Faux Frenchbo Bulldog Dog Breed

Brindle Frenchton (Faux Frenchbo Bulldog)
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  • Other names:
  • Faux French Bulldog
  • Frenchton
  • Boston Frenchie
  • Faux Fr. Bull Dog
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Overview

The Faux Frenchbo Bulldog, more sensibly referred to as the Frenchton or Boston Frenchie, is a hybrid dog produced by crossing the French Bulldog and the Boston Terrier. To sum this dog up, he's very energetic, affectionate, playful, and intelligent . These dogs make pleasant, good natured companions for anyone. They are low maintenance in regards to grooming but moderate when it comes to exercise and training. This breed is a good choice for active owners, families with kids, and households with other pets. Frenchtons inherit traits from both parents but not always equally, so it is recommended to read up on the Frenchie and Boston before choosing this breed.

Faux Frenchbo Bulldog Breed Details

Breed Specs
TypeLifespanHeightWeight
Hybrid12-15 yrs.14-16 in.15-25 lbs
  • Friendliness
  • Overall
  • Family Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Stranger Friendly
  • Maintenance
  • Easy to Groom
  • Energy Level
  • Exercise Needs
  • General Health
  • Shedding Amount
  • Behavior
  • Barks / Howls
  • Easy to Train
  • Guard Dog
  • Playfulness
  • Watch Dog
  • Ownership
  • Apartment Friendly
  • Can Be Alone
  • Good for Busy Owners
  • Good for Novice Owners
  • Intelligence
* The more green the stronger the trait.

The Boston Frenchie is the product of two companion breeds and they, themselves, will also make very pleasant companions. They are affectionate, playful and very energetic and are best suited for people that can spend a lot of time with them (and give them daily outdoor playtime). Houses with yards are a plus but they will be just fine in apartments and condos as long as they are not in extreme temperatures.

Pros

  • Sweet, affectionate, entertaining companions
  • Good with kids, other pets, and strangers
  • Low maintenance grooming
  • Usually pretty easy to train
  • Easily exercised


Cons

  • Must live indoors and spend plenty of time with the owner
  • Can't live in extremely warm or extremely cold climates
  • May need early socialization to get along with other dogs
  • May not be easy to train

Faux Frenchbo Bulldog Breed Description

Frenchtons, as hybrid dogs, will inherit characteristics from both parents but not always equally. We recommend prospective owners read up on the traits of both the Boston Terrier and French Bulldog before adopting one of these mixes. The following information for this breed can be supplemented by visiting our parent breed pages.

Members of this breed are usually intelligent and obedient but may inherit the reputation for stubbornness of the Frenchie. They can be trained to be watchdogs since they are almost always alert. You will need to train and socialize them early, especially if you want to keep them in the house with other dogs. Encouragement, a pocket full of treats, and a patience is recommended.

These dogs are good playmates for kids that have been taught how to carefully handle small pets. Frenchtons usually get along well with other pets but have been occasionally known to show aggression towards other dogs if not socialized early. Members of this breed are usually social with strangers. Overall, they absolutely love attention and always being around their owners; they will not thrive if they aren't allowed to do so.

This dog will enjoy playing in the yard or taking long walks with you. Due to his short muzzle he shouldn't over exert himself physically. This feature may make him sensitive to extreme temperatures; this is not the best dog for someone that lives in very cold or very hot areas. Thirty minutes or more of daily outdoor exercise should keep them in good shape.

Faux Frenchbo Bulldog Coloring

Mixed breeds typically display greater color variety than the pure breeds from which they come. The short coat of the Frenchton may be single or multi colored (typically some color with white) and typically includes the shades of the following: black, blue, white, golden, brown, and brindle. There are some tri-colored individuals but most are bi-colored. Black masks are also sometimes seen in this breed.

Faux Frenchbo Bulldog Size

Although hybrid dogs vary more than either purebred parent in terms of height and weight, a fully grown Frenchton is usually a small sized dog. Most individuals weigh somewhere in between 15 to 25 pounds and stand 14-16 inches at the shoulder. This makes them ideally sized for apartments and condos, however, their moderate energy makes daily outdoor playtime a must.

Average Adult Height

14-16 in
*Height is measured in inches from the front paws to the top of the shoulder while the dog is standing on all four legs.

Average Adult Weight

15-25 lbs

Faux Frenchbo Bulldog Variations

The Faux Frenchbo Bulldog is a mixed breed that is already small but who's popularity is creating a demand for even smaller dogs of this kind. Smaller varieties are not recommended due to the many health problems already present and which multiply the smaller a dog variation gets from downsizing. Still, the teacup Frenchton is already a highly desirable puppy.

Because this dog is a hybrid and is not recognized by any proper kennel club, there is no formal recognition of any varieties either. Breeders of these types of crossed dog breeds have come up with a variety of names that include micro, mini (or miniature), toy, and more.

Faux Frenchbo Bulldog Temperament

These dogs are so many good things is small packages! The Frenchton temperament is best described as energetic, playful, affectionate, loving and smart. They are both playful and cuddly and thrive when they are showered with love and attention. Most make good hunting dogs and enjoy swimming, hiking, long walks, and games with toys. It is important to keep in mind they may inherit more Boston Terrier traits, or more French Bulldog traits, or perhaps they may get an equal mixture. We recommend you read up on both parent breeds before choosing to adopt a Frenchton.

Members of this breed are friendly and playful dogs. They do well with children, however, kids should be of the appropriate age to be taught how to carefully handle a small pet. Although they are alert watchdogs and will bark at the approach of a stranger, they will likely warm up quickly and won't make appropriate guard dogs. Frenchtons get along well with other pets, making them a good choice for multi-pet households.

These dogs are smart and eager to please, however, depending upon from whom they inherited the majority of their temperament, they may be easy (like the Boston) or difficult to train (as the Frenchie). There's a good chance they might excel in obedience training and are athletic enough for agility training as well. Affection, treats and encouragement are the best methods to use. If you find you don't have the patience to train, enroll him in professional training courses.

Faux Frenchbo Bulldog Photos

Below are pictures and images of the Faux Frenchbo Bulldog (Frenchton).

Brindle Frenchton (Faux Frenchbo Bulldog)
Black & White Frenchton Puppy

Faux Frenchbo Bulldog Health

A mix between a French Bulldog and Boston Terrier should produce puppies that develop fewer health problems than their purebred parents, especially first generation crosses. Choosing a reputable breeder that offers a health guarantee, along with routine check ups at your veterinarian should help prevent and/or detect many conditions. Typically, Frenchtons live between 12-15 years. Although these puppies are usually healthy, commonly inherited ailments may center around the respiratory system since these dogs have short muzzles; temperature sensitivity is one such example. Eye disease is also not uncommon for this breed. We recommend reading up on all possible health issues for both parent breeds before purchasing or adopting one of these guys.

  • Allergies
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
  • Brain Tumors
  • Cataracts
  • Cherry Eye
  • Cleft Palate
  • Deafness
  • Elongated Soft Palate
  • Heart Murmurs
  • Heat Intolerance
  • Hemi-vertebrae
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Intervertebral Disk Disease
  • Megaesophagus
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Reverse Sneezing
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
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Faux Frenchbo Bulldog Breed Recognition

The following dog breed registries and organizations recognize the Faux Frenchbo Bulldog as a dog breed:

  • American Canine Hybrid Club
  • Designer Breed Registry
  • Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • Dog Registry of America Inc.
  • International Designer Canine Registry