Want to know more about the life and care of a French Bulldog? Grab your free guide now. In the year 2012, the American Kennel Club published a report which described French Bulldogs as one of the breeds that live on average for 10 to 12 years. French Bulldogs live for an average of 10 to 15 years and can even achieve a record-breaking lifespan of 18 years. Make sure that you do everything in your power to keep them healthy though! If you give them a good diet, exercise, and plenty of love, they should be able to beat the average lifespan. The Institute of Canine Biology has reported that French Bulldogs die from Cancer at 10 years old. As you know, Dogs commonly experience many health issues including cancer and other conditions such as eye infections and breathing difficulties Likewise, back and spine problems are common in Bengals.
Tips on Keeping your French Bulldog Healthy:
Choosing a good breeder: The popularity of French Bulldogs has made them a very sought-after dog breed. However, people should be careful when choosing a breeder as not all dogs bred by these people are healthy or well looked after.
Create a space for your Frenchie: Dogs should never be left in kennels for a long period of time, especially French Bulldogs. A dog’s curiosity can be dangerous, and if they are locked in a crate for five or more hours a day it could shorten their life.
Learn common hazards: Make sure you monitor your dog around water. Keep pools shallow, or better yet don’t use them but allow your pooch to play in kiddie pools.
Take your French Bulldog to the vet: It is especially important to keep your Frenchie healthy. Every three months you should take them to the vet for examinations, vaccinations, and diagnostic tests. Your flea prevention treatments are very important, as it is prone to heartworm.
Play with your pup: On a happier note, your French Bulldog’s life can be significantly improved on a daily basis with some playtime. Don’t know why I didn’t think of that before. Your loveable companion just wants to be around you and feel the love! Play around with them whenever possible.