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Beagle vs Bulldog vs Pug – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Beagle vs Bulldog vs Pug" Compare Beagle and Bulldog. Which is better: Beagle or Bulldog or Pug?
Name Beagle Bulldog Pug
OriginsEngland England China
Group Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank6531
Reviews302
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Other Names English Beagle English Bulldog, British Bulldog Mops, Carlin, Chinese Pug, Dutch Bulldog, Dutch Mastiff, Mini Mastiff
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 1886 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type 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 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 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 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
Price $500-$800 $1200-$2000 $300-$500

General Appearance - Beagle vs Bulldog vs Pug

Size Small Medium Small
Weight Male: 22-25 pounds (10-11 kg), Female: 20-23 pounds (9-10 kg) Male: 53-55 pounds (24-25 kg), Female: 49-51 pounds (22-23 kg) Male: 13-20 pounds (6-9 kg), Female: 13-18 pounds (6-8 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 23.5 pounds (10.5 kg), Female: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg) Male: 54 pounds (24.5 kg), Female: 50 pounds (22.5 kg) Male: 16.5 pounds (7.5 kg), Female: 15.5 pounds (7 kg)
Height Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm) 12-16 inches (31-40 cm), There is no prescribed height, but shorter Bulldogs are more prized when being shown Male: 12-14 inches (30-36 cm), Female: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm) 14 inches (35.5 cm), There is no prescribed height, but shorter Bulldogs are more prized when being shown Male: 13 inches (33 cm), Female: 11 inches (27.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Beagle vs Bulldog vs Pug

Coat Dense Fine Fine
Colors Tan Red Tricolor White Black Brindle White Fawn Gray Red Fawn Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Beagle requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Bulldog requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Pug requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Beagles shed moderately.
Bulldogs shed moderately.
Pugs shed above average.

Characteristics - Beagle vs Bulldog vs Pug

Temperament Friendly Independent Lively Sweet Gentle Intelligent Loving Aggressive Friendly Social Courageous Loving Sweet Affectionate Courageous Intelligent Going Loyal Cheerful Gentle Friendly Playful
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low: The Bulldog if one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Beagles are easy to train.
Bulldogs aren't famous for their trainability.
Pugs aren't famous for their trainability.
Playfulness
The Beagle is a highly playful breed.
Bulldogs don't really like playing.
Pugs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Pugs 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.
Bulldogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Pugs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Beagles need a lot of social interaction.
Bulldogs are a social breed.
Pugs need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
High: The Beagle is a very vocal breed.
Low: The Bulldog barks none to minimal.
Average: The Pug barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Beagles are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Bulldogs are average watchdogs.
Pugs are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Beagles can't provide protection for their territory.
Bulldogs are not the best to protect their territory.
Pugs strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Beagle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Bulldog has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Pug has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Beagles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bulldogs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Pugs have lower than 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.
Bulldogs are not the biggest explorers.
Pugs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Beagles have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Bulldogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Pugs 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
Beagles are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Bulldogs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Pugs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Beagles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Bulldogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Pugs 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.
Bulldogs 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.
Pugs 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 Bulldog vs Pug

Stranger Friendly
Beagles are stranger friendly dogs.
Bulldogs are very stranger friendly dogs.
Pugs are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Beagles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Bulldogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Pugs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Beagles are average friendly towards cats.
Bulldogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Pugs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Bulldogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
Pugs are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bulldog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Pug is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Beagles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Bulldogs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pugs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Beagles are generally with other pets.
Bulldogs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Pugs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners No
Beagles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Bulldogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Pugs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn 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
Bulldog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Pug 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.
Yes
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 Bulldog vs Pug

Health Issues
The Beagle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems Beagle Dwarfism Cherry Eye Chinese Beagle Syndrome Distichiasis Epilepsy Glaucoma Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Intervertebral Disk Disease Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Brachycephalic Syndrome Cherry Eye Demodectic Mange Dry Eye Entropion Head Shakes Hip Dysplasia Patellar Luxation Reverse Sneezing Allergies Cheyletiella Dermatitis Corneal Ulcers Demodectic Mange Distichiasis Dry Eye Entropion Epilepsy Hemi-vertebrae Hip Dysplasia Legg-perthes Disease Nerve Degeneration Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Proptosis Pug Dog Encephalitis Staphylococcus Infection Vaccination Sensitivity Yeast Infection
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 8-10 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Beagles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Bulldogs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Pugs 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.
Bulldogs exercise need is very minimal.
Pugs exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Beagles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Bulldogs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Pugs 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. 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Beagle breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
High: The Bulldog breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
High: The Pug breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers warm weather Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness High
The Beagle has a high chance of bad smell.
High
The Bulldog has a high chance of bad smell.
High
The Pug has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Bulldog is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Pug is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Beagle vs Bulldog vs Pug

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 2-14 puppies, average 7 4-5 puppies 2-4 puppies

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