Frenchton Dogs 101 Boston Terrier French Bulldog Mix Designer

What do you get when you mix the easy-going
and affectionate French Bulldog and the people-oriented, intelligent Boston Terrier? Well, as the title suggests, you get the intelligent,
highly energetic and more than adequately adorable designer crossbreed; the Frenchton. Like many designer mixes, the end result is
often more than just the sum of its parts. Let’s learn more about the fantastic Frenchton. You’re Watching Animal Facts! As many of you have commented on my French
Bulldog vs. Boston Terrier, the Frenchton is the best of both worlds. In fact, the Frenchton has roots in both the
new and old world. The Frenchie with its roots in England and
France and the “American Gentleman” the Boston Terrier created in the US both as companion
dogs. Both are awesome dogs, as you have made abundantly
clear in the comments of that video. They are very similar breeds often confused
for one another, including some shared health issues, specifically respiratory issues. I won’t go into more detail of the history
of the parent breeds here. You can go check out the previous video if
you’ve not seen it. The Frenchton designer dog mix was first developed
in the 1990s to be a healthier version of its parent breeds as well as to increase the
overall size and stamina. The 1990s saw a boom in designer mix breeds,
starting with the Labradoodle created by an Australian breeder to be used as guide dogs. The craze caught on as the media dubbed them
“designer dogs” and breeders around the world set out to create sometimes practical,
sometimes impractical mixes all sharing a portmanteau naming convention of combining
the parent breeds names. We think that the Frenchton is one of the
more practical mixes. As its goal was to create a healthier companion
dog from two of the best companion breeds on Earth. Being bred from two great companion breeds,
the Frenchton is 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. Like its parent breeds, the Frencton is a
very lovable pupper. It can have bursts of crazy energy but also
loves a good cuddle on the couch. Frenchtons are great with children and can
even be protective of them. Their small size makes them an ideal choice
for city dwellers and they thrive in busy family households. Not known for barking, these guys really are
perfect for apartment living. Your neighbors will barely know you have a
dog. The most noise you’ll hear from them is
when they are sleeping. They snore, loudly! Despite not being very vocal, they are great
as watchdogs with very low aggressive tendencies. As with their tolerance for children, they
get along fantastically with other pets. And it’s a good thing they get along so
well with other people and animals because this is not a dog that likes to be left alone
for long periods of time. They often suffer from separation anxiety
when left on their own. The Frenchton is considered to be fairly small
sized, although it certainly isn’t the smallest among all crossbreeds out there. On average, the full-grown Frenchton stands
at anywhere between 13 to 16 inches in height and anywhere between 13 to 25 pounds in weight. This dog has a short silky coat which infrequently
sheds. Round-headed, flat faced with a snub nose
and erect ears, the Frenchton comes in a range of colors. You will notice them in black, brindle, black
and white, brown, cream and golden. The Frenchton has a slightly longer snout
than the French Bulldog, but still having those “bat ears”. They’ve also lost the bulging eyes from
the Boston Terrier, which means eye issues are less of a problem. Despite having been bred to avoid some of
the health issues of the French Bulldog, the Frenchton does have some common health concerns. Being a brachycephalic breed, as both of the
parent breeds, the Frenchton is known to suffer from Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome; an umbrella
term for a range of abnormalities including stenotic nares, elongated soft palate, hypoplastic
trachea, and everted laryngeal saccules. A brachy breed may suffer from one or all
of these. In short, they cause problems breathing, as
well as dealing with hot temperatures. Like their Frenchie parent, they can get overweight
quite easily. Obesity contributes to a range of health conditions
affecting organs, bones and joints and ultimately the lifespan of the dog. Their brachy structure means they are ill-equipped
to cool themselves in the heat and their short coat doesn’t give them much insulation in
the cold. A moderate climate is best or a home where
you can hide from the elements when necessary. A well taken care of Frenchton can live up
to 15 years on average. When it comes to training is when we run into
some uncertainness of crossbreeding dogs. On one hand, you have the French Bulldog that
can be quite stubborn when it comes to training and on the other, you have the Boston Terrier
that can be quite easy to train. But with either, training is certainly not
impossible, especially since this is a dog that really needs you to be around often anyway. The Frenchton is food motivated, so with some
patience and some high-value snacks, you can have this little dog trained. Frenchtons have moderate exercise needs. They may be small, but they do like a good
walk. A 30-minute walk per day should suffice and
as it turns out, it’s not bad for you either. If a walk is not an option because of weather
and such, some more vigorous play in the house will help keep your Frenchton in shape, along
with watching your pooch’s calories as they are known to overeat. You don’t want to overexercise your Frenchton
though, because of their brachy nature. Like their exercise needs, the overall care
for a Frenchton is easy. Their short silky coat is wash and wear and
really needs no more than brushing to release shedding hair and a bath only when they are
dirty or stinky. They shouldn’t be overwashed as it can irritate
their sensitive skin. Is the Frenchton right for you? Well, do you spend a lot of time at home? Do you like a dog that is rather lazy? If so, then the Frenchton is probably a good
choice for you. The Frenchton is a people-oriented, loving
small companion dog that is well-suited for family living. But it can be needy. If you can’t spend a lot of time with a
dog, the Frenchton is probably not the breed you are looking for. So, what do you think about the Frenchton? I know from the comments of previous videos
that quite a few of you love this designer breed. Tell us all about it in the comments. Hey, thanks for hanging with us. If you’re new to the channel, thanks for
visiting. I hope you’ll stick around. You can check out some more videos here. If you’re a subscriber, thank you. If not, what are you waiting for? And as always, catch ya next time.

