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Pug vs Briquet Griffon Vendeen vs Rat Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Pug vs Briquet Griffon Vendeen vs Rat Terrier" Compare Pug and Briquet Griffon Vendeen. Which is better: Pug or Briquet Griffon Vendeen or Rat Terrier?
Name Pug Briquet Griffon Vendeen Rat Terrier
OriginsChina France United States
Group Companion Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank3131397
Reviews401
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Other Names Mops, Carlin, Chinese Pug, Dutch Bulldog, Dutch Mastiff, Mini Mastiff Medium Vendéen Griffon American Rat Terrier, Ratting Terrier, Decker Giant, RT, Rat, Rattie
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Toy breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2013 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Small Molossian type Dogs section. Not recognized by FCI. 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 United Kennel Club No set American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club United Kennel Club
Price $300-$500 $400-$600 $300-$500

General Appearance - Pug vs Briquet Griffon Vendeen vs Rat Terrier

Size Small Medium Small
Weight Male: 13-20 pounds (6-9 kg), Female: 13-18 pounds (6-8 kg) 48-53 pounds (21.8–24.1 kg) Standard: 12-35 pounds (5.5-16 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 16.5 pounds (7.5 kg), Female: 15.5 pounds (7 kg) 50.5 pounds (23 kg) Standard: 23.5 pounds (5.10.5 kg)
Height Male: 12-14 inches (30-36 cm), Female: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm) Male: 19–22 inches (49–56 cm), Female: 19–21 inches (47–54 cm) Standard: 14-23 inches (35.5-58.5 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 13 inches (33 cm), Female: 11 inches (27.5 cm) Male: 20.5 inches (53.5 cm), Female: 20 inches (50.5 cm) Standard: 18.5 inches (35.5-58.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Pug vs Briquet Griffon Vendeen vs Rat Terrier

Coat Fine Wiry Dense Shiny
Colors Fawn Black Fawn Black & Tan Gray & White Light Brown Orange & White Tan Brown White Blue Tricolor Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Pug requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Briquet Griffon Vendeen requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Rat Terrier requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Pugs shed above average.
Briquet Griffon Vendeens shed moderately.
Rat Terriers shed above average.

Characteristics - Pug vs Briquet Griffon Vendeen vs Rat Terrier

Temperament Affectionate Courageous Intelligent Going Loyal Cheerful Gentle Friendly Playful Courageous Independent Dominant Passionate Affectionate Inquisitive Loving Alert Lively
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Briquet Griffon Vendeen's has great intelligence.
Smart: Rat Terrier's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Pugs aren't famous for their trainability.
Briquet Griffon Vendeens are quite easy to train.
Rat Terriers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Pugs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Briquet Griffon Vendeen is a playful breed.
Rat Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Pugs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Briquet Griffon Vendeens 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
Pugs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Briquet Griffon Vendeens are highly affectionate dogs.
Rat Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Pugs need a lot of social interaction.
Briquet Griffon Vendeens are a social breed.
Rat Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average: The Pug barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Briquet Griffon Vendeen rarely barks.
Average: The Rat Terrier barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Pugs are average watchdogs.
Briquet Griffon Vendeens are good watchdogs.
Rat Terriers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Pugs strongly protect their territory.
Briquet Griffon Vendeens strongly protect their territory.
Rat Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Pug has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Briquet Griffon Vendeen has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Rat Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Pugs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Briquet Griffon Vendeens have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Rat Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Pugs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Briquet Griffon Vendeens have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Rat Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
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.
Briquet Griffon Vendeens have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Rat Terriers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Pugs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Briquet Griffon Vendeens are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Rat Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Pugs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Briquet Griffon Vendeens adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Rat Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Pugs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Briquet Griffon Vendeens 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.
Rat Terriers 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 - Pug vs Briquet Griffon Vendeen vs Rat Terrier

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

Health Issues
Very healthy dog breed.
Briquet Griffon Vendeens are commonly healthy dogs.
The Rat Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems 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 No set Eye Problems Heart Problems Hip Dysplasia Legg-perthes Disease Patellar Luxation
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 10-13 years 15-18 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Pugs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Briquet Griffon Vendeens have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Rat Terriers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Pugs exercise need is minimal.
Briquet Griffon Vendeens have an average exercise need.
Rat Terriers have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Pugs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Briquet Griffon Vendeens sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Rat Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. 2.5 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. No set
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Pug breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Low to Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness High
The Pug has a high chance of bad smell.
High
The Briquet Griffon Vendeen has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Rat Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Pug is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Briquet Griffon Vendeen is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Rat Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Pug vs Briquet Griffon Vendeen vs Rat 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 2-4 puppies 4-6 puppies 5-7 puppies

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