Frenchie Labrador

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35-45 lbs
16-17"
United States
French Bulldog
Labrador Retriever
French Lab, Bullador, French Labrador

Frenchie Labradors are medium-sized, sweet and smart family dogs that get along with everyone. They are moderately active and very responsive to affirmation from their owners. Frenchie Labs have an average lifespan of 9 to 15 years, weight of 35 and 50 pounds, and height of 16 to 18 inches. They have a short, smooth, and dense coat that comes in combinations of black, chocolate, yellow, cream, white, and fawn with the possibility of a brindle pattern and ticked markings. This mix is not widely recognized and there is no exact date of its origin. Owners of this friendly hybrid say he is easy maintenance and always ready for fun.

Purpose
Companionship
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
French Bulldog, Labrador Retriever

Frenchie Labrador Health

Average Size
Male Frenchie Labrador size stats
Height: 17-18 inches Weight: 40-50 lbs
Female Frenchie Labrador size stats
Height: 16-17 inches Weight: 35-45 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Gastric Torsion
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
  • Skeletal/Joint Conditions
Minor Concerns
  • Otitis Externa
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Eye Conditions
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Entropion
  • Demodicosis
Occasional Tests
  • Biopsy
  • Neurological Examination
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Orthopedic Exam
  • Hormone Analysis
  • Cardiac Test
  • Clinical Exam

Frenchie Labrador Breed History

The Frenchie Labrador gets its name from its parent breeds: the French Bulldog and the Labrador Retriever. The French Bulldog is thought to have descended from the Molosser-type dogs which are known to be large dogs like the Mastiffs. The French Bulldog originated from English breeders who bred the English Bulldog down to a smaller size. These dogs then travelled to France along with their owners, English men and women who moved during the Industrial Revolution. French breeders further developed the breed. Tourists from across the sea also fell in love with the smart and spunky French Bulldog and brought them home to the United States. The French Bulldog was added to American Kennel Clubs roster in 1898. The Labrador Retriever originated in Newfoundland, Canada and is a cousin of the Newfoundland breed. It was bred in Canada to be adept at swimming and retrieving items – like fishing nets – from cold water. Eventually, its population dwindled in Newfoundland due to a dog tax, but boomed in the United Kingdom where it had been imported for decades in the early 1800s for hunting. Eventually, Labrador Retrievers were brought to North America at the end of the 19th century and have long since been one of the most popular breeds in the United States. The Labrador Retriever was recognized by the AKC in 1917. The Frenchie Labrador is a relatively new hybrid. It is not widely recognized and lives in the shadow of more popular Labrador Retriever and French Bulldog hybrids. Nonetheless, this breed is known to be over-the-top sweet.

Frenchie Labrador Breed Appearance

Frenchie Labradors look like small Labrador Retrievers with French Bulldog facial features. They are medium-sized with a sturdy, athletic build and weigh between 35 and 50 pounds. When full grown, Frenchie Labradors weigh between 16 and 18 inches. Their coats are short and smooth and come in combinations of black, chocolate, yellow, cream, white, and fawn with the possibility of a brindle pattern and ticked markings. They can have either “bat” ears, just like their Frenchie parent, or semi-pricked ears that sit high on the head. Frenchie Labradors have dark, big, and friendly eyes and a short muzzle that gives their face a distinct Bulldog look.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Frenchie Labrador eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Frenchie Labrador nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
black Frenchie Labrador coat
Black
cream Frenchie Labrador coat
Cream
white Frenchie Labrador coat
White
fawn Frenchie Labrador coat
Fawn
brindle Frenchie Labrador coat
Brindle
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Frenchie Labrador straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Frenchie Labrador Breed Maintenance

Frenchie Labradors do not shed a lot, but owners may see spikes in hair loss on a seasonal basis. This hybrid is not hypoallergenic and is not suitable for owners with allergies. Since these pups have short hair, they only require occasional grooming with a pin or slicker brush, depending on the thickness of the coat. They should be bathed occasionally with attention paid to keep their ears clean to avoid infection. Beyond this, owners should brush their Frenchie Labrador’s teeth every day, as well as clip their nails once a month. If a Frenchie Labrador takes after its French Bulldog parent, it might have some skin folds around the face; if this is the case, owners should clean between the folds regularly to prevent skin irritation.

Brushes for Frenchie Labrador
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Frenchie Labrador requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Frenchie Labrador Temperament

You won’t find a sweeter hybrid mix out there! Frenchie Labradors are mild mannered and affectionate to everyone that they meet. This naturally cheerful breed gets along with strangers, children, and other furry friends alike. They enjoy playing games with anyone who will engage with them and never turn down a snuggle session. Frenchie Labradors are also a very intelligent hybrid. They respond well to obedience training, not to mention learning commands and tricks. In fact, they love entertaining an audience and thrive on social activity. This breed is very loyal to its owners and – although not needy – does require consistent attention and affirmation from those around them. If Frenchie Labradors become bored or restless, they will also become destructive around the house. Nonetheless, this breed is suitable for any type of living environment as long as it has a loving family that attends to its exercise and emotional needs.

Frenchie Labrador Activity Requirements

Frenchie Labradors’ energy and activity levels vary widely depending on which parent breed it takes after the most. On average, Frenchie Labradors with more Retriever in them should get about 45 to 60 minutes of daily activity, while French Labradors with more French Bulldog in them should get about 30 to 45 minutes of daily activity. Regardless, this breed loves walks, trips to the dog park, and playing with toys and friends indoors. Frenchie Labradors also love cuddling with their owners and consider downtime an important part of their day. They are better suited for temperate and cool climates because of their dense coat and potential respiratory issues.

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

Frenchie Labrador Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.2 - $1.4
Monthly Cost
$34 - $45

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