The French bulldog is a Pug that does not need very particular care if not the attention and love of its owner. It adapts very well to apartment living also thanks to its small size. Obviously it should be taken out for his daily walks also useful for making him run and play in the open air but then once in the house he does not need large spaces.
In summary, the French bulldog is:
- A little jealous
The short hair facilitates its management (it should be brushed in fact only every now and then) and makes it less exposed to the risk of fleas. Among other things, it is a dog with a hair that has little smell compared to that of other breeds. To prevent it from becoming irritated, take care of the creases that form on its face by carefully cleaning it from time to time.
The diet must then be balanced to prevent the dog from gaining too much weight. Get advice from your trusted veterinarian. If you have a Frenchie Dog then remember to:
- Take it out for a walk every day
- Clean the skin folds of the face to avoid dermatitis
- Brush it every now and then
- Feed it properly
Diseases of the French bulldog
Like other purebred dogs, the French bulldog is also more prone to certain ailments. In this case it is in particular the conformation of the head to give the greatest problems which affect above all the respiratory system. This dog can in fact suffer from brachycephalic syndrome, a problem that involves difficulty in breathing, snoring and, due to poor oxygenation, in some very serious cases can even put the animal’s life at risk.
It is also a French Bulldog particularly prone to heat stroke as it does not tolerate high temperatures very well. This is always due to its physical conformation since its short nose and narrow nostrils prevent it from dispersing the heat at its best. In summer, when it is very hot, it is good to make it drink more often and in risky situations dab it with a wet towel. Other problems this breed is more prone to are anemia and thyroid malfunctions. Always talk to your vet for advice on how to prevent possible problems for your dog.
In summary, the French bulldog is subject to:
- Brachycephalic syndrome
- Heat stroke
- Thyroid malfunction
French bulldog: How To Adopt One
We advise you to avoid buying a French bulldog but to choose the path of adoption instead. It is a purebred dog but despite this it is not at all impossible (as is often believed) to adopt it. There may be various reasons why even a dog like this is given away. Fortunately, there are generic “Rescue centers” or specifically dedicated to Bulldogs, created with the aim of ensuring a new family for dogs left alone.