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Beagle vs French Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Beagle vs French Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever" Compare Beagle and French Bulldog. Which is better: Beagle or French Bulldog or Labrador Retriever?
Name Beagle French Bulldog Labrador Retriever
OriginsEngland England France England Canada
Group Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank641
Reviews213
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Other Names English Beagle Frenchie, Bouledogue Français Labrador, Lab
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 1898 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917 as a 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 Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Small Molossian type Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers 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 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 $500-$800 $2000-$4000 $1000-$2000

General Appearance - Beagle vs French Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever

Size Small Small Large
Weight Male: 22-25 pounds (10-11 kg), Female: 20-23 pounds (9-10 kg) 18-30 pounds (8-14 kg) Male: 60-75 pounds (27-34kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 23.5 pounds (10.5 kg), Female: 21.5 pounds (9.5 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: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg)
Height Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm) 13–16 inches (33–40 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm) 14.5 inches (36.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Beagle vs French Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever

Coat Dense Fine Smooth Short Close in texture Dense Waterproof Hard Short
Colors Tan Red Tricolor White Black Brindle Cream Fawn White Yellow Chocolate Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Beagle requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The French Bulldog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Labrador Retriever requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Beagles shed moderately.
French Bulldogs are low shedders.
Labrador Retrievers shed moderately.

Characteristics - Beagle vs French Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever

Temperament Friendly Independent Lively Sweet Gentle Intelligent Loving Affectionate Alert Bright Keen Patient Playful Athletic Easygoing Lively Affectionate Cheerful Friendly Intelligent Loyal Playful Social Alert Energetic Gentle Loving Going Responsive
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Outstanding: Labrador Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Beagles are easy to train.
French Bulldogs are quite easy to train.
Labrador Retrievers are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Beagle is a highly playful breed.
French Bulldogs are not the most playful dog breed.
The Labrador Retriever is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
French Bulldogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Labrador Retrievers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Beagles 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.
Labrador Retrievers may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
Social Needs
Beagles need a lot of social interaction.
French Bulldogs need a lot of social interaction.
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
High: The Beagle is a very vocal breed.
Low: The French Bulldog barks none to minimal.
Average: The Labrador Retriever barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Beagles are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
French Bulldogs are average watchdogs.
Labrador Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Beagles can't provide protection for their territory.
French Bulldogs are average defenders.
Labrador Retrievers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Beagle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The French Bulldog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Labrador Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Beagles 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.
Labrador Retrievers have a strong 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.
French Bulldogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Labrador Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Beagles 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.
Labrador Retrievers 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.
French Bulldogs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Beagles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
French Bulldogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Labrador Retrievers 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.
French Bulldogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Labrador Retrievers 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 French Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever

Stranger Friendly
Beagles are stranger friendly dogs.
French Bulldogs are stranger friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Beagles are very kid-friendly dogs.
French Bulldogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Beagles are average friendly towards cats.
French Bulldogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs.
French Bulldogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
French Bulldog is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Labrador Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Beagles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
French Bulldogs are not the best breed for elderly people.
Labrador Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Beagles are generally with other pets.
French Bulldogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Labrador Retrievers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Beagles 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
Labrador Retrievers 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.
Yes
This breed makes good 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Boat Dog Yes
Beagle breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
French Bulldog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Labrador Retriever breed usually likes 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 French Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever

Health Issues
The Beagle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The French Bulldog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Labrador Retriever is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Beagle Dwarfism Cherry Eye Chinese Beagle Syndrome Distichiasis Epilepsy Glaucoma Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Intervertebral Disk Disease Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Allergies Brachycephalic Syndrome Cleft Palate Elongated Soft Palate Hemi-vertebrae Hip Dysplasia Intervertebral Disk Disease Patellar Luxation Von Willebrand's Disease Acute Moist Dermatitis Bloat Cataracts Cold Tail Ear Infections Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Myopathy Osteochondrosis Dissecans Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 10-12 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Beagles 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.
Labrador Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Beagles need quite a lot of exercise.
French Bulldogs exercise need is minimal.
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Beagles 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.
Labrador Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 0.5 to 1.5 cups 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 3 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.
High: The Labrador Retriever breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness High
The Beagle has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The French Bulldog has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Labrador Retriever has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The French Bulldog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Labrador Retriever is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Beagle vs French Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever

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 3-5 puppies 5-10 puppies

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