In this article I will cover a mixed breed that is the French Bulldog mixed with Poodle (known as a French Boodle). The hybrid or designer dog breeds are adorable dogs derived from the cross-breeding of two pure breeds. The two-parent dogs are often from different breeds entirely and often have distinctive traits. Breeders often go for breed mixes to balance the excesses or lack in both parent breeds.
Introducing The French Boodle – A French Bulldog Poodle Mix
French Bulldog Doodle Mix, as the name implies, is the combination of the French Bulldog and a Poodle. Hence the French Boodle. Both the French Bulldog and the Poodle are exceptional breeds with remarkable characteristics. Read this article further if you are interested in making a designer pet with a French Bulldog and Poodle gen your new family member.
What Is A French Bulldog Doodle Combination? (aka The French Boodle)
The French Bulldog Doodle, French Boodle, is made up of a part of the French Bulldog and the Poodle – affectionately known as a Frenchie Doodle. However, the parent breeds with the strongest gen get the most significant traits in the Mix. Therefore, before we take an in-depth look at the French Bulldog doodle mix, a review on the parent pure breeds will better help us to understand this fascinating combination.
The French Bulldog
The French Bulldog is an intelligent, playful, affectionate, and adaptable dog breed classified under the non-sporting group by the American Kennel Club. French Bulldogs are renowned for being exceptional companion dogs as they are loyal pets, great around kids, and blend well with other pets in the family. Frenchies weigh 28 pounds or less, are not more than 11 to 13 inches tall, and have a 10 to 12 years old life expectancy.
The French Bulldog is not as enormous as the regular Bulldog, and their big bat-like ears are distinctive traits. The large and squared head with wrinkled face lapping above their short nose is distinctive qualities of the French Bulldog. Frenchies come with a compact, muscular body and a shiny, smooth coat that comes in white, cream, and fawn colors.
Although the French Bulldogs can be very playful and charming, they have a high level of alertness, making them a good watchdog outside being an affectionate companion.
Below are some pros and cons of the French Bulldog.
Pros Of The French Bulldogs
- Easily to groomed
- Excellent adaptability skills
- Require less outdoor exercise
- Ideal for people owning a pet for the first time
- High loyalty traits
- Moderate coat shedding
Cons Of The French Bulldogs
- Susceptible to health issues
- Some can be potential ‘Droolers’ (although my Frenchie Augie isn’t a bad drooler)
- Can be Mischievous
The Poodle comes in 3 varieties, toy, miniature, and standard Poodles. All three have their roots in the combination of many designer dog breeds. The Poodle is an intelligent, thoughtful, and proud dog breed also classified under the non-sporting group by The American Kennel Club.
Poodles vary in size depending on the variety; a toy Poodle weighs between 4 to 6 pounds and is usually not more than 10 inches tall. Miniature Poodles weigh between 10 to 15 pounds and are usually around 10 to 15 inches tall. The male standard poodles weigh between 60 to 70 pounds, while female standard Poodles weigh about 40 to 50 pounds.
Both the male and female standard Poodles can be above 15 inches tall, and generally, all Poodles have a life expectancy of 10 to 18 years. All three Poodles have the same squared body structure, and their allergy-friendly coat type is a plus. Their long, medium or short curly coats come in different shades of colors and markings, including the merle.
The Poodle is one terrific and unique dog breed that is so popular when it comes to designer dog mixtures. While some hobbyists said it was because of its great disposition and temperament, others said it was because of its hypoallergenic coat type. Above all, their exceptional disposition, high level of intelligence, and great looks make the Poodle a sought-after dog breed.
Pros Of The Poodle
- Hypoallergenic coat type
- Easily trained
- Great swimmer
- High loyalty traits
- Highly affectionate
Cons Of The Poodle
- Requires lots of grooming
- Requires a high level of exercise
- Barks frequently
- Prone to health issues, especially obesity
The French Boodle / Frenchie Doodle Mix
Thanks to their distinct and exceptional qualities, the French Bulldog and the Poodle make an excellent combination. French Bulldog Doodle (also known as a Frenchie Doodle or Frenchie Boodle) mix exhibits traits similar to that of the parent breeds. They are charming, affectionate, intelligent, and humorous. However, they tend to possess the characteristics of the parent breed with the strongest gen.
