French Buillon

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5-28 lbs
French Bulldog

The French Buillon is a mix between the French Bulldog and the Papillon. Both are small and sweet dog breeds who love affection and get along well with anyone, whether it be person or pet. Considering the maintenance levels of the parents, these dogs should be easy to care for. One parent is quite lazy whereas the other is very energetic, and therefore the exercise needs for this designer breed can change depending on the individual. Same goes for training, as one parent breed is stubborn and the other is willing. This hybrid dog breed is quite healthy with few health concerns, and an average lifespan ranging between 9 and 15 years.

Date of Origin
French Bulldog, Papillon

French Buillon Health

Average Size
Male French Buillon size stats
Height: 8-12 inches Weight: 5-28 lbs
Female French Buillon size stats
Height: 8-12 inches Weight: 5-28 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Entropion
  • Hip Dysplasia
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Deafness
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Portosystemic Shunts
Occasional Tests
  • Blood Test
  • X-Rays
  • MRI
  • CT Scan
  • Ultrasound
  • Optical Exam
  • Fluorescein Test
  • Schirmer Tear Test
  • Blood Count

French Buillon Breed History

These last few years, hybrid dog breeds have been becoming more and more popular. This has led to an increase in the number of designer dogs. The French Buillon is one of these breeds and is created by mixing a French Bulldog with a Papillon dog. Not much is documented on these new dog types, and the French Buillon is no exception. However, we do know the histories of the parent breeds. The French Bulldog is most likely a descendant from the English Bulldog, which is thought to have been created during the 1850s and 1860s when toy varieties of the breed were very favorited among lacemakers in Nottingham in the English Midlands. Large numbers of the breed were sent to France when they lost popularity with the English. There they were most likely crossed with several other breeds and were often owned by wealthy city women and rural landowners alike. These dogs were given the name of French Bulldogs because their English lacemaker owners brought them along with them to France. These small dogs were a huge hit, but lost popularity during World War I and were not easily accessible during the Great Depression. Their numbers increased again in America during the 1980s and 1990s, which stabilized the breed. The Papillon has a more mysterious story, with not very much known about how they came to be. Some people think that these dogs are descended from the Japanese Chin and other Asian toy breeds, and others think that they were created by crossing the smallest dogs from the same breed. It is determined that the Papillon is a more modern version of the Dwarf Spaniel and the Continental Toy Spaniel, which were found in Europe in the 1200s. This breed was often seen in paintings and other art works, usually found in the laps of noble ladies. These dogs became popular while in Spain, but were often traded by Bologna, Italy. At one point in 1545 they were owned by a lady who eventually took the throne of Poland, and were also brought to France and sold to Louis XIV. This breed was available in England in 1901 and only appeared in the United States recently, in the 20th century.

French Buillon Breed Appearance

This designer dog breed will have a look with similarities between the French Bulldog and the Papillon. French Bulldogs are small but sturdy dogs that have big ears that are often described as bat-like. Their noses resemble those of a Pug, and their heads are flat and not too large with rounded foreheads. Their skin is soft and loose and they have either straight or corkscrew tails. This breed will have teeth which meet in an underbite and eyes that are big and round. The dog as a whole is square shaped, with approximately the same height at the withers as length to the tail. As for wideness, the French Bulldog is somewhat like a pear, with wider shoulders than rear. The Papillon is tiny and fine boned. Their expressions show intelligence and alertness. These dogs have butterfly ears that give them their name, which can be either erect or drooping, in which case the dog would be considered Phalene as opposed to Papillon. Their ears have a long fringe and the tails are plumed. These dogs have muzzles that are fine, tapering and thin compared to the head. This breed has alert eyes that will be round and medium in size. The topline will be level with the necks that are medium in length.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown French Buillon eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black French Buillon nose
Coat Color Possibilities
fawn French Buillon coat
brindle French Buillon coat
white French Buillon coat
cream French Buillon coat
black French Buillon coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
French Buillon straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

French Buillon Breed Maintenance

The French Bulldog side of the French Buillon is easy to care for. They have simple coats that do not need to be clipped and only brushed weekly. This breed does not need to be bathed often and when they do require it, the task is simple. The long and silky coat of the Papillon may look high maintenance, but they are in fact easy to maintain. These dogs will need to be brushed two to three times each week but do not need scheduled baths. Although this breed may benefit from occasional trims, it is a fairly easy task and does not require the help of a professional groomer. The coat of your French Buillon may be an even mix between the parents or could be short if the French Bulldog genes are prominent, and in turn, long if the Papillon traits are stronger. Clean your dog’s ears regularly to prevent ear infections, which should be done about once a month. You must keep your dog’s teeth and gums healthy too, which will require toothbrushing every day, or at least two or three times per week minimum. Trim your dog’s nails regularly as well. They should be checked and cared for every one or two months.

Brushes for French Buillon
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
French Buillon requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

French Buillon Temperament

As with appearance, the French Buillon will share personality traits with each of the parent breeds. It can develop temperamental habits from the French Bulldog, which is said to be one of the best companion pets in the world. These dogs are well behaved and get along well with any person or animal. They are easy to handle but can be mischievous and demand attention, since they adore feeling loved by their humans. Because of this, they can develop separation anxiety and should not be left alone for long periods of time. They can sometimes be hard to train, as they are known to be stubborn and can get bored with repetition. Win them over with treats and love, as opposed to force and anger. The Papillon breed is a smart dog who is simple to train. They as well love to receive attention and spend time with their human companions, and are great around kids. To raise a calm, obedient and confident French Buillon, properly train and socialize them as a puppy.

French Buillon Activity Requirements

French Bulldogs will do best with several short walks per day, as well as some play time. Their activity time should be decreased during the summer when it is very hot, since they can have heat stroke. Do not try to cool them off by swimming, since this breed does not know how to swim naturally and can drown if unaided in the water. Always supervise a French Bulldog near a pool. The Papillon has an abundance of energy compared to the French Bulldog, and will need more daily exercise. They also need to be exercised mentally; not only physically. Agility or interactive games are a good way to do this.The French Buillon will likely have a moderate exercise need and may have bursts of energy, along with a love of downtime.

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

French Buillon Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.8 - $1
Monthly Cost
$25 - $30

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