French bulldogs, often called “Frenchies”, look like mini versions of traditional bulldogs, except they have distinct bat-like ears. They’re one of today’s most popular dog breeds, and beloved as clownish companions.
Like other popular breeds, Frenchies have been bred with other pups over the years, and the result is some even cuter pooches with everything from a curly coat to a long, low build!
Check out a list of adorable French bulldog mixes below, and let us know what you think in the comments!
French Bulldog Basics
Before we dive into incredible Frenchie mixes, we have to meet the star of the show: the French bulldog! This furry friend has shot to the top of the popularity charts, winning over people far and wide with his charming personality, friendly nature, and clownish ways.
Let’s get to know him a little better!
The History of the French Bulldog
The Frenchie came from a now-extinct version of the English bulldog that arrived in France with merchants.
These little dogs were bred with terriers and pugs to form the breed we recognize today. The resulting pups were called the Bouledogue Français, the French form of French bulldog. Unlike bulldogs of the past, these pups were always meant to be companions, shining bright in the role with an affectionate personality and silly demeanor.
The French Bulldog Appearance
The French bulldog is a short but solid doggo, standing a maximum of 13 inches at the shoulder and weighing 28 pounds or less. His stocky build supports a large, squared head marked with a short muzzle and bat-like ears.
His eyes are dark, and his smooth coat comes in a rainbow of colors and markings, including white, fawn, and brindle.
The Temperament of a French Bulldog
The Frenchie truly is a four-footed gentleman, beloved by breed fanciers for his charming personality and friendly nature. His playful ways and affectionate temperament are natural fits for family settings, especially when paired with a sturdy frame that can handle some rough-and-tumble play here and there. He’s great with kids and agreeable with other canines, fitting in well in multi-pup packs, too.
The Frenchie only needs moderate exercise daily, a requirement that’s easily met with walks and indoor play. This makes him a prime candidate for apartment living. He doesn’t have strong protective instincts, either, so don’t expect him to alert to much beyond a persistent squirrel outside your window unless he lacks daily enrichment. Then he may get a little noisy.
Training a French Bulldog
Despite being a bulldog, the Frenchie is eager to please, which can make training slightly easier than with his larger, meatball cousin. This may make him a good match for first-time dog owners. That said, early obedience and socialization training are essential for preventing behavioral issues.
The Frenchie can still be stubborn at times and is a renowned canine comedian, occasionally sending training sessions off the rails with his antics. Be patient and approach training with humor and grace.
Grooming a French Bulldog
Grooming a Frenchie is one of the easiest parts of caring for him, as he doesn’t need much aside from occasional baths. His smooth coat sheds, but not much, only requiring weekly brushing to remove any loose hair.
Your Frenchie will also need regular canine care, such as toothbrushing, nail trimming, and ear cleaning, with one caveat: You’ll need to focus on his facial folds. The creases around your Frenchie’s face can trap food, moisture, and other debris, causing skin irritation. Wipe them occasionally to keep him looking, feeling, and smelling his best.
French Bulldog Health Concerns
The most difficult aspect of loving a Frenchie is the breed’s plethora of potential health issues.
As a brachycephalic breed, he’s susceptible to respiratory problems and eye disorders, including entropion and cherry eye. The French bulldog can also have skin allergies, autoimmune diseases, heart issues, and joint trouble, like hip dysplasia and luxating patella.
Getting a Frenchie from a reputable breeder is essential in avoiding hereditary conditions, along with regular veterinary care and proper diet and exercise to keep other problems at bay. Pet insurance can help mitigate veterinary care costs, though some companies refuse coverage for Frenchies or charge sky-high premiums.
23 French Bulldog Mixes: Fantastic Furballs
Ready to meet a batch of cuteness? Check out these French bulldog mixes, offering everything from a loyal personality to wavy coats and protective instincts.
1. French Bulldog x Pug (Frug)
The Frug is one of the most common French bulldog mixes you’ll see, and he always seems to have a goofy expression on his face, which is just one of the many perks of these silly pups! The mixed breed may have the clownish nature of both breeds or lean into the famed dramatics of pugs, especially regarding nail trims.
He’s a compact yet stocky sniffer, inheriting the boulder-like build of his parent breeds along with their brachycephalic (flat-faced) look, so limit his time outside in warm weather. His sturdy build, loyal personality, and gentle demeanor make him the perfect choice for families.
