"This is our dog, Archibald "Archie", a French Bulldog and American Rat Terrier mix at 7 months old. To be more technical, Archie's father is an AKC registered French Bulldog and his mother is an American Rat Terrier. We refer to Archie as our "clown dog". He is always making us laugh when he rolls around on the floor and flips around on his back just like he's doing it purely for our entertainment. While I was doing some breed research on Archie's antics, I came across one French Bulldog breeder referring to this strangely amusing (and enjoyed) behavior as "The Worm". Oh, Archie, first you're a French bulldog, then a Rat Terrier, and now you think you're part worm? Oh, you're so confused, my funny, little dog! "
The French Bull Rat Terrier is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the French Bulldogand the Rat Terrier. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.
"Archie, shown here at 6 months old, is a wonderful mix of energy and laziness. Toughness and gentleness. Stubbornness and sass. He does snore quite loudly, but sheds minimally. Archie and his family live on a quite street in a large neighborhood, so he doesn't have nor seem to need a lot of "room to run", if you will. However, he does like to run around the house with his Doxie brothers and play and play and play."
Archie the French Bull Rat Terrier as a puppy at 4 months old—"Archie prefers not to be separated from his humans and is always our shadow. For quite awhile he seemed to be exclusively bonded to only myself, but now he seems to be enjoying the male counterpart of the household almost just the same."
Archie the French Bull Rat Terrier as a puppy at 16 weeks old—"He gets along great with his canine brothers (two purebred miniature dachshunds) and seems to really enjoy being part of our household, as well as our lives. We deeply love and care for our Archie just the way he is. I don't think we could love him any bit more even if he was a standard breed (or standard annelid, for that matter!)"
Archie the French Bull Rat Terrier as a puppy at 8 weeks old the day he came home.
Archie the French Bull Rat Terrier at about 3 weeks old with his littermates