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

"Find similarities and differences between Alpine Spaniel vs Drentse Patrijshond vs Blue Picardy Spaniel" Compare Alpine Spaniel and Drentse Patrijshond. Which is better: Alpine Spaniel or Drentse Patrijshond or Blue Picardy Spaniel?
Name Alpine Spaniel Drentse Patrijshond Blue Picardy Spaniel
OriginsSwitzerland Savoy Netherlands France
Group Extinct Gun Dog Gun Dog
Popularity Rank199479365
Reviews210
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Other Names Swiss Alpine Dog, Alpenlandischer Spaniel Dutch Partridge Dog, Drentsche Patrijshond, Drent Épagneul Bleu de Picardie, Bleu Picard
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
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 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 Dog Registry of America Inc.
Foundation Stock Service
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Canadian Kennel Club
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
United Kennel Club
Price Unavailable $500-$700 $600-$800

General Appearance - Alpine Spaniel vs Drentse Patrijshond vs Blue Picardy Spaniel

Size Large Large Large
Medium
Weight 88–100 pounds (40-45 kg) Male: 48-73 pounds (21.5-33 kg), Female: 46-71 pounds (21-32 kg) 43-45 pounds (19-20 kg)
Avg. Weight 94 pounds (42.5 kg) Male: 60.5 pounds (27 kg), Female: 58.5 pounds (26.5 kg) 44 pounds (19.5 kg)
Height 24-38 inches (60-96 cm) Male: 23–25 inches (58–63 cm), Female: 22–24 inches (55–60 cm) 22-24 inches (56-61 cm)
Avg. Height 31 inches (78 cm) Male: 23–25 inches (58–63 cm), Female: 22–24 inches (55–60 cm) 23 inches (58.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Alpine Spaniel vs Drentse Patrijshond vs Blue Picardy Spaniel

Coat Curly Dense
Straight
Waterproof
Feathered
Colors Brown
Tan
Red
Brown
White
Tricolor
Orange
Speckled
Gray
Black
Grooming
Advanced: The Alpine Spaniel requires a lot of grooming.
Average: The Drentse Patrijshond requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Blue Picardy Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Alpine Spaniels shed moderately.
Drentse Patrijshonds are heavy shedders.
Blue Picardy Spaniels shed moderately.

Characteristics - Alpine Spaniel vs Drentse Patrijshond vs Blue Picardy Spaniel

Temperament Territorial
Protective
Brave
Loyal
Companionable
Intelligent
Obedient
Fearless
Loyal
Sweet
Tempered
Active
Calm
Playful
Adaptable
Gentle
Protective
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Alpine Spaniel's has great intelligence.
Smart: Drentse Patrijshond's has great intelligence.
Average: Blue Picardy Spaniel's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Alpine Spaniels are easy to train.
Drentse Patrijshonds are easy to train.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Alpine Spaniel is a playful breed.
The Drentse Patrijshond is a playful breed.
The Blue Picardy Spaniel is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Drentse Patrijshonds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Blue Picardy Spaniels have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Alpine Spaniels are highly affectionate dogs.
Drentse Patrijshonds are highly affectionate dogs.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Alpine Spaniels are a social breed.
Drentse Patrijshonds need a lot of social interaction.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Alpine Spaniel is a very vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Drentse Patrijshond rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Blue Picardy Spaniel rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Alpine Spaniels are one of the best watchdogs.
Drentse Patrijshonds are not the best watchdogs.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Alpine Spaniels are extremely protective guard dogs.
Drentse Patrijshonds are not the best to protect their territory.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Alpine Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Drentse Patrijshond has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Blue Picardy Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Alpine Spaniels have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Drentse Patrijshonds have a higher than average 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.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Alpine Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Drentse Patrijshond is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Blue Picardy Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Alpine Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Drentse Patrijshonds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Blue Picardy Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Alpine Spaniels are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Drentse Patrijshonds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Alpine Spaniels adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Drentse Patrijshonds adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Blue Picardy Spaniels 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.
Drentse Patrijshonds tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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.
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 Drentse Patrijshond vs Blue Picardy Spaniel

Stranger Friendly
Alpine Spaniels are stranger friendly dogs.
Drentse Patrijshonds are stranger friendly dogs.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Alpine Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
Drentse Patrijshonds are kid-friendly dogs.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Alpine Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Drentse Patrijshonds are cat-friendly dogs.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Alpine Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Drentse Patrijshonds are very dog-friendly dogs.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Alpine Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Drentse Patrijshond is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Blue Picardy Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Alpine Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Drentse Patrijshonds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Alpine Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Drentse Patrijshonds are usually friendly towards other pets.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Alpine Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Drentse Patrijshonds 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.
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.
Yes
Drentse Patrijshond breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Blue Picardy Spaniel 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 Drentse Patrijshond vs Blue Picardy Spaniel

Health Issues
The Alpine Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Blue Picardy Spaniels tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems No set Hereditary Stomatocytosis
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Ear Infections
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 12-14 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Alpine Spaniels have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Drentse Patrijshonds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Blue Picardy Spaniels have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Alpine Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
Drentse Patrijshonds need quite a lot of exercise.
Blue Picardy Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Alpine Spaniels are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Drentse Patrijshonds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Blue Picardy Spaniels 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. 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.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
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. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Alpine Spaniel has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Drentse Patrijshond has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Blue Picardy Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Alpine Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Drentse Patrijshond is an average drooler.
The Blue Picardy Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Alpine Spaniel vs Drentse Patrijshond vs Blue Picardy Spaniel

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 2-7 puppies 5-8 puppies

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