Frenchton (Faux Frenchbo Bulldog)
The Frenchton is a small sized designer breed developed by crossbreeding Boston terrier and French bulldog. The Frenchton resembles 75 percent French bulldog and 25 percent Boston terrier. It has the sturdy build of the French bulldog and the robust nature of the Boston terrier. The physical characteristics include a round shaped head, straight tails, and short tail. The nose is snubbed and the ears are erect. The bulging eye of the Boston terrier is not present in this breed. It is an energetic dog with a lovable personality making them an ideal pet.
Frenchton Quick Information
|Other names||Faux Frenchbo Bulldog, Faux French Bulldog, Boston Frenchie, Faux Fr. Bulldog|
|Colors||Black and white, golden, cream, black, brindle,|
|Coat||Short and fine|
|Life expectancy||12 to 15 years|
|Weight||15 to 25 lbs|
|Height||14 to 16 inches|
|Litter size||5 to 10 puppies|
|Personality||Intelligent, playful, loyal, friendly, energetic|
|Good with children||Yes|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||IDCR, DBR, ACHC, DRA, DDKC|
This breed doesn’t have a long history as it was developed in the 1990s. It was designed to get rid of some health issues found in French bulldogs and to increase their mass and stamina. The American Canine Hybrid Club recognizes the breed as Faux Frenchbo Bulldog. The Designer Dogs Kennel Club gave recognition to it as Faux French Bulldog. The name of Frenchbo is accepted by the International Designer Canine Registry and the Designer Breed Registry acknowledges Faux Fr. Bulldog or Boston Frenchie.
The dog has a mixed personality as it was bred from two great companion breeds and has traits of each of them. The dog encompasses the funny and independent characteristics of the French bulldog combined with owner pleasing behavior and obedience of the Boston terrier. This French bulldog Boston terrier mix is incredibly affectionate in nature and loves to seek human attention. They are playful and loves the company of kids especially of older children. Young children should be allowed to play with these dogs only under adult supervision and young kids might handle them roughly. They are not at all aggressive towards other pets and can gel up with them quite easily. They might be a little aggressive towards other dogs.
These small sized dogs are best suited for apartment life. This breed requires a moderate amount of exercise like jogging and walking that is sufficient for keeping them mentally and physically fit. You can include a lot of indoor games in your exercise routine keeping in mind their playful nature. They cannot withstand extreme climate conditions like their parents so it won’t be appropriate to expose them to excessive cold or scorching heat.
This breed does not require much grooming because of their short hair. Brushing the dog twice a week will be good enough. Bathe the dog only when it gets dirty and try to wipe the dog frequently by using a damp cloth to make sure it is clean. For cleaning, ears use a warm wet towel. Clip the dog’s nail at least once in every two weeks and brush its teeth to prevent any tooth decay.
The Frenchton or the Boston Terrier French Bulldog mixes does not have the severe health problems like its parents. They may share some other health issues of the French bulldog and Boston terrier like eye ailments, respiratory disorder, digestive problems and sensitivity to extreme climate conditions.
Though the Frenchton is an intelligent breed, it can act stubbornly like its parent the French bulldog that can make your training a bit challenging. You have to be discreet while training the Frenchton dog to handle it properly. You can opt for the PAW TRICK to maneuver the dog’s pleasant personality. You can use this trick to teach the dog to shake hands with you. Make your dog sit and hold his paw with your hand and say the word PAW. After repeating this process for few times extend your hand and repeat the word. The dog will reach his paw and keep it in your hand. Encourage your dog for doing it by rewarding him with praises and treats.
You need to impart obedience training right from the puppyhood or else the dog can get extremely stubborn. To make the dog obey commands like SIT you can hold the dog's favorite treat in your hand and take it close to your nose. Move your hand up and down and see that the dog follows until he comes in a sitting posture. You can give him the treat once he sits down and then you can utter the command SIT. You can repeat the whole exercise until he obeys it completely.
It is recommended to give the dog superior quality dry dog food and you have to ensure that your pet receives nutritious diet.