Facts & Origin
The French Bull Aussie is a hybrid dog, created by crossing the French Bulldog and the Australian Shepherd. The French Bulldog is known for its friendly, almost human-like personality. The Australian Shepherd, contrary to its name, was developed in the United States and is known for its high intelligence and strong work ethic.
Suitability and lifestyle
The combination of these two breeds results in a medium-sized dog with a strong protective instinct and high energy level. Due to their lively temperament and activity requirements, French Bull Aussies are great for active families and people who spend a lot of time outdoors.
|Alternate Name||Bull Aussie|
|Origin||USA - France|
|Life expectancy||10 - 15 years|
|Care requirements||high-maintenance - low-maintenance|
|Activity level||high - average|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
The French Bull Aussie is a cross between the spirited French Bulldog and the intelligent Australian Shepherd. This combination results in a unique blend of character traits that make this dog a lively, lovable companion.
Character traits of French Bulldog Australian Shepherd crossbreeds
The French Bull Aussie is an intelligent and energetic dog that combines the work ethic of the Australian Shepherd and the playful charm of the French Bulldog. These dogs are known for their curiosity and desire to constantly learn and explore new things.
They are very social animals that love to spend time with their family. Their friendly and outgoing nature makes them excellent family dogs that get along well with children and other pets.
Thanks to their intelligence and ambition, French Bull Aussies are highly trainable. They learn commands quickly and are always willing to learn new tricks. Their agility and energy level make them ideal candidates for activities such as dog sports, agility or flyball.
Like all mixed breeds, the French Bull Aussie can benefit from hybrid vigor, where genetic diversity leads to overall improved health. However, they can still be susceptible to certain health problems that are common in their parent breeds, including hip dysplasia and certain eye conditions. Regular veterinary checkups and a balanced diet can help promote their overall well-being. Their average life expectancy is about 10-12 years.
French Bull Aussie - Unique appearance and grooming needs
Appearance and coat of the Australian Shepherd crossbreed
The French Bull Aussie is an impressive appearance that combines the characteristic features of the French Bulldog and the Australian Shepherd. This hybrid dog usually has a medium-length, dense coat that reflects the variety of colors found in the Australian Shepherd - including blue, red, black and a variety of merle patterns. Their ears can be either the typical bat shape of the French Bulldog or the tall, pointed ears of the Australian Shepherd.
Size and Weight
The size of an adult French Bull Aussie can vary considerably, but they are usually between 35 and 50 inches in shoulder height. The weight varies accordingly and is usually between 10 and 25 kg. These values can vary depending on the genetic influences of the individual dog.
Grooming requirements of the French Bull Aussie dog
Despite their medium length coat, French Bull Aussies are relatively low maintenance. Their coats should be brushed regularly to keep them healthy and free of tangles. They are not known to be overly hairy, but may shed more fur during shedding periods.
Hip dysplasia (HD)
Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.
Elbow dysplasia (ED)
Elbow joint dysplasia is a chronic disease complex of the elbow joint of fast growing dog breeds.
The MDR1 defect is a defect in the MDR1 gene that can occur in some breeds of dogs and in humans. This results in the deficient or absent synthesis of a certain protein which is an important component of the blood-brain barrier, leading to hypersensitivity to some drugs.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a slowly progressive death of the retina in dogs.
Often occurs in old age.
Can occur in a number of breeds, regardless of genetic makeup.
Dogs with shortened muzzles can often experience respiratory problems.
Herniated disc in dogs (discopathy). Herniated discs or dachshund paralysis cause dogs severe pain.
A Bull Aussie is a mix of a Bulldog and an Australian Shepherd - often a French Bulldog or an English Bulldog.
On RTL and RTL+ Blue was a Bull Aussie at Top Dog Germany 2023. The French Bull Aussie can also be seen on the pictures in this breed description.