The Pitbull in French.
As suggested by its name, the French Pitbull is a cross between the French Bulldog and the American Bull Terrier (Pitbull).
It is what is referred to as a designer dog breed, which is a canine variety that was produced by mating two purebred animals.
With designer breeds, you get the best characteristics of both breeds—and some will inherit more features from one or the other ancestors… Some French Pitbulls may resemble Frenchies, while others may resemble Pitbulls.
These two endearing breeds combined.
Walking on the sand with its owner is a Pitbull.
In a nutshell, the French Pitbull.
The French Pitbull is a sturdy, medium-sized dog that combines the Frenchie’s adorable pointed ears with the Pitbull’s powerful, muscular build.
Lots of energy.
It is a highly energetic breed with a strong prey drive— but don’t be fooled by the Pitbull’s bad reputation for being aggressive & dangerous dogs….
They’re super friendly & loving.
Properly socialized, the French Pitbull is a highly loving & social breed that makes a great family pet— they’re good around children, the elderly, and pretty much any stranger they meet!
They shed a little bit.
They’re known to shed a fair bit, but it’s easily controllable with some basic grooming practices & using de-shedding brushes.
Nicknames for the French Bulldog x Pitbull Mix
While anybody will know what you mean when you say you have a “French Bulldog Pitbull Mix”, there are a few other names that this mixed breed goes by…
Other names include…
- French Pittie
- French Pitbull
- American French Bull Terrier
French Pitbull Personality & Traits
Some of the sweetest & most loving dogs that I’ve ever met have been Frenchies & Pitbulls… the French Pitbull
French Pitbulls are known to be…
- Easy to train
- Eager to please
- Stubborn (just like Frenchies)… but they’re also intelligent
- Couch potatoes (but not as lazy as Frenchies— they’re quite active)
What does a French Pitbull look like?
A French Pitbull is typically…
- Ears— pointy ears just like the Frenchie
- Size— a French Pitbull is bigger than a Frenchie but smaller than a Pitbull
- Height— 14–18 inches as adults; the males are usually taller than females as well
- Face— a snout that isn’t as flat as the Frenchie’s but not as pronounced as a Pitbull’s
- Tail— typically has a longer & pointy tail, unlike the Frenchie who has a short & stubby tail
- Color— can be seen in Black; Blue; Grey; Brown; Brindle; Fawn; and White (any combination of these colors is possible as well)
- Weight— a full-grown French Pitbull weighs anywhere from 30–40lbs (13.5–18.1kg); with males weighing more than females on average
French Pitbull Colors
Only 8 French Bulldog colors are recognized by the AKC & 18 are recognized for the Pitbull… this means that French Pitbulls can come in any combination of these colors…
French Pitbulls can be found in the following colors…
- Blue Fawn
- Blue Brindle
- Brown Brindle
- Fawn Brindle
- Red Brindle
- Red Sable
- Black Brindle
- Liver Brindle
- Fawn Sable
- Seal Brown
- Blue Fawn Brindle
It’s also possible for a French Pitbull to come in any combination of the above colors with various different coat patterns as well.
French Pitbulls can be found in the following patterns…
- Blue Mask
- Tan Points
- Black Mask
- White Mask
- Brindle Points
- White Markings
- Spotted Or Patched
French Pitbull Price
A French Pitbull puppy costs anywhere from $300-$750. The price of a puppy can vary based on many factors such as location, color & pattern, the breeder, and the bloodline of the dog.
Price can vary based on factors such as…
- Your location
- The bloodline of the dog
- Color & pattern of the dog
- The breeder & their reputation
Compared to the price of Frenchies
Compare this to Frenchies, which range in price from $2,000–$5,000+.
Frenchies cost a lot due to…
- Their popularity
- Needing artificial insemination & c-sections to breed
- Their long list of health problems (and the health testing that reputable breeders perform)
versus the cost of Pitbulls. On the other hand, the price of a purebred Pitbull ranges from $500 to $3,500.
Pitbulls are expensive due to…
a large market for top-notch bloodlines.
Additionally, they have expensive health problems of their own.
A French Pitbull, where can I find one?
You typically have two choices if you’ve made up your mind to get a French Pitbull: a breeder or rescue/adoption.
A breeder of French pit bulls.
You’ll pay more to purchase a French Pitbull from a breeder, but you’ll be able to select an 8–10 week old puppy.
Additionally, you’ll learn more about the dog’s upbringing and family history of medical problems (or, hopefully, a lack thereof).
Knowing more about the puppy’s past, including its family’s medical history and the environment it was raised in, will give you more insight into its upbringing.
When you purchase a puppy from a breeder, you typically take it home when it is 8 to 10 weeks old. As a result, you have full control over how the dog is socialized, trained, and fed from an early age.
Take in or adopt a French Pitbull.
