French Bulldogs vs Boston Terriers

Origin Stories

Boston Terriers, the "American Gentleman," originated in Massachusetts, USA, and were recognized by the AKC in 1893.

Lifespan Comparison

Boston Terriers live 11-13 years, while French Bulldogs have a lifespan of 10-12 years.

Height and Weight

Boston Terriers stand 15”-17” tall, weighing 10-25 lbs, compared to French Bulldogs at 13”-16” and 18-30 lbs.

Coat and Color

Both breeds have a smooth, short coat, but Boston Terriers have distinctive “tuxedo” markings.

Ear and Snout Structure

Boston Terriers have large, erect, pointed ears and flat snouts, while French Bulldogs are known for their “bat-like” ears.

Temperament: Boston Terrier

Boston Terriers are social butterflies, great with children, seniors, and other dogs, but need mental and physical stimulation.

Temperament: French Bulldog

French Bulldogs are playful, adaptable, alert, and fit well with singles, couples, or families, but aren’t excessive barkers.


Both breeds suffer from Brachycephaly, causing breathing difficulties, especially when overheated.

Eye Health Concerns

Boston Terriers may face issues like cataracts and glaucoma, requiring regular eye checks.

Exercise Needs

Moderate exercise is sufficient for both, but avoid over-exertion due to their Brachycephalic nature.

Living Conditions

Both breeds adapt well to apartment living, but Boston Terriers may suit families staying in one place for longer.

Training and Socialization

Early socialization and obedience training are crucial for both, with positive reinforcement recommended.

Grooming and Shedding

Both have low grooming needs with minimal shedding, making maintenance easier.

Cost Considerations

Boston Terriers cost around $800-$2,000, while French Bulldogs range from $1,500-$3,000+.