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French Bulldogs

Breed information & advice

French Bulldogs have seen a recent surge in popularity thanks to their sought after ‘squished’ faces and their fun-loving, clownish behaviour! French Bulldogs are charming pups and full of endless love and energy which makes them perfect for a family pet as well as a companion for those living on their own.

Due to their small size, they are well suited to living in a modest house or flat as long as they get their required daily exercise. When you take your four-legged friend on a walk they should be happy and friendly to children, strangers and other dogs, providing your pup has been socialised properly. French Bulldogs are extremely intelligent and eager to please their owners, so they respond particularly well to training.

Recommended exercise & nutrition

French Bulldogs are no doubt full of energy, but their small size means they don’t require as much exercise as bigger breeds. A minimum of one hour of exercise is recommended as well as vigorous playtimes.

Usually, French Bulldogs should be fed twice a day, once in the morning and then again in the evening. Fresh water should be made available to them throughout the day.

A companion for life

French Bulldogs were bred to be lap dogs, specifically to keep you company! Today their loving and affectionate nature makes them a great canine friend.

Common health problems & illnesses

Your French Bulldog should live a long and happy life as long as they’re cared for properly. However, it is important to make sure that you look out for any symptoms of conditions that are prevalent in French Bulldogs. Browse from 6 levels of dog insurance cover.

Dogs with flat, squished faces are a recent trend; unfortunately, dogs that have this trait often struggle with breathing difficulties or conditions. Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome is common in French Bulldogs, so keep an eye out for warning signs such as difficulty breathing, especially during warmer weather.

French Bulldogs are vulnerable to cleft palates, a condition that leaves an opening between the nose and the mouth. If your pup suffers from this abnormality it is likely genetic, but this can be surgically corrected after your dog has reached four months of age.

Due to the curly tail of a French Bulldog, they are likely to be affected by hemivertebrae. Hemivertebrae is a condition where the spine forms twisted; it can cause compression of spinal nerves which is painful for your dog. This condition is common in French Bulldogs and can sometimes lead to movement being affected.

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