On the other hand, if you choose to adopt a French Pitbull from a shelter, you’ll be able to give a dog who is in dire need of a home.
If you choose to go this route, it can be difficult to find a French Pitbull from a rescue shelter in your area, and you might need to broaden your search to places other than your hometown.
Advantages of animal rescue/adoption.
More affordable—adopting or rescuing a dog is almost always less expensive than buying one from a breeder. Giving a home to a dog in need—dogs in rescue shelters require a loving home; by adopting, you may be able to save the life of a dog who would otherwise be put down.
If you adopt a dog from a rescue, you can choose from puppies to senior citizens. Whether this is a pro or a con depends on who you ask, but it does give you some flexibility if you don’t want to deal with the strain and training that comes with raising a puppy.
Health problems with French Pitbulls.
Pitbulls and Frenchies both have a unique set of health issues that can arise.
French Pitbulls unfortunately frequently have certain conditions because they are quite common in both breeds.
Typical health issues affecting French Pitbulls include…
dysplasia of the hip.
issues with breathing.
Despite all of this, studies have found that mixed breeds generally have better health than purebred breeds.
Lifespan of a French Pitbull.
Compared to dogs in general, which live 10–13 years on average, French Pitbulls live 12–15 years on average.
Note: The average lifespan of 12–15 years was determined by averaging the top 10 web sources for French Pitbull Lifespan.
in comparison to their ancestors, French Pitbulls live longer.
Contrast that with the Frenchie’s average lifespan of 10–12 years and the Pitbull’s average lifespan of 15–20 years.
Pitbull in France Shedding.
The French Pitbull sheds on average. Your French Pitbull will shed all year long, but fortunately, with a little at-home grooming, you can significantly reduce this shedding.
Since the Frenchie and Pitbull have only one coat and short fur, this might surprise you.
Guidelines to lessen their shedding.
Every two to three months, give them a bath.
To tidy up their coat, remove any stray hairs with a grooming brush like the FURminator.
Stop Shedding Right Away! You can’t stop dogs from shedding to some extent. However, shedding and loose hair can be greatly reduced by the FURminator.
There is no chance of cutting your dog’s skin or tearing their coat thanks to the curved edge that comfortably conforms to their body.
Safe—won’t sever skin or harm a coat.
Effective—reduces hair that has fallen out in clumps.
Simply brush their coat gently to use.
The French Bulldog and Pitbull both have a lengthy history dating back hundreds of years.
French Pitbull history.
The French Pitbull’s information is provided below.
The Frenchie did not become well-known in America until the 1990s, whereas the Pitbull did so in the early 1900s.
After the Frenchie and Pitbull became well-known in America, it probably became common.
The French Pitbull is believed to have been created sometime between the 1990s and the early 2000s.
In the early 1800s, in the United Kingdom, the Pitbull first appeared. The now extinct Old English Bulldog and a Terrier were originally bred to create them. The resulting breed was heavily utilized for “bull baiting,” a blood sport where dogs were placed in a ring with a bull until one of them would die or collapse/give up from exhaustion.
French Bulldog history.
Frenchies, despite their name, were developed as a miniature, toy-sized variation of the Bulldog. They are English in origin.
The city’s lace workers kept them as pets when they were first bred in the 1800s in Nottingham.
However, toward the end of the 19th century, the breed relocated to France, where they quickly gained popularity among the upper classes of society.
The French Bulldog’s historical background.
Am I a good candidate for a French Pitbull?
You might be happier with a Frenchie, a Pitbull, or a dog of a completely different breed if French Pitbulls aren’t right for you.
You might be the ideal owner of a French Pitbull.
You want a family dog, and French Pitbulls are great for both (with proper socialization, of course) as they are very sociable and great with both children and the elderly.
You want a dog that will guard your family, and the French Pitbull has the courage to do so in an emergency.
You are dedicated to training; Pitbulls, especially French Pitbulls, require a strong, dominant owner.
If…, a French Pitbull might not be the right pet for you.
While Frenchies may have a reputation for being couch potatoes, French Pitbulls have much higher energy levels than Frenchies; therefore, for this active dog to thrive and be at its happiest, its owner must also be active.
You live in an apartment; while Frenchies are great apartment dogs because they don’t require much space, French Pitbulls are almost twice the size of Frenchies and will undoubtedly need some space to run around & get exercise; additionally, you might scare off some potential landlords when you mention that you have a “Pitbull” mix. Since the French Pitbull is a mixed breed, it is especially crucial to socialize them from a young age. Socialization is crucial for all breeds, but it is crucial for mixed breed dogs in particular.
Is a Pitbull a French Bulldog?
Despite the fact that both breeds have the word “bull” in their names, a French Bulldog and a Pitbull are not related.
the beginnings of these breeds.
Pitbulls are descended from the also extinct Old English Bulldog, while French Bulldogs are a cross between the now extinct Toy Bulldog and Parisian Ratters.