Boston Terrier vs French Bulldog – Which is Better? Dog vs. Dog

Boston Terrier vs French Bulldog – Which is Better? Dog vs. Dog

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You’re Watching Animal Facts! It can sometimes be hard to distinguish between
the adorable Boston Terrier and French Bulldog. They do look quite similar. But, cuteness and those adorable upright ears
aside, there are a lot of similarities and differences between the two breeds. Let’s learn more about these lovable dogs
and choose a favorite. If that’s even possible. Let’s get started, but before we start,
make sure to hit that subscribe button and click the bell icon to become part of our
notification squad. History When we examine the histories of these two
breeds, it’s easy to see why they are often confused. The French Bulldog and Boston Terrier share
a common ancestor – the English Bulldog. The Frenchie, as they are affectionately known
by fans, actually started life in jolly old England. During the Industrial Revolution, English
lacemakers took their small Bulldogs with them to work in Normandy, as their furry companions
were originally very popular ratters. In France, the dogs were then bred with French
Terriers to become the French Bulldog we know and love today. The breed became popular with Parisian women
who championed their bat-like ears. The Boston Terrier gets its name from, you
guessed it, Boston, Massachusetts in the good ol’ US of A. In the 1870s, this American-made breed was
originally a cross between the English Bulldog and now extinct English White Terrier called
the Hooper’s Judge. Over the years, crossbreeding with the English
Bull Terrier, the Boxer, the Pit Bull Terrier and the French Bulldog resulted in what is
now the modern Boston Terrier. An interesting fact – the Boston Terrier
was the first non-sporting breed created in the US. Appearance The most obvious place to start when trying
to determine who is who among these two dogs is appearance. While they do have similarities such as short
snouts, docked or minimal tails, short coats, upright ears, bug eyes and adorable smiles,
there are some differences that make it easy to tell them apart. The French Bulldog has shorter legs and a
more muscular build than its Boston counterpart as well as a heavier bone structure. It also has a large, square-shaped head, with
rounded tips on its bat-like ears. The Boston Terrier, on the other hand, has
longer, leaner legs, a rounded head with pointed tips on its ears. Their flatter faces mean that both dogs are
brachycephalic breeds. Their tiny nostrils, long palates, and narrow
tracheas can cause health and breathing problems. Size Boston Terriers and French Bulldogs are both
similarly-sized small dogs. The Frenchie is the heavyweight of the two,
usually weighing between 20-28 pounds and standing between 14 to 16 inches tall, while
the Boston Terrier, usually weighs between 15-25 pounds at 11 to 13 inches tall. Coat and Colors Both breeds have short coats, making grooming
low maintenance. Since their hair is so short, there is little
to no odor and mild shedding. Boston Terriers are known as the “American
Gentleman” for their tuxedo-like markings in brindle, seal or black with white. The French Bulldogs have a much wider variety
of colors that include: Brindle, Brindle & White, Cream, Fawn, Fawn & White, Fawn Brindle, White,
White & Brindle, White & Fawn And more! Due to their short coats, both breeds can
be sensitive to extreme cold. Before we continue, have you checked out our
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like. Check ‘em out in the comments. Personalities They may be small in size, but both Frenchies
and Bosties are far from small in personality. Both breeds are very friendly, loving breeds
and make excellent family companions. The Boston Terrier can be lively, alert and
intelligent and can go from having bursts of energy to wanting to curl up and have a
cuddle. The Frenchie, also nicknamed the “Clown
in a Clock of a Philosopher” for its entertaining personality, has an equally friendly disposition. Frenchies are renowned for making their owners
laugh, are very affectionate and love to cuddle. Boston Terriers learn quickly and are a great
dog for first-time dog owners looking for an obedient dog who will listen most of the
time. French Bulldogs, like most “Bully breeds”,
can be a bit on the stubborn side and may require constant training to nail down the
behaviors you’re looking for. Activity Levels Boston Terriers are active dogs. They love to jump, run, play and chase and
are occasionally known to swim. They can be great running companions as long
as you’re aware of the signs they may be overheating due to their short snout. Some Boston Terriers can become obsessed with
doggie toys and may want to play nonstop. French Bulldogs are more on the relaxed side
due to their heavier build, which makes them less agile when it comes to running and jumping. But, they can be energetic, as well! A long walk or mild hike is a great source
of exercise for a French Bulldog, who is prone to obesity if not exercised regularly. Both breeds adapt very well to apartment living. They’re both great at being able to control
their energy indoors and are very adaptable to new living situations. Both dogs are super loving breeds and make
great family pets. Health and Lifespan The average lifespan of a French Bulldog is
over 10 to 12 years while Boston Terriers live 13-15 years. Their short muzzles make them both prone to
respiratory problems and are at risk of heat stroke in hot weather. As stated earlier, French Bulldogs can suffer
from obesity if overfed and under-exercised. They can also have problems with their eyes,
heart, and back. Boston Terriers are prone to cataracts and
seizures and may suffer from allergies and deafness. And, while this is not a health concern, well,
at least not for the dog, the Frenchie is notorious for its not so pleasant smelling
gas. This little dog can literally clear a room
and look at you like you did it. So, which breed wins this bat-eared battle,
the OG French Bulldog or the American Gentleman, the Boston Terrier? That’s up to you. You tell us in the comments. If there are other breeds you’d like us
to compare, shout them out, we’ll give them a look. If you like this video, check out some of
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100 thoughts on “Boston Terrier vs French Bulldog – Which is Better? Dog vs. Dog

