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Briard vs Bearded Collie vs Komondor – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Briard vs Bearded Collie vs Komondor" Compare Briard and Bearded Collie. Which is better: Briard or Bearded Collie or Komondor?
Name Briard Bearded Collie Komondor
OriginsFrance Scotland Hungary
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank127125163
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Other Names Berger De Brie, Berger Briard Highland Collie, Mountain Collie, Argle Bargle, Hairy Mou39;ed Collie, Beardie Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1928 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1976 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition No set No set No set
Price $1000-$1200 $1200-$1400 $800-$1200

General Appearance - Briard vs Bearded Collie vs Komondor

Size Large Large Medium Large
Weight 75 pounds (35 kg) 40-60 pounds (18-27 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg)
Avg. Weight 75 pounds (35 kg) 50 pounds (22.5 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg)
Height Male: 24-27 inches (62-68 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-64 cm) 20-22 inches (51-56 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (60 cm) 21 inches (53.5 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm)

Hair & Care - Briard vs Bearded Collie vs Komondor

Coat Fine Feathered Thick Coarser Topcoat Finer Undercoat Shaggy Dense Wavy Corded
Colors Tawny Gray Black Brown Blue Fawn Black White Ivory
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Briards shed moderately.
Bearded Collies shed above average.
Komondors shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Briard vs Bearded Collie vs Komondor

Temperament Faithful Intelligent Obedient Fearless Loyal Protective Active Lively Alert Intelligent Assertive Confident Affectionate Fearless Independent Calm Gentle Steady
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Briard's has great intelligence.
Smart: Bearded Collie's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Briards are easy to train.
Bearded Collies are easy to train.
Komondors are easy to train.
Playfulness
Briards, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Bearded Collie is a highly playful breed.
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Briards are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Bearded Collies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Briards are a social breed.
Bearded Collies are a social breed.
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Briard barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Bearded Collie is a vocal breed.
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Briards are one of the best watchdogs.
Bearded Collies are good watchdogs.
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Briards are extremely protective guard dogs.
Bearded Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Briard has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bearded Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Briards have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bearded Collies have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Komondors have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Briards have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Bearded Collies have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the Komondor is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Briards 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.
Bearded Collies 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.
Komondors have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Briards are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Bearded Collies are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Briards adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Bearded Collies adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Komondors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Briards 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.
Bearded Collies 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 - Briard vs Bearded Collie vs Komondor

Stranger Friendly
Briards are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Bearded Collies are stranger friendly dogs.
Komondors are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Briards are kid-friendly dogs.
Bearded Collies are kid-friendly dogs.
Komondors are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Briards are average friendly towards cats.
Bearded Collies are cat-friendly dogs.
Komondors are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Briards are average friendly towards other dogs.
Bearded Collies are dog-friendly dogs.
Komondors are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Briard is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bearded Collie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Komondor is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Briards are usually recommended for elderly people.
Bearded Collies are usually recommended for elderly people.
Komondors are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Briards are generally with other pets.
Bearded Collies are usually friendly towards other pets.
Komondors are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Briards are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Bearded Collies are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Komondors 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.
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.
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
Briard breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bearded Collie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Komondor 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.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Briard vs Bearded Collie vs Komondor

Health Issues
The Briard is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Bearded Collie is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Komondor is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems No set Addison's Disease Allergies Arthritis Cancer Eye Diseases Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism No set
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-14 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Briards have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Bearded Collies have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
Briards need a lot of exercises.
Bearded Collies have an average exercise need.
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Briards are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Bearded Collies are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption 4 to 7 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Briard can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Bearded Collie can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Komondor can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Briard has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Bearded Collie has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Briard is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Bearded Collie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Briard vs Bearded Collie vs Komondor

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 8-10 puppies 4-12 puppies 3-10 puppies

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