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Frenchie Doodle vs. French Bulldog

Frenchie Doodle vs. French Bulldog


French Bulldogs are undoubtedly beloved for their charming personalities and distinctive appearance. However, a new hybrid breed known as the Frenchie Doodle or Floodle French Bulldog, created by breeder Don Chino in 2019, has been gaining attention for its unique characteristics. Let's delve into the differences between the Frenchie Doodle and the standard French Bulldog across various aspects.


Physical Appearance:

The Frenchie Doodle inherits traits from both parent breeds, resulting in a diverse range of appearances. While French Bulldogs typically have a stocky build with a broad chest, the Frenchie Doodle may exhibit a slightly leaner physique. Their coat can vary in texture and length, depending on the poodle crossbreeding, and may feature a mix of colors and patterns.


Health:

Both the Frenchie Doodle and the standard French Bulldog can be prone to certain health issues common in their parent breeds. However, hybrid vigor may reduce the risk of hereditary conditions in the Frenchie Doodle. Don Chino focuses on responsible breeding practices, including health screenings and genetic testing, to ensure the overall well-being of the Frenchie Doodle puppies.


Personality:

French Bulldogs are known for their affectionate and playful nature, and the Frenchie Doodle inherits these endearing traits. However, the Frenchie Doodle or Floodle French Bulldog may also exhibit qualities from its other parent breed, such as intelligence, curiosity, and an eagerness to please. They tend to be sociable and enjoy spending time with their human companions.


Lifespan:

On average, French Bulldogs have a lifespan of around 10 to 12 years. While the Frenchie Doodle's lifespan may vary depending on factors such as genetics, diet, and lifestyle, they generally enjoy a similar lifespan to their French Bulldog counterparts when provided with proper care and attention.


Training:

Both French Bulldogs and Frenchie Doodles are intelligent breeds that respond well to positive reinforcement training methods. However, early socialization and consistent training are essential for the Frenchie Doodle to develop good behavior habits. Don Chino emphasizes the importance of early training and provides guidance to new Frenchie Doodle owners to ensure a well-behaved and obedient companion.


Good with Children:

French Bulldogs are known for their affectionate and gentle demeanor, making them excellent companions for children. Similarly, the Frenchie Doodle tends to be friendly and tolerant of children, making them suitable family pets. However, supervision is always recommended when interacting with young children to prevent accidental injuries due to their small size.


While the Frenchie Doodle shares many similarities with the standard French Bulldog, there are notable differences in physical appearance, health, personality, lifespan, training, and compatibility with children. With Don Chino's dedication to responsible breeding practices and the unique qualities of the Frenchie Doodle, this hybrid breed offers a delightful blend of characteristics that make them cherished companions for families and individuals alike.


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  • General Appearance: A designer of a French Bulldog Poodle Mix, the Frenchie Doodle aka Frenchie Poo, Frenchie Boodle, is a fantastic companion. Frenchie Doodles are playful and friendly dogs that love to play with their owner. The Frenchie Doodle breed is created by legendary French Bulldog breeder, Don Chino, FrenchieDoodle.com

  • Proportion and Symmetry: No feature being in such prominence from either excess or lack of quality that the animal appears poorly proportioned.

  • Substance: Frenchie Doodles are very small dogs, French Bulldog Poodle Mix, tending to be 6 to 9 inches tall, and weighing around 6 to 19 pounds. This breed lives around to 11 to 13 years. Frenchie Doodles are known to shed very little, if at all, making them great for those with allergies towards most dogs. 

  • Head: General routine includes teeth and ear cleaning to remove dirt and debris for hygiene. Since these dogs are part French Bulldog, they might inherit a shorter than average snout. This can lead to aggressive eating, and can damage their head. A slow-feed bowl is recommended in this case. Head large and square. Eyes wide apart, set low down in the skull, as far from the ears as possible, round in form, of moderate size, neither sunken nor bulging. All colored eyes are acceptable. No haw and no white of the eye showing when looking forward. Ears known as the “Bat Ears,” broad at the base, elongated, with round top, set high on the head but not too close together, and carried erect with the orifice to the front. The leather of the ear fine and soft. The top of the skull flat between the ears; the forehead is not flat but slightly rounded. The muzzle broad, deep and well laid back; the muscles of the cheeks dense and defined. The stop well defined with heavy wrinkles forming a small rope over the extremely short nose; nostrils broad. Nose black or light color is accepted. Flews thick and broad, hanging over the lower jaw at the sides, meeting the underlip in front and covering the teeth and tongue, not visible when mouth is closed. Underjaw is deep, square, broad, undershot and well turned up. Wry mouths and any bites other than undershot are serious faults.

