Slightly more than half of the pet parents let their pets sleep in their bed. The point I want to make here is there’s nothing to be ashamed of if you let your Frenchie snuggle with you. But wait, before you skip reading further this fact, I would like to let you know that things are a little different with a French Bulldog.
Those small doggos have the ability to be annoying and adorable at the same time. If you ask me, I’d never let a French Bulldog sleep on my bed, or better yet, not in my bedroom. I’m a person that can’t sleep with lights on or even with the slightest sound present in the surroundings. That said, I can’t afford a French Bulldog in my room considering the way he sleeps. In this article, I have covered what you can expect when a Frenchie accompanies you in your bed so that you can make the decision.
Reasons Why I Won’t Let My Frenchie Sleep With Me
I’m listing out reasons why it’s a bad idea for some people like me. However, if you are okay with these things it’s quite alright to let him in your bed every night.
Frenchies Snore Loudly!
I’m not exaggerating the fact just because I need pin-drop silence to get a sound sleep. Their snoring is far too much.
I haven’t tried to measure the loudness but I came across a YouTube video where a Frenchie owner actually measured his dog’s snores in decibels. The highest snore he recorded was 63 dB which is louder than the sound of a dishwasher or a normal conversation.
I’ve fostered a couple of adult Frenchies for about a month. They were not allowed to my bedroom after they eat their evening meal. Both the Frenchies were already house trained and used to sleep in their chew-proof indestructible dog beds.
Frenchies Are Not Hypoallergenic
Although Frenchies are shorthaired, they shed a lot. If you or your partner are allergic to pets, you may invite a lot of trouble by letting your Frenchie sleep with you. In fact, there is no such thing as a non-allergenic dog. That being said, it is always a good idea to avoid sleeping with your pet if you’re even slightly allergic.
Also, many people can’t sleep knowing their bed is not clean. Meaning, if a Frenchie is going to join you on slumbering, you may not be able to go to sleep knowing his hair will be everywhere around you.
Their Fart Smells Are Way Too Much
Another thing you can expect is overwhelming fart smells. If you’re already a Frenchie parent, you know how they fart. It feels like you’re sleeping with a fart bomb going off anytime soon. If the stench and the sound can wake you up in the middle of the night and disrupt your sleep, you better reject the idea of sleeping with your French Bulldog.
I can’t compromise my sleep quality to a fart smell and the sound, so it’s a clear ‘No’ for me to let a Frenchie in my bed.
Space Issues with A French Bulldog
Despite being medium-sized dogs, they take more space than you might’ve expected. If your bed is just for one person and you want to let a Frenchie snuggle with you, you might not get enough space in your bed.
They may change sleeping positions overnight and sleep with all four legs stretched. All in all, they’re space invaders.
Forget Privacy When A Frenchie is Around
Even if your Frenchie is allowed to sleep in his own bed in your bedroom, your privacy is no more privacy. And if your French Bully decides to play with you in the middle of the night and see you awake, he will demand to be petted.
French Bulldogs are companion dogs and need a lot of attention from their humans. In a nutshell, maintaining complete privacy with a Frenchie around is not possible.
Are You A New Frenchie Parent?
As I said, sleeping with a French Bulldog is a little bit difficult than sleeping with a normal dog. And people who don’t get their sleep disrupted due to above mentioned reasons can definitely let their Frenchie snuggle with them if they want to. But you should consider sleeping with your Frenchie if he’s new to your home. Here’s why.
A new Frenchie puppy is separated from his mother and his siblings and he might be having separation anxiety. If your pup sleeps in his crate overnight, he might cry loudly. In this case, I would suggest you let him sleep with you until he is well accustomed to the house and crate-trained.
However, separation anxiety is not just limited to puppies. Adopted French Bulldogs diagnosed with separation anxiety need your affection and shouldn’t be let sleep alone. Once the symptoms ease up, they are good to sleep in their bed or a crate.
Since They Are Companion Dogs, Is It Okay To Let Them Sleep Alone?
When Frenchie parents are dealing with their pup’s crying and house training, feeling ‘puppy blues’ is common. But things change and Frenchies get along well with their surroundings and their sleeping patterns.
They are attention seekers, privacy invaders, and companion dogs. So you might feel guilty when you lock them out of your bedroom at nighttime. But let me tell you, it’s completely fine to let them sleep alone.
Nevertheless, you need to crate train them and provide a nice comfy dog bed and make a habit of not letting them sleep with you in your bed at all.
The EndNote – Should You Let Your French Bulldog Sleep In Your Bed?
Frenchies are adorable. They love to snuggle up with you and always wanted to be petted when they’re awake. When you consider them sleeping with you, things are a little different compared to sleeping with other dogs. And that has directly to do with your sleep quality. I’ve explained why I wouldn’t sleep with a French Bulldog. If you’re all okay with the things explained, you can definitely let them sleep on your bed with you. You can share your experience and questions in the comment section below.