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German Shorthaired Pointer vs Brittany vs Beagle – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between German Shorthaired Pointer vs Brittany vs Beagle" Compare German Shorthaired Pointer and Brittany. Which is better: German Shorthaired Pointer or Brittany or Beagle?
Name German Shorthaired Pointer Brittany Beagle
OriginsGermany France England
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank10266
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Other Names Deutsch Kurzhaar, Kurzhaar, GSP, DK, Deutscher Kurzhaariger Vorstehhund Epagneul Breton, Brittany Spaniel, American Brittany, Brittany Wiegref English Beagle
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. 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.
Breed Recognition American Kennel Club
Canadian Kennel Club
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
Australian National Kennel Council
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
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
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 $600-$800 $700-$800 $500-$800

General Appearance - German Shorthaired Pointer vs Brittany vs Beagle

Size Large
Medium
Medium Small
Weight Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg) Male: 35-40 pounds (16-18 kg), Females: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg) Male: 22-25 pounds (10-11 kg), Female: 20-23 pounds (9-10 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg) Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Females: 35 pounds (16 kg) Male: 23.5 pounds (10.5 kg), Female: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg)
Height Male: 23-25 inches (59-64 cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm) Male: 17-21 inches (43-53 cm), Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm) Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 24 inches (61.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm) Male: 19 inches (48 cm), Female: 19 inches (48.5 cm) Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

Hair & Care - German Shorthaired Pointer vs Brittany vs Beagle

Coat Dense Feathered Dense
Colors Roan
Liver
White
Black
Liver
White
Orange
Roan
Tan
Red
Tricolor
White
Black
Grooming
Effortless: The German Shorthaired Pointer requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Brittany doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Beagle requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
German Shorthaired Pointers shed moderately.
Brittanys are low shedders.
Beagles shed moderately.

Characteristics - German Shorthaired Pointer vs Brittany vs Beagle

Temperament Affectionate
Bold
Intelligent
Boisterous
Cooperative
Trainable
Alert
Intelligent
Social
Independent
Responsive
Friendly
Independent
Lively
Sweet
Gentle
Intelligent
Loving
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: German Shorthaired Pointer is an excellent dog breed.
Very smart: Brittany is an excellent dog breed.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
German Shorthaired Pointers are very easy to train.
Brittanys are easy to train.
Beagles are easy to train.
Playfulness
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a highly playful breed.
The Brittany is a highly playful breed.
The Beagle is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Brittanys 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
German Shorthaired Pointers are highly affectionate dogs.
Brittanys are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Beagles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
German Shorthaired Pointers need for social interaction is average.
Brittanys need a lot of social interaction.
Beagles need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average: The German Shorthaired Pointer barks occasionally.
Average: The Brittany barks occasionally.
High: The Beagle is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
German Shorthaired Pointers are average watchdogs.
Brittanys are average watchdogs.
Beagles are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Territorial
German Shorthaired Pointers are average defenders.
Brittanys are average defenders.
Beagles can't provide protection for their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The German Shorthaired Pointer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Brittany has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Beagle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
German Shorthaired Pointers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Brittanys have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Beagles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
German Shorthaired Pointers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the Brittany is strong enough to escape from home.
Beagles have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
German Shorthaired Pointers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Brittanys have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Beagles have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
German Shorthaired Pointers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Brittanys are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Beagles are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
German Shorthaired Pointers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Brittanys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Beagles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Brittanys tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Beagles 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 - German Shorthaired Pointer vs Brittany vs Beagle

Stranger Friendly
German Shorthaired Pointers are average friendly towards strangers.
Brittanys are average friendly towards strangers.
Beagles are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
German Shorthaired Pointers are kid-friendly dogs.
Brittanys are very kid-friendly dogs.
Beagles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
German Shorthaired Pointers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Brittanys are average friendly towards cats.
Beagles are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
German Shorthaired Pointers are dog-friendly dogs.
Brittanys are very dog-friendly dogs.
Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
German Shorthaired Pointer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Brittany is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
German Shorthaired Pointers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Brittanys are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Beagles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
German Shorthaired Pointers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Brittanys are generally with other pets.
Beagles are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
German Shorthaired Pointers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Brittanys are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Beagles 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.
Yes
This breed makes good 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.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or 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.
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.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) 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.
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.
Boat Dog Not really
German Shorthaired Pointer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Brittany breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Beagle breed usually likes 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 Shorthaired Pointer vs Brittany vs Beagle

Health Issues
German Shorthaired Pointers are commonly healthy dogs.
The Brittany is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Beagle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Gastric Torsion
Hypothyroidism
Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD)
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Von Willebrand's Disease
Entropion
Pannus
Lymphedema
Cardiomyopathy
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Beagle Dwarfism
Cherry Eye
Chinese Beagle Syndrome
Distichiasis
Epilepsy
Glaucoma
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 12-15 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
German Shorthaired Pointers are high energy dogs.
Brittanys are high energy dogs.
Beagles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
German Shorthaired Pointers need a lot of exercises.
Brittanys need a lot of exercises.
Beagles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
German Shorthaired Pointers don't need too much sleep.
Brittanys don't need too much sleep.
Beagles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 3 to 4 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. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
High: The Beagle breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Brittany can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The German Shorthaired Pointer has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Brittany has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Beagle has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Brittany is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - German Shorthaired Pointer vs Brittany vs Beagle

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 7-12 puppies 1-11 puppies, average 6 2-14 puppies, average 7

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