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

"Find similarities and differences between Briard vs Bearded Collie vs Xoloitzcuintli" Compare Briard and Bearded Collie. Which is better: Briard or Bearded Collie or Xoloitzcuintli?
Name Briard Bearded Collie Xoloitzcuintli
OriginsFrance Scotland Mexico
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank127125143
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Other Names Berger De Brie, Berger Briard Highland Collie, Mountain Collie, Argle Bargle, Hairy Mou39;ed Collie, Beardie Mexican Hairless, Xoloitzcuintli, Xoloitzcuintle, Xoloitzquintle, Xoloescuincle, Xolo, Xolito
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 2011 as a Non-Sporting 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 Spitz and primitive types group, in the Primitive type section.
Breed Recognition No set No set No set
Price $1000-$1200 $1200-$1400 $600-$800

General Appearance - Briard vs Bearded Collie vs Xoloitzcuintli

Size Large Large Medium Medium
Weight 75 pounds (35 kg) 40-60 pounds (18-27 kg) 15-30 pounds (7-14 kg)
Avg. Weight 75 pounds (35 kg) 50 pounds (22.5 kg) 22.5 pounds (10.5 kg)
Height Male: 24-27 inches (62-68 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-64 cm) 20-22 inches (51-56 cm) 15-20 inches (38-51 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (60 cm) 21 inches (53.5 cm) 17.5 inches (44.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Briard vs Bearded Collie vs Xoloitzcuintli

Coat Fine Feathered Hairless Smooth
Colors Tawny Gray Black Brown Blue Fawn Black Black Brindle Brown Gray White
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.
Easy to groom: The Xoloitzcuintli doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Briards shed moderately.
Bearded Collies shed above average.
Xoloitzcuintlis shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Briard vs Bearded Collie vs Xoloitzcuintli

Temperament Faithful Intelligent Obedient Fearless Loyal Protective Active Lively Alert Intelligent Assertive Confident Alert Cheerful Loyal Calm Companionable Protective
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.
Xoloitzcuintlis are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Briards, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Bearded Collie is a highly playful breed.
Xoloitzcuintlis, 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.
Xoloitzcuintlis don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
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.
Xoloitzcuintlis are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Briards are a social breed.
Bearded Collies are a social breed.
Xoloitzcuintlis need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average: The Briard barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Bearded Collie is a vocal breed.
Low: The Xoloitzcuintli barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Briards are one of the best watchdogs.
Bearded Collies are good watchdogs.
Xoloitzcuintlis are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Briards are extremely protective guard dogs.
Bearded Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Xoloitzcuintlis are not the best to protect their territory.
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 Xoloitzcuintli 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.
Xoloitzcuintlis have a higher than 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 Xoloitzcuintli 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.
Xoloitzcuintlis have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Briards are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Bearded Collies are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Xoloitzcuintlis are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Briards adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Bearded Collies adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Xoloitzcuintlis adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
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.
Xoloitzcuintlis tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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 Xoloitzcuintli

Stranger Friendly
Briards are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Bearded Collies are stranger friendly dogs.
Xoloitzcuintlis are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Briards are kid-friendly dogs.
Bearded Collies are kid-friendly dogs.
Xoloitzcuintlis are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Briards are average friendly towards cats.
Bearded Collies are cat-friendly dogs.
Xoloitzcuintlis are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Briards are average friendly towards other dogs.
Bearded Collies are dog-friendly dogs.
Xoloitzcuintlis are very 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
Xoloitzcuintli 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.
Xoloitzcuintlis are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Briards are generally with other pets.
Bearded Collies are usually friendly towards other pets.
Xoloitzcuintlis are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
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
Xoloitzcuintlis 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
Xoloitzcuintli 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 - Briard vs Bearded Collie vs Xoloitzcuintli

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.
Xoloitzcuintlis tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
Health Problems No set Addison's Disease Allergies Arthritis Cancer Eye Diseases Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Acne Dry Skin Skin Irritation
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-14 years 15-18 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
Energy Level
Briards have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Bearded Collies have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Xoloitzcuintlis have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Briards need a lot of exercises.
Bearded Collies have an average exercise need.
Xoloitzcuintlis 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.
Xoloitzcuintlis sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
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. 1 to 1.5 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 warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Briard has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Bearded Collie has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Xoloitzcuintli 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 Xoloitzcuintli is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Briard vs Bearded Collie vs Xoloitzcuintli

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 3-7 puppies

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