The French Bulldog is an insanely popular breed and was named the title of America’s favorite breed by the American Kennel Club in 2022. This lovable breed is known for being adaptable, playful, smart, and exceedingly cute. However, in recent years, awareness surrounding this purebred’s health, specifically concerns with persistent cases of eye and respiratory problems, has worried French Bulldog lovers and called into question the ethics of breeding these adorable flat-faced pups. A French Bulldog mix is becoming a very trendy dog to have.
A practice known as designer dog breeding has risen in popularity over the last few decades and could help mitigate some of these health concerns by mixing French Bulldogs with other breeds. You may have seen some common Frenchie mixes, but there are quite a few unique ones you may not have seen.
Before we jump into the mixes, let’s look at why these little powerhouses have become such a popular designer dog parent breed. Then, for the purposes of this article, we will focus on 20 common and uncommon French Bulldog mixes you might want as your next furry best friend!
French Bulldog Mixes
French Bulldogs are some of the most popular small dogs in the United States. Their fiery but stubborn personalities are an interesting mix when combined with the fact that these pups can actually be quite lazy. Because of their popularity, it’s no surprise that these pups are becoming more popular as hybrid dogs, being bred with other purebred pups. Some of them are even classified as hypoallergenic, making them even more popular. Mixed-breed dogs are often healthier than purebred parents as they are not at as high of a risk of developing some breed related hereditary diseases.
We always advocate that you check your local French Bulldog rescue before heading out to buy a purebred puppy. Many of the mixes below can be found at your local shelter, and you can save a life while potentially bringing home the Frenchie mix that’s a perfect addition to your family. Let’s look at some of the top French Bulldog mixes you may come across.
If you are not certain of your dog’s genetic makeup, you can use an at-home DNA test kit to find out.
French Buillon: French Bulldog Papillon Mix
This small-breed mix between and French Bulldog and a Papillon is a very amicable and friendly dog. They are known for getting along with both humans and other animals alike due to their sweet disposition. French Bulldogs are quite stocky, while the Papillon is more delicate and fine-boned. The French Buillon can resemble either or a mixture of both.
While they are generally considered well-behaved, the French Buillon demands a lot of attention and can suffer separation anxiety if left alone for too long. They can also exhibit stubbornness and are easily bored. Consistent training is key to combating “small dog syndrome” with this breed and will help them feel stimulated and happy.
French Bull Dane: French Bulldog Great Dane Mix
The French Bull Dane is an unlikely mix between a Great Dane and a French Bulldog. This mix may be surprising due to their parent breeds’ vast differences in size. However, the result is a wonderfully loving and gentle hybrid. Due to this large contrast in stature, it’s hard to predict how much a French Bull Dane will weigh at maturity. They are likely to be a medium or large-sized pups, somewhere in between a French Bulldog and a Great Dane.
French Bull Danes thrive when given ample love and affection and may suffer from separation anxiety if left alone for too long. They are likely to inherit all the sweetness of a Great Dane and the friendliness of the French Bulldog. This means the French Bull Dane mix is sure to be a wonderful, amicable, and loyal family companion.
French Bull Jack: Jack Russell Terrier French Bulldog Mix
The French Bull Jack is a mix between a French Bulldog and a Jack Russell Terrier. This mix’s parent breeds have contrasting personalities, which means it’s quite a toss-up on which parent breed any individual French Bull Jack will favor. The French Bulldog and Jack Russell are small breeds, so their offspring will also be small but hefty dogs.
In general, the French Bull Jack will make a wonderful family dog and does well with children of all ages. They can be headstrong and mischievous at times, so this mix should be provided with consistent training and clear boundaries. They are very intelligent and thrive when given mental stimulation to help curb boredom. This means they will be less likely to find themselves in trouble. They are very eager to please and love getting spoiled by their family.
French Bull Tzu: French Bulldog Shih Tzu Mix
You get a French Bull Tzu when you breed a French Bulldog with a Shih Tzu. This pup will be small to medium in size and will generally sport a medium or long lengthed coat. They usually weigh between 15 to 25 pounds. They can inherit the sturdy body type of the French Bulldog, or they may be leaner and longer in stature like their Shih Tzu parent.
