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The Frenchton is a cross between a French Bulldog and a Boston Terrier.
Both the Boston Terrier and the Frenchie are popular breeds. The French Bulldog was used in the creation of the Boston Terrier, so the Frenchton seems a natural choice of crossbreed to create.
The French Bulldog
The French Bulldog is a descendant of the Toy Bulldog, an English breed that suffered many health issues in its times and is now extinct. They were first developed in the north of France, where they became popular companions for people from all walks of life, including the upper classes.
The local breeders decided to add some French Mastiff blood to the mix during the 1800s and the resulting dog became the Frenchie that we know and love today. This dog was exported in large numbers across the sea to America where they were appreciated for their self-assured personalities and attractive look. Unlike other Bulldogs who tend to have floppy ears, the Frenchie is renowned for its large, erect ‘bat ears’ that truly add to its charm.
The Boston Terrier
Boston Terriers have a characteristic black and white ‘tuxedo’ coat that is undeniably endearing and makes them stand out from the crowd. Developed within New England in the 1890s they were bred from a mixture of small Bulldog and Terrier breeds, including the English Bulldog, the French Bulldog and the Bull Terrier.
- Size: Small-Medium
- Weight: 15-25lbs
- Availability: Might take some effort to find
- Talents: Performing tricks, Companionship
- Children: Excellent with children
- Friendliness: Very Friendly
- Trainability: Fairly easy to train
- Independence: Fairly independent
- Dominance: Moderate
- Other Pets: Great with other pets
- Combativeness: Friendly with other pets
- Noise: Average barker
- Indoors: Moderately active indoors
- Owner: Good for novice owners
- Grooming: Not much grooming needed
- Trimming and Stripping: Some trimming or stripping needed
- Coat: Short Coat
- Shedding: None or Very Light
- Docking: Ears and tail are not cropped or docked
- Exercise: Moderate exercise needed
- Jogging: A good jogging companion
- Apartments: If sufficiently exercised, will be okay in an apartment
- Outdoor Space: Ok with or without a yard if exercised
- Climate: Does well in most climates
- Longevity: Average (12-15 years)