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

"Find similarities and differences between German Shorthaired Pointer vs Golden Retriever vs Beagle" Compare German Shorthaired Pointer and Golden Retriever. Which is better: German Shorthaired Pointer or Golden Retriever or Beagle?
Name German Shorthaired Pointer Golden Retriever Beagle
OriginsGermany Scotland England
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank1036
Reviews244
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Other Names Deutsch Kurzhaar, Kurzhaar, GSP, DK, Deutscher Kurzhaariger Vorstehhund Yellow Retriever, Golden Flat Coat 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 1925 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 Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers 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 $1000-$2000 $500-$800

General Appearance - German Shorthaired Pointer vs Golden Retriever vs Beagle

Size Large Medium Large Small
Weight Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg) Male: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 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: 70 pounds (31.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 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: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 20-22 inches (51-56 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: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm) Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

Hair & Care - German Shorthaired Pointer vs Golden Retriever vs Beagle

Coat Dense Silky Wavy Shiny Straight Dense
Colors Roan Liver White Black Golden Light Tan Red Tricolor White Black
Grooming
Effortless: The German Shorthaired Pointer requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Golden Retriever requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Beagle requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
German Shorthaired Pointers shed moderately.
Golden Retrievers shed moderately.
Beagles shed moderately.

Characteristics - German Shorthaired Pointer vs Golden Retriever vs Beagle

Temperament Affectionate Bold Intelligent Boisterous Cooperative Trainable Confident Intelligent Reliable Friendly Kind Trustworthy Friendly Independent Lively Sweet Gentle Intelligent Loving
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: German Shorthaired Pointer is an excellent dog breed.
Outstanding: Golden Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
German Shorthaired Pointers are very easy to train.
Golden Retrievers are easy to train.
Beagles are easy to train.
Playfulness
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a highly playful breed.
The Golden Retriever 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.
Golden Retrievers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
German Shorthaired Pointers are highly affectionate dogs.
Golden Retrievers 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.
Golden Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
Beagles need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average: The German Shorthaired Pointer barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Golden Retriever rarely barks.
High: The Beagle is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
German Shorthaired Pointers are average watchdogs.
Golden Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Beagles are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Territorial
German Shorthaired Pointers are average defenders.
Golden Retrievers 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.
Moderate
The Golden Retriever has an average 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.
Golden Retrievers have a strong 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.
Golden Retrievers tend to escape less than other breeds.
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.
Golden Retrievers 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.
Beagles have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
German Shorthaired Pointers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Beagles are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
German Shorthaired Pointers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Golden Retrievers 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.
Golden Retrievers 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 Golden Retriever vs Beagle

Stranger Friendly
German Shorthaired Pointers are average friendly towards strangers.
Golden Retrievers are very stranger friendly dogs.
Beagles are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
German Shorthaired Pointers are kid-friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Beagles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
German Shorthaired Pointers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
Beagles are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
German Shorthaired Pointers are dog-friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers 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.
Yes
Golden Retriever is one of the best dog breeds 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.
Golden Retrievers 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.
Golden Retrievers are usually friendly towards 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.
Yes
Golden Retrievers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going 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.
Yes
This breed makes good 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.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes
Golden Retriever breed usually likes 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 Golden Retriever vs Beagle

Health Issues
German Shorthaired Pointers are commonly healthy dogs.
Golden Retrievers are commonly healthy dogs.
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) Allergies Bloat Cataracts Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Hemangiosarcoma Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Osteochondrosis Dissecans Osteosarcoma Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis Von Willebrand's Disease 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 10-12 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
German Shorthaired Pointers are high energy dogs.
Golden Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Beagles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
German Shorthaired Pointers need a lot of exercises.
Golden Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Beagles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
German Shorthaired Pointers don't need too much sleep.
Golden Retrievers 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. 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.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
High: The Golden Retriever breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
High: The Beagle breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The German Shorthaired Pointer has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Golden Retriever 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 Golden Retriever 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 Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - German Shorthaired Pointer vs Golden Retriever 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 5-10 puppies 2-14 puppies, average 7

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