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French Bulldog vs Shiba Inu vs Miniature Pinscher – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between French Bulldog vs Shiba Inu vs Miniature Pinscher" Compare French Bulldog and Shiba Inu. Which is better: French Bulldog or Shiba Inu or Miniature Pinscher?
Name French Bulldog Shiba Inu Miniature Pinscher
OriginsEngland France Japan Germany
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank44571
Reviews000
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Other Names Frenchie, Bouledogue Français Brushwood Dog, Japanese Small-Size Dog, Japanese Shiba Inu, Shiba Ken, Shiba Min Pin, King Of The Toys, Reh Pinscher, Zwergpinsc
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 1992 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1925 as a Toy 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 Spitz and primitive types group, in the Asian Spitz and related breeds section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer 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 American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry 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
Price $2000-$4000 $800-$1000 $400-$600

General Appearance - French Bulldog vs Shiba Inu vs Miniature Pinscher

Size Small Medium Small
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: 18-25 pounds (8-11 kg), Female: 15-20 pounds (6.8-9 kg) Male: 8-10 pounds (4-5 kg), Female: 8-9 pounds (about 4 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: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg), Female: 17.5 pounds (6.8.5 kg) Male: 9 pounds (4.5 kg), Female: 8.5 pounds (about 4 kg)
Height 12 inches (30 cm) Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm) Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 10-11 inches (25-28 cm)
Avg. Height 12 inches (30 cm) Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm) Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm)

Hair & Care - French Bulldog vs Shiba Inu vs Miniature Pinscher

Coat Fine Dense Rough
Colors Brindle Cream Fawn White Tan Red Cream Sesame Black Rust Chocolate Red Tan Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The French Bulldog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Shiba Inu doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Miniature Pinscher requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
French Bulldogs are low shedders.
Shiba Inus shed above average.
Miniature Pinschers shed moderately.

Characteristics - French Bulldog vs Shiba Inu vs Miniature Pinscher

Temperament Affectionate Alert Bright Keen Patient Playful Athletic Easygoing Lively Alert Confident Fearless Going Charming Faithful Keen Clever Friendly Playful Intelligent Energetic Outgoing Responsive
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Shiba Inu's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Miniature Pinscher's has great intelligence.
Trainability
French Bulldogs are quite easy to train.
Shiba Inus are easy to train.
Miniature Pinschers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
French Bulldogs are not the most playful dog breed.
Shiba Inus, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Miniature Pinscher is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
French Bulldogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Shiba Inus have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Miniature Pinschers 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.
Shiba Inus are highly affectionate dogs.
Miniature Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
French Bulldogs need a lot of social interaction.
Shiba Inus need for social interaction is average.
Miniature Pinschers are a social breed.
Barking
Low: The French Bulldog barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Shiba Inu rarely barks.
High: The Miniature Pinscher is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
French Bulldogs are average watchdogs.
Shiba Inus are good watchdogs.
Miniature Pinschers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
French Bulldogs are average defenders.
Shiba Inus are extremely protective guard dogs.
Miniature Pinschers strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The French Bulldog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Shiba Inu has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Miniature Pinscher has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
French Bulldogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Shiba Inus have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Miniature Pinschers 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.
Wanderlust potential of the Shiba Inu is strong enough to escape from home.
Miniature Pinschers 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.
Shiba Inus 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.
Miniature Pinschers 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.
Shiba Inus are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Miniature Pinschers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
French Bulldogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Shiba Inus adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Miniature Pinschers 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Miniature Pinschers 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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - French Bulldog vs Shiba Inu vs Miniature Pinscher

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

Health Issues
Egészségesek French Bulldog fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Egészségesek Shiba Inu fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Miniature Pinschers 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 Allergies Cancer Chylothorax Epilepsy Glaucoma Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Spinning Epilepsy Hypothyroidism Legg-perthes 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.
Shiba Inus have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Miniature Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
French Bulldogs exercise need is minimal.
Shiba Inus have an average exercise need.
Miniature Pinschers exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
French Bulldogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Shiba Inus are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Miniature Pinschers 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. Recommended daily amount: 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Low to Average.
High: The Miniature Pinscher breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Shiba Inu can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness Medium
The French Bulldog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Shiba Inu has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Miniature Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The French Bulldog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Shiba Inu is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Miniature Pinscher is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - French Bulldog vs Shiba Inu vs Miniature Pinscher

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 2-5 puppies

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