While the French Bulldog is still a small dog, it has nothing on the Pomeranian, which is only beaten by some smaller Chihuahuas. Both have a few health issues, due to rapid breeding to supply the high demand for such popular dogs.
However, they have sweet temperaments and make excellent dogs for families and the elderly. So what happens when these small, yet loving, dogs are bred together?
By mixing the French Bulldog and Pomeranian, you get a dog known as the French Pomerdog. They are fluffy, cute, and very loving and get along well with any member of the family, even other pets.
The French Pomerdog is also smart and does well learning new tricks. If you want a small, but fierce guard dog that still works well with the family, these might be great dogs to look into.
Keep reading to learn more about this mixed breed, the French Pomerdog, and its two parent breeds, the French Bulldog and Pomeranian.
Comparison Table for the French Bulldog, Pomeranian, and the French Pomerdog
|French Bulldog||French Pomerdog||Pomeranian|
|Height||11-13 inches||6-13 inches||6-7 inches|
|Weight||<28 pounds||3-28 pounds||3-7 pounds|
|Life Expectancy||10-12 years||10-16 years||12-16 years|
|Colors||Cream Brindle White Fawn Brindle and white Fawn and white White and brindle||Black Brown Blue Cream Gray Tan White||Black Black and tan Blue Blue and tan Brindle Chocolate Red White Beaver Tri-colored|
|Coat Type||Short and smooth||Can have single or double coat||Long, double coat|
|Affection levels||Very loving||Very loving||Very loving|
|Shedding Level||Average shedding||Can shed less||Less shedding|
|Temperament||Very playful Average protectiveness||Pretty playful Pretty protective||Average playfulness Pretty protective|
|Health Issues||Hip dysplasia Patellar luxation Eye disorders Breathing problems Skin allergies Cardiac disorders||Hip dysplasia Patellar luxation Eye disorders Cardiac disorders||Patellar luxation Hypothyroidism Collapsing tracheas Alopecia X Seizures Cardiac disorders|
|Trainability||Pretty easy to train||Pretty easy to train||Average trainability|
|Exercise||Average energy levels||Average energy levels||Average energy levels|
|Friendliness to People||Very friendly||Average friendliness||Average friendliness|
|Friendliness to Dogs||Pretty good with other dogs||Pretty good with other dogs||Okay with other dogs|
|Drooling Levels||Average drooling||Less drooling||Little to no drooling|
|Mental Stimulation||Average mental stimulation required||Average mental stimulation required||Average mental stimulation required|
|Barking Level||Barks to alert||Pretty vocal||Pretty vocal|
About French Bulldogs
French Bulldogs are some of the most loved dogs in North America, easily ranking in the top five from all registered American Kennel Club breeds. They are small, but sturdy, making them excellent family dogs that aren’t as easily harmed as other small breeds.
They are fairly stubborn, but are loving and friendly, and make excellent family dogs or dogs for new pet owners. Their main issue is their health problems. Many of which come from their smushed faces. It leads to something known as Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome (BAS), which is common among any dog with flat faces.
This can lead to many health issues down the road, that many owners aren’t aware of until after they have to pay for expensive vet appointments. Despite the health issues, they are still popular, as many associate a flat face to be cuter and more desired. They often rank in the top5 most popular dogs in the US.
Though some breeders are working on making healthier French Bulldogs, by breeding for longer snouts, many breeders just looking to make money don’t bother to care about breed health and push out the same dogs.
Pomeranians are very small dogs, beaten only by Chihuahuas. Though their name doesn’t suggest it, they are considered a toy breed, as they are often no more than 11 inches tall and weigh between three and seven pounds. It takes them less than a year to reach full-size maturity.
They have a fluffy double coat. A Pomeranian can also come in a variety of colors, though they are most commonly known for their red fur. They are often in the top 20 for most popular dog breeds in America, though in other countries their popularity has been declining.
They are very friendly dogs that aren’t aware of their size. They often are more than willing to square up against larger dogs, or other threats and have a strong guard dog personality. This means they are fairly vocal dogs.
Despite their size, they need a fair amount of exercise, though a few walks throughout the day is often enough. Pomeranians are quick to learn and eager to please, even though they can be a little independent. This makes them great dogs for competition, and they do well with training competitions.
Despite their need for exercise, they do well with older people, as they are great guard dogs, but also enjoy sitting in laps and spending their day with their owners. They may not be great around children unless they were raised that way, as they can be reserved, and their short stature makes them easy to injure if a child isn’t careful.
Pomeranians are considered Spitz dogs and are thought to be descendants of a German Spitz.
About French Pomerdogs
French Pomerdogs are a designer breed, mostly for those that want the best of two dog worlds and are willing to pay the price.
However, they are still a new dog breed, and still, come out pretty unpredictable. They can weigh anywhere between 10 to 16 pounds and 8 to 14 inches tall. This gives you a small dog like the Pomeranian, but a bit more sturdy like the French Bulldog.
Since they are considered designer dogs, they have likely been around since the 1980s. They may still be unpredictable, but they are starting to gain some common traits to make them their own breed instead of a mix.
They usually have a longer snout-like their Pomeranian parents, as well as their shaggy fur. They can have a wide range of colors as well, though somewhere between cream and black is the most common.
They can easily become overweight, as is common with their French Bulldog parent, so you have to watch how much they eat if you want them to have a healthy, long life. They also need a fair amount of exercise, up to usually a couple of walks a day to maintain their health and reduce their energy levels.
French Pomerdogs are incredibly smart dogs, though, and do well with positive reinforcement. However, they can be easily distracted and stubborn so it is also a good idea to train in small bursts and in a quiet environment.
However, these dogs are sweet and have unique personalities that make them a joy to watch as they learn and grow. Despite their size, they are bold and are always ready to put their life on the line to protect their owner and territory.
The French Pomerdog is a sweet, loving dog that is fluffy, fierce, and protective. They do well with children or adults, though they prefer calmer households, like with the elderly. Despite their size, they need a fair amount of exercise.
Both the French Bulldog and the Pomeranian have a fair amount of health issues. By mixing the breeds together, you get a great dog with far fewer issues that still can easily be a family favorite.