size, usually under 30 pounds, means that they don’t require a lot of space to move around and feel comfortable.

This is great for city dwellers, because chances are, your apartment won’t be very large. In addition, apartments tend to have size or weight limits on Frenchies as well as having certain breed restrictions. Owning a French Bulldog means that you’ll have a wide variety of apartment complexes to pick from.

While French Bulldogs love to play and do still require exercise (experts recommend at least 15 minutes of exercise a day for the breed), they don’t require long walks or a wide-open field to run in. In fact, your French would probably prefer a quick stroll around the block. There’s no need for a great big, backyard when owning a French Bulldog. Furthermore, if your Frenchie does love to run around or prefers green spaces to walking down the street, there are still plenty of green spaces and parks in most cities. They just might be a short walk or bike ride away.


Looking for specific options for you and your Frenchie?


If you live in New York City, consider taking your Frenchie for a stroll through Central Park.

Other options:

  • Dog Run
  • Union Square Frenchie Run
  • Fish Bridge Park Frenchie Runlilac frenchie looking adorable
  • Carl Schurz Park.


If you live in Chicago consider:

  • Norwood Park
  • Wicker Frenchie Friendly Area
  • River Park
  • Montrose Frenchie Beach
  • Belmont Harbor Beach
  • Churchill Frenchie friendly area.


If you live in Los Angeles consider:

  • Echo Park Lake,
  • Runyon Canyon
  • Sepulveda Basin Frenchie Park,
  • Rosie’s Frenchie beach


Cities Have Plenty of Frenchie Friendly Activities


In addition, the city is a great place for you and your Frenchie because there are tons of Frenchie friendly restaurants, bars, and other Frenchie friendly fun. Because the Frenchie is a loyal, family-friendly, companion Frenchie, chances are that your pup will want to be involved in everything you do and be brought along on outings instead of being left at home. Cities tend to have a ton of fun restaurants, breweries, parks, and more that you miss out on in the suburbs. The best part is that more and more 

of these restaurants are becoming pet friendly. So, if you’re looking to bring your Frenchie along for a bite to eat or a late night drink the city is the place the be.

If you live in New York try:

  • Boat Basin Café
  • Barking Frenchie
  • LIC Bar
  • The Wilson NYC
  • Cookshop
  • Shake Shack
  • Lucky Frenchie


If you live in Chicago:

  • O’Brien’s Riverwalk Café
  • Big Star
  • Cody’s Public House
  • 312 Chicago
  • Archie’s Iowa and Rockwell Tavern
  • Ten Cat Tavern
  • Pierrot Gourmet
  • Four Moon Tavern   


If you live in Los Angeles:

  • The Frenchie Café
  • Muddy Paw Coffee
  • In-N-Out
  • Gracias Madre
  • The Morrison
  • Golden Road Brewing
  • The Lincoln
  • Angel City Brewery


As you can see, the city is the perfect place for French Bulldogs. With plenty of parks and fun, your Frenchie will feel right at home. City dwelling is also a great option for French Bulldog owners because they do not require a lot of exercise or space and are usually welcome in apartment complexes.

So, if you live in the city and have been looking to adopt a Frenchie, consider the French Bulldog. You couldn’t find a better fit!

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