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

"Find similarities and differences between French Bulldog vs Pug vs Puggle" Compare French Bulldog and Pug. Which is better: French Bulldog or Pug or Puggle?
Name French Bulldog Pug Puggle
OriginsEngland France China United States
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs Designer Dogs
Popularity Rank431207
Reviews161
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Other Names Frenchie, Bouledogue Français Mops, Carlin, Chinese Pug, Dutch Bulldog, Dutch Mastiff, Mini Mastiff Beagle-Pug
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
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. 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 Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Small Molossian type Dogs 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
Dog Registry of America Inc.
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
International Designer Canine Registry
Price $2000-$4000 $300-$500 600-800

General Appearance - French Bulldog vs Pug vs Puggle

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) 15-40 pounds (7-18 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) 27.5 pounds (12.5 kg)
Height 13–16 inches (33–40 cm) Male: 12-14 inches (30-36 cm), Female: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm) 10-15 inches (25-38 cm)
Avg. Height 14.5 inches (36.5 cm) Male: 13 inches (33 cm), Female: 11 inches (27.5 cm) 12.5 inches (31.5 cm)

Hair & Care - French Bulldog vs Pug vs Puggle

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

Characteristics - French Bulldog vs Pug vs Puggle

Temperament Affectionate
Alert
Bright
Keen
Patient
Playful
Athletic
Easygoing
Lively
Affectionate
Courageous
Intelligent
Going
Loyal
Cheerful
Gentle
Friendly
Playful
Affectionate
Friendly
Loyal
Social
Cheerful
Intelligent
Playful
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.
Puggles aren't famous for their trainability.
Playfulness
French Bulldogs are not the most playful dog breed.
Pugs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Puggle is a 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.
Puggles have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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.
Puggles are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
French Bulldogs need a lot of social interaction.
Pugs need a lot of social interaction.
Puggles need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low: The French Bulldog barks none to minimal.
Average: The Pug barks occasionally.
Average: The Puggle barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
French Bulldogs are average watchdogs.
Pugs are average watchdogs.
Puggles are average watchdogs.
Territorial
French Bulldogs are average defenders.
Pugs strongly protect their territory.
Puggles are not the best to protect 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 Puggle 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.
Puggles 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.
Puggles 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.
Puggles 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.
Pugs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Puggles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
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.
Puggles 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
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 Puggle

Stranger Friendly
French Bulldogs are stranger friendly dogs.
Pugs are very stranger friendly dogs.
Puggles are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
French Bulldogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Pugs are kid-friendly dogs.
Puggles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
French Bulldogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Pugs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Puggles are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
French Bulldogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Pugs are very dog-friendly dogs.
Puggles 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.
Yes
Puggle is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
French Bulldogs are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pugs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Puggles 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.
Puggles 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
Puggles 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.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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.
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.
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
Pug breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Puggle 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.
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 Puggle

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.
Puggles are commonly healthy dogs.
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
Cherry Eye
Distichiasis
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Legg-perthes Disease
Obesity
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-15 years 10-15 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.
Puggles have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
French Bulldogs exercise need is minimal.
Pugs exercise need is minimal.
Puggles 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.
Pugs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Puggles sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
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. 1 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 Puggle 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 Pug has a high chance of bad smell.
Low
The Puggle has a low 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 Puggle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - French Bulldog vs Pug vs Puggle

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 3-5 puppies

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