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

"Find similarities and differences between French Bulldog vs Pug vs Beagle" Compare French Bulldog and Pug. Which is better: French Bulldog or Pug or Beagle?
Name French Bulldog Pug Beagle
OriginsEngland France China England
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank4316
Reviews164
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Other Names Frenchie, Bouledogue Français Mops, Carlin, Chinese Pug, Dutch Bulldog, Dutch Mastiff, Mini Mastiff English Beagle
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 Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound 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 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.
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
Price $2000-$4000 $300-$500 $500-$800

General Appearance - French Bulldog vs Pug vs Beagle

Size Small Small Small
Weight 18-30 pounds (8-14 kg) Male: 13-20 pounds (6-9 kg), Female: 13-18 pounds (6-8 kg) Male: 22-25 pounds (10-11 kg), Female: 20-23 pounds (9-10 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: 16.5 pounds (7.5 kg), Female: 15.5 pounds (7 kg) Male: 23.5 pounds (10.5 kg), Female: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg)
Height 13–16 inches (33–40 cm) Male: 12-14 inches (30-36 cm), Female: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm) Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm)
Avg. Height 14.5 inches (36.5 cm) Male: 13 inches (33 cm), Female: 11 inches (27.5 cm) Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

Hair & Care - French Bulldog vs Pug vs Beagle

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

Characteristics - French Bulldog vs Pug vs Beagle

Temperament Affectionate
Alert
Bright
Keen
Patient
Playful
Athletic
Easygoing
Lively
Affectionate
Courageous
Intelligent
Going
Loyal
Cheerful
Gentle
Friendly
Playful
Friendly
Independent
Lively
Sweet
Gentle
Intelligent
Loving
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
French Bulldogs are quite easy to train.
Pugs aren't famous for their trainability.
Beagles are easy to train.
Playfulness
French Bulldogs are not the most playful dog breed.
Pugs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Beagle is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
French Bulldogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Pugs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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.
Pugs 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.
Social Needs
French Bulldogs need a lot of social interaction.
Pugs need a lot of social interaction.
Beagles need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low: The French Bulldog barks none to minimal.
Average: The Pug barks occasionally.
High: The Beagle is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
French Bulldogs are average watchdogs.
Pugs are average watchdogs.
Beagles are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Territorial
French Bulldogs are average defenders.
Pugs strongly protect their territory.
Beagles can't provide protection for their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The French Bulldog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Pug has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Beagle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
French Bulldogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Pugs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Beagles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
French Bulldogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Pugs 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.
Prey Drive
French Bulldogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Pugs 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.
Beagles have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
French Bulldogs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Pugs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Beagles are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
French Bulldogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Pugs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Beagles 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.
Pugs 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.
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 Pug vs Beagle

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

Health Issues
The French Bulldog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
The Beagle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Allergies
Brachycephalic Syndrome
Cleft Palate
Elongated Soft Palate
Hemi-vertebrae
Hip Dysplasia
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Patellar Luxation
Von Willebrand's Disease
Allergies
Cheyletiella Dermatitis
Corneal Ulcers
Demodectic Mange
Distichiasis
Dry Eye
Entropion
Epilepsy
Hemi-vertebrae
Hip Dysplasia
Legg-perthes Disease
Nerve Degeneration
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Proptosis
Pug Dog Encephalitis
Staphylococcus Infection
Vaccination Sensitivity
Yeast Infection
Beagle Dwarfism
Cherry Eye
Chinese Beagle Syndrome
Distichiasis
Epilepsy
Glaucoma
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-15 years 12-15 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.
Pugs 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.
Exercise Need
French Bulldogs exercise need is minimal.
Pugs exercise need is minimal.
Beagles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
French Bulldogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Pugs 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.
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 cup dry food a day. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
High: The Pug breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
High: The Beagle breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
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.
High
The Pug has a high chance of bad smell.
High
The Beagle has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The French Bulldog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Pug is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - French Bulldog vs Pug vs Beagle

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 2-4 puppies 2-14 puppies, average 7

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