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Blue Picardy Spaniel vs Berger Picard vs Rough Collie – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Blue Picardy Spaniel vs Berger Picard vs Rough Collie" Compare Blue Picardy Spaniel and Berger Picard. Which is better: Blue Picardy Spaniel or Berger Picard or Rough Collie?
Name Blue Picardy Spaniel Berger Picard Rough Collie
OriginsFrance France Scotland
Group Gun Dog Working Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank36514640
Reviews000
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Other Names Épagneul Bleu de Picardie, Bleu Picard Berger de Picardie, Picardy Shepherd, Picardy Sheepdog Collie, Scottish Collie, Long-Haired Collie, English Collie, Lassie Dog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Continental Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Continental Kennel Club National 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 $600-$800 $2000-$2500 $400-$600

General Appearance - Blue Picardy Spaniel vs Berger Picard vs Rough Collie

Size Large Medium Large Large
Weight 43-45 pounds (19-20 kg) 51–71 lb (23–32 kg) Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg)
Avg. Weight 44 pounds (19.5 kg) 61 lb (27.5 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg)
Height 22-24 inches (56-61 cm) Male: 24-26 inches (61–66 cm), Female: 22–24 inches (56–61 cm) Male: 24–26 inch (60–66 cm), Female: 22–24 inch (55–61 cm)
Avg. Height 23 inches (58.5 cm) Male: 25 inches (63.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm) Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Blue Picardy Spaniel vs Berger Picard vs Rough Collie

Coat Feathered Wiry Waterproof Double Rough Soft Thick Straight Harsh Furry
Colors Speckled Gray Black Brindle Gray Fawn Black & White & Tan Blue & Merle Blue & Merle & White Sable Sable & White White White & Merle Merle
Grooming
Average: The Blue Picardy Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Berger Picard requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Blue Picardy Spaniels shed moderately.
Berger Picards shed moderately.
Rough Collies are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Blue Picardy Spaniel vs Berger Picard vs Rough Collie

Temperament Active Calm Playful Adaptable Gentle Protective Assertive Intelligent Mellow Energetic Lively Stubborn Friendly Gentle Intelligent Loyal Protective Responsive Social Hard working Docile Obedient Elegant Herding
Intelligent Rank
Average: Blue Picardy Spaniel's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Berger Picard's has average obedience intelligence.
Very smart: Rough Collie is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Blue Picardy Spaniels are very easy to train.
Berger Picards are quite easy to train.
Rough Collies are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Blue Picardy Spaniel is a highly playful breed.
The Berger Picard is a highly playful breed.
The Rough Collie is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Blue Picardy Spaniels have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Berger Picards don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Rough Collies don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Blue Picardy Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Berger Picards are highly affectionate dogs.
Rough Collies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Blue Picardy Spaniels are a social breed.
Berger Picards need for social interaction is average.
Rough Collies need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low to Average: The Blue Picardy Spaniel rarely barks.
Average: The Berger Picard barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Rough Collie rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Blue Picardy Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Berger Picards are good watchdogs.
Rough Collies are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Blue Picardy Spaniels are average defenders.
Berger Picards strongly protect their territory.
Rough Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Blue Picardy Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Berger Picard has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Rough Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Blue Picardy Spaniels have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Berger Picards have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Rough Collies have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Blue Picardy Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Berger Picards tend to escape less than other breeds.
Rough Collies are not the biggest explorers.
Prey Drive
Blue Picardy Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Berger Picards 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.
Rough Collies have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Blue Picardy Spaniels are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Berger Picards are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Rough Collies 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
Blue Picardy Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Berger Picards adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Rough Collies adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Blue Picardy Spaniels 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.
Rough 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 - Blue Picardy Spaniel vs Berger Picard vs Rough Collie

Stranger Friendly
Blue Picardy Spaniels are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Berger Picards are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Rough Collies are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Blue Picardy Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
Berger Picards are very kid-friendly dogs.
Rough Collies are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Blue Picardy Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Berger Picards are average friendly towards cats.
Rough Collies are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Blue Picardy Spaniels are average friendly towards other dogs.
Berger Picards are average friendly towards other dogs.
Rough Collies are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Blue Picardy Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Berger Picard is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rough Collie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Blue Picardy Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Berger Picards are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Rough Collies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Blue Picardy Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Berger Picards are generally with other pets.
Rough Collies are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Blue Picardy Spaniels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Berger Picards are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Rough 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.
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
Blue Picardy Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Berger Picard breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Rough 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 - Blue Picardy Spaniel vs Berger Picard vs Rough Collie

Health Issues
Blue Picardy Spaniels tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Berger Picards tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Egészségesek Rough Collie fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Health Problems Ear Infections Eye Infections Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Retinal Dysplasia Collie Eye Anomaly Gray Collie Syndrome Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Drug Sensitivity Hip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 12-15 years 14-16 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Blue Picardy Spaniels have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Berger Picards are high energy dogs.
Rough Collies have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Blue Picardy Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
Berger Picards need a lot of exercises.
Rough Collies need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Blue Picardy Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Berger Picards don't need too much sleep.
Rough Collies sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 4 to 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.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Berger Picard can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Rough Collie can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Blue Picardy Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Berger Picard has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Rough Collie has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Blue Picardy Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Berger Picard is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Rough Collie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Blue Picardy Spaniel vs Berger Picard vs Rough 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 5-8 puppies 2-10 puppies, average 6 4-8 puppies

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