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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April 29, 2016 3:04 pm

By are my favorite. Frenchies shead a lot and are not as smart as Bostons.

April 27, 2016 7:09 am

I found the solution to this discussion all together,, my lil Django is the perfect combination of both these amazing breed’s,,

Debbie Bair
Debbie Bair
April 13, 2016 8:31 pm

I have both breeds . 2 Bostons. and 1 French Bulldog. They all have bat ears and are comedians. These are loving and unconditional fur baby’s I truly love both breeds I adopted from rescue

sandra gossett
sandra gossett
April 13, 2016 3:20 pm

I have two bostons and two frenchies soon to be 3 frenchies ,i love both breeds

Kristopher Gallagher
Kristopher Gallagher
March 27, 2016 12:51 am
My boston is 8yrs and about 25 ponds and considered a medium standard. He is super smart, very loyal, and definatley enjoys working …. he is a really good rodent hunter and has his routine…. he loves children but now that he is older tends to get rowdy with “stanger” (dogs he doesn’tknow) male dogs…. he is the classic bully in that sense protecting his territory…. on the other hand, small children and women are his way of working and feeling he is doing his job. And at the end of the night after working hard, he loves to be… Read more »