Frenchie Staff

25-40 lbs
13-16"
United States
French Bulldog
American Staffordshire Terrier
Unknown

The Frenchie Staff dog is a stocky solid small to medium size dog that combines the strength and power of the American Staffordshire Terrier  with the playful affectionate nature of the French Bulldog. A gentle and loving dog, the Frenchie Staff dog is good with children and adults. This dog must be socialised fully when young to overcome any tendency to chase or fight other dogs and pets. Generally, they are placid, but if provoked, the Frenchie Staff will assert its inherited courage and can be a persistent fighter if provoked. This dog requires a strong pack leader to whom the dog can respect and obey willingly. They make ideal companion dogs, and want nothing more than to please their owner.

Purpose
Companion dog, Guard dog
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
French Bulldog and American Staffordshire Terrier

Frenchie Staff Health

Average Size
Male Frenchie Staff size stats
Height: 13-18 inches Weight: 28-45 lbs
Female Frenchie Staff size stats
Height: 13-16 inches Weight: 25-40 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Congenital Heart Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Skin Allergies
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Ataxia
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Ultrasound
  • Ocular Tests
  • Blood Work and Urine Tests
  • Echocardiogram Tests
  • Full Body Examination

Frenchie Staff Breed History

Investigation into the parent dog history starts during the 19th Century in the English town of Staffordshire, where many breeders were crossing the Bulldog and various Terriers to produce a very muscular active dog they called the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. This breed was imported to the United States of America, where the breeders increased its weight which gave it a more powerful head. This led to a split in the breed, with the name American Staffordshire being given to the American breed. When dog fighting sports were banned in the 1900s, it resulted in two strains of the dogs being developed- a show strain called the American Staffordshire, and the non-show strain labeled the Pit Bull Terrier. The American Staffordshire Terrier was recognised by the American Kennel Club in 1936, and its talents include companion, watchdog, police work, and agility skills. The French Terrier on the other hand originated in Nottingham City in England during the 19th Century. The craftspeople of the Lace Makers Guild bred them down from the English Bulldog, they wanted a lapdog and companion and they achieved just that. Most lace makers went to France to escape the industrial revolution, and they took their little dogs with them. The French people fell in love with this sturdy little dog, and they named it the French Bulldog. When the dog returned to grace the dog shows in England, their name was hotly debated by British Breeders as it was a British dog, but the name ‘French’ stuck and remains to this day.

Frenchie Staff Breed Appearance

The Frenchie Staff takes after the parent breeds being stocky, solid and a small to average dog in size. The head is often quite square and blocky looking with a rounded skull. The muzzle is medium in length, with teeth that meet in a scissors bite. The eyes are dark, round and very expressive. They are often low set and wide apart. The ears are often set high on the head and are held erect or at half prick. The tail is often shorter than the body length and ends in a tapered point. These dogs are solid for their size, with short solid legs and rounded paws, and have an appealing appearance and nature. The size varies depending on which parent’s genetics they have inherited the most.

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

Frenchie Staff Breed Maintenance

With a coat that is short, varies in texture from fine to thick, and is soft and glossy in appearance, the Frenchie Staff is an easy to maintain dog. A good brushing twice a week with a firm bristle brush is all that is needed to remove loose hair. Your dog only requires bathing when it is needed, otherwise a dry shampoo and brushing will keep it looking at its best. While you are in grooming mode, pay attention the Frenchie Staff’s ears – wipe out with a soft damp cloth to get rid of debris and check for any signs of infection. Follow this by a nail clip and then brush your dog’s teeth.

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

Frenchie Staff Temperament

The Frenchie Staff dog is an animal who is intelligent, happy, outgoing, stable and confident. They are curious and lively, and great family pets. Their aim is to please and they are very obedient, although they can also have a little touch of stubbornness that needs patient and firm but kind handling to overcome. The Frenchie Staff needs a strong pack leader, an owner who has experience with dogs and understands their needs. These dogs don’t like to be ignored, they are part of the family and want to be involved in all that is going on. While they are not usually aggressive dogs, they are courageous and will fight if provoked. They are protective of the owner and their property. These dogs need socialising when very young, they need to be thoroughly immersed with people and other dogs to understand the standards of behavior that are expected of it. Devoted and loveable, the Frenchie Staff is a new breed of dog that is making positive inroads into people’s hearts.

Frenchie Staff Activity Requirements

The Frenchie Staff has a lot of energy that it needs to run or walk off. A daily walk is vital to help prevent boredom turning into difficult habits to break. They will happily join you on a walk around the neighbourhood, on the beach, or even jog alongside your bike. It is all an adventure to them. These dogs will live quite happily in an apartment if they do get the daily dose of exercise. It is advisable to keep the dog on a leash when you are out, they have a strong instinct to hunt. For play, games of fetch the ball, tug of war and any other challenging games will suit your Frenchie Staff quite nicely.

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

Frenchie Staff Food Consumption

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

Frenchie Staff Owner Experiences

Hayley
4 Years
4 People
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She is sweet happy and loving dog
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Lil moma
2 Years
2 People
House & Yard
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Running
She so fast Every time we go how she run so fast
7 months ago
Book me a walkiee?
Pweeeze!
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