2. French Bulldog x Pit Bull (Frenchie Pit)
The Frenchie Pit is one powerful pup! This pooch is all muscle, though his strongest muscle is his heart! He’s a big sucker for pets and kisses and can have one super loyal personality. Just make sure you start training him manners like loose leash walking earlier on before he gets too strong.
Potential health issues like allergies and sensitive skin may be areas of concern for him, along with dog selectiveness (they sometimes have trouble making friends). Start puppy socialization once his shots are up-to-date to ensure he knows other dogs are furry friends and not foes.
3. French Bulldog x Boston Terrier (Frenchton)
The Frenchton is sassy, sweet, and snuggly, which is just about everything you could ask for in a dog. Boston terrier mixes are already silly, goofy guys, so combining them with a Frenchie will likely result in one wacky, endlessly amusing canine pal! Like the Frug, the Frenchton is one of the most common French bulldog mixes you’ll meet, with both parents popular breeds at the moment.
While this class clown is a natural-born entertainer, as a brachycephalic breed, he can overheat easily. His large, protruding eyes can also have issues or accidentally get poked, so avoid romps through the underbrush and keep up on regular vet visits to check for potential health issues. Unfortunately, health concerns are breed traits he can inherit from his parent pups, as both are known for a list of issues.
4. French Bulldog x Chihuahua (French Bullhuahua)
The Frenchie-Chihuahua mix is a sweet pup with a mind of his own. This little pup often sports large ears that complement his tiny body quite comically, particularly when he also has pouty facial features. He may have the clownish nature of a Frenchie or take after the legendary lapdog status of a Chihuahua, with some pups winding up being the best of both worlds as snuggly, fun companions who build strong bonds with their families.
This mix usually has a short, spiky coat that needs minimal grooming aside from removing loose hair, but if he’s mixed with a long-haired Chihuahua, he may require regular combing to prevent matting. He’s also going to be a shedder, so potential owners need to keep a lint roller handy!
5. Frenchie x Beagle (Frengle)
The Frengle is a ridiculously cute pup, and he’s generally quite playful and outgoing. His sturdy build and friendly nature make him a great dog for families with children, though he may inherit the beagle’s habit of following his nose instead of commands. So, keep him leashed in unfenced areas, no matter how great you think his recall is.
The Frengle has a short coat that’s easy to maintain, making him a relatively low-maintenance choice among French bulldog mixes, thanks to his need for minimal grooming. Other than occasional brushing to remove shedding hair, you’ll only need to bathe him, clip his nails, and clean his ears as needed. Thankfully, his parent breeds are also close in size, so he shouldn’t have too many wonky joint issues to worry about, beyond the standard elbow and hip concerns seen in Frenchies.
6. French Bulldog x Poodle (Froodle/Frenchiepoo)
Looking for the perfect mix of charming and playful? The Frenchiepoo might be the dog for you.
Even the name screams, “let’s have fun!” Best of all, since the poodle is among the smartest dog breeds, your new little friend might be one clever cookie. This makes training easier but does require you to switch things up in your training routine occasionally to prevent boredom.
Grooming this cutie may be tedious, especially if he inherits the poodle’s famously curly coat. Luckily, you can have him clipped professionally every six to eight weeks to make daily life easier with such a curly coat. Potential owners should factor in grooming costs before considering this canine, as they add up quickly!
7. Frenchie x Australian Shepherd (French Bull-Aussie)
The French Bull-Aussie isn’t as common as other Frenchie mixes, but that doesn’t mean he’s not as adorable or worthy of ear scratches. This wacky mix is a high-octane herder and a famous clown, who’s sure to make for one cute critter. The pairing often results in a medium-sized pup with a bug-eyed appearance and a soft coat that may or may not be long and require more frequent brushing to remove tangles.
This mighty mutt will likely need more exercise than other French bulldog mixes, with special care needed in warmer weather if he inherits the Frenchie’s short face. Aussies are quick learners, a trait that may pass on to this cute combo canine. If so, your pup will catch onto training lessons fast, but he may bore with too much repetition.
