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French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel Comparison - Dog breed selector: Epagneul Français or Mini Australian Shepherd or Boykin? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel" Compare French Spaniel and Miniature Australian Shepherd. Which is better: French Spaniel or Miniature Australian Shepherd or Boykin Spaniel?
Name French Spaniel Miniature Australian Shepherd Boykin Spaniel
OriginsFrance United States United States
Group Gun Dog Pastoral / Herding Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank53938198
Reviews012
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Epagneul Français, French Setter, Canadian Setter Mini Australian Shepherd
North American Miniature Australian Shepherd, Mini Australian Shepherd, Miniature Aussie Shepherd, North American Shepherd, Mini Aussie, Mini Aussie Shepherd
Boykin, Swamp Poodle, LBD (Little Brown Dog)
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2009 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
No data available America's Pet Registry
American Canine Association, Inc.
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
National Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
Price
Which is cheaper, French Spaniel or Miniature Australian Shepherd or Boykin Spaniel? Which is more expensive?
No data available $1000-$2000 No data available
Availability
Rare
Average
Very frequent

French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, French Spaniel or Miniature Australian Shepherd or Boykin Spaniel? French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel size comparison:
Medium Medium Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, French Spaniel or Miniature Australian Shepherd or Miniature Australian Shepherd? French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel weight comparison:
44-55 pounds (20-25 kg) 20–40 pounds (9-18 kg) 25-40 pounds (11-18 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
49.5 pounds (22.5 kg) 30 pounds (13.5 kg) 32.5 pounds (14.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, French Spaniel or Miniature Australian Shepherd or Boykin Spaniel? French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel height comparison:
Male: 22-24 inches (55-61 cm), Female: 21-23 inches (54-59 cm) 13–18 inches (33-46 cm) 15-18 inches (38-46 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 23 inches (58 cm), Female: 22 inches (56.5 cm) 15.5 inches (39.5 cm) 16.5 inches (42 cm)

French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel coat comparison:
Wavy
Glossy
Feathered Feathered
Colors
What are the original French Spaniel, Miniature Australian Shepherd and Boykin Spaniel color?
Liver
White
Blue Merle
Red Merle
Red
White & Black & Tan
Brown
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, French Spaniel or Miniature Australian Shepherd or Boykin Spaniel? French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel grooming comparison:
Easy to groom: The French Spaniel doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Miniature Australian Shepherd requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Boykin Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more French Spaniel or Miniature Australian Shepherd or Boykin Spaniel? French Spaniel or Miniature Australian Shepherd or {name3 shedding:
French Spaniels are heavy shedders.
Miniature Australian Shepherds shed moderately.
Boykin Spaniels shed moderately.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: French Spaniel or Miniature Australian Shepherd or Boykin Spaniel?
3-4 weeks
More often than average.
6-8 weeks
Rarely.
6-8 weeks
Rarely.

French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, French Spaniel or Miniature Australian Shepherd or Boykin Spaniel? French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel behavior/temperament comparison:
Adaptable
Energetic
Loving
Calm
Intelligent
Tough
Active
Friendly
Intelligent
Loving
Affectionate
Good-natured
Protective
Companionable
Energetic
Intelligent
Eager
Friendly
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel intelligence:
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú French Spaniel.
Smart: Miniature Australian Shepherd's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel trainability comparison.
French Spaniels are hard to train.
Miniature Australian Shepherds are very easy to train.
Boykin Spaniels are easy to train.
Playfulness
French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel playfulness comparison:
French Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Miniature Australian Shepherd is a highly playful breed.
Boykin Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
French Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Miniature Australian Shepherds 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
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel?
French Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Miniature Australian Shepherds are highly affectionate dogs.
Boykin Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel social needs comparison:
French Spaniels need a lot of social interaction.
Miniature Australian Shepherds are a social breed.
Boykin Spaniels need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel?
Low to Average: The French Spaniel rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Miniature Australian Shepherd rarely barks.
Average: The Boykin Spaniel barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: French Spaniel or Miniature Australian Shepherd or Boykin Spaniel?
French Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Miniature Australian Shepherds are one of the best watchdogs.
Boykin Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
French Spaniels are average defenders.
Miniature Australian Shepherds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Boykin Spaniels are average defenders.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Low
The French Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Miniature Australian Shepherd has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Boykin Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: French Spaniel or Miniature Australian Shepherd or Boykin Spaniel?
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 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel mouthiness comparison:
French Spaniels have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Miniature Australian Shepherds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Boykin Spaniels have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
French Spaniels have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Miniature Australian Shepherds are not the biggest explorers.
Wanderlust potential of the Boykin Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
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.
Miniature Australian Shepherds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Boykin Spaniels have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly French Spaniel or Miniature Australian Shepherd or Boykin Spaniel?
Nem lakásbarát kutya French Spaniel.
Nem a legjobb választás Miniature Australian Shepherd, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Miniature Australian Shepherd tartása lakásban.
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Boykin Spaniel fajta.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
French Spaniels adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Miniature Australian Shepherds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Boykin Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: French Spaniel or Miniature Australian Shepherd or Boykin Spaniel?
French Spaniels tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Miniature Australian Shepherds 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.
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.

