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Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog Comparison - Dog breed selector: Toller or Scotch Sheep Dog or Berner Sennenhund? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog" Compare Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever and Border Collie. Which is better: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Name Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Border Collie Bernese Mountain Dog
OriginsCanada England Scotland Wales Switzerland
Group Gun Dog Pastoral / Herding Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank893825
Reviews2114
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Toller, Scotty, Novie, Little River Duck Dog Scotch Sheep Dog, Sheepdog Berner Sennenhund, Bernese Cattle Dog, Berner
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2003 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937 as a Working breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the 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. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Swiss Mountain- and Cattledogs section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
No data available American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
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
The American Int. Border Collie Registry
The American Border Collie Association
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
Price
Which is cheaper, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie or Bernese Mountain Dog? Which is more expensive?
$1800-$2000 $600-$800 No data available
Availability
Very frequent
Very frequent
Very frequent

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie or Bernese Mountain Dog? Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog size comparison:
Medium Large Large
Weight
Which is heavier, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie or Border Collie? Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog weight comparison:
37-51 pounds (17-23 kg) Male: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg), Female: 27-42 pounds (12-19 kg) Male: 85-110 pounds (38–50 kg), Female: 80-105 pounds (36–48 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
44 pounds (20 kg) Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Female: 34.5 pounds (15.5 kg) Male: 97.5 pounds (38–50 kg), Female: 92.5 pounds (36–48 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie or Bernese Mountain Dog? Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog height comparison:
17-21 inches (43-53 cm) Male: 19-22 inches (48-56 cm), Female: 18-21 inches (46-53 cm) Male: 24-28 inches (61–71 cm), Female: 23-27 inches (58–69 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
19 inches (48 cm) Male: 20.5 inches (52 cm), Female: 19.5 inches (49.5 cm) Male: 26 inches (61–71 cm), Female: 25 inches (58–69 cm)

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog coat comparison:
Waterproof Dense
Feathered
Straight
Short
Moderately Long
Dense
Colors
What are the original Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Border Collie and Bernese Mountain Dog color?
Red
Gold
Black & White
Tricolor
Tan
Blue merle
Blue merle-tricolor
Slate merle
Red merle
Black
Brindle
Gold
Lilac
Red
Sable
Sable Merle
Saddleback Sable
White & Blue
White & Blue Merle
White & Red
White & Red Merle
White Ticked
Seal
Slate
White & Gold
White & Sable
White & Seal
White
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie or Bernese Mountain Dog? Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog grooming comparison:
Easy to groom: The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Border Collie requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Bernese Mountain Dog requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie or Bernese Mountain Dog? Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie or {name3 shedding:
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers shed moderately.
Border Collies shed moderately.
Bernese Mountain Dogs shed above average.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie or Bernese Mountain Dog?
3-4 weeks
More often than average.
6-8 weeks
Rarely.
4-6 weeks
Average.

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie or Bernese Mountain Dog? Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog behavior/temperament comparison:
Affectionate
Courageous
Gentle
Responsive
Alert
Energetic
Playful
Intelligent
Alert
Tenacious
Protective
Energetic
Responsive
Loyal
Affectionate
Intelligent
Faithful
Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog intelligence:
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Outstanding: Border Collie is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Very smart: Bernese Mountain Dog is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog trainability comparison.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are easy to train.
Border Collies are easy to train.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are easy to train.
Playfulness
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog playfulness comparison:
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a highly playful breed.
The Border Collie is a highly playful breed.
Bernese Mountain Dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Border Collies don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog?
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Border Collies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog social needs comparison:
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are a social breed.
Border Collies need a lot of social interaction.
Bernese Mountain Dogs need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog?
Average: The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Border Collie rarely barks.
Average: The Bernese Mountain Dog barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Border Collies are one of the best watchdogs.
Bernese Mountain Dogs 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?
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are average defenders.
Border Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Low
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Border Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bernese Mountain Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie or Bernese Mountain Dog?
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? Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog mouthiness comparison:
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Border Collies have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bernese Mountain Dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
Border Collies have average wanderlust potential.
Bernese Mountain Dogs have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Border Collies 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.
Bernese Mountain Dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie or Bernese Mountain Dog?
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 ajánlott lakásban tartani Border Collie kutyafajtát.
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Bernese Mountain Dog kutyafajtát.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Border Collies adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Bernese Mountain Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie or Bernese Mountain Dog?
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.
Border Collies tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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.

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie or Bernese Mountain Dog? Which dog is more friendly?
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Border Collies are average friendly towards strangers.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Border Collies are very kid-friendly dogs.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are average friendly towards cats.
Border Collies are average friendly towards cats.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Border Collies are average friendly towards other dogs.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog?
Yes
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Border Collies are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Bernese Mountain Dogs 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.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie or Bernese Mountain Dog? Which is better for autism?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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?
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.
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
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Border Collie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bernese Mountain Dog 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.
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.
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?
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Border Collies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog?
Yes
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Border Collie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bernese Mountain Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are generally with other pets.
Border Collies are generally with other pets.
Bernese Mountain Dogs 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.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog health comparison. Which is the healthier: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog?
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are commonly healthy dogs.
The Border Collie is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog health problems comparison:
No data available Allergies
Collie Eye Anomaly
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Bloat
Cancer
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Panosteitis
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Von Willebrand's Disease
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Average
The Border Collie should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Rare
The Bernese Mountain Dog should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog lifespan comparison. How long do Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Border Collie and Bernese Mountain Dog breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years 12-15 years 7-10 years
Hypoallergenic
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie or Bernese Mountain Dog? Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog energy level comparison:
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Border Collies are high energy dogs.
Bernese Mountain Dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie or Bernese Mountain Dog? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers need quite a lot of exercise.
Border Collies need a lot of exercises.
Bernese Mountain Dogs have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Border Collies don't need too much sleep.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie or Bernese Mountain Dog?
2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 6 to 8 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? Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese 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 Border Collie can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The Bernese Mountain Dog can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog?
Medium
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Border Collie has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Bernese Mountain Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Border Collie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Bernese Mountain Dog drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie vs Bernese Mountain Dog 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 Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever and Border Collie and Bernese Mountain Dog have?
6-10 puppies 4-8 puppies 1-14 puppies, average 8

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