The French Bulldog Poodle Mix – The Perfect Dog You’ve Never Heard Of?

The Frenchie Poo, french boodle, or the Froogle is a mix between a french bulldog and a poodle, two of the most beloved breeds of all time, I mean the mix already speaks for themselves but still we are going to cover everything you need to know about the mix.

If you think of getting a French bulldog poodle mix, who can blame you? So let’s jump right into the article to know if they are suitable for you and your lifestyle.

Other Names Frenchie poo, Froodle, or French boodle.
Weight 16 – 25 Pounds 
Height12 – 15 inches 
Lifespan 11 – 13 years 
Colors white, black, brown, gray, and cream 
Health 8/10
Grooming Needs10/10
Exercise Needs9/10
Shedding 6/10
Kid Friendliness 9/10
Pet-friendliness 9/10
Protectiveness 5/10
Good for apartments Yes
Average puppy cost $1,500 – $3,000 USD 

The Frenchies Poo Mix Characteristics 

Size: 12 – 15 inches

Weight: 16 – 25 pounds 

Colors: white, black, brown, gray, and cream

Coat Type: Double-coated/coarse 

The Frenchie Poo is a mix between french bulldog and poodle, and the mix has the best of both worlds.

Their size varies because it depends on both of the parent breeds but mostly on the poodle, so you can expect the puppy’s size depending on whether the poodle is a standard, toy, or miniature.

They tend to have light or dark brown eyes and in some rare cases they may have blue eyes if one of the parents happened to have blue eyes as well but no matter the eye color of that puppy, they are gorgeous in all cases.

Parent Breeds

To fully understand the Frenchie Poo, you need to know more about the parent breeds, so let’s start with the poodle.

Poodles are the second smartest dog breed after the Border Collie, they are eager to please as well so naturally, they are easy to train.

Besides being smart and having a good personality, they also have the looks and stunning hair that steals hearts.

Poodles are one of the oldest dog breeds, they are originated in Germany and developed for hunting waterfowl, and if you surprised that they were originated in Germany and not France because they do look french, well, you are half right, they are developed into their own distinct breed in France.

Now, let’s get to know the French bulldogs a little more. Besides being just adorable, the French bulldogs are gentle, affectionate, and ideal family dogs.

They have been our companions for centuries now, mankind enjoyed the company of french bulldogs from the moment they were bred.

The French bulldog originated in England but when the lace workers emigrated to France they took their bulldogs with them and that’s how they became the French bulldogs that we all know and love.


The french boodle is a well-tempered, affectionate, and the perfect family dog, they are gentle with everyone and love children, and can get along with other pets easily.

They can be a little stubborn but with the right training and early socialization, you won’t have any problem with their obedience.

The Frenchie Poos really love nothing more than their family, they can even love them so much that it can turn into neediness and in the end, they will be suffering from separation anxiety.

They cannot be left alone for long periods because they can be destructive due to their separation anxiety that may occur from time to time.

Health and lifespan 

The French Boodle may have some health issues that they inherited from one or both of the parent breed, so here is what you should look out for.

  • Hip dysplasia 
  • Patellar luxation 
  • Urolithiasis 
  • Allergies 
  • Brachycephalic syndrome
  • Von Willebrand’s disease

However, they are usually healthy and do not have any health issues but you should always check their health clearances and their parents’ as well to prove that they have been tested and cleared of these conditions.

They may, however, inherit some of the Frenchie’s numerous health problems. For example, their legs may be a bit weaker than other mixes because of their french parents, and they may have trouble going up or down things, and you can learn more about this in my guide to French Bulldogs’ problems with stairs here.

The French boodle lifespan is between 11 and 13 years but they can live even longer with good care, as long as you keep them on a healthy and proper diet for them and with a regular check-up with their vet.

Nutritional Needs 

The French Boodle is a mixed breed so their diet isn’t really the same as either of their parents, and you should ask their vet about the proper diet for them but here are the most important things in any diet.

Any diet should have protein, vitamins, antioxidants, omega fatty acids, glucosamine, chondroitin, minerals, probiotics, and omega fatty acids. 

Their diet should also include high-quality animal protein from poultry, fish, and meat, you can also add omega-3 or fish oil to their meals to improve their coat, health, and to improve their digestibility. 

Their daily amount should be between ¾ and 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day divided into meals. 

Grooming Needs & Shedding

The French Boodles are not heavy shedders because both of the parent breeds shed minimally, so they only need to be brushed once or twice a week to keep their coats clean and not tangled.

