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Chinook vs Berger Picard vs Bouvier des Flandres – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Chinook vs Berger Picard vs Bouvier des Flandres" Compare Chinook and Berger Picard. Which is better: Chinook or Berger Picard or Bouvier des Flandres?
Name Chinook Berger Picard Bouvier des Flandres
OriginsUnited States France Belgium
Group Sled Dogs Working Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank17914685
Reviews201
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Other Names Shinook Berger de Picardie, Picardy Shepherd, Picardy Sheepdog Belgian Cattle Dog, Flanders Cattle Dog, Vlaamse Koehond
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2013 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. United Kennel Club American Rare Breed Association American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Canine Registry American Kennel Club 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
Price $800-$1000 $2000-$2500 $1500-$2000

General Appearance - Chinook vs Berger Picard vs Bouvier des Flandres

Size Large Large Large
Weight Male: 70 pounds (32 kg), Female: 55 pounds (25 kg) 51–71 lb (23–32 kg) Males 75-110 pounds (34-50 kg), Female: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 70 pounds (32 kg), Female: 55 pounds (25 kg) 61 lb (27.5 kg) Males 92.5 pounds (42 kg), Female: 70 pounds (31.5 kg)
Height Male: 23-27 inches (58-69 cm), Female: 21-25 inches (53-64 cm) Male: 24-26 inches (61–66 cm), Female: 22–24 inches (56–61 cm) Male: 23-28 inches (58-71 cm), Female: 22-27 inches (56-69 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25 inches (63.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm) Male: 25 inches (63.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (64.5 cm), Female: 24.5 inches (62.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Chinook vs Berger Picard vs Bouvier des Flandres

Coat Dense Soft Thick Wiry Waterproof Double Rough
Colors Fawn Palomino Silver Gray Red Gold Brindle Gray Fawn Fawn Pepper Salt Brindle Gray Black
Grooming
Average: The Chinook requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Berger Picard requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Chinooks shed moderately.
Berger Picards shed moderately.
Bouvier des Flandress shed moderately.

Characteristics - Chinook vs Berger Picard vs Bouvier des Flandres

Temperament Alert Dignified Responsive Calm Friendly Assertive Intelligent Mellow Energetic Lively Stubborn Familiar Intelligent Protective Gentle Loyal Rational
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Berger Picard's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Bouvier des Flandres's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Chinooks are quite easy to train.
Berger Picards are quite easy to train.
Bouvier des Flandress are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Chinook is a playful breed.
The Berger Picard is a highly playful breed.
Bouvier des Flandress, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Chinooks don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Berger Picards 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
Chinooks are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Berger Picards are highly affectionate dogs.
Bouvier des Flandress are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Chinooks are a social breed.
Berger Picards need for social interaction is average.
Bouvier des Flandress need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Chinook barks occasionally.
Average: The Berger Picard barks occasionally.
Average: The Bouvier des Flandres barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Chinooks are good watchdogs.
Berger Picards are good watchdogs.
Bouvier des Flandress are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Chinooks can't provide protection for their territory.
Berger Picards strongly protect their territory.
Bouvier des Flandress are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Chinook has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Berger Picard has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bouvier des Flandres has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Chinooks have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Berger Picards have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bouvier des Flandress have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Chinooks tend to escape less than other breeds.
Berger Picards tend to escape less than other breeds.
Bouvier des Flandress tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Chinooks have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Berger Picards 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.
Bouvier des Flandress have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Chinooks are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Berger Picards are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Bouvier des Flandress are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Chinooks adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Berger Picards adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Bouvier des Flandress adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Chinooks 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
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 - Chinook vs Berger Picard vs Bouvier des Flandres

Stranger Friendly
Chinooks are average friendly towards strangers.
Berger Picards are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Bouvier des Flandress are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Chinooks are very kid-friendly dogs.
Berger Picards are very kid-friendly dogs.
Bouvier des Flandress are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Chinooks are average friendly towards cats.
Berger Picards are average friendly towards cats.
Bouvier des Flandress are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Chinooks are average friendly towards other dogs.
Berger Picards are average friendly towards other dogs.
Bouvier des Flandress are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Chinook is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Berger Picard is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bouvier des Flandres is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Chinooks are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Berger Picards are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Bouvier des Flandress are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Chinooks are generally with other pets.
Berger Picards are generally with other pets.
Bouvier des Flandress are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Chinooks are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Berger Picards are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Bouvier des Flandress 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
Chinook breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Berger Picard breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bouvier des Flandres 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 - Chinook vs Berger Picard vs Bouvier des Flandres

Health Issues
The Chinook is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Berger Picards tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Bouvier des Flandres is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Bloat Cataracts Hip Dysplasia Seizures Skin Irritation Eye Infections Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Retinal Dysplasia Cataracts Elbow Dysplasia Glaucoma Heart Problems Hip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-15 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
Energy Level
Chinooks have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Berger Picards are high energy dogs.
Bouvier des Flandress have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Chinooks need a lot of exercises.
Berger Picards need a lot of exercises.
Bouvier des Flandress have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Chinooks sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Berger Picards don't need too much sleep.
Bouvier des Flandress are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 3 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day. 4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The Chinook can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Berger Picard can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Bouvier des Flandres can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Chinook has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Berger Picard has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Bouvier des Flandres has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Chinook is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Berger Picard is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Bouvier des Flandres is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Chinook vs Berger Picard vs Bouvier des Flandres

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 3-6 puppies 2-10 puppies, average 6 5-10 puppies

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