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Beagle vs Jack Russell Terrier vs French Bulldog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Beagle vs Jack Russell Terrier vs French Bulldog" Compare Beagle and Jack Russell Terrier. Which is better: Beagle or Jack Russell Terrier or French Bulldog?
Name Beagle Jack Russell Terrier French Bulldog
OriginsEngland England England France
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank6784
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Other Names English Beagle Russell Terrier, JRT, Jack Frenchie, Bouledogue Français
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2012 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1898 as a Non-Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Small sized Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Small Molossian type Dogs section.
Price $500-$800 $700-$1000 $2000-$4000

General Appearance - Beagle vs Jack Russell Terrier vs French Bulldog

Size Small Small Small
Weight Male: 22-25 pounds (10-11 kg), Female: 20-23 pounds (9-10 kg) 11-18 pounds (5-8 kg) 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.
Avg. Weight Male: 23.5 pounds (10.5 kg), Female: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg) 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg) 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.
Height Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm) 8-15 inches (20-38 cm) 12 inches (30 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm) 11.5 inches (29 cm) 12 inches (30 cm)

Hair & Care - Beagle vs Jack Russell Terrier vs French Bulldog

Coat Dense Rough Fine
Colors Tan Red Tricolor White Black Tan White Black Brindle Cream Fawn White
Grooming
Effortless: The Beagle requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Jack Russell Terrier doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The French Bulldog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Beagles shed moderately.
Jack Russell Terriers are heavy shedders.
French Bulldogs shed quite a little.

Characteristics - Beagle vs Jack Russell Terrier vs French Bulldog

Temperament Friendly Independent Lively Sweet Gentle Intelligent Loving Alert Courageous Independent Cheerful Energetic Affectionate Alert Bright Keen Patient Playful Athletic Easygoing Lively
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Jack Russell Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Beagles are easy to train.
Jack Russell Terriers are easy to train.
French Bulldogs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Beagle is a highly playful breed.
The Jack Russell Terrier is a highly playful breed.
French Bulldogs are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Jack Russell Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
French Bulldogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Beagles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Jack Russell Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
French Bulldogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Beagles need a lot of social interaction.
Jack Russell Terriers need for social interaction is average.
French Bulldogs need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
High: The Beagle is a very vocal breed.
High: The Jack Russell Terrier is a very vocal breed.
Low: The French Bulldog barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Beagles are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Jack Russell Terriers are good watchdogs.
French Bulldogs are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Beagles can't provide protection for their territory.
Jack Russell Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
French Bulldogs are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Beagle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Jack Russell Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The French Bulldog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Beagles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Jack Russell Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
French Bulldogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Beagles have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the Jack Russell Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
French Bulldogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Beagles have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Jack Russell Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
French Bulldogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Beagles are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Jack Russell Terriers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
French Bulldogs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Beagles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Jack Russell Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
French Bulldogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Beagles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
French Bulldogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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 - Beagle vs Jack Russell Terrier vs French Bulldog

Stranger Friendly
Beagles are stranger friendly dogs.
Jack Russell Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
French Bulldogs are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Beagles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Jack Russell Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
French Bulldogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Beagles are average friendly towards cats.
Jack Russell Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
French Bulldogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Jack Russell Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
French Bulldogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Jack Russell Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
French Bulldog is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Beagles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Jack Russell Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
French Bulldogs are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Beagles are generally with other pets.
Jack Russell Terriers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
French Bulldogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Beagles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Jack Russell Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
French Bulldogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used 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.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Yes
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) Yes
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 Yes
Beagle breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Jack Russell Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
French Bulldog 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 - Beagle vs Jack Russell Terrier vs French Bulldog

Health Issues
Beagles are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Jack Russell Terriers are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
French Bulldogs are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 13-16 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Beagles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Jack Russell Terriers are high energy dogs.
French Bulldogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Beagles need quite a lot of exercise.
Jack Russell Terriers need a lot of exercises.
French Bulldogs don't need too much exercise.
Sleeping Need
Beagles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Jack Russell Terriers don't need too much sleep.
French Bulldogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Beagle breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Jack Russell Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness High
The Beagle has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Jack Russell Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The French Bulldog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Jack Russell Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The French Bulldog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Beagle vs Jack Russell Terrier vs French Bulldog

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the Beagle, Jack Russell Terrier, French Bulldog 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 2-14 puppies, average 7 4-8 puppies 3-5 puppies

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