The French Bullhuahua is a mix between a French Bulldog and a Chihuahua, as you might guess from its name. These dogs are very loyal and sometimes even too protective of their owners. They make great friends. They can be great family dogs, but because they tend to bond with one person, they may be best for single people or small families. Read on to find out more about French Bullhuahuas so you can decide if these dogs are right for you and your family.
French Bulldog Chihuahua Mix History
This mixed dog breed may have been around for a long time on its own, but in the 2000s, likely in North America, designer breeders started mixing Chihuahuas and French Bulldogs on purpose. Breeders wanted to mix the two cute parent breeds to help the French Bulldog’s breathing problems, which are caused by his short, squashed face. As demand for the mixed breed pups grew, they kept making French Bullhuahuas.
The French Bullhuahua mix started out as a designer breed, but some of them have ended up in shelters or with rescue groups. If you decide that this breed is right for you, you might want to adopt one. Check with your local shelters, rescues, or French Bulldog or Chihuahua rescues, as they sometimes take in mixed-breed dogs and find them homes.
French Bulldog Chihuahua Mix Temperament
The French Bullhuahua is a mix of the French Bulldog and the Chihuahua. Even though the Mexican Frenchie is a small dog, he thinks it’s a lot bigger than he is. They can be very active, but they are just as likely to enjoy a nice cuddle session on the couch while you watch TV or beg you to play with them during your shows.
French Bullhuahuas are small dogs, so they feel the need to protect their people and can be a bit barky. This lap dog loves to let their people know when the doorbell rings or the TV makes a strange sound. The French Bullhuahua is one of the best dogs you can get if you want a guard dog that will let you know when someone comes to your door.
The best way to stop these dogs from barking too much is to train them when they are young. They can be stubborn and take time to learn how to go to the bathroom outside, but if they have a consistent owner, their loyalty and desire to please will make training a bit easier.
French Bullhuahuas are usually most attached to one family member when they are young, but they can get along with everyone else in the house. French Bullhuahuas need a lot of attention, so they might be best for single people or small families.
Are These Dogs Good for Families?
Even though French Bullhuahuas who have grown up with kids usually get along well with them, they may be best for small families or single people. This is because these dogs will pick favorites and spend more time with one person in the family. They don’t like a lot of noise, and they are usually shy around new people. If you do have kids, especially if they are very young, teach them how to behave around dogs. Your tiny dog can bite them if they are too harsh. Keep in mind that your dog is more likely to get along with your kids if you introduce them as soon as possible.
Does This Dog Get Along with Other Pets?
In the same way, the French Bullhuahua needs a lot of time with other pets to get along with them. They can be very territorial and overprotective, but it’s best for your pet to meet and get to know other animals as soon as possible.
French Bullhuahua Appearance
Since the French Bullhuahua is a new breed, there aren’t many rules about how big he should be. Still, since French Bullhuahuas come from Chihuahua and French Bulldog parents, you can expect them to be on the small side.
Most of them weigh between 10 and 30 pounds and are anywhere from 6 to 12 inches tall. But many of them are smaller or bigger than average.
Coat and colors
The coats and colors of French Bullhuahuas are often a mix of their parents’ coats and colors. French Bullhuahuas are most often golden, brown, white, brown, black, brindle, merle, cream, or tan. Sometimes their fur is all one color, and sometimes it’s a mix of colors.
They usually have short coats, and most people with allergies find them to be a good choice. There are also French Bullhuahuas with longer coats, but they might not be as good for people with allergies. Both coats are easy to care for, which is great. A good brushing once a week should be enough.
French Bullhuahuas aren’t very good for extreme weather because their coats tend to be short. In the winter, your dog will probably need a coat, and in the summer, you may need to use dog sunscreen on the ears, nose, and other sensitive areas where there is less fur.
French Bullhuahua Care
Food & Diet Requirements
When looking for food for your French Bullhuahua, keep in mind that you should pick high-quality kibble that is made for a small dog. PetMD says that a small dog like a French Bullhuahua requires between 3/4 and 1 3/4 cups of food daily. The amount of food you should feed your dog depends on his ideal weight, how active he is, and how old he is. These dogs are more likely to get fat than other types of dogs, so it’s best to feed them at scheduled times instead of letting them eat when they want to. You should seek your vet’s advice about how much and what kind of food is best for your French Bulhuahua.
The French Bullhuahua is a small breed, so he doesn’t need a lot of exercise. Plan to take your dog for a walk for at least 30 minutes every day. Your French Bullhuahua will also benefit from time spent running around in the backyard or at the dog park. As long as your pet gets enough exercise, you don’t need a yard. These dogs can live in an apartment or other small space as long as they get enough exercise.
