French Bullweiler

25-85 lbs
United States
French Bulldog

The French Bullweiler is a mix between the French Bulldog and the Rottweiler. The French Bullweiler has a short and dense coat that is considered low maintenance, though the Rottweiler parent does shed moderately to high. Because of the difference in size of these two breeds, the French Rottweiler may be a medium or a large dog breed. Other characteristics that this designer breed may inherit are the tendency to be quiet, the need for early socialization, and the skill for obedience training. His Rottweiler side may make him territorial and aggressive toward other dogs of the same sex. They are happier living in a home in an urban or rural setting.

purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
French Bulldog, Rottweiler

French Bullweiler Health

Average Size
Male French Bullweiler size stats
Height: 13-25 inches Weight: 25-85 lbs
Female French Bullweiler size stats
Height: 13-25 inches Weight: 25-85 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Bloat
  • vonWillebrand’s Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Atopy
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Cataracts
  • Pancreatitis
  • Subaortic Stenosis
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Obesity
  • Glaucoma
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Eye Examination
  • Fecal Examination
  • Physical Examination
  • Urinalysis
  • Intradermal Injection Test
  • Blood Work
  • Allergy Testing
  • Skin Scrape
  • Diagnostic Tests

French Bullweiler Breed History

The English Industrial Revolution replaced many workers with machines. By the 1850s and 1860s lace makers no longer had jobs. The English lace makers started to move to France to find work.  They brought along their dogs, which were small to miniature Bulldogs. Eventually bred with the native French Terrier Boule, the French Bulldog came to be. In 1885, an American French Bulldog breeding program was started. Once in America, the breed became popular with society ladies. The breed was displayed at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog show in 1896.  The only winners in the French Bulldog group were those with “rose ears” and not the breed members with “erect bat ears”. The society ladies did not approve of the judge’s decision. They formed the French Bulldog Club of America, which then created the breed standard.  The “erect bat ear” was the correct type. In the early 20th century the breed was owned by the Rockefeller family and the J. P. Morgan family. The American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1898. By 1906 the French Bulldog was the fifth most popular dog breed in America. It is believed that the Rottweiler breed descends from the ancient Drover dogs used by the Romans.  The Drover dogs were used to herd and protect livestock. The Roman army would travel with their herds, flocks and faithful dogs. Germany defeated and expelled the Romans around 200 A.D. Many of the Roman dogs were left behind and these dogs bred with the local dogs. The Rottweiler was named after the town of Rottweil in the south of Germany, which was founded by the Romans in 73 A.D. The American Kennel Club admitted the Rottweiler into its Stud Book in 1931. In 1948 the first Rottweiler received an American Kennel Club championship title. The American Rottweiler Club was formed in 1971.

French Bullweiler Breed Appearance

The mixing of two purebreds may produce a litter that has appearance similarities to both breeds. Sometimes a certain trait of one of the parents will be passed on to the litter. Many French Bullweiler puppies have the facial markings of the Rottweiler breed. The markings are over the eyes, cheeks and on each side of the muzzle.  He may also have tan markings on his chest, lower legs and under his tail. The French Bullweiler will have a short and dense coat. The hybrid may be medium to large and shorter than the Rottweiler, and his body will be sturdy and muscular. The head will be broad and boxy and the French Bullweiler may have drop ears or erect ones. His tail may be long like the Rottweiler tail or short as that of the French Bulldog.  Most Rottweilers you see have short tails because they have been docked. However, the Rottweiler’s tails are naturally long.

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

French Bullweiler Breed Maintenance

The French Bullweiler has a short, dense coat, which only requires combing and brushing once a week to remove loose hair. Bathing can be done when needed with a gentle canine shampoo. His Rottweiler side may cause him to shed a great deal. If your French Bullweiler has drop ears, he will need weekly ear cleaning in order to eliminate dirt. Excess moisture can be a concern, so make sure that the ear is thoroughly dry at all times. The teeth of your hybrid should be brushed a few times a week and a visit to the dentist is recommended annually to ensure that the hygiene routine you have in place is sufficient. The nails of your French Bullweiler should not be neglected; check them for breaks or tears after exercise and trim them as needed.

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Brushes for French Bullweiler
Slicker Brush
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Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
French Bullweiler requires weekly brushing
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French Bullweiler Temperament

The French Bullweiler will have the behavior and personality traits of both his parents. Even among the same litter mates you may notice different looks and habits. Your hybrid will be highly intelligent and loyal.  It is important that your French Bullweiler puppy is socialized at an early age. Obedience training is also recommended when he is young.  Because he may be a little stubborn, consistency and patience will be necessary. Be a leader to your French Bullweiler and he should excel in his classes. The Rottweiler can be territorial and dog aggressive, while the French Bulldog side can make him a bit of a clown. Your French Bullweiler will be most content if he has lots of attention and love from you. Don't leave him alone for long stretches as he could start to exhibit anxious behavior such as chewing furniture or barking excessively.

French Bullweiler Activity Requirements

Your French Bullweiler may have a moderate to high energy level.  It is important to take him on daily walks where he has the opportunity to sniff and explore. Don't rush him - take your time and let him enjoy your company.  He will like to play fetch and run in a fenced yard.  Your French Bullweiler will also enjoy visiting a dog park; doing so will help him socialize with other dogs.  Both the French Bulldog and the Rottweiler do not do well in hot weather; your French Bullweiler should not be exposed to extreme temperatures.  During the summer months, he should be walked on shady streets and ideally in the coolest hours of the day. 

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

French Bullweiler Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
cup per day cost cup per day cost cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.50 - $1.90
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00
food bag monthly cost

French Bullweiler Owner Experiences

8 Weeks
2 People
Very pleasant so far, bundle of energy and very cuddley and affectionate.
2 years, 10 months ago
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We are looking to breed our smaller sized female Rottweiler to a friends French bulldog. Wondering if they can breed naturally or if we need to assist or if it is AI that needs to be done. Thanks

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