8. French Bulldog x Great Dane (French Bull Dane)
The French Bull Dane is essentially Scrappy Doo in real-life dog form, often getting the Dane’s big head on a decidedly short-legged frame with sweet facial features. He may even get the Frenchie’s bat-like ears. The results can be quite comical. He’s still relatively large and strong, with a bouncy nature and eagerness to play. While cute, reputable breeders likely won’t try for such an extreme mix intentionally, so he won’t be a popular choice you can find readily. He’s most likely an oops puppy!
This bulldog mix’s size can quickly become overwhelming, so implement a firm training schedule using positive methods early on to teach him leash manners and other core obedience. Like any doggo, he should be monitored for hereditary diseases from both parent breeds, including hip dysplasia. Other health concerns like bloat, elbow problems, and eye disease can also pop up.
9. French Bulldog x Pomeranian (Frenchie Pom)
Also known as the Frenchie Pom, this pup often has a bright spirit and thirst for fun. He can come in lots of colors and patterns, with a medium to long coat that sheds moderately and needs regular brushing to prevent tangles. This loyal companion is a playful pooch with a heart of gold, needing ample attention from his favorite people to stay content.
This mixed-breed barker is a good choice for apartment dwellers, thanks to his compact size, friendly temperament, and relatively quiet nature. His exercise needs are also easy to meet in an apartment setting, only requiring a daily walk and indoor play to burn off energy.
10. Frenchie x Chow Chow (French Chow Dog)
This cute canine can have a fluffy coat that’s a bit like a Shiba Inu and with similar coloring. He loves regular exercise and a fun time, whether you’re patrolling the sidewalk for awesome smells or chasing balls in the backyard. Just be aware that chow chow mixes can be aloof, so don’t expect him to greet people with gusto. He’s actually more likely to put his watchdog skills to work and issue a warning bark.
Independence is a hallmark of this mixed-breed dog. His stubborn streak can be a challenge for first-time dog owners, as he sometimes decides it’s his way or the highway. Ongoing, positive training is a must for him. With patience and humor, you can mold him into the perfect companion.
11. Frenchie x German Shepherd (French Shepherd Dog)
This hybrid breed can have the fiery attitude of a shepherd along with the goofy spirit of a Frenchie. He can be fiercely loyal and also incredibly playful, making him a beloved companion for those seeking a dog of all trades. Unfortunately, his deep loyalty can lead to separation anxiety when left alone. A good way to combat separation anxiety is to schedule regular visits with a dog walker or opt for doggy daycare with this loyal companion.
German shepherds are working dog breeds and excellent watchdogs, which may mean your mixed breed mutt inherits this drive and need for physical and mental exercise. Such an active breed mix requires daily exercise beyond a leisurely walk. Incorporate backyard play or hikes into this bulldog mix’s routine and watch him thrive!
12. French Bulldog x Labrador
By pairing two of America’s most popular breeds, this pup is a perfect combination of playful and sweet. This mixed-breed dog is an ultimate family dog and adventure buddy, with boundless energy and a happy disposition that suits active households with children big and small. His daily exercise needs and exuberance for life can be a lot to handle at times, so couch potatoes need not apply.
The Lab is among the easiest dog breeds to train, making this loyal companion an excellent option for first-time dog owners. Just remember to stick to positive methods to avoid damaging his gentle spirit.
13. French Bulldog x Corgi
The Frenchie-Corgi mix has a look that’s packed with personality, from his long, low body to his expressive face. His friendly temperament can make him a natural social butterfly with pets and people, suiting a family with kids just fine. That said, corgis are herders, so he may need to be taught that children aren’t sheep if he inherits the instinct.
The unique build of this canine companion means special care is needed to avoid back injuries, so be sure to prevent him from jumping off high surfaces like couches. It can be challenging, given his energetic personality, but proper parameters and safe play are essential in keeping him safe.
14. French Bulldog x Shar Pei (Frenchie-Pei)
Wrinkles galore make this mixed mutt one adorable doggo, especially if he comes with the classic bat-like ears of a Frenchie. These Shar Pei folds are full of cute factor, but they also require cleaning and careful drying to prevent skin irritation. He may also need extra eye care, depending on his appearance, as the Shar Pei is prone to eye issues like the Frenchie with cherry eye concerns. With regular upkeep, your canine can look and feel great.
