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Alpine Spaniel vs Blue Picardy Spaniel vs Brittany – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Alpine Spaniel vs Blue Picardy Spaniel vs Brittany" Compare Alpine Spaniel and Blue Picardy Spaniel. Which is better: Alpine Spaniel or Blue Picardy Spaniel or Brittany?
Name Alpine Spaniel Blue Picardy Spaniel Brittany
OriginsSwitzerland Savoy France France
Group Extinct Gun Dog Gun Dog
Popularity Rank19936526
Reviews202
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Other Names Swiss Alpine Dog, Alpenlandischer Spaniel Épagneul Bleu de Picardie, Bleu Picard Epagneul Breton, Brittany Spaniel, American Brittany, Brittany Wiegref
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 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 Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition No set Canadian Kennel Club
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
United Kennel Club
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
Price Unavailable $600-$800 $700-$800

General Appearance - Alpine Spaniel vs Blue Picardy Spaniel vs Brittany

Size Large Large
Medium
Medium
Weight 88–100 pounds (40-45 kg) 43-45 pounds (19-20 kg) Male: 35-40 pounds (16-18 kg), Females: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg)
Avg. Weight 94 pounds (42.5 kg) 44 pounds (19.5 kg) Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Females: 35 pounds (16 kg)
Height 24-38 inches (60-96 cm) 22-24 inches (56-61 cm) Male: 17-21 inches (43-53 cm), Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Avg. Height 31 inches (78 cm) 23 inches (58.5 cm) Male: 19 inches (48 cm), Female: 19 inches (48.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Alpine Spaniel vs Blue Picardy Spaniel vs Brittany

Coat Curly Feathered Feathered
Colors Brown
Tan
Red
Speckled
Gray
Black
Liver
White
Orange
Roan
Grooming
Advanced: The Alpine Spaniel requires a lot of grooming.
Average: The Blue Picardy Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Brittany doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Alpine Spaniels shed moderately.
Blue Picardy Spaniels shed moderately.
Brittanys are low shedders.

Characteristics - Alpine Spaniel vs Blue Picardy Spaniel vs Brittany

Temperament Territorial
Protective
Brave
Loyal
Active
Calm
Playful
Adaptable
Gentle
Protective
Alert
Intelligent
Social
Independent
Responsive
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Alpine Spaniel's has great intelligence.
Average: Blue Picardy Spaniel's has average obedience intelligence.
Very smart: Brittany is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Alpine Spaniels are easy to train.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are very easy to train.
Brittanys are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Alpine Spaniel is a playful breed.
The Blue Picardy Spaniel is a highly playful breed.
The Brittany is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Blue Picardy Spaniels have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Brittanys don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Alpine Spaniels are highly affectionate dogs.
Blue Picardy Spaniels 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.
Social Needs
Alpine Spaniels are a social breed.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are a social breed.
Brittanys need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
High: The Alpine Spaniel is a very vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Blue Picardy Spaniel rarely barks.
Average: The Brittany barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Alpine Spaniels are one of the best watchdogs.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Brittanys are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Alpine Spaniels are extremely protective guard dogs.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are average defenders.
Brittanys are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Alpine Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Blue Picardy Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Brittany has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Alpine Spaniels have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Blue Picardy Spaniels 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.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Alpine Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Blue Picardy Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Brittany is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Alpine Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Blue Picardy Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Brittanys have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Alpine Spaniels are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
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.
Adaptability
Alpine Spaniels adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Blue Picardy Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Brittanys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Alpine 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.
Blue Picardy 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.
Brittanys 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 - Alpine Spaniel vs Blue Picardy Spaniel vs Brittany

Stranger Friendly
Alpine Spaniels are stranger friendly dogs.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Brittanys are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Alpine Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
Brittanys are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Alpine Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Brittanys are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Alpine Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are average friendly towards other dogs.
Brittanys are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Alpine Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Blue Picardy Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Brittany is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Alpine Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Brittanys are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Alpine Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Brittanys are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Alpine Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Blue Picardy Spaniels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Brittanys 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
Alpine Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Blue Picardy Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Brittany 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 - Alpine Spaniel vs Blue Picardy Spaniel vs Brittany

Health Issues
The Alpine Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Blue Picardy Spaniels 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.
Health Problems No set Ear Infections Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 12-14 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Alpine Spaniels have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Blue Picardy Spaniels have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Brittanys are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Alpine Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
Blue Picardy Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
Brittanys need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Alpine Spaniels are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Blue Picardy Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Brittanys don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2.5 to 3 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 Prefers cold weather
The Alpine Spaniel can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
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.
Stinkiness Low
The Alpine Spaniel has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Blue Picardy Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Brittany has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Alpine Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Blue Picardy Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Brittany is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Alpine Spaniel vs Blue Picardy Spaniel vs Brittany

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 5-8 puppies 1-11 puppies, average 6

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