Rat Terrier French Bulldog Mix


The French Bulldog Rat Terrier Mix, is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the French Bulldog and the Rat Terrier. These are obviously both smaller dogs, that make for a unique match. What does this mixed breed look and act like? Is it more like the French Bulldog or the Rat Terrier? Those are the questions we will try and answer below. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful French Bulldog Rat Terrier Mix.

While we really recommend that you acquire all animals through a rescue, we understand that some people might go through a breeder to get their French Bulldog Rat Terrier Mix puppy. That is, if they have any French Bulldog Rat Terrier Mix puppies for sale.  

If you are interested in helping animal rescues raise money, please play our quiz. Each correct answer donates to help feed shelter animals.


Click below to play our quiz


Here are some pictures of the Rat Terrier French Bulldog Mix




Rat Terrier French Bulldog Mix History

All hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years or so even though I am sure that this mixed breed found it’s share of dogs to the shelter due to accidental breeding. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below.  If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. Please sign our petition to stop puppy mills.

French Bulldog History:

The French Bulldog also known as the Frenchie is a small breed of domestic dog. It was originally bred to be a toy version of the Bulldog. This smaller breed was rather popular among lace workers in the city of Nottingham. When these factory workers emigrated to France for more opportunities, of course they brought their little bulldogs with them. Frenchies were the result in the 1800s of a cross between bulldog ancestors imported from England and local ratters in Paris. This is how they came to be.

Rat Terrier History:

This is an American bred dog bred to be a working dog. Being that they are so small, they were bred to act as a hunter and a farm dog to hunt pests like rats and other vermin. They needed them to be fast and able to catch animals as quick as rabbits. Today the Rat Terrier is a stubborn but intelligent dog who is wary of strangers. While they will be good with a family even if not properly socialized they may be aggressive to other pets and strangers. They have a lot of courage and are very good at detecting the mood you are in. They want to please and are affectionate but he needs a lot of exercise or he can become poorly behaved.



Awesome videos of Rat Terrier French Bulldog Mix puppies


Rat Terrier French Bulldog Mix Size and Weight

French Bulldog

Height: 12 - 16 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 40-55 lb.

Lifespan: 8-10 years


Rat Terrier

Height: 10 - 18 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 10 - 24 lb.

Lifespan: 15 - 18 years



Rat Terrier French Bulldog Mix Personality

This is an easy to love and extremely friendly dog. This should make a very friendly, family oriented dog. It could be a small but feisty dog. Just because they are small doesn’t mean they don’t want to be in charge. They should get along well with other animals if exposed and socialized properly as well. They are somewhat capable of independence, or alone time when the house is noisy or full. She responds well to positive reinforcement, like all dogs. She should be Bostonher affectionate and enjoy spending lots of time with you.



Rat Terrier French Bulldog Mix Health

All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.

The French Bulldog Rat Terrier Mix might be prone to Eye problems, patellar luxation, Hereditary deafness, Eye problems, Urolithiasis, Reverse sneezing, brachycephalic syndrome, head shakes, hip dysplasia, skin problems, tail problems,

Note that these are just common problems in both breeds.



Rat Terrier French Bulldog Mix Care

What are the grooming requirements?

They will be a pretty easy keeper in this department. This hybrid probably won’t shed that much. These are both smaller dogs that don’t really shed. Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin.

What are the exercise requirements?

This dog will have a unique energy level. It could have a ton of energy and need a ton of exercise but be careful as you don’t want it overheating too much. A tired dog is a good dog though. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.

What are the training requirements?

Though intelligent, it might be stubborn and demanding. It will need a strong, firm handler that is consistent and won’t let this dog take advantage of them. All dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So make sure to praise her when she does well. She is an intelligent dog who loves to please, and loves a physical challenge. The more exercise she gets the easier she will be to train. Proper socialization is imperative to all dogs and puppies. Make sure to take her to the park and doggy day care to get her around as many people and dogs as possible.



Rat Terrier French Bulldog Mix Feeding

A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.

Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.

A good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.


Links to other breeds you might be interested in

Dogo Argentino

Teacup Pomeranian

ChiWeenie

Alaskan Malamute

Tibetan Mastiff

Pomsky





































Sign Our Petition to Stop Puppy Mills

Click to sign our petition to amend the Animal Welfare Act to claim that all dogs must be given 20 ft. of space above and below their dimensions, measured from the tip of their nose to the base of their tail, that is not obstructed.

Sign Now