The Frenchie-Pei can be a more independent dog breed mix, so he may take a bit to warm up to new faces. He prefers to hang out with just his favorite person rather than large groups of people. Early, consistent training using positive methods is key in building a strong bond with this barker and raising his confidence. Socialization is vital, too, as the Shar Pei side of him can be uncomfortable around other dogs and people.
15. Frenchie x Bulldog
This double bulldog doggo is a meatball of a mutt with a stocky build and wrecking-ball gait you can’t help but chuckle at. He has a friendly, playful personality that pairs well with a family setting. Plus, he’s a courageous canine who will loyally guard your windows against squirrel visitors, making him an all-around awesome dog. Just be sure to work on core obedience with consistent training with positive reinforcement, as he can be hard-headed at times.
This is one of the more low-energy dog breeds on our list, with a daily leisurely stroll suiting his needs. That said, he won’t shy away from overeating, so limit treats and measure his food properly to prevent him from packing on too many pupper pounds. Potential health issues are another major concern with this mix, including respiratory issues and hip dysplasia. If he has areas of super wrinkly skin, you’ll need to practice regular upkeep, including wiping the area and thoroughly drying it, to avoid irritation.
16. French Bulldog x Jack Russell Terrier (French Bull Jack)
The French Bull Jack is one character-packed canine. He’s active, adventurous, and brave as can be, making him a good choice if you’re after a big dog in a small, sturdy package. The French Bull Jack is also a good breed for city living and may thrive in an active family setting thanks to his playful ways, courtesy of his Jack Russell terrier side.
The Jack Russell terrier is a famous ratter dog with a tenacious temperament, which may pop out in this mix. Small pets like cats and rabbits may not be safe around this Jack Russell terrier mix, even after socialization. Your French Bull Jack will also likely need more exercise than other pups on this list, with special care needed in warm weather if he’s a brachycephalic barker due to potential respiratory issues. Daily walks with indoor play will likely suit the French Bull Jack just fine.
17. Frenchie x Dachshund (French Bull Weiner)
Unfortunate name aside, the French Bull Weiner is one loveable loaf of a dog with a cuddly, charming personality that suits #lapdoglife. He’s long and low, with a unique shape you can’t help but adore. This build can put him at risk of back injuries, though, requiring special care around stairs and furniture to ensure he doesn’t harm himself accidentally. Hip dysplasia may also be a concern.
This canine combo can be snippier than other French bulldog mixes, so he may not be the best choice for families with small kiddos. Begin proper training and socialization early to prevent him from becoming a handful. While consistent training of core obedience and other skills, you can build his confidence and shape him into the best furry companion possible.
18. French Bulldog x Border Terrier
With a scraggly coat and a curious expression, it’s hard not to love this mix. He’s sweet with his people and always eager for his next adventure, making him an ideal choice for active owners looking for a canine of compact size with a big dog spirit, friendly nature, and charming personality. Just be sure to comb debris from his coat after outings.
The terrier side of this Frenchie mix can make him scrappy, so start training and socialization early to help him be the best version of himself. Keep things positive, and mix up your training routine, as this smart sniffer can bore easily with repetition. Aim for regular exercise, too, such as daily walks or hikes. This furry friend can have higher energy levels to burn than most small four-footers.
19. French Bulldog x Boxer
With a spring in his step and an adorable pout, this Frenchie mix is jam-packed with personality. He can be one of the most affectionate breeds among French bulldog mixes and is playful as can be, making him an excellent choice for a family dog. Just be sure you can keep up with this canine’s next-level energy levels since he may be ready to go-go-go all the time!
Start training this furry friend early to ensure his manners are in check, as he’s known for being a bit too bouncy indoors, potentially knocking over furniture or small kiddos, especially if he’s a medium-sized canine. Luckily, he’s eager to please and a big fan of food, so high-value treats and positive reinforcement training will go a long way with him. You’ll want to watch him closely in warm weather, too, as he may overheat quickly due to his flattened facial features.
20. Frenchie x Cavalier King Charles (French Royal/Frenchie Cav)
The French Royal can be among the most loving French bulldog mixes if he inherits a warm heart from both of his parent breeds. He can be eager to please and playful, which works well in families with kids and mature households alike. He may have health issues, however, so keep up on regular vet visits. His shortened facial features may lead to breathing issues, especially in hot and humid weather.
