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French Bulldog puppies often suffer from breathing problems due to their short muzzles and, as such, you should let them take the lead on the level of exercise while out and about. They should be well trained before you let them off the lead, our guide on recall training and other puppy training tips can help to ensure they’re kept safe. Let them saunter around the garden, take them on a short walk and provide bursts of play throughout the day – most will happily chase a ball and try to keep up with kids’ games – but it’s best to take a break if your dog is panting or out of breath. Their short muzzles make it difficult for them to cool themselves by panting, so keep them indoors on very hot days to prevent overheating.
While naturally fun-loving and easy-going, this breed can also be a little will full, which makes training a French Bulldog puppy very important. Food can be a handy motivator during the early phases but try not to make treats the norm to prevent obesity.
French Bulldogs do have certain health issues that owners can help avoid with proper care. For one, they have fairly minimal exercise needs but do require at least daily short walks. Since French bulldogs fall into the dog category of a so-called “flat-faced dog”, strenuous exercise that results in heavy breathing specifically in hot temperatures should be avoided. While French Bulldogs are at risk for obesity which can cause deeper health issues, weight gain can be avoided if they are taken on daily walks, weighed daily, and avoiding overfeeding and foods high in fat. Exercise is an effective way to keep French bulldogs healthy but it is imperative and recommended that French bulldogs should not be allowed near bodies of water as they are not capable of swimming due to their body structure being so heavy towards their front.
Grooming for a French bulldog is fairly easy and requires some brushing as French bulldogs have a short, fine, and silky coat. However, as a French bulldog has many wrinkles in the face, it is advised that one should clean between the wrinkles and keep them dry. Like most dogs, French bulldogs will need the occasional bath but brushing should suffice most of the time in order to have hair oils distributed evenly through the coat to maintain a natural shine.
The AKC recommends that French bulldogs have health evaluation tests on hip dysplasia, a patellar evaluation, and ophthalmologist evaluation, and a cardiac exam as French bulldogs can have health problems in these areas.