The Frenchie and Chihuahua Mix is a fairly young designer dog breed that is gaining growing popularity, particularly among single people, those who live in small apartments, and active seniors, because of its spunky personality and small size. But what exactly is this breed?
The crossbred offspring of Chihuahua and French Bulldog is known as Frenchie Chihuahua Mix. This breed is also known as French Bullhuahua.
The French Bullhuahua is a kind, gentle, and courageous companion animal. French Bullhuahuas have the stocky and powerful body of a Bulldog, yet their faces still have many of the characteristics of Chihuahuas. Let's discuss this breed in detail.
When it comes to hybrid dog breeds, the history of these dogs is sometimes shrouded in secrecy. The French Bullhuahua is one of the few hybrid dogs who cannot brag about having an extensive history that chronicles their ancestry, and it is true that this is the case. What we do know, however, is that the French Bullhuahua is a very new designer dog breed. This most likely indicates that the first French Bullhuahuas to be bred purposely in the US appeared sometime in the late 20th century. Of course, they were undoubtedly few back then, just as they continue to be relatively scarce in the modern day. Still, the breed as a whole has experienced a considerable surge in popularity over the past several years.
The French Bulldog Chihuahua Mix will be a small-sized dog with a cute and goofy appearance since it will have inherited these traits from both of its father breeds, the French Bulldog and the Chihuahua.
They have a strong, muscular frame with a broad chest, and their tails have been docked. In addition, they have long legs and a head that is disproportionately larger in comparison to the body. This head is characterized by huge, black eyes, a broad snout, and big ears.
These little dogs have a lot of energy and are able to adjust to life in an apartment rapidly.
French Bullhuahuas do best when they are fed high-quality canine food that features a varied nutritional profile. Diets should be suitably designed for an individual based on the individual's age (puppies, seniors, etc.) and activity level, regardless of whether the diet is made manually or by a commercial establishment.
There is often advice for serving sizes printed on the package of dog food, but keeping track of your dog's food consumption and physical condition, as well as speaking with your physician, are all straightforward methods to ensure that your dog is getting the nutrients that he or she needs.
Because French Bullhuahuas are predisposed to becoming overweight, providing them with an appropriate amount of food on a daily basis is essential to preserving their health. Your top priority should be to ensure that your French Bullhuahuas stay in good physical shape.
The Frenchie Chihuahua Mix is a little dog that can range in size from toy to medium-sized, depending on the influences of its parents.
The height of this dog may range anywhere from six to twelve inches. They experience a period of rapid development during the first and third months, and they often reach their adult size by the time the seventh month comes to a close.
The adult weight of a Frenchie Chihuahua Mix can range anywhere from 12 to 32 pounds, depending on factors like food and genetic inheritance from the parents. To prevent your Frenchie Chihuahua Mix from being either overweight or underweight, it is essential to maintain their weight within this range on a consistent basis.
Either condition has the potential to bring on major health problems, including diabetes and obesity.
It should come as no surprise that this mixed-breed dog is one sassy mini mutt, given that its parents were both of petite, fiery breeds. The French Bullhuahua has a lot of attitude and enjoys being the center of attention, which, given their antics and enormous personalities, they frequently are. French Bullhuahuas have a lot of characters. If you are a first-time dog owner who does not have expertise with training, you can have a difficult time with a French Bulldog Chihuahua Mix since they are intelligent yet resistant to being trained. And you will need to start training and socializing a French Bullhuahua as soon as you acquire it: this is what differentiates a pretty and sassy dog from a pet with a bit of dog syndrome that is yappy and snappy. You will need to do this from the very beginning.
When properly trained and socialized at an early age, a French Bullhuahua may be an excellent addition to the household of any family, irrespective of its composition or size. However, because French Bullhuahuas and young children do not get along very well, this breed is best suited for households with no children or families with children who are at least in their teens.
Amber, white, black, fawn, merle, ivory, and tan are the primary coat colors present in these hybrid canines. Other colors include brindle, merle, and cream.
Some French Bullhuahua have solid hues, while others have a combination of colors in their coats.
The Chihuahua and the French Bulldog both shed quite a bit throughout the year; does this mean that the French Bullhuahua also sheds quite a bit? Because of its tiny size, it is not common for this designer breed to shed a great deal.
It is not necessary to brush them more than twice or three times a week in order to keep their fur in check because they do not shed as frequently as French Bulldogs do.
Since spring is the time of year when Chihuahuas shed the most, it is possible that French Bullhuahuas will also require more regular grooming sessions during this season.
The anatomical structure of the French Bulldog's flat face is thought to be the root cause of the breed's high incidence of health issues. Due to the constriction of their ear canals, they frequently suffer from respiratory problems, dental troubles, and ear infections. In addition, they often struggle with movement concerns.
When it comes to Chihuahuas, in contrast, the breed is afflicted with a number of health issues as well, although they are not quite as common as they are in French Bulldogs.
Chihuahuas are prone to several health issues, the most prevalent of which being hydrocephalus in pups, hypoglycemia, and bone abnormalities. Other problems include patellar luxation.
So, the French Bullhuahua is inclined to some of these health problems, although certain disorders prevalent in the French Bulldog are eradicated or decreased, such as the usual respiratory troubles and susceptibility to ear infections. However, the Frenchie Chihuahua Mix is predisposed to some of these health problems:
- Problems With Breathing
- Hip and Elbow Dysplasia
- Vertebral Disc Deterioration
- Pulmonic Stenosis
The French Bullhuahua is a hybrid of the French Bulldog and the Chihuahua. Both of these breeds tend to be on the shorter side, which results in offspring that are likewise on the smaller side. Most French Bullhuahuas have stocky builds with broad chests and short, powerful bodies balanced on long legs.
Their heads are disproportionately enormous compared to their bodies; they have large eyes, wide ears, and short, broad muzzles. Their necks are relatively short. Their physical presentation as a whole is somewhat comedic.
Even while they are lively and full of energy, even to the point where they succeed in agility challenges, they are also able to live in an apartment without any issues.
As a freelance pet writer and blogger, Shannon is passionate about crafting knowledge-based, science-supported articles that foster healthy bonds of love and respect between people and animals. But her first and very most important job is as a dog auntie and cockatiel, tortoise, and box turtle mama.