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Bouvier des Ardennes vs Airedale Terrier vs Giant Schnauzer – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Bouvier des Ardennes vs Airedale Terrier vs Giant Schnauzer" Compare Bouvier des Ardennes and Airedale Terrier. Which is better: Bouvier des Ardennes or Airedale Terrier or Giant Schnauzer?
Name Bouvier des Ardennes Airedale Terrier Giant Schnauzer
OriginsBelgium England Germany
Group Working Dogs Hunting Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank2985580
Reviews002
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Other Names Ardennes Cattle Dog Waterside Terrier, Bingley Terrier, Irish Red Terrier Russian Bear Schnauzer, Munich Schnauzer, Munchener, Riesenschnauzer
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section.
Breed Recognition 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 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 $500-$600 $600-$800 $1000-$1500

General Appearance - Bouvier des Ardennes vs Airedale Terrier vs Giant Schnauzer

Size Large Medium Medium Giant
Weight Male: 62–77 pounds (28–35 kg), Female: 49–62 pounds (22–28 kg) Male: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg), Female: 40-45 pounds (18-20 kg) Males 60-105 pounds (27-48 kg), Female: 55-75 pounds (25-34 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 62–77 pounds (28–35 kg), Female: 49–62 pounds (22–28 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19 kg) Males 82.5 pounds (37.5 kg), Female: 65 pounds (29.5 kg)
Height Male: 22–25 inches (55–63 cm), Female: 20–22 inches (51–57 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm), Female: 22-23 inches (56-58 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm), Female: 23-26 inches (58-66 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 22–25 inches (55–63 cm), Female: 20–22 inches (51–57 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 24.5 inches (62 cm)

Hair & Care - Bouvier des Ardennes vs Airedale Terrier vs Giant Schnauzer

Coat Double Wiry Dense Rough Wiry
Colors Fawn Grey Black Tan Grizzle Black Pepper Salt Black
Grooming
Advanced: The Bouvier des Ardennes requires a lot of grooming.
Advanced: The Airedale Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
Average: The Giant Schnauzer requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Bouvier des Ardenness shed above average.
Airedale Terriers are low shedders.
Giant Schnauzers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Bouvier des Ardennes vs Airedale Terrier vs Giant Schnauzer

Temperament Adaptable Obstinate Curious Playful Alert Courageous Intelligent Confident Friendly Outgoing Adaptable Brave Playful Energetic Balanced Obedient Loyal Dominant Kind Powerful Intelligent Loyal Strong Willed
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Bouvier des Ardennes's has great intelligence.
Smart: Airedale Terrier's has great intelligence.
Smart: Giant Schnauzer's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Bouvier des Ardenness are easy to train.
Airedale Terriers are very easy to train.
Giant Schnauzers are easy to train.
Playfulness
Bouvier des Ardenness, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Airedale Terrier is a highly playful breed.
The Giant Schnauzer is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Bouvier des Ardenness have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Airedale 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.
Affection Level
Bouvier des Ardenness are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Airedale Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Giant Schnauzers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Bouvier des Ardenness need for social interaction is average.
Airedale Terriers are a social breed.
Giant Schnauzers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Bouvier des Ardennes barks occasionally.
Average: The Airedale Terrier barks occasionally.
Average: The Giant Schnauzer barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Bouvier des Ardenness are average watchdogs.
Airedale Terriers are good watchdogs.
Giant Schnauzers are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Bouvier des Ardenness are average defenders.
Airedale Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Giant Schnauzers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Bouvier des Ardennes has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Airedale Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Giant Schnauzer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Bouvier des Ardenness have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Airedale Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Giant Schnauzers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Bouvier des Ardennes is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Airedale Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Giant Schnauzer is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Bouvier des Ardenness have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Airedale Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Giant Schnauzers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Bouvier des Ardenness are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Airedale Terriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Giant Schnauzers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Bouvier des Ardenness adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Airedale Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Giant Schnauzers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Airedale Terriers 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.
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 - Bouvier des Ardennes vs Airedale Terrier vs Giant Schnauzer

Stranger Friendly
Bouvier des Ardenness are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Airedale Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Giant Schnauzers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Bouvier des Ardenness are kid-friendly dogs.
Airedale Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Giant Schnauzers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Bouvier des Ardenness are average friendly towards cats.
Airedale Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Giant Schnauzers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Bouvier des Ardenness are average friendly towards other dogs.
Airedale Terriers are not dog-friendly.
Giant Schnauzers are not dog-friendly.
Office Friendly No
Bouvier des Ardennes is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Airedale Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Giant Schnauzer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Bouvier des Ardenness are usually recommended for elderly people.
Airedale Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Giant Schnauzers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Bouvier des Ardenness are generally with other pets.
Airedale Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Giant Schnauzers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Bouvier des Ardenness are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Airedale Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Giant Schnauzers 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.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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
Bouvier des Ardennes breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Airedale Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Giant Schnauzer 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 - Bouvier des Ardennes vs Airedale Terrier vs Giant Schnauzer

Health Issues
The Bouvier des Ardennes is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Airedale Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Giant Schnauzers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems No set Allergies Cancer Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Umbilical Hernias Von Willebrand's Disease Bloat Cancer Cataracts Elbow Dysplasia Glaucoma Heart Problems Hip Dysplasia Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Retinal Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 10-13 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes Yes
Energy Level
Bouvier des Ardenness have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Airedale Terriers are high energy dogs.
Giant Schnauzers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Bouvier des Ardenness have an average exercise need.
Airedale Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Giant Schnauzers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Bouvier des Ardenness sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Airedale Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Giant Schnauzers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 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. 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Giant Schnauzer can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Bouvier des Ardennes has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Airedale Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Giant Schnauzer has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Bouvier des Ardennes is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Airedale Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Giant Schnauzer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Bouvier des Ardennes vs Airedale Terrier vs Giant Schnauzer

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 7-9 puppies 5-8 puppies

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