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Border Terrier vs Norwich Terrier vs Newfoundland – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Border Terrier vs Norwich Terrier vs Newfoundland" Compare Border Terrier and Norwich Terrier. Which is better: Border Terrier or Norwich Terrier or Newfoundland?
Name Border Terrier Norwich Terrier Newfoundland
OriginsEngland Scotland United Kingdom Canada
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank9210536
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Other Names Russian Bear Schnauzer, Munich Schnauzer, Munchener, Riesenschnauzer Trumpington Terrier, Cantab Terrier, Jones Terrier, Prick-Eared Norwich Terrier Newf, Newfie, The Gentle Giant, Blackbear
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1936 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Small sized Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.
Breed Recognition 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 Border Terrier Club Of America, Inc. Club Espanol De Terriers 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 New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club
Price $1200-$1400 $1400-$2000 $1500-$2000

General Appearance - Border Terrier vs Norwich Terrier vs Newfoundland

Size Small Small Giant
Weight Males 13-16 pounds (6-7 kg), Female: 11-14 pounds (5-6 kg) 10-12 pounds (4.5-5.5 kg) Male: 130-150 pounds (59-68 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-54 kg)
Avg. Weight Males 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg), Female: 12.5 pounds (5.5 kg) 11 pounds (4.5-5.5 kg) Male: 140 pounds (63.5 kg), Female: 110 pounds (49.5 kg)
Height Male: 13-16 inches (33-41 cm), Female: 11-14 inches (28-36 cm) 10 inches (25 cm) Male: 27-29 inches (69-74 cm), Female: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 14.5 inches (37 cm), Female: 12.5 inches (32 cm) 10 inches (25 cm) Male: 28 inches (71.5 cm), Female: 26 inches (66 cm)

Hair & Care - Border Terrier vs Norwich Terrier vs Newfoundland

Coat Rough Wiry Soft Fluffy Waterproof Thick
Colors Blue Tan Red Grizzle Wheaten Tan Red Grizzle Wheaten Black Gray Brown White Black
Grooming
Average: The Border Terrier requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Norwich Terrier requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Border Terriers shed none to minimal.
Norwich Terriers shed none to minimal.
Newfoundlands are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Border Terrier vs Norwich Terrier vs Newfoundland

Temperament Affectionate Outright Tempered Intelligent Alert Fearless Obedient Affectionate Sensitive Energetic Intelligent Cheerful Intelligent Social Gentle Courageous Loyal Sweet
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Border Terrier's has great intelligence.
Smart: Norwich Terrier's has great intelligence.
Smart: Newfoundland's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Border Terriers are easy to train.
Norwich Terriers are easy to train.
Newfoundlands are easy to train.
Playfulness
Border Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Norwich Terrier is a playful breed.
Newfoundlands, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Border Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Border Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Norwich Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Newfoundlands are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Border Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Norwich Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Newfoundlands are a social breed.
Barking
Average to high: The Border Terrier is a vocal breed.
Average to high: The Norwich Terrier is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Newfoundland rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Border Terriers are good watchdogs.
Norwich Terriers are average watchdogs.
Newfoundlands are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Border Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Norwich Terriers are average defenders.
Newfoundlands are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Border Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Norwich Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Newfoundland has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Border Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Norwich Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Newfoundlands have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Border Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Norwich Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Newfoundlands have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Border Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Norwich Terriers 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.
Newfoundlands have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Border Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Norwich Terriers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Newfoundlands 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
Border Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Norwich Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Newfoundlands adapt well to lifestyle changes and different 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Newfoundlands 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 - Border Terrier vs Norwich Terrier vs Newfoundland

Stranger Friendly
Border Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Norwich Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Newfoundlands are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Border Terriers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Norwich Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Newfoundlands are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Border Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Norwich Terriers are cat-friendly dogs.
Newfoundlands are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Border Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Norwich Terriers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Newfoundlands are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Border Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Norwich Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Newfoundland is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Border Terriers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Norwich Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Newfoundlands are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Border Terriers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Norwich Terriers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Newfoundlands are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Border Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Norwich Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Newfoundlands 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.
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.
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
Border Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Norwich Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Newfoundland 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.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Border Terrier vs Norwich Terrier vs Newfoundland

Health Issues
The Border Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Norwich Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems Cryptorchidism Heart Murmurs Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Malocclusions Patellar Luxation Pulmonic Stenosis Seizures No set Addison's Disease Bloat Cancer Cataracts Cherry Eye Cystinuria Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-15 years 9-12 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes No
Energy Level
Border Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Norwich Terriers are high energy dogs.
Newfoundlands have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Border Terriers have an average exercise need.
Norwich Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Newfoundlands have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Border Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Norwich Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Newfoundlands sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Border Terrier breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
High: The Norwich Terrier breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Border Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Norwich Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The Newfoundland can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Border Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Norwich Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Newfoundland has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Border Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Norwich Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Newfoundland is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.

Reproducibility - Border Terrier vs Norwich Terrier vs Newfoundland

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 2-8 puppies 1-3 puppies 4-12 puppies

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