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American Eskimo Dog vs Beauceron vs Smooth Fox Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between American Eskimo Dog vs Beauceron vs Smooth Fox Terrier" Compare American Eskimo Dog and Beauceron. Which is better: American Eskimo Dog or Beauceron or Smooth Fox Terrier?
Name American Eskimo Dog Beauceron Smooth Fox Terrier
OriginsUnited States Germany France England
Group Companion Dogs Working Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank118141122
Reviews211
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Other Names Eskimo Spitz, American Spitz, German Spitz, Eskie Berger De Beauce, Bas-Rouge, French Shorthaired Shepherd, Beauce Shepherd Fox Terrier, Foxie, SFT, Smooth Fox Terrier
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1994 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2007 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Continental Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. National Kennel Club North American Purebred Registry, Inc. United Kennel Club No set 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 Club Espanol De Terriers
Price $600-$800 $1200-$1500 $700-$1200

General Appearance - American Eskimo Dog vs Beauceron vs Smooth Fox Terrier

Size Medium Large Small
Weight Toy: 6-10 pounds (3-5 kg)Standard: 18-35 pounds (8-16 kg), Miniature: 10-17 pounds (5-8 kg) 110 pounds (50 kg) Male: 15-20 pounds (7-9 kg), Female: 13-18 pounds (6-8 kg)
Avg. Weight Toy: 8 pounds (4 kg)Standard: 26.5 pounds (12 kg), Miniature: 13.5 pounds (6.5 kg) 110 pounds (50 kg) Male: 17.5 pounds (8 kg), Female: 15.5 pounds (7 kg)
Height Toy: 9-12 inches (22-30 cm)Standard: 15-20 inches (49-50 cm), Miniature: 12-15 inches (30-40 cm) 24-27.5 inches (32-70 cm) Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm)
Avg. Height Toy: 10.5 inches (26 cm)Standard: 17.5 inches (49.5 cm), Miniature: 13.5 inches (35 cm) 24-27.5 inches (51 cm) Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

Hair & Care - American Eskimo Dog vs Beauceron vs Smooth Fox Terrier

Coat Fluffy Dense Smooth Double
Colors White Biscuit Rust Gray Tan Black Black Black & Tan Brown Red White
Grooming
Average: The American Eskimo Dog requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Beauceron doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Smooth Fox Terrier doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
American Eskimo Dogs are heavy shedders.
Beaucerons shed moderately.
Smooth Fox Terriers shed moderately.

Characteristics - American Eskimo Dog vs Beauceron vs Smooth Fox Terrier

Temperament Alert Friendly Intelligent Energetic Independent Protective Courageous Obedient Protective Loyal Loving Active Alert Intelligent Affectionate Fearless Playful
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Beauceron's has great intelligence.
Average: Smooth Fox Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
American Eskimo Dogs are easy to train.
Beaucerons aren't famous for their trainability.
Smooth Fox Terriers are easy to train.
Playfulness
The American Eskimo Dog is a highly playful breed.
The Beauceron is a playful breed.
The Smooth Fox Terrier is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Smooth Fox Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
American Eskimo Dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Beaucerons are highly affectionate dogs.
Smooth Fox Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
American Eskimo Dogs need a lot of social interaction.
Beaucerons are a social breed.
Smooth Fox Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
High: The American Eskimo Dog is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Beauceron barks occasionally.
Average: The Smooth Fox Terrier barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
American Eskimo Dogs are good watchdogs.
Beaucerons are one of the best watchdogs.
Smooth Fox Terriers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
American Eskimo Dogs are average defenders.
Beaucerons are extremely protective guard dogs.
Smooth Fox Terriers strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The American Eskimo Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Beauceron has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Smooth Fox Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
American Eskimo Dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Beaucerons have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Smooth Fox Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
American Eskimo Dogs have average wanderlust potential.
Beaucerons have average wanderlust potential.
Smooth Fox Terriers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
American Eskimo Dogs 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.
Beaucerons have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Smooth Fox Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
American Eskimo Dogs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Beaucerons are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Smooth Fox Terriers 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
American Eskimo Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Beaucerons adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Smooth Fox Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
American Eskimo Dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Beaucerons 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.
Smooth Fox Terriers 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 - American Eskimo Dog vs Beauceron vs Smooth Fox Terrier

Stranger Friendly
American Eskimo Dogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Beaucerons are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Smooth Fox Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
American Eskimo Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Beaucerons are kid-friendly dogs.
Smooth Fox Terriers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
American Eskimo Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Beaucerons are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Smooth Fox Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
American Eskimo Dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
Beaucerons are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Smooth Fox Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
American Eskimo Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Beauceron is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Smooth Fox Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
American Eskimo Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Beaucerons are usually recommended for elderly people.
Smooth Fox Terriers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
American Eskimo Dogs are generally with other pets.
Beaucerons usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Smooth Fox Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
American Eskimo Dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Beaucerons are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Smooth Fox Terriers 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
American Eskimo Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Beauceron breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Smooth Fox Terrier 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 - American Eskimo Dog vs Beauceron vs Smooth Fox Terrier

Health Issues
The American Eskimo Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Beaucerons tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Smooth Fox Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Cataracts Diabetes Hip Dysplasia Legg-perthes Disease Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) No set Cataracts Deafness Distichiasis Legg-perthes Disease Lens Luxation Patellar Luxation
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 10-12 years 13-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
American Eskimo Dogs are high energy dogs.
Beaucerons are high energy dogs.
Smooth Fox Terriers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
American Eskimo Dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Beaucerons need quite a lot of exercise.
Smooth Fox Terriers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
American Eskimo Dogs don't need too much sleep.
Beaucerons don't need too much sleep.
Smooth Fox Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The American Eskimo Dog can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Beauceron can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The American Eskimo Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Beauceron has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Smooth Fox Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The American Eskimo Dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Beauceron is an average drooler.
The Smooth Fox Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - American Eskimo Dog vs Beauceron vs Smooth Fox Terrier

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 6-7 puppies 3-6 puppies

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