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What is a Frenchton?!
What exactly is a Frenchton, you might wonder?
A hybrid or designer breed is what you get when you take two purebred dogs and breed them together— you get the best of both breeds.
Frenchton Breed Information Chart
|Eye Color||Black or Brown|
How much is a Frenchton Puppy?
A Frenchton puppy generally costs between $800 and $3,500.
The average price of a Boston Terrier is $1,200, while a Frenchie is typically somewhere around $2,000-$3,000.
Price varies depending on many factors
Price varies depending on your location, the breeder, the dog’s bloodline, and the color/pattern of the dog.
Both Frenchies & Boston Terriers are expensive dog breeds— a Frenchton’s price is somewhere in the middle between these two breeds…
|Frenchton Price||French Bulldog Price||Boston Terrier Price|
The average lifespan of a Frenchton is 11-15 years.
Compare this to the Frenchie, which has a lifespan of 10-12 years.
Frenchton Colors & Patterns
There is no official list of Frencthon colors & patterns— because it’s a mixed/hybrid breed, Frenchtons can come in pretty much any color.
Frenchtons are often found in the following colors…
With this being said, Frenchtons can be found in nearly any color as they are a hybrid breed & their color and pattern will depend on the color of their parents.
In addition to the wide variety of colors that Frenchtons can have, they also have a bunch of patterns that they can be seen with….
- 2-color (bicolor) or 3-color (tricolor)
Full Grown Frenchton Size
When Frenchtons are fully-grown (~2 years old), they usually weigh between 15-25lbs and are 11-15 inches in height.
Other names for a Frenchton
Just as some people call a French Bulldog a Frenchie, other people call the Frenchton a “Boston Bulldog”– but that’s far from it!
Some other names for the Frenchton include…
- Boston Bulldog
- Boston Frenchie
- Bulldog Terrier
- Faux Boston Terrier
- Faux French Bulldog
- Frenchie Terrier
Frenchton Personality Traits
Both Frenchies & Boston Terriers have some of the best personality traits of any dog breed out there— they’re so goofy & entertaining! There’s never a dull moment with a Boston Terrier or Frenchie… the same goes for the Frenchton.
Frenchtons are known to be…
Frenchton Health Problems
Frenchies are moderate shedders while Boston Terriers are mild/moderate shedders.
Most Frenchtons will be somewhere between a mild to moderate shedder.
Just like Frenchies and Boston Terriers, Frenchtons are a brachycephalic breed— often called a “flat-faced breed”.
This means they’re prone to the same types of breathing issues found in Frenchies & Boston Terriers
|Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome||Mainly consists of stenotic nares and elongated soft palate|
|Stenotic Nares||Pinched/narrow nostrils|
|Elongated Soft Palate||The soft part in the roof of the mouth is too long|
|Tracheal Collapse||Weakening of the cartilage rings of the trachea causes collapse|
To learn more about brachycephalic breeds & their breathing issues, check out our post on French Bulldog Breathing Issues… it all applies to Frenchtons as well!
Both French Bulldogs and Boston Terriers are both prone to joint issues, however, Frenchies typically have worse joint issues than Boston Terriers.
Fortunately, Frenchtons are prone to fewer joint issues than the Frenchie, but they are still susceptible to joint issues.
Frenchton Rescue Groups
You may have luck checking with some French Bulldog Rescue Shelters to see if they are sheltering any Frenchtons!
French Bulldog Rescue Groups
You may have luck finding a Frenchton at a French Bulldog Rescue Group…
- French Bulldog Rescue Network (North America – US & Canada)
- French Bulldog Village Rescue (United States – Nationwide)
- French Bulldog Rescue Shelter (United States – Nationwide)
- SNORT Rescue (Northeast US – New Jersey)
- Short Noses and Friends United Rescue (Midwest US – Nebraska & Iowa)
- RescueMe.Org Florida
- Adopt a Pet.com
- F.R.O.G.S. (French Bulldog Rescue Of Georgia & Southeast United States)
- Norcal French Bulldog Rescue (Northern California)
- Rocky Mountain French Bulldog Rescue (Colorado)
- Chicago French Bulldog Rescue
Boston Terrier Rescue Shelters
You may also find a Frenchton at any of the following Boston Terrier Rescue Shelters…
- MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue Inc.
- Boston Terrier Rescue of Florida
- Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue
Where can I register my Frenchton?
While Frenchtons are not officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC), there are a few kennel clubs that recognize this hybrid breed…
- American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC)
- Designer Breed Registry (DBR)
- Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC)
- International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR)
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the AKC recognize the Frenchton?
The American Kennel Club (AKC) does not recognize the Frenchton as one of its official breeds.