So the mixed breed is an ideal choice for people with allergies and they also do not require lots of maintenance so if you are looking for a breed that doesn’t shed all over your furniture and clothes, you should get this adorable mixed breed.

They need to be bathed every three to six months or whenever they get into a mess like jumping in the mud, suspicious lake, or anything sticky.

You should clip their nails once or twice a month and if you hear their nails clicking on the floor then their nails are too long and need to be trimmed to prevent them from unintentionally scratching you or from destroying your furniture.

Don’t forget about their teeth because most people forget that their dog can have bacteria, tartar build-up, and gum diseases and the only way to prevent that is by regularly brushing their teeth, and by brushing their teeth your dog won’t have bad breath as well.

You should also check their ears and wipe them with a cotton ball every week to avoid debris build-up and possible infections.

Exercise Needs 

The Frenchie Poo is a low-energy pup so they don’t need a strong exercise because they can be worn out easily, however, they are still playful and like to be included in family activities. 

They need at least 30 minutes of training a day to keep them physically stimulated and to prevent any destructive behavior they may do when bored.

The Frenchie Poo still has the genetics of a poodle, the second smartest breed, so they need to be mentally stimulated as well, so provide them with puzzles and make a schedule for them that should include, playing time, the daily walk, small exercises such as swimming or hiking, and just spending one-on-one time with you to bond better with them. 


The Frenchie Poo needs early socialization so they can get along well with children and other dogs and pets in general.

They are easy to train and won’t take long to learn the main commands, however, they can be a bit stubborn, so you should always use positive reinforcement with them so they can respond properly to the training.

Reward them with their favorite treat when they are well-behaving or responding correctly to the training, and always praise them with an upbeat voice so they can know they are doing a great job. 

The Frenchie Poo must be crate trained as a puppy because as they grow old they can show destructive behavior when you leave them alone and may chew on something that can harm them so it’s for their own good.

As Family Dogs 

The Frenchie Poo is a great family dog, they are friendly, lovable, and loyal.

The pup can get along with children and can be raised with babies because they do not bark a lot and their size is small so they won’t knock down toddlers, however, you should teach your children boundaries such as not pulling the dog’s tail or ear and never try to sit on the pup.

Even though they are gentle with kids and toddlers, you should never leave them alone just like with any other dog, you should never leave a baby or a child with your dog unsupervised.  

As Guard Dogs 

The Frenchie Poo is not a good guard dog due to their small size and gentle personality.

If you think that they must be good watchdogs at least, then you are right, they can alarm you when there is someone at the door or when a stranger approaches you on the street and that’s why they need socializing.

Where to find them? 

You can find the Frenchie Poo in your local shelter or you can check a rescue group.

However, if you still didn’t find one, you can check the rescue groups of the french bulldog and the poodle, you may find one, but if you still didn’t find any, you can get one from a breeder, and the Frenchie Poo can cost you between $1,500 and $3,000.

All About the Frenchie Poo in a nutshell 

The Frenchie Poo is a mix between a French Bulldog and a poodle, the mixed breed is friendly, gentle, and loyal, they have low energy, and need low maintenance, they are not heavy shedders and great for people with allergies but they are not the best guard dogs.

If you liked this article, you can share it with your friends and family, and if you have any questions about your dog, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Interested in other mixes? Check out the French Bulldog Dalmatian Mix here. It may just be what you are looking for but don’t know you should be looking for, yet.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Is the Frenchie Poo A Good Family Dog? 

Yes, the Frenchie Poo is a great family dog, they are gentle with kids, and can get along with all ages and other animals, and due to their size, they can be raised in apartments and anywhere because they don’t require much space. 

Is the Frenchie Poo easy to train? 

Yes, the Frenchie Poo is easy to train, they are intelligent and eager to please so they have the most important traits that make any dog easy to train, however, they can be a bit stubborn but with the right methods, they can respond faster to the training without any stubbornness.

Is the Frenchie Poo good with kids? 

Yes, the Frenchie Poo is great with kids, they are gentle and love to play with kids and toddlers, if you get a Frenchie Poo to raise with your kids, your children will have a lifelong buddy to keep them company.

How much is the Frenchie Poo? 

The Frenchie Poo can cost between $1,500 and $3,000, however, the price may vary from one breed to another so just make sure to get your pup from a trusted breeder with a good reputation, and it can be between $350 and $550 to adopt one.

Is the Frenchie Poo smart? 

Yes, the Frenchie Poo is smart, both of the parent breeds are intelligent but the Poodle is the second smartest breed so typically the mixed breed is intelligent as well and they need to be mentally stimulated regularly. 

Helpful Resources 

Poodle Dog Breed Information

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