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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 New Mexico?

New Mexico has some room to grow when it comes to its animal-friendly laws and accommodations. On the plus side, a few New Mexico cities are super dog-friendly, and the state is a great destination for visitors traveling with their pups. 


Let’s look at a few studies into New Mexico’s dog-friendly rankings. 


Animal advocacy group Pawsafe ranked New Mexico as the 35th most pet-friendly state of all 50 states. They examined several factors, including animal cruelty laws, pet-friendly accommodations, and the number of dog parks and hiking trails. Unfortunately, they didn’t rank New Mexico very well for its animal welfare laws, which address things like animal abuse, neglect, or even fighting.


Another study by a safety review website, Safewise, actually ranked New Mexico last of all 50 states. The ranking has a lot to do with animal welfare laws and access to pet services. 


Overall, we’re hopeful that New Mexico makes some improvements for its dogs and dog lovers!

Are cities in New Mexico pet-friendly?

Yes! The good news is that New Mexico has some great pet-friendly destinations. A study by Wallethub ranked the 100 largest cities in the country by their pet-friendliness. Here’s how New Mexico’s biggest city stacked up.

Albuquerque

Albuquerque is the biggest city in New Mexico with a little over half a million people. The city ranked very well at 14th out of 100 cities. 


They placed 16th for pet budget and 7th for outdoor pet-friendliness. The city lagged behind a bit for pet health and wellness, ranking 83rd.


A separate study by the Trust for Public Land (TPL) shares great information about dog parks. They published a ranking of the 100 largest cities to see which has the most dog parks per capita. Albuquerque ranked well in the 13th spot with 2.4 dog parks per 100,000 people.


Two of the best places to bring your pup to in Albuquerque are ABQ Trolley Co. and USS Bullhead Park.

A few more facts for dog-lovers in New Mexico

BringFido lists New Mexico as a pet-friendly travel destination with over 1,600 verified pet-friendly hotels and motels.


Thirty-nine percent of New Mexico residents own a dog. This is just below the national dog ownership rate of 40% – pretty close!


What kinds of dogs do New Mexicans love? According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the most popular dogs in New Mexico are Labradors, Bulldogs, and German Shepherds. Other popular breeds include Huskies, Beagles, and Retrievers. 

Animal welfare & dog shelters in New Mexico

New Mexico saved 61,080 dogs and cats during 2020. Approximately 6,069 animals were killed over this same period. 


Twenty out of 46 of the animal shelters within New Mexico are no-kill shelters. The percentage of no-kill shelters is average, but the state has an above-average save rate of 83%. This is short of the 90% mark needed to be considered a no-kill state.

 

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