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Keeshond vs French Bulldog vs Old English Sheepdog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Keeshond vs French Bulldog vs Old English Sheepdog" Compare Keeshond and French Bulldog. Which is better: Keeshond or French Bulldog or Old English Sheepdog?
Name Keeshond French Bulldog Old English Sheepdog
OriginsGermany Netherlands England France England
Group Sled Dogs Companion Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank87470
Reviews000
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Other Names Dutch Barge Dog, Smiling Dutchman, Chien Loup, German Spitz, Deutscher Wolfsspitz, Wolfsspitz, Kees Frenchie, Bouledogue Français Bobtail, OES
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1898 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the European Spitz section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Small Molossian type Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Price $800-$1000 $2000-$4000 $1200-$1500

General Appearance - Keeshond vs French Bulldog vs Old English Sheepdog

Size Medium Small Large
Weight 35-45 pounds (15-20 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. Male: from 65 pounds (29 kg), Female: from 60 pounds (27 kg)
Avg. Weight 40 pounds (17.5 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. Male: from 65 pounds (29 kg), Female: from 60 pounds (27 kg)
Height Male: 17-19 inches (44-48 cm), Female: 16-18 inches (40-46 cm) 12 inches (30 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm), Female: 20-22 inches (51 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 18 inches (46 cm), Female: 17 inches (43 cm) 12 inches (30 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 21 inches (51 cm)

Hair & Care - Keeshond vs French Bulldog vs Old English Sheepdog

Coat Fluffy Dense Fine Waterproof Shaggy Double
Colors Silver Gray Cream Black Brindle Cream Fawn White Blue White Merle Grizzle Gray
Grooming
Advanced: The Keeshond requires a lot of 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.
Shedding Level
Keeshonds are heavy shedders.
French Bulldogs shed quite a little.
Old English Sheepdogs are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Keeshond vs French Bulldog vs Old English Sheepdog

Temperament Agile Obedient Quick Intelligent Bright Playful Sturdy Affectionate Alert Bright Keen Patient Playful Athletic Easygoing Lively Adaptable Intelligent Playful Protective Bubbly Loving Sociable Fun
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Keeshond is an excellent dog breed.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Old English Sheepdog's intelligence is above average.
Trainability
Keeshonds are quite easy to train.
French Bulldogs are quite easy to train.
Old English Sheepdogs are easy to train.
Playfulness
Keeshonds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
French Bulldogs are not the most playful dog breed.
The Old English Sheepdog is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Keeshonds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
French Bulldogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Old English Sheepdogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Keeshonds 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.
Old English Sheepdogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Keeshonds are a social breed.
French Bulldogs need a lot of social interaction.
Old English Sheepdogs need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
High: The Keeshond is a very vocal breed.
Low: The French Bulldog barks none to minimal.
Average: The Old English Sheepdog barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Keeshonds are good watchdogs.
French Bulldogs are average watchdogs.
Old English Sheepdogs are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Keeshonds are average defenders.
French Bulldogs are average defenders.
Old English Sheepdogs strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Keeshond has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The French Bulldog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Old English Sheepdog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Keeshonds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
French Bulldogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Old English Sheepdogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Keeshonds tend to escape less than other breeds.
French Bulldogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Old English Sheepdogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Keeshonds 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.
French Bulldogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Old English Sheepdogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Keeshonds are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
French Bulldogs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Old English Sheepdogs are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Keeshonds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
French Bulldogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Old English Sheepdogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Keeshonds 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.
French Bulldogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Old English Sheepdogs 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 - Keeshond vs French Bulldog vs Old English Sheepdog

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

Health Issues
Keeshonds 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.
Old English Sheepdogs are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 10-12 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Keeshonds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
French Bulldogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Old English Sheepdogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Keeshonds don't need too much exercise.
French Bulldogs don't need too much exercise.
Old English Sheepdogs have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Keeshonds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
French Bulldogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Old English Sheepdogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 2 to 2.5 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. Recommended daily amount: 2.5 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The Keeshond can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Old English Sheepdog can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Keeshond has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The French Bulldog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Old English Sheepdog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Keeshond is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The French Bulldog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Old English Sheepdog is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.

Reproducibility - Keeshond vs French Bulldog vs Old English Sheepdog

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the Keeshond, French Bulldog, Old English Sheepdog 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 3-8 puppies 3-5 puppies 5-8 puppies

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