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How Healthy Are Frenchies?

French Bulldog

French Bulldogs, like many purebred dog breeds, have their very own set of health issues. There are DNA genotype tests for more than 30 canine genetic diseases. These tests can tell if a dog has genetic markers for these conditions. 

How Long can a Frenchie live? 

If you take good care of your French Bulldog and they stay relatively healthy, Frenchies are known to live between 10-12 years. But there are many that live far longer and those that live far shorter lengths of time. 

What You Need To Know:

Health Conditions

Frenchies And Their Health

Unfortunately, many unethical French Bulldog breeders breed litter after litter of puppies because of the popularity of the breed and because people will pay thousands of dollars for a puppy, any puppy, without knowing anything about the sire or dam's genetic history. Many Frenchies can develop:

  • ​Paralysis due to Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD), spinal disc issues, and Degenerative Myelopathy (DM).

  • Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS). Many French Bulldogs have a high risk of BOAS due to their squashed faces and short snouts.

  • URT Infection

  • Skin Problems - Pyoderma, a bacterial skin infection, and Skin Fold Dermatitis.

  • Conjunctivitis

  • Ear Infections.

  • Diarrhea. They have very sensitive stomachs.

  • Allergies

  • Rashes

  • Eye issues

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