Even though French Bulldogs are non-hypoallergenic, some combinations of this breed with other hypoallergenic dog breeds can be adopted. This will help reduce your allergy symptoms to a great extent.
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What does Hypoallergenic Mean?
Though it may seem like all hypoallergenic dogs are small that s not the case. The french bulldog is not hypoallergenic but some dogs evoke a lesser degree of allergic reaction when compared to other frenchies. Fortunately there are many things you can do to minimize your allergic reactions.
Do Bulldogs shed?
It is important to remember that each dog is uniquely their own, what one English Bulldog does another may not. Therefore, shedding patterns may be different from one English Bulldog to the next. Breed background plays a role but so does the ancestoral genetics of each dog.
Are Bulldogs good apartment dogs?
Many of the English Bulldog crossbreeds are medium-sized and would be happy living in an apartment, provided that you give your pet the exercise and mental stimulation he needs to keep him happy.
Do Labradors Cause Allergies?
It is important to seek veterinary help if you are concerned your Bulldog is suffering from an allergy. The veterinarian can help diagnose the type of allergy and provide a suitable treatment plan. Unfortunately, atopic dermatitis and some types of food allergies will require life long management and do not have a quick cure. Often a change in diet, medicated shampoos, prescription medications or supplements are recommended for affected dogs. Immunotherapy injections are also a possible treatment option for some types of canine allergies.
How to prevent allergies
Groom your Bulldog
As far as allergies are concerned I would say that it would fine to own a french bulldog if you only suffer from mild allergies. Using the brushing techniques mentioned above you should be able to control it enough so that it does not become an issue.
The creases in the face of a French bulldog is a breeding ground for microbes leading to unwanted smells. Use a tearless dog shampoo for cleaning your pet’s face and make sure that you remove every dirt hidden firmly in the crannies. Every bath session should be followed by a face-cleaning session and the face must be cleaned thoroughly to avoid bacterial infestation.
Designate Dog-Free Zones
The American Bulldog has a very sturdy and muscular build, weighing anywhere from 60 to 120 pounds at a height of 20 to 28 inches. This breed has a large head with strong jaws with ears that may be cropped, semi-prick, rose or drop. The coat is short and soft coming in any variation of colors, although solid black, blue, merle or tricolor is undesirable.