A Frenchton is a designer dog breed where a Boston Terrier and French Bulldog are bred together. The result is what people refer to as Frenchtons, Frenchbos or Faux Frenchies. Regardless of what you call them they are adorable. The size of the puppies will depend on the size of the parents but most Frenchton pups will grow to be anywhere from 15-30 pounds. The coat of the pups might be Fawn, Black or Brindle.
The French Bulldog is a recognizable breed known for its tall bat like ears and its unique looking wrinkled face. The breed is an intelligent, playful and loyal companion great for people in homes or apartments alike. The breed is sensitive to extreme cold and extreme heat.
The Boston Terrier shares many of the same qualities of the Frenchie but is usually a smaller, but taller dog. Bostons are a highly intelligent breed that are known for their “Tuxedo” like coat. The breed can be high energy, but is still suitable for home or apartment owners.
Frenchie Puppies are tiny little things. Some might only weigh 3 pounds and 6 weeks old and other bigger Frenchton puppies won’t be much bigger. The puppies will be alert, curious, cuddly and will love to play with you or the toys. Since Frenchbo Puppies are bred from two breeds of intelligent dogs the puppies usually share the quality. The puppies can sometimes be difficult to housebreak, but they usually wise up quickly and can often times even been taught to ring a bell hung from your back door when they want to go out. The puppies don’t eat a lot usually around 1/2 a cup of food once a day from 6-8 weeks, and up to 12 weeks they still may only eat as little as one cup of food per day.
Frenchton Puppies love to play and when they run around their short legs make everyone watching laugh. When the pups are small its not uncommon to see them tumble, fall and roll while their short legs make it hard to clear most objects. The babies will usually run around like they are possessed for about 10 minutes then head in for a nap. Your puppy won’t require a lot of exercise and 2-3 play sessions a day will get the job done.
Both French Bulldogs and Boston Terriers can be expensive puppies. French Bulldogs have small litters and due to the large size of the pups heads they often times need a c-section delivery increasing the cost. French Bulldog puppies typically sell for $1000-$1500. Boston Terrier pups are less expensive than than Frenchies and usually cost in the range of $300-1000. Frenchton pups are a lot harder to find than Bostons or Frenchies, a Frenchton Pup could cost anywhere between $350-1000 depending on the breeder.
Hopefully you found this website interesting and it helped your decision in whether or not to get a Frenchton. If you are looking for nice, intelligent and loving dog then a Frenchton might be for you.
Are you asking, “What kind of dog is that on Modern Family?” Well it appears as if a French Bullog has joined the cast of Modern Family, a hit weekly comedy show on ABC. The dog who appeared in the most recent episode under the name Stella and is the pet of Jay, who is played by Ed O’neil the same actor who played Al Bundy on “Married with Children”.
You can learn more about French Bulldogs, Boston Terriers and Frenchtons here at Frenchtons.org. You can also see lots of Frenchton pictures by visiting our Frenchton Lovers page on Facebook! Become a fan and tell everyone you know about how you love your Frenchie, or one of ours!
The very first French Bulldogs were bred in England during the 19th Century and intended to be lap dogs. When the Industrial Revolution caused many of the English to relocate to Franch, they took the dogs with them, and soon these “toy” bulldogs were popular in France, where wealthy Americans doing the Grand Tour saw and fell in love with them. In the late 1800s these “toy bulldogs” became known as French Bulldogs.
The French Bulldog should have the appearance of an active, intelligent, muscular dog, of heavy bone, smooth coat, compactly built, and of medium or small structure. The points should be well distributed and bear good relation one to the other, no feature being in such prominence from either excess or lack of quality that the animal appears deformed or poorly proportioned. In comparison to specimens of different sex, due allowance should be made in favour of the bitches, which do not bear the characteristics of the breed to the same marked degree as do the dogs.
The French Bulldog, like many other companion dog breeds require close contact with humans. They have fairly minimal exercise needs, but do require at least daily walks. As a flat-faced breed, it is essential that owners understand that French Bulldogs cannot live outdoors. Their bulk and their compromised breathing system makes it impossible for them to regulate their temperature efficiently. In addition, Frenchies are top heavy and therefore have a difficult time swimming. Precautions must be taken when exercising a Frenchie during hot or humid weather, as well.
The first Boston Terriers were bred in the United States. This “American Gentleman” was accepted in 1893 b the American Kennel Club as a non-sporting breed. You can find Boston Terrier Puppies in several colors, such as black, brindle or seal with white markings. Bostons are small and compact with a short tail and erect ears. They are intelligent and friendly and can be stubborn at times. The average life span of a Boston is around 11 to 13 years, though some can live well into their teens.
Boston Terriers are a very active dog with a high level of intelligence. They have a strong will and can sometimes use their intelligence against their owners in the form of stubbornness, despite that the breed is a loyal companion that will have an alert sense of what is going on around them. With frequent training you can teach your Boston to do all kinds of trick!
Following the Civil War, the Boston Terrier breed was developed in the stables of Boston, Massachusetts, as a fighting dog. An imported dog known as “Hooper’s Judge” (sold to a Boston man in 1870) became the ancestor of almost all true modern Boston Terriers. The modern day Boston Terrier is an incredibly popular breed in the United States as they are suitable for both house and apartment lifestyle.