It is easily understandable by the name that, the French Bullhuahua is a cross between the French Bulldog (Frenchie) and the Chihuahua. With the shortie look 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 but strong, 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|
It must be kept in mind that the 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 safe if you would not leave your kid or pets with them since they have the tendency to get provoked very easily, or even become overly protective of their families.
The bullhuahuas are not predictable. They are playful and athletic, and with their frivolous nature, they can frequently switch between resting and running around. They wouldn’t bark much, normally, however, genetic factors do matter. They would also bark frequently while in a playing mood. 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 very good watchdogs. These dogs love attention and, to remain happy, they need constant interaction with the family.
These dogs are equally good in all types of weather. In warm temperatures, supply them with plenty of fresh drinking water, while in the cold, the short-coated dog might be in need of a sweater.
Also, take enough care so that your dog does not get the scope to hyperextend its back too often playing frisbee or any other related sports. Do not allow your little dog jump down from high places.
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. They are not highly trainability and hence, the process of training might not prove be too lucid. Begin training your puppies 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. This might backfire since they may become aggressive if ill-treated. Rather, using 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 your dog take quick interest in learning new things every day.
Feed your dog twice a day. The quantity should be the same like other dogs of its size and energy level. But do not compromise on the quality of food just to make sure that your dog is getting the correct levels of nutrition.