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Name English Springer Spaniel Golden Retriever German Roughhaired Pointer
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Springer Spaniel Golden Flat Coat
Yellow Retriever
Deutsch Drahthaar
Deutscher Drahthaariger
Drahthaar
German Wire-haired Pointing Dog
Vorstehhund
German Wirehaired Pointer
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, English Springer Spaniel or Golden Retriever or German Roughhaired Pointer? Which is more expensive?
$700-$800 $1000-$2000 $600-$800
Availability
Which is easier to get, English Springer Spaniel or Golden Retriever or German Roughhaired Pointer?
Very frequent: The English Springer Spaniel is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Golden Retriever is quite easy to get.
Average: The German Roughhaired Pointer is a commonly available dog breed.

English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, English Springer Spaniel or Golden Retriever or German Roughhaired Pointer? Which is the smallest dog, English Springer Spaniel or Golden Retriever or German Roughhaired Pointer?
Medium Large Large
Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, English Springer Spaniel or Golden Retriever or Golden Retriever? English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer weight comparison:
Male: 45-55 pounds (20-25 kg), Female: 40-50 pounds (18-23 kg) Male: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 45 pounds (20.5 kg) Male: 70 pounds (31.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg) 65 pounds (29.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, English Springer Spaniel or Golden Retriever or German Roughhaired Pointer? English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer height comparison:
Male: 19-21 inches (48-56 cm), Female:18-20 inches (46-51 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm) Male: 24-26 inches (60-67 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (56-62 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 20 inches (52 cm), Female:19 inches (48.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm) Male: 25 inches (63.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (59 cm)

English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer coat comparison:
Feathered Silky
Wavy
Shiny
Straight
Shiny
Rough
Colors
What are the original English Springer Spaniel, Golden Retriever and German Roughhaired Pointer color?
White
Liver
Tan
Black
Golden
Light
Liver
Liver and White
Solid Liver
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, English Springer Spaniel or Golden Retriever or German Roughhaired Pointer? English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer grooming comparison:
Advanced: The English Springer Spaniel requires a lot of grooming.
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Average: The Golden Retriever requires average grooming effort.
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Average: The German Roughhaired Pointer requires average grooming effort.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more English Springer Spaniel or Golden Retriever or German Roughhaired Pointer? English Springer Spaniel or Golden Retriever or {name3 shedding:
English Springer Spaniel dogs shed moderately.
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Golden Retriever dogs shed moderately.
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German Roughhaired Pointer dogs shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: English Springer Spaniel or Golden Retriever or German Roughhaired Pointer?
6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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2-3 weeks
Frequent. This breed has high-maintenance hair and may require a bath every 2-3 weeks.
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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, English Springer Spaniel or Golden Retriever or German Roughhaired Pointer? English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer behavior/temperament comparison:
Affectionate
Cheerful
Intelligent
Social
Alert
Energetic
Playful
Confident
Intelligent
Reliable
Friendly
Kind
Trustworthy
Affectionate
Friendly
Intelligent
Familiar
Gentle
Kind
Active
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer intelligence:
Very smart: English Springer Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
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Outstanding: Golden Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Trainability
English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer trainability comparison.
English Springer Spaniel dogs are easy to train.
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Golden Retriever dogs are easy to train.
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German Roughhaired Pointer dogs are quite easy to train.
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Playfulness
English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer playfulness comparison:
The English Springer Spaniel is a highly playful breed.
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The Golden Retriever is a highly playful breed.
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Average: German Roughhaired Pointers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Golden Retriever dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer?
High: English Springer Spaniel dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Golden Retriever dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: German Roughhaired Pointer dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer social needs comparison:
English Springer Spaniel dogs are a social breed.
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Golden Retriever dogs need a lot of social interaction.
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German Roughhaired Pointer dogs are a social breed.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer?
Average: The English Springer Spaniel barks occasionally.
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Low to Average: The Golden Retriever rarely barks.
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Low to Average: The German Roughhaired Pointer rarely barks.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: English Springer Spaniel or Golden Retriever or German Roughhaired Pointer?
English Springer Spaniel dogs are average watchdogs.
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Golden Retriever dogs are average watchdogs.
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German Roughhaired Pointer dogs are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog English Springer Spaniel or Golden Retriever or German Roughhaired Pointer? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
English Springer Spaniel dogs are average defenders.
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Golden Retriever dogs are average defenders.
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German Roughhaired Pointer dogs are average defenders.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The English Springer Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.

