The Frenchie Pei: A Complete Guide

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The Frenchie Pei is classed as being a designer hybrid dog that is the result of combining the French Bulldog with the Chinese Shar-Pei.

Considering the two parent breeds are of not too dissimilar size and stature, then it does make sense as to why they have been brought together in this way.

Of course, while you may have previously encountered the parent breeds, the same will not be said for the Frenchie Pei.

This will then make it harder for you to correctly care for the breed simply because of your lack of knowledge about them.

So, to help with this, we have created our complete guide to the Frenchie Pei.

The hope is that, by the end of it all, you will then have a far more balanced view of not only how to care for this particular breed, but what their needs are going to be.

Overall, the aim is to help you in providing them with the best quality of life possible.

However, before we do that, we are going to have to turn our attention to you, and that is where we are going to begin.

Frenchie Pei Puppies – Before You Buy…

A small white Frenchie Pei
The Frenchie Pei is a great dog for first-time owners.

Before you go ahead and buy this particular puppy, there are a number of things that we want you to think about.

As a potential owner, you need to be completely honest with yourself as to your ability to care for them and to provide them with everything that they need to live a happy life.

In order to help, we have several questions that we just want you to spend some time thinking about as you work through our complete guide.

Questions and points such as the following. Make sure that you fully understand the potential health conditions of this breed.

We may very well be talking about basic things, but they do make a difference in how you approach caring for this breed.

What Price are Frenchie Pei Puppies?

There are always going to be a variety of factors that directly influence the price that you ultimately end up paying for Frenchie Pei puppies.

Being aware of those factors will then make a difference for you as a potential owner as you kind of know what to expect.

However, it does then mean that we cannot provide you with an exact price. Instead, this is more about a rough guide.

Most people understand that the pedigree of the parents will always play a role in determining the price of your puppy.

The stronger the pedigree, then the higher the price as it is then believed that you will be getting a better puppy.

You also have to consider that the breeder has an idea of the market price and what they wish to sell at.

Some breeders have a good reputation that will end up charging you more money simply because people know that they are getting a puppy that has been very well looked after.

The final main factor to take into consideration is where you are located, and we do not just mean the country that you are in even though that does make a difference.

Instead, the demand for this breed will vary from place to place, and this has an impact on the price that you pay. Shopping around is certainly a good idea.

What all of this means is that you are going to end up paying in the region of $600 in the United States, but there can be a certain level of variation for that price.

In the United Kingdom, you can find a Frenchie Pei for sale from anywhere between £400 to £700 on most occasions.

How to Find Reputable Frenchie Pei Breeders?

To find a reputable Frenchie Pei breeder, then there are several things that you can do that will make a difference.

One of the first things has to be you setting aside some of your spare time to carry out your research.

You are looking for clubs, groups or associations that are directly linked to the breed as they can be a wonderful resource to tap into.

The most important thing here is that they will often be more than happy to provide information to those individuals that are drawn to owning the breed.

Another great resource to tap into is the Dog Breeders Association for your country, and we do recommend getting in touch with them.

Often, they will have a register that you can tap into and get information on who you should then contact.

If they do not have this, they will certainly know who you then need to contact to move things along.

3 Little-Known Facts About Frenchie Pei Puppies

Frenchie Pei puppies are beyond cute, but there are a number of other cool facts about them that you may want to know.

  • It can vary widely in its appearance.

This hybrid breed may have been around for some time, but it can vary a great deal in its appearance. This does mean you can never be sure as to what your puppy is going to look like.

  • They are not that good for people with allergies.

If you suffer from allergies, which can include dogs, then this is not the breed for you. Their fur is certainly not hypoallergenic in any sense of the word.

  • You need to brush their teeth daily.

They can suffer from dental issues, and this means you have to brush their teeth daily to prevent this. However, your dog might not be too happy about this at all.

Physical Traits of the Frenchie Pei

A Frenchie Pei sitting down
The Frenchie Pei does not require constant attention.

As you have a hybrid dog here, it does mean that you are going to have aspects of both dogs involved in the physical traits.

However, exactly how they come together is something that is going to require some patience on your part as it does change from litter to litter.

Generally, they resemble a larger French Bulldog but with the skin folds of the Shar-Pei.

