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Barbet vs Airedale Terrier vs Vizsla – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Barbet Airedale Terrier Vizsla
OriginsFrance England Hungary
Group Gun Dog Hunting Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank4045530
Reviews118
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Other Names French Water Dog Waterside Terrier, Bingley Terrier, Irish Red Terrier Hungarian Vizsla, Magyar Vizsla, Hungarian Pointer, Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer, Rövidszőrű Magyar Vizsla
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1960 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Water Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition American Kennel Club
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Continental Kennel Club
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
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 No set No set $800-$1200

General Appearance - Barbet vs Airedale Terrier vs Vizsla

Size Large
Medium
Medium Large
Weight 37–62 pounds (17–28 kg ) Male: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg), Female: 40-45 pounds (18-20 kg) Male: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
Avg. Weight 37–62 pounds (17–28 kg ) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19 kg) Male: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)
Height Male: 23–26 inches (58–65 cm), Female: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm), Female: 22-23 inches (56-58 cm) Male: 22-26 inches (56-66 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 23–26 inches (58–65 cm), Female: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm) Male: 24 inches (61 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm)

Hair & Care - Barbet vs Airedale Terrier vs Vizsla

Coat Waterproof Wiry
Dense
Rough
Fine
Dense
Hard
Coarse
Short
No Undercoat
Colors Fawn
White
Brown
Gray
Black
Tan
Grizzle
Black
Golden
Rust
Russet Gold
Dark Sandy Gold
Grooming
Average: The Barbet requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The Airedale Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Vizsla requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Barbets shed none to minimal.
Airedale Terriers are low shedders.
Vizslas shed moderately.

Characteristics - Barbet vs Airedale Terrier vs Vizsla

Temperament Companionable
Intelligent
Obedient
Cheerful
Joyful
Alert
Courageous
Intelligent
Confident
Friendly
Outgoing
Adaptable
Brave
Playful
Energetic
Balanced
Obedient
Loyal
Affectionate
Energetic
Intelligent
Protective
Cheerful
Gentle
Playful
Quiet
Easygoing
Companionable
Lively
Friendly
Evenly Tempered
Trainable
Willing
Intelligent Rank
Average: Barbet's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Airedale Terrier's has great intelligence.
Very smart: Vizsla is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Barbets are quite easy to train.
Airedale Terriers are very easy to train.
Vizslas are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Barbet is a highly playful breed.
The Airedale Terrier is a highly playful breed.
The Vizsla is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Barbets have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Airedale Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Vizslas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Barbets are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Airedale Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Vizslas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Barbets are a social breed.
Airedale Terriers are a social breed.
Vizslas are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The Barbet rarely barks.
Average: The Airedale Terrier barks occasionally.
Average: The Vizsla barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Barbets are average watchdogs.
Airedale Terriers are good watchdogs.
Vizslas are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Barbets are average defenders.
Airedale Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Vizslas are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Barbet has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Airedale Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Vizsla has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Barbets have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Airedale Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Vizslas have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Barbets have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Airedale Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Vizslas have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Barbets 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.
Airedale Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Vizslas have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Barbets are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Airedale 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.
Vizslas are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Barbets adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Airedale Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Vizslas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Barbets 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.
Airedale Terriers 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.
Vizslas 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 - Barbet vs Airedale Terrier vs Vizsla

Stranger Friendly
Barbets are average friendly towards strangers.
Airedale Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Vizslas are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Barbets are kid-friendly dogs.
Airedale Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Vizslas are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Barbets are average friendly towards cats.
Airedale Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Vizslas are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Barbets are average friendly towards other dogs.
Airedale Terriers are not dog-friendly.
Vizslas are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly Yes
Barbet is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Airedale Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Vizsla is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Barbets are usually recommended for elderly people.
Airedale Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Vizslas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Barbets are generally with other pets.
Airedale Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Vizslas are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Barbets are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Airedale Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Vizslas 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.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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 Yes
Barbet breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Airedale Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Vizsla breed usually likes 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 - Barbet vs Airedale Terrier vs Vizsla

Health Issues
Barbets tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Airedale Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Vizsla is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Cataracts
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Entropion
Epilepsy
Hernia
Hip Dysplasia
Overbite
Underbite
Allergies
Cancer
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Umbilical Hernias
Von Willebrand's Disease
Cancer
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Sebaceous Adenitis
Life Expectancy 13-15 years 10-13 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes No
Energy Level
Barbets are high energy dogs.
Airedale Terriers are high energy dogs.
Vizslas are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Barbets have an average exercise need.
Airedale Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Vizslas need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Barbets don't need too much sleep.
Airedale Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Vizslas don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Barbet 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 Barbet has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Airedale Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Vizsla has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Barbet is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Airedale Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Vizsla is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Barbet vs Airedale Terrier vs Vizsla

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 7-9 puppies 6-8 puppies

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