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Kooikerhondje vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Australian Shepherd Comparison - Dog breed selector: Kooiker Dog or Toller or Aussie? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Kooikerhondje vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Australian Shepherd" Compare Kooikerhondje and Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. Which is better: Kooikerhondje or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Australian Shepherd?
Name Kooikerhondje Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Australian Shepherd
OriginsNetherlands Canada United States
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank4138917
Reviews123
User Ratings

Other Names Kooiker Dog, Nederlandse Kooikerhondje, Small Dutch Waterfowl Dog Toller, Scotty, Novie, Little River Duck Dog Aussie, Little Blue Dog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2018 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2003 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1991 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
United Kennel Club
American Rare Breed Association
Foundation Stock Service
No data available American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Australian Shepherd Club Of America
Price
Which is cheaper Kooikerhondje or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Australian Shepherd? Which is more expensive?
$600-$800 $1800-$2000 $600-$800

Kooikerhondje vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Australian Shepherd General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger Kooikerhondje or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Australian Shepherd?
Medium Medium Large
Weight
Which is heavier Kooikerhondje or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever?
20-40 pounds (9-18 kg) 37-51 pounds (17-23 kg) Male: 50-65 pounds (25-29 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
30 pounds (13.5 kg) 44 pounds (20 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (27 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller Kooikerhondje or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Australian Shepherd?
14-16 inches (36-41 cm) 17-21 inches (43-53 cm) Male: 20-23 inches (52-58cm), Female: 18-21 inches (46–53 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
15 inches (38.5 cm) 19 inches (48 cm) Male: 21.5 inches (55 cm), Female: 19.5 inches (46–53 cm)

Kooikerhondje vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Australian Shepherd Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types Waterproof
Wavy
Thick
Straight
Waterproof Feathered
Colors White
Red
Orange
Red
Gold
Red
Blue
Merle
Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Kooikerhondje doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Australian Shepherd requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Kooikerhondjes shed moderately.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers shed moderately.
Australian Shepherds shed moderately.

Kooikerhondje vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Australian Shepherd Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Alert
Intelligent
Loving
Territorial
Cheerful
Lively
Going
Affectionate
Courageous
Gentle
Responsive
Alert
Energetic
Playful
Active
Friendly
Intelligent
Loving
Affectionate
Good-natured
Protective
Intelligent Rank
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Kooikerhondje.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Australian Shepherd's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Kooikerhondjes are quite easy to train.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are easy to train.
Australian Shepherds are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Kooikerhondje is a highly playful breed.
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a highly playful breed.
The Australian Shepherd is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Australian Shepherds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Kooikerhondjes are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Australian Shepherds are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Kooikerhondjes need for social interaction is average.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are a social breed.
Australian Shepherds are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Kooikerhondje barks occasionally.
Average: The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Australian Shepherd rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Kooikerhondjes are good watchdogs.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Australian Shepherds are one of the best watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Kooikerhondjes strongly protect their territory.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are average defenders.
Australian Shepherds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Kooikerhondje has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Australian Shepherd has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Kooikerhondjes have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Australian Shepherds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Kooikerhondjes have average wanderlust potential.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
Australian Shepherds are not the biggest explorers.
Prey Drive
Kooikerhondjes 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.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Australian Shepherds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Nem a legjobb választás Kooikerhondje, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Kooikerhondje tartása lakásban.
Nem a legjobb választás Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever tartása lakásban.
Nem a legjobb választás Australian Shepherd, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Australian Shepherd tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Kooikerhondjes adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Australian Shepherds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Kooikerhondje or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Australian Shepherd?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers 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.
Australian Shepherds 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.

Kooikerhondje vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Australian Shepherd Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Kooikerhondjes are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Australian Shepherds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Kooikerhondjes are kid-friendly dogs.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Australian Shepherds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Kooikerhondjes are average friendly towards cats.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are average friendly towards cats.
Australian Shepherds are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Kooikerhondjes are average friendly towards other dogs.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Australian Shepherds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Kooikerhondje is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Australian Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Kooikerhondjes are usually recommended for elderly people.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Australian Shepherds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Kooikerhondjes are generally with other pets.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are generally with other pets.
Australian Shepherds are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Kooikerhondje vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Australian Shepherd?
No
Kooikerhondjes are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Australian Shepherds 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.
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.
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
Kooikerhondje breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Australian Shepherd 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.

Kooikerhondje vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Australian Shepherd Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
The Kooikerhondje is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are commonly healthy dogs.
The Australian Shepherd is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Cataracts
Epilepsy
Hereditary Necrotising Myelopathy
Kidney Issues
Luxating Patella
Myositis
Von Willebrand's Disease
No data available Allergies
Cancer
Cataracts
Collie Eye Anomaly
Deafness
Detached Retina
Distichiasis
Drug Sensitivity
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Nasal Solar Dermatitis
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Persistent Pupillary Membranes
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 12-14 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Kooikerhondjes have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Australian Shepherds are high energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Kooikerhondjes need quite a lot of exercise.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers need quite a lot of exercise.
Australian Shepherds need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Kooikerhondjes are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Australian Shepherds don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Average.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Kooikerhondje can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Australian Shepherd can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Kooikerhondje has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Australian Shepherd has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Kooikerhondje is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Australian Shepherd is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Kooikerhondje vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Australian Shepherd Reproducibility Comparison

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 5-7 puppies 6-10 puppies 6-9 puppies, average 7

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