This adorable French bulldog, Small dogs with big personalities, French Bulldogs can quickly feel like part of the family. They make good playmates for children, although they also have an independent streak that makes careful training a must.
French Bulldogs are brachycephalic (having been bred to have a short muzzle) and can therefore be prone to certain health conditions. Find out what to look out for when bringing a French Bulldog into your life and how to care for them, including looking after their exercise and grooming needs. Adorable French bulldog
French Bulldog Care
Frenchies are smooth-coated dogs that tend to shed at a moderate rate. The breed requires little more than basic routine grooming, including weekly brushing. They lose their undercoat in the spring and fall and you may want to brush them more during those times. If your Frenchie is prone to skin issues, then regular baths and ear cleaning may help. The deep skin folds might need a little attention to rid them of debris using a damp cloth or baby wipe, followed by being thoroughly dried.
Trim your dog’s nails every couple of weeks to keep them from cracking or splitting. Promote your dog’s oral hygiene by brushing its teeth at least twice a week. This can help prevent gum infections and dental problems.
Frenchies are smart and willing to learn. They also tend to be food-motivated, which can help with training. Proper training is very important and will help strengthen the bond between you and your dog. Socialization is equally important so your Frenchie will be well-adjusted to his environment. Take your puppy to training and socialization classes as soon as they are ready so the dog will learn commands and to be more comfortable around other dogs and new people.
In general, the Frenchie is more lapdog than a jogging partner. Routine exercise is still recommended, but use caution: this breed can easily overheat due to its short, stubby nose and potential airway problems. Daily exercise is very important, but don’t overdo it.
These dogs can be difficult to housetrain. Crate training is one way to address this problem and is recommended by the AKC.