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Weimaraner vs Vizsla vs French Bulldog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Weimaraner vs Vizsla vs French Bulldog" Compare Weimaraner and Vizsla. Which is better: Weimaraner or Vizsla or French Bulldog?
Name Weimaraner Vizsla French Bulldog
OriginsGermany Hungary England France
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank34304
Reviews111
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Other Names Weimaraner Vorstehhund, Weim, Grey Ghost Hungarian Vizsla, Magyar Vizsla, Hungarian Pointer, Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer, Rövidszőrű Magyar Vizsla Frenchie, Bouledogue Français
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1943 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1960 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1898 as a Non-Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Small Molossian type Dogs section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club
Price $1500-$2000 $800-$1200 $2000-$4000

General Appearance - Weimaraner vs Vizsla vs French Bulldog

Size Large Large Small
Weight Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg), Female: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg) Male: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg) 18-30 pounds (8-14 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg) Male: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) There are two weight classes of French Bulldog: 19 - 22 pounds (9 - 10 kg) and 22 - 28 pounds (10 - 13 kg). Over 28 pounds is a disqualification.
Height Male: 24-24 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm) Male: 22-26 inches (56-66 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm) 13–16 inches (33–40 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 24 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm) Male: 24 inches (61 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm) 14.5 inches (36.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Weimaraner vs Vizsla vs French Bulldog

Coat Fine Fine Dense Hard Coarse Short No Undercoat Fine Smooth Short Close in texture
Colors Blue Silver Gray Golden Rust Russet Gold Dark Sandy Gold Brindle Cream Fawn White
Grooming
Effortless: The Weimaraner requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Vizsla requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The French Bulldog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Weimaraners shed moderately.
Vizslas shed moderately.
French Bulldogs are low shedders.

Characteristics - Weimaraner vs Vizsla vs French Bulldog

Temperament Alert Energetic Intelligent Steady Social Aloof Fast Powerful Stubborn Affectionate Energetic Intelligent Protective Cheerful Gentle Playful Quiet Easygoing Companionable Lively Friendly Evenly Tempered Trainable Willing Affectionate Alert Bright Keen Patient Playful Athletic Easygoing Lively
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Weimaraner is an excellent dog breed.
Very smart: Vizsla is an excellent dog breed.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Weimaraners are easy to train.
Vizslas are easy to train.
French Bulldogs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Weimaraner is a highly playful breed.
The Vizsla is a highly playful breed.
French Bulldogs are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
Weimaraners don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Vizslas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
French Bulldogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Weimaraners are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Vizslas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
French Bulldogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Weimaraners need a lot of social interaction.
Vizslas are a social breed.
French Bulldogs need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average to high: The Weimaraner is a vocal breed.
Average: The Vizsla barks occasionally.
Low: The French Bulldog barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Weimaraners are average watchdogs.
Vizslas are average watchdogs.
French Bulldogs are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Weimaraners are average defenders.
Vizslas are average defenders.
French Bulldogs are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Weimaraner has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Vizsla has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The French Bulldog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Weimaraners have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Vizslas have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
French Bulldogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Weimaraners have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Vizslas have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
French Bulldogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Weimaraners have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Vizslas have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
French Bulldogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Weimaraners are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Vizslas are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
French Bulldogs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Weimaraners adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Vizslas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
French Bulldogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Weimaraners tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Vizslas do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
French Bulldogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Weimaraner vs Vizsla vs French Bulldog

Stranger Friendly
Weimaraners are stranger friendly dogs.
Vizslas are average friendly towards strangers.
French Bulldogs are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Weimaraners are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Vizslas are kid-friendly dogs.
French Bulldogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Weimaraners are cat-friendly dogs.
Vizslas are average friendly towards cats.
French Bulldogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Weimaraners are dog-friendly dogs.
Vizslas are average friendly towards other dogs.
French Bulldogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Weimaraner is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Vizsla is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
French Bulldog is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Weimaraners are not the best breed for elderly people.
Vizslas are usually recommended for elderly people.
French Bulldogs are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Weimaraners are usually friendly towards other pets.
Vizslas are generally with other pets.
French Bulldogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Weimaraners are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Vizslas are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
French Bulldogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Weimaraner breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Vizsla breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
French Bulldog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Weimaraner vs Vizsla vs French Bulldog

Health Issues
Weimaraners tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
The Vizsla is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The French Bulldog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Bloat Distichiasis Drug Sensitivity Ectropion Entropion Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Von Willebrand's Disease Cancer Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Sebaceous Adenitis Allergies Brachycephalic Syndrome Cleft Palate Elongated Soft Palate Hemi-vertebrae Hip Dysplasia Intervertebral Disk Disease Patellar Luxation Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-14 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Weimaraners are high energy dogs.
Vizslas are high energy dogs.
French Bulldogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Weimaraners need a lot of exercises.
Vizslas need a lot of exercises.
French Bulldogs exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Weimaraners don't need too much sleep.
Vizslas don't need too much sleep.
French Bulldogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Weimaraner has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Vizsla has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The French Bulldog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Weimaraner drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
The Vizsla is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The French Bulldog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Weimaraner vs Vizsla vs French Bulldog

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 6-8 puppies 6-8 puppies 3-5 puppies

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