Fun Frenchton Facts For Kids

Christian Mba
Oct 20, 2022 By Christian Mba
Originally Published on Aug 05, 2021
Edited by Isobel Murphy
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Interesting Frenchton Facts for kids

The Frenchton, also called a Faux Frenchbo or Faux French Bulldog, is a mix between a Boston Terrier and French Bulldog. This breed was developed in the '90s in the United States with the hope to produce a French Bulldog-like breed with fewer health issues and with the strength of Boston Terriers, with increased stamina.

Frechtons are designer dogs, meaning the breed is parented from purebred dogs. Hence they are recognized by many kennel clubs like Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC), Hybrid Club (ACHC), International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR), and Designer Breed Registry (DBR). However, this hybrid is not recognized by the American Kennel Club.

The Frenchton dog is a good-looking dog that is sturdy like a Boston Terrier and firmly built like a French Bulldog. They have shiny coats colored in a mix of brindle, black, brown, white, and cream fur.

The French Bulldog-Boston Terrier mix is mild-mannered and even-tempered like its parent breeds. They are playful, energetic, and highly affectionate, especially with grown children. The Faux Frenchbo is an ideal companion dog and is a great pet to have around.

If you enjoy our fun facts about Frenctons, you might also want to read our articles on the Pocket Pitbull and Lab Chow mix.

Frenchton Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a Frenchton?

A Frenchton a mixed breed of a dog between a French Bulldog and a Boston Terrier. It is classified as a designer dog.

What class of animal does a Frenchton belong to?

Frenchtons belong to the Mammalia class of the Animalia family.

How many Frenchtons are there in the world?

Frenchtons, as a mixed breed of dog, are rare to find. One of the reasons for this could be that they are a costly breed.

Where does a Frenchton live?

Frenchtons are domestic dogs and live in households. It is rare to find a stray Frenchton (unless lost or abandoned by the owner) since it is a mix of a French Bulldog and Boston Terrier, two entirely different dog breeds.

What is a Frenchton's habitat?

A Frenchton is suitable for city life. They can live in apartments as long as they are taken for regular walks and occasionally to parks to maintain the positive behavior that comes naturally to them.

Who do Frenchtons live with?

Since they are social animals, they can easily live amongst humans and other pets. Frenchtons can gel well with children, mainly older children, strangers, and other dogs. They are excellent family dogs.

How long does a Frenchton live?

The lifespan of a Frenchton is typically between 12 to 15 years unless it suffers from life-threatening health problems that may lead to an early death.

How do they reproduce?

Like other dogs, Frenchtons reproduce when a male dog mates with a female dog. They can mate or breed with any other breed of dogs but, due to their tiny bodies and narrow hips like French Bulldogs and Boston Terriers, most Frenchtons cannot give birth to a litter naturally and need a C-section.

Like French Bulldogs, Frenchtons can give birth to a litter of between three and four puppies at a time.

What is their conservation status?

Since the Frenchton, or the Faux Frenchbo, is a mixed breed of dog, their conservation status is Not Listed.

Frenchton Fun Facts

What do Frenchtons look like?

These amazing Frenchton facts that will make you want one.

Please note that this is an image of a French Bulldog, a parent breed of a Frenchton, not of a Frenchton itself. If you have any images of a Frenchton, do let us know at

A Frenchton dog is a mix of a purebred French Bulldog and a Boston Terrier. It gets between 50% to 75% of its looks from the French Bulldog and has similar facial features, with round bulging eyes, stiff ears, and a flat nose.

They are slightly bigger than French Bulldogs, genetically getting a Boston Terrier's height, with sturdy, stiff legs. Frenchtons have short, shiny, soft coats which can come in various colors like black, white, brown, cream, and brindle.

The coat can be a mix of any two colors or sometimes even a single color if both the parents have coats of the same color.

Frenchtons have a tiny tail which may make it look like the dog has been sterilized, but that's not the case. Their tails are naturally short like that of a Boston Terrier.

How cute are they?

The Frenchton is a very cute-looking dog breed. With small bodies like  French Bulldogs, Frenchton puppies are even more adorable with their bulging eyes. They may look sturdy like the Boston Terrier, but this just adds to the dog's handsomeness. This breed of dog's eyes can be described perfectly as puppy dog eyes and are truly captivating!

How do they communicate?

A Frenchton communicates through actions and noises. They express emotions of love, anger, and excitement by wagging tails, running, licking faces, caressing, and moving around in circles.

Like other dogs, Frenchtons bark and make strange noises to express anger or communicate with other dogs. Despite the fact that humans and animals cannot speak the same language verbally, love is a universal language and can be understood by all living creatures. That is how Frenchtons communicate.

How big is a Frenchton?

A typical Frenchton dog is 11–14 in (28–35cm) tall. Because one of its parents is a Boston Terrier, a Frencton can grow larger than a French Bulldog can.

How fast can a Frenchton run?

A Frenchton can run just as fast as a French Bulldog, at a speed of about 24 km per hour (15 miles per hour). Although the dog is not a very fast runner, it is very energetic, sporty, and filled with excitement, so it tends to run around a lot.

How much does a Frenchton weigh?

Frenchtons weigh between 15–25 lb (7–11 kg). They are small and light-weight dogs.

What are their male and female names of the species?

This Faux Frenchbo is like all other dog breeds simply known as  Frenchton, whether male or female.

What would you call a baby Frenchton?

Baby Frenchtons are called Frenchton puppies. You can give your pet Frenchton puppy a cool name like Frenchie, French fries, Frenchcut, or whatever you like! Frenchtons are also called Frostons, so you can name your dog Frosty. How cool is that?

What do they eat?

