Below is a list of all known dog breeds, including hybrid and cross breeds, beginning with the letter F. Dominated by French Bulldog crosses, we hope the list helps you choose your next pet or find the right answer to your crossword clue.
The 48 Dog Breeds That Start with F
1. Farm Collie
The Farm Collie originates from Scotland, hence its alternative name of the Scotch Collie. They were bred as exceptional farm dogs and found their way to the US and Canada in the 19th century. Still used as sheepdogs today, Farm Collies are easy to train and get along well with children and other pets, making them a great family companion. However, they do have high exercise requirements.
2. Fauve de Bretagne
The Fauve de Bretagne, or Basset Fauve de Bretagne, is a hunting dog that originates from the Brittany region of France. Skilled at tracking and hunting game, they are energetic and strong. As long as you can meet their exercise requirements, they make great companion dogs for any owner. They can be a little stubborn but are intelligent enough to learn a list of commands.
3. Faux Frenchbo Bulldog
A cross between the Boston Terrier and the French Bulldog, the Faux Frenchbo Bulldog is a small hybrid breed. Initially bred to look like the French Bulldog but with fewer health complaints, he has the energy requirements of the Terrier and the looks of the Frenchie, and is generally considered to be a friendly dog. He is a sensitive breed and needs lots of human contact.
4. Feist Dog
Feists are hunting dogs that were originally bred by crossing English terriers with American Indian dogs. Still used by hunters and farmers, they also make great family pets. Although the Feist is an energetic little breed, he is also happy at home cuddling with his owners. They are eager to please and easy to train, and it is this steadiness that makes them a great addition to the family.
5. Field Spaniel
The Field Spaniel is a close cousin of the Springer and Cocker Spaniels. Bred as hunting companions, they are still used as working dogs but are also popular in the show ring and the home. The Field Spaniel loves children, is tolerant of other dogs and cats, and is relatively easy to train. Despite having boundless energy in the field, the Field Spaniel is quiet and docile at home.
6. Fila Brasileiro
The Fila Brasileiro, or Brazilian Mastiff, is a hunting dog. He is relentless, strong, and can be quite aggressive. Although he is not considered suitable for first-time owners, the Fila Brasileiro is known to be gentle and forgiving with children, as well as docile with the rest of the family. However, he needs early training and socialization to achieve these characteristics.
7. Fila Tosa Dog
The Fila Tosa has been combined by breeding the Japanese Tosa with the Fila Brasileiro. He is a big dog, but he has a calm outlook on life. Both parent breeds are relatively low maintenance. The Tosa’s use as a fighting dog in Japan, where it is still used for this purpose in some areas, means that the Fila Tosa may be banned in your country, and you need to check before buying one.
8. Finnish Hound
The Finnish Hound is not that well known outside his homeland of Finland, where he is used as a hunting dog and is rarely kept as a family pet or shown in the ring. Even though they are not kept as pets often, the Finnish Hound is known to be mild-mannered and a friendly dog. He can be stubborn, however, because he is used to getting his own way. They are vocal and tireless.
9. Finnish Lapphund
The Finnish Lapphund was initially bred to hunt reindeer, eventually being used to herd them. They did retain their hunting and scenting capabilities, however. Although the Lapphund is quite small, it is muscular and fast. Friendly with their family, they are wary of strangers, thanks to their use as guarding dogs. They are popular as pets in their homeland, but are known to be vocal and shed heavily.
10. Finnish Spitz
The Finnish Spitz is the most popular breed in Finland. He was used as a hunting dog, especially for hunting game. They can achieve up to 160 barks a minute. They are intelligent and sensitive to their owners but are wary of strangers despite not being scared or shy. They are commonly used as a show dog and, if you can get past the barking, make great family companions.
11. Flandoodle Dog
Protective and loyal, the Flandoodle is a cross between a Standard Poodle and the Bouvier des Flandres. They can weigh as much as 70 pounds and, while they are considered good with children and other animals, they do need early socialization to ensure that they make the best family pets and mix well with others.
