Can French bulldogs swim?

No, French bulldogs can’t swim. The structure of their face and skull makes it hard for French bulldogs to lift their face out of the water, so they will have difficulties breathing.

As they can easily drown, you should never leave your French bulldog alone near water.

It is possible to teach a French bulldog to swim if they wear a properly-fitted life vest, and are supervised, but it isn’t something it will typically enjoy or do naturally. It’s safer to enjoy fun playtimes together on dry land.