What is a Frenchton?

A Boston Terrier on the beach

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What is a Frenchton?!

What exactly is a Frenchton, you might wonder?

It’s a mix between a Frenchie & a Boston Terrier.

A Frenchton is what some call a designer dog or hybrid breed.

Height11-15 inches
Eye ColorBlack or Brown
Eye ShapeRound
Shedding LevelModerate
Lifespan11-15 years

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

Price varies depending on your location, the breeder, the dog’s bloodline, and the color/pattern of the dog.

Price comparison

Frenchton PriceFrench Bulldog PriceBoston Terrier Price

Frenchton Lifespan

The average lifespan of a Frenchton is 11-15 years.

Compare this to the Frenchie, which has a lifespan of 10-12 years.

Lifespan comparison

FrenchtonFrench BulldogBoston Terrier
11-15 years10-14 years13-15 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.


  • Black
  • Brindle
  • Blue
  • Chocolate (brown)
  • Fawn
  • Seal
  • White


  • Tuxedo
  • Brindle
  • 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!

  • Boston Bulldog
  • Boston Frenchie
  • Bulldog Terrier
  • Faux Boston Terrier
  • Faux French Bulldog
  • Frenchbo
  • Frenchie Terrier
  • Froston

Frenchton Personality Traits

  • Friendly
  • Socialable
  • Playful
  • Laid-back
  • Loving

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.

Breathing Issues

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 SyndromeMainly consists of stenotic nares and elongated soft palate
Stenotic NaresPinched/narrow nostrils
Elongated Soft PalateThe soft part in the roof of the mouth is too long
Tracheal CollapseWeakening 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!

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

  1. French Bulldog Rescue Network (North America – US & Canada)
  2. French Bulldog Village Rescue (United States – Nationwide)
  3. French Bulldog Rescue Shelter (United States – Nationwide)
  4. SNORT Rescue (Northeast US – New Jersey)
  5. Short Noses and Friends United Rescue (Midwest US – Nebraska & Iowa)
  6. RescueMe.Org Florida
  7. Adopt a Pet.com
  8. F.R.O.G.S. (French Bulldog Rescue Of Georgia & Southeast United States)
  9. Norcal French Bulldog Rescue (Northern California)
  10. Rocky Mountain French Bulldog Rescue (Colorado)
  11. Chicago French Bulldog Rescue

Boston Terrier Rescue Shelters

  1. MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue Inc.
  2. Boston Terrier Rescue of Florida
  3. Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue

Where can I register my Frenchton?

Does the AKC recognize the Frenchton?

The American Kennel Club (AKC) does not recognize the Frenchton as one of its official breeds.