12. Flat-Coated Retriever
The Flat-Coated Retriever is one of half a dozen retriever style breeds. Like all retrievers, this breed retrieves shot birds from lakes. They are as at home in the water as they are on land. The Flat-Coated Retriever is a happy dog, constantly wagging his tail. He retains a lot of his puppy attributes, so he will be bouncy and playful. He requires plenty of exercises but mixes well with others.
13. Florida Cur Dog
The Florida Cracker Cur is a herding dog used to round up cattle. They are now considered a rare breed. They are tough and courageous, and they need firm and consistent training to ensure that they develop good habits, rather than bad. They do make good guard dogs, but they will struggle if they are not given enough work to do, so you will need mental and physical exercise.
14. Fo-Chon Dog
The Fo-Chon combines the Toy Fox Terrier with the Bichon Frise. They are a small breed, usually weighing less than 10 pounds. Fun-loving and active, this breed will make a good family pet for an active family that is looking for a companion to accompany them. He gets on well with people in the family, but he may be protective of his family when meeting strangers.
15. Foodle Dog
The Foodle is another hybrid of the Toy Fox Terrier, this time combining the small breed with the Toy Poodle. He will weigh just over 10 pounds and he is alert, attentive, intelligent, and more than happy to lavish love and attention on his human owners. They will usually mix well with other animals, as well as with children.
16. Formosan Mountain Dog
The Formosan Mountain Dog is a Taiwanese dog that is rarely found outside his native land. He is a medium-sized dog and is known to be alert and loyal. He has strong senses, which he uses when preying on his quarry. While he is usually very close to his family, he can be reserved and even a little fearful around strangers.
17. Fo-Tzu Dog
The Fo-Tzu is a hybrid that combines the Shih-Tzu and the Toy Fox Terrier, both of which are popular small breeds. Their coat is more like hair than fur. This breed can be headstrong, and they can prove to be snappy with their owners. It is not recommended that you get a Fo-Tzu if you have small children.
18. Fourche Terrier
The Fourche Terrier is a combination of the Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie) and the West Highland Terrier (Westie). They are a friendly little breed that dotes on their family, and they will usually get along with all family members, regardless of age and size. Despite being quite small, they have demanding exercise requirements, needing about an hour of walk per day.
19. Foxhoodle Dog
The Foxhoodle combines the English Foxhound with the Poodle. They are considered emotionally well-balanced and calm, although they do have a playful side and are alert dogs. Like their Poodle parent, they can be very intelligent dogs, but they do require a lot of physical exercise every day to ensure that they stay fit and healthy.
The Foxhound may refer to the English Foxhound or American Foxhound. The latter was bred, in part, by George Washington, who used them for his hunting expeditions. Foxhounds require a lot of exercise or they can become destructive or depressed. They also have a very strong prey drive, which means that they are prone to take flight and chase almost any animal that is smaller than them.
21. Fox Terrier
The Fox Terrier is a Terrier by nature, as well as name. They used to chase foxes and then flush them out of their holes. Loyal to their owners, Fox Terriers tend to be aggressive towards other dogs. They will never back down from a fight, and because they are terriers, they are more than capable of clearing all but the tallest fences. If they can’t do this, they will dig under the perimeter to escape.
22. Foxingese Dog
The Foxingese crosses the Toy Fox Terrier with the Pekingese to create a small hybrid breed. This particular cross does not usually do well with very small children but if they have training and socialization from a young age, it is possible to integrate them into any family unit. They are not considered the best breed for first-time owners, however.
23. Foxton Dog
The Foxton is a cross between the Toy Fox Terrier and the Boston Terrier. With two Terrier parents, the Foxton is lively and has a prey drive that means he will chase after cats and smaller animals. They can be a bit goofy, are playful, and he is considered a good family dog even for families with very small children, thanks to his outgoing and friendly personality.
24. Foxy Rat Terrier
The Foxy Rat Terrier hybrid combines the Terrier temperament of his Toy Fox Terrier and Rat Terrier parent breeds. This means that he loves to explore, will investigate anything, and is capable of jumping or digging his way out of most yards. He will get on with others, can be trained with consistency, and is a hardy little animal that will fit in well with your family.