Their muzzle will be quite short but they will still have the large ears of the French Bulldog along with the big brown eyes.

They can come in various colors as well from blue to black, sable, brindle, white and cream. Their body is quite stocky and strong looking but it is just covered in that excess skin.

How Big is a Full-Grown Frenchie Pei?

There is little difference between the sexes when it comes to the height and weight of the Frenchie Pei.

This is due to the relatively small size of the dog, but even still there is still a common idea that the male is slightly larger in both height and weight than the female.

The male will often grow to be around 16 to 17 inches in height while the female is 15 to 16 inches. For their weight, the male is 40 to 45lbs while the female is 30 to 35lbs.

What is the Life Expectancy of the Frenchie Pei?

The life expectancy of the Frenchie Pei is shorter than you may expect.

In general, it can be from anywhere between 8 to 11 years, but if you care for them correctly and they remain relatively healthy, then this can be extended slightly.

Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Frenchie Pei

This breed is intelligent, but it is their temperament and personality that makes them stand out.

This is one very relaxed breed of dog that is very affectionate and loving towards its family. However, they can be wary of strangers and can take some time to get used to them.

Furthermore, they will spend time effectively guarding the items that belong to them, which means they will protect their toys at all times.

That being said, they do spend most of their time being relatively lazy.

This breed will also not bark too much, and if they do it will then be for a relatively short period of time.

They will also be very easy to train thanks to their intelligence, and they seek to make their owners happy, so they are always going to try their best.

Overall, this breed is a joy to own, and as long as you do not expect too much frantic activity from them, then you are certainly not going to be disappointed here.

The Frenchie Pei’s Diet

A Frenchie Pei sitting on the grass
The Frenchie Pei is a loyal companion.

When it comes to their diet, then they are going to be eating an average amount on a daily basis, and this translates into roughly two cups of food per day.

You should then split this up into two different meals.

As they are a breed of dog that is low in energy, you need to be careful with what you feed them or there can be a tendency for them to put on weight.

Never give them cheaper dog food due to the filler ingredients that make up the bulk of them as that is going to be bad for their overall health.

Instead, you want to turn your attention to high-quality dry dog food that is designed for a dog of this size.

It will mean they get all of the nutrients that their body requires to develop fully without those filler ingredients that will be difficult for their digestion.

Also, you want to go easy on the treats aspect because they should certainly not get too many of them.

Give them a treat sporadically so they do not come to expect it or else you are going to be pestered by them constantly.

Finally, because of potential weight issues, do avoid giving them food from your table. While they will eat it, they are best served to get food from elsewhere that is designed for them.

How Much Exercise Does a Frenchie Pei Need?

The Frenchie Pei has a very low activity level, and that does not mean that you can then avoid giving them exercise regularly.

They are still going to require at least 30 minutes per day.

However, most of them are going to love just relaxing as much as possible, and due to their low activity levels, they can live quite happily in an apartment.

That being said, you are still going to need to take them outside for a short walk but thanks to potential joint issues this is something that should not be too strenuous for their body.

Frenchie Pei Health and Conditions

The Frenchie Pei does have some health conditions that can affect it throughout its life.

While there is no guarantee that they will indeed suffer from them, it will still be best to be aware of this possibility.

Also, when you are looking at buying them as a puppy, you should always check with the breeder as to whether or not the parents have been checked over by a vet.

A breeder should also be able to provide you with evidence of this before you take your puppy.

The health conditions that you should be aware of for the Frenchie Pei are as follows:

  • Entropion
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
  • Chinese Shar-Pei Fever
  • Joint Issues
  •  Mast Cell Tumors
  •  Eye Issues
  • Skin Issues

This may indeed appear to be a rather extensive list, but they do remain simply a possibility rather than anything else.

My Final Thoughts on the Frenchie PeiA side view of the Frenchie Pei dog

The Frenchie Pei is a wonderful dog to own with the perfect temperament for a first-time owner.

They do not require constant attention from you and will be quite content to just laze around as much as possible.

They are friendly to the family, loyal to their owner, and will certainly bring a smile to your face.

If you are looking for an easy dog to own and care for, then this could very well be the ideal solution for you.

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