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German Roughhaired Pointer vs Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund vs Schweizer Laufhund – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between German Roughhaired Pointer vs Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund vs Schweizer Laufhund" Compare German Roughhaired Pointer and Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund. Which is better: German Roughhaired Pointer or Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund or Schweizer Laufhund?
Name German Roughhaired Pointer Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund Schweizer Laufhund
OriginsGermany Switzerland Switzerland
Group Gun Dog Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank205415454
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Other Names German Wirehaired Pointer, Deutsch Drahthaar, Deutscher Drahthaariger, Vorstehhund, Drahthaar, German Wire-haired Pointing Dog Smaller Swiss Hound, Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund, Small Bernese Hound, Berner Niederlaufhund, Small Jura Hound, Jura Niederlaufhund, Small Lucerne Hound
Luzerner Niederlaufhund, Small Schwyz Hound, Schwyzer Niederlaufhund, Smaller Bernese, Bernese Swiss Hound (Small)
Swiss Laufhund, Chien Courant Suisse, Schweizer Laufhund, Swiss Hound
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. 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 Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Breed Recognition No set No set No set
Price $600-$800 Unknown Unknown

General Appearance - German Roughhaired Pointer vs Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund vs Schweizer Laufhund

Size Large
Medium
Small
Medium
Medium
Weight 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg) Male: 15-35 pounds (7-16 kg), Female: 13-33 pounds (6-15 kg) Male: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg), Female: 27-42 pounds (12-19 kg)
Avg. Weight 65 pounds (29.5 kg) Male: 25 pounds (11.5 kg), Female: 23 pounds (10.5 kg) Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Female: 34.5 pounds (15.5 kg)
Height Male: 24-26 inches (60-67 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (56-62 cm) Male: 20-24 inches (51-60 cm), Female: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm) Male: 20-24 inches (51-60 cm), Female: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25 inches (63.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (59 cm) Male: 22 inches (55.5 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm) Male: 22 inches (55.5 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm)

Hair & Care - German Roughhaired Pointer vs Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund vs Schweizer Laufhund

Coat Shiny
Rough
Smooth
Dense
Smooth
Dense
Colors Liver
Liver and White
Solid Liver
Black & White & Tan Markings
Grey
Black & Tan
White
White & Gray
Smooth White & Yellow-Red & Orange-Red patches
White & Black Patches
Black Saddle & Tan Markings
Grooming
Average: The German Roughhaired Pointer requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Schweizer Laufhund doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
German Roughhaired Pointers shed moderately.
Schweizerischer Niederlaufhunds are heavy shedders.
Schweizer Laufhunds shed moderately.

Characteristics - German Roughhaired Pointer vs Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund vs Schweizer Laufhund

Temperament Affectionate
Friendly
Intelligent
Familiar
Gentle
Kind
Active
Affectionate
Gentle
Friendly
Tolerant
Alert
Affectionate
Gentle
Friendly
Tolerant
Alert
Intelligent Rank
Average: German Roughhaired Pointer's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Schweizer Laufhund's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
German Roughhaired Pointers are quite easy to train.
Schweizerischer Niederlaufhunds aren't famous for their trainability.
Schweizer Laufhunds aren't famous for their trainability.
Playfulness
German Roughhaired Pointers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund is a playful breed.
The Schweizer Laufhund is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Schweizerischer Niederlaufhunds have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Schweizer Laufhunds have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
German Roughhaired Pointers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Schweizerischer Niederlaufhunds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Schweizer Laufhunds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
German Roughhaired Pointers are a social breed.
Schweizerischer Niederlaufhunds are a social breed.
Schweizer Laufhunds are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The German Roughhaired Pointer rarely barks.
Average to high: The Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund is a vocal breed.
Average to high: The Schweizer Laufhund is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
German Roughhaired Pointers are average watchdogs.
Schweizerischer Niederlaufhunds are one of the best watchdogs.
Schweizer Laufhunds are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
German Roughhaired Pointers are average defenders.
Schweizerischer Niederlaufhunds are average defenders.
Schweizer Laufhunds are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The German Roughhaired Pointer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Schweizer Laufhund has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
German Roughhaired Pointers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Schweizerischer Niederlaufhunds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Schweizer Laufhunds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
German Roughhaired Pointers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Schweizer Laufhund is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
German Roughhaired Pointers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Schweizerischer Niederlaufhunds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Schweizer Laufhunds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
German Roughhaired Pointers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Schweizerischer Niederlaufhunds are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Schweizer Laufhunds 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
German Roughhaired Pointers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Schweizerischer Niederlaufhunds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Schweizer Laufhunds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
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.
Schweizerischer Niederlaufhunds 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.
Schweizer Laufhunds 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.

Good With - German Roughhaired Pointer vs Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund vs Schweizer Laufhund

Stranger Friendly
German Roughhaired Pointers are average friendly towards strangers.
Schweizerischer Niederlaufhunds are very stranger friendly dogs.
Schweizer Laufhunds are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
German Roughhaired Pointers are kid-friendly dogs.
Schweizerischer Niederlaufhunds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Schweizer Laufhunds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
German Roughhaired Pointers are average friendly towards cats.
Schweizerischer Niederlaufhunds are cat-friendly dogs.
Schweizer Laufhunds are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
German Roughhaired Pointers are dog-friendly dogs.
Schweizerischer Niederlaufhunds are very dog-friendly dogs.
Schweizer Laufhunds are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
German Roughhaired Pointer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Yes
Schweizer Laufhund is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
German Roughhaired Pointers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Schweizerischer Niederlaufhunds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Schweizer Laufhunds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
German Roughhaired Pointers are generally with other pets.
Schweizerischer Niederlaufhunds are usually friendly towards other pets.
Schweizer Laufhunds are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
German Roughhaired Pointers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Schweizerischer Niederlaufhunds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Schweizer Laufhunds 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.
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
German Roughhaired Pointer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Schweizer Laufhund 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 - German Roughhaired Pointer vs Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund vs Schweizer Laufhund

Health Issues
German Roughhaired Pointers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Schweizerischer Niederlaufhunds are commonly healthy dogs.
Schweizer Laufhunds are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems No set No set Cataracts
Demodectic Mange
Ear Infections
Ectropion
Elbow Dysplasia
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-12 years 11-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
German Roughhaired Pointers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Schweizerischer Niederlaufhunds have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Schweizer Laufhunds have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
German Roughhaired Pointers need quite a lot of exercise.
Schweizerischer Niederlaufhunds exercise need is minimal.
Schweizer Laufhunds exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
German Roughhaired Pointers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Schweizerischer Niederlaufhunds sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Schweizer Laufhunds sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The German Roughhaired Pointer has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Schweizer Laufhund has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The German Roughhaired Pointer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
The Schweizer Laufhund is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - German Roughhaired Pointer vs Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund vs Schweizer Laufhund

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 6-10 puppies 3-7 puppies 5-7 puppies

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