Froodle

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17-19 lbs
12-14"
United States
French Bulldog
Poodle

The Froodle is a hybrid dog which is a mix of the French Bulldog and the Poodle. It is recognised by the American Canine Hybrid Club. A small but sturdy little dog, the Froodle has a pleasant playful nature and is affectionate and devoted to their owner and family. Be aware that this little dog can have a stubborn streak and it will take patience and firm, but kind communication to overcome their resistance. The Froodle is a dog that wants to be part of the family activities, they dislike being ignored and adore attention. Their coat can vary from short and smooth to medium length and wavy like the Poodle. They are intelligent and are talented at retrieving, agility, competitive obedience and make a good watchdog. Family friendly, they are a good all-round dog.

Purpose
Companion, Watchdog
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
French Bulldog and Poodle

Froodle Health

Average Size
Male Froodle size stats
Height: 12-15 inches Weight: 18-22 lbs
Female Froodle size stats
Height: 12-14 inches Weight: 17-19 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Diabetes
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  • Immune Mediated Haemolytic Anaemia (IMHA)
  • Heart Defects
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Eye Infections
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Skin Allergies
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Eye Tests
  • Ear Tests and Myringotomy Tests
  • Blood and Urine Tests
  • Wellness Check
  • Serum Chemistry Tests

Froodle Breed History

The history on the Froodle is quite limited, so it is advisable to look to the parent breeds for guidance on characteristics. The Poodle is an ancient breed and is even depicted in 15th century paintings. Their origin is unknown, France tried to claim it but the honor has gone to Germany from the American Kennel Club. They were used as a water dog to retrieve waterfowl. The miniature version of the Poodle was used to sniff out truffles lying underground in the woods. The Miniature Poodle was bred down from the Standard Poodle and became very popular with royalty in the 18th Century. The Poodle enjoyed popularity in the 1950s and 1960s and were renowned for their ability to learn tricks (they were great in circuses), obedience, and were good watchdogs. The French Bulldog originated in Nottingham, England in the 19th Century. Lace makers of the time bred them down from the English Bulldog to become lap dogs and companions. When the Industrial Revolution chased the lace makers over to France they took their little dogs with them. These became very popular with the French, and they gained the name of French Bulldog. On return to England many years later the British hotly debated the name ‘French’ as England was its home, but the name stuck to this day and it is known as the French Bulldog. Both dogs have interesting history that will be reflected in the offspring hybrid Froodle.

Froodle Breed Appearance

The Froodle dog is a small, sturdy dog with legs in proportion to the body. The head is rounded with a definable stop, leading to a muzzle that can differ depending on the parent dog influence. It can be shorter like the Bulldog or longer and tapered like the Poodle. This also applies to the ears, which can be long and floppy or rounded and held high. The eyes are large and round with a mischievous expression. The Froodle has a nose that is black with wide set nostrils. As with most hybrid dogs, they can vary a lot in size, shape and temperament depending on the dominant parent’s genes that they inherit. Therefore, your Froodle could look either like the Poodle or the French Bulldog, but either way it will be an attractive, active little dog.

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

Froodle Breed Maintenance

The Froodle's grooming requirements will vary, depending on the coat he inherits. If your dog’s coat is more like the French Bulldog's, it will be short and smooth and easy to maintain. Just a brushing twice a week and a bath when necessary will do it. But if your dog inherits the Poodle coat, then it will take more grooming, may need clipping, and will need more regular bathing to keep it in good condition. While grooming, check your dog’s ears for infections, infestation or any inflammation. Nails will need regular clipping and just check around the eyes to ensure they are healthy. It is a great bonding time with your pet, and you can finish it off with a good dose of teeth brushing and a few hugs for good behavior.

Brushes for Froodle
Slicker Brush
Comb
Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Froodle requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Froodle Temperament

Words that best describe the Froodle are fun loving, comical, clever, alert, affectionate, curious and sweet. The Froodle is a lively dog, happy to play games for as long as you are willing to participate. But they are equally happy to take up residence on your lap and enjoy family time together. The Froodle is an intelligent dog and as such, needs mental stimulation with games and outings to keep it a well-behaved dog. They are excellent to train, although they are sensitive to the tone of your voice or a little stubborn, so calmness and kindness combined with patience will get the best results. Socialise these dogs well, right from their puppy years, and you will have an emotionally well-developed dog. They are good with children if they have been socialised, otherwise they can be a bit nippy and sensitive. Teach children how to treat the Froodle with kindness and yet firmness – these dogs will push children around if they can get away with it.

Froodle Activity Requirements

The Froodle comes from parent stock that are known for their activity levels, so it is safe to assume that the Froodle will be the same. Walks around the neighbourhood, or time out in the pet park socialising with other dogs will provide the exercise and mental stimulation that this dog needs. Any outing around water (remember though, the Bulldog is not a great swimmer) such as a beach walk will be thoroughly enjoyed, or activities such as competitive obedience or learning a new trick will keep your dog happy. Keep activity down during hot weather, as these dogs are prone to heat stroke. A child’s paddling pool will be welcomed on these days to chill out in.

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

Froodle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.80 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00

Froodle Owner Experiences

Lotti
18 Months
1 People
House & Yard
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Pastimes
The best thing to ever happen to me! I adore her and she adores me and everyone she meets! People gravitate to her and she is so very gentle! She remembers bad experiences ie being spayed with the hose, hit the head by a ball and will now stay inside when I water the garden and runs away if a ball is being thrown around!
4 months, 1 week ago
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