French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly French Spaniel or Miniature Australian Shepherd or Boykin Spaniel? Which dog is more friendly?
French Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
Miniature Australian Shepherds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly French Spaniel or Miniature Australian Shepherd or Boykin Spaniel?
French Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
Miniature Australian Shepherds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Boykin Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly French Spaniel or Miniature Australian Shepherd or Boykin Spaniel?
French Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Miniature Australian Shepherds are average friendly towards cats.
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly French Spaniel or Miniature Australian Shepherd or Boykin Spaniel?
French Spaniels are dog-friendly dogs.
Miniature Australian Shepherds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel?
No
French Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Miniature Australian Shepherds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Boykin Spaniels 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: French Spaniel or Miniature Australian Shepherd or Boykin Spaniel? 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?
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.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
French Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Miniature Australian Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Boykin Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?
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.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
French Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Miniature Australian Shepherds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Boykin Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel?
Not really
French Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Miniature Australian Shepherd breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Boykin Spaniel breed usually likes being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
French Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Miniature Australian Shepherds are generally with other pets.
Boykin Spaniels 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.

French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel health comparison. Which is the healthier: French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel?
French Spaniels tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Miniature Australian Shepherd is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Boykin Spaniel 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: French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel health problems comparison:
No data available Drug Sensitivity
Glaucoma
Iris Coloboma
Juvenile Cataracts
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Retinal Dysplasia
Cushing's Syndrome
Elbow Dysplasia
Heart Disease
Heart Problems
Hypothyroidism
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Frequent
The French Spaniel should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Average
The Miniature Australian Shepherd should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Boykin Spaniel should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel lifespan comparison. How long do French Spaniel, Miniature Australian Shepherd and Boykin Spaniel breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-12 years 10-13 years 14-16 years
Hypoallergenic
French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a French Spaniel or Miniature Australian Shepherd or Boykin Spaniel? French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel energy level comparison:
French Spaniels have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Miniature Australian Shepherds are high energy dogs.
Boykin Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: French Spaniel or Miniature Australian Shepherd or Boykin Spaniel? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
French Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
Miniature Australian Shepherds need a lot of exercises.
Boykin Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: French Spaniel or Miniature Australian Shepherd or Boykin Spaniel?
French Spaniels are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Miniature Australian Shepherds don't need too much sleep.
Boykin Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: French Spaniel or Miniature Australian Shepherd or Boykin Spaniel?
2-3 cup a day high-quality dry food formulated for adult dogs and made with high-quality animal proteins, divided into two meals. 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of a high-quality dog food a day.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel?
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Miniature Australian Shepherd can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel?
Medium
The French Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Miniature Australian Shepherd has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Boykin Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The French Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Miniature Australian Shepherd is an average drooler.
The Boykin Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

French Spaniel vs Miniature Australian Shepherd vs Boykin Spaniel 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 French Spaniel and Miniature Australian Shepherd and Boykin Spaniel have?
3-7 puppies 2-6 puppies 5-7 puppies

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