If his coat is long like a cavalier’s, this mix will need regular combing to prevent matting, particularly around his ears, legs, and tummy. A sanitary trim is also recommended to avoid any backdoor messes from potty breaks.
21. French Bulldog x Shih Tzu (French Bull Tzu)
Fluff meets fun with this combination of breeds, creating the hilariously named Bull Tzu. The Frenchie’s playful nature pairs well with the lapdog energy of the Shih Tzu, crafting a wonderful companion who’s happy to chase a ball or curl up beside you on the couch. The Bull Tzu is small and stocky, with a sturdy shape that suits families with older kiddos. Just be sure he’s around kids that respect his space, as his Shih Tzu side can be less than patient with shenanigans.
The French Bull Tzu’s coat needs regular upkeep, as it’s often long and silky like the Shih Tzu. Keeping it clipped short with timely grooming appointments helps, but you’ll still have to brush your Bull Tzu a few times a week to prevent mats. Remember to give your Bull Tzu regular exercise, too, as he still needs an outlet for all his energy and a way to keep trim. The compact size of the Bull Tzu means every pound counts!
22. Frenchie x Staffordshire Bull Terrier (French Staff)
The French Staff is one powerful pup with a stocky, muscular build meant for hard work. Daily walks are always a must for this furry friend, along with early and ongoing training and socialization to prevent dog aggression. That said, he’s not always a super active breed, with many French Staffs being top-notch couch potatoes. Just be sure he gets regular exercise to avoid packing on the pudge.
Often one to flash those trademarked Staffy smiles that melt your heart, this mix is brachycephalic and will require special care during warm weather. He needs air-conditioned digs and brief potty breaks outside during the summer to prevent overheating. Steer clear of pools, too, as many French Staffs cannot swim well. Luckily, his short coat only needs minimal grooming with occasional baths and brushing, so he’s an easy keeper in that area.
23. French Bulldog x Bichon
What do you get when you mix the expressive Frenchie with a teddy bear dog breed? One cute sniffer! This furry friend is often a great lapdog with a sweet spirit, but he still needs proper training and socialization to avoid small dog syndrome. It’s also important he gets regular exercise to work out his body and brain.
Grooming this canine companion can be a challenge, as the Bichon’s tight curls will mat if they’re not properly maintained. Fortunately, keeping him clipped short with professional grooming appointments every six to eight weeks makes your day-to-day routine easier.
French Bulldog Mixes: FAQ
Do you still have questions lurking about French bulldogs or Frenchie mixes? Check out the most commonly asked question about French bulldog mixes and the answers!
What is a good mix with a French bulldog?
Plenty of combos make good Frenchie mixes, but some of the best are the French (Frenchie x beagle) and Frenchie Bull Jack (Frenchie x Jack Russell terrier). These barkers may have slightly longer muzzles than standard Frenchies, possibly easing some respiratory issues and other health concerns experienced by pups with shorter skulls.
Some pet parents prefer the looks of fluffier floofs, like the Bull Tzu (Frenchie x Shih Tzu), Frenchie Bichons, and but not everyone is up to handling the grooming needs of such a furry friend. The sleek coat found in Frenchies mixed with the bull terrier, fox terrier, and greyhound is far easier to manage.
What two breeds make a French bulldog?
The French bulldog was created by combining English bulldogs with pugs and various terriers. Unlike some of his ancestors with fighting roots, this furry companion was intended for life at a person’s side in the home. While he maintains some bulldog breed traits like a stocky build and stubborn streak, he’s also somewhat tenacious at times, like a terrier, and happy to clown around, like a pug.
What is a fluffy Frenchie mixed with?
Fluffy Frenchies are purebred French bulldogs — they just have a genetic mutation that gives them longer hair than is typical of the breed. While fluffy Frenchies have different physical features than their smooth-coated cousins, they’re still quality canines deserving love and attention.
What is the rarest color of a French bulldog?
Of the ten colors recognized by the AKC, white, fawn brindle, and brindle and white are rarer than others. As for non-recognized color, blue and so-called “Isabella” Frenchies are the rarest. Isabella French bulldogs are a mix of blue and chocolate in appearance and are often marketed as being highly valuable, fetching thousands per puppy.
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