French Bulldog vs Miniature Schnauzer

Compare the French Bulldog to the Miniature Schnauzer. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between French Bulldogs and Miniature Schnauzers.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both breeds are good choices for new or inexperienced owners, but the French Bulldog is better suited for new owners.
  • Children - Both breeds are child friendly, but the French Bulldog is the most friendly between the breeds.
  • Grooming - The French Bulldog is easy to groom while the Miniature Schnauzer has moderate grooming needs.
  • Barking - Both the French Bulldog and Miniature Schnauzer are above average barkers.
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French Bulldog vs Miniature Schnauzer
French Bulldog Dog Breed
Black and Silver Miniature Schnauzer
Breed NameFrench BulldogMiniature Schnauzer
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoYes
Lifespan8-14 yrs.12-14 yrs.
Height11-14 in.12-14 in.
Weight16-28 lb11-20 lb
IntelligenceAverageHigh
History
Origin CountryUnited KingdomGermany
Origin Year1950 AD1888 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodGood
Pet FriendlyVery GoodGood
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodGood
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Jealous
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Stubborn
  • Affectionate
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardNoYes
Medium YardNoYes
Large YardNoYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹60°F to 75°F30°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsOftenOften
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelLowMedium
Exercise RequiredLowMedium
Top Running Speed15 mph17 mph
StrengthLowLow-Medium
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowHigh
SheddingMediumLow
DanderMediumLow
Drool AmountMediumNone-Low

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameFrench BulldogMiniature Schnauzer
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesNo
IndependentNoYes
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyYesYes
AverageNoYes
Focused & PatientNoNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageAverage
Burrow/DiggingVery LowBelow Average
ChasingBelow AverageHigh
Follow CommandsVery LowAverage
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingBelow AverageBelow Average
HerdingVery LowBelow Average
HuntingBelow AverageAverage
ProtectionBelow AverageBelow Average
Remove VerminAverageHigh
SleddingVery LowVery Low
WatchAverageHigh
Health Comparison
Breed NameFrench BulldogMiniature Schnauzer
Lifespan
Lifespan8-14 yrs.12-14 yrs.
Common Health Issues
AllergiesYesNo
Brachycephalic SyndromeYesNo
CataractsNoYes
Cleft PalateYesNo
Elongated Soft PalateYesNo
Hemi-vertebraeYesNo
Hip DysplasiaYesNo
Intervertebral Disk DiseaseYesNo
Mycobacterium Avium InfectionNoYes
Patellar LuxationYesNo
Progressive Retinal AtrophyNoYes
Von Willebrand's DiseaseYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameFrench BulldogMiniature Schnauzer
Coat
FurYesNo
HairNoYes
Coat Type
Single CoatYesNo
Double CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
StraightYesNo
RoughNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
MediumNoYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesYes
BrindleYesNo
Brindle & WhiteYesNo
CreamYesNo
Cream & WhiteYesNo
FawnYesNo
Fawn & WhiteYesNo
Fawn BrindleYesNo
Fawn Brindle & WhiteYesNo
WhiteYesNo
White & BlackYesNo
White & BrindleYesNo
White & FawnYesNo
Black & SilverNoYes
Salt & PepperNoYes