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Brittany vs English Pointer vs Rhodesian Ridgeback – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Brittany vs English Pointer vs Rhodesian Ridgeback" Compare Brittany and English Pointer. Which is better: Brittany or English Pointer or Rhodesian Ridgeback?
Name Brittany English Pointer Rhodesian Ridgeback
OriginsFrance England Zimbabwe
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank2611341
Reviews216
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Other Names Epagneul Breton, Brittany Spaniel, American Brittany, Brittany Wiegref English Pointer African Lion Dog, African Lion Hound
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1878 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1955 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Related breeds 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
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
Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Of The US
Price $700-$800 $400-$500 $900-$1200

General Appearance - Brittany vs English Pointer vs Rhodesian Ridgeback

Size Medium Medium Large
Weight Male: 35-40 pounds (16-18 kg), Females: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg) 44-66 pounds (20-30 kg) Male: 80-90 pounds (36-41 kg), Female: 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Females: 35 pounds (16 kg) 55 pounds (25 kg) Male: 85 pounds (38.5 kg), Female: 70 pounds (31.5 kg)
Height Male: 17-21 inches (43-53 cm), Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (55-62 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (54-60 cm) Male: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 19 inches (48 cm), Female: 19 inches (48.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm) Male: 26 inches (66 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Brittany vs English Pointer vs Rhodesian Ridgeback

Coat Feathered Dense Dense
Colors Liver
White
Orange
Roan
White
Brown
Yellow
Black
Golden
Red
White
Gray
Wheaten
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Brittany doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The English Pointer requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Rhodesian Ridgeback requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Brittanys are low shedders.
English Pointers shed none to minimal.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Brittany vs English Pointer vs Rhodesian Ridgeback

Temperament Alert
Intelligent
Social
Independent
Responsive
Active
Amiable
Kind
Intelligent
Affectionate
Outright
Tempered
Loyal
Dignified
Loyal
Sensitive
Intelligent
Mischievous
Strong
Willed
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Brittany is an excellent dog breed.
Average: English Pointer's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Rhodesian Ridgeback's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Brittanys are easy to train.
English Pointers are very easy to train.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Brittany is a highly playful breed.
The English Pointer is a highly playful breed.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Brittanys don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
English Pointers 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
Brittanys are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
English Pointers are highly affectionate dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Brittanys need a lot of social interaction.
English Pointers need for social interaction is average.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Brittany barks occasionally.
Average: The English Pointer barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Rhodesian Ridgeback rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Brittanys are average watchdogs.
English Pointers are good watchdogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Brittanys are average defenders.
English Pointers strongly protect their territory.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Brittany has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The English Pointer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Rhodesian Ridgeback has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Brittanys have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
English Pointers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Brittany is strong enough to escape from home.
English Pointers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Brittanys have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
English Pointers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Brittanys are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
English Pointers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks 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
Brittanys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
English Pointers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Brittanys tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks 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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Brittany vs English Pointer vs Rhodesian Ridgeback

Stranger Friendly
Brittanys are average friendly towards strangers.
English Pointers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Brittanys are very kid-friendly dogs.
English Pointers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Brittanys are average friendly towards cats.
English Pointers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Brittanys are very dog-friendly dogs.
English Pointers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Brittany is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
English Pointer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rhodesian Ridgeback is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Brittanys are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
English Pointers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Brittanys are generally with other pets.
English Pointers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Brittanys are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
English Pointers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Rhodesian Ridgebacks 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.
Yes
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.
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.
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
Brittany breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
English Pointer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Rhodesian Ridgeback 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 - Brittany vs English Pointer vs Rhodesian Ridgeback

Health Issues
The Brittany is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
English Pointers tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
No set Dermoid Sinus
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-15 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Brittanys are high energy dogs.
English Pointers are high energy dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Brittanys need a lot of exercises.
English Pointers need a lot of exercises.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Brittanys don't need too much sleep.
English Pointers don't need too much sleep.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 2 3/4 to 4 3/8 cups of a high-quality daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Brittany can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Brittany has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The English Pointer has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Rhodesian Ridgeback has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Brittany is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The English Pointer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Brittany vs English Pointer vs Rhodesian Ridgeback

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 1-11 puppies, average 6 4-6 puppies 6-8 puppies

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