Free-Lance Bulldog

28-55 lbs
13-15"
Unknown
French Bulldog
Bulldog
English Bantam Bulldogge

Stubborn, bull-headed, and affectionate, the Free-Lance Bulldog is a hybrid breed that was developed from the French Bulldog and the Bulldog. Weighing in between 28 to 55 pounds and standing at 13 to 15 inches, the Free-Lance Bulldog is a protector and guardian of his family as well as his home. He is stubborn when it comes to being trained but he is great with kids. The history of this breed is not documented but his parent breeds have rich histories. This charming breed loves to remain social and be the center of attention. His energy levels are moderate and he will have daily exercise requirements.

Purpose
Companion, Hunting
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
French Bulldog, Bulldog

Free-Lance Bulldog Health

Average Size
Male Free-Lance Bulldog size stats
Height: 13-15 inches Weight: 28-55 lbs
Female Free-Lance Bulldog size stats
Height: 13-15 inches Weight: 28-55 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Allergies
  • Hip Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • None Known
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination
  • Complete Blood Count

Free-Lance Bulldog Breed History

The history of the Free-Lance Bulldog is widely unknown but it is suspected that the breed was developed as a result of the designer dog movement. Breeders desired dog breeds that would end up healthier than the parent breeds. The Bulldog descended from an ancient Mastiff in England. In 1500, there was a first mention of the breed which was then used for bull baiting. Because of the projected use of this canine, the aim was to develop a dog who had brawn, strength, courage and aggression. As a result, the earlier Bulldogs were bigger than the modern Bulldog. In 1835, bull baiting was finally outlawed in England. Breeders modified the Bulldog in order to create a more loving, affectionate breed. Many people admired the breed's stamina and persistence. In 1859, Bulldogs began to show up in conformation shows. In 1864, the first Bulldog breed club was formed. In 1890, the Bulldog Club of America was developed. In 1896, the breed standard was created and in 1890, the American Kennel Club recognized the breed which today, has much less of the strength and stamina purposely developed but is now a much loved companion. The French Bulldog originated in England and was developed as a toy-sized version of the Bulldog. Lace workers from Nottingham enjoyed the breed and brought the dog to France with them when they migrated during the Industrial Revolution in hopes of better job opportunities. Breed enthusiasts worked to change the look of the dog and that is when the bat-eared look that this canine is adored for first came about. The French Bulldog became a favorite breed in France. In 1898, the American Kennel Club welcomed its first French Bulldog. Today, the breed has earned a lovable nickname, “Frenchie”.

Free-Lance Bulldog Breed Appearance

The Free-Lance Bulldog is a medium-sized hybrid breed developed by the mixing of the French Bulldog and Bulldog. The breed's coat is comprised of fine, short fur with water with color combinations of black, chestnut, gold, and white. His sparkling eyes are round and dark like his nose. His ears are erect like the French Bulldog and some puppies may have the signature bat-like ears. His agile body is athletic and built for tough situations. The Free-Lance Bulldog's expression is a quizzical one. Some dogs may develop an overbite like the Bulldog while others may strongly resemble the French Bulldog in the face. He will have a few wrinkles.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Free-Lance Bulldog eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Free-Lance Bulldog nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
black Free-Lance Bulldog coat
Black
brown Free-Lance Bulldog coat
Brown
white Free-Lance Bulldog coat
White
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Free-Lance Bulldog straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Free-Lance Bulldog Breed Maintenance

The Free-Lance is not considered a hypoallergenic breed and will shed moderately throughout the year. A god brushing each week with the slicker brush should be adequate although when he is in a seasonal shedding period, you may choose to brush him more often. He may drool somewhat and it is important to wipe his drool regularly to prevent bacteria from becoming trapped in the folds of skin on his face. If he inherits wrinkles on the body, pay extra attention to those and gently wipe in those hard-to-reach areas with pet wipes, making sure that the folds and wrinkles are thoroughly dried. His ears should be wiped and cleaned weekly. Nails should be trimmed and filed every 2 to 3 weeks and teeth should be brushed daily as he is prone to dental decay.

Brushes for Free-Lance Bulldog
Slicker Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Free-Lance Bulldog requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Free-Lance Bulldog Temperament

The Free-Lance Bulldog may not be the best option for first-time dog owners due to his stubborn and bull-headed nature. Much training will be required in order for your dog to remain motivated and learn new tricks and techniques. This breed is intelligent and may feel like he is being tested. Firm commands and positive reinforcement will ensure your Free-Lance Bulldog receives the best training. Be patient and take the time to get to know your lovable canine and he will grow to understand and accept his training. He is a protector and will guard your property and family. Generally, he is known to be friendly and social with children. Extra precaution should be taken around young children to prevent aggressive behavior with a child who may not know when a dog has had enough play. It is important to teach him boundaries to prevent any incidents. Your affectionate dog will love to be surrounded by other dogs but may require early socialization with other animals. He may be wary of strangers and it is important to teach him the importance of distinguishing friendly strangers. His moderate energy level and laid back persona means he is at higher risk of obesity than other breeds.

Free-Lance Bulldog Activity Requirements

The Free-Lance Bulldog possesses a moderate level of energy that will require between 30 to 40 minutes of activity per day. Your affectionate canine will require exercise to prevent obesity, known for canines with his build. This hybrid will enjoy a walk about the property or neighborhood two or three times a day. He will need you to be aware of his limitations when exercising in temperature extremes. His flat nose may make him susceptible to shortness of breath. On hot days, be certain to exercise him in the cool of the day. In cold temperatures, he'll appreciate a fashionable sweater to keep him warm and dry. He is adaptable to any living environment, whether it be an apartment or house, as long as he has his daily fresh air and walks.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
40 minutes

Free-Lance Bulldog Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost
$34.00 - $45.00

Free-Lance Bulldog Owner Experiences

Gert
4 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She is stubborn, loving, she can see, hear and smell better than any dog I have ever owned. Loves other dogs and people....most of them. The funniest personality ever.
9 months, 2 weeks ago
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