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Bohemian Shepherd vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Bohemian Shepherd vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever" Compare Bohemian Shepherd and Lagotto Romagnolo. Which is better: Bohemian Shepherd or Lagotto Romagnolo or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever?
Name Bohemian Shepherd Lagotto Romagnolo Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
OriginsCzech Republic Italy Canada
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Gun Dog Gun Dog
Popularity Rank55411789
Reviews212
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Other Names Chodský pes, Czech Sheepdog, Bohemian Herder, Chodenhund Romagna Water Dog, Lagotto, Water Dog of Romagna, Lagotti Romagnoli Toller, Scotty, Novie, Little River Duck 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 Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2003 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Water Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section.
Breed Recognition No set American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Continental Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale National Kennel Club North American Purebred Registry, Inc. No set
Price $500-$600 $500-$700 $1800-$2000

General Appearance - Bohemian Shepherd vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Size Medium Medium Medium
Weight 33-55 pounds (16-25 kg) Male: 28-35 pounds (13-16 kg), Female: 24-31 pounds (11-14 kg) 37-51 pounds (17-23 kg)
Avg. Weight 44 pounds (20.5 kg) Male: 31.5 pounds (14.5 kg), Female: 27.5 pounds (12.5 kg) 44 pounds (20 kg)
Height 19-22 inches (48-56 cm) Male: 17-19 inches (43-49 cm), Female: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm) 17-21 inches (43-53 cm)
Avg. Height 20.5 inches (52 cm) Male: 18 inches (46 cm), Female: 15 inches (38.5 cm) 19 inches (48 cm)

Hair & Care - Bohemian Shepherd vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Coat Dense Waterproof Waterproof
Colors Tan Black Tan Gray Brown White Black Red Gold
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Bohemian Shepherd doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Easy to groom: The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Bohemian Shepherds shed moderately.
Lagotto Romagnolos are low shedders.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers shed moderately.

Characteristics - Bohemian Shepherd vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Temperament Active Intelligent Trainable Courageous Stable Cheerful Loving Trainable Intelligent Loyal Social Affectionate Courageous Gentle Responsive Alert Energetic Playful
Intelligent Rank
Average: Bohemian Shepherd's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Lagotto Romagnolo's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Bohemian Shepherds are quite easy to train.
Lagotto Romagnolos are quite easy to train.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are easy to train.
Playfulness
Bohemian Shepherds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a playful breed.
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Lagotto Romagnolos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Bohemian Shepherds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Bohemian Shepherds need for social interaction is average.
Lagotto Romagnolos are a social breed.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The Bohemian Shepherd rarely barks.
Average to high: The Lagotto Romagnolo is a vocal breed.
Average: The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Bohemian Shepherds are good watchdogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos are good watchdogs.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Bohemian Shepherds strongly protect their territory.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average defenders.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Bohemian Shepherd has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Lagotto Romagnolo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Bohemian Shepherds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Lagotto Romagnolos have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Bohemian Shepherds have average wanderlust potential.
Lagotto Romagnolos have average wanderlust potential.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Bohemian Shepherds have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Lagotto Romagnolos have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Bohemian Shepherds are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Lagotto Romagnolos are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers 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
Bohemian Shepherds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Lagotto Romagnolos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Lagotto Romagnolos 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.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers 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.
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 - Bohemian Shepherd vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Stranger Friendly
Bohemian Shepherds are average friendly towards strangers.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards strangers.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Bohemian Shepherds are kid-friendly dogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos are kid-friendly dogs.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Bohemian Shepherds are cat-friendly dogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards cats.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Bohemian Shepherds are dog-friendly dogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Bohemian Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Lagotto Romagnolo is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Bohemian Shepherds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Lagotto Romagnolos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Bohemian Shepherds are usually friendly towards other pets.
Lagotto Romagnolos are generally with other pets.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Bohemian Shepherds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Lagotto Romagnolos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going 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.
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.
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
Bohemian Shepherd breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Lagotto Romagnolo breed usually likes being on a boat.
Yes
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever breed usually likes 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 - Bohemian Shepherd vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Health Issues
Bohemian Shepherds tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems No set Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Juvenile Cataracts No set
Life Expectancy 10-13 years 14-16 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes No
Energy Level
Bohemian Shepherds are high energy dogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Bohemian Shepherds need a lot of exercises.
Lagotto Romagnolos need quite a lot of exercise.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Bohemian Shepherds don't need too much sleep.
Lagotto Romagnolos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 2.5 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Lagotto Romagnolo can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Bohemian Shepherd has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Lagotto Romagnolo has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Bohemian Shepherd is an average drooler.
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Bohemian Shepherd vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

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 4-6 puppies 4-6 puppies 6-10 puppies

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