25. Foxy Russell
The Foxy Russell is another hybrid that combines the Toy Fox Terrier with another Terrier breed: this time, it’s the Jack Russell. The resulting breed is inquisitive, protective of his family and territory, and capable of getting out of most spaces. He does tend to bark a lot, although this can be fixed with early training. He certainly loves getting out and adventuring, ideally with his family, but this isn’t always necessary.
26. Free-Lance Bulldog
The Free-Lance Bulldog is a designer hybrid breed. He combines the English Bulldog with the French Bulldog. They are considered healthier than other Bulldog breeds and they are intelligent, friendly with other dogs, and love to spend time playing outdoors. They can be a handful but are considered well worth the effort and time.
27. French Brittany Spaniel
The French Brittany Spaniel is another popular Spaniel. He is at home when hunting, whether in water or on land, but he also loves to curl up with his favorite human in front of the fire at night. As a pet, he will demand a lot of physical exercise. He will perform well in agility sports including flyball and dock diving. He is also intelligent so will do very well at overall agility.
28. French Bull Jack
Crossing the French Bulldog and the Jack Russell Terrier gives us the French Bull Jack hybrid breed. He is alert and, as long as he receives good socialization at an early age, he will mix well with other dogs and with family members of all ages. He will need a lot of exercise but he loves to play, so exercise can take many different forms.
29. French Bull Tzu
The hybrid breed, the French Bull Tzu, is a cross of French Bulldog and Shih Tzu parent breeds. He is a small dog that is friendly and playful. He especially enjoys spending time with humans. He won’t require much daily exercise, but he will need to be trained and socialized from an early age.
30. French Bull Weiner
The French Bull Weiner is a cross between the French Bulldog and the Dachshund. He is usually a kind and loving little dog and will enjoy the attention that anybody is willing to lavish upon him. He is loyal to his family but he does tend to want to give chase, so he may not be the best companion for small children.
31. French Bulldog
The French Bulldog has become one of the most popular small breeds in the world. He has a distinctive look and a playful character. As a family pet, they don’t bark much but they are alert. They will get on with other dogs and usually get on with cats. They are especially friendly to humans. They do not require a lot of exercise but do enjoy playing.
32. French Bullhuahua
The hybrid breed, the French Bullhuahua, is a combination of French Bulldog and Chihuahua parent breeds. Although they can be quite yappy, the French Bullhuahua is fun and small, he is adaptable to apartment living. Early training will help limit his barking, and his fun-loving and slightly goofy attitude will keep you entertained.
33. French Bullnese
The French Bullnese is a cross between the French Bulldog and the Pekingese. He is alert and lively, although he will not require too much in the way of exercise. He can be a bit yappy, which means that he will need training if you want him to live in an apartment and still get on with your neighbors.
34. French Bulloxer
The French Bulloxer combines the French Bulldog with the Boxer. The resulting hybrid dog is friendly and charismatic, playful and lively. The Boxer in the breed means that he will be playful and potentially a bit daft, always looking to please you, but sometimes getting it completely wrong. He can be protective of his family, though, so socialization is vital.
35. French Bull Rat Terrier
Crossing the French Bulldog with the American Rat Terrier gives us a feisty little dog. He will be friendly and relish the opportunity to meet new people, especially if they’re willing to give him a quick love before he runs off to chase his next quarry. He can be difficult to train because he isn’t always in the mood to listen.
36. French Mastiff Dog
The French Mastiff, or Dogue de Bordeaux, was used to guard estates and hunt large game. They are believed to have been bred in France as long as 600 years ago. The breed is confident, loyal, and protective. He is usually a calm and gentle dog. He is usually quite quick to learn, so you will need to ensure that he learns the habits you want.
37. French Pin Dog
The French Pin is a hybrid breed that combines the French Bulldog with the Miniature Pinscher. He is a small and muscular dog and while he can be a bit vocal because of the Pinscher in him, he will adapt well to life in an apartment, as long as you provide him with at least one walk a day and mental stimulation to boot.
