Any dog, no matter their breed, will shed. But the amount of fur they shed will vary depending on their age, health, and breed. English bulldogs shed less than most other breeds, making them an excellent option for people who are allergic or simply don’t want to clean up dog hair every day. Read on to learn more.

How much do English bulldogs shed?

As we said before, English bulldogs shed much less that most other breeds. Their hair is neither long nor thick, so any fur they do shed isn’t very noticeable. Nevertheless, how much they shed can vary depending on their age. Puppies shed more than adult bulldogs, so if you find your English bulldog puppy is shedding more than you expected, just give it some time. Eventually their shedding will slow down and can be easily managed by proper grooming habits.

Excessive shedding

If you find your English bulldog is shedding more than normal, then there could be an underlying problem. While shedding is normal, adult English bulldogs should not be shedding excessively. There are a variety of reasons why this could be happening, but some include the following:

  • Parasites
  • Improper nutrition
  • Allergies
  • Infections
  • Medication
  • Excessive licking
  • Sunburns
  • Immune disease
  • Cancer
  • Contact with irritating or reactive substances
  • Pregnancy and lactation

These are just some of the reasons why your English bulldog is shedding excessively. However, it’s always best to take your pup to the vet if you notice any changes in their health. A vet can properly diagnose your bulldog and suggest a treatment plan to get your puppy back to their normal, happy selves!

At Bulldog Angels, we want all of our English bulldogs to stay happy and healthy. For further questions on your English bulldog, or if you’re looking to adopt an English bulldog, contact us at 785-294-0209 today!