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Barbet vs Sapsali vs Old English Sheepdog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Barbet vs Sapsali vs Old English Sheepdog" Compare Barbet and Sapsali. Which is better: Barbet or Sapsali or Old English Sheepdog?
Name Barbet Sapsali Old English Sheepdog
OriginsFrance Korea England
Group Gun Dog Hunting Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank40450770
Reviews111
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Other Names French Water Dog Sapsal Gae, Sapsaree, Exorcising Dog, Ghost Hunting Clever Dog Bobtail, OES
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Water Dogs section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs 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
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
Price $600-$1000 $300-$500 $1200-$1500

General Appearance - Barbet vs Sapsali vs Old English Sheepdog

Size Large
Medium
Large
Medium
Large
Weight 37–62 pounds (17–28 kg ) Male: 18–27 kg (40-60 lbs), Female: 16–25 kg (35-55 lbs) Male: from 65 pounds (29 kg), Female: from 60 pounds (27 kg)
Avg. Weight 37–62 pounds (17–28 kg ) Male: 18–27 kg (40-60 lbs), Female: 16–25 kg (35-55 lbs) Male: from 65 pounds (29 kg), Female: from 60 pounds (27 kg)
Height Male: 23–26 inches (58–65 cm), Female: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm) Male: 50–60 cm (20–24 in), Female: 48–58 cm (19–23 in) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm), Female: 20-22 inches (51 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 23–26 inches (58–65 cm), Female: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm) Male: 50–60 cm (20–24 in), Female: 48–58 cm (19–23 in) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 21 inches (51 cm)

Hair & Care - Barbet vs Sapsali vs Old English Sheepdog

Coat Waterproof Silky Waterproof
Shaggy
Double
Colors Fawn
White
Brown
Gray
Black
Reddish
Orange
Brown
Golden
Yellowish
Blonde
Black
Blue
White
Merle
Grizzle
Gray
Grooming
Average: The Barbet requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The Sapsali requires a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Barbets shed none to minimal.
Sapsalis are heavy shedders.
Old English Sheepdogs are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Barbet vs Sapsali vs Old English Sheepdog

Temperament Companionable
Intelligent
Obedient
Cheerful
Joyful
Friendly
Loyal
Protective
Gentle
Playful
Adaptable
Intelligent
Playful
Protective
Bubbly
Loving
Sociable
Funny
Intelligent Rank
Average: Barbet's has average obedience intelligence.
Very smart: Sapsali is an excellent dog breed.
Smart: Old English Sheepdog's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Barbets are quite easy to train.
Sapsalis are easy to train.
Old English Sheepdogs are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Barbet is a highly playful breed.
The Sapsali is a highly playful breed.
The Old English Sheepdog is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Barbets have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Old English Sheepdogs 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.
Sapsalis are highly affectionate dogs.
Old English Sheepdogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Barbets are a social breed.
Sapsalis need for social interaction is average.
Old English Sheepdogs need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low to Average: The Barbet rarely barks.
High: The Sapsali is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Old English Sheepdog barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Barbets are average watchdogs.
Sapsalis are one of the best watchdogs.
Old English Sheepdogs are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Barbets are average defenders.
Sapsalis strongly protect their territory.
Old English Sheepdogs strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Barbet has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Sapsali has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Old English Sheepdog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Barbets have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Sapsalis have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Old English Sheepdogs 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 Sapsali is strong enough to escape from home.
Old English Sheepdogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
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.
Sapsalis have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Old English Sheepdogs 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.
Sapsalis are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Old English Sheepdogs 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
Barbets adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Sapsalis adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Old English Sheepdogs 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Old English Sheepdogs 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 - Barbet vs Sapsali vs Old English Sheepdog

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

Health Issues
Barbets tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Very healthy dog breed.
The Old English Sheepdog 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
No set Allergies
Cataracts
Deafness
Diabetes
Entropion
Heat Intolerance
Hip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 13-15 years 11-13 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No No
Energy Level
Barbets are high energy dogs.
Sapsalis have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Old English Sheepdogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Barbets have an average exercise need.
Sapsalis have an average exercise need.
Old English Sheepdogs have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Barbets don't need too much sleep.
Sapsalis sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Old English Sheepdogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
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. Recommended daily amount: 2.5 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average to High.
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.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Sapsali can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Old English Sheepdog can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Barbet has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Sapsali has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Old English Sheepdog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Barbet is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Sapsali is an average drooler.
The Old English Sheepdog is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.

Reproducibility - Barbet vs Sapsali vs Old English Sheepdog

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 4-6 puppies 5-8 puppies

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