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American Eskimo Dog vs Finnish Spitz vs French Bulldog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between American Eskimo Dog vs Finnish Spitz vs French Bulldog" Compare American Eskimo Dog and Finnish Spitz. Which is better: American Eskimo Dog or Finnish Spitz or French Bulldog?
Name American Eskimo Dog Finnish Spitz French Bulldog
OriginsUnited States Germany Finland England France
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank1181774
Reviews101
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Other Names Eskimo Spitz, American Spitz, German Spitz, Eskie Barking Bird Dog, Finnish Hunting Dog, Finnish Spets, Finsk Spets, Loulou Finois, Suomalainen Pystykorva, Suomenpystykorva Frenchie, Bouledogue Français
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1994 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1991 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1898 as a Non-Sporting breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Hunting Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Small Molossian type Dogs section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Continental Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. National Kennel Club North American Purebred Registry, Inc. United Kennel Club American Kennel Club Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain 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
Price $600-$800 $500-$700 $2000-$4000

General Appearance - American Eskimo Dog vs Finnish Spitz vs French Bulldog

Size Medium Medium Small
Weight Toy: 6-10 pounds (3-5 kg)Standard: 18-35 pounds (8-16 kg), Miniature: 10-17 pounds (5-8 kg) 31-35 pounds (14-16 kg) 18-30 pounds (8-14 kg)
Avg. Weight Toy: 8 pounds (4 kg)Standard: 26.5 pounds (12 kg), Miniature: 13.5 pounds (6.5 kg) 33 pounds (15 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 Toy: 9-12 inches (22-30 cm)Standard: 15-20 inches (49-50 cm), Miniature: 12-15 inches (30-40 cm) 15-20 inches (38-51 cm) 13–16 inches (33–40 cm)
Avg. Height Toy: 10.5 inches (26 cm)Standard: 17.5 inches (49.5 cm), Miniature: 13.5 inches (35 cm) 17.5 inches (44.5 cm) 14.5 inches (36.5 cm)

Hair & Care - American Eskimo Dog vs Finnish Spitz vs French Bulldog

Coat Fluffy Dense Thick Double Fine Smooth Short Close in texture
Colors White Biscuit Red Gold Brindle Cream Fawn White
Grooming
Average: The American Eskimo Dog requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Finnish Spitz requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The French Bulldog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
American Eskimo Dogs are heavy shedders.
Finnish Spitzs shed moderately.
French Bulldogs are low shedders.

Characteristics - American Eskimo Dog vs Finnish Spitz vs French Bulldog

Temperament Alert Friendly Intelligent Energetic Independent Protective Happy Intelligent Playful Independent Loyal Vocal Affectionate Alert Bright Keen Patient Playful Athletic Easygoing Lively
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Finnish Spitz's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
American Eskimo Dogs are easy to train.
Finnish Spitzs are easy to train.
French Bulldogs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The American Eskimo Dog is a highly playful breed.
The Finnish Spitz is a playful breed.
French Bulldogs are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Finnish Spitzs 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
American Eskimo Dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Finnish Spitzs 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
American Eskimo Dogs need a lot of social interaction.
Finnish Spitzs are a social breed.
French Bulldogs need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
High: The American Eskimo Dog is a very vocal breed.
High: The Finnish Spitz is a very vocal breed.
Low: The French Bulldog barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
American Eskimo Dogs are good watchdogs.
Finnish Spitzs are average watchdogs.
French Bulldogs are average watchdogs.
Territorial
American Eskimo Dogs are average defenders.
Finnish Spitzs are average defenders.
French Bulldogs are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The American Eskimo Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Finnish Spitz has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The French Bulldog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
American Eskimo Dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Finnish Spitzs 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.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
American Eskimo Dogs have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Finnish Spitz is strong enough to escape from home.
French Bulldogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
American Eskimo Dogs 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.
Finnish Spitzs 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.
Apartment Friendly
American Eskimo Dogs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Finnish Spitzs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
French Bulldogs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
American Eskimo Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Finnish Spitzs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
French Bulldogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
American Eskimo Dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Finnish Spitzs 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.
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 - American Eskimo Dog vs Finnish Spitz vs French Bulldog

Stranger Friendly
American Eskimo Dogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Finnish Spitzs are average friendly towards strangers.
French Bulldogs are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
American Eskimo Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Finnish Spitzs are kid-friendly dogs.
French Bulldogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
American Eskimo Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Finnish Spitzs are cat-friendly dogs.
French Bulldogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
American Eskimo Dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
Finnish Spitzs are average friendly towards other dogs.
French Bulldogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
American Eskimo Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Finnish Spitz is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Yes
French Bulldog is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
American Eskimo Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Finnish Spitzs are usually recommended for elderly people.
French Bulldogs are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
American Eskimo Dogs are generally with other pets.
Finnish Spitzs are usually friendly towards other pets.
French Bulldogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
American Eskimo Dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Finnish Spitzs 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 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.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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
American Eskimo Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Finnish Spitz 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 - American Eskimo Dog vs Finnish Spitz vs French Bulldog

Health Issues
The American Eskimo Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Finnish Spitzs are commonly healthy dogs.
The French Bulldog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Cataracts Diabetes Hip Dysplasia Legg-perthes Disease Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Epilepsy Eye Problems Joint Problems Allergies Brachycephalic Syndrome Cleft Palate Elongated Soft Palate Hemi-vertebrae Hip Dysplasia Intervertebral Disk Disease Patellar Luxation Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-15 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
American Eskimo Dogs are high energy dogs.
Finnish Spitzs 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
American Eskimo Dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Finnish Spitzs need a lot of exercises.
French Bulldogs exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
American Eskimo Dogs don't need too much sleep.
Finnish Spitzs 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 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 2.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, 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
Average to High.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The American Eskimo Dog can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The Finnish Spitz can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The American Eskimo Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Finnish Spitz has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The French Bulldog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The American Eskimo Dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Finnish Spitz is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The French Bulldog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - American Eskimo Dog vs Finnish Spitz vs French Bulldog

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 4-6 puppies 3-6 puppies 3-5 puppies

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