Frenchton (Boston Frenchie)

What is a Frenchton?

A Frenchton Dog is a  cute designer breed, which is a cross between a French bulldog and Boston terrier.

Unlike other designer breeds, which are half of one breed and half of the other breed, Frenchtons are 75 percent French bulldog and 25 percent Boston terrier.

The main reason for the breeders to cross French bulldog and Boston terrier is to eliminate the chances of possessing genetic disorders that are common in purebred dogs.

The achievement lies behind the cross-breeding is to grow the mass of the Boston terrier and stamina of a French bulldog.

Appearance & Traits of Frenchton

The appearance of the Frenchton can vary due to the nature of its breeding. A Frenchton possesses the sturdy built feature of the French bulldog and the athletic nature of the Boston Terrier.

It is characterized by a round-shaped head, flat face, snub nose, erect ears, straight legs, and short tails.

Their energetic nature and pleasing personality make them a perfect pet choice

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Frenchton & Frenchton Puppies Pictures

Quick Information ~ Frenchton (Faux French Bulldog)

Other NamesFaux French Bulldog, Boston Frenchie, Faux Fr. Bulldog, Faux Frenchbo Bulldog
ColorBlack, Brindle, Black and white, brown, golden, cream
CoatShort and Fine Coat
Breed TypeCrossbreed
Breed GroupCompanion Dogs
Hieght13-20 inches Male
14-16 inches Female
Weight15 - 25 lbs
Life Span/Life Expentancy12-15 Years
TemperamentEnergetic, Playful, loyal, friendly, intelligent
Barking LevelModerate
Energy LevelGood
Good with ChildrenYes
Litter Size5-10 Puppies
Country of OriginUnited States
Competitive Registration/Qualification InformationACHC, DRA, DBR, DDKC, IDCR

History of Frenchton Dogs

Started off in 1990, the purpose of the Boston Terrier French Bulldog Mix design was to eliminate the physical hazards of the French bulldog and to bring more stamina and mass.

Acknowledged as Faux Frenchbo Bulldog, soon became popular, due to their resistance ability to a genetic disorder that was common in the parent breed.

However, Frenchton puppies were more related to one of their parent breed than the other parent breed and most of the Frenchton puppies didn’t look alike.

This instability among the cross failed them to get registered as a new breed until after many generations of breeding, one can expect the genetic stability inherent in the purebred animal.

Other Common/Recognized Names of The Boston Terrier French Bulldog Mix are

Temperament and Personality

The basic characteristic of this Designer dog crosses will exhibit both parent breeds to varying degrees.

Having genes from two of the great companion breeds, Frenchtons are blessed with the amusing and antic personality of the

French bulldog which loves to be independent as well as intelligent and obedient like the Boston terrier, always ready to please the owner.

In general, a Frenchton puppy craves for human companionship. They make great pets and goes well with kids especially grown-up kids. T

hey can be quite energetic and playful at times, but they also love to cuddle with their human owners.

They are also great with other puppies and are more suitable for active family lifestyle.

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 Care ~ Exercise, Grooming & Health Issues

Having a playful nature the Frenchtons sometimes have laid back attitude, making them well suited for an apartment lifestyle.

Similar to their parent breed, a little amount of jogging and daily exercise is sufficient to keep them physically and mentally stable.

Like a walk in the dog park or engaging them in some interesting indoor games is perfect for them.

Just like their parents, the Frenchtons are not well suited to any extreme climatic conditions, so taking them to scorching heat or the chilling cold weather is not recommended.


As discussed earlier, the Frenchton Dog have laid back attitude like their parent so a little amount of daily exercise or engaging than in some fun game makes them active and physically sound.

This minimum exercise requirement of Frenchtons makes them popular among various family living in apartments and bungalows.


The grooming of the Frenchton Puppies is a real simple job since they have short hair they do not require regular brushing.

Bathing can be done not on a regular basis if you can wipe the dog’s coat regularly with a damp cloth.

Although the nails need to be clipped frequently like once in 14 days and regular brushing the teeth helps to avoid tooth decay.

Health Problems

One of the main problems possessed by Faux Frenchbo Bulldog is connected to the respiratory system.

By crossing the French bulldogs with the Boston terrier, these respiratory issues are reduced giving the offspring more stamina than its parent French bulldogs.

But, the genetic problems experienced by both the French bulldog and the Boston terrier can crop up in the following generations.

Life expectancy for Frenchton dog is around 12 to 15 years. Frenchton puppies are a designer mix that in many cases combines the best of both purebred parents.

The offspring tend to be healthier than the purebred parents, although few genetic abnormalities can crop up in future generations.

Frenchtons tend to be more massive than a Boston terrier, but they retain the energy and athleticism of the Boston.

They have reduced respiratory problems when compared with the French bulldog, and they experience fewer eye problems than the Boston terrier.

Training of Boston Frenchie

Although the Frenchton dogs are intelligent and obedient in nature, sometimes they can show stubbornness, making it a challenging job to train them.

However, a firm and tactful trainer will be able to handle this carefully. There are few tricks which help to bring out the playful nature of the Frenchton dog are to teach them the “paw trick”   where the dog will learn to shake hands and sit on command.

To make the dog shake hand you need to reach out your hand to the dog’s paw and pronounce any word like “paw”, try repeating the same exercise for some time till it understands what you are saying, keep a treat to encourage the dog.

Next one can teach various commands like sit and stand by keeping the treat close to the nose of the dog and make it move upwards by tactfully moving the treat so that the dog follows the treat by lowering its back making it on a sitting posture.

Repeating the exercise numerous times will make the dog mastered the command

Frenchton Video (Boston Terrier French Bulldog Mix)  

Athleticism & Playful Moments

Feeding & Diet

Normal dog food and accurate amount of daily nutrient are good for Frenchton dog. An adult Frenchton dog needs a proper amount of meat and vegetables as a daily diet.

Interesting Facts about Frenctons

  • The Frenchtons are a great companion to human and goes great along with kids.
  • Since they can’t swim it is necessary to keep them away from water.
  • The Frenchtons doesn’t bark much but loves to talk a lot by using a complex system of yawns, yips, and gargles.