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Lapponian Herder vs Bohemian Shepherd vs Australian Shepherd – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Lapponian Herder vs Bohemian Shepherd vs Australian Shepherd" Compare Lapponian Herder and Bohemian Shepherd. Which is better: Lapponian Herder or Bohemian Shepherd or Australian Shepherd?
Name Lapponian Herder Bohemian Shepherd Australian Shepherd
OriginsFinland Czech Republic United States
Group Working Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank22855417
Reviews422
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Other Names Lapland Reindeer Dog, Reindeer Herder, Lapinporokoira Chodský pes, Czech Sheepdog, Bohemian Herder, Chodenhund Aussie, Little Blue Dog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1991 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Watchdogs and Herders section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition No set No set 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 $600-$800 $500-$600 $600-$800

General Appearance - Lapponian Herder vs Bohemian Shepherd vs Australian Shepherd

Size Medium Medium Large
Weight Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg) 33-55 pounds (16-25 kg) Male: 50-65 pounds (25-29 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 65 pounds (29.5 kg), Female: 59 pounds (26.5 kg) 44 pounds (20.5 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (27 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)
Height Male: 19–21 inches (48–54 cm), Female: 17–19 inches (43–49 cm) 19-22 inches (48-56 cm) Male: 20-23 inches (52-58cm), Female: 18-21 inches (46–53 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 20 inch (51 cm), Female: 19 inch (48.5 cm) 20.5 inches (52 cm) Male: 21.5 inches (55 cm), Female: 19.5 inches (46–53 cm)

Hair & Care - Lapponian Herder vs Bohemian Shepherd vs Australian Shepherd

Coat Double
Straight
Fluffy
Dense Feathered
Colors Brown
Gray
Black
Tan
Black
Red
Blue
Merle
Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Lapponian Herder doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Bohemian Shepherd doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Australian Shepherd requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Lapponian Herders shed moderately.
Bohemian Shepherds shed moderately.
Australian Shepherds shed moderately.

Characteristics - Lapponian Herder vs Bohemian Shepherd vs Australian Shepherd

Temperament Calm
Energetic
Vocal
Docile
Friendly
Active
Intelligent
Trainable
Courageous
Stable
Active
Friendly
Intelligent
Loving
Affectionate
Good-natured
Protective
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Lapponian Herder is an excellent dog breed.
Average: Bohemian Shepherd's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Australian Shepherd's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Lapponian Herders are quite easy to train.
Bohemian Shepherds are quite easy to train.
Australian Shepherds are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Lapponian Herder is a highly playful breed.
Bohemian Shepherds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Australian Shepherd 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.
Australian Shepherds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Lapponian Herders are highly affectionate dogs.
Bohemian Shepherds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Australian Shepherds are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Lapponian Herders are a social breed.
Bohemian Shepherds need for social interaction is average.
Australian Shepherds are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Lapponian Herder is a very vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Bohemian Shepherd rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Australian Shepherd rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Lapponian Herders are good watchdogs.
Bohemian Shepherds are good watchdogs.
Australian Shepherds are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Lapponian Herders strongly protect their territory.
Bohemian Shepherds strongly protect their territory.
Australian Shepherds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Lapponian Herder has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bohemian Shepherd has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Australian Shepherd has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Lapponian Herders have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bohemian Shepherds have an 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
Wanderlust potential of the Lapponian Herder is strong enough to escape from home.
Bohemian Shepherds have average wanderlust potential.
Australian Shepherds are not the biggest explorers.
Prey Drive
Lapponian Herders have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Bohemian Shepherds have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Australian Shepherds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Lapponian Herders are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Bohemian Shepherds are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Australian Shepherds are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Lapponian Herders adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Bohemian Shepherds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Australian Shepherds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Lapponian Herders 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.
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.

Good With - Lapponian Herder vs Bohemian Shepherd vs Australian Shepherd

Stranger Friendly
Lapponian Herders are average friendly towards strangers.
Bohemian Shepherds are average friendly towards strangers.
Australian Shepherds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Lapponian Herders are very kid-friendly dogs.
Bohemian Shepherds are kid-friendly dogs.
Australian Shepherds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Lapponian Herders are average friendly towards cats.
Bohemian Shepherds are cat-friendly dogs.
Australian Shepherds are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Lapponian Herders are dog-friendly dogs.
Bohemian Shepherds are dog-friendly dogs.
Australian Shepherds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Lapponian Herder is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bohemian Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Australian Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Lapponian Herders are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Bohemian Shepherds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Australian Shepherds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Lapponian Herders are generally with other pets.
Bohemian Shepherds are usually friendly towards other pets.
Australian Shepherds are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Lapponian Herders are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Bohemian Shepherds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn 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.
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.
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
Lapponian Herder breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bohemian Shepherd breed usually doesn't like 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.

Health Factors - Lapponian Herder vs Bohemian Shepherd vs Australian Shepherd

Health Issues
Very healthy dog breed.
Bohemian Shepherds tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Australian Shepherd is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems No set No set 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 10-12 years 10-13 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Lapponian Herders are high energy dogs.
Bohemian Shepherds are high energy dogs.
Australian Shepherds are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Lapponian Herders need a lot of exercises.
Bohemian Shepherds need a lot of exercises.
Australian Shepherds need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Lapponian Herders are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Bohemian Shepherds don't need too much sleep.
Australian Shepherds don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2.5 to 4 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
Average to High.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Lapponian Herder 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 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 Lapponian Herder has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Bohemian Shepherd has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Australian Shepherd has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Lapponian Herder is an average drooler.
The Bohemian Shepherd is an average drooler.
The Australian Shepherd is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Lapponian Herder vs Bohemian Shepherd vs Australian Shepherd

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 3-5 puppies 4-6 puppies 6-9 puppies, average 7

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