This low-maintenance breed does not require much exercise and does well in an apartment setting. They are very social and good-natured, wanting nothing more than cuddles, pets, and playtime with their family. This breed can show stubborn tendencies but shouldn’t give you many difficulties with consistent training.
French Bull Weiner: Dachshund French Bulldog Mix
The French Bull Weiner is a mix between a French Bulldog and a Dachshund, nicknamed the “Weiner Dog.” This hybrid is a small to medium pup, generally weighing between 15 and 25 pounds. The French Bulldog’s bat-like ears generally dominate in this mix. On the flip side, the Dachshund’s short and stubby legs are usually present.
The Dachshund is known for having a feisty side, meaning the French Bull Weiner can inherit a similarly sassy demeanor. Despite this, the French Bull Weiner is likely to be a friendly and amicable pup who is fiercely devoted to his family and enjoys games and mentally stimulating training challenges. This breed is very smart and eager to please, making them exceptionally trainable if provided with consistent, firm, and kind training to overcome some of their stubborn tendencies.
French Bullabrador: Labrador Retriever French Bulldog Mix
A mix between a French Bulldog and a Labrador Retriever can go by many different names: the French Lab, Frenchie Labrador, Bullador, or French Bullabrador. This medium-sized pup usually weighs between 35 and 50 pounds. They are relatively low-maintenance and require a moderate amount of exercise.
This mix is known for being incredibly sweet and playful. They have a friendly disposition, enjoy being around people, both their family and strangers and get along well with animals of all kinds. These pups respond very positively to training. They can become destructive if they are left bored or understimulated. If this hybrid is provided with adequate amounts of stimulation, exercise, and playtime, they are likely to be an amazing companion pup.
French Bulloxer: French Bulldog Boxer Mix
Boxers are also a popular parent breed to many mixes, and this mix between a French Bulldog and Boxer is the French Bulloxer. They are likely to be rambunctious and playful pups. Both parent breeds are famous for their friendly and spunky nature, traits that will likely transfer over to their mixed offspring. This is a medium to large-sized breed, weighing between 40 to 65 pounds. They are powerful and muscular, thanks to the French Bulldog’s sturdy build and the Boxer’s strength and agility.
The French Bulloxer will likely have a happy disposition and be very loyal to their family. They can be protective at times, but proper socialization should help with this. This hybrid is very gentle and does well around children. Due to their strength, we recommend they have supervision around small children to avoid any accidental injuries. Both breeds can be a bit headstrong and will require firm but kind training to overcome this stubbornness.
French Bullhuahua: Chihuahua French Bulldog Mix
This spunky French Bulldog and Chihuahua mix goes by many entertaining names: the Mexican Frenchie, the Frencheenie, and the French Bullhuahua. It doesn’t really matter which name you choose for this delightful breed. They are quite small dogs, weighing between 10 and 30 pounds, with a stockier build than your average Chihuahua. Which parent breed this mix resembles more is entirely up to chance.
The French Bullhuahua is a very intelligent pup who is incredibly devoted, a combination which could manifest itself in overprotective behavior, which is common amongst Chihuahuas. A French Bullhuahua should be introduced to many different people, animals, and environments as possible starting from a young age to curb their more “yippy,” protective behaviors. If they are given this opportunity, you are likely to have a well-socialized and friendly pup on your hands that will be completely devoted to you but still friendly towards new people!
French Bullweiler: French Bulldog Rottweiler Mix
The French Bullweiler is a French Bulldog and Rottweiler hybrid. The difference in sizing of the two parent breeds can lead to uncertainty about how big a French Bullweiler will become. Generally, they will fall into the medium to large range. Both the French Bulldog and Rottweiler are sturdy, stocky breeds, and the French Bullweiler is certain to be similarly built.
This breed is praised for being a fiercely loyal and quiet companion. However, they can also be domineering, overprotective, and territorial, so firm training and early socialization are very important. The French Bullweiler is at its happiest when spending time with those they love. It’s advised not to ignore or leave a French Bullweiler unattended for long periods of time. They can get anxious and act out. This is one of the rarer breeds you’ll see mixed with a Rottweiler or a Frenchie.
