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Beagle vs Border Collie vs Finnish Lapphund – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Beagle vs Border Collie vs Finnish Lapphund" Compare Beagle and Border Collie. Which is better: Beagle or Border Collie or Finnish Lapphund?
Name Beagle Border Collie Finnish Lapphund
OriginsEngland England Scotland Wales Finland
Group Hunting Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank638173
Reviews481
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Other Names English Beagle Scotch Sheep Dog, Sheepdog Lapinkoira, Suomenlapinkoira
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2011 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Watchdogs and Herders section.
Breed Recognition 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 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 The American Int. Border Collie Registry The American Border Collie Association No set
Price $500-$800 $600-$800 $600-$800

General Appearance - Beagle vs Border Collie vs Finnish Lapphund

Size Small Large Medium
Weight Male: 22-25 pounds (10-11 kg), Female: 20-23 pounds (9-10 kg) Male: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg), Female: 27-42 pounds (12-19 kg) 37-42 pounds (17-19 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 23.5 pounds (10.5 kg), Female: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg) Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Female: 34.5 pounds (15.5 kg) 39.5 pounds (18 kg)
Height Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm) Male: 19-22 inches (48-56 cm), Female: 18-21 inches (46-53 cm) Female: 16–19 inches (41–47 cm), Male: 18–20 inches (46–52 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm) Male: 20.5 inches (52 cm), Female: 19.5 inches (49.5 cm) Female: 16–19 inches (41–47 cm), Male: 18–20 inches (46–52 cm)

Hair & Care - Beagle vs Border Collie vs Finnish Lapphund

Coat Dense Dense Feathered Straight Short Moderately Long Fluffy
Colors Tan Red Tricolor White Black Black & White Tricolor Tan Blue merle Blue merle-tricolor Slate merle Red merle Black Brindle Gold Lilac Red Sable Sable Merle Saddleback Sable White & Blue White & Blue Merle White & Red White & Red Merle White Ticked Seal Slate White & Gold White & Sable White & Seal Brown Tan Blonde Cream Wolf Sable Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Beagle requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Border Collie requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Beagles shed moderately.
Border Collies shed moderately.
Finnish Lapphunds are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Beagle vs Border Collie vs Finnish Lapphund

Temperament Friendly Independent Lively Sweet Gentle Intelligent Loving Intelligent Alert Tenacious Protective Energetic Responsive Loyal Calm Faithful Keen Courageous Friendly
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Outstanding: Border Collie is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Beagles are easy to train.
Border Collies are easy to train.
Finnish Lapphunds are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Beagle is a highly playful breed.
The Border Collie is a highly playful breed.
The Finnish Lapphund is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Border Collies don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Beagles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Border Collies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Finnish Lapphunds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Beagles need a lot of social interaction.
Border Collies need a lot of social interaction.
Finnish Lapphunds need for social interaction is average.
Barking
High: The Beagle is a very vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Border Collie rarely barks.
High: The Finnish Lapphund is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Beagles are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Border Collies are one of the best watchdogs.
Finnish Lapphunds are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Beagles can't provide protection for their territory.
Border Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Finnish Lapphunds are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Beagle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Border Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Finnish Lapphund has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Beagles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Border Collies have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Finnish Lapphunds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Beagles have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Border Collies have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Finnish Lapphund is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Beagles have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Border Collies 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.
Finnish Lapphunds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Beagles are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Border Collies are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Finnish Lapphunds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Beagles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Border Collies adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Finnish Lapphunds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Beagles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Border Collies tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
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 - Beagle vs Border Collie vs Finnish Lapphund

Stranger Friendly
Beagles are stranger friendly dogs.
Border Collies are average friendly towards strangers.
Finnish Lapphunds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Beagles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Border Collies are very kid-friendly dogs.
Finnish Lapphunds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Beagles are average friendly towards cats.
Border Collies are average friendly towards cats.
Finnish Lapphunds are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Border Collies are average friendly towards other dogs.
Finnish Lapphunds are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Border Collie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Finnish Lapphund is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Beagles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Border Collies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Finnish Lapphunds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Beagles are generally with other pets.
Border Collies are generally with other pets.
Finnish Lapphunds are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Beagles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Border Collies are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Finnish Lapphunds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good 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 Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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 Yes
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.
Yes
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) Yes
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.
Yes
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
Beagle breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Border Collie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Finnish Lapphund 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 - Beagle vs Border Collie vs Finnish Lapphund

Health Issues
The Beagle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Border Collie is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Finnish Lapphunds tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Beagle Dwarfism Cherry Eye Chinese Beagle Syndrome Distichiasis Epilepsy Glaucoma Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Intervertebral Disk Disease Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Allergies Collie Eye Anomaly Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Osteochondrosis Dissecans Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) No set
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-15 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Beagles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Border Collies are high energy dogs.
Finnish Lapphunds are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Beagles need quite a lot of exercise.
Border Collies need a lot of exercises.
Finnish Lapphunds need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Beagles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Border Collies don't need too much sleep.
Finnish Lapphunds don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 2 to 2.5 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Beagle breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Border Collie can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The Finnish Lapphund can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness High
The Beagle has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Border Collie has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Finnish Lapphund has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Border Collie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Finnish Lapphund is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Beagle vs Border Collie vs Finnish Lapphund

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 2-14 puppies, average 7 4-8 puppies 2-9 puppies

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