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Aidi vs Artois Hound vs Bakharwal Dog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Aidi Artois Hound Bakharwal Dog
OriginsMorocco France India
Group Guard Dogs Hunting Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank335251433
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Other Names Aïdi, Atlas Mountain Dog, Atlas Shepherd Dog, Berber Dog, Chien de Montagne de l'Atlas, Chien de l'Atlas, Kabyle Dog Chien d’Artois, Picard, Briquet Bakerwali Shepherd Dog, Bakarwal, Kashmir Mastiff, Kashmir Sheepdog, Bakarwal Mastiff, Kashmiri Bakarwal Dog, Gujjar Wathdog, Gujjar Dog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
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 Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
No set No set
Price $300-$500 $1000-$1200 $1000-$1200

General Appearance - Aidi vs Artois Hound vs Bakharwal Dog

Size Medium Large Large
Weight 50-55 pounds (23-25 kg) 55-75 pounds (25-34 kg) 80-130 pounds (36-59 kg)
Avg. Weight 52.5 pounds (24 kg) 65 pounds (29.5 kg) 105 pounds (47.5 kg)
Height Male: 21-25 inches (53-63,5 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm) 20-24 inch (51-61 cm) 24-29.5 inches (60-75 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 23 inches (58,5 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm) 22 inch (56 cm) 27 inches (69 cm)

Hair & Care - Aidi vs Artois Hound vs Bakharwal Dog

Coat Thick Dense Dense
Double
Straight
Colors Brown
White
Tawny
Black
Fawn
White
Dark Fawn
Black
Tan
Piebald
Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Aidi doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Artois Hound requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The Bakharwal Dog requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Aidis shed moderately.
Artois Hounds shed moderately.
Bakharwal Dogs shed moderately.

Characteristics - Aidi vs Artois Hound vs Bakharwal Dog

Temperament Agile
Energetic
Protective
Alert
Powerful
Sensitive
Intelligent
Persistent
Fast
Happy
Lively
Balanced
Friendly
Docile
Familiar
Faithful
Independent
Loyal
Protective
Affectionate
Aggressive
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Artois Hound's has great intelligence.
Average: Bakharwal Dog's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Aidis aren't famous for their trainability.
Artois Hounds aren't famous for their trainability.
Bakharwal Dogs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Aidi is a playful breed.
The Artois Hound is a playful breed.
The Bakharwal Dog is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Aidis don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Bakharwal Dogs are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Aidis are highly affectionate dogs.
Artois Hounds are highly affectionate dogs.
Bakharwal Dogs are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Aidis need for social interaction is average.
Artois Hounds are a social breed.
Bakharwal Dogs are kinda antisocial.
Barking
Low to Average: The Aidi rarely barks.
Average: The Artois Hound barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Bakharwal Dog rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Aidis are one of the best watchdogs.
Artois Hounds are not the best watchdogs.
Bakharwal Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Aidis are extremely protective guard dogs.
Artois Hounds are not the best to protect their territory.
Bakharwal Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Aidi has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Artois Hound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bakharwal Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Aidis have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Artois Hounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bakharwal Dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Aidis have average wanderlust potential.
Artois Hounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Bakharwal Dogs have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Aidis 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.
Artois Hounds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Bakharwal Dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Aidis are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Artois Hounds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Bakharwal Dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Aidis adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Artois Hounds adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Bakharwal Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Artois Hounds 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.
Bakharwal Dogs handle alone time quite well.
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 - Aidi vs Artois Hound vs Bakharwal Dog

Stranger Friendly
Aidis are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Artois Hounds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Bakharwal Dogs are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Aidis are kid-friendly dogs.
Artois Hounds are kid-friendly dogs.
Bakharwal Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Aidis are average friendly towards cats.
Artois Hounds are average friendly towards cats.
Bakharwal Dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Aidis are average friendly towards other dogs.
Artois Hounds are dog-friendly dogs.
Bakharwal Dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Aidi is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Artois Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bakharwal Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Aidis are usually recommended for elderly people.
Artois Hounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Bakharwal Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Aidis are generally with other pets.
Artois Hounds are generally with other pets.
Bakharwal Dogs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Aidis are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Artois Hounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Bakharwal Dogs 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.
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
Aidi breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Artois Hound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bakharwal Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes
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.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Aidi vs Artois Hound vs Bakharwal Dog

Health Issues
Aidis tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Artois Hounds are commonly healthy dogs.
Bakharwal Dogs are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Eye Problems
Joint Problems
Anesthesia Sensitivity
Bloat
Cryptorchidism
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Primary Lens Luxation
Bloat
Cryptorchidism
Hip Dysplasia
Obesity
Patellar Luxation
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 13-15 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Aidis are high energy dogs.
Artois Hounds are high energy dogs.
Bakharwal Dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Aidis have an average exercise need.
Artois Hounds need quite a lot of exercise.
Bakharwal Dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Aidis sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Artois Hounds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Bakharwal Dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3/4 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2.5 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Aidi has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Artois Hound has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Bakharwal Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Aidi is an average drooler.
The Artois Hound is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Bakharwal Dog is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Aidi vs Artois Hound vs Bakharwal 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 5-8 puppies 5-7 puppies 1-3 puppies

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