Although you would never guess, due to their names, both the French bulldog and English bulldog breeds originate from England. However, there are many other important differences between these dog breeds, including sizes and appearances.
In this post, I will try my best to help you understand the differences.
The Difference between French Bulldogs and English Bulldogs
The French Bulldog (also known as Bouledogue Francais), is a relative of the English and American Bulldogs. The origin of the French bulldog goes back to England, but the current patronage lies with France. These are small dogs weighing about 7 to 11 kilograms, but for dog owners, there are smaller weight classes (namely 5.4 kilograms) for French bulldogs.
They have a striking head that is noticeably square but with a slightly round top. The wide muzzle is deep and well placed as the cheek muscles protrude. The nostrils of the short nose are large and between them is a pronounced line.
It would be important to say they have small but upright ears.
One of the most important features of French bulldogs is that their hind legs are longer than the front legs, giving them a distinct standing posture.
Although they are lightweight dogs, the appearance of bulldogs is bloated. Only a few wounds could be observed in the neck. They come in many colors, such as cream, white, black and white, but the most sort after color is Blue.
The temperaments of the French bulldogs make them very popular as they are playful, sociable, energetic, tender, patient, quick and attentive. French bulldogs love to be loved by their owners, and they don’t demand much exercise.
The English bulldog is a small breed of dog with a very wrinkled face and characteristic snout.
Bulldogs are referred to as brachycephalic dogs because of their short snout.
Although this is a trait shared with its French cousin, it is more prominent in the English variety.
English Bulldogs have very broad shoulders, that are quite prominent compared to its height.
They have a short, wide neck.
The average English Bulldog weighs about 23 to 25 kilograms and is around 40 centimeters tall.
Their fur is usually short with red, fawn, white or mixed colors.
Because of their drooping eyes, they are more prone to cherry’s eye (one of many health problems).
These friendly, docile and sociable dogs have a clear look with the small hanging ears.
Just like the Frenchie, they have little need to exercise, and they can also be kept in a small area like a small apartment
French Bulldog vs English Bulldog
• English Bulldogs are bigger, more stockier and weigh a lot more than the French Bulldogs.
• Hind legs of the French bulldog are longer than its front legs, the English bulldogs are not.
• French bulldogs have less health problems than English Bulldogs.
• The ears of the French bulldog stick up, but the English bulldogs ears hang down.
• The upper lip of the English bulldogs hang, but French bulldogs lips don’t.
• French bulldog has a protruding upper jaw, while English bulldogs have a protruding lower jaw.
For more content like this, check out my French Bulldog 101 Guide.