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.

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Breed Type
Mix
Origin
United States
Function
Life Span
12-15 Years
Hypoallergenic
No
Other Names
Faux Frenchbo Bulldog, Faux French Bulldog, Frenchto, Frenchbo, Boston Frenchie, Faux Fr. Bull Dog, Frenchton

Frenchton Build Information

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
Preferred Climate
Moderate Cold

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.

Behaviour and Personality

Kid Friendliness
Affection Level
Activity Level
Energy Level
Independant
Good to Other Pets
Dominating or Submissive?
Guardian Skills
Barking
Aggressiveness Level

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.

Appearance

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

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.

Breed's Talents and Facts

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
  • 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

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Common Health Conditions in Frenchtons

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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