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French Bull Tzu Characteristics

The French Bull-Tzu is a unique hybrid mix between the Instagram-favorite French Bulldog and a Shih-Tzu. They can come with either medium or long-length coats and display many of the facial features of the French Bulldog. French Bull-Tzus are a cheerful, loving breed that enjoys spending time with its humans and receiving all the love it can.

Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Small
  • Trainability Determined

Standing about 8-13 inches at the shoulder and weighing anywhere between 15-25 pounds, the French Bull-Tzu is the perfect size for an apartment and a human lap. These dogs are very mild-mannered and can acclimate to homes with children or pets with ease. They can be stubborn but are typically not challenging to train as they really do love to learn and be involved in the action.

Unfortunately, many experts agree that small dogs are at a higher risk for dental issues than large dogs. This is likely due to the smaller skulls and jaws, which can lead to overcrowding of the teeth, which can lead to bacteria growth. Taking your French Bull-Tzu to get regular checkups at the vet will ensure any dental disease is caught early.

The French Bull-Tzu comes in a variety of colors and coats, from medium to long. Their texture is a bit like a terrier or softer. They're also relatively easy to groom, and only require a brushing every 2-4 days. 

These dogs want nothing more than to please their owners, and will likely follow you from room to room. They’ll also love playing and romping with their families since they’re quite energetic. They’ll do very well with 45-60 minutes of vigorous exercise daily. French Bull-Tzus can adapt well to apartment living as long as their exercise needs are met. Be sure to provide your French Bull-Tzu with early socialization and obedience training to make sure they're well behaved when kept in small spaces.

Because of the Bulldog facial structure, these dogs do not cope well with extreme heat, so keep them inside on really hot days, and make sure they have plenty of water and shade to cool off!

How dog-friendly is Alabama?

Alabamans are dog-lovers! The state has high dog ownership and several pet-friendly destinations. However, it doesn’t rank well compared to other states when it comes to animal cruelty laws and protections. We hope to see some changes to that soon! 

 

Here’s what you should know about Alabama.

 

Two major studies for pet-friendliness ranked Alabama in the lower half of all 50 states. Pawsafe, an animal advocacy group, ranked Alabama 43rd. Safewise, a consumer safety review site, ranked it slightly higher at 31st in the country.

 

Both studies evaluated all 50 states by several factors, including animal welfare laws, pet-friendly accommodations, pet services, dog parks, and hiking trails. In both studies, the state scored poorly for its animal welfare laws related to abuse, neglect, fighting, or pet care standards.

Are cities in Alabama pet-friendly?

Yes! A study by Wallethub reviewed the 100 largest cities in the country to rank them by pet-friendliness. Here’s how Alabama’s biggest city stacked up.

Birmingham

Birmingham was ranked 5th overall of all 100 cities! This pet-friendly city scored 9th in pet budget, 15th in pet health and wellness, and 77th in outdoor pet-friendliness. We blame the heat and humidity for the last ranking, but Birmingham does have beautiful parks and outdoor space.

A few more facts for dog-lovers in Alabama

BringFido lists Alabama as a pet-friendly travel destination with over 1,700 verified pet-friendly hotels and motels.

 

Forty-seven percent of Alabama residents own a dog. This is above the national dog ownership rate of 40%. 

 

What kinds of dogs do Alabamans love? According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the most popular dogs in Alabama are Labradors, Basset Hounds, and Beagles. Other popular breeds include Huskies, Retrievers, and Collies. 

Animal welfare & dog shelters in Alabama

Alabama saved 75,761 dogs and cats during 2020. However, 16,825 animals were reported killed over this same period. 

Thirty-one out of 93 of the animal shelters within Alabama are no-kill shelters. The percentage of no-kill shelters is low, and the state has a below-average save rate of 74%. This is pretty far below the 90% mark needed to be considered a no-kill state. Again, animal protection is an area where Alabama can definitely improve.

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