• 0

English Setter vs English Springer Spaniel vs Shar-Pei – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between English Setter vs English Springer Spaniel vs Shar-Pei" Compare English Setter and English Springer Spaniel. Which is better: English Setter or English Springer Spaniel or Shar-Pei?
Name English Setter English Springer Spaniel Shar-Pei
OriginsEngland England China
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank952764
Reviews224
Rate

Other Names Lawerack, Laverack, Llewellin (or Llewellyn) Setter Springer Spaniel Chinese Fighting Dog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1878 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1910 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1992 as a Non-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 Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Flushing Dogs section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition Unknown American Canine Registry
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
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
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 $400-$600 $700-$800 $1000-$1200

General Appearance - English Setter vs English Springer Spaniel vs Shar-Pei

Size Large Medium Medium
Weight Male: 55-80 pounds (25-36 kg), Female: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg) Male: 45-55 pounds (20-25 kg), Female: 40-50 pounds (18-23 kg) 40-55 pounds (18- 25 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg) Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 45 pounds (20.5 kg) 47.5 pounds (18- 25 kg)
Height Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 23-26 inches (58-66 cm) Male: 19-21 inches (48-56 cm), Female:18-20 inches (46-51 cm) 18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 24.5 inches (62 cm) Male: 20 inches (52 cm), Female:19 inches (48.5 cm) 19 inches (48.5 cm)

Hair & Care - English Setter vs English Springer Spaniel vs Shar-Pei

Coat Feathered Feathered Dense
Colors Blue
Belton
Lemon
Orange
Tan
Tricolor
Liver
White
Liver
Tan
Black
Apricot
Blue
Cream
Red
Brown
Fawn
Black
Grooming
Average: The English Setter requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The English Springer Spaniel requires a lot of grooming.
Average: The Shar-Pei requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
English Setters shed moderately.
English Springer Spaniels shed moderately.
Shar-Peis shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - English Setter vs English Springer Spaniel vs Shar-Pei

Temperament Strong
Willed
Gentle
Intelligent
Mischievous
Energetic
Affectionate
Cheerful
Intelligent
Social
Alert
Energetic
Playful
Affectionate
Independent
Reserved
Devoted
Loving
Suspicious
Intelligent Rank
Smart: English Setter's has great intelligence.
Very smart: English Springer Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Average: Shar-Pei's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
English Setters are easy to train.
English Springer Spaniels are easy to train.
Shar-Peis are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The English Setter is a playful breed.
The English Springer Spaniel is a highly playful breed.
Shar-Peis, 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.
Shar-Peis are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
English Setters are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
English Springer Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Shar-Peis may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
Social Needs
English Setters are a social breed.
English Springer Spaniels are a social breed.
Shar-Peis are kinda antisocial.
Barking
Average to high: The English Setter is a vocal breed.
Average: The English Springer Spaniel barks occasionally.
Low: The Shar-Pei barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
English Setters are average watchdogs.
English Springer Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Shar-Peis are average watchdogs.
Territorial
English Setters are not the best to protect their territory.
English Springer Spaniels are average defenders.
Shar-Peis are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The English Setter has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The English Springer Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Shar-Pei has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
English Setters have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
English Springer Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Shar-Peis 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 English Springer Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Shar-Peis tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
English Setters have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
English Springer Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Shar-Peis 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.
Apartment Friendly
English Setters are not apartment-friendly dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Shar-Peis are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
English Setters adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
English Springer Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Shar-Peis adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
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.
English Springer 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.
Shar-Peis handle alone time quite well.
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 - English Setter vs English Springer Spaniel vs Shar-Pei

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

Health Issues
The English Setter is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
English Springer Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems No set Allergies
Ear Infections
Ectropion
Hip Dysplasia
Phosphofructokinase deficiency (Tarui disease, PFK)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Retinal Dysplasia
Bloat
Cancer
Cutaneous Mucinosis
Demodectic Mange
Elbow Dysplasia
Entropion
Fever
Glaucoma
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Patellar Luxation
Pyoderma
Seborrhea
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-14 years 8-10 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
English Setters have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
English Springer Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Shar-Peis have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
English Setters need a lot of exercises.
English Springer Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
Shar-Peis exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
English Setters are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
English Springer Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Shar-Peis like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption 4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 2.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The English Setter breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Average to High.
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. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The English Setter has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The English Springer Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Shar-Pei has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The English Setter is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The English Springer Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Shar-Pei is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.

Reproducibility - English Setter vs English Springer Spaniel vs Shar-Pei

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 4-10 puppies 4-6 puppies

Rate This Comparsion - English Setter vs English Springer Spaniel vs Shar-Pei

Reviews