Boston Terriers vs French Bulldogs – What Is the Difference?


The Boston terrier and French bulldog breeds might look similar in their general appearance but what Is the difference between Boston Terriers and French Bulldogs?

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Why Boston Terriers and French Bulldogs Look Similar?

The two breeds have the pug face of the English bulldog with the typical large and square head shaped. The two breeds cannot tolerate intense heat and cold. They are best kept indoors. The two breeds are very similar but they have different shape and temperament. The Boston terrier and the French bulldog have a common ancestor, the English Bulldog.

Boston Terrier VS French Bulldog

Boston Terrier ImageBoston Terrier (Bostie, Boston Bull…) originated in the United States and is a cross of an English bulldog with a white English terrier. Boston Terriers are muscled, longer-legged, athletic and small boned. According to the breed standards, they weighs less than 25 lbs. Boston Terriers have flat cheeks with an unwrinkled face. Boston Terriers have upright ears that are pointed at the tips. Boston Terriers don’t tolerate extreme weather. They don’t tolerate extremely cold weather because of their short coat and lack of body fat. They don’t tolerate extremely hot weather due to their shortened muzzle. The Boston Terrier has a temperament that is friendly, playful, alert, energetic, expressive and intelligent.

 

French Bulldog ImageFrench Bulldog (Frenchie) 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 Bulldogs are compact, short, muscled and heavy boned. According to the breed standards, they weighs less than 28 lbs. French Bulldogs have rounded cheeks with heavy wrinkles at the nose. French Bulldogs have upright ears that are rounded at the tips. French Bulldogs don’t tolerate extreme weather. They don’t tolerate extremely cold weather and they don’t tolerate extremely hot weather due to their shortened muzzle. The French Bulldog has a temperament that is patient, affectionnate, playful and intelligent.

Boston Terrier OR French Bulldog?

What is your favorite dog breed between the Boston Terrier and the French Bulldog? Do you like both breeds? Leave your comments and reasons why below!