Frenchtons eat dog food that is rich in protein and fat, preferably dry dog food, to maintain good dental hygiene. One or two cups of high-quality dog kibble twice a day is enough food for Frenchtons.

They need to be fed according to their size and age to avoid obesity considering their small size. Avoid giving them too many treats too often to avoid obesity, and you shouldn't feed them table scraps.

Are they slobbery?

Frenchton dogs drool, but not as much as a French Bulldog does. They are moderately slobbery and usually only drool while eating and after exercising excessively.

Would they make a good pet?

The French Bulldog-Boston Terrier mix is a fantastic pet to have. They are warm, loveable, and like lots of attention from family members. Socialization is a must for this dog breed.

They get along really well with children and can be loyal companions. They make an excellent family dog and are relatively low maintenance. Frenchtons are great entertainers and can make you laugh too.

A Frenchton dog gets well along with other pets, especially with other dogs. However, some Frenchtons may not like cats.

Did you know...

Frenchtons are known by numerous names like Bulldog Terrier, Boston Bulldog, Boston Frenchie, Faux French Bulldog, Faux Boston Terrier, Frenchie Terrier, Frenchbo, and more!

The Boston Frenchie is one of the dog breeds that needs lots of attention and regular activity or else it will suffer from separation anxiety. That's right, dog breeds have such a social nature that they suffer from anxiety when they are not looked after or played with for long periods of time.

Not paying enough attention to dogs may also lead to behavioral problems where the dog can get aggressive or irritable.

Interestingly, male Frenchtons are bigger than female Frenchtons in height and weight. Most people think that the biggest difference between male and female dogs is regarding their temperament, but this is all about how they are trained.

You may find it funny, but a Frenchton snores! Because of their flat noses and narrow nostrils, it is difficult for air to pass quickly and so they snore when they sleep.

A Frenchton cannot swim very well because it has a small flat nose with narrow nostrils, making it difficult for the dog to breathe underwater.

Like French Bulldogs and Boston Terriers, a Frenchton's ears will stiffen and stand up. It may take five to 15 weeks from birth, but it is fascinating to watch. Sometimes, both ears may not go up simultaneously, so they can look flippy floppy for a while, how cute!

Frenchtons do not get along very well with cats. If you do want to have a Frenchton and a cat, it is best to introduce Frenchton puppies to other pet cats or kittens that you may have at home early on, so they can grow together and become friends.

Frenchton dogs can sleep for long stretches of 12 to 14 hours. They may seem lazy, but they are as energetic as ever when they wake up.

Characteristics and health issues

The Frenchton, the French Bulldog-Boston Terrier mix, was developed to move away from health issues that many purebreds face. The breeding worked to an extent, but it is inevitable that offspring will inherit the dominant parent breeds' genetic health problems. A Frenchton is generally healthier than its parents, the French Bulldog and Boston Terrier, with minimal health issues.

Brachycephalic syndrome is the main concern for these dogs. This is a problem that is usually found in flat-nosed animals and it can cause trouble breathing. If required, it can be fixed with surgery.

A Frenchton dog is easily prone to obesity, which can be a significant health issue. Their small size requires them to eat less, and one must keep this in mind and remember not to excessively feed or give lots of treats to their Frenchton dog.

It is also essential to keep a Frenchton healthy by taking it for regular walks for at least 30 minutes a day. Not doing so can lead to severe problems like hip or elbow dysplasia and kneecap dislocation.

A Frenchton is also prone to cherry eye, which is a condition that involves one eyelid's growth over an existing one. The new protruding eyelid can be removed through surgery. They can also have other eye problems like cataracts, but this is scarce.

Getting your own Frenchton

Reading the facts above may make you eager to have a Frenchton of your own. A Frenchton dog can cost between $500 to $3000.

It is a pricey breed, in part because the mother gives birth through a C-Section. The Frenchton is an exclusive designer breed so it is vital to get them from ranked or official breeders. The yearly cost for food, maintenance, and health check-ups is additional and should be taken into account when you're thinking of getting a dog.

Once you get a Frenchton, be sure to take proper care of it. There are a few things to keep in mind while training a Frenchton.

The breed is intelligent but stubborn and requires a firm dog owner to train it. Hence, first-timers looking to pet a dog might want to find a breed that is less stubborn than a Frenchton.

Training a Faux Frenchbo can be challenging due to their strong-willed nature. Reward-based training works best for the breed. Proper potty training is also a must for Frenchtons.

Frenchton puppies must be taught obedience and socialization from the start. With the right training, this dog is brilliant and usually learns to follow the commands after 30 to 60 repetitions.

Regular health check-ups, cleaning of their ears, and maintaining oral hygiene are necessary for a Frenchton. The breed has a short soft coat that sheds a lot in summer and grows thick in winter.

They must be brushed at least twice a week. You may also want to get your Frenchton a winter coat to wear in cold weather since they do not have a natural double coat.

One good thing about a Frenchton is that it is not hypoallergenic due to its short furry coat. They can be given a bath once or twice a month, but no more than that.

The best living conditions for Frenchtons are places with moderate temperatures, not too hot or cold. They cannot bear extreme temperatures and may get cranky if the environment is not suitable for them.

Parks are an ideal place to take a Frenchton for a walk or jog, which is needed to maintain its health requirements and keep the dog from gaining weight.

Frechtons love to cuddle and show affection. They are very enthusiastic, energetic, and fun-loving dogs and can be great family pets. Children should learn to respect the dog, irrespective of their age.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly animal facts for everyone to discover! Learn more about some other mammals including the Pitbull Chihuahua mix, or the Cheagle.

You can even occupy yourself at home by drawing one on our Frenchton coloring pages.

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