Frenchton (Faux Frenchbo Bulldog)
What is a Frenchton
The Frenchton, a designer breed developed by crossing the French bulldog and Boston Terrier, is mostly found to be about 75% like the French bulldog and 25% like its Boston Terrier parent. It possesses the athletic nature of the Boston Terrier and sturdy built of the French bulldog. It is further characterized by a round-shaped head, flat face, snub nose, erect ears, straight legs and short tails. The bulging eyes of the Boston Terrier are not seen in this breed. Their energetic nature and pleasing personality makes them a perfect pet choice.
Frenchton (Faux Frenchbo Bulldog) Pictures
|Also known as||Faux French Bulldog, Boston Frenchie, Faux Fr. Bulldog, Faux Frenchbo Bulldog|
|Coat||Short and fine|
|Colors||Black, Brindle, Black and white, brown, golden, cream|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Lifespan/ expectancy||12 to 15 years|
|Height||14 to 16 inches|
|Weight||15 to 25 lbs|
|Litter Size||5 to 10 puppies|
|Personality Traits||Energetic, Playful, loyal, friendly, intelligent|
|Good with Children||Yes ( Older children in particular)|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||ACHC, DRA, DBR, DDKC, IDCR|
Frenchton (Boston Terrier French Bulldog Mix) Playing at a Dog’s Park Video
Developed in the 1990s, they were designed for the purpose of eliminating certain health hazards related to the French bulldog also bringing in an increase in their mass and stamina.
The American Canine Hybrid Club acknowledges the name Faux Frenchbo Bulldog; the Designer Dogs Kennel Club recognizes Faux French Bulldog; the International Designer Canine Registry accepts the names Frenchbo or Frenchton and finally the Designer Breed Registry takes the name Faux Fr. Bulldog or Boston Frenchie.
Being bred from two great companion breeds, they are endowed with the antics, amusing personality and independence of the French bulldog as well as the obedience, intelligence and willingness to please of the Boston Terrier.
The French Bulldog Boston Terrier mix has an amicable and affectionate disposition, immensely craving for human attention, also loving to be cuddled by its owner.
These playful dogs enjoy the company of children, with the older ones being more suitable for these canine pets as they would not handle them in a rough way.
Though they do not have much hassle in mingling with other pets, they might show aggression towards dogs.
Though playful, these dogs have a laid back attitude too, and are well suited for an apartment life. Similar to their parents, a moderate amount of exercise like a daily walk or little bit of jogging in the doggie park would be sufficient to keep them physically and mentally sound. Keeping their amusing nature in mind, you can also engage them in a lot of interesting indoor games. However, they might not be well suited to extreme temperature conditions like their parents, so make sure you do not take them out in the scorching heat or chilling cold.
Because of their short hair, they do not need much grooming. Brushing twice a week would be sufficient enough. Bathe when your dog gets dirty and try wiping him on a routine basis using a damp cloth to ensure cleanliness. Clean its ears with a damp, warm cloth, clip its nails at least in every two weeks and brush its teeth to lessen possibilities of tooth decay.
Though the Boston Terrier French Bulldog mixes may not have severe health hazards as their parent breeds, however, certain common concerns faced by their parents like respiratory disorders, eye ailments, digestive concerns, sensitivity to extremes of temperatures might be observed in them.
Though intelligent, it might be stubborn and demanding like its French Bulldog parent, that might make training a challenge. However, a firm and tactful trainer may handle them well.
- To channelize the amusing personality of this dog you can teach it the “paw trick”, where it will learn to shake hands with you. Make him sit, reach out your hand and hold our dog’s paw, pronouncing the word “paw”. Now try extending your hand out and say paw, your dog will put out its paw in your hand. Keep a treat ready to encourage your pet.
- To deal with its stubborn nature begin obedience training by teaching him to follow commands. In order to get your pet acquainted with the sit command, hold its favorite treat very close to its nose, move your hand upwards in such a tactful manner that his head follows the treat and its bottom lowers, coming to a sitting posture. Once he is seated reward him with the treat and utter the command “sit”. Repeat this exercise many times a day until he has mastered it.
Feed it with good quality dry dog food and make sure you fix a nutritious diet for your pet.