All About The French Bullhuahua (The French Bulldog Chihuahua Mix)


French Bulldog Chihuahua Mix

Many purebred dogs are highly sought-after pets and companions, but mixed breed dogs are also becoming very popular nowadays. Some designer dogs are more common than others.

The French Bulldog Chihuahua Mix may not be as popular as some other designer dog breeds, like the Goldendoodle (Golden Retriever Poodle) or the Puggle (Pug Beagle Mix), but this dog is also as adorable.

Also affectionately known as the French Bullhuahua, the French Bulldog Chihuahua Mix is one of the newer crossbreeds out there.

This cute mix is a small sized dog that combines the confident personality of the Chihuahua with the playful and friendly nature of the French Bulldog.

That said, if you are considering getting a French Bulldog Chihuahua Mix, it is strongly recommended to view pictures and learn more about it. This post is your complete guide to the French Bullhuahua.

What is a French Bullhuahua?

As we’ve already mentioned, the French Bulldog Chihuahua Mix (also called a French Bullhuahua) is the result of crossing a French Bulldog with a Chihuahua.

The frisky French Bullhuahua will inherit personality traits from both the tiny Chihuahua and the sweet-natured French Bulldog.

Chihuahuas are particularly one of the smallest dogs around, but don’t let their tiny size fool you! These little lively and playful dogs pack a lot of personality into their small bodies.

The French Bulldog, on the other hand, is known for being a funny, friendly and low-maintenance dog.

Therefore, the French Bulldog Chihuahua Mix will be a small dog with a lot of personality. These dogs are normally quite active and loving, but may also exhibit some level of independence.

 

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Get the Best of Both Worlds

As you can see, both the French Bulldog and the Chihuahua are small, active and spirited breeds.

French Bulldogs were developed as a toy version of the famous English Bulldog. They were mainly used as companion dogs during the Industrial Revocation. This breed falls under the non-sporting group.

On the other hand, Chihuahuas come from a different dog group: the toy group. While breeds in this group lack in size, they definitely make up for it in personality.

Toy dogs are often affectionate, friendly and adaptable to various living environments. Due to their small size, you can even take them everywhere you go.

Since the French Bulldog Chihuahua Mix is a designer dog, you can expect them to inherit the characteristics and traits of both parent breeds.

Representing the finest qualities of these parent breeds, a French Bullhuahua gives you the best of both worlds, and they make a great choice for anyone who wants to spice up their life with an active but well-rounded dog.

 

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The French Bullhuahua has several other cute names, including:

– Frenchie Chihuahua Mix
– French Chihuahua
– Frencheenie
– Mexican Frenchie

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French Bulldog Chihuahua Mix History

So, where did the French Bullhuahua come from? Well, designer dogs like these are relatively new to the canine world. They have only been around for 30 or so years. That’s why it’s difficult to know where and why the Frenchie Chihuahua Mix was first bred.

But here are the histories of both parent breeds, starting with the French Bulldog.

The French Bulldog

The French Bulldog was originally developed from the British Toy Bulldog, a breed that has since become extinct and was a mini version of the English Bulldog. It is widely believed that tiny French Mastiffs were also part of the original breeding process.

French Bulldogs were commonly used as companion dogs and soon became popular among the higher classes.

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During the early 1990’s, the breed witnessed a surge in global admiration and they were exported in large numbers to America, where those with erect ears were preferred.

In recent times, mainly because of their promotion by different celebrity owners, these dogs have become the pet of choice for many families all over the world.

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The Chihuahua

The present-day Chihuahuas were descendants of the ancient Techichi dogs. These canines were evidently not bred in the Mexican region of Chihuahua. They were found by American explorers who named them after the region where they were originally found.

The first Chihuahua was called Midget and was officially registered by the American Kennel Club in 1904.

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The breed enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1940’s and 1950’s. They became even more popular in the 2000’s after playing starring roles in films such as Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Legally Blonde.

The breed was officially recognized by the AKC in 1908.

Now let’s talk about the general appearance of the French Bullhuahua.

What Does the French Bullhuahua Look Like?

Inheriting the physical characteristics from both parent breeds, the French Bullhuahua will be a short-statured dog with an adorably funny appearance.

Their sturdy, muscular body features a wide chest and a docked tail. They also have long legs and a head that is proportionately bigger than the body, complete with large, dark eyes, a broad muzzle and large ears.

These tiny dogs are quite active and can quickly adapt to apartment living.

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French Bullhuahua Breed Size and Coat Info

1. Size

How big does a full grown French Bullhuahua get?

Well, the French Bulldog Chihuahua Mix is a small dog that varies in size, based on the parental influences.

