French Bull Weiner

15-17 lbs
French Bulldog

The French Bull Weiner is a hybrid where the delightful French Bulldog is crossed with the feisty Dachshund. Typically weighing between 15 and 25 pounds, this hybrid can have a long or short coat that is smooth or wiry. The French Bull Weiner is typically sweet with a sunny disposition. Most dogs will be social, eager to learn, and enjoy playing. Loyal to his family, the French Bull Weiner will make an excellent addition to the home, providing entertainment and fun. As he may have an instinct to chase, he is not ideal for small children. 

purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
French Bulldog and Dachshund

French Bull Weiner Health

Average Size
Male French Bull Weiner size stats
Height: 8-12 inches Weight: 15-17 lbs
Female French Bull Weiner size stats
Height: 10-12 inches Weight: 15-17 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hemivertebrae
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  • Inverterbral Disc Degeneration
Minor Concerns
  • Deafness
  • Cataracts
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Cushing's Disease
Occasional Diagnoses
  • None Known
Occasional Tests
  • Blood
  • Eyes
  • Spine
  • Heart
  • Ear
  • DNA

French Bull Weiner Breed History

The Dachshund originated in Germany, where the breed was first called badger dogs. Foresters in Germany in the 1700’s and 1800’s worked on creating the breed; initially the dogs were bred to hunt for small prey, with the idea being that they would be both small and fearless and willing to dig into badger holes. The first type created was the smooth variety, which is a cross of the Braque and the Pinscher and may include the French Basset Hound. It is thought that the wirehaired type came to be by crossing the Dachshund with Spaniels and the longhaired was created by crossing the Dachshund with Terriers. Only in the 1800’s was the breed developed as a pet as opposed to a hunting dog. The breed became popular among the royal courts of Europe, including Queen Victoria’s court. The breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885. Because of the breed’s association with Germany, it struggled during World War I. Once the war ended, additional Dachshunds wound up in the United States, which helped the breed grow. While still seen as proper hunting dogs in some parts of Europe, the Dachshund is considered to be a great pet for a family in the United States and Great Britain. The other half of this hybrid mix is the French Bulldog. Originally from England, he made the way to France during the Industrial Revolution with the French lace makers, who were seeing their craft disappear with the installation of machinery. Once in France the “toy” Bulldog as it was then called, was bred with the Terrier and Pug and newly named the French Bulldog. This dapper canine, with his bat-eared beauty, became very popular, joining the ranks of the American Kennel Club in 1898.

French Bull Weiner Breed Appearance

The French Bull Weiner is a small and sturdy dog that will usually weigh under 17 pounds.  He can be seen in a variety of colors, often in black, tan, red, white, brown or a combination. The coat of the French Bull Weiner can be medium to long in length and may be smooth or wiry, depending on the Dachshund parental influence and whether the parent had a long or short coat. The French Bulldog ears are almost always prominent, and the muzzle is typically short and brachycephalic. The eyes are always round and dark but with a brightness that displays a mischievous and friendly disposition.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown French Bull Weiner eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black French Bull Weiner nose
Coat Color Possibilities
brown French Bull Weiner coat
white French Bull Weiner coat
red French Bull Weiner coat
black French Bull Weiner coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
French Bull Weiner wiry coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

French Bull Weiner Breed Maintenance

The maintenance routine for this small dog should be pretty straightforward. As with all canines, the teeth must be brushed two or three times a week. The smaller breeds in particular are prone to dentition issues and decay. The nails should be trimmed on a regular basis and the coat of your French Bull Weiner can be easily maintained with a daily brushing with a pin brush, especially if a long haired Dachshund parent blessed him with a long fine coat. A hybrid with a shorter coat may only need coat care once a week - the slicker brush will work well.

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Brushes for French Bull Weiner
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
French Bull Weiner requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

French Bull Weiner Temperament

The spritely French Bull Weiner is a smart, sweet dog with a cheerful personality. Typically energetic and always ready to meet new people and other dogs, he may not be a good fit for small children as his instinct could be to chase them. He may have a stubborn streak and be just a bit too independent but constant love and affection will soon turn things around. Be consistent when training; lavish him with praise and rewards and he will always be willing to participate.

French Bull Weiner Activity Requirements

The French Bull Weiner does not require much exercise to stay in shape, making him a good match for a family that has a lot going on already. Due to his small size and moderate level of activity, your French Bull Weiner will do fine in a home of any size and while a fenced-in yard is helpful, it is not necessary. One or two short walks per day will be sufficient for your French Bull Weiner, who will also love a game of fetch in the back yard, allowing him to put his chasing skills to good use. Visits to the dog park will encourage development of his social skills.

Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
7 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
30 minutes
activity minutes

French Bull Weiner Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$0.70 - $1.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00
food bag monthly cost

French Bull Weiner Owner Experiences

2 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Tugg loves to be outside in warm weather. Not so much in the winter though especially without his coat since he has short hair. He enjoys riding on our boat or pontoon and is surprisingly an excellent swimmer. He’s the perfect combination of both breeds. He is great with just about everyone as well as other dogs. Big time snuggler and always wants to be where we are. At 29 pounds he’s a sturdy guy and muscular but not heavy since he’s tall. Super smart. We can show him something once and he catches on right away. We are throughly enjoying him.
2 years ago
10 Years
1 People
Roscoe has been great, he is very friendly and playful, great with kids and adults. He loves basking in the sun, burrowing in blankets and chasing a red light. He’s a very low maintenance easy dog to care for and live with. I’m so lucky to have him!
5 years, 10 months ago
4 Months
3 People
It has been fun . A little stressful. Mine is very stubborn. Very very playful and very loving .
3 years, 3 months ago
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