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Seven Dogs That Look Like French Bulldog

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Dogs Like French Bulldog

Dogs Like French Bulldog

French bulldogs are small sized companion dog of the toy group. Developed in France by mixing between English Toy Bulldogs imported from England and local Parisian ratters. French bulldogs are gentle, playful, energetic, and intelligent dogs, that make an excellent companion and family pet. These characteristic of them attracts people and nowadays they are one of the most popular and demanded dogs all over the world and the second most demanded dogs in the USA (Yr 2021).

Why another dog similar to a French Bulldog?

Some people, however, would like a dog like a French Bulldog but with various other traits, including

  • Bigger and more powerful
  • Lower maintenance in terms of physical exercise and suitable for an inexperienced owner
  • Smaller in size and more suitable for apartment life
  • Less aggressive and good with strangers, kids, and other pets
  • Cool and calm, but bigger in size
  • Can handle freezing temperatures
  • Can handle warm weather
  • Longer or shorter life span

For these specific requirements, investigate other breeds that look like French Bulldogs. Read on to find out the many breeds to consider and their specific qualities.

Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier

1. Boston Terrier

The Boston Terrier is a small sized dog of non-sporting breed, originated in the United States of America. This is a gentle, intelligent, active, lively, smart, and affectionate dog that makes an excellent family pet and companion. They got their name from their place of origin "Boston", from where they were created in 1870, by mixing between the white English Terrier and the English Bulldog.

Boston Terrier (Left) and French Bulldog (Right)

Boston Terrier (Left) and French Bulldog (Right)

French Bulldog Vs Bostan Terrier

French BulldogBoston Terrier

Origin

France

USA

Height

11 to 12 inches

15 to 17 inches

Weight

16 to 28 pounds

7 to 25 pounds

Coat

Short. Smooth

Short, smooth and slick

Color

White, Brindle, Fawn, Brindle & White, Tan

Brindle & White, Seal & White, Black & White

LifeSpan

10 to 14 years

11 to 13 years

Miniature Australian Bulldog

Miniature Australian Bulldog

2. Miniature Australian Bulldog

The Miniature Australian Bulldog is a small to medium sized dog, from Australia. Which is being developed as a smaller version of the Australian Bulldog and also known Mini Aussies Bulldog. The Mini Aussie Bulldog is intelligent, loving and good with children.

Miniature Australian Bulldog (Left) and French Bulldog (Right)

Miniature Australian Bulldog (Left) and French Bulldog (Right)

French Bulldog Vs Miniature Australian Bulldog

French BulldogMiniature Australian Bulldog

Origin

France

Australia

Height

11 to 12 inches

13 to 15 inches

Weight

16 to 28 pounds

30 to 40 pounds

Coat

Short, Smooth

Short, Rough

Color

White, Brindle, Fawn, Brindle & White, Tan

White, Brindle, Fawn, Piebald, Red

LifeSpan

10 to 14 years

10 to 14 years

Toy Bulldog (Miniature English Bulldog)

Toy Bulldog (Miniature English Bulldog)

3. Miniature English Bulldog (English Toy Bulldog)

The English Miniature Bulldog is a small to medium sized dog, native to England. This dog was created by mixing between a purebred English Bulldog and a purebred Pug, also known as Miniature Bulldog or Toy Bulldog, to develop a miniature Bulldog. This breed is not recognized by AKC or any major kennel clubs.

English Toy Bulldog (Left) and French Bulldog (Right)

English Toy Bulldog (Left) and French Bulldog (Right)

French BulldogEnglishToy Bulldog

Origin

France

England

Height

11 to 12 inches

13 to 14 inches, up to 16 inches

Weight

16 to 28 pounds

20 to 40 pounds

Coat

Short, Smooth

Short

Color

White, Brindle, Fawn, Brindle & White, Tan

White, Brindle, Fawn, Brindle & White, Tan

LifeSpan

10 to 14 years

8 to 10 years

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Miniature Shar-pei

Miniature Shar-pei

4. Miniature Shar-pei

Miniature Shar-Pei or or Mini Pei is a smaller version of pure breed Shar-Pei, native to China. The Mini Pei is only smaller in size than its ancestor, its characteristics and temperaments are as same as of Chinese Shar-Pei and it makes an excellent watchdog and property guardian. But due to its smaller size, it's suitable to apartment living.

Miniature Shar-pei (Left) and French Bulldog (Right)

Miniature Shar-pei (Left) and French Bulldog (Right)

French BulldogMiniature shar-pei

Origin

France

China

Height

11 to 12 inches

17 to 20 inches

Weight

16 to 28 pounds

25 to 40 pounds

Coat

Short, Smooth

Short, harsh & bristly

Color

White, Brindle, Fawn, Brindle & White, Tan

All solid colours except white

LifeSpan

10 to 14 years

11 to 12 years

Pug

Pug

5. Pug

The pug is a small, square-proportioned, compact, wrinkly, short-muzzled face and curled tail, innocent looking dog, native to China. It's a gentle, friendly, and very affectionate dog, which is one of the most reliable dog that get well along with strangers, other pets and kids.

pug (Left) and French Bulldog (Right)

pug (Left) and French Bulldog (Right)

French BulldogPug

Origin

France

China

Height

11 to 12 inches

10 to 13 inches

Weight

16 to 28 pounds

14 to 18 pounds

Coat

Short, Smooth

Short, Smooth

Color

White, Brindle, Fawn, Brindle & White, Tan

Black, Fawn, Silver Fawn, Apricot - with a black face mask

LifeSpan

10 to 14 years

13 to 15 years

Muggin Dog

Muggin Dog

6. Muggin

The Muggin is not a small to medium sized dog of toy group of dogs, it's a hybrid dog that was developed in Germany by mixing between a pure breed Miniature Pinscher with a pure breed Pug. These dogs are an energetic, active, lively and loyal. Muggin dogs go along great with kids, strangers and other pets. Make an excellent family pet and, suitable for apartment living.

Muggin (Left) and French Bulldog (Right)

Muggin (Left) and French Bulldog (Right)

French BulldogMuggin

Origin

France

Germany

Height

11 to 12 inches

10 to 14 inches

Weight

16 to 28 pounds

12 to 18 pounds

Coat

Short, Smooth

Short, Smooth

Color

White, Brindle, Fawn, Brindle & White, Tan

Cream, black, brown, tan, white, silver

LifeSpan

10 to 14 years

12 to 15 years

Brabant Griffon

Brabant Griffon

7. Brabant Griffon (Brussels Griffon)

Brabant Griffon is a small sized dog of toy dog breed, native to Belgium and also known as Brussels Griffon, Belgium Griffon, Petit Brabançon, Griffon Belge and Brabançon Griffon. It got its name "Brussels Griffon" after the name of their city of origin of Brussels, Belgium. It's an energetic and active dog breed that makes a good companion and good for apartment living.

Small Brabant Griffon (Left) and French Bulldog (Right)

Small Brabant Griffon (Left) and French Bulldog (Right)

French BulldogBrabant Griffon

Origin

France

Belgium

Height

11 to 12 inches

7 to 10 inches

Weight

16 to 28 pounds

8 to 12 lbs

Coat

Short, Smooth

Short, Smooth

Color

White, Brindle, Fawn, Brindle & White, Tan

Red; black; brown / chocolate / liver; blue

LifeSpan

10 to 14 years

12 to 15 years

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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