For city-dwellers, Frenchies are one of the most sought-after dogs around.
They are the perfect companion for apartment living because they don’t need too much exercise, love to lounge around with you, and don’t take up too much space.
As hard as you try to create boundaries around the house, the day will likely come when you give into that cute little face. Soon your little buddy will be on the couch, on your bed, and potentially leaving their scent all over the place!
So, do French Bulldogs shed?
The coats on French Bulldogs are fine, shiny, smooth and short. These are all traits that would suggest that they don’t shed very much. But that is misleading.
Just like most other breeds of dog, French Bulldogs shed their hair quite regularly. The reason that pets shed is to rid their coats of damaged, old and extra hair. Or in some cases, they shed to cool down for the summer months and warm up in the winter.
How much do French Bulldogs shed?
Shedding can be a big nuisance that many pet owners face, causing unwanted hair in the home.
So you may be wondering if and how much your French Bulldog will shed.
Each dog is different, the weather, their diet, and grooming have a lot to do with the amount of hair they will shed.
The weather plays a big part in how much and when shedding will occur. Animals grow a thick coat during the winter months to help insulate them, then they shed the excess hair in the summer months.
Your Bulldog’s coat is made up of many smooth, fine and short hairs. A puppy tends to shed more than an adult dog so as your dog matures you can expect less shedding. Frenchies are on the smaller side, typically weighing 28 pounds, so when they do shed it is harder to notice on the furniture and ground. Of course, depending on your type of French Bulldog and the color of your furniture, this may be more noticeable!
What are some tips for managing the excess hair?
There are a few things you can do to manage the excess hair your dog is shedding.
The best thing you can do to ensure less shedding is to properly groom your pup on a daily basis. Brushing your dog’s hair will give them a softer and cleaner coat along with making them less likely to shed.
Adding a fatty acid supplement to your dog’s diet will help keep its coat healthy while reducing any excess hair and shedding.
Another trick for saving your house from dog-hair-overload is to buy a coat or jacket for your Frenchie. This will catch a large portion of the hair as it sheds and then you can simply wash the dog clothes! (This is hard to do if you live in a hot climate though!)
It is also wise to invest in a good vacuum cleaner to rid your home of unwanted loose hair on the carpet, floor, and furniture.
In the end, the most important thing to remember in order to cut back on shedding is to keep up with regular grooming and pay close attention to what you feed your pet. By following these tips you should be able to significantly cut back on the amount of loose dog hair you find in your home, on your clothes, and on your furniture.
Will is the proud co-owner of Frankie, a Female Brindle French Bulldog, with his wife Michelle. We share our Frenchie experiences with the world to help health-conscious French Bulldog owners who want a happy, healthy, and long-living dog.