How to Brush a Bulldog

Everyone loves a wrinkly bulldog face.
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Routine brushing is an essential task for every bulldog owner. Brushing removes dead hair, distributes oils throughout the coat, and keeps the hair clean and shiny. The short coat of the bulldog makes brushing a breeze, so it only takes a few minutes a day.

Step 1

Move your dog outside before you groom her. Bulldogs may have short hair, but they still shed and brushing indoors will cover your home with dead hair.

Step 2

Brush the dog all over with a rubber grooming brush. Rubber brushes have short, stiff bristles that gather dead hair from the coat without scratching your bulldog’s sensitive skin. Use the brush on your own arm before brushing your dog; if it feels too rough on your skin, it will be uncomfortable for your dog.

Step 3

Wipe the dog’s coat with a dry bath wipe. These wipes are specifically designed to lift away mud and dirt, while being sensitive enough to prevent irritating your bulldog’s skin.

Step 4

Clean your bulldog’s wrinkles with a soft cloth. Dip the cloth in warm water, and lift up each individual wrinkle. Wipe the inside of each fold, cleaning all dirt and food residue from the skin. Hold the skin up until the water dries, and move on to the next wrinkle.

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