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Small Munsterlander vs Brittany vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Small Munsterlander vs Brittany vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever" Compare Small Munsterlander and Brittany. Which is better: Small Munsterlander or Brittany or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever?
Name Small Munsterlander Brittany Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
OriginsGermany France Canada
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog Gun Dog
Popularity Rank1982689
Reviews110
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Other Names Kleiner Münsterländer, Small Munsterlander, Munsterlander (Small), Vorstehhund, Spion, Heidewachtel, Munster Epagneul Breton, Brittany Spaniel, American Brittany, Brittany Wiegref Toller, Scotty, Novie, Little River Duck Dog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2003 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section.
Breed Recognition Dog Registry of America Inc. Foundation Stock Service North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. 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 No set
Price $800-$1000 $700-$800 $1800-$2000

General Appearance - Small Munsterlander vs Brittany vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Size Medium Medium Medium
Weight Male: 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg), Female: 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg) Male: 35-40 pounds (16-18 kg), Females: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg) 37-51 pounds (17-23 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 52.5 pounds (24.5 kg), Female: 45 pounds (20.5 kg) Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Females: 35 pounds (16 kg) 44 pounds (20 kg)
Height Male: 20–22 inches (50–56 cm), Female: 19–21 inches (48–54 cm) Male: 17-21 inches (43-53 cm), Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm) 17-21 inches (43-53 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 21.5 inches (56.5 cm), Female: 20.5 inches (53.5 cm) Male: 19 inches (48 cm), Female: 19 inches (48.5 cm) 19 inches (48 cm)

Hair & Care - Small Munsterlander vs Brittany vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Coat Thick Dense Feathered Waterproof
Colors White & Brown Liver White Orange Roan Red Gold
Grooming
Average: The Small Munsterlander requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Brittany doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Small Munsterlanders shed moderately.
Brittanys are low shedders.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers shed moderately.

Characteristics - Small Munsterlander vs Brittany vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Temperament Affectionate Happy Strong Willed Attentive Intelligent Trainable Alert Intelligent Social Independent Responsive Affectionate Courageous Gentle Responsive Alert Energetic Playful
Intelligent Rank
Average: Small Munsterlander's has average obedience intelligence.
Very smart: Brittany is an excellent dog breed.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Small Munsterlanders are very easy to train.
Brittanys are easy to train.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Small Munsterlander is a playful breed.
The Brittany is a highly playful breed.
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Small Munsterlanders don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Brittanys don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Small Munsterlanders are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Brittanys are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Small Munsterlanders are a social breed.
Brittanys need a lot of social interaction.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Small Munsterlander barks occasionally.
Average: The Brittany barks occasionally.
Average: The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Small Munsterlanders are average watchdogs.
Brittanys are average watchdogs.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Small Munsterlanders strongly protect their territory.
Brittanys are average defenders.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Small Munsterlander has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Brittany has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Small Munsterlanders have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Brittanys have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Small Munsterlander is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Brittany is strong enough to escape from home.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Small Munsterlanders 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.
Brittanys have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Small Munsterlanders are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Brittanys are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Small Munsterlanders adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Brittanys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Small Munsterlanders 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.
Brittanys tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers 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 - Small Munsterlander vs Brittany vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Stranger Friendly
Small Munsterlanders are average friendly towards strangers.
Brittanys are average friendly towards strangers.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Small Munsterlanders are very kid-friendly dogs.
Brittanys are very kid-friendly dogs.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Small Munsterlanders are average friendly towards cats.
Brittanys are average friendly towards cats.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Small Munsterlanders are very dog-friendly dogs.
Brittanys are very dog-friendly dogs.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Small Munsterlander is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Brittany is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Small Munsterlanders are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Brittanys are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Small Munsterlanders are generally with other pets.
Brittanys are generally with other pets.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Small Munsterlanders are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Brittanys are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers 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.
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.
Yes
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
Small Munsterlander breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Brittany breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever breed usually likes 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 - Small Munsterlander vs Brittany vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Health Issues
Small Munsterlanders tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Brittany is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Ear Infections Hip Dysplasia Skin Irritation Vision Problems Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism No set
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 12-15 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Small Munsterlanders are high energy dogs.
Brittanys are high energy dogs.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Small Munsterlanders need a lot of exercises.
Brittanys need a lot of exercises.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Small Munsterlanders don't need too much sleep.
Brittanys don't need too much sleep.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Brittany can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Low
The Small Munsterlander has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Brittany has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Small Munsterlander is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Brittany is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Small Munsterlander vs Brittany vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

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 1-11 puppies, average 6 6-10 puppies

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