The French Bulldog an insanely popular breed, ranking as America’s 4th favorite breed by the American Kennel Club in 2019. This lovable breed is known for being adaptable, playful and smart, in addition to being exceedingly cute. However, in recent years, awareness surrounding this purebred’s health, specifically concerns with persistent cases of eye and respiratory problems, have worried French Bulldog lovers and called into question the ethics of breeding these adorable flat-faced pups.
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 actually quite a few unique ones that you may not have seen. Some of them are even classified as hypoallergenic.
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!
- 1 French Bulldog Mixes
- 1.1 French Buillon
- 1.2 French Bullweiler
- 1.3 Miniature French Schnauzer
- 1.4 Frenchton
- 1.5 French Bull Tzu
- 1.6 Froodle
- 1.7 Frengle
- 1.8 French Bull Weiner
- 1.9 French Pomerdog
- 1.10 Frenchie-Pei
- 1.11 Frug
- 1.12 Frenchnese
- 1.13 Frincher French Pin
- 1.14 French Bull Dane
- 1.15 Frenchie Bichon
- 1.16 French Bullabrador
- 1.17 Frenchie Staff
- 1.18 French Bullhuahua
- 1.19 French Bulloxer
- 1.20 French Bull Jack
- 2 Final Thoughts
French Bulldog Mixes
French Bulldogs are some of the most popular small dogs in the United States. Their firey 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 a hybrid dog, being bred with other purebred pups.
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.
Breeds: French Bulldog and Papillon
This small-breed mix between and French Bulldog and a Pallion 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 from separation anxiety if they are 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.
Breeds: French Bulldog and Rottweiler
The French Bullweiler is a French Bulldog and Rottweiler hybrid. The difference in sizing of the two parents’ breeds can lead to quite a bit of uncertainty involving 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 more rare breeds you’ll see mixed with a Rottweiler or a Frenchie.
Miniature French Schnauzer
Breeds: French Bulldog and Schnauzer
The Mini French Schnauzer is a mix between a French Bulldog and a Miniature Schnauzer. This vibrant and friendly hybrid is likely to be small to medium in size. It’s common for this breed to inherit the wiry double coat of their Schnauzer parent but ultimately, it’s completely up to chance on which parent breed they will resemble more.
The Miniature French Schnauzer is a funny little dog with many owners reporting their goofy and 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.
Breeds: French Bulldog and Boston Terrier
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 Frenchton’s 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.
French Bull Tzu
Breeds: French Bulldog and Shih Tzu
When you breed a French Bulldog with a Shih Tzu you get a French Bull 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 is a low maintenance breed that 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.
Breeds: French Bulldog and Poodle
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! They can be strong-headed, so owners must be dedicated and consistent with their training. They are very lively and playful and make a great playmate for older children who like to play games and stay active.
Breeds: French Bulldog and Beagle
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 an ideal choice for young families or multi-pet households.
French Bull Weiner
Breeds: French Bulldog and Dachshund
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 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.
Breeds: French Bulldog and Pomeranian
The French Pomerdog is a mix between a French Bulldog and a Pomeranian. This hybrid is small and low-maintenance, making 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 a 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.
Breeds: French Bulldog and Shar-pei
The Frenchie-Pei is one of the more independent breeds on this list. They are a medium-sized pup, 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 shell. However, the friendliness of the French Bulldog should add some warmth and playfulness to this mix.
Breeds: French Bulldog and Pug
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 can be described as looking 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.
Breeds: French Bulldog and Havanese
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!
Frincher French Pin
Breeds: French Bulldog and Miniature Pinscher
Meet the fiesty 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, so they do require 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 at times be a bit of a handful, while the French Bulldog is characteristically more laid back and easy going. This mix is sure to balance the two to produce a wonderful hybrid pup!
French Bull Dane
Breeds: French Bulldog and Great Dane
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 pup, somewhere in between a French Bulldog and a Great Dane.
French Bull Danes thrive when they are given ample amounts of 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.
Breeds: French Bulldog and Bichon Frise
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 both humans and other dogs and are a great addition to lively families that can provide them this much-needed stimulation. They can be territorial at times, but socialization and frequent trips to the dog park can help keep this tendency under control.
Breeds: French Bulldog and Labrador Retriever
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 excersize.
This mix is known for being incredibly sweet and playful. They have a friendly disposition and enjoy being around people, both their family and strangers and get along well with animals of all kinds. They respond very positively to training, however, 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.
Breeds: French Bulldog and American Staffordshire Terrier
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 they are actually different breeds.
If you have other small animals in your home, it’s important to socialize a Frenchie Staff at a very young age 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.
Breeds: French Bulldog and Chihuahua
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 a small dog, weighing in 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 incredible 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!
Breeds: French Bulldog and Boxer
Boxers are also a popular parent breed to many mixes, and this mix between a French Bulldog and Boxer is known as the French Bulloxer. They are likely to be a rambunctious and playful pup! Both parent breeds are known 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 will be powerful and muscular, thanks to the sturdy build of the French Bulldog and the strength and agility of the Boxer.
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, however, due to their strength, we recommend they be supervised around small children to avoid any accidental injuries. Both breeds are known for being a bit headstrong and will require firm but kind training to overcome this stubbornness.
French Bull Jack
Breeds: French Bulldog and Jack Russell
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. Both the French Bulldog and Jack Russel are small breeds, however, and therefore their offspring will also be a small but hefty dog.
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 to be doted on by their family.
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 known 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 are in need of loving homes and 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.