This dog stands anywhere between 6 to 12 inches tall. They grow fast between the first and the third month, and tend to attain their adult height and length by the end of the sixth month.

 

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2. Weight

Full-grown French Bulldog Chihuahua Mixes can weigh anywhere between 10 and 30 pounds, depending on the diet and parental influences. It is important to keep your Frenchie Chihuahua Mix within this range to ensure they do not become overweight or underweight.

Either condition can lead to serious health issues such as obesity and diabetes.

4. Coat and Coat Color

Since both the Chihuahua and the French Bulldog have a short, silky coat, their offspring should also inherit the same type of coat. The hair will often be short, smooth and tight to the body.

The mix can either have a single coat or a double coat since both coat types are common in the parents.

The color of your French Bulldog Chihuahua Mix can vary, with different markings. Common colors include black, white, tan, gold and cream. Markings can be brindle, merle or pied.

 

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French Bulldog Chihuahua Mix Personality and Temperament

The French Bulldog Chihuahua Mix is a loyal and cheerful dog. He enjoys having fun and then relaxing near their owner, where he can get lots of love and attention.

However, these tiny dogs can also be possessive and aggressive at times. Overall, French Bullhuahuas are known to be loving, intelligent and confident.

French Bullhuahuas can also be as fearless as their Chihuahua parent dogs. They are also friendly and affectionate like French Bulldogs.

A French Bulldog Mix with Chihuahua is also a people-oriented dog. They are a great choice for families. You can socialize them early to ensure they protect you and your children.

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But while the French Bullhuahua is alert, they do have a few issues. Firstly, they tend to form strong bonds with one member of the family. While they will enjoy playing with others or sitting close to them, they will want to know where their favorite person is, and when that person is around, they will choose them. This may lead to separation anxiety, which can be bad if they are left alone for an extended period of time.

Secondly, they may inherit the mouthy nature of bullies. Make sure they are trained properly to prevent destructive behaviors from developing.

Moreover, train them to be social to prevent dog aggression and unruly behaviors.

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Behavior with Children and Other Animals

While the French Bullhuahua may not be naturally good with small kids, early socialization can help. He will also need timely socialization to help him get along well with other pets and animals.

Supervise your dog, especially when playing with young children as he may snap at them if they are too rough on him.

Behavior with other Dogs

Socialization with other similar-sized dogs at an early stage will help ensure yours is a well-mannered dog.

French Bullhuahuas can be quite defensive when they are near larger dogs, so it’s normally recommended that you avoid any interactions with such dogs until your pup is confident and well-trained.

 

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Ideal Living Conditions

Because of their tiny size, the Frenchie Chihuahua Mix is a great choice for those who live in apartments. However, these tiny dogs can reside virtually everywhere since they adapt quickly to almost any environment and lifestyle.

👉 The breed is alert and protective, so this can lead to some problems for apartment dwellers if they grow into a problem barker. Fortunately, with proper training, your Frenchie Chihuahua Mix puppy can grow into an excellent canine citizen.

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Training

French Bulldogs are reasonably smart dogs. Chihuahuas are typically smarter. So, socialization and training will be very easy with your French Bullhuahua, right?

Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Some dog owners will find it very easy to train their Frenchie Chihuahua Mixes. However, others will find it very difficult, especially because both parent breeds can be strong-minded.

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Therefore, you must take obedience training and socialization for the French Bulldog Chihuahua Mix with the seriousness it deserves. These dogs are not the most obedient out there and they have been deemed to have a stubborn streak at times.

Start training your French Bullhuahuas firmly and carefully when they are still young puppies. Make sure your puppy understands that you are the leader of his ‘pack’.

Avoid being rude to your dog at all costs; such behaviors could make them aggressive. Instead, use lots of positive reinforcements, such as treats, praises and other rewards for a job well done. Be firm, consistent and patient during training and praise your dog regularly as and when they show progress.

Give them treats and give them a warm pat whenever they show success during training. This will help them show an interest in picking up new tricks during each session.

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French Bullhuahua Exercise Needs

So, how much exercise does a French Bullhuahua need?

Well, the French Bulldog Chihuahua Mix is a moderately active dog and does best in an active home. However, the exercise requirements of the French Bullhuahua can suit any kind of lifestyle because the small size of the dog means they require little space to expend their excess energy.

Generally, French Bullhuahuas require around 30 minutes of playtime to meet their exercise needs. This can also be achieved through short walks or playing in a fenced-in yard.

These dogs are quite adventurous, so be sure to keep them on a leash whenever they are not in a fenced place.

