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

"Find similarities and differences between French Bulldog vs Beagle vs Labrador Retriever" Compare French Bulldog and Beagle. Which is better: French Bulldog or Beagle or Labrador Retriever?
Name French Bulldog Beagle Labrador Retriever
OriginsEngland France England England Canada
Group Companion Dogs Hunting Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank461
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Other Names Frenchie, Bouledogue Français English Beagle Labrador, Lab
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1898 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Small Molossian type Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds 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 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 Canadian Canine Registry
Price $2000-$4000 $500-$800 $1000-$2000

General Appearance - French Bulldog vs Beagle vs Labrador Retriever

Size Small Small Medium
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: 22-25 pounds (10-11 kg), Female: 20-23 pounds (9-10 kg) Male: 60-75 pounds (27-34kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 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: 23.5 pounds (10.5 kg), Female: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg)
Height 12 inches (30 cm) Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm)
Avg. Height 12 inches (30 cm) Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm)

Hair & Care - French Bulldog vs Beagle vs Labrador Retriever

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

Characteristics - French Bulldog vs Beagle vs Labrador Retriever

Temperament Affectionate Alert Bright Keen Patient Playful Athletic Easygoing Lively Friendly Independent Lively Sweet Gentle Intelligent Loving 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
French Bulldogs are quite easy to train.
Beagles are easy to train.
Labrador Retrievers are very easy to train.
Playfulness
French Bulldogs are not the most playful dog breed.
The Beagle is a highly playful breed.
The Labrador Retriever is a highly 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.
Labrador Retrievers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
French Bulldogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Beagles 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
French Bulldogs need a lot of social interaction.
Beagles need a lot of social interaction.
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low: The French Bulldog barks none to minimal.
High: The Beagle is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Labrador Retriever barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
French Bulldogs are average watchdogs.
Beagles are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Labrador Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
French Bulldogs are average defenders.
Beagles can't provide protection for their territory.
Labrador Retrievers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The French Bulldog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Beagle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Labrador Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
French Bulldogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Beagles 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
French Bulldogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Beagles have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Labrador Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
French Bulldogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Beagles have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Labrador Retrievers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
French Bulldogs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Beagles are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Labrador Retrievers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
French Bulldogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Beagles 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
French Bulldogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Beagles 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 - French Bulldog vs Beagle vs Labrador Retriever

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

Health Issues
Egészségesek French Bulldog fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Egészségesek Beagle fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Egészségesek Labrador Retriever fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Health Problems Allergies Brachycephalic Syndrome Cleft Palate Elongated Soft Palate Hemi-vertebrae Hip Dysplasia Intervertebral Disk Disease Patellar Luxation Von Willebrand's Disease Beagle Dwarfism Cherry Eye Chinese Beagle Syndrome Distichiasis Epilepsy Glaucoma Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Intervertebral Disk Disease Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) 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 10-12 years 12-15 years 10-12 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.
Beagles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Labrador Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
French Bulldogs exercise need is minimal.
Beagles need quite a lot of exercise.
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
French Bulldogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Beagles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Labrador Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 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. Recommended daily amount: 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
High: The Beagle breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
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 Medium
The French Bulldog has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Beagle has a high chance of bad smell.
High
The Labrador Retriever has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The French Bulldog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Labrador Retriever is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - French Bulldog vs Beagle 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 3-5 puppies 2-14 puppies, average 7 5-10 puppies

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