  • Animal Facts Post author

    Which do you think is better? The French Bulldog or the Boston Terrier? We can't decide.

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  • Kandice Bemount Post author

    We went with the Frenchton! Best of both worlds!

  • Bradley Post author

    Boston Terrier are so cute and Funny I love them the Best

  • VampireQueenBrittany Post author

    Had a Boston love her very much but lost her and my other dog to an ex.

  • QP300 Post author

    My brother has a Boston, and I must admit that should I have a dog, I would probably go Boston to. Unfortunately I live alone and work long hours, so the dog would have to be alone for 12-15 hours, and that wouldn't be fair on the dog.

  • Iron Springs Resort Post author

    Why choose! Get a Frenchton 🙂

  • JEFFREY ASH Post author

    I like both breeds but I think I'm leaning torwards the Boston Terrier.Do Boston terriers come in all black?

  • Steve Martinez Post author

    My Boston a.k.a. meathead is my best friend I love him to infinity and beyond

  • Kyle Ae Post author

    Boston’s all the way!

  • Sarah Hernandez Post author

    I have to Boston Terriers and they are my everything!!! TEAM BOSTON ALL THE WAY

  • 1LusciousLIfe Post author

    Boston Terrier vs Pug

  • Crafty Jacki Post author

    Have you compared chihuahuas and min pins?

  • Amy's 3 Bostons Post author

    We're a Boston household, hands down. I even converted my husband to the breed. We started with one, adopted one more, then aquired 2 more. We have 3 now since our Lady Byng passed. But we can't wait to have a herd of Boston's!

  • Dora Wuu Post author

    Definitely BT! Live my Boston Terrier!

  • Jeremy H. Post author

    Boston Terrier. The poor mans french bulldog.

  • Mark Jamison Post author

    I would like to see a video on pugs on Animal Facts.

  • SUPERMAN51878 Post author

    My Boston terriers fart, its smell like something died, lol she's only 8 months old

  • darcie emge Post author

    Had both, both are wonderful. Boston easier to train and had a very large vocab. Frenchie was hilarious. Its a tie.

  • Vince Post author

    I want a boston terrier

  • Candy Toy Twins Post author


  • Wander Woman Hikes Post author

    Frenchies are the best!

  • Mike Eff Post author

    Bostons all day!

  • Titus Hickman Post author

    I just got a really cute Boston terrier so team terrier

  • Señora de Mendoza Post author

    I don't think it's a matter of which breed is BETTER. More like which one each individual PREFERS; which one is more SUITED to you.
    I myself prefer Bostons because of the one my brother had, who I fell in love with.

  • Red Dymond Post author

    Like frenchbull dog. Comment Boston

  • Red Dymond Post author

    Well french bull dogs are more funny and more popular

  • Carly C Post author

    Definitely frenchie

  • A̶e̶s̶t̶h̶e̶t̶i̶c̶F̶l̶o̶w̶e̶r̶ Post author

    French pulldogs are funny

  • ikicktseries Post author


  • Ocilia Canton Post author

    I am trying to deside what breed is more suited for me . A Peikinese or a pug , I like both the dogs breed you just showed us But please but inform us about the two I just mentioned.

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  • E PS Post author

    The farting decided it in Boston’s favour

  • Angel Mofford Post author

    I seriously want a boston terrier now. I was still deciding between a cardigan corgi and Boston but now I know for sure I want a Boston terrier, American gentleman after all

  • Ava Step Post author

    I have a Boston and she is OBSESSED with this one toy we call “rubba.” She will get all cute and give us kisses then she will go get rubba and expect us to throw it since she gave us love 😂. The name rubba comes from the weird bark she does that sounds like “rubba” 😂

  • Christine Periard-Dabros Post author

    I have the best of both worlds, a Frenchton 😊

  • Sharon Tolisano Post author

    They are both cute.