French Pomerdog: French Bulldog Pomeranian Mix
The French Pomerdog is a mix between a French Bulldog and a Pomeranian. This small and low-maintenance hybrid makes them an ideal choice for apartment dwellers or those with limited space! They are likely to be heavy shedders if they inherit their Pomeranian parent’s dense and fluffy coat. They can also inherit their Pomeranian parent’s hefty price tag.
While both parent breeds are known for being devoted companions, they also have a feisty side that can be present in this mix. Like many Pomeranians, this mix may have the desire to dominate and can easily suffer from “small dog syndrome.” Just because this mix is small and adorable does not mean they should not be provided with boundaries and regular training. This pup just wants to be with their people all the time and thrives when they are shown love and affection.
Frenchie Bichon: French Bulldog Bichon Frise Mix
The Frenchie Bichon is a small breed mix between a French Bulldog and a Bichon Frise. This mix generally weighs between 13 to 20 pounds, although they usually fall on the smaller end of that spectrum. This breed is known for their big personalities and independence while still enjoying the companionship of their owners.
The Frenchie Bichon has a friendly and happy disposition. They love to play with humans and other dogs and are a great addition to lively families that can provide this much-needed stimulation. They can be territorial at times, but socialization and frequent dog park trips can help control this tendency.
Frenchie Staff: French Bulldog American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
A Frenchie Staff is a hybrid between a French Bulldog and an American Staffordshire Terrier. This medium-sized pup is well-built and quite muscular. Despite their intimidating stature, the Frenchie Staff is both gentle and playful and does well in families with children. This breed is intelligent and outgoing. Given the right environment and leadership, they will thrive! Staffordshire Terriers are commonly mistaken for Pitbulls but are actually different breeds.
If you have other small animals in your home, it’s important to socialize a Frenchie Staff very young to mitigate any tendencies to chase these animals. Due to this deeply ingrained prey drive, it’s unlikely that an unsocialized adult Frenchie Staff can live safely in a multi-pet household. Despite their somewhat small stature, this is a powerful breed and requires a strong leader and consistent training.
Frenchie-Pei: French Bulldog Shar-pei Mix
The Frenchie-Pei is one of the more independent breeds on this list. They are medium-sized pups, generally weighing between 30 to 45 pounds. While they are very devoted and loyal to their family, the Shar-Pei is known for being quite stoic and not quick to showcase their affection. This deeply ingrained trait is likely to be present in some capacity in this mix.
The Frenchie-Pei usually resembles a large, muscular French Bulldog. They are also prone to inherit the face folds of their Shar-Pei parent and the bat-like ears of the French Bulldog. Frenchie-Pei typically is reserved around strangers and requires frequent, dedicated socialization to encourage them to come out of their shells. However, the French Bulldog’s friendliness should add warmth and playfulness to this mix.
Frenchnese: French Bulldog Havanese Mix
A mix between a French Bulldog and a Havanese will produce the adorable and energetic Frenchnese. This compact pup is likely to sport the long coat of a Havanese but can favor either parent breed in facial features and ears. This well-built little pup makes a wonderful family companion and is known for being their owner’s shadow.
The Frenchnese can have a tendency to bond very closely with one person, so if you’d like this breed to be a dog for the whole family, make sure to vary training, walking, and playing responsibilities equally amongst family members. These activities serve to bond the Frenchnese to their family, so getting everyone involved will promote a great relationship with everyone!
Frenchton: French Bulldog Boston Terrier Mix
The Boston Frenchie, Froston The Faux Frenchbo, or Frenchton. Whichever name you land on, this mix between a Boston Terrier and a French Bulldog is as eccentric as the name “Froston the Faux Frenchbo” suggests. These breeds are often compared to one another because of the similarities in how they look. Some believe the origins of this mix were to create a healthier French Bulldog, with the breeder’s desired aesthetic to be 75% French Bulldog and 25% Boston Terrier. This ratio holds true with many Frenchtons strongly resembling a French Bulldog.
