Caring for Your Puppy
French bulldogs do not need a lot of exercise as they have low energy levels, but still need daily walks or play time to make sure they keep their weight down. This breed is prone to heat stroke and dehydration, so be sure to keep them indoors during extremely hot weather.
We recommend crate training your french bulldog puppy until they reach adulthood. This breed gets anxious when left alone for more than a couple hours, which can result in mischief and chewing.
Your french bulldog will eat around 1 to 1.5 cups of dry dog per day split between two meals. This amount may vary based on each individual dog.
The coat of the French Bulldog is short, smooth, shiny, and fine. The skin is loose and wrinkled, especially at the head and shoulders, and has a soft texture which is easy to groom and need only an occasional brushing.
Clean you french bulldog's ears regularly with a damp warm cloth and run a cotton swab around the edge of the canal. Never stick the cotton swab into the actual ear canal. If the edges of the ears are dry, apply mineral or baby oil sparingly. The oil can also be used on a dry nose.
French Bulldogs do not naturally wear their nails down and will need their nails trimmed regularly. This prevents splitting and tearing, which can be painful for the dog.
Keep the facial wrinkles clean and dry to prevent bacterial infections. Whenever you bathe your dog, take the time to thoroughly dry the skin between the folds. Bathe your French Bulldog monthly or as needed, and use a high-quality dog shampoo to keep the natural oils in his skin and coat.
Zymox Topical spray contains Hydrocortisone and is great for any skin irritation that shows up. Our dog has a grass allergy and two applications of this clears up any irritation or rash.