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24 Responses

  1. Animal Facts says:

    What do you think about this French Bulldog Boston Terrier mix?

  2. Marian Yeh says:

    I love your page. This latest was well done. I like how you describe both the negative and positive traits of this blend. Still prefer rescues myself that aren't designer breeds, but mostly mongrel. But this blend is very cute and like you said, probably healthier since the exaggerated features that give both the Boston and French their health issues will not be as pronounced!

  3. Lily Seven says:

    These seem to be adorable little companions. I have nothing against mixed breed dogs but I do object to breeders who charge high prices for "designer dogs"

  4. CC says:

    The only thing cuter than a Frenchton is Rosie's voice! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. sunnismile says:

    I love them!!

  6. Anita Gamble says:

    Perfect! But if I can't afford the inflated prices, I might go back to a Boston Terrier rescue group.

  7. Janus Loggins says:

    As always, I love your videos!

  8. Fuh Cough says:

    Anyone else have a really ugly frenchton? Mine looks like a burnt cat frog.

  9. Gacha_Life says:

    Hi animal facts , if your reading this your videos are the helpfullest thing in my LiFe! i sometimes will just watch you for fun the little girls voice is so cute when I hear it in some videos !

  10. Some One says:

    I love my frenchton. Although she often gets confused for a boxer puppy.

  11. Olivia Smith says:

    I just got 2 frenchton puppies and they are so tiny they fit under my couch๐Ÿ˜‚

  12. Rene Renato Rivera says:

    i'm in the market for a companion dog.Ilike both breeds. The Frenchton sounds interesting.I'm evaluating my finances. i'm a senior disableed veteran( ambulatory) living alone in a small New York apartment hopefully i'l find/ get my new pal soon.

  13. rita lourenรงo says:

    I have one and he is AMAZING!

  14. Gabbie Caudill says:

    i have a boston chiwennie! but he gets mistaken for a frenchton all the time!!

  15. The Canuck Crusade says:

    Frenchtons are anything but lazy. They're like bull terriers, always want to play and they play hard. My 18 lbs girl will run, wrestle and chase for hours. I have a friend whos Frenchton is 35lbs and it could play fetch until your arm fell off

  16. 2me Hvac says:

    Best dogs ever, great with kids, i love mine so much

  17. Nardo Nabetse says:

    Hi animal facts,,,,great video for frenchton! Hope you make video for American bully

  18. Tyler Phillips says:

    We just got one and we love her. She's a great dog sorta can be a yipper sometimes though.

  19. Mary Ellen Thompson says:

    Iโ€™m sold. However, I dread the price tag.

  20. Twizzle S says:

    Just got 1 man heโ€™s a stubborn little pup

  21. squizill says:

    Best companion dog I've ever owned

  22. My Opinion Matters says:

    I have a deaf frenchton…I love her sooo much!

  23. John Doe says:

    I just got a 1year old he's a great dog couldn't ask for a better pup

  24. This Sun Child says:

    What about a better name: a French Boston. Frenchton is stupid

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