Daily Bulldog Care

The Bulldog’s Coat

The coat of an English Bulldog
requires minimal care. 
Regular brushing is sufficient. 
Their coat can be very dense
so a weekly brushing will make their coats
look much better and will also help
reduce the amount of times
you will need to take out the vacuum

Wrinkle care

The wrinkles of the bulldogs face
need to be monitored regularly. 
The places where the skin overlaps
can get irritated or even infected. 

There are special lotions and creams available
to treat these kinds of skin infections.
There are various methods and remedies
for cleaning the skin folds.

I use doggy wipes for cleaning the wrinkles.
And for a more thorough cleaning
I use nose soother creme.
My experience is that most bulldogs
need a weekly brushing and cleaning.

More information and tips
on Wrinkle Care in this blog

Bathing your Bulldog

When giving a bulldog their bath
it is important that to wash with dog shampoo. 
Shampoo for humans often contains substances
that are harmful for the skin of the dog.

Don’t wash your dog too often.
I usually wash my dogs once every 4-6 weeks.
When you dog likes to get dirty on their walks
a quick shower without soap will usually get the job done.
Using shampoo’s, even the mild dog shampoo’s,
too often can result in skinproblems.

For more information and tips on
bathing your Bulldog
check this Blog


The nails of the dog
should be regularly monitored.
Check to see if the nails are not too long
and take extra care of the big toe nail.

The nails can be cut with
a special cutter for dog nails.

Make sure when you do cut their nails
you do not cut them too short.
If you can’t do it yourself your vet can help with this.

Ear Cleanings

Ensure the ears of the dogs are regularly cleaned. 
I do this with doggy wipes
and for a thorough cleaning I use foam lotion. 

There are several types of medicines and lotions 
available to clean dog ears at pet stores or at your veterinarian.


In general it will take me
about 10 minutes a day per Bulldog
for a daily cleaning

This includes a wrinkle and ear cleaning,
a check on their eyes, tails and toes
and if needed some nose ointment.

I will give my dogs a short brushing
at least twice a week
Bulldogs are short coated dogs
but can still shedd a lot of hair
and brushing them keeps the house clean

So a Bulldog, just like any other dog,
does need some daily care
but it will not take you a long time

Oh and one important last tip:
Make it fun for your Bulldog!

It will be much easier for you and your dog
when your dog enjoys your care

Sometimes ear or winklecleaning
will not be enjoyable for your dog
Make sure your dog knows
it is gonna be rewarded afterwards
with lots of cuddles, kisses, treats and play

Let’s finish this blog
with some helpful videos
on Bulldog beauty care

Have any tips on this subject?
Let us know in the comments

or in the Bulldog Forum

Dog Bathing

Bathing your bulldog, can be a difficult job.
Unfortunately not all dogs go in as easy as this one..

Here are 10 Tips to give your Bulldog a Bath:

1. Collect the materials you will need, so you will have everything close at hand.
Materials: Doggyshampoo, brush or sponge, treats, towels, cotton balls (for cleaning the ears).

2. Before you giving your dog a bath, give his coat a good brushing This will remove any loose dirt, mats and snarls. Tangles in your dog’s coat will be much harder to remove once his coat is wet.

3.  Make sure your dog doesn’t slip in the tub or shower, put a towel on the floor when you think he might slip

4. The whole bathing process may be somewhat frightening, so take things slowly. Help your dog to associate the tub or sink with pleasant things by speaking in a soothing voice and giving him treats. Be ready to put lots of effort into making the bath a positive experience for your dog; doing so will pay off in the long run if your pet is a happy participant, rather than frightened or resistant. Make sure the first time the water isn’t to high (chestlevel) so he can get used to it.

5. If you want to stay a little dry when bathing your dog, begin washing from behind and save the neck and head for last. Usually they start shaking when their neck and head gets wet.

6. Examine your dog carefully for skin irritations, fleas and ticks, ear infections, or other health concerns. You can detect fleas with a special brush and ticks can be seen as small lumbs.

7. When washing make sure to take special care of the ears, wrinkles, tail, genitals and between the toes.

8. Rinse all of the shampoo out of your dog’s coat thoroughly. If you can still see bubbles on the dog, you need to rinse a couple more times. Any soap, shampoo or conditioner residue left on the dog will attract dirt, defeating the purpose of the exercise. Soap residue can also irritate your dog and cause itching.

9. Dry your dog with the towel, when bathing your dog in a tub, let the water run out and dry your dog in the tub (this will save you a lot of cleaning afterwards) .When the dog is dried up, brush it again, this will remove the last hairs and will make their coat shine

10. Give him a tasty treat as a reward for good behavior. He’ll quickly learn that getting a bath is not a frightening experience. Don’t be surprised if your dog wants to run around the house like a puppy, rubbing himself on everything to try and dry himself. This is normal behavior but if he is getting himself dirty, then distract him with toys or a game.


Avoid getting water or shampoo in your dog’s ears and eyes. A small piece of cotton ball can be gently tucked into each ear to stop water or shampoo going into the inner ear but be careful not to push this in too far. If in doubt, leave this out.

Always use dogshampoo from your vet or petstore. Don’t use human shampoo even when it is organic or PH neutral. Quality pet shampoos take into consideration that a dog’s skin has a different pH level than human skin.

Don’t wash your dog to often. In most cases a brush will get out most of the dirt. Washing your dog to often can lead to skinproblems.

Don’t wash your puppy the first few weeks, when they are young they are much more likely to get a cold from it.

Some more Bathing Bulldog Cuteness ♥