French Bull Tzu Puppies for Sale in Illinois, IL

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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 Illinois?

Illinois loves its pets! The state ranks very high for pet care, safety, and happiness. If you’re adopting a  new furry friend in Illinois, you’re in a great place! 


One of the top ranking sites for dog friendliness is Pawsafe. They analyze and rank each state based on factors like pet care costs, walkability scores, the number of pet-friendly rentals, and animal welfare laws.


In their study, Pawsafe rated Illinois as the third most pet-friendly state. They found that Illinois has over 800 pet-friendly accommodations, 279 dog-friendly restaurants, 286 pet-friendly attractions, and 634 pet services.


A similar study from Safewise, another reputable ranking site, also revealed Illinois to be highly pet-friendly. They rank Illinois second just behind Washington. One of the key factors in their ranking is the high number of pet-friendly rentals in the state. In fact, 35% of rentals accept pets. This is the fourth highest percentage of pet-friendly rentals by state.

Is Chicago a pet-friendly city?

In another study, WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest cities in the United States to find the most pet-friendly city. They ranked Chicago as the 64th most pet-friendly city. The city also scored 13th for pet health and wellness. However, Chicago is more expensive for pets, ranking 90th in terms of pet budget.


SmartAsset conducted a similar study and their ratings place Chicago in a more favorable light as the 16th most pet-friendly city.


Chicago has a lot going for pets including 570 dog friendly restaurants, 12 dog-friendly shopping centers, and 46 pet businesses for every 10,000 establishments. 


A different study from the Trust for Public Land (TPL) showed that Chicago has the 52nd most dog parks per capita, with 0.9 dog parks per 100,000 residents. 

A few more dog-related facts for Illinois

Despite the great numbers in Illinois, only 32% of Illinois residents own a dog, which is well below the national average of 40%. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the most popular dogs in the state are Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, and Golden Retrievers. In the city of Chicago, the same three breeds are equally as popular, but there is also a keen interest in French Bulldogs and Rottweilers.


However, the state’s total pet ownership rate is far less than the national average as well, with only approximately 49% of Illinois families owning a pet of any kind.

Animal welfare & dog shelters in Illinois

Illinois saved 1,028 more animals in 2020 than in 2019. Out of 177 animal shelters, 126 are no-kill shelters. The overall save rate for the state is right around 82%. If Illinois can raise its save rate more, it will pass the 90% necessary to become a no-kill state. We hope they can do it!

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