I remember the first time I saw a French Bulldog. My friend had just got one and the minute I saw her post a photo online I feel in deep love.
I begged my husband to consider getting one and even did some research on local breeders. We decided to go with a different dog, but I still adore the French Bulldog. I mean, who doesn’t just love those little faces?
But according to a new study, the health concerns for these cuties are high.
Like other dogs with short muzzles, many have breathing problems. They also have skin issues due to wrinkles and skin folds.
Besides those main two issues, they also have ear infections, diarrhea and conjunctivitis.
The researcher from The Royal Veterinary College says that the demand for these dogs is damaging.
“This level of population growth in a single dog breed is unprecedented.”
One interesting side note is that the males were much more unhealthy than the females. They were more likely to get the most common ailments.
If you just can’t help yourself and want to get a French Bulldog, make sure you are buying from a breeder that isn’t over-breeding.
And perhaps, get a girl.
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.