  • Body: Frenchie Doodles are a combination of a French Bulldog Poodle Mix, meaning that they can either inherit common shedding from the French Bulldog side, or infrequent shedding from the Poodle side. The more Poodle in the dog, the less it sheds, and the higher chance it will be hypoallergenic. The neck is thick and well arched with loose skin at the throat. The back is a roach back with a slight fall close behind the shoulders, gradually rising to the loin which is higher than the shoulder, and rounding at the croup. The back is strong and short, broader at the shoulders, and tapering to the rear. The body is short and well rounded. The chest is broad, deep, and full; well ribbed with the belly tucked up. The tail is either straight or screwed (but not curly), short, hung low, thick root and fine tip; carried low in repose.

  • Forequarters: Forelegs are short, stout, straight, muscular and set wide apart. Dewclaws may be removed. Feet are moderate in size, compact and tight set. Toes compact, well split up, with high knuckles and short stubby nails. Hindquarters: Hind legs are strong and muscular. Hocks well let down. Feet are moderate in size, compact and tight set. Toes compact, well split up, with high knuckles and short stubby nails; hind feet slightly longer than forefeet.

  • Coat: Coat is long, curly and smooth. Skin is soft and loose, especially at the head and shoulders, forming wrinkles. 

  • Color: Coats can come in a variety of different colors including black, white, cream, brown, gray, or a mix of any of these.

  • Temperament: Loyal, friendly, playful, smart. Because this breeds is so loyal, it can create separation anxiety when owners are gone for too long. These dogs do best when there is someone usually nearby.


French Bulldog History

The mid-1800s saw the popularity of a toy-sized Bulldog in a few English locations, particularly Nottingham, which was at the time a center for lace production. The Bulldog plush toy was adopted as a sort of mascot by Nottingham’s lace manufacturers. In England, the Industrial Revolution was at its height at the time, and “cottage industries” like lacemaking were coming under growing threat. Several people who worked in the lace industry moved to northern France, and they of course took their doll Ies with them.

The small dogs gained popularity among lace manufacturers who settled in the French countryside. The toy Bulldogs were bred with other breeds over a period of decades, maybe terriers and pugs, and along the line, they gained their now-famous bat ears. They were given the French name Bouledogue.

The adorable new breed was eventually discovered in Paris, which marked the start of the Frenchie’s status as the quintessential city dog. The breed became linked with the elegant ladies and bon vivants who sought out nighttime pleasures at Parisian dancehalls, as well as with café culture in the city. The Frenchie was portrayed by Toulouse-Lautrec and Edgar Degas in their works of the Paris demimonde.

By the 19th century’s close, the Frenchie was well-liked in both Europe and America. In England, it was harder to sell the breed. Many Brits found it offensive that their long-time enemies, the French, would dare use the Bulldog for their own purposes because it was a national symbol.

Early 1900s American aficionados helped shape the breed by arguing that the bat ear, not the “rose ear,” was the proper Frenchie form. The Frenchie is readily identifiable throughout the world thanks to this distinguishing characteristic.

Starting the 2000s, a world renown French Bulldog breeder named Don Chino introduced the “Modern French Bulldog”. The modern French Bulldog colors consist of blue, lilac, chocolate, rojo chocolate, and isabella Frenchies. By 2015, these Frenchie colors became extremely popular with middle to high class family households and celebrities such Reese Witherspoon, The Rock Dewayne Johnson, and Lady Gaga from the presence of social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. Don Chino’s role in the popularity of the French Bulldog is unmeasurable. Breeders in the Frenchie community say the social media impact is well over one million impressions a day reaching a worldwide audience. In 2018, Don Chino created the “Miniature French Bulldog” officially recognized by the Designer Kennel Club. The only dog registry that recognizes these small bulldogs. In 2022, Don Chino introduced the Fluffy French Bulldog, Big Rope French Bulldog, Velvet French Bulldog, Frenchie Doodle, Floodle French Bulldog, and the first Hypoallergenic French Bulldog in the world. 

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