What You Need to Know About the French Bulldog Face

What You Need to Know About the French Bulldog Face

8 Replies to “What You Need to Know About the French Bulldog Face”

  1. June 5, 2018 Johanna

    This was a good read. I noticed my Frenchie recently started getting red (like a rash) around his nose, I am wondering if it is because of not cleaning his folds? Should I be worried? or just continue cleaning?

    1. June 5, 2018 Frankie

      Hi Johanna, thanks for reading!

      The red rash around your Frenchie’s nose could be caused by a number of things. Yes, it may be because the folds are dirty and infected, or on the other hand, it could be because the folds have been cleaned too regularly and the skin is red and irritated. It’s also common for Frenchies to get skin allergies from their food or environment and this can show up as a bumpy red rash on the face.

      If you’re concerned we would recommend seeing a vet and getting an expert opinion.

  2. October 21, 2018 Jeanette

    Question, I’ve never seen before. My frenchie has one whisker freckle that looks dry. Only one and it’s not red or inflamed. (We only use ss bowls.) Should I be concerned? What should I do if anything?

    1. October 30, 2018 Frankie

      Hi Jeanette,

      I think it’s best you consult a vet about this. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. January 12, 2019 Becky

    Question. I’ve noticed on my French bulldog in his folds he’s becoming really sore and won’t stop itching it. What’s the best thing to use/put on these?

    1. January 14, 2019 Frankie

      Hi Becky,

      It depends on exactly what is causing the itch, it is common for Frenchies to get infections in their wrinkles. If the itch has progressed to this stage then you will need to get some antibiotics from the vet. In terms of cleaning, some warm water, and a cotton swab is often good enough if you can gently get into all of the wrinkles. Just make sure to dry them well afterward too. You can also use an antiseptic wash for a more thorough clean, ask your vet which brand is best.

  4. January 25, 2019 Jo

    I have a 9 month old frenchie bitch, who is a rescue, she has a cleft pallet which the vet has said is fine and does not need surgery, I was surprised but I’m sure the vet knows best, her problem is she goes Crazy if you try to bath her it’s a terrified Crazy and not normal I’ve tried a baby bath with very little water as it is the water that is the problem , but as she is a rescue I’ve no idea what the poor thing has gone through, is there any good dry shampoo or do you have any suggestions please?

    1. January 30, 2019 Frankie

      Hey Jo,

      There are some dry shampoos on the market, you could ask your vet for a recommendation. We have found that they don’t work as well as a proper bath though.

      For bathing, you could try to wash your pup in a more open space. Perhaps in a big bathtub or outside. Always take it slow, wash one bit at a time, and use a small bucket to rinse off the shampoo slowly. It’s quite common for Frenchies to be uncomfortable when bathing but if you are persistent and calm then you can turn things around.


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