This mix is very sensitive and affectionate. This means they should only be trained with positive reinforcement and be given many opportunities to be included in the family dynamic. They can become sullen and depressed if ignored or treated harshly. They are intelligent, eager to please, and friendly with strangers and other dogs. This means you have all the building blocks for a wonderfully amicable family companion.
Frengle: French Bulldog Beagle Mix
As Designer Dog breeding has become more popular, new hybrids emerge constantly. A mix between a French Bulldog and Beagle is one of these newer hybrids, affectionately known as a Frengle. This small and gentle pup is of sturdy stature and slightly longer in length than in height. Generally, they will inherit the big, floppy ears of their Beagle parent as opposed to the pointed ears of a French Bulldog.
This gentle pup is friendly and energetic, and while they are not difficult to train, they can be stubborn. This means consistent and kind training will be important for the Frengle to remain a well-mannered dog. They love children and other animals, making them ideal for young families or multi-pet households.
Frincher French Pin: French Bulldog Miniature Pinscher Mix
Meet the feisty Frincher French Pin – Say that name five times fast! This French Bulldog and Mini Pinscher mix is a spunky little dog who is both low-maintenance and adaptable. This makes them a great option for those who live in apartments with limited space. However, they are an intelligent and active breed requiring regular physical and mental stimulation.
This pup generally weighs between 15 to 25 founds, placing them in the small-to-medium-sized canine category. They may have a tendency to bark due to their Miniature Pinscher parentage. The Mini Pinscher can sometimes be a bit of a handful, while the French Bulldog is characteristically more laid back and easygoing. This mix is sure to balance the two to produce a wonderful hybrid pup.
Froodle: French Bulldog Poodle Mix
The Poodle is a very popular breed to mix with other dogs, so of course, the Froodle is also a popular choice! A mix between a French Bulldog and a Miniature Poodle, the Froodle is a pleasant, well-built dog that is devoted to their family. A standard-sized Poodle is rarely intentionally used in this mix, meaning the Froodle is more likely to be a small breed.
The Froodle thrives with attention and affection. They should be included in family activities! Froodles can be strong-headed, so owners must be dedicated and consistent with their training. They are lively and playful and make a great playmate for older children who like playing games and staying active.
Frug: Pug French Bulldog Mix
The French Bulldog and Pug come together to make this adorably named breed – the Frug. This little dog has a big personality. They are likely to weigh between 15 and 25 pounds. Generally, they look like a sturdier version of a Pug with French Bulldog ears.
They are lively and playful, making them both excellent playmates and loyal companion lap dogs. This mix requires a lot of your attention, but they will reward your efforts with devoted loyalty and love. This breed can be very difficult to train due to their stubborn and sometimes defiant nature. It will require patience and consistency to raise a well-behaved Frug.
Miniature French Schnauzer: Schnauzer French Bulldog Mix
The Mini French Schnauzer is a mix between a French Bulldog and a Miniature Schnauzer. This vibrant and friendly hybrid will likely be small to medium. It’s common for this breed to inherit the wiry double coat of their Schnauzer parent, but ultimately, it’s completely up to chance which parent breed they will resemble more.
The Miniature French Schnauzer is a funny little dog, with many owners reporting their goofy, sweet-natured disposition. They can have a tendency to be suspicious or nervous in the presence of strangers or new environments, but socialization should help curb this. They have a strong drive to hunt rodents, a trait deeply ingrained by their Schnauzer genes, so we do not recommend this breed for families that have other small animals, such as guinea pigs or hamsters, as pets.
French Bulldog mixes make wonderful and adorable companion pets! Many of them come in compact sizes and are adaptable to all kinds of living situations. The French Bulldog is famous for their infectious and friendly personality, which is guaranteed to add so much warmth and love to any hybrid they contribute to. If you’re looking for a dog that’s manageable in size but doesn’t compromise on personality, French Bulldog mixes are a great place to start!
Before you start researching breeders, we recommend checking your local shelters and rescue organizations. Many French Bulldog mixes need loving homes and are waiting for loving families just like yours. Rescuing can be an incredibly rewarding experience for both adopters and pups! Save a life by adopting before shopping.