A Guide To Mini French Bulldogs

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Mini French Bulldogs are the cute, miniature, and adorable version of the standard-sized French Bulldog.

They will make great companions that could fit right in your pocket (not really, but you know you’d wanna put one in your pocket!).

These little guys will keep your lap warm and will fill your heart with so much love.

I am going to tell you all about the Miniature French Bulldog and how they differ from the standard-sized French Bulldog.

 

What is a Mini French Bulldog?

It is said that the Mini French Bulldogs are a mix between an English Bulldog and a Pug or in some cases a terrier breed.

Although the breed is smaller than the standard French Bulldog, the breed is still not considered a toy or teacup breed.

For a French Bulldog to be considered “teacup” size, they must be smaller than the mini breed.

This breed of French Bulldog actually originated in England, but when the revolution was happening, Nottingham lace workers brought the dogs into France.

Lace makers enjoyed the dogs’ company, and they were used as lap dogs. Mini French Bulldogs are also referred to as “Frenchies”.

Over the years this adorable breed has grown in popularity.

Unfortunately, the Miniature French Bulldog is not accepted by the American Kennel Club (AKC) or even the Europe Kennel Club (EKC) due to them not being a full-bred breed of dog.

That still doesn’t stop pet owners from purchasing or adopting their Frenchie.

Known for their calm, loyal, and loving personality, these dogs will make a great addition to any family.

Since the Mini French Bulldog is so sweet, they do fantastic with small children and other animals.

This breed loves to interact with all people that they run into. Make sure you have plenty of time to give your dog plenty of undivided attention.

I recommend Barkbox, a great surprise that your Frenchie will love

These small bundles of joy love anytime spent with their owner or family.

 

Mini French Bulldog Info & Facts

Let’s dive into some facts about these adorable Miniature Frenchies! Check them out below:

  • A Miniature French Bulldog can weigh anywhere from 5-14 pounds and on average are 13.5 inches in length.

     

  • Since the Miniature French Bulldog is a mixed breed, there can be some health issues that come with owning a Frenchie.

    Some Mini Frenchies can develop dwarfism if bred with a runt. Although it is not a serious issue, it is still something to consider.

    Dwarfism can potentially cause bones to be malformed and cause the dog’s legs to become bowed.

     

  • Mini French Bulldogs can cost upwards of $1,000.

     

  • Mini Frenchies are a friendly, social, and a confident breed of dog. The breed becomes matured at around 18 months old.

     

  • They are NOT guard dogs.

     

  • Mini Frenchies are very loyal to their owners and at times can be clingy.

     

  • Will get along great with all ages, including small children.

     

  • The dog can come in a variety of colors including white, red, black, silver, brindle, and fawn.

     

  • They cannot swim, so you will have to keep them away from any deep water.

     

  • It’s important to keep your home at a comfortable temperature since these dogs can overheat or shiver.

     

  • Cleaning skin folds on the dog is essential since they can develop infections in their deep skin folds.

     

  • Crate training is the best way to potty train this breed.

 

Mini French Bulldog vs. French Bulldog

One of the biggest differences you will notice is the size difference between Miniature French Bulldogs and French Bulldogs.

The mini-sized French Bulldog is about half the size of the standard French Bulldog.

You can also expect the mini-sized Frenchie to be more stubby in appearance.

Another difference is that a French Bulldog can be registered in the AKC and EKC, while a Mini French Bulldog cannot. due to being a mixed breed.

A Mini French Bulldog has a bit longer life expectancy than the French Bulldog.

The mini-sized French Bulldog can live anywhere from 12-16 years, while the French Bulldog can only live up to 10-14 years old.

Both breeds do not require much grooming at all. Since they have a single layer coat, a quick weekly brushing will be enough.

They also will not need a large space to live in, so an apartment would be just fine.

However, if you do have a larger area for the dogs to live in that is great! Both of the breeds are at a high risk of developing hip dysplasia.

Since the dogs have somewhat bowed legs, it can really affect their joints and hips.

Some signs that your dog may have hip dysplasia is limping, moving slower than usual, and whining from pain when they move.

If you notice any of those things, it is a good idea to visit your local vet.

Another thing that these breeds have in common is their inability to swim. Since their bodies are shaped the way they are, they’re not able to swim as other breeds can.

So if you ever go to the lake or have a swimming pool, do not let your Frenchie get in. When purchasing either breed, always research your breeder.

It is vital to do this since some people run puppy mills. You need to carefully look through all the information you can find about your breeder and observe the puppies.

In most cases, you can tell if someone is a professional breeder or someone who is over breeding their dogs.

 

Final Thoughts

All in all, Miniature French Bulldogs are a wonderful breed of dog for any person.

Since the breed is so laid back in temperament and is very small, they are absolutely perfect in a family environment.

You’ll always have a loyal dog by your side if you decide to purchase or adopt one of these sweet loving dogs.

If you decide to get a Mini French Bulldog, you will now know everything you need to raise your puppy or take care of your dog!

 

Becca

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