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Australian Shepherd vs Dalmatian vs Stabyhoun – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Australian Shepherd vs Dalmatian vs Stabyhoun" Compare Australian Shepherd and Dalmatian. Which is better: Australian Shepherd or Dalmatian or Stabyhoun?
Name Australian Shepherd Dalmatian Stabyhoun
OriginsUnited States Croatia Netherlands
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Companion Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank1763328
Reviews211
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Other Names Aussie, Little Blue Dog Dal, Dally, Carriage Dog, Spotted Coach Dog, Firehouse Dog, Plum Pudding Dog Beike, Friese Stabij, Stabij, Staby, Stabijhoun
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1991 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Non-Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Related breeds section. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Australian Shepherd Club Of America
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
No set
Price $600-$800 $500-$600 $600-$800

General Appearance - Australian Shepherd vs Dalmatian vs Stabyhoun

Size Large Large Medium
Weight Male: 50-65 pounds (25-29 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg) about 55 pounds (25 kg) 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 57.5 pounds (27 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) about 55 pounds (25 kg) 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)
Height Male: 20-23 inches (52-58cm), Female: 18-21 inches (46–53 cm) Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm) 19-21 inches (49-53 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 21.5 inches (55 cm), Female: 19.5 inches (46–53 cm) Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm) 20 inches (51 cm)

Hair & Care - Australian Shepherd vs Dalmatian vs Stabyhoun

Coat Feathered Fine Soft
Silky
Colors Red
Blue
Merle
Black
White
Liver
Brown
Black
Orange
Brown
White
Black
Grooming
Average: The Australian Shepherd requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Dalmatian requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Stabyhoun requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Australian Shepherds shed moderately.
Dalmatians are heavy shedders.
Stabyhouns shed above average.

Characteristics - Australian Shepherd vs Dalmatian vs Stabyhoun

Temperament Active
Friendly
Intelligent
Loving
Affectionate
Good-natured
Protective
Active
Friendly
Outgoing
Sensitive
Energetic
Intelligent
Playful
Affectionate
Intelligent
Obedient
Friendly
Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Australian Shepherd's has great intelligence.
Smart: Dalmatian's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Australian Shepherds are very easy to train.
Dalmatians are quite easy to train.
Stabyhouns are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Australian Shepherd is a highly playful breed.
The Dalmatian is a highly playful breed.
The Stabyhoun is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Australian Shepherds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Australian Shepherds are highly affectionate dogs.
Dalmatians are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Stabyhouns are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Australian Shepherds are a social breed.
Dalmatians need a lot of social interaction.
Stabyhouns are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The Australian Shepherd rarely barks.
Average: The Dalmatian barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Stabyhoun rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Australian Shepherds are one of the best watchdogs.
Dalmatians are average watchdogs.
Stabyhouns are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Australian Shepherds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Dalmatians are average defenders.
Stabyhouns are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Australian Shepherd has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Dalmatian has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Stabyhoun has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Australian Shepherds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Dalmatians have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Stabyhouns have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Australian Shepherds are not the biggest explorers.
Wanderlust potential of the Dalmatian is strong enough to escape from home.
Stabyhouns have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Australian Shepherds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Dalmatians have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Stabyhouns have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Australian Shepherds are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Dalmatians are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Stabyhouns 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
Australian Shepherds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Dalmatians adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Stabyhouns adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Australian Shepherds 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.
Dalmatians tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Stabyhouns 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 - Australian Shepherd vs Dalmatian vs Stabyhoun

Stranger Friendly
Australian Shepherds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Dalmatians are average friendly towards strangers.
Stabyhouns are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Australian Shepherds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Dalmatians are very kid-friendly dogs.
Stabyhouns are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Australian Shepherds are average friendly towards cats.
Dalmatians are average friendly towards cats.
Stabyhouns are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Australian Shepherds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Dalmatians are very dog-friendly dogs.
Stabyhouns are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Australian Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Dalmatian is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Stabyhoun is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Australian Shepherds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Dalmatians are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Stabyhouns are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Australian Shepherds are generally with other pets.
Dalmatians are generally with other pets.
Stabyhouns are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Australian Shepherds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Dalmatians are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Stabyhouns are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good 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.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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
Australian Shepherd breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Dalmatian breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Stabyhoun 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 - Australian Shepherd vs Dalmatian vs Stabyhoun

Health Issues
The Australian Shepherd is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Dalmatians are commonly healthy dogs.
The Stabyhoun is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Allergies
Cancer
Cataracts
Collie Eye Anomaly
Deafness
Detached Retina
Distichiasis
Drug Sensitivity
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Nasal Solar Dermatitis
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Persistent Pupillary Membranes
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Allergies
Deafness
Hip Dysplasia
Iris Sphincter Dysplasia
Skin Allergies
Urolithiasis
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Heart Disease
Hip Dysplasia
Radius Curvus
Work-related Injuries
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-14 years 13-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Australian Shepherds are high energy dogs.
Dalmatians are high energy dogs.
Stabyhouns have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Australian Shepherds need a lot of exercises.
Dalmatians need a lot of exercises.
Stabyhouns have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Australian Shepherds don't need too much sleep.
Dalmatians don't need too much sleep.
Stabyhouns sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 2.5 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Australian Shepherd can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Australian Shepherd has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Dalmatian has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Stabyhoun has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Australian Shepherd is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Dalmatian is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Stabyhoun is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Australian Shepherd vs Dalmatian vs Stabyhoun

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 6-9 puppies, average 7 6-9 puppies 3-5 puppies

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