Frenchton

Frenchton

Frenchtons are designer dogs that were created by crossing French bulldogs and Boston terriers. Unlike designer dogs that are half one dog breed and half another, Frenchtons are 75 percent French bulldog and 25 percent Boston terrier. Breeders crossed the Boston terrier and French bulldog in hopes of eliminating genetic disorders found in purebred dogs. The goal of the mixing of these two breeds was to increase the mass of the Boston terrier and increase the stamina of the Frenchie. Although both breeds are individually recognized by the AKC, the Frenchton is not. The breed will not be recognized until several generations are bred with stability.

The appearance of the Frenchton can vary due to the nature of its breeding. The litters of the mixed breeding tend to more closely resemble French bulldogs than Boston terriers. The bugged eyes of the Boston terrier are not as pronounced in the Frenchton, and the frame is supported by a solid bone structure. Frenchtons may be black, black and white, or brindle in color. The heads of this breed are roundish, the legs straight, and the tails are short.

Personality

Typically, the Frenchton puppy craves human attention. These dogs love children and get along well with most humans. Other pets are readily accepted by this breed. Like their parents, Frenchtons tend to be energetic and playful. This makes the dog suitable for a family with an active lifestyle.

Breed Characteristics

Type:Mix
Function:Companion
Origin:United States
Preferred Climate:Moderate Cold
Life Span:12-15 Years
Nicknames:Faux Frenchbo Bulldog, Faux French Bulldog, Frenchto, Frenchbo, Boston Frenchie, Faux Fr. Bull Dog
Hypoallergenic:No

Frenchton Build Information

The appearance of the Frenchton can vary due to the nature of its breeding. The litters of the mixed breeding tend to more closely resemble French bulldogs than Boston terriers. The bugged eyes of the Boston terrier are not as pronounced in the Frenchton, and the frame is supported by a solid bone structure. Frenchtons may be black, black and white, or brindle in color. The heads of this breed are roundish, the legs straight, and the tails are short.

Size:Small
Length (Male):13-20 in.
Length (Female):14-16 in.
Weight:15 - 25 lbs
Litter Size:5 - 10 Puppies
Tail Dock or Crop:No

Behaviour and Personality

Typically, the Frenchton puppy craves human attention. These dogs love children and get along well with most humans. Other pets are readily accepted by this breed. Like their parents, Frenchtons tend to be energetic and playful. This makes the dog suitable for a family with an active lifestyle.

Activity Level:Very Active
Affection Level:Affectionate
Aggressiveness Level:Easy
Barking:Moderate
Dominating or Submissive?:Submissive
Energy Level:Very Active
Good to Other Pets:Friendly
Guardian Skills:No
Independant:Moderate
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly

Appearance

Grooming the Frenchton is a straightforward affair. These dogs have very short, smooth coats, requiring little more than a weekly brushing with a rubber brush or curry comb. The breed does not need frequent bathing, but it can be wiped with a baby or pet wipe. Toenails should be clipped regularly, and Frenchtons' ears should be kept free of wax and debris.

Colors:Black, Black & White, Red-Black Brindle, Tan Brindle
Shedding:None
Grooming:Low Maintenance
Coat Type:Fine

Frenchton Common Health Conditions

Any health issue that is common to the Boston terrier or the French bulldog can crop up in the Frenchton. These dogs may experience breathing difficulties, sensitivity to extremes in temperature, and eye problems.

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Breed Talents and Facts

The life span of the Frenchton is between 12 and 15 years. Like all mixed breeds, Frentchton puppies often exhibit the best qualities of both parents. Although small, the Frenchton is a sturdy dog that loves to romp and play. This breed is intelligent and fun-loving, performing well in formal obedience classes. The Frenchton is not known by any other names.

Training:Easy
Hunting Companion:No
Jolly for Jogging:No
Sighting Capabilities:No
Ideal for Tracking:No
Retrieving Skills:No
Pointing Breed:No
Herding Skills:No
Dutiful Watchdog:Yes
Security Guard Capable:No
Police Performer:No
Wet Water rescues:No
Assist Disable Owners:No
Dog Sledding:No
Able to Perform Dog Carting:No
Agile/Zippy:No
Fun with Lure Coursing:No
Obedient:No
Possible Schutzhund Work:No
Trainable for Tricks:No