Frenchtons are adorable dogs that took the world by storm due to their amazing physical characters and low-maintenance nature. For many years now, dog breeders have been crossing over many dog breeds to produce adorable and attractive breeds, but Frenchtons took the crown.
In this article, we are going to talk about frenchton dogs and by the end of the article, you’ll have all the information that you need about these amazing dogs.
Frenchtons were first produced in the US in the mid-1900s. This breed was one of the successful crosses between the Boston Terrier and the French Bulldog. This attempt was made to bring together the positive characters of Boston Terriers and French Bulldogs, and the attempt was successful.
Apart from combining the positive characteristics of the above-mentioned breeds, frenchton dogs are also less likely to experience health problems.
The Boston Terriers were first made in Massachusetts in the late 1800s, while on the other hand, French bulldogs were introduced in England in the 1890s.
Other names of this breed are French, Froston, and Faux French. The scientific name for the Frenchton breed is Canis lupus familiaris.
Is Frenchton a natural breed?
This breed did not exist naturally; dog breeders created it by cross-breeding French Bulldogs and Boston Terriers. It was formed artificially. It was considered while forming this breed to minimize the respiratory problems associated with both parent breeds.
Is frenchton a separate breed?
As mentioned above, a frenchton dog is a mixed breed but is considered a separate breed. As it is a mixed breed, white frenchton is not accepted by American Kennel Club (AKC). But it is accepted by many others including:
- Designer Breed Registry (DBR)
- American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC)
- The Dog Registry of America
- Designer Dog Kennel Club (DDKC)
- International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR)
The physical appearance of a mixed breed is always a bogeyman. But in the case of frenchtons, it ended up pretty good. Unlike other athlete dogs, they don’t have giant musculature. They are small in size and have more of a cuddly nature.
Frenchton breed is a small dog package full of personality, fun, cuddles, and affection. Their appearance resembles French Bulldog. They have squashed faces with erect ears that are short and pointy… pretty cute, right?
They have a stocky bony structure like Boston Terrier. Another character enhancing the cuteness of the golden Frenchton is its short tail.
What are the different colors of Frenchton?
The main colors of Frenchtons are black, brown, white, and cream. They usually come in combination with any of these two colors. Brindle is also a common appearance in Frenchtons.
How tall are frenchtons?
As we have discussed above, it is a small breed, so they have a short height of 14-20 inches. Male Frenchtons grow up to 20 inches. But the height of frenchtons white females ranges from 14-16 inches.
How much do frenchtons weigh?
A male Frenchton full-grown weighs about 25 lbs. On the other hand, a Frenchton white female’s weight ranges from 18-20 lbs.
How long does Frenchton live on average?
Dogs are humans’ best friends, and we want them to live forever or at least as long as we live. But reality makes us sad. If you take good care of your dog, the average life span of your golden Frenchton will be approximately 12-15 years.
Types of Frenchtons
Usually, there is only one outcome of a cross-breed, but we all know nature plays its wild cards and surprises us with many outcomes. In this case, there are two types:
- One with the 50% French bulldog and 50% Boston Terrier.
- Other is 75% french bulldog and 25% genes of French bulldog-Boston mix.
Loving, adorable, cuddly, loyal, befriending, tolerant, sweet, and energetic are some of the words usually used to describe these cute little creatures. Not a single human being will consider itself lost or an outsider while sitting with this docile furry breed.
Are you considering the idea of keeping a Frenchton but having a small apartment? They are the best choice because this breed is called apartment dwellers as they do not need much space and adjust easily in a small place.
They are very affectionate and friendly. They love to be around children as they are kid-friendly. If you already have a pet, such as a cat or a dog, and you are worried about a Frenchton coming along, relax! Because they are easily adjustable for everyone.
Are Frenchtons intelligent?
On a scale of 5, they are ⅘ intelligent. But they are stubborn by choice. They understand you very well.
How to train a Frenchton?
Pups of this breed, like others, are difficult to potty train, and it can take up to six months to train them. As said earlier, they are smart but choose not to listen. You may face some difficulty in crate training your dog.
They are easy to train when lessons are taught in the form of playful activities.
They are usually low maintenance. They are the best choice if you have a busy schedule and can not take out some time to groom your pet.
How to give a bath to a Frenchton?
- Wrap your friend in a towel
- Check the temperature of the water before putting it in the tub
- Place the pup in the water and smoothly start to rinse him
- Place special soothing dog shampoo
- Rub shampoo all over its body. Avoid the contact of shampoo with the eyes
- Rinse the shampoo with running water twice
- Wrap the dog again and dry him
- Brush him properly to remove all the shedding hair
How much do frenchtons shed?
Boston Terriers possess a needle-like coat that doesn’t shed much, but the sleek coat of French Bulldogs sheds in greater amount. So it depends on whether your Frenchton has more French Bulldog or Boston terrier genes. This way, they shed a little bit (once in a while) or on a regular basis.
Best dog food for Frenchton:
Your dog can eat many fruits and vegetables. However, its main course should have the appropriate amount of carbohydrates, proteins, energy, essential minerals, and vitamins. Their food should be full of all the nutrients they need.
A diet chart should be formed either by your veterinarian or by the dog nutritionist. But either way, do not overfeed your dog, or it will get obese and this may lead to many other health issues.
Common Health problems in Frenchtons
Small dog breeds are Brachycephalic, which means that they have a small skull. French Bulldogs are one of their parent breeds so they got their small head by nature. Which means that they have breathing issues. This is one of the reasons that they snore.
Also, they face problems like difficulty in panting. Panting is important for the maintenance of body temperature. So if you are in a place with a high temperature, you need to look out for your dog to keep it cool and prevent heat stroke.
Other common health problems are
- Eye infections
- Patellar luxation
- Knee problems(knee slips out of the joint)
- Intertrigo (due to skin folds)
Can Frenchtons swim?
It is difficult for brachycephalic dogs to swim because of their small heads. That’s why you need to be careful when your frenchton is near water. We would not recommend you to let your dog swim.
Why should I not have a Frenchton as a pet?
- If you are away from home most of the time, this breed is not for you as it suffers from separation anxiety. It quickly enters the phase of anxiety if left alone for a few hours.
- Suppose you are planning on breeding your frenchtons. In that case, you should know that this breed can not have their babies normally and must go through a C-section to deliver puppies in most cases because of the smaller size of their hips and smaller pelvic cavity.
- Fenton barking is not an issue; they only bark when they are alarmed. But they drool and snore more than other small breed dogs.
How much does a frenchton cost?
A dog of this breed costs around $500-$3500. The variance in the price is great. The price depends on the breeder and the pup’s quality (pedigree).
Frenchtons are very adorable and can be the companion you have been looking for.
They love nature and are adjustable in any house or small space. They are very good with children and other pets. Besides their health problems and anxiety issues, they are good to keep.
I hope you have gained much useful information you had been looking for. So, are you getting a Frenchton now?
Thank you for reading!
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