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The French bulldog is a breed of dog that comes in many colors such as chocolate, merle, blue, and lilac. We will take a specific look at the lilac French bulldog, otherwise known as Isabella.
What are Lilac French Bulldogs?
The lilac French bulldog has a bluish hue to the color of its coat, which is a pale brown-grey. Lilac French bulldogs have a nose that is either brown-grey or pale pink. Their eyes are either blue amber or light grey.
The lilac French bulldog is an expensive breed, and you can expect to pay between 5000 and 15000 dollars for one. They are expensive as breeders need to adopt a particular breeding method to avoid giving their dog any health problems.
This is why you should only buy a lilac French bulldog from a trusted breeder.
How to Look After a Lilac French Bulldog
Lilac French bulldogs have pale skin between their toes and around their eyes and have particular care needs. For instance, if you take your bulldog for a walk in the winter, he will need to wear protective dog wear to protect him from frostbite.
When you take your bulldog for a walk in the hot weather, you’ll need to consider protecting his skin. Lilac French bulldogs have sensitive skin that can become irritated under direct sunlight.
A good option would be to protect your bulldog’s skin by putting him in a cooling vest. This will protect your bulldog from sunburn as well as heatstroke.
Another option would be to apply sunscreen on your bulldog. You will need to apply this between the toes, around the nose, to the outer parts of your bulldog’s ears, and any skin you can see through his coat.
When it comes to your bulldog’s nose and paw care, you must ensure that these stay well hydrated. You can buy a protection stick to use on your bulldog. Look for one that is rich in oils and avoids harmful chemicals.
What to Feed a Lilac French Bulldog
You may already be aware that French bulldogs are susceptible to flatulence. Diet is a factor that can affect this, so you must choose an appropriate diet for your bulldog.
Unsuitable diets can cause food allergies and the symptoms of a food allergy. It is worth speaking to a vet or breeder about what diet best suits your bulldog.
Exercise and Training a Lilac French Bulldog
Your bulldog will need to be potty trained and learn to come to you when you call him. It’s also important to factor in the exercise needs that your bulldog will need.
The structure of a French bulldog’s face can make them prone to breathing and overheating problems. It is very important not to over-exercise your French bulldog.
How to Groom a Lilac French Bulldog
As you’re now aware, your French bulldog has sensitive skin, so you will not need a hard brush to groom him. The best way to groom your bulldog is to use gloves that contain silicone pins. This type of glove will not scratch your bulldog’s skin.
You need to pay special attention to your bulldog’s folds as they will need to be cleaned often, but remember that they will be sensitive.
You should check your bulldog’s folds daily and clean them with a damp cloth or a baby wipe. You can apply cornstarch to remove any excess moisture between your bulldog’s folds.
There’s no set rule on how often you need to bathe your bulldog. In general, you should bathe your bulldog once every two months or once a month at most. That said, if you feel like your French bulldog needs bathing, that is also fine.
Use a few drops of regular dog shampoo to wash your bulldog. Make sure you rinse it to remove any shampoo residue from your bulldog’s skin. Ensure you wash your bulldog in lukewarm water and away from any drafts.
Clean your French bulldog’s ears every month. Nails need to be clipped once every 4-8 weeks. When it comes to your bulldog’s eyes, remember that they are sensitive as they have wrinkles and folds. You need to keep them as clean as possible, as does the nose area. There are special facial cleaners available to buy.
The Temperament of a Lilac French Bulldog
Lilac French bulldogs are lapdogs who are willing to please and are friendly to their owners. Generally, French bulldogs are loyal and loving and enjoy sleeping on their owners and being petted.
The French bulldog is a laid-back breed, but you need to make sure you socialize your pet. If you don’t, your bulldog may develop guarding behavior toward those he interacts with. Socialize your bulldog with many different people and particularly with children.
A French bulldog also requires lots of mental stimulation as they are an intelligent breed of dog. Also, from a young age, positive reinforcement training is beneficial.
Health Issues in French Bulldogs
All pedigree dogs tend to have specific health issues related to their breed. This is due to their gene pool which has been purposely restricted. Unfortunately, the side effects are that recessive diseases are more likely to be a problem.
The good news is that you can avoid these health issues if you buy your lilac French bulldog from a breeder who’s tested the health of its parents.
Steering Clear of Health Issues in French Bulldogs
– French bulldogs can be prone to hereditary cataracts, but a DNA check is available for this.
– French bulldogs can also suffer from hip dysplasia, but hip scoring is an option. Before French bulldogs are bred, they should have been hip tested. The breeder should provide this score to anyone wanting to buy a French bulldog puppy.
– A disease like haemophilia in humans is referred to as Von Willebrand’s disease, and can affect French bulldogs.