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French Bulldog vs Poodle vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name French Bulldog Poodle Pembroke Welsh Corgi
OriginsEngland France Germany France Wales
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank4715
Reviews000
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Other Names Frenchie, Bouledogue Français French Poodle, Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Grosse Pudel Pembroke, PWC, Pem, Corgi
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1898 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Non-Sporting & Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Small Molossian type Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Poodle section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry
Price $2000-$4000 $1000-$1500 $1000-$2000

General Appearance - French Bulldog vs Poodle vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Size Small Medium Small
Weight There are two weight classes of French Bulldog: 19 - 22 pounds (9 - 10 kg) and 22 - 28 pounds (10 - 13 kg). Over 28 pounds is a disqualification. Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg) Male: 24-31 pounds (10-14 kg), Female: 24-28 pounds (11-13 kg)
Avg. Weight There are two weight classes of French Bulldog: 19 - 22 pounds (9 - 10 kg) and 22 - 28 pounds (10 - 13 kg). Over 28 pounds is a disqualification. Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg) Male: 27.5 pounds (12 kg), Female: 26 pounds (12 kg)
Height 12 inches (30 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 10-11 inches (25-28 cm)
Avg. Height 12 inches (30 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm)

Hair & Care - French Bulldog vs Poodle vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Coat Fine Curly Fluffy
Colors Brindle Cream Fawn White Apricot Brown Gray Silver White Fawn Blue Cream Red Beige Black Black & Tan Fawn Red Sable
Grooming
Easy to groom: The French Bulldog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Easy to groom: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
French Bulldogs are low shedders.
Poodles shed none to minimal.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - French Bulldog vs Poodle vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Temperament Affectionate Alert Bright Keen Patient Playful Athletic Easygoing Lively Active Faithful Intelligent Alert Instinctual Trainable Affectionate Friendly Lively Playful Cheerful Intelligent Going
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Outstanding: Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Very smart: Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
French Bulldogs are quite easy to train.
Poodles are easy to train.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
French Bulldogs are not the most playful dog breed.
The Poodle is a playful breed.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
French Bulldogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
French Bulldogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
French Bulldogs need a lot of social interaction.
Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are a social breed.
Barking
Low: The French Bulldog barks none to minimal.
Average to high: The Poodle is a vocal breed.
High: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
French Bulldogs are average watchdogs.
Poodles are good watchdogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average watchdogs.
Territorial
French Bulldogs are average defenders.
Poodles strongly protect their territory.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The French Bulldog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
French Bulldogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Poodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
French Bulldogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Poodles have average wanderlust potential.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
French Bulldogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
French Bulldogs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
French Bulldogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
French Bulldogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Poodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - French Bulldog vs Poodle vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Stranger Friendly
French Bulldogs are stranger friendly dogs.
Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
French Bulldogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
French Bulldogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
French Bulldogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly Yes
French Bulldog is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Pembroke Welsh Corgi is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
French Bulldogs are not the best breed for elderly people.
Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
French Bulldogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
French Bulldogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
French Bulldog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Poodle breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - French Bulldog vs Poodle vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Health Issues
Egészségesek French Bulldog fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Egészségesek Poodle fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Egészségesek Pembroke Welsh Corgi fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Health Problems Allergies Brachycephalic Syndrome Cleft Palate Elongated Soft Palate Hemi-vertebrae Hip Dysplasia Intervertebral Disk Disease Patellar Luxation Von Willebrand's Disease Addison's Disease Allergies Bloat Canine Atrial Septal Defect (asd) Cataracts Cushing's Syndrome Ear Infections Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Legg-perthes Disease Neonatal Encephalopathy (news) Optic Nerve Hypoplasia Patellar Luxation Premature Graying Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Runny Eyes Sebaceous Adenitis Von Willebrand's Disease Cataracts Cystinuria Degenerative Myelopathy Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Intervertebral Disk Disease Patent Ductus Arteriosis Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Retinal Dysplasia Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-15 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes No
Energy Level
French Bulldogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
French Bulldogs exercise need is minimal.
Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
French Bulldogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The French Bulldog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Poodle has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The French Bulldog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - French Bulldog vs Poodle vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 3-5 puppies 2-4 puppies 6-7 puppies

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