Don’t let their short-haired coat fool you—English bulldogs need to be regularly groomed just like any other breed. While they are lower maintenance than, say, a Bearded Collie, English bulldogs still have specific needs that need to be tended to.
You should be brushing your English bulldog’s coat every day in order to get rid of all of those dead hair and skin cells. Thankfully, brushing their coat only takes a few minutes. Get a soft-bristled brush and gently work through their coat, starting at the head and working down to the tail.
Unlike with brushing, you don’t need to bathe your English bulldog every day. You’ll really only need to bathe them when it’s needed, such as when they start to smell or have dirt in their coat. When you do take them for a bath, make sure you use dog shampoo and pay special to his rear end, a part of the body that English bulldogs have a hard time cleaning themselves.
No one likes trimming their dog’s nails, but it is necessary in order to prevent breakage or overgrown nails. If you don’t have any experience trimming a dog’s nails, then take them to a groomer or vet. If, however, you plan on doing it yourself, then ask the experts at your local pet store what type of clippers you should buy as different types work best for different breeds.
Those wrinkled faces may be adorable, but they can also be prime spots for bacteria and dirt build-up, resulting in serious infections. Grab some medicated pads from your local pet store and wipe your bulldog’s face at least a few times a week.
This is another task that neither pets nor pet owners enjoy but is nevertheless necessary to keep them healthy. Brushing your dog’s teeth at least three times a week will prevent periodontal diseases that could compromise their health. Just be sure not to use human toothpaste and this can be poisonous to your English bulldog.