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French Bulldog Vs Pug Appearance: Frenchies have a really unique appearance, and they are almost unmistakable with their large bat-like ears. They have noses that are set in close to their faces and a tiny, yet muscular figure. French Bulldogs can grow up to 13 inches tall and weigh up to 28 pounds. Their coats are short with coarse hair, and that comes in many different color variations, such as solids, brindle, piebalds, fawn, and some even with tan points.  The Pug is also somewhat unique is its appearance. They have a square body shape. With a smooshed up nose like the Frenchie. With a black mask over their face and big, dark eyes. Their ears are small and flop down on the sides of their heads. The Pug also has some distinctive wrinkles on their face and sometimes on their bodies. Their tails are curled and tend to coil upon their backs. The Pug can be up 13 inches tall and can weigh up to 18 pounds. Their coats are also short and come in silver, fawn, apricot, and all black.  

 French Bulldog Vs Pug Exercise Requirements And Grooming Requirements: When it comes to exercise, the Frenchie will be a little less demanding as they tend to be on the calmer side. And while the Pug needs regular exercise, they are fine with a good walk or running around a fenced-in yard. However, it is essential to remember that both of these breeds have short faces. This means they can easily have problems breathing while exercising, especially when it is hot or humid outside.  For grooming needs, the Frenchie is going to be easier as well. They only require occasional brushing. But, they do shed pretty regularly. For the Pug, they will need to be brushed out weekly, and it is especially important to make sure nothing gets trapped in the folds of their skin that can cause irritation and lead to skin irritation. Pugs are also regular shedders.

 French Bulldog Vs Pug Life Expectancy And Health: Both the Pug and French Bulldog can have some challenges when it comes to health-related issues. The Frenchie's life expectancy is between 10-12 years, and the Pug has a little longer average lifespan at 13-15 years.  The biggest health problem with both of these breeds is their facial structure and the issues they can trying to breathe. This makes getting exercise and being out in hot weather a real challenge. Obesity is also a rampant problem in both breeds, causing issues to their joints and overall quality of life. There are also genetic problems to be aware of. The Frenchie can have hip or elbow dysplasia, heart issues, knee problems, eye, and skin issues are common, and some skin-related autoimmune diseases. Health issues for Pug's include, hip dysplasia, knee problems, eyes problems- which are very common, heart problems, Pug Dog Encephalitis- this is inflammation in the brain, and Pug Myelopathy, which is a genetic defect in the spin that causes loss of mobility in the hindquarters.  

 French Bulldog Vs Pug Temperament and Social Needs: As we go forward with the rest of the video, it will be with the assumption that the dog has been given proper socialization and training from a young age. It will also be assumed that the dog is of correct temperament and disposition for its breed.  The Frenchie and the Pug were both developed and refined as companion breeds. So, these two are breeds that depend on human interaction. The Pug is generally friendly with everyone, while the Frenchie can be just a little more reserved and alert with strangers. But, once they get over the introduction phase, they are happy to make friends. The Frenchie is also an adaptable and often consistent breed. These little dogs have big personalities and can even be considering quirky at times. The Pug is an ideal housedog. They tend to get along with everyone and are pretty calm. They are also charmers with a loving nature about them. 

 French Bulldog Vs Pug Intelligence And Trainability: Both of these breeds can be a little complicated to train. They love to please their people, but they might need some additional motivation. They tend to do better if there is something else to motivate them, and if the process is made to be a fun one. The Frenchie, in particular, can be stubborn. So, sometimes it can be hard to motivate them to do something they have little interest in.  

 French Bulldog Vs Pug Child, Small Animal, and Other Dog Friendliness: If you are looking for a breed that is good with kids. Either of these breeds could be the one you are looking for. The Frenchie does well with children as their calm and reliable temperaments help them navigate some of the annoying things children might do. Though, it is often better when a Frenchie is brought in young and gets to be raised with children as sometimes poking or prodding can annoy them a little bit. The Pug is just overall friendly and relaxed, so they tend to have very little problems when it comes to dealing with curious children.  Both of these breeds are pretty equal in terms of getting along with small animals. As long as they are given proper introductions and are socialized, they can thrive, and maybe even make friends with the resident cat or other small animals.  With other dogs, the Pug is going to have a slight advantage. Bulldogs in nature can always be a little apprehensive with other dogs they don't know. They also can have some issues with not liking dogs of the same gender. Pugs, on the other hand, tend to get along with everyone, including other dogs, pretty easily. It is just important to remember that they are smaller dogs, and they can quickly feel threatened by larger breeds, which might make them reactive in self-defense. 

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