 

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Also, keep in mind that this breed exhibits low to moderate tolerance to heat. Their tolerance to cold conditions is also low to moderate.

👉 Therefore, it is important to be careful when exercising them on hot days, as they can overheat easily. This may affect their ability to pant, and cool themselves off naturally, as well as their ability to breath.

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Grooming

Although the French Bullhuahua is not entirely hypoallergenic, it has minimal shedding tendencies. This means the breed is very easy to maintain and requires little grooming.

On average, the French Bullhuahua only needs to be groomed or brushed once or twice per week.

They do require daily maintenance of wiping down any wrinkles on the face, but that should take just a few mints.

It is also important to check and clean their ears regularly to avoid infection. Moreover, their nails should be trimmed, as necessary.

Brush their teeth regularly to prevent dental issues. Bathing must be done only when they get dirty, as a wipe down with the best deodorizing wipes for dogs once a week can help keep them clean ad smelling fresh.

 

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French Bulldog Chihuahua Feeding

Your French Bullhuahua should eat 1½ to 2 cups of high quality dog food each day, divided into two meals. Don’t compromise on the quality of your dog’s food to ensure your dog gets the right level of nutrition at all times.

In addition to food, make sure your French Bulldog Chihuahua Mix has access to fresh water at all times.

In addition to their normal meals, these dogs enjoy food treats such as meat, dog biscuits, fruits and vegetables. However, make sure you take all the food treats into account to avoid obesity in your dog.

French Bulldog Chihuahua Life Span

The average life expectancy of a French Bulldog Chihuahua Mix is 12 to 16 years. With proper care and maintenance, this hardy breed can live as long as 18 years!

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French Bulldog Chihuahua Health Issues

So, what are some of the health problems to expect with the French Bullhuahua? Well, there are certain conditions that have proven to be quite common among both the Chihuahua and the Frenchie.

While crossing the Frenchie with the Chihuahua can reduce the risks of these health problems, we still need to be vigilant.

 

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Some of the most common health issues among French Bullhuahuas include:

– Luxating Patella
Cherry Eye
– Hydrocephalus
– Brachycephalic Upper Airway Syndrome (BUAS)

As mentioned above, this designer dog typically crosses out the unappealing traits of the parent breeds, and there’s no guarantee that your puppy will inherit any of the above health issues. At the end of the day, the owner plays a huge role in helping their pups to lead a healthy and fit lifestyle.

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French Bulldog Chihuahua Mix Litter Size

Since both the Chihuahua and the Frenchie are small dogs, the French Bullhuahua often has small litter sizes of 1 to 3 puppies with the most common size being 3 puppies. However, litters up to eight French Bullhuahua puppies are rare—but not unheard-of.

Finding French Bulldog Chihuahua Mix Puppies for Sale

So you want a French Bullhuahua, what’s next? If you’re prepared to take that leap of faith, make sure to go through a reputable breeder.

Chihuahuas are currently the fourth most popular dog breed in the world, so it won’t be difficult to find mixes near you.

Since the French Bullhuahuas are such a popular mix, there are several breeders available to choose from. Make sure to find reputable French Bullhuahua breeders with numerous references and avoid those that look suspicious.

Sadly, those puppies that are offered by unethical breeders and puppy mills can suffer more health problems in the future. But provided you do your homework, you should be able to choose a fantastic new companion.

 

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How Much Is a Chihuahua Frenchie Mix for Sale?

A French Bullhuahua puppy for sale can cost anywhere between $150 and $450. However, the price will increase depending on the breeder in question. More reputable breeders will often charge more.

Apart from the initial cost, you should expect to spend between $1000 and $1500 per year for the medical and non-medical needs of your new dog.

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French Bulldog Chihuahua Mix For Adoption

It’s always recommended to rescue dogs from animal shelters, whenever possible. Interested pet parents can visit local shelters to see if there are any French Bullhuahuas listed for adoption.

Besides spending much less, you can take satisfaction in the knowledge that you’re saving a life.

Conclusion

The French Bulldog Chihuahua Mix is a wonderful choice for families. This mix has some excellent traits, being courageous, protective, playful and loving.

However, the French Bullhuahua has some things that should be worked on with socialization and training, including his stubbornness and how he gets along with kids, other dogs and other animals.

He needs a dedicated owner who is ready to spend time on making him the best dog he can be, and he will reward you with plenty of love and affection for many years to come.

Maria

Passionate lover of dogs and proud owner of a friendly, mischievous and energetic Golden Retriever named Beethoven! I’m incredibly excited to share my experiences on how best to care for your beloved pet. The more we know, the happier we and our canine friends will be!

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