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Bouvier des Flandres vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Airedale Terrier Comparison - Dog breed selector: Belgian Cattle Dog or Zwergschnauzer or Waterside Terrier? Find the right dog for you

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Name Bouvier des Flandres Miniature Schnauzer Airedale Terrier
OriginsBelgium Germany England
Group Working Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank851855
Reviews121
User Ratings

Other Names Belgian Cattle Dog, Flanders Cattle Dog, Vlaamse Koehond Zwergschnauzer Waterside Terrier, Bingley Terrier, Irish Red Terrier
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1926 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Terrier 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 Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
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
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 $1500-$2000 $600-$1000 $600-$800

Bouvier des Flandres vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Airedale Terrier General Appearance Comparison

Size Large Small Medium
Weight Males 75-110 pounds (34-50 kg), Female: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg) Male: 11-18 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 10-15 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg) Male: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg), Female: 40-45 pounds (18-20 kg)
Avg. Weight Males 92.5 pounds (42 kg), Female: 70 pounds (31.5 kg) Male: 14.5 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 12.5 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19 kg)
Height Male: 23-28 inches (58-71 cm), Female: 22-27 inches (56-69 cm) Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm), Female: 22-23 inches (56-58 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25.5 inches (64.5 cm), Female: 24.5 inches (62.5 cm) Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm)

Bouvier des Flandres vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Airedale Terrier Hair & Care Comparison

Coat Rough Wiry Wiry
Dense
Rough
Colors Fawn
Pepper
Salt
Brindle
Gray
Black
Salt
Pepper
Silver
Black
Tan
Grizzle
Black
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Advanced: The Miniature Schnauzer requires a lot of grooming.
Advanced: The Airedale Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Bouvier des Flandress shed moderately.
Miniature Schnauzers shed none to minimal.
Airedale Terriers are low shedders.

Bouvier des Flandres vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Airedale Terrier Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Familiar
Intelligent
Protective
Gentle
Loyal
Rational
Alert
Friendly
Obedient
Fearless
Intelligent
Spirited
Alert
Courageous
Intelligent
Confident
Friendly
Outgoing
Adaptable
Brave
Playful
Energetic
Balanced
Obedient
Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Bouvier des Flandres's has great intelligence.
Very smart: Miniature Schnauzer is an excellent dog breed.
Smart: Airedale Terrier's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Bouvier des Flandress are quite easy to train.
Miniature Schnauzers are easy to train.
Airedale Terriers are very easy to train.
Playfulness
Bouvier des Flandress, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Miniature Schnauzers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Airedale Terrier is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Airedale Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Bouvier des Flandress are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Miniature Schnauzers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Airedale Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Bouvier des Flandress need for social interaction is average.
Miniature Schnauzers are a social breed.
Airedale Terriers are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Bouvier des Flandres barks occasionally.
Average: The Miniature Schnauzer barks occasionally.
Average: The Airedale Terrier barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Bouvier des Flandress are one of the best watchdogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are one of the best watchdogs.
Airedale Terriers are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Bouvier des Flandress are extremely protective guard dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers strongly protect their territory.
Airedale Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Bouvier des Flandres has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Airedale Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Bouvier des Flandress have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Miniature Schnauzers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Airedale Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Bouvier des Flandress tend to escape less than other breeds.
Miniature Schnauzers have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Airedale Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Bouvier des Flandress have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Miniature Schnauzers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Airedale Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Bouvier des Flandress are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
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.
Adaptability
Bouvier des Flandress adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Miniature Schnauzers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Airedale Terriers 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.
Miniature Schnauzers 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.
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.
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.

Bouvier des Flandres vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Airedale Terrier Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Bouvier des Flandress are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards strangers.
Airedale Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Bouvier des Flandress are very kid-friendly dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are kid-friendly dogs.
Airedale Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Bouvier des Flandress are average friendly towards cats.
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards cats.
Airedale Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Bouvier des Flandress are average friendly towards other dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Airedale Terriers are not dog-friendly.
Office Friendly No
Bouvier des Flandres is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Miniature Schnauzer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Airedale Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Bouvier des Flandress are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Miniature Schnauzers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Airedale Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Bouvier des Flandress are generally with other pets.
Miniature Schnauzers are generally with other pets.
Airedale Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Bouvier des Flandress are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Miniature Schnauzers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Airedale Terriers 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.
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.
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 Flandres breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Miniature Schnauzer breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Airedale Terrier 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.

Bouvier des Flandres vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Airedale Terrier Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
The Bouvier des Flandres is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Miniature Schnauzer 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.
Health Problems Cataracts
Elbow Dysplasia
Glaucoma
Heart Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Cataracts
Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection (MAI)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Allergies
Cancer
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Umbilical Hernias
Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-14 years 10-13 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes Yes
Energy Level
Bouvier des Flandress have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Miniature Schnauzers are high energy dogs.
Airedale Terriers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Bouvier des Flandress have an average exercise need.
Miniature Schnauzers have an average exercise need.
Airedale Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Bouvier des Flandress are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Miniature Schnauzers don't need too much sleep.
Airedale Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 3 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Bouvier des Flandres can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Miniature Schnauzer can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Bouvier des Flandres has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Airedale Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Bouvier des Flandres is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Miniature Schnauzer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Airedale Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Bouvier des Flandres vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Airedale Terrier Reproducibility Comparison

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 5-10 puppies 3-6 puppies 7-9 puppies

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