There have been several theses and research carried out by different people on this particular subject, and a recent study conducted by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology claimed that about 10% of the world’s total population suffer from allergies that are related to dogs.
Although most people living with dogs have never had any problems, it is still necessary that these researches are carried out because they help to enlighten us on how we are supposed to live with them. There are also some texts that are related to how hypoallergenic some french bulldogs are.
Now, if you love dogs, most especially puppies, and you are thinking about getting one Frenchie puppy for yourself, as a companion, there are certain things you need to consider especially if you suffer from allergies. Knowing if your french bulldog is hypoallergenic or not is definitely one of those factors worth considering.
Are French bulldogs hypoallergenic?
I personally think that it is a very painful thing to want something for yourself, but you know you can’t have it because you have one form of allergy or the other. It’s the same thing we experience when it comes to owning a dog. However, when it comes to dogs, you should know that no breed of dog is hypoallergenic.
If you suffer from some allergies and you want to own a dog, and you think you might get allergic to them, I want you to get the dogs with long curly hair. This is because these long hair will stop the allergy trigger from coming to the surface of the dog’s body or skin. This is usually recommended because it seems like most people with allergies will react most times to a dog’s saliva, urine, dander, or even the skin cells, and not the dog’s hair itself.
If you actually think about it this way, you will come to the conclusion that French bulldogs are not hypoallergenic. Why? It’s simple, they shed moderately, but their hairs are short. Although, because of the short hairs they possess, they are still not a good match for people living with allergies.
Now, if you want to get technical about it, you could say that french bulldogs actually seat on the fence on this subject of hypoallergenic because of their short hair and the fact that they are moderate shedders. But you shouldn’t feel too relaxed when you know you have, or a member of the family has an allergy and there is a french bulldog in the house. Believe me, if you don’t take proper care of this dog and groom them on a regular basis, you will definitely have to face the consequences sooner or later.
Now that we’ve cleared that up, I am going to give you some tips on how you can live with your French bulldog, and still avoid those nasty allergies of yours;
Tips for living with a Frenchie if you suffer from allergies
Groom your Frenchies on a regular basis
Grooming your Frenchies is a good way to keep those nasty allergies away. However, if you notice that your allergy only gets worse whenever you groom your dog, then it’s obvious that you need to get someone to do it for you. Endeavor to also wear the right gloves for your dog’s grooming. I recommend wearing gloves that come with silicone pins (the soft ones) because they can attract your dog’s dead hair to them like a magnet.
Use cotton french bulldog clothes to dress your Frenchie
Clothes help to keep your Frenchie’s dead hair from falling off and causing a mess all over your house. It may not do a thorough job of keeping the entire house clean from this dog hair, but it sure as hell will help you a lot. Most people usually recommend cotton pajamas for your dog because it will feel a lot more comfortable for them. Also, make sure the cloth is easy to clean with machines.
Always clean the bed cover of your Frenchie
This is another way to prevent those allergies of yours from kicking in. It’s better to clean your dog’s bed cover, and it is easier too. The cleaning process can be a lot more fun and easy when your French bulldog bed comes with a cover that can be removed and placed in a washing machine. If you don’t know what bed to get for your dog, here is a suggestion! Why not get the Italian handmade french bulldog bed. Now, you may ask why? What makes this bed so special? Well, for one, it comes with covers and liners that are easy to remove and wash and it is also filled with 3 inches of orthopedic sponge. As a bonus, it provides great support for dogs that have issues with their joints.
Don’t be too lazy to clean your carpets and rugs
Cleaning your carpets or rugs is just as important as cleaning your dog’s skin or bed covers. It helps to reduce those allergens that fall off from your dog’s skin when you are not looking. Plus it maintains good health and it keeps your house clean on a general basis. Also, while cleaning, you should focus on those parts of your house you know will attract your dog’s hair more.
Always bathe your dog
Another way of keeping those allergens away from you and at the same time keeping your dog clean as well is with the use of a proper bath. Bathing your dog, let’s say every one or two weeks cannot be overemphasized. The issue most people would encounter with bathing their dogs is what shampoo should they use for the bathing process.
I recommend you use mild bathing shampoo because it can keep your dog’s skin from becoming dry and flaky. Use shampoo for french bulldogs. They are the most suited kind of shampoo for the kind of skin they have.