  • Isbel Nair Post author

    Boston terrier

  • Mrs. Bonsell Post author

    I love them both but I might be a little obsessed with Boston Terriers lol. I have 4 Boston Terriers 🥰

  • Amerstheyoshi Post author

    My frenchie’s the best! She eats wood 😂

  • Private Idaho Post author

    No, it's very easy to tell the difference and the thumbnail pic should have included one of each yet didn't.

  • Real Talk with Diannah Highes Post author

    Will you consider doing a video on bojacks? They are a mix between jack Russell and Boston terrier. I have one his name is Clark and he is very smart and loving and playful but because he is a mixed breed I cannot find many informative videos on them. Thank you for your videos! Very informative and you good at keeping it short and sweet 👍

  • Keith Fowler Post author

    Either one is a great choice in my opinion. But I love my puppy Boston terrier. She is the best ! Top 3 favorite animal I have had in my life for sure

  • LuNeR👌🏻XD Post author

    BOsten terrers halve black,brown and bridle

  • Wendy Black Post author

    I have both breeds and they're both GREAT!!!🐕🐶🐕🐶🐕👍👍👍

  • No one Available You known today Post author

    Who do you like comment down bellow

  • Sir Jake Post author

    The French bull because of its look.

  • Furious Figures Post author

    French bulldog

  • Craig Reynolds Post author

    Boston terriers are the best dog breed ever I adore them 🐶

  • willy kuntz Post author


  • Chip Chasen Post author

    I've had and been around different breeds all of my life. The Frenchie is unique in that he makes me laugh every day. It's real and hard to explain – they are just very comical dogs.

  • Cole Kinderwater Post author

    I have a Boston terrier and she's AWESOME 😃

  • emm see ride Post author

    boston terriers hate minorities and i have EVIDENCE

  • Giovanny Obas Post author

    I love my year old Boston Terrier, GG is the most loving, aggressive but caring dog. Almost always knows when sum1 isn't in a good mood, and can change that ASAP!

  • Phantom Fusion Post author

    Me and my family had a Boston terrier and a Frenchie the Boston was named Sammie and she passed in May and that’s my picture

  • TheIrongutz Post author

    I’ve got a mix French and Boston and it’s a great combination

  • Nolan Taylor Post author

    Boston terriers for the win

  • Kamil Hucal Post author

    Love my frencz ❤️

  • tim Post author

    I’ve had both, Boston’s way smarter and easier to teach.

  • Cliff Mays Post author

    The Boston is the only one of the two that I have any knowledge of they are great. Frenchies are good as well it seems.

  • Donna Rattray Post author

    I have both breeds. Boston Terriers also have terrible windy problems, without a doubt. Of the two though, the Boston is the easier option to train and they love to play and cuddle. I think they are probably better for a first time dog owner. However, Frenchies are better with kids in my experience, a bit more patient and gentle. Providing proper training, plenty of exercise and play will make them a loving companion whichever breed you go for.

  • elaine sagastizado Post author

    they are both adorable 💕

  • Nadia Couture Post author

    I love boston terŕier

  • Bill Sablan Post author

    frenchies are also loving and they are really funny.but Bostons are just like Frenchies🤔🤔🤔

  • susan goga Post author

    I have a frechie am baby sitting for a mate now and omg so stubborn worse dog to train I would say Boston are better too train but frenchie are cuter so I would say Boston terrier to be honest this frenchie was hard to potty train like 9 months before house broke and they don’t move and just don’t listen they will only listen wen they want to so for me is Boston terrier

  • Sarah Lee Post author

    I'm not picking a side. Both are beautiful. I have a "dog", Kaiya 7 years and I was just given a Boston,Nix 6, who we've had for a couple months now. Kaiya doesn't really know how to do the dog thing to well 😂 but Nix is so crazy. They both make my kids and I laugh non stop. I'm so glad my kids have the chance to experience a not-so-dog and a bit more of a dog 😂 Between them both… the snoring can be a bit much

  • CIndy Lou Q Post author

    I adore my Boston Terrier

  • M R M Post author

    My heart belongs to Boston Terriers !! I grew up with them, and my kids grew up with one I got my Boston when my kids were in preschool at age 2 & 3, he grew up with them, they are both in college and I just lost him 11/2017. He lived a very loved and spoiled 15 years. My sweet boy, best baby ever ♡♡♡ I miss him every day. I'll see you on the Rainbow Bridge, moma's sweet boy♡♡ ♡♡♡