The stubbornness of the French Bullhuahua comes from both of his parent breeds. Because dogs are naturally stubborn, it can be hard to train them. So, these dogs are probably best for people who have had dogs before and know how to train them. But if you are a beginner who has fallen in love with a French Bullhuahua, don’t worry. These dogs can be great for beginners, too. But you might want to set aside some time and money to pay a professional trainer to work with your dog. It’s very important to socialize and train your French Bullhuahua from a young age so he doesn’t do things you don’t want. Try to be consistent and calm with your dog if you want to train him yourself. Positive reinforcement will work much better than harsher ways to train him.
The Chihuahua French Bulldog is a breed that is very easy to take care of and doesn’t need much grooming. Most of the time, this dog only needs to be brushed once or twice on a weekly basis to keep his hair short.
They do need to be taken care of every day, like having their wrinkles smoothed out and their health checked, but that shouldn’t take more than a few minutes.
It is very important to check the eyes and ears of your French Bullhuahua every day. Both can get sick, but if you catch the problem early, it won’t get worse and cost you a lot of money.
Your French Bulldog Chihuahua should only get a bath when he needs to, and a once-a-week wipe down with a damp cloth is usually enough to keep him smelling clean and free of dirt. Two or three times a month, or as needed, you should trim his nails, and you should brush his teeth several times a week.
Health and Conditions
Before you look at the French Bulldog Chihuahua’s health problems, it’s important to remember that both of his parents can have a lot of health problems.
Choose a French Bullhuahua puppy from a line with healthy dogs and, if possible, parents who have been checked for health.
Chihuahuas and French Bulldogs can get sick with the following:
- Von Willebrands Disease
- Cleft Palate
- Open Fontanel
- Pulmonic Stenosis
- Retinal Dysplasia
- Juvenile Cataracts
- Cherry Eye
- Patellar Luxation
French Bullhuahua Puppies
There is really nothing more attractive than a French Bullhuahua puppy, with big eyes and funny ears that can fold down or stand up.
They are usually very sweet puppies with a short-lived sense of playfulness that makes a lot of people laugh. As puppies, they can look like clowns, and they should have bright eyes and be strong.
A lot of patience is needed with French Bullhuahua puppies. They can be very stubborn, but if you are consistent, they will learn how to follow rules and commands.
They may take a little longer to learn how to go to the bathroom outside, and they often do better if they learn to use puppy pads first. Training should start as soon as the puppy gets home.
Along with their stubbornness, you should be careful when puppy-proofing your home’s stairs and drops.
French Bullhuahua puppies can get a number of diseases that affect their bones and spines. Letting them jump up or down from places can cause long-term health problems, sometimes ones that are so bad they have to be put down.
Is French Bullhuahua The Right Choice For My Family?
As was already said, the French Bulldog Chihuahua is a breed that can fit into many different kinds of lives. They are usually best for one person and are not good for families with young children unless they grow up with the kids.
The French Bullhuahua should live in a home with children older than 10 on average.
Just like his chihuahua parent, The French Bullhuahua can be a stubborn breed, and if he isn’t socialized well when the dog is still a puppy, he can show some aggression. Because of these things, they are not good for people who are getting their first dog.
Because French Bullhuahuas is a mix of two breeds, it might be hard to find a rescue group that only helps dogs of that breed. But you could try French Bulldog or Chihuahua rescues since they often take care of mixed breeds as well. Here are some rescues websites:
French Bulhuahua Male vs Female
Like people, every dog is different and has its own personality. So, any differences in personality that can be linked to a person’s gender are usually based on stories and generalizations. Still, owners of French Bulldogs and Chihuahuas have noticed some differences between male and female dogs. These differences could help us understand how male and female French Bullhuahuas are different as people.
Most of the time, male Chihuahuas learn things more slowly than their female counterparts. Males are usually friendlier and easier to get along with than females, but females are more likely to get along with other animals, including other dogs.
Female French Bulldogs are sweeter and less aggressive, according to their owners. French Bulldog males are usually more independent than French Bulldog females.
Quick Breed Summary Table
|Weight||10 to 30 pounds|
|Size||small to medium in size|
|colors||golden, brown, white, brown, black, brindle, merle, cream, or tan|
|Amount of Shedding||moderate shedding|
|Temperament||stubborn, active, and stubborn|
|Life Expectancy||12 to 18 Years|
|New Owner Friendly||No|
|Activity level||very active|
French Bullhuahuas can be great pets overall, but they might not be right for every home. The French Bullhuahua might not be a good choice for you if you’ve never had a dog before or if you have young children. However, if you live in an apartment or a small house and want a pet that has not had any issues with the limited space, this dog could be a good option. They are also loyal friends for single people or older people who want a furry friend. At the end of the day, what makes a pet right for you is how you feel about it. Spend time with a child you might adopt so you can figure out if it will work for you and your family.
Here is a video of a cute Bullhuhuahua dog. Enjoy!
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