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Do French Bulldogs Shed & Are They Hypoallergenic?

French Bulldogs shed moderately all year, and the level can vary from one dog to another. Still, being a short-haired, single-coated breed, it is less likely to shed as much as some of the longer-haired dogs.

Their shedding can get worse twice a year, in summer and winter. During summer, their thick winter coat is replaced by a lighter summer coat that keeps them comfortable and prevents overheating. When winter comes, they shed once more to grow a thicker coat again to stay warm during the colder months.

Despite being a short-haired breed, French Bulldogs are not hypoallergenic.

Why Do They Shed?

Though low-shedders, the amount of hair each Frenchie may shed depends on several factors like gender, age, genetics, and diet. Based on these, some Frenchies may continue shedding throughout the year.

What to Do to Control the Shedding?

Their shedding can be kept at a manageable level through regular grooming and care. Brushing them weekly with a soft-bristled brush, along with using a rubber hound glove, can help maintain a healthy and shiny coat. Additionally, bathing them at least once every two weeks with a vet-approved shampoo helps keep the shedding at a minimum.

A balanced diet plays a vital role in minimizing shedding, and maintaining a shiny, healthy coat.

If your Frenchie is shedding excessively and also showing symptoms like skin irritation and sudden thinning of coat, take it to a veterinarian right away.


What color French Bulldog sheds the least?

Many believe that Frenchies with lighter coat colors like white and fawn shed more than darker colors like black and brown. But it’s not true, as shedding does not depend on coat color. The source of this misconception may be that lighter colored hairs are much easier to spot on most surfaces like floor and carpet.

Do French Bulldogs shed like Pugs?

Pugs shed more than the Frenchies as they have a double coat, while the other has a single coat.

Do mini French Bulldogs shed?

Shedding in the miniature variety is the same as that in a Standard Frenchie.

Does the fluffy variety shed more?

As they have longer hair, fluffy French Bulldogs tend to shed more through the year. But, like the standard variety, their shedding can be managed with proper grooming and a balanced diet.

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