Miniature French Bull Terrier

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23-30 lbs
10-14"
Unknown
French Bulldog
Miniature Bull Terrier

The Miniature French Bull Terrier is a designer dog, a deliberate cross between the French Bulldog, a companion dog favored by English artisans and lace makers, then transplanted into Northern France, and a small but tenacious canine with an unusually arched head shape, the Miniature Bull Terrier. This hybrid is an excellent companion for older children as they are generally very playful and tolerant of rough handling, but they may be overenthusiastic for the very young, and they may become aggressive with other dogs or possessive over their food. These canines have fairly undemanding exercise and grooming routines and make good companions in either a larger home or an apartment. 

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
French Bulldog and Miniature Bull Terrier Mix

Miniature French Bull Terrier Health

Average Size
Male Miniature French Bull Terrier size stats
Height: 10-14 inches Weight: 23-30 lbs
Female Miniature French Bull Terrier size stats
Height: 10-14 inches Weight: 23-30 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Stenotic Nares
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Allergies
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Deafness
  • Glaucoma
  • Lens Luxation
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemivertebra
  • Kidney Disease
Occasional Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Skin Samples
  • Radiography
  • Myelography (Dye And X-Ray to Assess The Spinal Cord)

Miniature French Bull Terrier Breed History

The Miniature French Bull Terrier is an intentionally crossbred dog, a combination of the French Bulldog, a small companion animal and watchdog that was favored by English makers of lace in the mid 1800s, and the Miniature Bull Terrier, a compact version of the Bull Terrier, first bred as a fighting dogs, then as a “Gentleman’s Companion”. The French Bulldog is believed to be the descendant of the English Bulldog of the 1800s, designed to be a smaller, lighter variety of Bulldog to be employed as a companion animal and a watchdog. These dogs became especially popular with artisans and lace-makers who later moved to northern France during the Industrial Revolution. Once in France, their popularity exploded and fanciers of this breed began to develop a more uniform breed; like the French Bulldog of today, they were characterized by straight legs, and a compact body, with a slightly undershot jaw, but at the time either rose or bat ears were acceptable. A new breed standard was drawn up by the French Bulldog Club of America during the tail end of the 1800s, specifying the bat-eared trait. The breed remained rather rare until the 1980s when they began to enjoy another rise in popularity due to their suitability for urban life. The Bull Terrier’s original ancestors are very similar to the ancestors of the Pit or Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the Bull Terrier of the 1800s not only had a similar body structure, but it also had a head shape that was somewhat similar to these related dogs, rather than the distinct arched skull shape that is devoid of a stop that we see in modern Bull Terriers and Miniature Bull Terriers. At the time, they could be distinguished from these other breeds instead by their trademark white coloration instead, but problems that were genetically linked to color, such as deafness, encouraged breeders to begin adding dogs with different colorations as well. Although the Bull Terrier was recognized by the AKC in 1885, it wasn’t until the early 1900s that the first dog with the characteristic egg-shaped head was born. In 1991 the American Kennel Club recognized the Miniature Bull Terrier, a variety of Bull Terrier that is, on average, around half the size of the modern Standard Bull Terrier. 

Miniature French Bull Terrier Breed Appearance

The Miniature French Bull Terrier is a fairly small canine, typically around a foot in height and under thirty pounds in weight. There are sturdy, compact dogs that are more powerful than their size might imply, with straight legs, powerful jaws, and a great deal of tenacity. They have wide heads and although they can inherit the egg-shaped skull of the Miniature Bull Terrier or the shortened muzzle of the French Bulldog, they usually end up somewhere in between, with a moderate length muzzle and a moderate stop. The eyes are dark and are typically set low on the face and they may be either round or triangular in shape, and this hybrid will inherit ears that stand erect from both parent breeds although the ears of the French Bulldog are much larger than those of the Miniature Bull Terrier. The two parent breeds have similar, single-layer coats to one another and you can expect the offspring to have a short, glossy coat with a coarse texture as well. 

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

Miniature French Bull Terrier Breed Maintenance

Grooming the Miniature French Bull Terrier should be a fairly simple affair, due in large part to their short, easy to care for coat. They don’t require baths, usually every few months will do, and weekly brushing with a grooming glove, slicker brush, or bristle brush is typically effective for removing dead hair and restoring the sheen to the coat, although they may shed heavily during the spring or fall months and require more frequent brushing. Dental hygiene is also particularly important for this hybrid, especially if they inherit the undershot jaw of the French Bulldog, and the toenails are likely to require regular clipping. The ears of these dogs may also be prone to developing allergic reactions and infections, so it is essential to examine them on a regular basis and to ensure that they are clean and dry.

Brushes for Miniature French Bull Terrier
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Miniature French Bull Terrier requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Miniature French Bull Terrier Temperament

This crossbreed is typically a comical but sweet-tempered animal with people of all ages, but if they take after the Miniature Bull Terrier, they may become overexcited and cause bumps, bruises, or even falls in their enthusiasm to greet you. Due to this trait and a possible possessiveness in regards to their food this breed may not be the most suitable dog for homes with small children, although they usually get along quite well with slightly older kids. In many cases, these dogs will be quite agreeable with other dogs, but some individuals may show unwarranted aggression towards other dogs, particularly those of the same gender, however, effective socialization can help to stave off both timidity and aggression. This hybrid may be more challenging to train than other dogs due to some stubbornness from the French Bulldog and a tendency to challenge your leadership that can be found in the Miniature Bull Terrier. 

Miniature French Bull Terrier Activity Requirements

The Miniature Bull Terrier is an energetic animal, generally requiring more exercise than other dogs their size, however, although very young French Bulldogs may be frisky and lively, they tend to settle down and become rather sedate as they mature. Somewhere around 45 minutes to an hour of vigorous activity per day is usually sufficient to keep them healthy, although this is most effective if it is broken down into several shorter exercise sessions throughout the day. This crossbreed may be more susceptible to damage from UV rays, particularly those individuals with a white or light coat, and canine sunblock should be utilized to protect your dog from sunburn and to reduce the possibility of developing skin cancers. 

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

Miniature French Bull Terrier Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
0.8 cups
Daily Cost
$1 - $1
Monthly Cost
$25 - $30

Miniature French Bull Terrier Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Miniature French Bull Terrier size stats at six months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 20 lbs
Female Miniature French Bull Terrier size stats at six months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 20 lbs
12 Months
Male Miniature French Bull Terrier size stats at 12 months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 26 lbs
Female Miniature French Bull Terrier size stats at 12 months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 26 lbs
18 Months
Male Miniature French Bull Terrier size stats at 18 months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 26 lbs
Female Miniature French Bull Terrier size stats at 18 months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 26 lbs

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