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Puggle vs Frenchton Bulldog vs Chug – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Puggle vs Frenchton Bulldog vs Chug" Compare Puggle and Frenchton Bulldog. Which is better: Puggle or Frenchton Bulldog or Chug?
Name Puggle Frenchton Bulldog Chug
OriginsUnited States United States United States
Group Designer Dogs Companion Dogs Designer Dogs
Popularity Rank207554582
Reviews111
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Other Names Beagle-Pug Faux French Bulldog, Boston Frenchie, Faux Fr. Bulldog, Faux Frenchbo Bulldog, French Bulldog mixed with Boston Terrier, French Bulldog and Boston Terrier Mix Cross between the Chihuahua and the Pug.
Chihuahua Pug mix
Pughuahua
Pugwawa
Breed Type Cross Breed Cross Breed Cross Breed
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition Dog Registry of America Inc.
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
International Designer Canine Registry
No set Not recognized by any clubs.
Price 600-800 $1500-$3000 600-800

General Appearance - Puggle vs Frenchton Bulldog vs Chug

Size Small Small Small
Weight 15-40 pounds (7-18 kg) 15-25 pounds (7-12 kg) 10-18 pounds (5-8 kg)
Avg. Weight 27.5 pounds (12.5 kg) 20 pounds (9 kg) 14 pounds (6.5 kg)
Height 10-15 inches (25-38 cm) 14-16 inches (36-41 cm) 10-13 inches (25-33 cm)
Avg. Height 12.5 inches (31.5 cm) 15 inches (39 cm) 11.5 inches (29 cm)

Hair & Care - Puggle vs Frenchton Bulldog vs Chug

Coat Smooth
Straight
Short
Fine
Coarse
Short
Colors Black
Brown
White
Tan
Red
Black
Brindle
Black & White
Brown
Golden
Cream
Brown
Black
Fawn
Cream
White
Grooming
Effortless: The Puggle requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Frenchton Bulldog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Chug doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Puggles are heavy shedders.
Frenchton Bulldogs shed none to minimal.
Chugs shed above average.

Characteristics - Puggle vs Frenchton Bulldog vs Chug

Temperament Affectionate
Friendly
Loyal
Social
Cheerful
Intelligent
Playful
Energetic
Playful
Loyal
Friendly
Intelligent
Stubborn
Playful
Loyal
Goofy
Social
Territorial
Guarding
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Frenchton Bulldog's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Chug's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Puggles aren't famous for their trainability.
Frenchton Bulldogs are quite easy to train.
Chugs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Puggle is a playful breed.
The Frenchton Bulldog is a highly playful breed.
The Chug is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
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.
Chugs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Puggles are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Frenchton Bulldogs are highly affectionate dogs.
Chugs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Puggles need for social interaction is average.
Frenchton Bulldogs need a lot of social interaction.
Chugs need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Puggle barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Frenchton Bulldog rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Chug rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Puggles are average watchdogs.
Frenchton Bulldogs are average watchdogs.
Chugs are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Puggles are not the best to protect their territory.
Frenchton Bulldogs are average defenders.
Chugs strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Puggle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Frenchton Bulldog has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Chug has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Puggles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Frenchton Bulldogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Chugs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Puggles have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Frenchton Bulldogs have average wanderlust potential.
Chugs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Puggles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Frenchton Bulldogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Chugs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Puggles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Frenchton Bulldogs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Chugs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Puggles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Frenchton Bulldogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Chugs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Frenchton 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 - Puggle vs Frenchton Bulldog vs Chug

Stranger Friendly
Puggles are very stranger friendly dogs.
Frenchton Bulldogs are stranger friendly dogs.
Chugs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Puggles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Frenchton Bulldogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Chugs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Puggles are average friendly towards cats.
Frenchton Bulldogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Chugs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Puggles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Frenchton Bulldogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Chugs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly Yes
Puggle is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Frenchton Bulldog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Chug is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Puggles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Frenchton Bulldogs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Chugs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Puggles are generally with other pets.
Frenchton Bulldogs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Chugs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Puggles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Frenchton Bulldogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Chugs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going 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 Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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
Puggle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Frenchton Bulldog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Chug 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 - Puggle vs Frenchton Bulldog vs Chug

Health Issues
Puggles are commonly healthy dogs.
Frenchton Bulldogs are commonly healthy dogs.
Chugs are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Cherry Eye
Distichiasis
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Legg-perthes Disease
Obesity
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
No set Respiratory Problems
Eye Problems
Cataracts
Cherry Eye
Heatstroke
Life Expectancy 10-15 years 12-15 years 10-13 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
No
Energy Level
Puggles have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Frenchton Bulldogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Chugs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Puggles have an average exercise need.
Frenchton Bulldogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Chugs have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Puggles sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Frenchton Bulldogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Chugs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 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. 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Puggle breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
The Puggle has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Frenchton Bulldog has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Chug has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Puggle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Frenchton Bulldog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Chug is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Puggle vs Frenchton Bulldog vs Chug

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 5-10 puppies 2-5 puppies

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