Free-lance Bulldog Dog Breed

  • Other names:
  • Free-Lance
  • Freelance Bulldog
  • English Bantam Bulldogge

Pronunciation: [ free·lance bull·dog ]

The Free-Lance Bulldog comes from crossing an English Bulldog with a French Bulldog. These petite hybrid lapdogs are not easily found, and waiting lists may be rare as well as long. They are not recognized by any established kennel clubs, and they were believed to have been first produced in the 1990s in America.

Free-lance Bulldog Breed Details

Breed Specs
Hybrid8-13 yrs.12-15 in.25-50 lbs
  • Friendliness
  • Overall
  • Family Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Stranger Friendly
  • Maintenance
  • Easy to Groom
  • Energy Level
  • Exercise Needs
  • General Health
  • Shedding Amount
  • Behavior
  • Barks / Howls
  • Easy to Train
  • Guard Dog
  • Playfulness
  • Watch Dog
  • Ownership
  • Apartment Friendly
  • Can Be Alone
  • Good for Busy Owners
  • Good for Novice Owners
  • Intelligence
* The more green the stronger the trait.

The Free-Lance Bulldog is a companion animal that can be a watchdog and little more. They are fine for first-time dog owners but require slightly more patience than most such dogs. They can be a bit big for their britches, so you do need to watch out for them more than they think they are watching out for you. With kids, they should be socialized early, and the children need to be educated about their behavior with small, playful dogs.

Here are some details about these mixed breed dogs:


  • Very loyal
  • Low grooming needs
  • Loves to be by your side
  • Few exercise requirements
  • Fine for laid-back lifestyles


  • Messy
  • Rather rare
  • Can bark a lot
  • Somewhat stubborn
  • Separation anxiety
  • Significant breathing problems
  • No tolerance to extreme weather
  • Must be socialized with other dogs

Free-lance Bulldog Breed Description

These dogs are little, but they don't seem to understand that. While they are best suited as family lap-warmers, they will try to do more than their little bodies are suited for. They can be comical both intentionally and, when they try to take on much larger dogs or tasks well outside their abilities, unintentionally. Still, they are lovable, loyal and devoted dogs — if a bit stubborn at times.

Free-Lance Bulldogs tend to have more intelligence than they typically exhibit, and that may be because they are pushy and messy. They do have a desire to please, however, so if you really want to get them to show their smarts, be sure to use rewards-based training.

They can be decent watchdogs as they are highly alert and will want to control their territory. They may try also to be guard dogs but unless they are protecting you or the couch against marauding bunny rabbits, that is not going to happen! These sweet little dogs will follow you most anywhere, and they prefer a dominant yet calm master to manage their own tendency to dominate.

These dogs may amble about a fair amount, but their exercise needs are low. A short daily walk will suffice. Free-Lance Bulldogs like to play, but they usually prefer to nap or lay about watching things, people and other dogs.

Free-lance Bulldog Health

The Free-Lance Bulldog comes from two purebred dogs with a significant health problem that is part of the breeds' genetics: brachycephaly. In extreme cases, this can cause troubling respiratory concerns. Even the basic form means that these dogs must be carefully managed in hot weather so they don't get heat exhaustion, and covered up in cold weather.

Along with those breathing issues, here is a list of health matters:
Cherry eye
Heat stroke
Back problems
Skin infections
Difficulty breathing

Free-Lance Bulldogs tend to live a little less long than most dogs their size, and their average lifespan is anywhere from 8 to 13 years.

  • Back Issues
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
  • Cherry Eye
  • Heatstroke
  • Pituitary Dwarfism
  • Skin Infections
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