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French Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel vs Braque Francais – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between French Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel vs Braque Francais" Compare French Spaniel and English Springer Spaniel. Which is better: French Spaniel or English Springer Spaniel or Braque Francais?
Name French Spaniel English Springer Spaniel Braque Francais
OriginsFrance England France
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank53927280
Reviews020
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Other Names Epagneul Français, French Setter, Canadian Setter Springer Spaniel French Pointing Dog, Braque Francais, de Grande Taille
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1910 as a Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. 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.
Breed Recognition No set 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 Rare Breed Association
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Foundation Stock Service
National Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
Price $600-$800 $700-$800 $1000-$1200

General Appearance - French Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel vs Braque Francais

Size Medium Medium Medium
Weight 44-55 pounds (20-25 kg) Male: 45-55 pounds (20-25 kg), Female: 40-50 pounds (18-23 kg) Male: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
Avg. Weight 49.5 pounds (22.5 kg) Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 45 pounds (20.5 kg) Male: 52.5 pounds (20-27 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)
Height Male: 22-24 inches (55-61 cm), Female: 21-23 inches (54-59 cm) Male: 19-21 inches (48-56 cm), Female:18-20 inches (46-51 cm) Male: 22-26 inches (56-66 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 23 inches (58 cm), Female: 22 inches (56.5 cm) Male: 20 inches (52 cm), Female:19 inches (48.5 cm) Male: 24 inches (61 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm)

Hair & Care - French Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel vs Braque Francais

Coat Wavy
Glossy
Feathered Fine
Thick
Well-furnished
Colors Liver
White
White
Liver
Tan
Black
White & Red
Grooming
Easy to groom: The French Spaniel doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Advanced: The English Springer Spaniel requires a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Braque Francais requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
French Spaniels are heavy shedders.
English Springer Spaniels shed moderately.
Braque Francaiss shed moderately.

Characteristics - French Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel vs Braque Francais

Temperament Adaptable
Energetic
Loving
Calm
Intelligent
Tough
Affectionate
Cheerful
Intelligent
Social
Alert
Energetic
Playful
Social
Obedient
Athletic
Intelligent Rank
Average: French Spaniel's has average obedience intelligence.
Very smart: English Springer Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Very smart: Braque Francais is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
French Spaniels are hard to train.
English Springer Spaniels are easy to train.
Braque Francaiss are very easy to train.
Playfulness
French Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The English Springer Spaniel is a highly playful breed.
The Braque Francais is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
French Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Braque Francaiss don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
French Spaniels 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.
Braque Francaiss are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
French Spaniels need a lot of social interaction.
English Springer Spaniels are a social breed.
Braque Francaiss need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low to Average: The French Spaniel rarely barks.
Average: The English Springer Spaniel barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Braque Francais rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
French Spaniels are average watchdogs.
English Springer Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Braque Francaiss are good watchdogs.
Territorial
French Spaniels are average defenders.
English Springer Spaniels are average defenders.
Braque Francaiss are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The French Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The English Springer Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Braque Francais has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
French Spaniels have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
English Springer Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Braque Francaiss have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
French Spaniels 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.
Braque Francaiss have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
French Spaniels 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.
English Springer Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Braque Francaiss have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
French Spaniels are not apartment-friendly dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Braque Francaiss are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
French Spaniels 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.
Braque Francaiss adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
French Spaniels tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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.
Braque Francaiss tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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 - French Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel vs Braque Francais

Stranger Friendly
French Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
English Springer Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Braque Francaiss are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
French Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
Braque Francaiss are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
French Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
English Springer Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Braque Francaiss are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
French Spaniels are dog-friendly dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Braque Francaiss are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
French Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
English Springer Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Braque Francais is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
French Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
English Springer Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Braque Francaiss are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
French Spaniels are generally with other pets.
English Springer Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Braque Francaiss usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
French Spaniels 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.
No
Braque Francaiss 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.
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 Not really
French Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
English Springer Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Braque Francais 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 - French Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel vs Braque Francais

Health Issues
French Spaniels tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
English Springer Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs.
The Braque Francais is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems No set Allergies
Ear Infections
Ectropion
Hip Dysplasia
Phosphofructokinase deficiency (Tarui disease, PFK)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Retinal Dysplasia
Ectropion
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
Pulmonic Stenosis
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-14 years 11-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
French Spaniels have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
English Springer Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Braque Francaiss are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
French Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
English Springer Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
Braque Francaiss need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
French Spaniels are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
English Springer Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Braque Francaiss don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 2-3 cup a day high-quality dry food formulated for adult dogs and made with high-quality animal proteins, divided into two meals. 3 to 4.5 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.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The French Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The English Springer Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Braque Francais has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The French Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The English Springer Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Braque Francais is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - French Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel vs Braque Francais

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 3-7 puppies 4-10 puppies 6 to 8 puppies

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