Difference between Boston Terriers & French Bulldogs


The Boston terriers and French bulldogs are dog breeds that might look similar in their general appearance because they are almost the same size but they are two different breeds of dogs.

Anyone who doesn’t really know about these dog breeds would say they are the same breed. Now what really is the difference between Boston Terriers and French Bulldogs?

If you want to know more about the differences of each of these breeds, this is what this post is all about. You are also invited to Join the discussion and leave your own comments!

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Why Boston Terriers and French Bulldogs Look Similar?

The Boston terrier and the French bulldog have a common ancestor, the English Bulldog. The two breeds have the pug face of the English bulldog with the typical large and square head shaped.

Other Similitudes Between Bosties and Frenchies

The two breeds cannot live outdoors all the time. Boston Terriers and French Bulldogs don’t tolerate extreme weather. They don’t tolerate extremely cold weather because of their short coat. They don’t tolerate extremely hot weather due to their shortened muzzle.

Both breed only needs a minimal grooming. Both breed don’t bark a lot. They generally only bark when necessary.

Boston Terrier VS French Bulldog

The two breeds are very similar but they have different origins, shape and temperament.

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Boston Terrier Origins

The Boston Terrier (Bostie, Boston Bull…) Breed originated in the United States and is a cross of an English bulldog with a white English terrier.

Boston Terrier Standards

According to the Boston Terrier breed standards, Boston Terriers weighs from 10 to 25 pounds. Boston Terriers are muscled, longer-legged, athletic and small boned. Boston Terriers have flat cheeks with an unwrinkled face. Boston Terriers have upright ears that are pointed at the tips. Their life span is around 11 to 15 years.

Boston Terrier Temperament

The Boston Terrier has a temperament that is loyal, friendly, playful, alert, energetic, expressive and intelligent.

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French Bulldog Origins

The French Bulldog (Frenchie) Breed origins are not so clear. The French bulldog probably originates with a small-sized English bulldog imported to France and crossed with various small dog breeds.

French Bulldog Standards

According to the French Bulldog breed standards, they weighs from 22 to 30 pounds. French Bulldogs are compact, short, muscled and heavy boned. French Bulldogs have rounded cheeks with heavy wrinkles at the nose. French Bulldogs have upright ears that are rounded at the tips. Their life span is around 8 to 10 years.

French Bulldog Temperament

The French Bulldog has a temperament that is loyal, patient, affectionnate, playful and intelligent.

Boston Terrier OR French Bulldog?

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Bostons life span is longer…and they have less health problems. That’s why I chose a Boston ~ have three. They are both adorable breeds..

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Sonya davis

Yes i like both breeds but i have a boston terrier not a french bulldog but i would like to have a french bulldog!


I did not want an French bull because they have mostly problems breathing, there nostrils are too small, and their face to flat so they do not feel very good when it’s hot or when they are running. My niece has a frenchy he is very cute but she says “you should only take a Frency if you have a lot of money for the Vet….I have a Boston she has no problems whatsoever and will be much older she is a great dog I am addicted to my Boston.


I have a frenchton; french bulldog an bostom mix. His front half is like a frenchie and the back like a boston, and he has the longer legs like a boston. He is very affectionate. And interactive.


I have a Frenchton also 2 Boston’s , and one Frenchie


Which do you find easier to house train?

Michael Sopp

Caitlin Margaret

Michel Rangel

Boston Terriers are the BOSS! https://youtu.be/FBcXweZMLiE


I totally agree

Jade Worthington

Bostons all the way!!!

George Vazquez

3 sizes.

Franzi Wiese

My frenchie and My bosti 🐾
Both are great 😍❤️

Ornella Petulla

Beside the weight and the round wrinkle face they are the same🙃

Wanda Chacho Schreffler

Boston Momma for me 🐾 Here’s Mini G💕

Amanda Bizzarro de Castro


Cecelia Burris

I love both of these breeds but they are very different!

Chiquie Thiago

Raquel Faria Chiquie Ali, Enzo Faria Chiquie

Raquel Faria Chiquie Ali
Mag Müller

I love my Boston Finn 😉

Daniiel Bfw

BT 🖤

Laura Valencia Pabón

I have both of them and i love them♡

Matt Price

Other than being flat faced, they don’t look too similar.

Linda Walters Hess

My baby is Blossom the Boston and my grand puppy is a Frenchie. I just love these two girls so so much

Toby E Beal

Heres my buster at 3 year love him to death!

Henry Gonzales


Norma Rodriguez

Love my Boston girl!!!❤ Sasie

Jessica Favron


Tina Partin

New Boston terrier owner! We love our new family member. Meet Buttercup

Rhonda Faulkner

Tina Partin where did u get him

Tina Partin

Somebody Brian knows through work is selling them. Do u have one? He’s a cutie! I’ve became obsessed with it.

Debbie Maddux St Romain

Precious! You’re in for a good time. I use a playpen for ours until they are trained. Then use it when I need them contained. They have food and water a bed and potty pads. Works great.

Tina Partin

Yes we are working on training ours with the puppy pads. She’s learning pretty quickly. She’s had a few accidents but I was really surprised at how quickly shes picking up.

Rhonda Faulkner

Tina Partin I was thinking of getting one…does that guy have anymore?

Tina Partin

No 😢 he sold his last one the other day cuz dawn asked me to ask him. I see them online all the time on marketplace. I will keep my eye open for one. Do u prefer male or female?

Jermaine C Scott
Jermaine C Scott

Tina, Where are you located and how did you get her? I am from Canton, Ohio and it seems like these breeds are non-existent here.

Mirko Savone


Mike McDaniel

Ragnar…king of the Vikings

Joe Beyers

Boston Terrier !! Great Dog 🐶!

Amanda Medhurst Heaton


Elizabeth Packer Bassett

Key Bassett lol

Dion Drewett

Amy Drewett

Debbie Maddux St Romain

These are our baby Boston’s. Bella and Marlee. They are just a year old.

Jess Rose Mac

Our Boston is so smart and gentle and honestly listens better then my kids! She’s just over a year and is very excitable but also loves her cuddles!

Jess Rose Mac

Ryan MacArthur

Carly Groom

Boston’s for me x

Mack Bennett

Need to compare the the Boston terrier to the Boston bulldog

KimBerly Clarke Mosley

My Boston, Nashville, never barks, unless he wants to play. Then, he won’t hush.😊

Luke Tavener

Bostons are better! Especially when you have to whey the genetic problems.

Josh A. Luhn

Love both!

Jennifer Foster Loebs


Carol Wesseling Griffith

This is our Bella. She will be 6 in April. She is the 7th Boston that we have had in the last 45 years. As you can see Bostons are our favorite.

Debbie Maddux St Romain

Boston’s for me, too. Frenchies are adorable but I’ve always had Boston’s. This is Sophia. She will be 3 on Valentine’s Day!

Julie Holmes

Boston for me 😍

Josh Been
Becka Lynn Robinson

I’ve got a Boston (Emma is the brown one) and a Frenchton- half Boston and half Frenchie (Leia)! Their personalities are so different!

Petrina Timperley

Ohh frenchton sounds good

Becka Lynn Robinson

Petrina Timperley she is so sweet! She has the best of both breeds. She is my cuddle buddy!

Shawn Rutledge

My two favorite dogs

Jeff Gieseke

I’m partial. https://t.co/LXy1DdrTXW

Carlee Jones

We have one of each 🐶😍

Carlee Jones
Kristine Rees Haas

Kati Mahnke !!

Jackie Pointer

Love my bosties

Samantha Bowman

Got both of them!!

Danielle Piceni-Overing

Priscilla van Eck