Last Updated on July 13, 2021 by Marco
The Husky is a medium-sized working dog breed, designed to pull heavy cargo-laden sleds through the snows and ice of the Northern hemisphere. It has a dense, thick coat, has very high energy levels, and can be difficult for novice dog owners to train.
The French Bulldog is an English breed, which was developed to be the smaller counterpart of the English bulldog. They are smaller than Huskies, have shorter and finer coats, and a more biddable nature. They do not require anywhere near as much exercise as the Husky.
So what can you expect from a French Bulldog and Husky mix?
Read on to find out all about the French Husky.
What Does The French Bulldog Husky Mix Look Like?
It is very difficult to say what the puppies of this mix will look like. Some French Husky pups may throw more to the French Bulldog side and have a smaller stature, finer hair, and brown eyes. Those French Husky pups that throw to the Husky side will be larger, have thicker coats, and have blue eyes. Either way, expect that your French Husky mix will shed quite a bit of dog hair. Speaking of hair, French Bulldogs come in a wide variety of colors, so your mixed pup’s coat may reflect this.
The average Husky weighs between 45 and 60 pounds, depending on the gender. A French Bulldog weighs around 25 pounds on average. A French Husky mix may end up weighing anywhere between 35 and 45 pounds as a fully grown adult.
The Husky French Bulldog Mix Temperament
Once again, this will vary quite a bit from dog to dog. Some French Huskies will be more dominant, with a strong prey drive, which comes from the Husky side. If this is the case, be careful having other small animals in your home, such as a cat. Others will be more easy-going and chilled, like the French Bulldog.
Read more about: Are Huskies Considered An Aggressive Breed?
French Husky Health Issues To Be Aware Of
The French Bulldog Husky mix may suffer from a condition called Von Willebrand’s disease, that can affect both of its parents’ breed. Similarly, hypothyroidism can be a problem in both breeds and therefore in the Husky French Bulldog mix too.
Von Willebrand’s disease makes the sufferer’s blood unable to create the protein needed to make it clot, leading to spontaneous bleeding, and wounds not healing. Von Willebrand’s disease is common in Siberian Huskies.
Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid is underactive. This can lead to weight gain, lethargy, and changes in the dog’s skin and coat. French Bulldog pups have a 25 percent chance of being affected with Congenital Hypothyroidism.
If a French Husky throws more to the French Bulldog side of its gene pool, then it may have the pushed-in face typical of that breed. If this is the case, then the dog will have more trouble breathing, especially when the weather is hot, slobber more, and have more flatulence due to the large amounts of air that it gulps down when eating. They cannot help this, it is just an unfortunate side-effect of selective breeding. There may be vet bills on the horizon for owners of a French Husky that takes more strongly after the French Bulldog parent.
Training The French Husky
The good news is that both the Husky and the French Bulldog love having a job to do and love to work. These are both breeds that have been bred with a purpose. The French Bulldog was originally bred as a rat-catcher, to keep homes and businesses free from vermin. Lace-makers from England took their companionable little dogs with them when they went to France seeking work. The French middle class found the breed delightful, and they became companion dogs from that time.
Given that the French Bulldog was bred to help people, and so too was the Husky, then it makes sense that the Husky French Bulldog mix will be very useful members of their household. This is provided that firm leash training is established early on in the dog’s life and that the dog is given a purpose. Both breeds are stubborn, so expect to put in the hard yards training the French Husky mix.
The French Husky Around The Home
In return for good training practices, expect a warm, loving, sociable, and fun pet. This mix makes a great family pet, and good with older children. The protective instinct of the French Bulldog and the howling vocals of the Husky makes this unique mix a wonderful guard dog too!
Both breeds are used to working as part of a pack. Therefore this is not a mix that is suited to being left alone for extended periods. Otherwise, boredom will result, and then unwanted destructive behaviors may develop.
Huskies are escape artists, and bulldogs are diggers. So if you settle on a French Husky mix as your ideal pet, ensure that your fence is high, and make sure that your is yard secure!
French Bulldog Husky Mix Recap:
- These two breeds have very different physical appearances;
- Puppies of this mix could throw more strongly to one breed or the other, and this is unpredictable;
- The average French Husky weighs around 35 to 45 pounds;
- The coat will shed quite a bit, and could be any color;
- Husky Bulldogs mixes both have a risk of suffering from Von Willebrand’s disease, and hypothyroidism – both of these conditions in common in both Huskies and French Bulldogs;
- This mix will be difficult to train so give it a job to do – remember that it has a working dog background from both parents;
- If you give your French Husky good and firm training from a young age, and loving home, they will reward you by being a loyal, fun, and protective family member.