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

"Find similarities and differences between French Bulldog vs Bulldog vs American Pit Bull Terrier" Compare French Bulldog and Bulldog. Which is better: French Bulldog or Bulldog or American Pit Bull Terrier?
Name French Bulldog Bulldog American Pit Bull Terrier
OriginsEngland France England United States
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank45336
Reviews000
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Other Names Frenchie, Bouledogue Français English Bulldog, British 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. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886 as a Non-Sporting breed. 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. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. 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 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 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 $1200-$2000 $500-$700

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

Size Small Medium 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: 53-55 pounds (24-25 kg), Female: 49-51 pounds (22-23 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: 54 pounds (24.5 kg), Female: 50 pounds (22.5 kg) 50 pounds (22.5 kg)
Height 12 inches (30 cm) 12-16 inches (31-40 cm), There is no prescribed height, but shorter Bulldogs are more prized when being shown 14-24 inches (35-60 cm)
Avg. Height 12 inches (30 cm) 14 inches (35.5 cm), There is no prescribed height, but shorter Bulldogs are more prized when being shown 19 inches (47.5 cm)

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

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

Characteristics - French Bulldog vs Bulldog vs American Pit Bull Terrier

Temperament Affectionate Alert Bright Keen Patient Playful Athletic Easygoing Lively Aggressive Friendly Social Courageous Loving Sweet Affectionate Clownish Friendly Loyal Strong Willed Aggressive Courageous Intelligent Obedient Stubborn
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low: The Bulldog if one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
Average: American Pit Bull Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
French Bulldogs are quite easy to train.
Bulldogs aren't famous for their trainability.
American Pit Bull Terriers are easy to train.
Playfulness
French Bulldogs are not the most playful dog breed.
Bulldogs don't really like playing.
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.
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.
Bulldogs are a social breed.
American Pit Bull Terriers are a social breed.
Barking
Low: The French Bulldog barks none to minimal.
Low: The Bulldog barks none to minimal.
Average: The American Pit Bull Terrier barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
French Bulldogs are average watchdogs.
Bulldogs are average watchdogs.
American Pit Bull Terriers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
French Bulldogs are average defenders.
Bulldogs are not the best to protect their territory.
American Pit Bull Terriers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The French Bulldog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The 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.
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.
Bulldogs are not the biggest explorers.
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.
Bulldogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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.
Bulldogs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
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.
Bulldogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all 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.
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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

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

Stranger Friendly
French Bulldogs are stranger friendly dogs.
Bulldogs are very stranger friendly dogs.
American Pit Bull Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
French Bulldogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Bulldogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
American Pit Bull Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
French Bulldogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Bulldogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
American Pit Bull Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
French Bulldogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Bulldogs are very dog-friendly 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
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.
Bulldogs are one of the best breeds 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.
Bulldogs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
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
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
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 Bulldog vs American Pit Bull Terrier

Health Issues
Egészségesek French Bulldog fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Nagyon egészséges kutyafajta Bulldog.
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 Brachycephalic Syndrome Cherry Eye Demodectic Mange Dry Eye Entropion Head Shakes Hip Dysplasia Patellar Luxation Reverse Sneezing Demodectic Mange Hip Dysplasia Skin Allergies
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 8-10 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.
Bulldogs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
American Pit Bull Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
French Bulldogs exercise need is minimal.
Bulldogs exercise need is very minimal.
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.
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. 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, 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.
High: The Bulldog breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers warm weather Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The French Bulldog has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Bulldog has a high 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 Bulldog is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The American Pit Bull Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - French Bulldog vs 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 4-5 puppies 5-8 puppies

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