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French Bulldog vs American Bulldog vs American Pit Bull Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between French Bulldog vs American Bulldog vs American Pit Bull Terrier" Compare French Bulldog and American Bulldog. Which is better: French Bulldog or American Bulldog or American Pit Bull Terrier?
Name French Bulldog American Bulldog American Pit Bull Terrier
OriginsEngland France United States United States
Group Companion Dogs Guard Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank4272336
Reviews115
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Other Names Frenchie, Bouledogue Français AmBulldog, AM Bulldog, American Bulldogge, American Bulldoggee, Old Country Bulldog APBT, Pit Bull, Pitty, Pit, Pitbull
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1898 as a Non-Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Small Molossian type Dogs section. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
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
American Canine Registry
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Backwoods Bulldog Club
Animal Research Foundation
American Rare Breed Association
American Bulldog Association
National American Bulldog Association
John D Johnson Bulldog Registry
American Bulldog Club Of Canada
All American Bulldog Club
American Canine Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Backwoods Bulldog Club
Price $2000-$4000 $500-$600 $500-$700

General Appearance - French Bulldog vs American Bulldog vs American Pit Bull Terrier

Size Small Large Medium
Weight 18-30 pounds (8-14 kg) Male: 70-120 pounds (32-54 kg), Female: 60-100 pounds (27-45 kg) 22-78 pounds (10-35 kg)
Avg. Weight 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: 95 pounds (43 kg), Female: 80 pounds (36 kg) 50 pounds (22.5 kg)
Height 13–16 inches (33–40 cm) Male: 22-28 inches (55-70 cm), Female: 20-26 inches (52-65 cm) 14-24 inches (35-60 cm)
Avg. Height 14.5 inches (36.5 cm) Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm) 19 inches (47.5 cm)

Hair & Care - French Bulldog vs American Bulldog vs American Pit Bull Terrier

Coat Fine
Smooth
Short
Close in texture
Fine Fine
Colors Brindle
Cream
Fawn
White
Fawn
Brown
White
Black
Blue
Gray
White
Tan
Brown
Red
Yellow
Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The French Bulldog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The American Bulldog requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The American Pit Bull Terrier requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
French Bulldogs are low shedders.
American Bulldogs shed moderately.
American Pit Bull Terriers shed moderately.

Characteristics - French Bulldog vs American Bulldog vs American Pit Bull Terrier

Temperament Affectionate
Alert
Bright
Keen
Patient
Playful
Athletic
Easygoing
Lively
Affectionate
Courageous
Gentle
Going
Alert
Energetic
Loving
Social
Affectionate
Clownish
Friendly
Loyal
Strong
Willed
Aggressive
Courageous
Intelligent
Obedient
Stubborn
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: American Bulldog's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: American Pit Bull Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
French Bulldogs are quite easy to train.
American Bulldogs are quite easy to train.
American Pit Bull Terriers are easy to train.
Playfulness
French Bulldogs are not the most playful dog breed.
The American Bulldog is a playful breed.
The American Pit Bull Terrier is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
French Bulldogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
French Bulldogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
American Bulldogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
American Pit Bull Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
French Bulldogs need a lot of social interaction.
American Bulldogs are a social breed.
American Pit Bull Terriers are a social breed.
Barking
Low: The French Bulldog barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The American Bulldog rarely barks.
Average: The American Pit Bull Terrier barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
French Bulldogs are average watchdogs.
American Bulldogs are one of the best watchdogs.
American Pit Bull Terriers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
French Bulldogs are average defenders.
American Bulldogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
American Pit Bull Terriers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The French Bulldog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The American Bulldog has an average chance of biting somebody.
High
The American Pit Bull Terrier has a high chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
French Bulldogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
American Bulldogs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
American Pit Bull Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
French Bulldogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
American Bulldogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the American Pit Bull Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
French Bulldogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
American Bulldogs 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.
American Pit Bull Terriers 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
French Bulldogs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
American Bulldogs are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
American Pit Bull Terriers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
French Bulldogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
American Bulldogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
American Pit Bull Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
French Bulldogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
American 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.
American Pit Bull 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.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - French Bulldog vs American Bulldog vs American Pit Bull Terrier

Stranger Friendly
French Bulldogs are stranger friendly dogs.
American Bulldogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
American Pit Bull Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
French Bulldogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
American Bulldogs are kid-friendly dogs.
American Pit Bull Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
French Bulldogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
American Bulldogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
American Pit Bull Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
French Bulldogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
American Bulldogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
American Pit Bull Terriers are not dog-friendly.
Office Friendly Yes
French Bulldog is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
American Bulldog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
American Pit Bull Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
French Bulldogs are not the best breed for elderly people.
American Bulldogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
American Pit Bull Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
French Bulldogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
American Bulldogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
American Pit Bull Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
French Bulldogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
American Bulldogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
American Pit Bull Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn 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 Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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.
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) 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
French Bulldog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
American Bulldog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
American Pit Bull Terrier 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 - French Bulldog vs American Bulldog vs American Pit Bull Terrier

Health Issues
The French Bulldog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
American Bulldogs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
American Pit Bull Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Allergies
Brachycephalic Syndrome
Cleft Palate
Elongated Soft Palate
Hemi-vertebrae
Hip Dysplasia
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Patellar Luxation
Von Willebrand's Disease
Allergies
Cancer
Cherry Eye
Ectropion
Elbow Dysplasia
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
Demodectic Mange
Hip Dysplasia
Skin Allergies
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-12 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
French Bulldogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
American Bulldogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
American Pit Bull Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
French Bulldogs exercise need is minimal.
American Bulldogs have an average exercise need.
American Pit Bull Terriers have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
French Bulldogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
American Bulldogs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
American Pit Bull Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The French Bulldog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The American Bulldog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The American Pit Bull Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The French Bulldog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The American Bulldog drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
The American Pit Bull Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - French Bulldog vs American Bulldog vs American Pit Bull Terrier

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 3-5 puppies 7-14 puppies 5-8 puppies

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