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Bearded Collie vs Havanese vs Border Collie – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Bearded Collie vs Havanese vs Border Collie" Compare Bearded Collie and Havanese. Which is better: Bearded Collie or Havanese or Border Collie?
Name Bearded Collie Havanese Border Collie
OriginsScotland Cuba England Scotland Wales
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Companion Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank1252338
Reviews1510
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Other Names Highland Collie, Mountain Collie, Argle Bargle, Hairy Mou39;ed Collie, Beardie Bichon Havanese, Bichon Habanero, Havanese Cuban Bichon, Bichon Havanais, Bichon Havanês, Havaneser, Havanezer Scotch Sheep Dog, Sheepdog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1976 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1996 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Bichons and related breeds section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition 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
United Kennel Club
Havanese Club of America
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
Price $1200-$1400 $900-$1200 $600-$800

General Appearance - Bearded Collie vs Havanese vs Border Collie

Size Large
Medium
Small Large
Weight 40-60 pounds (18-27 kg) 7-13 pounds (3-6 kg) Male: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg), Female: 27-42 pounds (12-19 kg)
Avg. Weight 50 pounds (22.5 kg) 10 pounds (4.5 kg) Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Female: 34.5 pounds (15.5 kg)
Height 20-22 inches (51-56 cm) 8-11 inches (21-29 cm) Male: 19-22 inches (48-56 cm), Female: 18-21 inches (46-53 cm)
Avg. Height 21 inches (53.5 cm) 10 inches (25 cm) Male: 20.5 inches (52 cm), Female: 19.5 inches (49.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Bearded Collie vs Havanese vs Border Collie

Coat Feathered Soft
Wavy
Woolly
Flat
Long
Dense
Feathered
Straight
Short
Moderately Long
Colors Brown
Blue
Fawn
Black
Black
Reddish-Brown
Fawn
White
Havana Brown
Tobacco
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
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Havanese requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Border Collie requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Bearded Collies shed above average.
Havaneses shed none to minimal.
Border Collies shed moderately.

Characteristics - Bearded Collie vs Havanese vs Border Collie

Temperament Active
Lively
Alert
Intelligent
Assertive
Confident
Affectionate
Gentle
Playful
Companionable
Intelligent
Responsive
Sturdy
Lively
Amiable
Charming
Intelligent
Alert
Tenacious
Protective
Energetic
Responsive
Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Bearded Collie's has great intelligence.
Average: Havanese's has average obedience intelligence.
Outstanding: Border Collie is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Bearded Collies are easy to train.
Havaneses are very easy to train.
Border Collies are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Bearded Collie is a highly playful breed.
The Havanese is a highly playful breed.
The Border Collie 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.
Border Collies don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Bearded Collies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Havaneses 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.
Social Needs
Bearded Collies are a social breed.
Havaneses need a lot of social interaction.
Border Collies need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average to high: The Bearded Collie is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Havanese rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Border Collie rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Bearded Collies are good watchdogs.
Havaneses are good watchdogs.
Border Collies are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Bearded Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Havaneses strongly protect their territory.
Border Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Bearded Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Havanese has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Border Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Bearded Collies have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Havaneses 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.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Bearded Collies have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Havaneses tend to escape less than other breeds.
Border Collies have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Bearded 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.
Havaneses have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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.
Apartment Friendly
Bearded Collies are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Havaneses are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Border Collies are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Bearded Collies adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Havaneses adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Border Collies adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Bearded Collies 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.
Havaneses 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.
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 - Bearded Collie vs Havanese vs Border Collie

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

Health Issues
The Bearded Collie is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Havanese 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.
Health Problems Addison's Disease
Allergies
Arthritis
Cancer
Eye Diseases
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Cataracts
Chondrodysplasia
Deafness
Elbow Dysplasia
Heart Murmurs
Hip Dysplasia
Legg-perthes Disease
Mitral Valve Disease
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Allergies
Collie Eye Anomaly
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 14-16 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes No
Energy Level
Bearded Collies have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Havaneses have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Border Collies are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Bearded Collies have an average exercise need.
Havaneses exercise need is very minimal.
Border Collies need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Bearded Collies are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Havaneses sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Border Collies don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Bearded Collie 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 cold weather conditions
The Border Collie can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Low
The Bearded Collie has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Havanese has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Border Collie has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Bearded Collie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Havanese is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Border Collie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Bearded Collie vs Havanese vs Border Collie

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 4-12 puppies 1-9 puppies, average 4 4-8 puppies

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