If humans are quickly worried or concerned about having wrinkles on their faces, for dogs these lines and curves are something that makes them a little bit more adorable. Here are some of the most common kinds of wrinkle face dog breeds.
This miniature bulldog-like breed has puppy dog eyes and wrinkles on the forehead that is similar to the Chinese character that means ‘prince’. A breed that has been around since 400 BC, early Chinese royalties celebrate pugs as their sweet and cute companion.
There are many subcategories of this breed, but all of them are beautiful. Short and heavily-built, these rascals may look fierce and scary because of their upside-down grin, but their innate playfulness and charm win the hearts of animal lovers all over the world.
Neapolitan mastiff, bullmastiff, these grumpy-looking pups are gentle giants who captivate the hearts of their owners with their longing stares and gazes. Mostly used as guard dogs, their attention is very precise and their built is intimidating, but if you own one, prepare to be charmed by this big baby drooler!
Talking about wrinkles? This dog has them all over his body! Their wrinkles and body folds are their pride and charm, making them look soft and cuddly. They resemble a furry and squishy bear that looks a bit sad because of their downward facial folds. They are also not innately playful, and they tend to be on the serious side. But this dog’s loyalty and intelligence win the hearts of many.
Things to note when wanting to have a wrinkly-faced dog breed
They are prone to skin itching, irritation, and infection. Since their skin has more folds than a regular dog, it may be a bit difficult to maintain their shiny coat. Ask the help of your vet for easier maintenance and dog care.
They may have stronger body odor than the others. Because most wrinkly-faced dogs have short fur, their skin has less protection to outside dirt, making them stinkier than usual.
Do not over bathe. Yes, they may look dirty and smell foul, but bathing them more often than required will make their skin dry which can cause other skin problems. Use wipes, cotton buds, and other cleaning paraphernalia advised by the vet to maintain his cleanliness until his next scheduled bath which is every 1-4 weeks.