Although they are a carrier of both gens, they look more like the parent with the upper hand in the mixture. Therefore, it is difficult to predict what their outlook will be when they are still babies. However, their outlook will not be farfetched from the parent with either the Poodle’s compact squared shape or the Frenchies’ brachycephalic.
French Bulldog Doodle (Frenchie Boodle) Mix weighs between 15 to 25 pounds and is about 12 to 15 inches tall. Their life expectancy is usually between 11 to 13 years old when they are healthy and well-cherished. They love to be the center of attention and detest to be left alone to themselves.
The French Bulldog Doodle Mix surfaced about 30 to 40 years ago among various other designer dog breeds already in existence. As mentioned above, hybrids are produced to balance the excesses or lack recognized in the parent breeds. Also, to produce puppies free of underlying health concerns common to the parent breeds.
The French Bulldog Doodle Mix is the perfect match for a fun-loving family with kids, senior citizens, and other family pets. Their playful nature, intelligence, and affectionate dispositions make the French Bulldog Doodle Mix an excellent family companion. Below are some facts about the French Bulldog Doodle Mix.
Facts about the French Bulldog Doodle Mix / Frenchie Boodle
Here are some interesting facts about the French Boodle hybrid dog mix.
French Bulldog Doodle Mix is not a pure breed; hence, it is not recognized by any international or national clubs. Also, they do not have any particular breed’s standard or any trademark description. However, both parents’ pure breeds are recognized and accepted internationally.
It is highly recommended that the French Bulldog Mix be fed with nutrient-rich food appropriate for its activity level, age, and size. Their activity level is not high; hence, they might not burn calories quickly. Therefore, to prevent obesity in your designer pet, it is advisable to seek the advice of your vet for the best meal.
French Bulldog Doodle got an excellent temperament mix from both parents. They are very friendly, affectionate, intelligent, and they blend easily with kids, senior citizens, and other pets in the family. French Bulldog Doodles don’t like to be left alone as they usually suffer from separation anxiety.
The French Bulldog doodle Mix often comes with a shiny and short coat, but their coat type varies depending on the parent breed with the stronger gen. their coat colors range from white to black, brown, cream, grey, and other combinations of colors. Their coat colors also depend on the parent’s color.
People often ask if the French Bulldog doodle mix is hypoallergenic; this largely depends on the parent with the upper hand. While the Poodle is hypoallergenic, the French Bulldog tends to shed slightly, so the Mix is likely to shed. However, there have been French Bulldog doodle puppies that are less shedding.
They do not need many outdoor exercise activities as they can easily be warmed up with just a walk or a playtime routine. However, it is advised that they are engaged regularly to get them mentally stimulated and physically fit as this will aid their general wellbeing.
Health Concerns Of The Frenchie Boodle – French Bulldog Doodle Mix
True, breeders came about designer dog breeds to produce puppies free from some health concerns in the parent pure breeds. The designer dog breed’s genetic diversity makes them stronger than the parent breed. Nevertheless, hybrids can also be plagued with some health challenges present in the parent breeds, especially those with the stronger gen.
Both the Poodle and the French Bulldog are prone to some hereditary health concerns shared with them. Therefore, French Bulldog Doodle owners are advised to watch out for Hip dysplasia (Brachycephalic syndrome) and Patellar Luxation (Urolithiasis) in their pets. Also, a regular vet check and collection of all age-appropriate vaccination shots are advised.
Even though designer dog breed does not have any breed standard, a trusted breeder will go all the way to ensure they produce quality and healthy dogs. Therefore, we recommend the adoption of your French Bulldog Doodle from a trustworthy breeder and not from a Puppy Mill. This will ensure you get a healthy, quality puppy with no underlying health concerns.
Final Thoughts on the French Boodle – French Bulldog Poodle Mix
The French Boodle / French Bulldog Doodle Mix is one playful and lively designer dog that makes a fantastic and affectionate family companion. The combination of the two unique parent breeds turns out well in this fantastic Mix. Although their outlook is not easily determined as puppies, you sure will not be disappointed with what they become as adults. This article highlights some interesting facts about the adorable and charming French Bulldog Doodle Mix.