The Rare French Bulldog Doberman Mix

The French bulldog Doberman mix, aka Doberman-Frenchie, is a rare crossbreed between a French bulldog and a Doberman. It is not a designer dog and is not officially recognized by the AKC. People like French bulldogs as pets because they look cute, but Dobermans are good guard dogs. Presumably, the rare French bulldog-Doberman mix is thus bred as a cute guard dog. They are friendly, warm, and powerful dogs.

History of the French bulldog Doberman mix

French bulldog Doberman mix

The history of the French bulldog-Doberman mix is twofold based on its parents. French bulldogs originated as toy bulldogs in Nottingham, England. They were brought to Normandy, France, at the end of the 19th century by English lacemakers. The French bulldog was shaped by the rat terrier and the pug, and they quickly became popular as companion dogs. The Doberman Pinscher, on the other hand, is a guard dog bred from the Rottweiler, Weimeraner, German Pinscher, Old German Shepherd Dog, Manchester Terrier, English Greyhound Shorthaired Shepherd, and Great Dane. Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann is credited with developing Dobermans as guard dogs. 


Generally, individual mixed pups differ in terms of appearance. French bulldog Doberman mixes do not have a specific appearance, even within a litter. Some may have prominent French bulldog features, while others may exhibit Doberman features or a mix. 

French bulldog Doberman mix

Size and Weight

French bulldogs are small dogs that stand at 12 inches at the shoulder, weigh between 17 and 28 pounds, and have erect bat-like ears. Dobermans are twice as large as Frenchies, standing at 24 to 28 inches at the shoulder. They weigh 65 to 90 pounds and have floppy ears. Not much is known about the size and weight of the French bulldog Doberman mix. But we can aggregate it to the midpoint between the parents. 

Health Issues

French bulldog Doberman mix

The potential health issues of the French bulldog Doberman mix are unknown because they are rare. However, Frenchies are among the most vulnerable breeds susceptible to brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BAOS), intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), ear infections, eye infections, and reproductive issues, among others. Dobermans, on the other hand, are more likely to get dilated cardiomyopathy, gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV), wobbler’s, demodicosis, and Von Willebrand’s disease. Do not be surprised if a French bulldog Doberman mix develops any of the diseases during its lifetime.

How To Care For French Bulldog Doberman Mix

Since not much is known about this rare mixed breed, taking care of them means giving them healthy dog food, grooming them well, letting them play, and taking them to the vet for checkups. Give it enough food for its size, bathe it, and brush its coat and teeth regularly. Taking them to the vet can also help uncover potential issues that may go unnoticed. Do not forget to exercise and train them too.


Similar to other dogs, French bulldog Doberman mixes are fed based on their individual size. Their diet should contain lots of protein, preferably animal proteins, and be supplemented with vitamins and minerals. Do not overfeed them since they can become obese and lead to other health issues. They are related to Frenchies who are prone to genetic hemivertebrae.

How much exercise does your dog need?

French bulldog Doberman mix

Although little is known about their exercise requirements, the French bulldog Doberman mix needs regular exercise to stay healthy. Frenchies require a half-hour daily walk, while Dobermans require three times the amount of time. Thus, a compromise of 40 minutes to one hour may be enough. Monitor your dog during such walks and be sure not to completely wear them out.

Will you have to groom your dog like a Doberman dog?

Your Doberman-Frenchie mix has a short fur coat that should be brushed weekly, similar to a Doberman and Frenchie. You should also bathe them and trim their nails each month. When grooming them, carefully examine them for any health concerns.

Will Your French Bulldog Doberman Mix Be A Good Family Dog?

French bulldog Doberman mix

Frenchies and Dobermans are good family dogs, and their mixed breed is too. Individual dogs differ in terms of personality and temperament, but early training can turn them into excellent family dogs. By creating an affectionate environment, all dogs can be socialized and get along with family members. 

Price and Expenses

The exact price of a Doberman-Frenchie is unknown because they are unpopular. However, Frenchies are among the most expensive breeds, while Dobermans are slightly cheaper. Frenchie puppies sell between $1,500 and $3,000, while Doberman puppies sell between $1,000 and $ 2,500. So expect a Doberman-Frenchie to cost somewhere in between a Frenchie and a Doberman, but don’t be surprised if the price is different. Remember, individual breeders charge differently, and Doberman-Frenchies are not popular.


French bulldog Doberman mix

Doberman-Frenchies are extremely rare to find. The size and look of Frenchies and Dobermans are different, and Doberman-Frenchies can have prominent traits from either parent. Not much is known about this rare mixed breed, rather, their information is aggregated from both parents.


How does the French Bulldog Doberman mix with other families?

Not much is known about the French Bulldog Doberman mix. However, with early training and socialization, they can mix well with other families.

What will you see in the French Bulldog-Doberman Appearance?

Since the French Bulldog-Doberman is a cross between two different dog sizes, expect an aggregate between the two breeds. Some may have clear Frenchie traits, like ears that stand up, while others may have clear Doberman traits, like ears that hang down.

French bulldog Doberman mix