Contrary to what some owners believe, English bulldogs LOVE to take baths!
However, don’t overdo it. Bathing your bulldog too frequently will cause the skin and coat to lose its protective luster, making him more susceptible to disease. In fact, frequent brushing is more beneficial for your dog’s coat than bathing.). Still, don’t underestimate the value of a quality bath.
Unless they regularly play in mud and grass, a monthly bath should suffice for these normally clean dogs. Use common sense; if your English bulldog has been suffering from stomach upset (diarrhea) and smells bad, increase the bathing frequency.
Preventing infections is a primary motivation for bathing your English bulldog. Consider closing your dog’s ears with cotton balls to prevent water from entering the ear canals and encouraging inflammation.
English bulldogs need soft, mild soaps and shampoos. Quite often, chemicals and other ingredients found in human cleansers are unsuitable, even harmful for canines. When in doubt, go with a veterinarian’s recommendation that’s proven to work even if it is a little more expensive.
Your English bulldog deserves the best, so take the time to make bathing an enjoyable experience for him. Use lukewarm water, and follow the following tips:
• Be prepared! Have your bulldog’s leash, towel, shampoo, soap, and conditioner in place at the bath location.
• Ideally, give the bath on a warm, sunny morning so that your dog can look out the window and enjoy the scenery while drying.
• Start with you bulldog’s shoulders and work backwards. Rinse well and dry with a towel, brush the coat as soon as you’re finished and once again after the dog is dry.
• Protect your canine from getting water and soap in his eyes and nose.
• English bulldogs are especially social creatures, so talk to them during bath time.
I encourage regular photo taking too!! The looks on their faces when bathing is HILLARIOUS! 😉