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?

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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.

French Bulldog ImageFrench 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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  1. pcs on

    We have a Frenchie with bt markings. When asked at obedience school “what’s the difference between a Boston Terrier and a Frenchie”? My husband answered “About $1400 dollars”.

  2. caskinner on

    I have a Frenchie, a Boston Terrier and an English Bulldog. Love them all. The Boston is much more energetic than the other 2 and she is much older.

  3. McKayla Weaver on

    I happen to have a mix;) My Oliver is part boston and part frenchie. I have the best of both worlds 😀

  4. Mark Stenvik on

    I like both breeds, I choose to have a Boston Terrier over a French Bulldog due to the breeds health issues, Boston’s live a lot longer and have much healthier lives.

  5. LunaBoston on

    love them bouth. i have a boston lady and my son in Law has a frenchie :-) both are kind , calm, Nice and lovely dogs who love kods and water. but mine are crazy for ballons. i have some videos on yputube and she has her own account on twitter With Pictures , videos and updates. [email protected]


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