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Border Terrier vs Poodle vs French Bulldog Comparison - Dog breed selector: Russian Bear Schnauzer or French Poodle or Frenchie? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Border Terrier vs Poodle vs French Bulldog" Compare Border Terrier and Poodle. Which is better: Border Terrier or Poodle or French Bulldog?
Name Border Terrier Poodle French Bulldog
OriginsEngland Scotland Germany France England France
Group Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank9274
Reviews071
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Other Names Russian Bear Schnauzer, Munich Schnauzer, Munchener, Riesenschnauzer French Poodle, Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Grosse Pudel Frenchie, Bouledogue Français
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Non-Sporting & Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1898 as a Non-Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Poodle 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
Border Terrier Club Of America, Inc.
Club Espanol De Terriers
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
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 $1200-$1400 $1000-$1500 $2000-$4000

Border Terrier vs Poodle vs French Bulldog General Appearance Comparison

Size Small Medium Small
Weight Males 13-16 pounds (6-7 kg), Female: 11-14 pounds (5-6 kg) Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg) 18-30 pounds (8-14 kg)
Avg. Weight Males 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg), Female: 12.5 pounds (5.5 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 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: 13-16 inches (33-41 cm), Female: 11-14 inches (28-36 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more 13–16 inches (33–40 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 14.5 inches (37 cm), Female: 12.5 inches (32 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more 14.5 inches (36.5 cm)

Border Terrier vs Poodle vs French Bulldog Hair & Care Comparison

Coat Rough Curly Fine
Smooth
Short
Close in texture
Colors Blue
Tan
Red
Grizzle
Wheaten
Apricot
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Black
Brindle
Cream
Fawn
White
Grooming
Average: The Border Terrier requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Easy to groom: The French Bulldog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Border Terriers shed none to minimal.
Poodles shed none to minimal.
French Bulldogs are low shedders.

Border Terrier vs Poodle vs French Bulldog Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Affectionate
Outright
Tempered
Intelligent
Alert
Fearless
Obedient
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Affectionate
Alert
Bright
Keen
Patient
Playful
Athletic
Easygoing
Lively
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Border Terrier's has great intelligence.
Outstanding: Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Border Terriers are easy to train.
Poodles are easy to train.
French Bulldogs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Border Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Poodle is a playful breed.
French Bulldogs are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
Border Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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.
Affection Level
Border Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Poodles 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
Border Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
French Bulldogs need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average to high: The Border Terrier is a vocal breed.
Average to high: The Poodle is a vocal breed.
Low: The French Bulldog barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Border Terriers are good watchdogs.
Poodles are good watchdogs.
French Bulldogs are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Border Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Poodles strongly protect their territory.
French Bulldogs are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Border Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The French Bulldog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Border Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Poodles 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
Wanderlust potential of the Border Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Poodles have average wanderlust potential.
French Bulldogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Border Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
French Bulldogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Border Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
French Bulldogs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Border Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Poodles 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
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Poodles 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.
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.

Border Terrier vs Poodle vs French Bulldog Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Border Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
French Bulldogs are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Border Terriers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
French Bulldogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Border Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
French Bulldogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Border Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
French Bulldogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Border Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Poodle 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
Border Terriers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
French Bulldogs are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Border Terriers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
French Bulldogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Border Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Poodles 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.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good 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.
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
Border Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Poodle breed usually likes 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.

Border Terrier vs Poodle vs French Bulldog Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
The Border Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Poodle 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.
Health Problems Cryptorchidism
Heart Murmurs
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Malocclusions
Patellar Luxation
Pulmonic Stenosis
Seizures
Addison's Disease
Allergies
Bloat
Canine Atrial Septal Defect (asd)
Cataracts
Cushing's Syndrome
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Legg-perthes Disease
Neonatal Encephalopathy (news)
Optic Nerve Hypoplasia
Patellar Luxation
Premature Graying
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Runny Eyes
Sebaceous Adenitis
Von Willebrand's Disease
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 Yes Yes No
Energy Level
Border Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Poodles 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.
Exercise Need
Border Terriers have an average exercise need.
Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
French Bulldogs exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Border Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Poodles 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.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 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.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Border Terrier breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Border Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Border Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Poodle has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The French Bulldog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Border Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The French Bulldog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Border Terrier vs Poodle vs French Bulldog Reproducibility Comparison

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 2-8 puppies 2-4 puppies 3-5 puppies

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