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Name Bluetick Coonhound Blue Heeler German Shorthaired Pointer
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Group Hunting Dogs Pastoral / Herding Dogs Gun Dog
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Bluetick Hound Australian Cattle Dog
Cattle Dog
Queensland Heeler
Red Heeler
Deutscher Kurzhaariger Vorstehhund
Kurzhaar
Deutsch Kurzhaar
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Bluetick Coonhound or Blue Heeler or German Shorthaired Pointer? Which is more expensive?
$500-$600 $400-$800 $600-$800
Availability
Which is easier to get, Bluetick Coonhound or Blue Heeler or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Frequent: The Bluetick Coonhound is easier than average to get.
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.
Very frequent: The German Shorthaired Pointer is quite easy to get.

Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Bluetick Coonhound or Blue Heeler or German Shorthaired Pointer? Which is the smallest dog, Bluetick Coonhound or Blue Heeler or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Large Medium Large
Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Bluetick Coonhound or Blue Heeler or Blue Heeler? Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer weight comparison:
45-80 pounds (20-36 kg) 30-62 pounds (13-28 kg) Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
62.5 pounds (28 kg) 46 pounds (20.5 kg) Male: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Bluetick Coonhound or Blue Heeler or German Shorthaired Pointer? Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer height comparison:
20-27 inches (51-69 cm) Male: 17-20 inches (43-51 cm), Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm) Male: 23-25 inches (59-64 cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
23.5 inches (60 cm) Male: 18.5 inches (47 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm) Male: 24 inches (61.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm)

Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer coat comparison:
Fine Dense Dense
Colors
What are the original Bluetick Coonhound, Blue Heeler and German Shorthaired Pointer color?
Blue
Ticked
Tan
Black
Blue
Blue Mottled
Blue speckled
Red Mottled
Red speckled
Roan
Liver
White
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Bluetick Coonhound or Blue Heeler or German Shorthaired Pointer? Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer grooming comparison:
Effortless: The Bluetick Coonhound requires minimal grooming.
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Effortless: The Blue Heeler requires minimal grooming.
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Effortless: The German Shorthaired Pointer requires minimal grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Bluetick Coonhound or Blue Heeler or German Shorthaired Pointer? Bluetick Coonhound or Blue Heeler or {name3 shedding:
Bluetick Coonhounds shed moderately.
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Blue Heelers shed moderately.
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German Shorthaired Pointers shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Bluetick Coonhound or Blue Heeler or German Shorthaired Pointer?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Bluetick Coonhound or Blue Heeler or German Shorthaired Pointer? Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer behavior/temperament comparison:
Friendly
Gentle
Active
Intelligent
Active
Alert
Hard working
Protective
Resourceful
Affectionate
Bold
Intelligent
Boisterous
Cooperative
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer intelligence:
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
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Smart: Blue Heeler's has great intelligence.
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Very smart: German Shorthaired Pointer is an excellent dog breed.
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Trainability
Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer trainability comparison.
Bluetick Coonhounds are easy to train.
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Blue Heelers are easy to train.
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German Shorthaired Pointers are very easy to train.
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Playfulness
Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer playfulness comparison:
Average: Bluetick Coonhounds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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The Blue Heeler is a highly playful breed.
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The German Shorthaired Pointer is a highly playful breed.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Sensitive: Bluetick Coonhounds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer?
High: Bluetick Coonhounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Slightly Below Average: Blue Heelers may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
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Average to High: German Shorthaired Pointers are highly affectionate dogs.
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Social Needs
Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer social needs comparison:
Bluetick Coonhounds need for social interaction is average.
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Blue Heelers are kinda antisocial.
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German Shorthaired Pointers need for social interaction is average.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer?
A lot: Bluetick Coonhound is a particularly loud breed.
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Low to Average: The Blue Heeler rarely barks.
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Average: The German Shorthaired Pointer barks occasionally.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Bluetick Coonhound or Blue Heeler or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Bluetick Coonhounds are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
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Blue Heelers are one of the best watchdogs.
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German Shorthaired Pointers are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Bluetick Coonhound or Blue Heeler or German Shorthaired Pointer? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Bluetick Coonhounds can't provide protection for their territory.
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Blue Heelers are extremely protective guard dogs.
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German Shorthaired Pointers are average defenders.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Bluetick Coonhound has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Blue Heeler has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The German Shorthaired Pointer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Bluetick Coonhound or Blue Heeler or German Shorthaired Pointer?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Bluetick Coonhound bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Blue Heeler bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

