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French Bulldogs have become increasingly popular in recent years. Their playful and cuddly natures make them great companions and all-round great family dogs! They have some of the best facial expressions and their big ears make them instantly recognisable. It’s easy to see why they’re so popular!

French Bulldogs are great companion dogs and have a massive personality. They have charm and adorable looks, so it's no wonder they have become one of the most popular breeds in recent years. French Bulldogs can be witty and often think about commands to see what they can get out of it.  

A healthy Frenchie can live for 12 to 14 years; however they often face health issues, which we'll mention later on.  

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Common conditions that our French Bulldog customers claim for:


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Skin allergy




Brachycephalic airway obstruction syndrome (BAOS)


Fractured humerus


Corneal ulcer


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Did you know...

  • 56% of our French Bulldog owners made a claim in their first two years with us. Fortunately, we pay 98% of all the claims we receive*.
  • 85% of the claims we received for French Bulldogs were for illness, with only 15% for injury. Many of those claims were for lifelong conditions.
  • Our highest payment for a French Bulldog in the last 12 months is £6,321 for meningitis.
  • The oldest French Bulldog we currently insure is a 13-year-old named Lola. Now, there’s a loyal companion!

* Based on all Agria Pet Insurance claims received between May 2023 and October 2023



Common Health Problems for French Bulldogs

  • Breathing difficulties

    French Bulldogs have flat faces and narrow nostrils; therefore, they often have breathing difficulty. As a result of breathing trouble, they will usually exercise less and make breathing noises due to their face shape. The problem is called Brachycephalic syndrome, and some treatments can help cure your Bulldog from this disease.   

  • Skin Infections

    Skin infections are common in French Bulldogs as they have an unusual amount of excess skin. The extra skin gives the Frenchie its unique look however it can cause skin fold rashes and a wide variety of infections. To help prevent the build-up of harmful bacteria on their skin, it's recommended to bathe your dog at least once a month. 

  • Bone Problems

    French Bulldogs have short bodies and can be at high risk for hip dysplasia, which is when the joint ball and socket do not fit correctly. This can easily result in the dog being less able to walk normally, leading to chronic pain; therefore, it’s important to visit your vet immediately. If you see your Bulldog having trouble walking, it's vital to see your vet as soon as possible to give your dog the best chance of recovery.  

Health Tips for your French Bulldog


Despite their small size, French Bulldogs need around an hour of exercise every day. It's essential to exercise them enough to avoid too much weight gain. Walking is the best form of exercise, ideally split into two walks, especially when the weather gets warmer. You can include fun games but be careful not to overdo it as they are a brachycephalic breed (short-nosed), meaning they'll have trouble breathing if over-exercised. 


French Bulldogs can be challenging to train as they are known to be stubborn. Luckily, they are known to be highly driven by food treats, so you can use this occasionally to reward them. Train them over short periods to keep them engaged and interested in the activity.  It's recommended to start with house training as there are fewer distractions at home. Some breeders will have started toilet training your French Bulldog as a puppy, which can make it easier as they get older.


Feeding a French Bulldog puppy three or four times daily while increasing the portion sizes as they age is recommended. Adults can be fed twice daily, and you'll want to weigh their food using the food packaging guidelines.  When your French Bulldog is a puppy, you should avoid changing the food type or brand too often as it may cause problems with digestion. If you need clarification on nutritional requirements, it is important to speak to your vet. 


You'll want to brush your French Bulldog weekly to ensure their skin stays healthy. It's recommended to bathe them at least once a month, and you can clean through the folds of skin on their face to prevent skin infections.  It would help if you trimmed your dog's nails every 3 to 4 weeks to stop them from curling and causing discomfort. Ensure you ask a professional how to cut their nails, as they can be sensitive.  

Sadly, French Bulldogs are all too frequent visitors to my surgery. Very cute as puppies, but as they grow older, we often see breathing difficulties that can require major surgery and specialist referral. We also see chronic problems with eyes and skin that can need treatment for life and frequent visits to the vet.

Robin Hargreaves

Agria Vet Panel Lead, Veterinary Surgeon for 30 years and former British Veterinary Association President.

Robin Hargreaves, veterinarian - Agria Pet Insurance

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So, whatever happens throughout your border terrier's life, we’ll always be there for you and your dog!

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