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Frenchie-Pei (French Bulldog & Chinese Shar-Pei Mix): Info, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts

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Frenchie Pei mixed breed puppy

Height: 15-17 inches
Weight: 30 – 45 pounds
Lifespan: 8-11 years
Colors: Black, brown, cream, grey, white
Suitable for: People who work from home, active families, people with children, people with other pets, Temperament: friendly, smart, energetic, loyal, great with kids and other pets, affectionate

Frenchie Peis are made when a French Bulldog is bred with a Chinese Shar-Pei. These two breeds are similar in stature and size, and that is why they make such a great pairing for a designer breed.

There’s a good chance that you have come across one or both of these two breeds, and you may know what to expect from the two parent breeds. However, when you take these two breeds and create a Frenchie Pei, it creates a whole new dog.

That’s why we have created this guide, so you know what to expect from these amazing dogs.

So, are you ready to go on an incredible journey? Let’s take a look at what it’s like to live with a Frenchie Pei.Divider 1

Frenchie Pei Puppies


Before you go looking for a puppy of any type, whether it’s a Frenchie Pei, a purebred, or another type of puppy, you should ask yourself a few questions. Consider if you have time to spend training your puppy and if you will be home enough to give your puppy the time and attention it needs. The Frenchie Pei is very energetic and they will need regular exercise, outdoor activities, and mental stimulation to avoid boredom.

These dogs tend to be very affectionate and will create strong bonds with their families, especially with children. Be ready for an adventure of a lifetime when you welcome a Frenchie Pei.

3 Little-Known Facts About the Frenchie Pei

These puppies are very cute. That being said, there are a few things that you want to know about these puppies before you make your decision.

1. Their appearance can widely vary.

This hybrid has been around for a while, but the way it looks can vary greatly. This means that you have no true idea of how your puppy will look.

2. They’re not hypoallergenic.

These dogs aren’t good for people who are allergic to dogs.

3. Their teeth need daily brushing.

They often suffer from problems with their teeth, so one thing you’ll need to do is to brush your dog’s teeth each day. But they may not enjoy this.

Parent Breeds of Frenchie Pei
Image Credit: Jumpstory

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Temperament & Intelligence of the Frenchie Pei 🧠

The Frenchie Pei is an observant and relaxed dog. They love sitting back and enjoying the company of people, particularly their owners. They are very loyal, a lot like their Shar-Pei parent. However, it’s important to know that they can often be standoffish around other dogs and strangers, but they’re not usually aggressive. They are also very affectionate to their family and playful on occasion. They like laying around the home and ‘guarding’ things like creates and chew toys.

They aren’t barkers usually, but they do sniffle and snort due to their respiratory issues and short snouts. They’ve very smart and are generally easily trained. Because they don’t have a lot of energy and they’re generally independent, they’re good in urban environments and apartments. If you are a busy house, you’ll love that they don’t need attention constantly. However, they will love attention occasionally.

These dogs are very intelligent, so they are very easy to train.

Are These Dogs Good for Families? 🏡

Frenchie Peis are good for families, yes. They are very loyal and friendly, and they are generally just chill dogs.

Does This Breed Get Along with Other Pets? 🐶 😽

There isn’t a lot of information about their interaction with other animals.

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Things to Know When Owning a Frenchie Pei

We have given you an idea of what you should do when you are looking for a Frenchie Pei puppy. However, that’s just the start. Now we’re going to look at what it’s like to live with a Frenchie Pei.

Food & Diet Requirements 🦴

When you are feeding your Frenchie Pei, they will eat around 2 cups per day of food. This should be divided into two meals. Since the Frenchie Pei doesn’t have a lot of energy, you want to be very careful not to overfeed them. Otherwise, they will become overweight.

You shouldn’t choose cheaper food, because this type of food has a lot of filler ingredients without giving them the nutrients that they need to be healthy. You should look for high-quality food that’s made for your dog’s size. This will help your dog get the nutrients that they need for developing fully without the filler ingredients.

Exercise 🐕

Frenchie Peis don’t have a lot of energy. But you still want to give them exercise each day, at least half an hour is a good place to start. This may be difficult since this hybrid’s happy just laying around. If you live in an apartment, this means that this is a wonderful dog for apartment living.

Making sure your Frenchie Pei gets the exercise he needs can be done simply by taking them out for short walks. Just keep them short so that they get their exercise but there isn’t a lot of stress on their joints.

Grooming ✂️

If you have allergies, a Frenchie Pei is not for you because they aren’t hypoallergenic. Because of their minimal shedding and short coats, they don’t need a lot of grooming. You should bathe your Frenchie Pei occasionally, and give special attention to making sure their ears are clean of debris and wax buildup. This will help avoid infection.

You also need to clean between the folds on their body and face to help with prevent skin diseases from progressing and infection. Brush their teeth daily and clip their nails monthly. This dog is very low maintenance.

Health and Conditions ❤️

Frenchie Peis can have health problems that can affect it throughout their lives. Even though there isn’t any guarantee that they might be afflicted by the following problems, you want to know about them so that you aren’t surprised if they happen.

When you’re looking for your Frenchie Pei puppy, you want to get as much information as possible from your breeder.

Minor Conditions
  • Eye conditions
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Skeletal/joint conditions
  • Skin conditions
Serious Conditions
  • Brachycephalic syndrome
  • Chinese Shar-Pei fever
  • Entropion
  • Mast cell tumors
  • Pulmonic stenosis
  • Skeletal/joint conditions
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Male vs Female

Frenchie Pei males have a height of 16 to 17 inches and a weight of 40 to 45 pounds. Females are 15 to 16 inches high and weigh 30 to 35 pounds. Unless you agree to have the female spayed, the price for a female may be higher due to breeding availability.Divider 3


Frenchie Peis are wonderful dogs that are perfect for first-time owners. They don’t require attention constantly and are made to be able to live in an apartment or house. They’re friendly with their family and will make you smile. if you are searching for a dog that’s easy to care for and own, the French Pei might be the one for you.

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