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English Springer Spaniel vs Koolie vs Border Collie – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between English Springer Spaniel vs Koolie vs Border Collie" Compare English Springer Spaniel and Koolie. Which is better: English Springer Spaniel or Koolie or Border Collie?
Name English Springer Spaniel Koolie Border Collie
OriginsEngland Australia England Scotland Wales
Group Gun Dog Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank2732938
Reviews000
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Other Names Springer Spaniel Australian Koolie, German Koolie, German Coolie Scotch Sheep Dog, Sheepdog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1910 as a Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Flushing Dogs section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry 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 Canadian Canine Registry America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. Australian National Kennel Council American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry 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 The American Int. Border Collie Registry The American Border Collie Association
Price $700-$800 $400-$600 $600-$800

General Appearance - English Springer Spaniel vs Koolie vs Border Collie

Size Medium Large Medium Large
Weight Male: 45-55 pounds (20-25 kg), Female: 40-50 pounds (18-23 kg) 33-53 pounds (15-24 kg) Male: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg), Female: 27-42 pounds (12-19 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 45 pounds (20.5 kg) 43 pounds (19.5 kg) Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Female: 34.5 pounds (15.5 kg)
Height Male: 19-21 inches (48-56 cm), Female:18-20 inches (46-51 cm) 13-23 inches (34-60 cm) Male: 19-22 inches (48-56 cm), Female: 18-21 inches (46-53 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 20 inches (52 cm), Female:19 inches (48.5 cm) 18 inches (47 cm) Male: 20.5 inches (52 cm), Female: 19.5 inches (49.5 cm)

Hair & Care - English Springer Spaniel vs Koolie vs Border Collie

Coat Feathered Rough Smooth Double Feathered
Colors White Liver Tan Black Chocolate Blue Merle Tricolor Red Black Brindle Lilac Sable Blue Gold Red Black
Grooming
Advanced: The English Springer Spaniel requires a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Koolie doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Border Collie requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
English Springer Spaniels shed moderately.
Koolies shed moderately.
Border Collies shed moderately.

Characteristics - English Springer Spaniel vs Koolie vs Border Collie

Temperament Affectionate Cheerful Intelligent Social Alert Energetic Playful Dominant Dedicated Temperate Diligent Intelligent Affectionate Intelligent Alert Tenacious Protective Energetic Responsive Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: English Springer Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Average: Koolie's has average obedience intelligence.
Outstanding: Border Collie is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
English Springer Spaniels are easy to train.
Koolies are quite easy to train.
Border Collies are easy to train.
Playfulness
The English Springer Spaniel is a highly playful breed.
Koolies, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Border Collie is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Koolies don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Border Collies don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
English Springer Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Koolies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Border Collies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
English Springer Spaniels are a social breed.
Koolies are a social breed.
Border Collies need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average: The English Springer Spaniel barks occasionally.
Average: The Koolie barks occasionally.
High: The Border Collie is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
English Springer Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Koolies are good watchdogs.
Border Collies are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
English Springer Spaniels are average defenders.
Koolies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Border Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The English Springer Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Koolie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Border Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
English Springer Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Koolies have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Border Collies have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the English Springer Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Koolies have average wanderlust potential.
Border Collies have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
English Springer Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Koolies 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.
Border Collies 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
English Springer Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Koolies are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Border Collies are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
English Springer Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Koolies adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Border Collies adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
English Springer Spaniels 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.
Koolies 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.
Border Collies 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 - English Springer Spaniel vs Koolie vs Border Collie

Stranger Friendly
English Springer Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Koolies are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Border Collies are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
English Springer Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
Koolies are kid-friendly dogs.
Border Collies are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
English Springer Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Koolies are average friendly towards cats.
Border Collies are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
English Springer Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Koolies are average friendly towards other dogs.
Border Collies are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
English Springer Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Koolie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Border Collie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
English Springer Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Koolies are usually recommended for elderly people.
Border Collies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
English Springer Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Koolies are generally with other pets.
Border Collies are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
English Springer Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Koolies are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Border Collies 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.
Yes
This breed makes good 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.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog 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.
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) 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.
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.
Boat Dog Not really
English Springer Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Koolie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Border Collie 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 - English Springer Spaniel vs Koolie vs Border Collie

Health Issues
English Springer Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs.
Koolies are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Border Collies are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Health Problems Allergies Ear Infections Ectropion Hip Dysplasia Phosphofructokinase deficiency (Tarui disease, PFK) Progressive Retinal Atrophy Retinal Dysplasia Blindness Deafness Allergies Collie Eye Anomaly Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Osteochondrosis Dissecans Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Life Expectancy 10-14 years 16-18 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
English Springer Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Koolies have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Border Collies are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
English Springer Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
Koolies need quite a lot of exercise.
Border Collies need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
English Springer Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Koolies are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Border Collies don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 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.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers warm weather Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Border Collie can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The English Springer Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Koolie has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Border Collie has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The English Springer Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Koolie is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Border Collie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - English Springer Spaniel vs Koolie vs Border Collie

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the English Springer Spaniel, Koolie, Border Collie 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 4-10 puppies 4-6 puppies 4-8 puppies

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