How to Bathe a French Bulldog and How Often You Should Do It

How to Bathe a French Bulldog and How Often You Should Do It

Frenchie's are a piece of love. All French Bulldog owners can confirm that having a French Bulldog around is not only an enjoyable experience, it is a great source of happiness. So, for a friend like Frenchie, the least we can do sometimes is to give them a memorable treat.

And NO, I am not talking about buying them good meals, or toys or anything like. I am referring to something like a spa experience. You see the way you like to go to Spa sometimes and feel refreshed, it would make a lot more sense if your Frenchie could share a similar moment with you. Not necessarily at the Spa, your home is a great place to begin.

In today’s piece, I want to take you through a brief lesson on how to give your French Bulldog a memorable bath, and how often you should consider pampering them this way. Let’s get down to them:

  • Treat Your Pup Like Royalty:
  • Bath time can be tough for a scared pup. For the best dog bath, bring treats and toys to show them they have nothing to worry about. If they behave in a good way while in the bath reward them with a treat to show bath time can be fun.

  • Protect Your Pups Ears:
  • Use cotton balls to gently place in your puppy's ears so water can’t get through. Water is harsh on your dog’s ears so make sure you’re not spraying water down the ear canal. It fits perfectly to block any water and you can use them at the end to wipe up any dirt that might be in their ears.


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    • Comb Gently:

    Sometimes it’s helpful to bring a comb to the bath and brush out any matted hair. If your dog sheds a lot this is also great to get any excess hair off–especially for french bulldogs! I use this Bath Brush for French Bulldogs. You can use it on wet or dry fur.


  • Spray Down:
  • Start wetting your dog’s fur by slowly spraying lukewarm water starting from his neck and down to their tail. Avoid the face. You can wash their face with a damp towel and really get into the creases and corners.

  • Shampoo The Pooch:
  • Before picking any dog shampoo make sure it’s the right kind for your dog. Pups can be very sensitive so choose a shampoo that fits your dog’s skin. Try a Shampoo that has the least amount of ingredients compared to others, and that is natural.

  • Lather and Rinse:
  • Start massaging a small dollop size shampoo onto your pups’ fur. Starting at the neck, gently massage your fingertips into their fur going all the way to their tail. Rinse and make sure all soap is off.

  • Dry Out Your Frenchie
  • It’s inevitable your dog will shake. So you can take a towel and gently dry off your pooch and carefully place them out of the bath. Don’t forget to take out the cotton balls if you did decide to put them in. You can try some fur drying gloves which absorb moisture and are eco-friendly.

  • Happy Ending:
  • Add a special little touch at the end with a dot of nose butter or coconut oil on their nose and even paw butter. My Frenchie's nose dries out easily so I use nose butter to help keep it moisturized. It’s a lifesaver.

    How Often To Give Your Dog A Bath?

    It all depends. If they have played in the dirt or get slobber on them, give your dog a bath but if they are mostly indoors with day-to-day activities, it’s recommended not to bathe them too often so you don’t dry out their skin. I usually give them baths every 2-3 weeks which ends up being perfect as I can apply their monthly flea topical right after they dry. All pups will vary, so your pup’s routine activity to decide the interval at which you’ll bathe them.


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    What shampoo should I get for my soon to be puppy. She’s a pied colour
    Many thanks


    I have Two French bulldogs Max (3) Austin1yr ,10 months, they are bathed twice a week. I condition their coats with Awapohi conditioner after each bath. They come into my large stand up shower willingly. They are brothers but from different litters of course. They are well feed and loved and make me extremely happy.
    Regards, Berni


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