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Gordon Setter vs Black Russian Terrier vs Pointer – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Gordon Setter vs Black Russian Terrier vs Pointer" Compare Gordon Setter and Black Russian Terrier. Which is better: Gordon Setter or Black Russian Terrier or Pointer?
Name Gordon Setter Black Russian Terrier Pointer
OriginsScotland Russia England
Group Gun Dog Working Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank104116113
Reviews100
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Other Names Gordon Castle Setters Chornyi, Terrier Noir Russem, Schwarzer Russicher Terrier, Tchiorny Terrier, Mustaterrieri, Black Terrier, Russian Bear Schnauzer, BRT, Stalin's Dog English Pointer
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1878 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2004 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1878 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the British and Irish Pointers and Setters section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition 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 Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club No set
Price $800-$1000 $1800-$2500 $400-$500

General Appearance - Gordon Setter vs Black Russian Terrier vs Pointer

Size Large Giant Medium
Weight Male: 55-80 pounds (25-36 kg), Female: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg) 80-143 pounds (36-65 kg) 44-66 pounds (20-30 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg) 111.5 pounds (50.5 kg) 55 pounds (25 kg)
Height Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 23-26 inches (58-66 cm) Male: 25-29 inches (64-74 cm), Female: 25-28 inches (64-72 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (55-62 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (54-60 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 24.5 inches (62 cm) Male: 27 inches (69 cm), Female: 26.5 inches (68 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm)

Hair & Care - Gordon Setter vs Black Russian Terrier vs Pointer

Coat Soft Wavy Shiny Straight Rough Curly Waterproof Dense
Colors Tan Red Black Gray Black White Brown Yellow Black
Grooming
Advanced: The Gordon Setter requires a lot of grooming.
Average: The Black Russian Terrier requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Pointer requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Gordon Setters shed moderately.
Black Russian Terriers shed none to minimal.
Pointers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Gordon Setter vs Black Russian Terrier vs Pointer

Temperament Alert Eager Intelligent Confident Fearless Loyal Brave Energetic Lively Confident Stable Affectionate Gentle Independent Cheerful Playful Defensive Social Active Amiable Kind Intelligent Affectionate Outright Tempered Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Gordon Setter's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Pointer's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Gordon Setters are easy to train.
Black Russian Terriers are easy to train.
Pointers are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Gordon Setter is a highly playful breed.
Black Russian Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Pointer is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Pointers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Gordon Setters are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Black Russian Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Pointers are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Gordon Setters need for social interaction is average.
Black Russian Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Pointers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Gordon Setter barks occasionally.
Average: The Black Russian Terrier barks occasionally.
Average: The Pointer barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Gordon Setters are good watchdogs.
Black Russian Terriers are one of the best watchdogs.
Pointers are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Gordon Setters are average defenders.
Black Russian Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Pointers strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Gordon Setter has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Black Russian Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Pointer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Gordon Setters have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Black Russian Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Pointers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Gordon Setter is strong enough to escape from home.
Black Russian Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Pointers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Gordon Setters have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Black Russian Terriers 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.
Pointers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Gordon Setters are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Black Russian Terriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Pointers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Gordon Setters adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Black Russian Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Pointers 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
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.

Good With - Gordon Setter vs Black Russian Terrier vs Pointer

Stranger Friendly
Gordon Setters are average friendly towards strangers.
Black Russian Terriers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Pointers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Gordon Setters are very kid-friendly dogs.
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Pointers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Gordon Setters are average friendly towards cats.
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Pointers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Gordon Setters are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Pointers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Gordon Setter is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Black Russian Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Pointer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Gordon Setters are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Black Russian Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pointers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Gordon Setters are generally with other pets.
Black Russian Terriers are generally with other pets.
Pointers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Gordon Setters are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Black Russian Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Pointers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going 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.
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) 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.
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 Yes
Gordon Setter breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Black Russian Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Pointer 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 - Gordon Setter vs Black Russian Terrier vs Pointer

Health Issues
The Gordon Setter is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Black Russian Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Pointers tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
Health Problems No set Allergies Elbow Dysplasia Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Urinary Stones No set
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-14 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Gordon Setters are high energy dogs.
Black Russian Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Pointers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Gordon Setters need a lot of exercises.
Black Russian Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Pointers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Gordon Setters don't need too much sleep.
Black Russian Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Pointers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Gordon Setter can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Gordon Setter has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Black Russian Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Pointer has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Gordon Setter is an average drooler.
The Black Russian Terrier is an average drooler.
The Pointer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Gordon Setter vs Black Russian Terrier vs Pointer

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 6-8 puppies 6-12 puppies 4-6 puppies

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