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Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie Comparison - Dog breed selector: Red Setter or Cross between the Golden Retriever and Collie. or Australian Sheepdog? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie" Compare Irish Setter and Gollie. Which is better: Irish Setter or Gollie or Australian Kelpie?
Name Irish Setter Gollie Australian Kelpie
OriginsIreland United States Australia
Group Gun Dog Designer Dogs Working Dogs
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Red Setter, Irish Red Setter No data available Australian Sheepdog, Australischer Kelpie, Kelpie, Barb
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie breed type comparison:
Purebred Cross Breed Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1878 as a Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the British and Irish Pointers and Setters section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
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
Canadian Canine Registry
Not recognized by any clubs. American Canine Registry
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Foundation Stock Service
Price
Which is cheaper, Irish Setter or Gollie or Australian Kelpie? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1000 No data available No data available
Availability
Very frequent
Average
Rare

Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Irish Setter or Gollie or Australian Kelpie? Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie size comparison:
Large Large Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Irish Setter or Gollie or Gollie? Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie weight comparison:
Male: 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg), Female: 55-65 pounds (25-29 kg) 50-75 pounds (25-34 kg) 25-45 pounds (11-20 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 70 pounds (31.5 kg), Female: 60 pounds (27 kg) 62.5 pounds (29.5 kg) 35 pounds (15.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Irish Setter or Gollie or Australian Kelpie? Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie height comparison:
Male: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) 22-26 inches (55-65 cm) 17-20 inches (43-51 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm) 24 inches (60 cm) 18.5 inches (47 cm)

Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie coat comparison:
Fine Long
Straight
Dense
Double
Colors
What are the original Irish Setter, Gollie and Australian Kelpie color?
Mahogany
Red
Black
Brown
Gold
White
Blue
Chocolate
Red
Tan
Brown
Fawn
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Irish Setter or Gollie or Australian Kelpie? Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie grooming comparison:
Advanced: The Irish Setter requires a lot of grooming.
Average: The Gollie requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Australian Kelpie requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Irish Setter or Gollie or Australian Kelpie? Irish Setter or Gollie or {name3 shedding:
Irish Setters shed moderately.
Gollies shed above average.
Australian Kelpies shed moderately.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Irish Setter or Gollie or Australian Kelpie?
3-4 weeks
More often than average.
4-6 weeks
Average.
3-4 weeks
More often than average.

Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Irish Setter or Gollie or Australian Kelpie? Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie behavior/temperament comparison:
Affectionate
Energetic
Lively
Intelligent
Companionable
Independent
Playful
Clever
Energetic
Active
Affectionate
Athletic
Friendly
Alert
Energetic
Intelligent
Robust
Eager
Friendly
Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie intelligence:
Smart: Irish Setter's has great intelligence.
Smart: Gollie's has great intelligence.
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Australian Kelpie.
Trainability
Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie trainability comparison.
Irish Setters are very easy to train.
Gollies are quite easy to train.
Australian Kelpies are very easy to train.
Playfulness
Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie playfulness comparison:
The Irish Setter is a highly playful breed.
The Gollie is a highly playful breed.
The Australian Kelpie is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Gollies 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
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie?
Irish Setters are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Gollies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Australian Kelpies are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie social needs comparison:
Irish Setters need a lot of social interaction.
Gollies are a social breed.
Australian Kelpies need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie?
Low: The Irish Setter barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Gollie rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Australian Kelpie rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Irish Setter or Gollie or Australian Kelpie?
Irish Setters are average watchdogs.
Gollies are average watchdogs.
Australian Kelpies are one of the best watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Irish Setters are not the best to protect their territory.
Gollies are average defenders.
Australian Kelpies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Low
The Irish Setter has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Gollie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Australian Kelpie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Irish Setter or Gollie or Australian Kelpie?
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? Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie mouthiness comparison:
Irish Setters have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Gollies have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Australian Kelpies have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Irish Setters have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the Gollie is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Australian Kelpie is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Irish Setters have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Gollies have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Australian Kelpies have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Irish Setter or Gollie or Australian Kelpie?
Nem lakásbarát kutya Irish Setter.
Nem lakásbarát kutya Gollie.
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Australian Kelpie kutyafajtát.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Irish Setters adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Gollies adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Australian Kelpies adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Irish Setter or Gollie or Australian Kelpie?
Irish Setters tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Gollies 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.

Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Irish Setter or Gollie or Australian Kelpie? Which dog is more friendly?
Irish Setters are very stranger friendly dogs.
Gollies are stranger friendly dogs.
Australian Kelpies are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Irish Setter or Gollie or Australian Kelpie?
Irish Setters are very kid-friendly dogs.
Gollies are very kid-friendly dogs.
Australian Kelpies are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Irish Setter or Gollie or Australian Kelpie?
Irish Setters are very cat-friendly dogs.
Gollies are average friendly towards cats.
Australian Kelpies are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Irish Setter or Gollie or Australian Kelpie?
Irish Setters are very dog-friendly dogs.
Gollies are dog-friendly dogs.
Australian Kelpies are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie?
No
Irish Setters are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Gollies are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Australian Kelpies 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.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Irish Setter or Gollie or Australian Kelpie? Which is better for autism?
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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
Irish Setter is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Gollie is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Australian Kelpie 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?
Irish Setters are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Gollies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Australian Kelpies are usually recommended for elderly people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie?
Yes
Irish Setter breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Gollie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Australian Kelpie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Irish Setters are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Gollies are generally with other pets.
Australian Kelpies 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.

Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie health comparison. Which is the healthier: Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie?
The Irish Setter is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Gollie is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Australian Kelpies tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie health problems comparison:
Bloat
Cancer
Canine Leukocyte
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy
Hypothyroidism
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Panosteitis
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Cataracts
Epilepsy
Elbow Dysplasia
Cerebellar Abiotrophy
Collie Eye Anomaly
Hip Dysplasia
Osteoarthritis
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Irish Setter should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Gollie should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Frequent
The Australian Kelpie should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Life Expectancy
Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie lifespan comparison. How long do Irish Setter, Gollie and Australian Kelpie breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years 12-15 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Irish Setter or Gollie or Australian Kelpie? Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie energy level comparison:
Irish Setters are high energy dogs.
Gollies are high energy dogs.
Australian Kelpies are high energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Irish Setter or Gollie or Australian Kelpie? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Irish Setters need a lot of exercises.
Gollies need quite a lot of exercise.
Australian Kelpies need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Irish Setter or Gollie or Australian Kelpie?
Irish Setters don't need too much sleep.
Gollies don't need too much sleep.
Australian Kelpies don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Irish Setter or Gollie or Australian Kelpie?
3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie weight gain potential comparison:
Average.
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Irish Setter can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie?
High
The Irish Setter has a high chance of bad smell.
Low
The Gollie has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Australian Kelpie has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Irish Setter is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Gollie is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Australian Kelpie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Irish Setter vs Gollie vs Australian Kelpie 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 Irish Setter and Gollie and Australian Kelpie have?
7-10 puppies 6-10 puppies 4-7 puppies

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