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English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer Comparison - Dog breed selector: Springer Spaniel or English Pointer or Zwergschnauzer? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer" Compare English Springer Spaniel and English Pointer. Which is better: English Springer Spaniel or English Pointer or Miniature Schnauzer?
Name English Springer Spaniel English Pointer Miniature Schnauzer
OriginsEngland England Germany
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog Hunting Dogs
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Springer Spaniel English Pointer Zwergschnauzer
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred
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 1878 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1926 as a Terrier breed.
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. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
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
No data available 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
Price
Which is cheaper, English Springer Spaniel or English Pointer or Miniature Schnauzer? Which is more expensive?
$700-$800 $400-$500 $600-$1000
Availability
Very frequent
Frequent
Very frequent

English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, English Springer Spaniel or English Pointer or Miniature Schnauzer? English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer size comparison:
Medium Medium Small
Weight
Which is heavier, English Springer Spaniel or English Pointer or English Pointer? English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer weight comparison:
Male: 45-55 pounds (20-25 kg), Female: 40-50 pounds (18-23 kg) 44-66 pounds (20-30 kg) Male: 11-18 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 10-15 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 45 pounds (20.5 kg) 55 pounds (25 kg) Male: 14.5 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 12.5 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg)
Height
Which is taller, English Springer Spaniel or English Pointer or Miniature Schnauzer? English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer height comparison:
Male: 19-21 inches (48-56 cm), Female:18-20 inches (46-51 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (55-62 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (54-60 cm) Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm)
Avg. 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: 22.5 inches (57 cm) Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm)

English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer coat comparison:
Feathered Dense Wiry
Colors
What are the original English Springer Spaniel, English Pointer and Miniature Schnauzer color?
White
Liver
Tan
Black
White
Brown
Yellow
Black
Salt
Pepper
Silver
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, English Springer Spaniel or English Pointer or Miniature Schnauzer? English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer grooming comparison:
Advanced: The English Springer Spaniel requires a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The English Pointer requires minimal grooming.
Advanced: The Miniature Schnauzer requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more English Springer Spaniel or English Pointer or Miniature Schnauzer? English Springer Spaniel or English Pointer or {name3 shedding:
English Springer Spaniels shed moderately.
English Pointers shed none to minimal.
Miniature Schnauzers shed none to minimal.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: English Springer Spaniel or English Pointer or Miniature Schnauzer?
6-8 weeks
Rarely.
4-6 weeks
Average.
8-12 weeks
Very rarely.

English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, English Springer Spaniel or English Pointer or Miniature Schnauzer? English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer behavior/temperament comparison:
Affectionate
Cheerful
Intelligent
Social
Alert
Energetic
Playful
Active
Amiable
Kind
Intelligent
Affectionate
Outright
Tempered
Loyal
Alert
Friendly
Obedient
Fearless
Intelligent
Spirited
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer intelligence:
Very smart: English Springer Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú English Pointer.
Very smart: Miniature Schnauzer is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer trainability comparison.
English Springer Spaniels are easy to train.
English Pointers are very easy to train.
Miniature Schnauzers are easy to train.
Playfulness
English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer playfulness comparison:
The English Springer Spaniel is a highly playful breed.
The English Pointer is a highly playful breed.
Miniature Schnauzers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer?
English Springer Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
English Pointers are highly affectionate dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer social needs comparison:
English Springer Spaniels are a social breed.
English Pointers need for social interaction is average.
Miniature Schnauzers are a social breed.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer?
Average: The English Springer Spaniel barks occasionally.
Average: The English Pointer barks occasionally.
Average: The Miniature Schnauzer barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: English Springer Spaniel or English Pointer or Miniature Schnauzer?
English Springer Spaniels are average watchdogs.
English Pointers are good watchdogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are one of the best watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
English Springer Spaniels are average defenders.
English Pointers strongly protect their territory.
Miniature Schnauzers strongly protect their territory.
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.
Low
The English Pointer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: English Springer Spaniel or English Pointer or Miniature Schnauzer?
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Between 100 and 200 PSI
The weakest: Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer mouthiness comparison:
English Springer Spaniels 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.
Miniature Schnauzers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Wanderlust potential of the English Springer Spaniel 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.
Miniature Schnauzers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
English Springer Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
English Pointers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Miniature Schnauzers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly English Springer Spaniel or English Pointer or Miniature Schnauzer?
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya English Springer Spaniel fajta.
Nem lakásbarát kutya English Pointer.
Nem a legjobb választás Miniature Schnauzer, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Miniature Schnauzer tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
English Springer Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
English Pointers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Miniature Schnauzers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: English Springer Spaniel or English Pointer or Miniature Schnauzer?
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.
Miniature Schnauzers 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.

English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly English Springer Spaniel or English Pointer or Miniature Schnauzer? Which dog is more friendly?
English Springer Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
English Pointers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly English Springer Spaniel or English Pointer or Miniature Schnauzer?
English Springer Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
English Pointers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly English Springer Spaniel or English Pointer or Miniature Schnauzer?
English Springer Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
English Pointers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly English Springer Spaniel or English Pointer or Miniature Schnauzer?
English Springer Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
English Pointers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer?
No
English Springer Spaniels 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
Miniature Schnauzers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Which one could be 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.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: English Springer Spaniel or English Pointer or Miniature Schnauzer? Which is better for autism?
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
Which one could be a detection/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.
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.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
English Springer Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
English Pointer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Miniature Schnauzer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?
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.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
English Springer Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
English Pointers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Miniature Schnauzers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer?
Not really
English Springer Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
English Pointer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Miniature Schnauzer breed usually likes being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
English Springer Spaniels are generally with other pets.
English Pointers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Miniature Schnauzers are generally with other pets.
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.
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.

English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer health comparison. Which is the healthier: English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer?
English Springer Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs.
English Pointers tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
The Miniature Schnauzer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer health problems comparison:
Allergies
Ear Infections
Ectropion
Hip Dysplasia
Phosphofructokinase deficiency (Tarui disease, PFK)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Retinal Dysplasia
No data available Cataracts
Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection (MAI)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
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).
Frequent
The English Pointer should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Average
The Miniature Schnauzer should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer lifespan comparison. How long do English Springer Spaniel, English Pointer and Miniature Schnauzer breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-14 years 12-15 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No Yes
Energy Level
Who has more energy a English Springer Spaniel or English Pointer or Miniature Schnauzer? English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer energy level comparison:
English Springer Spaniels are high energy dogs.
English Pointers are high energy dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are high energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: English Springer Spaniel or English Pointer or Miniature Schnauzer? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
English Springer Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
English Pointers need a lot of exercises.
Miniature Schnauzers have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: English Springer Spaniel or English Pointer or Miniature Schnauzer?
English Springer Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
English Pointers don't need too much sleep.
Miniature Schnauzers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: English Springer Spaniel or English Pointer or Miniature Schnauzer?
3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer weight gain potential comparison:
Average.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer?
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Miniature Schnauzer can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer?
Medium
The English Springer Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The English Pointer has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The English Springer Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The English Pointer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Miniature Schnauzer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

English Springer Spaniel vs English Pointer vs Miniature Schnauzer Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
Litter Frequency 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
How many puppies can English Springer Spaniel and English Pointer and Miniature Schnauzer have?
4-10 puppies 4-6 puppies 3-6 puppies

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