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Bracco Italiano vs Braque du Bourbonnais vs Carolina Dog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Bracco Italiano vs Braque du Bourbonnais vs Carolina Dog" Compare Bracco Italiano and Braque du Bourbonnais. Which is better: Bracco Italiano or Braque du Bourbonnais or Carolina Dog?
Name Bracco Italiano Braque du Bourbonnais Carolina Dog
OriginsItaly France United States
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog Gun Dog
Popularity Rank485418423
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Other Names Italian Pointer, Italian Pointing Dog, Bracco Bourbonnais Pointer, Bourbonnais Pointing Dog American Dingo, Dixie Dingo, North American Native Dog, Indian Dog, Yaller, Yeller Dog, Yellow Dog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
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. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition Federation Cynologique Internationale Foundation Stock Service United Kennel Club North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association No set American Canine Registry American Rare Breed Association America's Pet Registry Continental Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. National Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Canine Association, Inc.
Price $500-$600 $900-$1200 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Bracco Italiano vs Braque du Bourbonnais vs Carolina Dog

Size Large Medium Medium Medium
Weight 25–40 kg (55–88 lb) Males: 39.5-55 pounds (18-25 kg), Females: 35-48.5 pounds (16-22 kg) 30-44 pounds (15-20 kg)
Avg. Weight 25–40 kg (55–88 lb) Males: 39.30 pounds (21.5 kg), Females: 35-48.5 pounds (19 kg) 37 pounds (17.5 kg)
Height Male: 23–26 inches (58–67 cm), Female: 22–24 inches (55–62 cm) Male: 20–22 inches (51–57 cm), Female: 19–22 inches (48–55 cm) 17-24 inches (45-61 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 23–26 inches (58–67 cm), Female: 22–24 inches (55–62 cm) Male: 20–22 inches (51–57 cm), Female: 19–22 inches (48–55 cm) 20.5 inches (53 cm)

Hair & Care - Bracco Italiano vs Braque du Bourbonnais vs Carolina Dog

Coat Dense Shiny Dense Thick Dense
Colors Orange White Amber Chestnut Brown Spotted Fawn White Beige Red Ginger Tan Orange Sable Yellow
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Bracco Italiano doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Braque du Bourbonnais doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Carolina Dog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Bracco Italianos shed moderately.
Braque du Bourbonnaiss shed moderately.
Carolina Dogs shed moderately.

Characteristics - Bracco Italiano vs Braque du Bourbonnais vs Carolina Dog

Temperament Affectionate Loyal Stubborn Companionable Playful Trainable Affectionate Calm Intelligent Agreeable Cooperative Kind Adaptable Loyal Reserved Gentle Primitive
Intelligent Rank
Average: Bracco Italiano's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Braque du Bourbonnais's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Carolina Dog's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Bracco Italianos are quite easy to train.
Braque du Bourbonnaiss are quite easy to train.
Carolina Dogs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Bracco Italianos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Braque du Bourbonnaiss, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Carolina Dogs are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Braque du Bourbonnaiss don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Bracco Italianos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Braque du Bourbonnaiss are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Carolina Dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Bracco Italianos are a social breed.
Braque du Bourbonnaiss are a social breed.
Carolina Dogs are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Bracco Italiano barks occasionally.
Average: The Braque du Bourbonnais barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Carolina Dog rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Bracco Italianos are average watchdogs.
Braque du Bourbonnaiss are good watchdogs.
Carolina Dogs are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Bracco Italianos are average defenders.
Braque du Bourbonnaiss strongly protect their territory.
Carolina Dogs strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Bracco Italiano has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Braque du Bourbonnais has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Carolina Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Bracco Italianos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Braque du Bourbonnaiss have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Carolina Dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Bracco Italianos have average wanderlust potential.
Braque du Bourbonnaiss have average wanderlust potential.
Carolina Dogs have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Bracco Italianos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Braque du Bourbonnaiss have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Carolina Dogs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Bracco Italianos are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Braque du Bourbonnaiss are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Carolina Dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Bracco Italianos adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Braque du Bourbonnaiss adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Carolina Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Bracco Italianos 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.
Braque du Bourbonnaiss 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.
Carolina Dogs 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.
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 - Bracco Italiano vs Braque du Bourbonnais vs Carolina Dog

Stranger Friendly
Bracco Italianos are average friendly towards strangers.
Braque du Bourbonnaiss are average friendly towards strangers.
Carolina Dogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Bracco Italianos are kid-friendly dogs.
Braque du Bourbonnaiss are kid-friendly dogs.
Carolina Dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Bracco Italianos are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Braque du Bourbonnaiss are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Carolina Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Bracco Italianos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Braque du Bourbonnaiss are average friendly towards other dogs.
Carolina Dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Bracco Italiano is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Braque du Bourbonnais is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Carolina Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Bracco Italianos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Braque du Bourbonnaiss are usually recommended for elderly people.
Carolina Dogs are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Bracco Italianos usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Braque du Bourbonnaiss usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Carolina Dogs are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Bracco Italianos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Braque du Bourbonnaiss are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Carolina Dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn 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.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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) 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.
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
Bracco Italiano breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Braque du Bourbonnais breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Carolina Dog 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 - Bracco Italiano vs Braque du Bourbonnais vs Carolina Dog

Health Issues
Bracco Italianos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Braque du Bourbonnais is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Carolina Dogs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Bloat Ear Infections Ectropion Entropion Hip Dysplasia Kidney Issues Sensitivity To Anesthesia Umbilical Hernias No set No set
Life Expectancy 11-13 years 13-15 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Bracco Italianos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Braque du Bourbonnaiss are high energy dogs.
Carolina Dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Bracco Italianos have an average exercise need.
Braque du Bourbonnaiss need a lot of exercises.
Carolina Dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Bracco Italianos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Braque du Bourbonnaiss don't need too much sleep.
Carolina Dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4.5 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.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Bracco Italiano has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Braque du Bourbonnais has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Carolina Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Bracco Italiano is an average drooler.
The Braque du Bourbonnais 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 Carolina Dog is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Bracco Italiano vs Braque du Bourbonnais vs Carolina Dog

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 4-6 puppies 3-6 puppies 3-6 puppies

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