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Name Whippet French Bulldog Basset Hound
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Snap Dog
English Whippet
Bouledogue Français
Frenchie
Hush Puppy
Basset
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Whippet or French Bulldog or Basset Hound? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1200 $2000-$4000 $300-$500
Availability
Which is easier to get, Whippet or French Bulldog or Basset Hound?
Very frequent: The Whippet is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The French Bulldog is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Basset Hound is quite easy to get.

Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Whippet or French Bulldog or Basset Hound? Which is the smallest dog, Whippet or French Bulldog or Basset Hound?
Medium Small Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Whippet or French Bulldog or French Bulldog? Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound weight comparison:
25 - 45 pounds (11 - 21 kg) 18-30 pounds (8-14 kg) Male: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
25 - 45 pounds (11 - 21 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. Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Whippet or French Bulldog or Basset Hound? Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound height comparison:
Male: 18.5-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17.5-19 inches (44-48 cm) 13–16 inches (33–40 cm) Male: 12-15 inches (30-38 cm), Female: 11-14 inches (28-36 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm) 14.5 inches (36.5 cm) Male: 13.5 inches (34 cm), Female: 12.5 inches (32 cm)

Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound coat comparison:
Fine
Short
Close in texture
Fine
Smooth
Short
Close in texture
Dense
Colors
What are the original Whippet, French Bulldog and Basset Hound color?
Cream
Red
Blue
Fawn
White
Black
Brindle
Cream
Fawn
White
Tan
Gray
Tricolor
Brown
Red
White
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Whippet or French Bulldog or Basset Hound? Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound grooming comparison:
Effortless: The Whippet requires minimal grooming.
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Easy to groom: The French Bulldog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Easy to groom: The Basset Hound doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Whippet or French Bulldog or Basset Hound? Whippet or French Bulldog or {name3 shedding:
Whippets are low shedders.
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French Bulldogs are low shedders.
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Basset Hounds shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Whippet or French Bulldog or Basset Hound?
6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Whippet or French Bulldog or Basset Hound? Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound behavior/temperament comparison:
Affectionate
Gentle
Lively
Friendly
Intelligent
Quiet
Outright
Adaptable
Companionable
Affectionate
Alert
Bright
Keen
Patient
Playful
Athletic
Easygoing
Lively
Affectionate
Friendly
Sweet
Tempered
Devoted
Gentle
Tenacious
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound intelligence:
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
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Low: The Basset Hound is one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
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Trainability
Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound trainability comparison.
Whippets are easy to train.
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French Bulldogs are quite easy to train.
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Basset Hounds are quite easy to train.
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Playfulness
Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound playfulness comparison:
Average: Whippets, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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French Bulldogs are not the most playful dog breed.
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Basset Hounds are not the most playful dog breed.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Sensitive: Whippets don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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French Bulldogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound?
Average: Whippets are average dogs regarding their affection level.
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High: French Bulldogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Basset Hounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound social needs comparison:
Whippets need for social interaction is average.
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French Bulldogs need a lot of social interaction.
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Basset Hounds need for social interaction is average.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound?
Low: The Whippet barks none to minimal.
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Low: The French Bulldog barks none to minimal.
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Average: The Basset Hound barks occasionally.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Whippet or French Bulldog or Basset Hound?
Whippets are average watchdogs.
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French Bulldogs are average watchdogs.
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Basset Hounds are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Whippet or French Bulldog or Basset Hound? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Whippets can't provide protection for their territory.
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French Bulldogs are average defenders.
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Basset Hounds can't provide protection for their territory.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Whippet has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The French Bulldog has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Basset Hound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Whippet or French Bulldog or Basset Hound?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Whippet bite force: Ordinary.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

French Bulldog bite force: Weak.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Basset Hound bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound mouthiness comparison:
Whippets have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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French Bulldogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Basset Hounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
The wanderlust potential of the Whippet is strong enough to escape from home.
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French Bulldogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Basset Hounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Whippets have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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French Bulldogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Basset Hounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Whippet or French Bulldog or Basset Hound?
Very house-friendly dog the Whippet breed.
Very house-friendly dog the French Bulldog breed.
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Basset Hound breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Whippets adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
French Bulldogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Basset Hounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Whippet or French Bulldog or Basset Hound?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
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.

Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Whippet or French Bulldog or Basset Hound? Which dog is more friendly?
Whippets are average friendly towards strangers.
French Bulldogs are stranger-friendly dogs.
Basset Hounds are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Whippets do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
French Bulldogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Basset Hounds are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Whippet or French Bulldog or Basset Hound?
Whippets are kid-friendly dogs.
French Bulldogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Basset Hounds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Whippet or French Bulldog or Basset Hound?
Whippets are not cat-friendly dogs.
French Bulldogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Basset Hounds are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Whippet or French Bulldog or Basset Hound?
Whippets are average friendly towards other dogs.
French Bulldogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Basset Hounds are very dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound?
Yes
Whippets are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
French Bulldogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Basset Hounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Whippet is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
French Bulldog is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Basset Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Whippets are usually recommended for elderly people.
French Bulldogs are not the best breed for elderly people.
Basset Hounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound Health Comparison

Health Issues
Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound health comparison. Which is the healthier: Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound?
The Whippet is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The French Bulldog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Basset Hound is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound health problems comparison:
Addison's Disease
Arthritis
Deafness
Drug Sensitivity
Heart Murmurs
Heart Problems
Hypothyroidism
Kidney Issues
Vaccination Sensitivity
Von Willebrand's Disease
Allergies
Brachycephalic Syndrome
Cleft Palate
Elongated Soft Palate
Hemi-vertebrae
Hip Dysplasia
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Patellar Luxation
Von Willebrand's Disease
Allergies
Bloat
Cherry Eye
Ear Infections
Ectropion
Entropion
Glaucoma
Hip Dysplasia
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Obesity
Panosteitis
Patellar Luxation
Thrombopathia
Von Willebrand's Disease
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Whippet should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The French Bulldog should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Basset Hound should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound lifespan comparison. How long do Whippet, French Bulldog and Basset Hound breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Whippet: 13 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of French Bulldog: 11 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Basset Hound: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Whippet or French Bulldog or Basset Hound? Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound energy level comparison:
Whippets are high-energy dogs.
French Bulldogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Basset Hounds have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Whippet or French Bulldog or Basset Hound? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Whippets have an average exercise need.
French Bulldogs exercise need is minimal.
Basset Hounds have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Whippet or French Bulldog or Basset Hound?
Whippets don't need too much sleep.
French Bulldogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Basset Hounds like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Whippet or French Bulldog or Basset Hound?
1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 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 / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound weight gain potential comparison:
Low: The Whippet has good luck with genetics.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the French Bulldog's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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High: The Basset Hound breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound?
Prefers warm weather
Dogs that prefer warm weather conditions are typically breeds that were originally bred in warmer climates.
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Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound?

Low 🔽

The Whippet has a low chance of bad smell.

Medium

The French Bulldog has an average chance of bad smell.

High 🔼

The Basset Hound has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Whippet is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The French Bulldog is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Basset Hound drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
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Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Whippet or French Bulldog or Basset Hound? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Yes

This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound?

Not really

Whippet breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

French Bulldog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Basset Hound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military 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.

Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Whippet and French Bulldog and Basset Hound have?
4-8 puppies 3-5 puppies 6-8 puppies

Whippet vs French Bulldog vs Basset Hound Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1898 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Sighthounds group, in the Short-haired Sighthounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Small Molossian type Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
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
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
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

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