Moderate

The Golden Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The German Roughhaired Pointer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: English Springer Spaniel or Golden Retriever or German Roughhaired Pointer?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

English Springer Spaniel bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Golden Retriever bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

German Roughhaired Pointer bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer mouthiness comparison:
English Springer Spaniel dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Golden Retriever dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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German Roughhaired Pointer dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
The wanderlust potential of the English Springer Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
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Golden Retriever dogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
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German Roughhaired Pointer dogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
English Springer Spaniel dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Golden Retriever dogs 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.
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German Roughhaired Pointer dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly English Springer Spaniel or Golden Retriever or German Roughhaired Pointer?
Very house-friendly dog the English Springer Spaniel breed.
It is not recommended to keep the Golden Retriever breed in the home.
It is not recommended to keep the German Roughhaired Pointer breed in the home.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
English Springer Spaniel dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Golden Retriever dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
German Roughhaired Pointer dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: English Springer Spaniel or Golden Retriever or German Roughhaired Pointer?
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.
Golden Retrievers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
German Roughhaired Pointers 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 Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly English Springer Spaniel or Golden Retriever or German Roughhaired Pointer? Which dog is more friendly?
English Springer Spaniel dogs are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Golden Retriever dogs are very stranger-friendly dogs.
German Roughhaired Pointer dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
English Springer Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Golden Retrievers are usually friendly towards other pets.
German Roughhaired Pointers are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly English Springer Spaniel or Golden Retriever or German Roughhaired Pointer?
English Springer Spaniel dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Golden Retriever dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
German Roughhaired Pointer dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly English Springer Spaniel or Golden Retriever or German Roughhaired Pointer?
English Springer Spaniel dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Golden Retriever dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
German Roughhaired Pointer dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly English Springer Spaniel or Golden Retriever or German Roughhaired Pointer?
English Springer Spaniel dogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
Golden Retriever dogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
German Roughhaired Pointer dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer?
Yes
English Springer Spaniels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Golden Retrievers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
German Roughhaired Pointers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
English Springer Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Golden Retriever is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
German Roughhaired Pointer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
English Springer Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Golden Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
German Roughhaired Pointers are usually recommended for elderly people.

English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer Health Comparison

Health Issues
English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer health comparison. Which is the healthier: English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer?
English Springer Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs.
Golden Retrievers are commonly healthy dogs.
German Roughhaired Pointers tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer health problems comparison:
Allergies
Ear Infections
Ectropion
Hip Dysplasia
Phosphofructokinase deficiency (Tarui disease, PFK)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Retinal Dysplasia
Allergies
Bloat
Cataracts
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hemangiosarcoma
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Osteosarcoma
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Von Willebrand's Disease
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Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The English Springer Spaniel should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Rare
The Golden Retriever should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Frequent
The German Roughhaired Pointer should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Life Expectancy
English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer lifespan comparison. How long do English Springer Spaniel, Golden Retriever and German Roughhaired Pointer breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-14 years
The average lifespan of English Springer Spaniel: 12 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Golden Retriever: 11 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of German Roughhaired Pointer: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a English Springer Spaniel or Golden Retriever or German Roughhaired Pointer? English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer energy level comparison:
English Springer Spaniel dogs are high-energy dogs.
Golden Retriever dogs are high-energy dogs.
German Roughhaired Pointer dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: English Springer Spaniel or Golden Retriever or German Roughhaired Pointer? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
English Springer Spaniel dogs need a lot of exercises.
Golden Retriever dogs need a lot of exercises.
German Roughhaired Pointer dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: English Springer Spaniel or Golden Retriever or German Roughhaired Pointer?
English Springer Spaniel dogs don't need too much sleep.
Golden Retriever dogs don't need too much sleep.
German Roughhaired Pointer dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: English Springer Spaniel or Golden Retriever or German Roughhaired Pointer?
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. 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer weight gain potential comparison:
Average: The English Springer Spaniel has an average risk for obesity.
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High: The Golden Retriever breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Average: The German Roughhaired Pointer has an average risk for obesity.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer?

Medium

The English Springer Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Golden Retriever has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The German Roughhaired Pointer has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The English Springer Spaniel is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Golden Retriever drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
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The German Roughhaired Pointer is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
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English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: English Springer Spaniel or Golden Retriever or German Roughhaired Pointer? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Yes

This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog.

Yes

This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer?

Not really

English Springer Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Yes

Golden Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Not really

German Roughhaired Pointer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military 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.

English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can English Springer Spaniel and Golden Retriever and German Roughhaired Pointer have?
4-10 puppies 5-10 puppies 6-10 puppies

English Springer Spaniel vs Golden Retriever vs German Roughhaired Pointer Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1910 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1925 as a Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Flushing Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Registry
America's Pet Registry
Australian National Kennel Council
Canadian Canine Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
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
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