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Eurasier vs Shetland Sheepdog vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Eurasier vs Shetland Sheepdog vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier" Compare Eurasier and Shetland Sheepdog. Which is better: Eurasier or Shetland Sheepdog or Staffordshire Bull Terrier?
Name Eurasier Shetland Sheepdog Staffordshire Bull Terrier
OriginsGermany Scotland England
Group Working Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank5512482
Reviews057
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Other Names Eurasian, Eurasian Spitz, Eurasian Dog Miniature Collie, Shetland Collie (obsolete), Dwarf Scotch Shepherd (obsolete), Toonie Dog (obsolete), Sheltie Staffy, Staff, SBT, Stafford, Staffy Bull
Breed Type Cross Breed Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1911 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1974 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Asian Spitz and related breeds section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Bull type Terriers section.
Breed Recognition Australian National Kennel Council
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Foundation Stock Service
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
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
Canadian Canine Registry
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 $2000-$2500 $800-$1000 $1500-$2000

General Appearance - Eurasier vs Shetland Sheepdog vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Size Large Medium Medium
Weight Male: 50-70 pounds (23-32 kg), Female: 40-60 pounds (18-26 kg) 14-27 pounds (6-12 kg) Males 25-38 pounds (11-17 kg), Female: 23-35 pounds (10-16 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 60 pounds (27.5 kg), Female: 50 pounds (22 kg) 20.5 pounds (9 kg) Males 31.5 pounds (14 kg), Female: 29 pounds (13 kg)
Height Male: 20-24 inches (52-60 cm), Female: 16-18 inches (48-56 cm) 13-16 inches (33-41 cm) Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 22 inches (56 cm), Female: 17 inches (52 cm) 14.5 inches (37 cm) Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Eurasier vs Shetland Sheepdog vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Coat Thick
Double
Dense Smooth
Colors Fawn
Wolf
Sable
Tan
Red
Black
White
Blue
Merle
Sable
Tan
Black
Brindle
Red
Blue
Fawn
White
Black
Grooming
Average: The Eurasier requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Effortless: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Eurasiers shed moderately.
Shetland Sheepdogs shed moderately.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Eurasier vs Shetland Sheepdog vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Temperament Alert
Outright
Tempered
Reserved
Calm
Intelligent
Watchful
Affectionate
Gentle
Lively
Responsive
Friendly
Intelligent
Playful
Affectionate
Courageous
Intelligent
Bold
Fearless
Reliable
Intelligent Rank
Average: Eurasier's has average obedience intelligence.
Outstanding: Shetland Sheepdog is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Average: Staffordshire Bull Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Eurasiers are quite easy to train.
Shetland Sheepdogs are quite easy to train.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Eurasiers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Shetland Sheepdogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Shetland Sheepdogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Eurasiers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Shetland Sheepdogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Eurasiers need for social interaction is average.
Shetland Sheepdogs are a social breed.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Eurasier barks occasionally.
High: The Shetland Sheepdog is a very vocal breed.
Low: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Eurasiers are one of the best watchdogs.
Shetland Sheepdogs are good watchdogs.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Eurasiers can't provide protection for their territory.
Shetland Sheepdogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Eurasier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Shetland Sheepdog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Eurasiers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Shetland Sheepdogs have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Eurasiers have average wanderlust potential.
Shetland Sheepdogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Eurasiers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Shetland Sheepdogs 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.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Eurasiers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Shetland Sheepdogs are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Eurasiers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Shetland Sheepdogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Shetland Sheepdogs 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.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers 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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Eurasier vs Shetland Sheepdog vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Stranger Friendly
Eurasiers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Shetland Sheepdogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Eurasiers are kid-friendly dogs.
Shetland Sheepdogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Eurasiers are cat-friendly dogs.
Shetland Sheepdogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Eurasiers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Shetland Sheepdogs are dog-friendly dogs.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are not dog-friendly.
Office Friendly No
Eurasier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Shetland Sheepdog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Staffordshire Bull Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Eurasiers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Shetland Sheepdogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Eurasiers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Shetland Sheepdogs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Eurasiers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Shetland Sheepdogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Staffordshire Bull Terriers 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.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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.
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 Not really
Eurasier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Shetland Sheepdog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Staffordshire Bull Terrier 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 - Eurasier vs Shetland Sheepdog vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Health Issues
Eurasiers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Shetland Sheepdog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems No set Cancer
Cataracts
Collie Eye Anomaly
Drug Sensitivity
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Haemophilia
Heart Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Trichiasis
Von Willebrand's Disease
Cataracts
Distichiasis
Mastocytoma
Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous
Life Expectancy 11-13 years 12-14 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Eurasiers have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Shetland Sheepdogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Eurasiers have an average exercise need.
Shetland Sheepdogs have an average exercise need.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Eurasiers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Shetland Sheepdogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 4 to 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 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Eurasier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Shetland Sheepdog can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Eurasier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Shetland Sheepdog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Eurasier is an average drooler.
The Shetland Sheepdog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Eurasier vs Shetland Sheepdog vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier

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 4-8 puppies 4-6 puppies 5-7 puppies

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