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

"Find similarities and differences between French Bulldog vs Puggle vs Boxer" Compare French Bulldog and Puggle. Which is better: French Bulldog or Puggle or Boxer?
Name French Bulldog Puggle Boxer
OriginsEngland France United States Germany
Group Companion Dogs Designer Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank420711
Reviews111
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Other Names Frenchie, Bouledogue Français Beagle-Pug German Boxer, Deutscher Boxer
Breed Type Purebred Cross Breed Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1898 as a Non-Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Small Molossian type Dogs section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type 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
Dog Registry of America Inc.
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
International Designer Canine Registry
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 600-800 $600-$1200

General Appearance - French Bulldog vs Puggle vs Boxer

Size Small Small Medium
Weight 18-30 pounds (8-14 kg) 15-40 pounds (7-18 kg) Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 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. 27.5 pounds (12.5 kg) Male: 65 pounds (29.5 kg), Female: 59 pounds (26.5 kg)
Height 13–16 inches (33–40 cm) 10-15 inches (25-38 cm) Male: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm)
Avg. Height 14.5 inches (36.5 cm) 12.5 inches (31.5 cm) Male: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm)

Hair & Care - French Bulldog vs Puggle vs Boxer

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

Characteristics - French Bulldog vs Puggle vs Boxer

Temperament Affectionate
Alert
Bright
Keen
Patient
Playful
Athletic
Easygoing
Lively
Affectionate
Friendly
Loyal
Social
Cheerful
Intelligent
Playful
Brave
Confident
Fearless
Intelligent
Playful
Bright
Energetic
Friendly
Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Boxer's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
French Bulldogs are quite easy to train.
Puggles aren't famous for their trainability.
Boxers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
French Bulldogs are not the most playful dog breed.
The Puggle is a playful breed.
The Boxer is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
French Bulldogs 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.
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.
Puggles are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Boxers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
French Bulldogs need a lot of social interaction.
Puggles need for social interaction is average.
Boxers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low: The French Bulldog barks none to minimal.
Average: The Puggle barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Boxer rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
French Bulldogs are average watchdogs.
Puggles are average watchdogs.
Boxers are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
French Bulldogs are average defenders.
Puggles are not the best to protect their territory.
Boxers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The French Bulldog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Puggle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Boxer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
French Bulldogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Puggles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Boxers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
French Bulldogs 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.
Boxers 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.
Puggles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Boxers 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.
Puggles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Boxers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
French Bulldogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Puggles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Boxers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Boxers 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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - French Bulldog vs Puggle vs Boxer

Stranger Friendly
French Bulldogs are stranger friendly dogs.
Puggles are very stranger friendly dogs.
Boxers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
French Bulldogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Puggles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Boxers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
French Bulldogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Puggles are average friendly towards cats.
Boxers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
French Bulldogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Puggles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Boxers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly Yes
French Bulldog is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Yes
Puggle is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Boxer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
French Bulldogs are not the best breed for elderly people.
Puggles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Boxers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
French Bulldogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Puggles are generally with other pets.
Boxers 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
Puggles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Boxers 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.
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
Puggle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Boxer 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.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - French Bulldog vs Puggle vs Boxer

Health Issues
The French Bulldog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Puggles are commonly healthy dogs.
The Boxer 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
Cherry Eye
Distichiasis
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Legg-perthes Disease
Obesity
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Allergies
Aortic Stenosis
Bloat
Boxer Cardiomyopathy
Cancer
Corneal Dystrophy
Deafness
Demodectic Mange
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-15 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.
Puggles have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Boxers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
French Bulldogs exercise need is minimal.
Puggles have an average exercise need.
Boxers 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.
Puggles sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Boxers 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. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
High: The Puggle breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The French Bulldog has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Puggle has a low chance of bad smell.
High
The Boxer has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The French Bulldog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Puggle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Boxer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - French Bulldog vs Puggle vs Boxer

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 3-5 puppies 2-10 puppies, average 6

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