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Name Boxer French Bulldog Boston Terrier
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Deutscher Boxer
German Boxer
Bouledogue Français
Frenchie
American Gentlemen
Boston Bull Terrier
Boxwood
Boston Bull
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Boxer or French Bulldog or Boston Terrier? Which is more expensive?
$600-$1200 $2000-$4000 $600-$800
Availability
Which is easier to get, Boxer or French Bulldog or Boston Terrier?
Very frequent: The Boxer is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The French Bulldog is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Boston Terrier is quite easy to get.

Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Boxer or French Bulldog or Boston Terrier?
Medium Small Small
Weight
Which is heavier, Boxer or French Bulldog or French Bulldog? Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier weight comparison:
Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg) 18-30 pounds (8-14 kg) 10-25 pounds (6-11kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 65 pounds (29.5 kg), Female: 59 pounds (26.5 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. 17.5 pounds (8.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Boxer or French Bulldog or Boston Terrier? Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier height comparison:
Male: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm) 13–16 inches (33–40 cm) 15-17 inches (38-43 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm) 14.5 inches (36.5 cm) 16 inches (40.5 cm)

Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier coat comparison:
Waterproof Fine
Smooth
Short
Close in texture
Fine
Colors
What are the original Boxer, French Bulldog and Boston Terrier color?
Brindle
White
Fawn
Brindle
Cream
Fawn
White
White
Brindle
Seal
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Boxer or French Bulldog or Boston Terrier? Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier grooming comparison:
Effortless: The Boxer requires minimal grooming.
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Easy to groom: The French Bulldog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Effortless: The Boston Terrier requires minimal grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Boxer or French Bulldog or Boston Terrier? Boxer or French Bulldog or {name3 shedding:
Boxers shed moderately.
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French Bulldogs are low shedders.
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Boston Terriers shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Boxer or French Bulldog or Boston Terrier?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Boxer or French Bulldog or Boston Terrier? Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier behavior/temperament comparison:
Brave
Confident
Fearless
Intelligent
Playful
Bright
Energetic
Friendly
Loyal
Affectionate
Alert
Bright
Keen
Patient
Playful
Athletic
Easygoing
Lively
Affectionate
Friendly
Intelligent
Playful
Aggressive
Gentle
Lively
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier intelligence:
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
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Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Trainability
Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier trainability comparison.
Boxers are quite easy to train.
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French Bulldogs are quite easy to train.
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Boston Terriers are quite easy to train.
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Playfulness
Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier playfulness comparison:
The Boxer is a playful breed.
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French Bulldogs are not the most playful dog breed.
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Average: Boston Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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French Bulldogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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Sensitive: Boston Terriers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier?
High: Boxers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: French Bulldogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Boston Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier social needs comparison:
Boxers need a lot of social interaction.
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French Bulldogs need a lot of social interaction.
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Boston Terriers are a social breed.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier?
Low to Average: The Boxer rarely barks.
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Low: The French Bulldog barks none to minimal.
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Low to Average: The Boston Terrier rarely barks.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Boxer or French Bulldog or Boston Terrier?
Boxers are one of the best watchdogs.
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French Bulldogs are average watchdogs.
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Boston Terriers are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Boxers are extremely protective guard dogs.
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French Bulldogs are average defenders.
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Boston Terriers are average defenders.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Boxer has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The French Bulldog has a low chance of biting somebody.

Moderate

The Boston Terrier has an average chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Boxer or French Bulldog or Boston Terrier?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Boxer bite force: Ordinary.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

French Bulldog bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Boston Terrier bite force: Weak.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier mouthiness comparison:
Boxers have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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French Bulldogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Boston Terriers have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Boxers have average wanderlust potential.
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French Bulldogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Boston Terriers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Boxers 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.
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French Bulldogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Boston Terriers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Boxer or French Bulldog or Boston Terrier?
Apartment-friendly dog the Boxer breed.
Very house-friendly dog the French Bulldog breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Boston Terrier breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Boxers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
French Bulldogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Boston Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Boxer or French Bulldog or Boston Terrier?
Boxers 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.
Boston Terriers 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.

Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Boxer or French Bulldog or Boston Terrier? Which dog is more friendly?
Boxers are average friendly towards strangers.
French Bulldogs are stranger-friendly dogs.
Boston Terriers are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Boxers are generally with other pets.
French Bulldogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Boston Terriers are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Boxer or French Bulldog or Boston Terrier?
Boxers are kid-friendly dogs.
French Bulldogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Boston Terriers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Boxer or French Bulldog or Boston Terrier?
Boxers are average friendly towards cats.
French Bulldogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Boston Terriers are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Boxer or French Bulldog or Boston Terrier?
Boxers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
French Bulldogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Boston Terriers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier?
Yes
Boxers 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.
Yes
Boston Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Boxer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
French Bulldog is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Boston Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Boxers are usually recommended for elderly people.
French Bulldogs are not the best breed for elderly people.
Boston Terriers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier Health Comparison

Health Issues
Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier health comparison. Which is the healthier: Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier?
The Boxer 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 Boston Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier health problems comparison:
Allergies
Aortic Stenosis
Bloat
Boxer Cardiomyopathy
Cancer
Corneal Dystrophy
Deafness
Demodectic Mange
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Allergies
Brachycephalic Syndrome
Cleft Palate
Elongated Soft Palate
Hemi-vertebrae
Hip Dysplasia
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Patellar Luxation
Von Willebrand's Disease
Allergies
Brain Tumors
Cataracts
Cherry Eye
Deafness
Heart Murmurs
Megaesophagus
Patellar Luxation
Reverse Sneezing
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Boxer should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The French Bulldog should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Boston Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier lifespan comparison. How long do Boxer, French Bulldog and Boston Terrier breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Boxer: 11 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of French Bulldog: 11 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Boston Terrier: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Boxer or French Bulldog or Boston Terrier? Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier energy level comparison:
Boxers 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.
Boston Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Boxer or French Bulldog or Boston Terrier? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Boxers need quite a lot of exercise.
French Bulldogs exercise need is minimal.
Boston Terriers have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Boxer or French Bulldog or Boston Terrier?
Boxers don't need too much sleep.
French Bulldogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Boston Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Boxer or French Bulldog or Boston Terrier?
Recommended daily amount: 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. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Boxer's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the French Bulldog's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average: The Boston Terrier has an average risk for obesity.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier?

High 🔼

The Boxer has a high chance of bad smell.

Medium

The French Bulldog has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Boston Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Boxer is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
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The French Bulldog is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Boston Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Boxer or French Bulldog or Boston Terrier? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier?

Not really

Boxer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

French Bulldog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Boston Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Yes

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military Dog

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Boxer and French Bulldog and Boston Terrier have?
2-10 puppies, average 6 3-5 puppies 3-5 puppies

Boxer vs French Bulldog vs Boston Terrier Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1898 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1893 as a Non-Sporting breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
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. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Small Molossian type Dogs section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
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
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

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