German Shorthaired Pointer bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer mouthiness comparison:
Bluetick Coonhounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Blue Heelers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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German Shorthaired Pointers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Bluetick Coonhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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The wanderlust potential of the Blue Heeler is strong enough to escape from home.
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German Shorthaired Pointers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Bluetick Coonhounds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Blue Heelers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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German Shorthaired Pointers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Bluetick Coonhound or Blue Heeler or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Bluetick Coonhound breed.
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Blue Heeler breed.
Not an apartment-friendly dog the German Shorthaired Pointer breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Bluetick Coonhounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Average: Blue Heelers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
German Shorthaired Pointers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Bluetick Coonhound or Blue Heeler or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Blue Heelers handle alone time quite well.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.

Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Bluetick Coonhound or Blue Heeler or German Shorthaired Pointer? Which dog is more friendly?
Bluetick Coonhounds are average friendly towards strangers.
Blue Heelers are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Bluetick Coonhounds are generally with other pets.
Blue Heelers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
German Shorthaired Pointers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Bluetick Coonhound or Blue Heeler or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Bluetick Coonhounds are kid-friendly dogs.
Blue Heelers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Bluetick Coonhound or Blue Heeler or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Bluetick Coonhounds are average friendly towards cats.
Blue Heelers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Bluetick Coonhound or Blue Heeler or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Bluetick Coonhounds are very dog-friendly dogs.
Blue Heelers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer?
Yes
Bluetick Coonhounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Blue Heelers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
German Shorthaired Pointers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Bluetick Coonhound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Blue Heeler is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
German Shorthaired Pointer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Bluetick Coonhounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Blue Heelers are not the best breed for elderly people.
German Shorthaired Pointers are usually recommended for elderly people.

Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer Health Comparison

Health Issues
Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer health comparison. Which is the healthier: Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer?
Bluetick Coonhounds tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
Blue Heelers are commonly healthy dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer health problems comparison:
Bloat
Cataracts
Hip Dysplasia
Krabbe's Disease
No data available Gastric Torsion
Hypothyroidism
Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD)
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Von Willebrand's Disease
Entropion
Pannus
Lymphedema
Cardiomyopathy
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Frequent
The Bluetick Coonhound should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Rare
The Blue Heeler should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Rare
The German Shorthaired Pointer should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer lifespan comparison. How long do Bluetick Coonhound, Blue Heeler and German Shorthaired Pointer breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Bluetick Coonhound: 11 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Blue Heeler: 13 years
12-14 years
The average lifespan of German Shorthaired Pointer: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Bluetick Coonhound or Blue Heeler or German Shorthaired Pointer? Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer energy level comparison:
Bluetick Coonhounds are high-energy dogs.
Blue Heelers are high-energy dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Bluetick Coonhound or Blue Heeler or German Shorthaired Pointer? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Bluetick Coonhounds need a lot of exercises.
Blue Heelers need a lot of exercises.
German Shorthaired Pointers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Bluetick Coonhound or Blue Heeler or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Bluetick Coonhounds don't need too much sleep.
Blue Heelers don't need too much sleep.
German Shorthaired Pointers don't need too much sleep.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Bluetick Coonhound or Blue Heeler or German Shorthaired Pointer?
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. 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer weight gain potential comparison:
Average: The Bluetick Coonhound has an average risk for obesity.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Blue Heeler's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average: The German Shorthaired Pointer has an average risk for obesity.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer?

Medium

The Bluetick Coonhound has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Blue Heeler has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The German Shorthaired Pointer has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Bluetick Coonhound is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
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The Blue Heeler is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The German Shorthaired Pointer is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
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Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Bluetick Coonhound or Blue Heeler or German Shorthaired Pointer? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Yes

This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Yes

This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer?

Not really

Bluetick Coonhound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Blue Heeler breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

German Shorthaired Pointer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military 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.

Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Bluetick Coonhound and Blue Heeler and German Shorthaired Pointer have?
6-8 puppies 1-7 puppies 7-12 puppies

Bluetick Coonhound vs Blue Heeler vs German Shorthaired Pointer Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2009 as a Hound breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Australian National Kennel Council
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
National Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
No data available American Kennel Club
Canadian Kennel Club
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
Australian National Kennel Council
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club

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