Are you looking to adopt a small dog, such as a French Bulldog or a Chihuahua? Are you having trouble choosing between these two dog breeds? It can be pretty challenging to pick one dog, especially when you love both dog breeds!
But what if we told you it was possible to combine both dog breeds into one dog? That’s right! It is possible if you choose to adopt a French Bullhuahua!
We’ve put together some information about these dogs so you can decide if this is the right dog breed for you and your family. Let’s get started!
What is a French Bullhuhua?
The French Bullhuahua is a hybrid dog breed that’s the result of mixing a purebred French Bulldog with a purebred Chihuahua! No one knows the history of these hybrid dogs; however, we can learn something about the French Bullhuahua by taking a look at both purebred parents.
Quick Overview of the French Bulldog
The French Bulldog is originally from England, where they were bred to be a toy-sized version of the Bulldog. The dogs were very popular with lacemakers in Nottingham. They emigrated with their dogs (thankfully!) to France. From there, these small, adorable dogs were taken to other parts of Europe and eventually the US.
French Bulldogs are known for their uniquely shaped bat ears and appealing, cute faces. The dogs are small but have a muscular build and a powerful body. They also sport a short coat that’s easy to take care of and are laidback dogs that are easy to care for.
These small dogs love to play and are highly intelligent. This combination makes French Bulldogs easy to train, as long as they’re having fun!
The other purebred parent of the French Bullhuahua is the Chihuahua. These dogs are one of the smallest dog breeds in the world! It’s though this dog breed is descended from dogs that were called the Techichi in Central and South America.
Chihuahuas may be small, but they have extra-large personalities! They’re known for being pretty feisty and highly intelligent. These little dogs also love to have fun and want to be with their humans most of the time. They love to travel with their pet parents in the car, in the grocery store, and more!
These little dogs learn fast so they’re pretty easy to train. They can even be quite athletic, with some Chihuahuas participating in agility and obedience competitions.
With purebred parents like these, how could the French Bullhuahua go wrong?
The French Bullhuahua usually stands between 6 to 12 inches tall and weighs between 10 to 30 lbs. They have a life expectancy of 11 to 14 years.
French Bullhuahua Appearance
The French Bullhuahua is a small dog that can vary somewhat in size. It really depends on the genes they inherit from their parents. The dogs have a short, smooth coat and their appearance can vary because these are small hybrid dogs. All hybrid dog breeds randomly inherit genes from both parents, so each dog can vary, even between puppies of the same litter.
The French Bullhuahua comes in a wide range of colors, including black, black & tan, brindle, brown, cream, golden, merle, speckled, spotted, and white. The dogs usually have a larger head compared to the size of their bodies, with large eyes that are pretty dark. They may have the bat ears of their French Bulldog parent or the ears of their Chihuahua parent.
These hybrid dog breeds can have a flat muzzle or one that’s a little pointed like their Chihuahua parent’s. They usually have a small tail that curves just a bit.
French Bullhauhua Temperament
The French Bullhuahua can have a stubborn personality, and a short temper inherited from both of their parents. Even so, they can be very easy to love! And they usually choose a favorite person in their families. They can also bark quite a bit if they’re playful or meeting someone new for the first time. However, they can be wary of strangers.
These dogs can be great companions for seniors and single people, too. They can also work well as therapy dogs for people who have depressed and anxious. Who could avoid smiling at one of these cuties?
Are These Dogs Good Family Companions?
Yes, French Bullhuahuas can make great family companions. They’re best for families that have older kids. These dogs tend to have short tempers, though they’re not aggressive. However, they can quickly become irritated when poked and pulled by younger kids.
Does the French Bullhuahua get Along with Other Pets?
These dogs can get along with other pets, but remember that the French Bullhuahua is an independent, overprotective dog. They can become overly protective of their favorite people and may not like it when other pets come near their favorite person!
For this reason, the dogs should be properly trained and socialized if you have other pets at home, including dogs and cats.
French Bullhuahua Food Requirements
The French Bullhuahua is a small, active dog that needs plenty of calories to get him through the day. They need between 1.5 and 2 cups of dog food daily, divided between two meals.
French Bullhuahua Exercise Requirements
These small dogs do have a lot of energy; however, they don’t need a lot of exercise. However, French Bullhuahuas need at least 30 minutes of exercise a day. They love to walk and play. However, they don’t do well in warm or cold temperatures. Especially if the dog is more like their French Bulldog parent. In that case, the French Bullhuahua may suffer from brachycephalic syndrome. This means the dog may have a flatter face, which can make it more difficult to breathe in warm, humid water. They can easily get out of breath when exercising in this type of weather.
The French Bullhuahua tends to not shed much; however, they are not hypoallergenic dogs (there is no such thing!). It only takes a little work to keep their coats in shape. It’s best to brush these small dogs at least once a week. And these small fur babies only need a bath when they become stinky and dirty.
Summing It Up
The French Bullhuahua is a hybrid dog that’s a great combination of the French Bulldog and the Chihuahua. These small dogs are adorable and have large personalities! They can also be somewhat independent and stubborn. Even so, these dogs can make great family companions and are best for families that do not have young kids.
We’re pretty sure that if you adopt a French Bullhuahua, you’re in for great times and fun for years to come!