How to Groom a French Bulldog


The French Bulldog is one of the strongest and most agile breeds in bullfighting. Early French bulldogs were crossed with other local canines to eventually become the small French bulldogs with flat heads and rose or bat ears.

The coat of an adult French Bulldog is rough and short to the touch. We can't ignore the process of grooming a French Bulldog just because of its short coat. French Bulldogs need to change their coats in the spring and fall, especially in the fall. There is a lot of hair loss. So how should we take care of French bulldogs in the daily feeding process?

The benefits of brushing often

Regularly combing the coat of the French Bulldog can not only remove the dirt and dust of the shed coat, prevent the coat from tangling, but also promote blood circulation, enhance skin resistance and relieve fatigue.

A method of combing hair

Brush once in the morning and evening for 5 minutes a day.

1. Grooming sequence: start from the neck, from front to back, from top to bottom, i.e. from neck to shoulders, then back, chest, waist, abdomen, hindquarters, then comb the head, then finally for the limbs and tail, first Comb one side and then comb the other side.

2. Combing method: Quickly comb and pull in the direction of the hair. When grooming long-haired dogs, some people only brush the long hair on the surface, ignoring the undercoat (fine hair) below. The dog's undercoat is soft and bushy. If you don't comb for a long time, it is easy to form tangles and even cause eczema, psoriasis or other skin diseases. When grooming a long-haired dog, it should be combed layer by layer, that is, the long hair is turned up, and then the undercoat is combed.

3. Comb types: hair brush, elastic wire brush and slender metal comb. The brush only loosens the ends of the long hairs, but not the fine hairs (undercoats). Brushes, elastic wire brushes and long, sparse metal combs are used together.

Precautions when grooming French Bulldogs

1. Use special utensils when combing, do not use human combs and brushes. The usage of the iron comb is to hold the back of the comb with your hands, gently swing your wrist, comb horizontally, and use thick, medium and fine combs alternately. The use of the comb is to use the power of the wrist. The brush has a lot of teeth. When brushing, lift the hair with one hand and brush the other part after brushing.

2. When brushing, the action should be gentle and meticulous, not rude and reckless, otherwise the dog will feel pain, and be especially careful when brushing near sensitive parts (such as the external genitals).

3. Pay attention to the skin of the French Bulldog. A clean pink is fine. If there is redness or eczema, there may be parasites, skin diseases, allergies, etc., and should be treated promptly.

4. If parasites such as fleas and lice are found, they should be wiped with a fine wire brush or treated with insecticides in time.

5. When the coat of the French Bulldog is heavily dyed, it should be combed with a combination of conditioner (1000 times dilution) and baby powder.

6. Before brushing, if you can wipe the dog's body with a towel soaked in hot water, the coat will be brighter.

7. For French Bulldogs with severely tangled fine hair (undercoat), a comb or wire brush should be used to comb along the direction of the hair growth, starting from the tip of the hair, and then combing to the root of the hair. Avoid pulling on the hair to avoid pain and plucking. If the hair is severely curly, you can use scissors to cut the felt piece in the direction of the hair shaft, and then comb. If you still can't comb, you can cut off the hair part and wait for the new hair to come out. However, French Bulldogs rarely have knots and are relatively easy to groom compared to other long-haired dogs.