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English Springer Spaniel vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Dachshund – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between English Springer Spaniel vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Dachshund" Compare English Springer Spaniel and German Shorthaired Pointer. Which is better: English Springer Spaniel or German Shorthaired Pointer or Dachshund?
Name English Springer Spaniel German Shorthaired Pointer Dachshund
OriginsEngland Germany Germany
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank271013
Reviews223
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Other Names Springer Spaniel Deutsch Kurzhaar, Kurzhaar, GSP, DK, Deutscher Kurzhaariger Vorstehhund Teckel, Tekkel, Tekkel Doxie, Weenie Dog, Sausage Dog, Bassotto, Worshond
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1910 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Flushing Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Dachshunds group, in the section.
Breed Recognition 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 Kennel Club Canadian Kennel Club Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain Australian National Kennel Council New Zealand Kennel Club 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 $700-$800 $600-$800 $500-$700

General Appearance - English Springer Spaniel vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Dachshund

Size Medium Large Medium Small
Weight Male: 45-55 pounds (20-25 kg), Female: 40-50 pounds (18-23 kg) Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg) Toy: 8-11 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 16-32 pounds (7-15 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 45 pounds (20.5 kg) Male: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg) Toy: 9.5 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 24 pounds (11 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg)
Height Male: 19-21 inches (48-56 cm), Female:18-20 inches (46-51 cm) Male: 23-25 inches (59-64 cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm) Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 8-11 inches (20-27 cm), Miniature: 5-7 inches (13-18 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 20 inches (52 cm), Female:19 inches (48.5 cm) Male: 24 inches (61.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm) Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 9.5 inches (23.5 cm), Miniature: 6 inches (15.5 cm)

Hair & Care - English Springer Spaniel vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Dachshund

Coat Feathered Dense Fine
Colors White Liver Tan Black Roan Liver White Black Blue Red White Tan Brown Silver Black
Grooming
Advanced: The English Springer Spaniel requires a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The German Shorthaired Pointer requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Dachshund doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
English Springer Spaniels shed moderately.
German Shorthaired Pointers shed moderately.
Dachshunds shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - English Springer Spaniel vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Dachshund

Temperament Affectionate Cheerful Intelligent Social Alert Energetic Playful Affectionate Bold Intelligent Boisterous Cooperative Trainable Clever Devoted Playful Courageous Lively Stubborn
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: English Springer Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Very smart: German Shorthaired Pointer is an excellent dog breed.
Average: Dachshund's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
English Springer Spaniels are easy to train.
German Shorthaired Pointers are very easy to train.
Dachshunds are easy to train.
Playfulness
The English Springer Spaniel is a highly playful breed.
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a highly playful breed.
Dachshunds, 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
English Springer Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
German Shorthaired Pointers are highly affectionate dogs.
Dachshunds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
English Springer Spaniels are a social breed.
German Shorthaired Pointers need for social interaction is average.
Dachshunds are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The English Springer Spaniel barks occasionally.
Average: The German Shorthaired Pointer barks occasionally.
High: The Dachshund is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
English Springer Spaniels are average watchdogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are average watchdogs.
Dachshunds are average watchdogs.
Territorial
English Springer Spaniels are average defenders.
German Shorthaired Pointers are average defenders.
Dachshunds are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The English Springer Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The German Shorthaired Pointer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
English Springer Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
German Shorthaired Pointers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Dachshunds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the English Springer Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
German Shorthaired Pointers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Dachshunds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
English Springer Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
German Shorthaired Pointers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Dachshunds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
English Springer Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Dachshunds are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
English Springer Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
German Shorthaired Pointers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Dachshunds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Dachshunds 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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - English Springer Spaniel vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Dachshund

Stranger Friendly
English Springer Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are average friendly towards strangers.
Dachshunds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
English Springer Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are kid-friendly dogs.
Dachshunds are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
English Springer Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
German Shorthaired Pointers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dachshunds are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
English Springer Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are dog-friendly dogs.
Dachshunds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
English Springer Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
German Shorthaired Pointer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Dachshund is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
English Springer Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
German Shorthaired Pointers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Dachshunds are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
English Springer Spaniels are generally with other pets.
German Shorthaired Pointers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Dachshunds are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
English Springer Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
German Shorthaired Pointers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Dachshunds 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 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.
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.
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.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) 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.
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
English Springer Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
German Shorthaired Pointer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Dachshund 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 - English Springer Spaniel vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Dachshund

Health Issues
English Springer Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are commonly healthy dogs.
The Dachshund is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Allergies Ear Infections Ectropion Hip Dysplasia Phosphofructokinase deficiency (Tarui disease, PFK) Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Retinal Dysplasia Gastric Torsion Hypothyroidism Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) Osteochondrosis Dissecans Von Willebrand's Disease Entropion Pannus Lymphedema Cardiomyopathy Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Acanthosis Nigricans Baldness Bloat Cancer Canine Diabetes Mellitus Cushing's Syndrome Deafness Demodectic Mange Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Intervertebral Disk Disease Legg-perthes Disease Lymphocytic Thyroiditis Mitral Valve Disease Narcolepsy Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 10-14 years 12-14 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
English Springer Spaniels are high energy dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are high energy dogs.
Dachshunds have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
English Springer Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
German Shorthaired Pointers need a lot of exercises.
Dachshunds have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
English Springer Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
German Shorthaired Pointers don't need too much sleep.
Dachshunds sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 3 to 4.5 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. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
High: The Dachshund breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness Medium
The English Springer Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The German Shorthaired Pointer has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The English Springer Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Dachshund is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - English Springer Spaniel vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Dachshund

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 4-10 puppies 7-12 puppies 4-8 puppies

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