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

"Find similarities and differences between Pug vs French Bulldog vs Goldendoodle" Compare Pug and French Bulldog. Which is better: Pug or French Bulldog or Goldendoodle?
Name Pug French Bulldog Goldendoodle
OriginsChina England France United States Canada
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank314447
Reviews000
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Other Names Mops, Carlin, Chinese Pug, Dutch Bulldog, Dutch Mastiff, Mini Mastiff Frenchie, Bouledogue Français Curly Golden, Curly Retriever, Goldenpoo
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1898 as a Non-Sporting 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 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 Dog Registry of America Inc. American Canine Hybrid Club Designer Breed Registry Designer Dogs Kennel Club International Designer Canine Registry
Price $300-$500 $2000-$4000 600-800

General Appearance - Pug vs French Bulldog vs Goldendoodle

Size Small Small Large
Weight Male: 13-20 pounds (6-9 kg), Female: 13-18 pounds (6-8 kg) 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. Miniature: 15-30 pounds (7-14 kg)Standard: 45-100 pounds (20-45 kg), Medium: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 16.5 pounds (7.5 kg), Female: 15.5 pounds (7 kg) 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. Miniature: 22.5 pounds (10.5 kg)Standard: 72.5 pounds (32.5 kg), Medium: 37.5 pounds (17 kg)
Height Male: 12-14 inches (30-36 cm), Female: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm) 12 inches (30 cm) 13-24 inches (33-61 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 13 inches (33 cm), Female: 11 inches (27.5 cm) 12 inches (30 cm) 18.5 inches (47 cm)

Hair & Care - Pug vs French Bulldog vs Goldendoodle

Coat Fine Fine Smooth Short Close in texture Curly Wavy Smooth Straight
Colors Fawn Black Brindle Cream Fawn White Black Gray White Brown Red Yellow
Grooming
Effortless: The Pug requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The French Bulldog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Pugs shed above average.
French Bulldogs are low shedders.
Goldendoodles shed moderately.

Characteristics - Pug vs French Bulldog vs Goldendoodle

Temperament Affectionate Courageous Intelligent Going Loyal Cheerful Gentle Friendly Playful Affectionate Alert Bright Keen Patient Playful Athletic Easygoing Lively Energetic Intelligent Friendly Trainable
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: Goldendoodle's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Pugs aren't famous for their trainability.
French Bulldogs are quite easy to train.
Goldendoodles are very easy to train.
Playfulness
Pugs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
French Bulldogs are not the most playful dog breed.
The Goldendoodle is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Pugs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
French Bulldogs 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.
French Bulldogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Goldendoodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Pugs need a lot of social interaction.
French Bulldogs need a lot of social interaction.
Goldendoodles need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Pug barks occasionally.
Low: The French Bulldog barks none to minimal.
Average: The Goldendoodle barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Pugs are average watchdogs.
French Bulldogs are average watchdogs.
Goldendoodles are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Pugs strongly protect their territory.
French Bulldogs are average defenders.
Goldendoodles are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Pug has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The French Bulldog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Goldendoodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Pugs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
French Bulldogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Goldendoodles 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.
French Bulldogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Goldendoodles have average wanderlust potential.
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.
French Bulldogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Goldendoodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Pugs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
French Bulldogs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Pugs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
French Bulldogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Goldendoodles 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.
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.
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 French Bulldog vs Goldendoodle

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

Health Issues
Nagyon egészséges kutyafajta Pug.
Egészségesek French Bulldog fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Goldendoodles are commonly healthy dogs.
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 Allergies Brachycephalic Syndrome Cleft Palate Elongated Soft Palate Hemi-vertebrae Hip Dysplasia Intervertebral Disk Disease Patellar Luxation Von Willebrand's Disease Addison's Disease Allergies Bloat Cataracts Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 10-12 years 10-15 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.
French Bulldogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Goldendoodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Pugs exercise need is minimal.
French Bulldogs exercise need is minimal.
Goldendoodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Pugs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
French Bulldogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Goldendoodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. Recommended daily amount: 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Pug breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness High
The Pug has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The French Bulldog has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Goldendoodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Pug is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The French Bulldog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Goldendoodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Pug vs French Bulldog vs Goldendoodle

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 3-5 puppies 4-8 puppies

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