  • Pat Phillips Post author

    Both breeds are absolutely adorable. I had 2 Boston's, brother & sister from 8 weeks old. The male lived to be 14, and his sister 15. They were the funniest, friendliest, most human-like companions. They were both very very energetic, extremely intelligent, and wanted to be included in everything I was doing no matter what I was doing. Bostons are very loyal and make a great family dog AND they will keep you in stitches for hours on end with their antics! As the video pointed out, both of my Bostons had continuing eye problems which we had to treat with medication. By the time both had reached their last year of life, they were blind BUT STILL ran around the back yard as if they could see. They never lost their desire to play and be active. IMO, Boston Terriers are wonderful, loving dogs! I would not suggest a Boston Terrier for apartment living or for anyone with a low energy level. Bostons are extremely active, energetic dogs. Mine could literally run in the backyard chasing balls and a frisbee for 2 solid hours without ever slowing down or stopping to rest. We had a kiddie pool for them at all times to jump in and cool off as Bostons are prone to heatstroke because of their short snout. I MISS THEM TERRIBLY!! I would love to get a Frenchie next.

  • Hero for Hire Post author

    They're both awesome…What kind of question is this?

  • Who’s on what Sav Post author

    French bulldogs

  • Sharlota the doge Post author

    My bf has a Boston terrier and I have a frenchie + my ex bff (now freind) has a english bulldog

  • Shannon Joy Sharp Post author

    Ummm neither! I have a Frenchton which is a combination of both breeds and that is the best of all worlds!

  • jake kinney Post author

    The Boston!!!!

  • Leslie Payne Post author

    Both are great dogs. I have a Frenchie and my daughter has a Boston. Frenchies are clowns and are more relaxed. Good descriptions.

  • Sebastian Hernandez Post author

    Boston terrier are the best mine died

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  • DaMond McDonald Post author

    I have a Bosten terrier and I LOVE HIM

  • Javier Castelblanco Post author

    Choosing one comes with the owner’s personality preference and budget. In my experience frenchies are cutter and make you laugh a lot with their clown gestures and moves, but at the same time, they are difficult to train because they think they are the kings of the world and can do anything they want. Meanwhile, the Boston is a great energetic extremely playful dog who perfectly exemplifies the phrase “dog who barks don’t bite”. He / she is a unconditional loyal companion who shows you gratitude (wanting to lick your face) when you play or walk with him / her. And BT are a better investment too; it cost $1,000s less and lives longer. Personally, I go all the way with my Boston Terrier.

  • ReMix Design Post author

    Best of both breeds = Frenchton! 🏆💗 Thanks for video! Please verify the breed heights stated as I believe you have these reversed. In my experience, the Boston Terrier is the taller of the two breeds.

  • LaKedelune Post author

    Love Em both! We had a beautiful Boston mix and Bailey was amazing and so loving and then someone stole her! Miss her everyday

  • Doc Holliday Post author

    get both. frenchton

  • Kaydee Vinent Post author

    frenchton is the best

  • christi zaffaroni Post author

    I've had both……..My Boston was DEFINITELY easier to train but my Frenchie was my 2nd child and BEST friend. I would definitely say they both are amazing but for some reason my frenchie and I had a WAY closer bond. I think it just depends. They both win!!!! ❤❤❤❤

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  • Xx-PumpkinKai-xX Post author

    Bro I’m about to get one full blood for free from a sweet old lady☺️☺️

  • Adison Morhart Post author

    i can't decide! i have a frenchton (french bulldog boston terrier mix) and i love him tons! his name is ozzie

  • Flexster02 Post author

    Boston terroir

  • Charles Baker Post author

    Had Bostons most of my 73 years. Wonderful companions

  • Katty Araujo Post author

    The People Who loves Boston terrier just cant afford to a frenchie duhhh

  • Bianka the creeper BB Post author

    My aunts dog has died and it was a Boston terrier. 🙁 she is all alone now and Maddie was her only friend,, :C please make her feel better

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  • 뿌대장 Post author

    둘다 넘구욤😍

  • Amanda Marie Post author

    Boston terrier has my heart forever!!!

  • Y Sim Post author

    If french bulldog didnt have health issue boston terriers would have been extinct.

  • Adam Connolly Post author

    Boston’s for the win!!! We lost our Bronco at the age of 16 about 3 years ago. We just picked up our new Boston puppy last night. She’s 15weeks and we named her Franklyn. So far she’s been great asks to go out very good with her sister a Dachshound Beagle mix. Nothing wîll compare to our Bronco but so far she is pretty close. Slept under the covers last night just like Bronco used to.

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  • Austin Braid Post author

    I also heard boston terriers love coffee flavor gum, chewing on peoples hair and farting on their faces

  • aLERNO Post author

    "OLD USA"??? So Egypt, Persia, China are what?

  • Stephanie Klein Post author

    Both dogs in the thumbnail are frenchies.

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