My Frenchie is very active and loves to run! However, in the summer, we, of course, limit that 😉 And knock on wood, he has been healthy and he is now 3. I do have to give him an antacid for some mild reflux, but he is a very happy and healthy boy!
I have also discovered that there are many Frenchies who do agility and some have won MACH awards. But some Frenchies are more laid back and are more stocky, etc and are more lap dogs.
I think one has to do their homework, heavily research and select a breeder that is ethical and has healthy puppies and dogs. A good breeder will never shy away from health questions. It’s a big investment and if any breeder seems offended by many questions posed to them, move on!!!
Frenchies are wonderful, loving, smart, funny dogs. I’m head over heels for mine. But, yes, I definitely believe that you have to raise them properly (as any dog) and imho, must either work from home or be at home their first year of life. I worked at home his 1st year and it was great to be there in order to train him and give him the attention that all puppies deserve and need. <3