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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    December 28, 2015 6:49 am

    My 4 1/2 yr old “Lulu Lollipop” the Boston Terrier extraordinaire :)

    December 27, 2015 3:20 pm

    My dad’s two bostons from Oregon just flew in to meet my two bostons in Boston! Bubba, Fenway, Rocky and Remi then a little half Boston Rosie

    December 27, 2015 9:48 pm

    That is adorable

    December 27, 2015 11:49 am

    Both gorgeous but it’s the boston for me ❤

    December 27, 2015 11:22 am


    December 27, 2015 3:57 am

    My best friend / brother / baby / love of my life / dog is my Boston Terrier. Buster will be 10 in February which makes us about the same age physiologically and I can’t imagine life without him! He’s the best snuggler in the world!

    December 27, 2015 12:19 am

    mix Boston he’s a bit spoiled!

    December 26, 2015 10:25 pm

    bulldog frances

    December 26, 2015 9:09 pm

    Frenchies can’t swim.

    December 27, 2015 9:53 pm

    This Frenchie not only swims and loves the water, she kayaks too