38. French Pointing Dog
The French Pointing Dog, or Braque Francais Pyrenean breed, is a hunting dog from the rugged and challenging Pyrenean mountain terrain. He loves water and loves to retrieve. As a pet, the French Pointing Dog requires a lot of exercise. He is gentle, loves to socialize with humans, and does not need to be dominant to be happy. He is fast and may retain his prey drive, however.
39. French Spaniel
The French Spaniel is a medium-sized Spaniel that comes from France, where he was bred as a hunting dog. He is one of the largest Spaniel breeds who is almost as comfortable in the water as in the fields. The French Spaniel is sociable, intelligent, and friendly. He makes an excellent pet, especially for those that enjoy an outdoorsy and active lifestyle.
40. French Tricolor Hound
The French Tricolor Hound is a hunting dog that resembles the beagle in markings as well as utilization. He is considered an excellent hunter and a great pack dog. The French Tricolor Hound needs a lot of daily exercise and would not be suitable for living in a small apartment. They are considered best for experienced owners.
41. French White and Black Hound
The French White and Black Hound is a scent hound that originates from France. They hunt in packs and are considered a large hunting breed. They require a lot of exercise and mental stimulation. If you fail to provide this, they are likely to become bored and may become destructive and develop other undesirable traits.
42. French White and Orange Hound
The French White and Orange Hound is another scent hound traditionally bred in France and used to hunt in packs. When he is not hunting, the White and Orange Hound is loyal and loving. He is gentle with his family and will happily provide and accept affection from all family members. He will not make a good guard dog, and his owner needs to assert themselves as the pack.
43. Frenchie Bichon
Frenchie Bichons combine the traits of their parent breeds, the French Bulldog and the Bichon Frise. This gives an independent but loving dog. They are described as being alert and lively while being blissfully easy to care for. This is a well-developed hybrid breed so quite a lot is known about their temperament and appearance.
44. Frenchie-Pei Dog
The Frenchie-Pei is a unique looking hybrid breed, created by crossing the French Bulldog with the distinctive look of the Chinese Shar-Pei. He is a loyal companion dog, which he gets from his Shar-Pei heritage. He is also calm and reasonable, they prefer company to being left alone and they can live in apartments, as long as you’re willing to provide a lap for them to relax on.
45. Frenchie Pug
The Frenchie Pug is a combination of two of the most popular small breed dogs: the French Bulldog and the Pug. They are friendly and have a good, even temperament. They are also good at eventing and agility classes, full of pluck, and they are good as guard dogs because they are alert, loyal to their family, and not afraid to let you know when anything they perceive as trouble is approaching.
46. Frenchie Shepherd
The Frenchie Shepherd is an unlikely pairing between the small French Bulldog and the large German Shepherd. He is usually medium-sized and shares the traits of both parents. This means that he can be a bit unpredictable and silly, but is very loyal, makes an excellent guard dog, and will require a lot of physical and mental exercise to keep him entertained and happy.
47. Frenchie Staff
A combination of the French Bulldog and the Staffordshire Terrier, the Frenchie Staff is a loving and playful dog. He is stronger than his French Bulldog parent breed, and he will require plenty of exercise if you want to ensure that he behaves and doesn’t destroy things. He is very loyal and loves the attention of his owners.
48. Frengle Dog
The Frengle is a hybrid dog, combining the French Bulldog with the Beagle. The resulting dog is gentle but alert, happy, and usually very playful and energetic. He may also adopt the Beagle’s tendency to bark and howl at any time. This breed will love all family members, including children, and gets along with other animals, being a pack dog.
Conclusion: Dogs That Start With F
Whether you’re looking for a fun-loving Fox Terrier or a feisty French Bulldog hybrid, this list has got it all when it comes to dog names starting with the letter F. Hopefully, you’ve found the breed you were looking for. Although other cross breeds might exist, they have not yet been widely or readily recognized. As such, they did not make the list.
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