The French Bullhuahua is a cross between the French Bulldog (Frenchie) and the Chihuahua. Inheriting the short-stature and the physical traits from both the parents, these designer dogs have an adorably funny look. Their stocky, wide-chested, muscular body stands on long legs and often ends in a docked tail. The neck is short, while the head is proportionately larger than its body, studded with big, dark eyes, large ears, a short, and a broad muzzle. These little canines are fairly active and can easily fit inside your apartment.
|Also known as||French Chihuahua, Frencheenie, Mexican Frenchie, French Bulldog Chihuahua Mix|
|Colors||Black, Black and Tan, Brindle, Brown, Cream, Golden, Merle, Speckled, Spotted, White|
|Type||Toy Dog, Designer Dog|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Lifespan/expectancy||12 to 18 years|
|Height (size)||Small; 12 inches (maximum height for full-grown male and female)|
|Temperament||Protective, aggressive, intelligent, loving, stubborn, alert|
|Good with Children||No|
|Good with Pets||No|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||ACHC, DDKC, DRA, ICA, IDCR|
French Bullhuahuas are the offspring of the French bulldogs that are known for a few of their negative traits. Even the Chihuahuas are known for their short-tempered nature. Hence, do not be surprised if you find your puppy growing up to an obstinate or independent-natured dog. The French bulldogs are not known to be very loyal and often suffer from little dog syndrome, which makes them frequently excited. It is recommended not to leave them alone with your kid or pets since they get easily provoked or irked.
They don’t bark excessively except when they are in a playful mood or see new people in their household. Although, by instinct, they are not very friendly with strangers and would throw warning calls the moment they would come across anything suspicious.
However, they do not make excellent watchdogs. The French Bullhuahua love attention and, to remain happy, they need constant interaction with the family.
These dogs can adapt to all weather conditions. In warm temperatures, supply them with plenty of fresh drinking water, while in the cold, the short-coated dog might need a sweater.
You must take socialization and obedience training for this dog seriously. These dogs are not too obedient and might act obstinate from time to time. Begin training your puppies firmly and tactfully when they are still young. Make sure you let your dog understand that it’s you who is the leader of its ‘pack.’
Do not be rude to your dog ever, as such behavior could increase their aggression. Instead, using a positive reinforcement method is recommended. Be firm and consistent, gather patience and praise your pup frequently as and when they show you success. Give them a loving pat; give them food treats every time they pick up a trick or training. This would help them develop an interest in learning new things every day.
Feed your dog twice a day. The quantity should be the same as other dogs of its size and energy level. But do not compromise on the quality of food to make sure that your dog is getting the correct levels of nutrition.