American French Bulldog

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American French Bulldog History

The American French Bulldog is a cross-breed of the Miniature and Standard French Bulldogs. They are generally loving, loyal, playful and quite intelligent. Unlike other hybrid breeds which tend to inherit traits from both parents, the American French Bulldog is a mix between the English and French strains of the French Bulldog, and possesses traits from both sides. Originally bred in France, the American French bulldog is relatively new to the United States. One variant of the breed, the “Frenchie”, has been in America since the 1980’s. Another variant, the “Boston”, came about when the “Frenchie” was crossed with the “Boxer”, creating the “Frenchie Boxer”. These “hybrid” dogs are commonly referred to as the “American” or “Newfie”. The “Newfie” is a combination of the “Boxer”, the “Chihuahua”, and the “Doberman Pinscher”.

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United States Of America

American French Bulldog Physical Characteristics

The American French Bulldog is a small, medium sized breed that typically stands between 11 and 13 inches tall at the shoulders and weighs between 25 and 35 pounds. They have a flat, broad head with a wrinkled brow and bulging cheeks, short, straight, erect ears, and a docked tail. They have a narrow muzzle, a drop-shaped nose, and eyes that are round. They have a small, flat, muscular body and thick, short hair that is either fawn, white, or black. They have a large, rounded, protruding, bull-like jaw.

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Height Range

Male Height Range: 18 – 24 inches

Female Height Range: 15 – 21 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 35 – 80 lbs

Female Weight Range: 30 – 65 lbs

American French Bulldog Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

American French Bulldog Health Concerns

Thyroid, Kidney Problems, Cherry Eye, Allergies, Skin Problems, Heat Sensitivity

American French Bulldog Temperament and Behaviour

The American French Bulldog is a small, yet sturdy dog breed with a muscular build. They are known for their playful and friendly nature, and they make great companions. American French Bulldogs are intelligent and can be easy to train. They are also known for being very loyal to their owners. However, American French Bulldogs can be stubborn and headstrong, and they may require a firm hand during training. American French Bulldogs are also known for being great watchdogs, as they are very alert and attentive to their surroundings.

American French Bulldog Activity Requirements

American French Bulldogs are a cross between traditional French and English bulldogs. They are small, compact, and muscular, and they tend to resemble their English counterparts more than their French ancestors. Because American Frenchies are a result of two different bloodlines, their personalities and characteristics vary. They are generally sweet, playful, and outgoing. As with all puppies, it is important to socialize them while they are young. This will help them become friendly, well-rounded adults. The American Kennel Club does not currently recognize the American Frenchie as a purebred dog. They are still a fairly new addition to the canine world, so their exact temperaments are still being studied.

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Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

American French Bulldog is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

American French Bulldog is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

American French Bulldog is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

American French Bulldog is part of the Unclassified group.

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