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English Setter vs Blue Picardy Spaniel vs Irish Setter – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between English Setter vs Blue Picardy Spaniel vs Irish Setter" Compare English Setter and Blue Picardy Spaniel. Which is better: English Setter or Blue Picardy Spaniel or Irish Setter?
Name English Setter Blue Picardy Spaniel Irish Setter
OriginsEngland France Ireland
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog Gun Dog
Popularity Rank9536572
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Other Names Lawerack, Laverack, Llewellin (or Llewellyn) Setter Épagneul Bleu de Picardie, Bleu Picard Red Setter, Irish Red Setter
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1878 as a Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1878 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the British and Irish Pointers and Setters section. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the British and Irish Pointers and Setters section.
Breed Recognition Unknown Canadian Kennel Club Continental Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale 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 Canadian Canine Registry
Price $400-$600 $600-$800 $800-$1000

General Appearance - English Setter vs Blue Picardy Spaniel vs Irish Setter

Size Large Large Medium Large
Weight Male: 55-80 pounds (25-36 kg), Female: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg) 43-45 pounds (19-20 kg) Male: 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg), Female: 55-65 pounds (25-29 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg) 44 pounds (19.5 kg) Male: 70 pounds (31.5 kg), Female: 60 pounds (27 kg)
Height Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 23-26 inches (58-66 cm) 22-24 inches (56-61 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 24.5 inches (62 cm) 23 inches (58.5 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Hair & Care - English Setter vs Blue Picardy Spaniel vs Irish Setter

Coat Feathered Feathered Fine
Colors Blue Belton Lemon Orange Tan Tricolor Liver Speckled Gray Black Mahogany Red
Grooming
Average: The English Setter requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Blue Picardy Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The Irish Setter requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
English Setters shed moderately.
Blue Picardy Spaniels shed moderately.
Irish Setters shed moderately.

Characteristics - English Setter vs Blue Picardy Spaniel vs Irish Setter

Temperament Strong Willed Gentle Intelligent Mischievous Energetic Active Calm Playful Adaptable Gentle Protective Affectionate Energetic Lively Intelligent Companionable Independent Playful
Intelligent Rank
Smart: English Setter's has great intelligence.
Average: Blue Picardy Spaniel's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Irish Setter's has great intelligence.
Trainability
English Setters are easy to train.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are very easy to train.
Irish Setters are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The English Setter is a playful breed.
The Blue Picardy Spaniel is a highly playful breed.
The Irish Setter is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Blue Picardy Spaniels 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
English Setters are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Irish Setters are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
English Setters are a social breed.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are a social breed.
Irish Setters need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average to high: The English Setter is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Blue Picardy Spaniel rarely barks.
Low: The Irish Setter barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
English Setters are average watchdogs.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Irish Setters are average watchdogs.
Territorial
English Setters are not the best to protect their territory.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are average defenders.
Irish Setters are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The English Setter has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Blue Picardy Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Irish Setter has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
English Setters have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Blue Picardy Spaniels have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Irish Setters have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
English Setters have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the Blue Picardy Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Irish Setters have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
English Setters have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Blue Picardy Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Irish Setters have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
English Setters are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Irish Setters are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
English Setters adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Blue Picardy Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Irish Setters adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
English Setters 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.
Blue Picardy Spaniels 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.
Irish Setters 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 - English Setter vs Blue Picardy Spaniel vs Irish Setter

Stranger Friendly
English Setters are very stranger friendly dogs.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Irish Setters are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
English Setters are very kid-friendly dogs.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
Irish Setters are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
English Setters are cat-friendly dogs.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Irish Setters are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
English Setters are very dog-friendly dogs.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are average friendly towards other dogs.
Irish Setters are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
English Setter is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Blue Picardy Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Irish Setter is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
English Setters are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Irish Setters are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
English Setters are usually friendly towards other pets.
Blue Picardy Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Irish Setters are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners No
English Setters are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Blue Picardy Spaniels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Irish Setters 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.
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 Yes
English Setter breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Blue Picardy Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Irish Setter breed usually likes 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 - English Setter vs Blue Picardy Spaniel vs Irish Setter

Health Issues
The English Setter is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Blue Picardy Spaniels tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Irish Setter is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems No set Ear Infections Bloat Cancer Canine Leukocyte Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy Hypothyroidism Osteochondrosis Dissecans Panosteitis Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-14 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
English Setters have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Blue Picardy Spaniels have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Irish Setters are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
English Setters need a lot of exercises.
Blue Picardy Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
Irish Setters need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
English Setters are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Blue Picardy Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Irish Setters don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The English Setter breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The English Setter can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Irish Setter can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The English Setter has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Blue Picardy Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Irish Setter has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The English Setter is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Blue Picardy Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Irish Setter is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - English Setter vs Blue Picardy Spaniel vs Irish Setter

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 5-8 puppies 7-10 puppies

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