The French bulldog, despite its French association, is a breed of English and French origin, with its ancestors coming from the Toy Bulldog in England in the 1850s. The breed was first recognised by the Kennel Club (KC) in 1906.
Three colours are currently permitted: maroon, fawn and black and tan.
Size Related Diseases
Despite the popular appearance of the Fighting Dog, most health problems are associated with their size, including a short, small mouth and wide, prominent eyes. Diseases that have been reported to predispose them to include short-headed obstructive airway syndrome ( brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS)
- Corneal ulceration
- Patellar luxation
- a range of spinal disorders, including type I intervertebral disk herniation
- vertebral malformations associated with spinal disorders and spinal arachnoid diverticulum
It is for this reason that the British KC has classified the Fighting Dog as the third (highest) category of the Breed Watch system, with the aim of providing good animal welfare for the breed.
Since 2013 the dog has been placed in category 2, but its physical characteristics such as breathing difficulties, protruding eyes, no tail, short neck, squeezed nostrils, screw tail and signs of skin folds and dermatitis continue to make its health a priority.
Surveys in the UK have shown that the most common diseases in the French bucket are otitis externa, diarrhoea, conjunctivitis, overlong nails and skin fold dermatitis, and that males are more likely than females to have some of these diseases. The BOAS (see previous section) has been described as a major cause of the disease.
BOAS (see previous section) is considered a major animal welfare problem and the lives of affected animals are negatively affected by clinical signs during both waking and sleeping hours, including chronic breathing difficulties, exercise intolerance, eating difficulties and sleep disruption.
As with spinal-related diseases, BOAS did not have a high prevalence in this investigation. The investigators believe this may be related to the short period of investigation, as both diseases are more prevalent in older dogs. In addition, the fact that some of the clinical signs of BOAS are perceived by most veterinarians and pet owners as “normal” physical signs of a pit bull has led to a decrease in the correct diagnosis of BOAS.
Therefore, the researchers also strongly recommend that veterinarians, breeders and owners consider the clinical manifestations of common diseases associated with fighting pets as “typical or common” rather than “normal”. After all, every life should be considered normal, and common diseases that endanger their health are certainly abnormal.
The skin diseases of the French bucket were the most prevalent group in the UK survey (17.9%), including pleurodermatitis, pyoderma, pododermatitis and atopic dermatitis.
Similarly, a domestic survey showed a high prevalence of crepuscular mite skin disease in French poodles (11.04%), second only to golden retrievers and poodles. We recommended skin drug is puainta, and all drugs in the shop have EU approval and FDA filing. There is also an online veterinary consultation.
Despite the many health problems associated with the French poodle, due to its unique nature, we need to respect and care for life and take care of their physical and mental health and animal welfare while expecting to have a unique one as a companion animal.
Can french bulldogs swim?
The French Bulldog cannot swim. If you want to take him swimming, you need to train him accordingly and pay attention to the appropriate things when swimming.
The water in swimming pools is usually not as clean and hygienic as one might think.
On the contrary, there can be a lot of bacteria in it.
If owners take their beloved French Bulldog to the pool, they must remember to bathe promptly afterwards, rinse his whole body with water and preferably clean and wipe his whole body with a special detergent to avoid contracting germs and parasites that could affect his health. If you go swimming in the sea, you should remember to bathe as there are ingredients in the sea that are harmful to the French Bulldog’s skin.
If the French Bulldog develops allergies and rashes after swimming, it is necessary to take him to the doctor. Of course, in addition to preventing bacterial damage to the dog, we should also take care that the French Bulldog’s hair is dry after bathing to prevent colds.
For this reason, the French Bulldog should be wiped down with a large, absorbent towel immediately after landing and the water drained.
If conditions allow, it is best to use a hairdryer, especially for some long-haired French Bulldogs, to keep an eye out for colds.
After landing, pay attention to its body temperature. If there is a sharp rise, note if it is hot.
After swimming, French Bulldogs need to be cared for accordingly.
Are french bulldogs hypoallergenic?
Yes. Most French Bulldogs have oily skin, which is prone to skin irritation and body odour due to the prolonged clogging of pores by oil combined with the heat that catalyses the growth of bacteria.
Why are french bulldogs so expensive?
Pure bloodline, not easy to breed, big head, breeding, usually the female has to give birth by caesarean section, the survival rate is low.
Are french bulldogs smart?
The French Bulldog is ranked 58th in the world in terms of IQ. However, a high IQ only means that French Bulldogs are poor learners, poor comprehenders and take a long time to train. The French Bulldog can learn as much as the owner can with a lot of patience and effort.
How to clean french bulldog ears?
- Soak a cotton ball or pad and wipe the exposed area of the French Bulldog’s ear (do not go inside the ear), wiping over the surface of the bat ear, which should have the puppy’s back to you.
- Fold your puppy’s ears back and look for signs of infection, dirt, debris and other filth in his ear canal.
- Soak the end of a cotton swab and gently scoop out any dirt near the entrance to the ear canal.
- Do not use the swab to go deeper into the puppy’s ear canal as this may send dirt inside their ear canal and can lead to infection.
- Gently wipe the opening of the French Bulldog’s ear canal with a clean soaked cotton swab.
- Gently enter the puppy’s ear canal and allow them to swirl out. This will not hurt them and it will help to remove dirt and debris from deeper into the ear canal.
- Take a clean towel or rag and dry their outer ear and the opening of their ear canal.
Do french bulldogs have breathing problems？
Yes, flat-faced dogs or short-headed dogs are known as ‘short-headed deformities’, an abnormality of the upper respiratory tract that can cause breathing problems in dogs.
Can french bulldogs eat carrots?
French Bulldogs can eat vegetables such as carrots, cabbage, broccoli, spinach and green beans.