French Bulldog Hip Dysplasia Is One Of The Most Painful Hereditary Health Conditions

Updated: Oct 24

So What Is Hip Dysplasia?


French Bulldog hip dysplasia is one of the most painful hereditary health conditions that can affect your dog’s life.

It is a skeletal disorder where the ball and the socket joint of the hip don’t fit correctly. This causes a dog to go through mobility issues, pains, and an inability to perform regular daily activities.


French bulldog hip dysplasia is often inherited.

Unfortunately, many people think they can buy Frenchie puppies at low prices. Cheap French bulldogs are often prone to certain hereditary diseases, hip dysplasia, and other disorders..



Hip dysplasia is degenerative skeletal disorder in which the ball and socket joint of the hip isn't formed correctly. It can cause your Frenchie a lot of pain and make it really hard for them to walk without a limp. If it is left untreated, it can result in limited activity, pain, and the development of hip arthritis.

The hip is a ball-and-socket joint, and if the two components don't grow properly and at the same rate, it can result in a very loose, unstable joint.

Unfortunately, many puppies are born with different hereditary diseases.


Genetics plays a central role in the development of canine hip dysplasia. Dogs can pass the condition to their offspring.

Once a Frenchie develops hip dysplasia, the condition will only get worse over a lifetime.


Hip dysplasia - current breed median 15 (February 2022)

Hip dysplasia can be a problem in the breed and we need to screen for this. The most common issues are shallow sockets and loose ligaments.

The breed average is at 17.77 with the median result at 15.0.

.Dogs should be screened OVER 12 months of age.


Since hip dysplasia in French bulldogs is a common orthopedic condition, it is recommended to fully test both parents prior to breeding.

Also X ray spines for major defects prior to breeding : defects include hemivertebrae, kinks and distortions of the spine.


IMPORTANT NOTE: THE XRAY SCREENING OF ADULTS CAN ONLY BE CERTIFIED BY A QUALIFIED RADIOGRAPHER. A GENERAL PRACTITIONER IS NOT QUALIFIED TO READ OR SCORE THE XRAYS. THESE ARE OFTEN SCORED INTERNATIONALY.


Always buy from a reputable breeder or authentic seller if you can.

Ask to see all health testing and get your own vet to look at these.

Ask to speak to their vet so you can get personal assurance that, what you are buying is from a healthy and tested line.

Ask to see the puppy first and meet in a public place if you are unable to go to their property.

Make sure a friend or family member is aware of the transaction details before you go.

Try to avoid making a transaction before meeting someone first and never deposit money into a person’s account without viewing the puppy first

Trust your instincts, if it sounds like a scam, and it’s too good to be true it probably is



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