Frenchie Pug Dog Breed

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The Frenchie Pug is a hybrid dog and it is a cross between a French Bulldog and the Pug. The Frenchie Pug inherits the playful, affectionate , sociable, attention-seeking, and easygoing qualities of both the French Bulldog and the Pug. They are natural charmers and love human interaction. They require low maintenance because of their smooth fur, and their small size makes them ideal for apartment life.

Frenchie Pug Breed Details

Breed Specs
Hybrid10-14 yrs.11-14 in.13-28 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
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Below are the details and specs of the Frenchie Pug dog breed.

Frenchie Pug Breed Description

French Pugs are small-sized dogs, with a height that can reach up to 14 inches, and weight ranging between 15 to 30 pounds. They have a lifespan of 10 to 14 years.

Frenchie Pugs are moderately active dogs, only requiring minimal walks and exercise. Training Frenchie Pugs can be difficult and a lot of perseverance and persistence is needed in order to successfully train them. Well-socialized Frenchie Pugs get along great with kids, families, and other pets. They can make for excellent watchdogs, and love seeking attention and charming their owners.

Frenchie Pugs are low-maintenance dogs. Rarely do they shed, and only occasional brushing is needed to maintain their upkeep. They are naturally easy to clean and and are naturally healthy dogs.

Frenchie Pug Breed History

The French Bulldog breed descends from the dogs of the Molossians, an ancient Greek tribe. They were spread throughout the world by Phoenician traders. French Bulldogs were used in blood sports until the sports were outlawed in 1835. They were then changed from a sporting breed to a companion breed. Small French Bulldogs were considered fashionable and we're therefore sought after by ladies and Parisian prostitutes alike, as well as artists, writers, and fashion designers.

The Pug's history can be traced back to 700BC, during the days of Confucius. They are considered one of the oldest canine breeds today. They were considered imperial property in China, along with other treasures like pearls and jade. One emperor was said to have liked them so much that he gave the Pugs rank. Female Pugs received the same rank as the emperor's own wives. They were guarded by soldiers, and if anyone had attempted to steal one, he or she would be sentenced to death.

Frenchie Pug Appearance

The appearance of Frenchie Pugs can vary. It is common that a Frenchie Pug have a face of the Pug with upright ears of the French Bulldog. They have a curly tail like that of a Pug. The sizes of Frenchie Pugs tend to be larger than the Pug, but smaller than the French Bulldog, although it can range. The coat of Frenchie Pugs is fine, smooth, short, and glossy.

Frenchie Pug Coloring

The most common colors for Frenchie Pugs are black, black and tan, brown, cream, golden, merle, silver, speckled, spotted, and white.

Frenchie Pug Size

Frenchie Pugs are small-sized dogs. Their height reaches up to 14 inches, and their weight ranges between 13 to 28 pounds. Frenchie Pugs tend to be larger than the Pug, but smaller than the French Bulldog.

Average Adult Height

11-14 in
*Height is measured in inches from the front paws to the top of the shoulder while the dog is standing on all four legs.

Average Adult Weight

13-28 lbs

Frenchie Pug Temperament

Frenchie Pugs are alert, cheerful, curious, gentle, intelligent, lively, and loving. They are also described as loyal, playful, and stubborn, with occasional barking. The Pug and French Bulldog share similar characteristics that can be seen in a Frenchie Pug. They are playful, affectionate, sociable, attention-seeking, easy going, and great with children and other dogs.

Frenchie Pugs may not be suitable for a first-time dog owner, since training will be difficult. Patience and perseverance are needed to adequately train them. Frenchie Pugs are not too hyper, and they like to have fun and entertain their owners. They are sociable and lively, appreciating human attention. Frenchie Pugs are natural charmers.

Frenchie Pugs have a tendency to stay close to their human family and may follow people around. They can sometimes be attached and needy. Frenchie Pug puppies are more energetic and restless than the calmer and older Frenchie Pugs. Socialization and training should start early to develop good habits at a young age.

Frenchie Pug and Children

Well-socialized Frenchie Pugs are great with children. It is important that they are socially trained at an early age so that they are more comfortable around others. Because Frenchie Pugs are sociable and lively, they appreciate human attention that children can give. Due to their small size, Frenchie Pugs should always be supervised when playing with children.

Frenchie Pug and Other Pets

Due to the Frenchie Pug's small size, they should not be left alone or unsupervised around larger dogs. Frenchie Pugs are also not too hyper, so they can get along great with other pets. It is important that socialization and training are introduced early to develop good habits from a young age.

Frenchie Pug and Strangers

Frenchie Pugs are very sociable and lively, always seeking the attention of other human beings. Well-socialized Frenchie Pugs are very comfortable and friendly around strangers. Socialization and training are important to introduce at a young age to develop good habits.

Frenchie Pug Photos

Below are pictures of the Frenchie Pug dog breed.

Frenchie Pug
Cream Frenchie Pug
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Frenchie Pug (French Bulldog Pug Mix) Outside
French Bulldog Pug Mix (Frenchie Pug)

Frenchie Pug Maintenance

Low maintenance grooming is only necessary once in a while to maintain the upkeep of Frenchie Bulldogs. No trimming or stripping is needed. Frenchie Pugs will need moderate to regular exercise to maintain its fitness.

Grooming Requirements

The short coat of the Frenchie Pug requires almost no maintenance. The owner can brush them as needed. If the Frenchie Pug needs a bath, washing it with a wet towel will suffice and will also avoid the usual chaos associated with a regular dog bath.

Exercise Requirements

Because Frenchie Pugs are not too high on energy, moderate to regular exercise is needed to keep them in shape. Though Frenchie Pugs enjoy playing outdoors, they do not do well playing in warm or very cold temperatures.

Living Requirements

Frenchie Pugs are happy living in an apartment lifestyle. Their small size makes the breed easy to transport and they are ideal dog for families with space restrictions.

Temperature Range

Frenchie Pugs do not do well in severe warm or cold weather.

Frenchie Pug Health

Frenchie Pugs have an average lifespan of 10 to 13 years. Though they do not have severe health issues, owners should be watchful of the following health issues:

  • Allergies
  • Hemi-vertebrae
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Patellar Luxation
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Frenchie Pug Breed Recognition

The following dog breed registries and organizations recognize the Frenchie Pug as a dog breed:

  • American Canine Hybrid Club
  • Designer Breed Registry
  • Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • Dog Registry of America Inc.
  • International Designer Canine Registry