I'm a lover of all things 'dog' (particularly the exploration of cross breeds - and just like to write about man's best friend.
When buying a mix dog, one of the worst things you can do is buy the wrong kind of dog.
Mix animals are often very hard to get to grips with and to understand.
For the most part, they can feel like dogs that are quite tough to learn about, too; especially some of the more unique, mysterious breeds out there.
A fine example of this is the French Pomerdog.
For many dog owners, they make an excellent addition to the family home.
It’s absolutely not the kind of dog that they were looking for in the first place.
If that seems to be where you are on your dog hunt, we’ll help you to determine whether or not a French Bulldog Pomeranian mix is going to be a good choice for you or not.
What Kind of Cross Are They?
This is a dog that is a mixture of a French Bulldog and a Pomeranian.
This is a very interesting breed of dog, as the two parent breeds are much closer in personality and style than many would assume.
They also have similarities in how they look, creating dogs that are instantly quite compelling and interesting to look at.
Despite being both quite small breeds, the crossbreed is a fantastic dog to have around the place.
They make wonderful companions, and they try and make sure they do everything they can to appease you.
For people who value discipline in a dog, this immediately makes it much easier for you to keep your canine around the place and to enjoy their company properly.
However, that being said, it’s vital that you take a look at one in terms of their style on a daily basis.
These dogs, while friendly and loyal, can be a little hard to deal with at times!
What Do They Look Like?
Really, it does depend on who is the dominant winner in the parentage stakes.
Some of these dogs will look far more like a French Bulldog, while others will take on far more Pomeranian styles and appearance features.
That is something to remember, as it can be hard to determine at times if a dog is a French Bulldog or a Pomeranian majority due to the similarity.
In terms of size and power, these are interesting dogs.
They tend to be dogs that can reach anything from 10-12” in height, so they are definitely not going to be big powerhouse dogs.
In terms of their weight, you can also find that dogs like this tend to pile on the weight a fair bit.
Indeed, seeing a French Bulldog Pomeranian cross that is as heavy as 22lbs is not uncommon.
They tend to be dogs that are quite hard to care for due to that, as they have a very distinctive eating personality (more on that below).
More importantly, though, in terms of their look, they tend to be a dog that is hard to pick out immediately.
Those with a more French Bulldog look will have the ears and the coat to go with. Meanwhile, a more Pomeranian style is likely to be smaller and a touch more shed-worthy when it comes to its coat.
The challenge is making sure you can handle one.
They are going to be dogs that require no small amount of grooming and maintenance, so you have to determine if you are ready to handle that side of things.
It can be quite time consuming, so do your best to consider this carefully before buying one.
Personality & Temperament
The one thing about this breed is that, regardless of who is the dominant personality, this is a very loyal breed of dog.
If you bring it into the family home early enough, it will become attached to all of you – very attached.
If you are ever in trouble, expect the first one to be in about the issue is your new friend!
They are dogs that respect loyalty, and dogs that tend to be very sweet.
This makes them easy enough to keep hold of at home, but their high-energy personality does mean they can be a little exhausting for more sedentary owners.
Their personality is a unique thing, as they are just so friendly: while the Pomeranian can be a touch bossy and moody, a French one is often going to have personality trait left behind.
In terms of being family dogs, you would have to look around pretty far to find a dog that is more suited to family life than these.
They are awesome dogs for hanging around with, and they tend to give you a dog that is going to be very much one the kids can fall in love with.
However, we do have to say one thing: dogs like this need to be put in their place.
Without prompting, they might try and take over as the dominant party at home.
The challenge in the early days is making sure you can get that out of their system, whilst making sure that they begin to calm down a bit with regards to their general actions on a daily basis.
Get that right, though, and you have a dog that you can have forever.
Give them positive reinforcement, and in time they’ll begin to learn the way that you want to do things.
Potential Health Issues
However, the problem with them is that they can have rather contentious life quality due to their health.
Some of the most common problems you can see in a dog like this include:
- Skin conditions and issues with their coat, leading to significant cosmetic issues.
- Eye and ear problems, leading to deafness and blindness as time goes on.
- Problems such as brachycephalic syndrome are increasingly common, too.
- Head shaking is an issue that can start early and never cease, as well.
- Hip dysplasia and other body issues such as tail conditions can take place.
This is one of the many reasons why, if you intend on owning a French Bulldog Pomeranian mix, you get it checked out by a vet as often as you can.
These problems can be hard to spot for a non-expert, so going to see someone who can assist you with that is very much an idea to consider.
Exercising & Fitness
When it comes to exercise, a dog such as this can be hard to get your head around.
However, these are dogs that will normally be one that needs some exercise – but not a huge amount.
Despite being quite energetic canines, they are not going to be dogs that are going to hit you with too much in terms of exercise demands.
Give them some toys to play with at home and they can stay stimulated that way.
Go for walks and try and tire them out as best as you can with some toys, games etc. – but always make sure that you look to give your dog a bit of help when it comes to their exercise.
Get them outside and make it easy for them to move around and to embrace the outdoors.
However, you should also make sure that you get them nice and tired for night time.
With that natural high energy, they tend to have issues sleeping if you have not got them busy enough during the day.
So, make sure you get them outdoors to move around and keep them plenty busy day-in, day-out!
Feeding & Diet
The diet is a hard thing to get right: what you feed these cross breeds very much dependent on your own personal choice.
For that reason, we recommend that you spend as much time as you can get the dog checked out by a vet.
They tend to need a fair amount of food, especially if they have more of the French Bulldog side of things.
Both parent breeds can have challenging stomach conditions, too, so make sure you get a vet to see just how sensitive the stomach is on your canine.
This will help – a lot – with making sure you have a dog that is going to stay in good condition and enjoy its food.
Basically, the challenge with a French Pomerdog is making sure you get some good food for it.
Given their dietary needs can change entirely depending on who is the dominant parent, the best thing that you can do is take your dog to a vet and get them to help you work out a diet plan.
With a French Bulldog Pomeranian mix, you get a dog that is hard work but very much worth the effort in the long-term.
Pick one up in your life, and you would have a hard time regretting it!
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.
© 2019 Harry Sheen