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Berger Blanc Suisse vs Caucasian Ovcharka vs Australian Shepherd Comparison - Dog breed selector: White Swiss Shepherd Dog or Caucasian Ovcharka or Aussie? Find the right dog for you

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Name Berger Blanc Suisse Caucasian Ovcharka Australian Shepherd
OriginsSwitzerland Armenia Russia Georgia Azerbaijan United States
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Guard Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank39150817
Reviews273
User Ratings

Other Names White Swiss Shepherd Dog, Weisser Schweizer Schäferhund, Pastore Svizzero Bianco Caucasian Ovcharka, Caucasian Mountain Dog, Caucasian Sheepdog, Kawkasky Owtscharka, Kaukasische Schaferhund Aussie, Little Blue Dog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1991 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition Dog Registry of America Inc.
National Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
American Canine Registry
America's Pet Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Foundation Stock Service
National Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
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
Price $2500-$3000 $1500-$2500 $600-$800

Berger Blanc Suisse vs Caucasian Ovcharka vs Australian Shepherd General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size Large Giant Large
Weight Male: 66–88 lbs (30–40 kg), Female: 55–77 lbs (25–35 kg) 99-154 pounds (45-70 kg) Male: 50-65 pounds (25-29 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 77 lbs (35 kg), Female: 66 lbs (30 kg) 126.5 pounds (57.5 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (27 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)
Height Male: 24–26 inch (60–66 cm), Female: 22–24 inch (55–61 cm) 25-28 inches (64-72 cm) Male: 20-23 inches (52-58cm), Female: 18-21 inches (46–53 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25 inch (63 cm), Female: 23 inch (58 cm) 26.5 inches (68 cm) Male: 21.5 inches (55 cm), Female: 19.5 inches (46–53 cm)

Berger Blanc Suisse vs Caucasian Ovcharka vs Australian Shepherd Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types Dense
Straight
Dense
Thick
Double
Feathered
Colors White Black
Cream
Gray
Silver
White
Yellow
Red
Blue
Merle
Black
Grooming
Average: The Berger Blanc Suisse requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Caucasian Ovcharka doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Australian Shepherd requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Berger Blanc Suisses are heavy shedders.
Caucasian Ovcharkas shed moderately.
Australian Shepherds shed moderately.

Berger Blanc Suisse vs Caucasian Ovcharka vs Australian Shepherd Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Easygoing
Gentle
Patient
Strong
Active
Intelligent
Dominant
Alert
Calm
Powerful
Quick
Active
Friendly
Intelligent
Loving
Affectionate
Good-natured
Protective
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Berger Blanc Suisse's has great intelligence.
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Caucasian Ovcharka.
Smart: Australian Shepherd's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Berger Blanc Suisses are easy to train.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are quite easy to train.
Australian Shepherds are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Berger Blanc Suisse is a playful breed.
The Caucasian Ovcharka is a playful breed.
The Australian Shepherd is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Australian Shepherds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Berger Blanc Suisses are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are highly affectionate dogs.
Australian Shepherds are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Berger Blanc Suisses need a lot of social interaction.
Caucasian Ovcharkas need for social interaction is average.
Australian Shepherds are a social breed.
Barking
Average to high: The Berger Blanc Suisse is a vocal breed.
Average to high: The Caucasian Ovcharka is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Australian Shepherd rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Berger Blanc Suisses are good watchdogs.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are one of the best watchdogs.
Australian Shepherds are one of the best watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Berger Blanc Suisses strongly protect their territory.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are extremely protective guard dogs.
Australian Shepherds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Berger Blanc Suisse has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Caucasian Ovcharka has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Australian Shepherd has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Berger Blanc Suisses have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Caucasian Ovcharkas have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Australian Shepherds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Berger Blanc Suisses have average wanderlust potential.
Caucasian Ovcharkas tend to escape less than other breeds.
Australian Shepherds are not the biggest explorers.
Prey Drive
Berger Blanc Suisses don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Caucasian Ovcharkas 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.
Australian Shepherds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Nem lakásbarát kutya Berger Blanc Suisse.
Nem a legjobb választás Caucasian Ovcharka, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Caucasian Ovcharka tartása lakásban.
Nem a legjobb választás Australian Shepherd, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Australian Shepherd tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Berger Blanc Suisses adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Caucasian Ovcharkas adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Australian Shepherds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Berger Blanc Suisses 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.
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.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Berger Blanc Suisse vs Caucasian Ovcharka vs Australian Shepherd Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Berger Blanc Suisses are stranger friendly dogs.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Australian Shepherds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Berger Blanc Suisses are very kid-friendly dogs.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are kid-friendly dogs.
Australian Shepherds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Berger Blanc Suisses are cat-friendly dogs.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are average friendly towards cats.
Australian Shepherds are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Berger Blanc Suisses are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Australian Shepherds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Berger Blanc Suisse is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Caucasian Ovcharka is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Australian Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Berger Blanc Suisses are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Australian Shepherds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Berger Blanc Suisses are usually friendly towards other pets.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are generally with other pets.
Australian Shepherds are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Berger Blanc Suisses are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Caucasian Ovcharkas are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Australian Shepherds 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 Not really
Berger Blanc Suisse breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Caucasian Ovcharka breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Australian Shepherd 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.
Yes
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.

Berger Blanc Suisse vs Caucasian Ovcharka vs Australian Shepherd Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Berger Blanc Suisses tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Caucasian Ovcharkas tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Australian Shepherd is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Allergies
Bloat
Joint Dysplasia
Joint Dysplasia 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)
Life Expectancy 12-13 years 10-12 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Berger Blanc Suisses are high energy dogs.
Caucasian Ovcharkas have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Australian Shepherds are high energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Berger Blanc Suisses need a lot of exercises.
Caucasian Ovcharkas exercise need is minimal.
Australian Shepherds need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Berger Blanc Suisses are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Caucasian Ovcharkas like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Australian Shepherds don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 4 to 7 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Average.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Berger Blanc Suisse can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The Caucasian Ovcharka can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
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.
Stinkiness Medium
The Berger Blanc Suisse has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Caucasian Ovcharka has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Australian Shepherd has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Berger Blanc Suisse is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Caucasian Ovcharka drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
The Australian Shepherd is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Berger Blanc Suisse vs Caucasian Ovcharka vs Australian Shepherd Reproducibility Comparison

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 6-8 puppies 5-10 puppies 6-9 puppies, average 7

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