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Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog Comparison - Dog breed selector: Toller or Epagneul Breton or Miniature Collie? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog" Compare Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever and Brittany. Which is better: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Brittany or Shetland Sheepdog?
Name Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Brittany Shetland Sheepdog
OriginsCanada France Scotland
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog Pastoral / Herding Dogs
Popularity Rank892624
Reviews226
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Toller, Scotty, Novie, Little River Duck Dog Epagneul Breton, Brittany Spaniel, American Brittany, Brittany Wiegref Miniature Collie, Shetland Collie (obsolete), Dwarf Scotch Shepherd (obsolete), Toonie Dog (obsolete), Sheltie
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog 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 1934 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1911 as a Herding 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 Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. 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?
No data available 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
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 Brittany or Shetland Sheepdog? Which is more expensive?
$1800-$2000 $700-$800 $800-$1000
Availability
Very frequent
Very frequent
Very frequent

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Brittany or Shetland Sheepdog? Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog size comparison:
Medium Medium Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Brittany or Brittany? Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog weight comparison:
37-51 pounds (17-23 kg) Male: 35-40 pounds (16-18 kg), Females: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg) 14-27 pounds (6-12 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
44 pounds (20 kg) Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Females: 35 pounds (16 kg) 20.5 pounds (9 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Brittany or Shetland Sheepdog? Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog height comparison:
17-21 inches (43-53 cm) Male: 17-21 inches (43-53 cm), Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm) 13-16 inches (33-41 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
19 inches (48 cm) Male: 19 inches (48 cm), Female: 19 inches (48.5 cm) 14.5 inches (37 cm)

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog coat comparison:
Waterproof Feathered Dense
Colors
What are the original Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Brittany and Shetland Sheepdog color?
Red
Gold
Liver
White
Orange
Roan
White
Blue
Merle
Sable
Tan
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Brittany or Shetland Sheepdog? Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog grooming comparison:
Easy to groom: The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Brittany doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Brittany or Shetland Sheepdog? Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Brittany or {name3 shedding:
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers shed moderately.
Brittanys are low shedders.
Shetland Sheepdogs shed moderately.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Brittany or Shetland Sheepdog?
3-4 weeks
More often than average.
6-8 weeks
Rarely.
4-6 weeks
Average.

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Brittany or Shetland Sheepdog? Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog behavior/temperament comparison:
Affectionate
Courageous
Gentle
Responsive
Alert
Energetic
Playful
Alert
Intelligent
Social
Independent
Responsive
Affectionate
Gentle
Lively
Responsive
Friendly
Intelligent
Playful
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog intelligence:
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Very smart: Brittany is an excellent dog breed.
Outstanding: Shetland Sheepdog is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog trainability comparison.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are easy to train.
Brittanys are easy to train.
Shetland Sheepdogs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog playfulness comparison:
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a highly playful breed.
The Brittany is a highly playful breed.
Shetland Sheepdogs, 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.
Brittanys don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Shetland Sheepdogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog?
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Brittanys are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Shetland Sheepdogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog social needs comparison:
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are a social breed.
Brittanys need a lot of social interaction.
Shetland Sheepdogs are a social breed.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog?
Average: The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever barks occasionally.
Average: The Brittany barks occasionally.
Nagyon sokat: Shetland Sheepdog kimondottan hangos fajta.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Brittany or Shetland Sheepdog?
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Brittanys are average watchdogs.
Shetland Sheepdogs are good 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.
Brittanys are average defenders.
Shetland Sheepdogs 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 Brittany has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Shetland Sheepdog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Brittany or Shetland Sheepdog?
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 Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog mouthiness comparison:
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Brittanys have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Shetland Sheepdogs have a low 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.
Wanderlust potential of the Brittany is strong enough to escape from home.
Shetland Sheepdogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
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.
Brittanys have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Shetland Sheepdogs 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.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Brittany or Shetland Sheepdog?
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 Brittany, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Brittany tartása lakásban.
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Shetland Sheepdog 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.
Brittanys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Shetland Sheepdogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Brittany or Shetland Sheepdog?
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.
Brittanys tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Shetland Sheepdogs 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.

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog Good With Comparison

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

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog health comparison. Which is the healthier: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog?
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are commonly healthy dogs.
The Brittany is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Shetland Sheepdog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog health problems comparison:
No data available Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Cancer
Cataracts
Collie Eye Anomaly
Drug Sensitivity
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Haemophilia
Heart Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Trichiasis
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 Brittany should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Shetland Sheepdog should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog lifespan comparison. How long do Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Brittany and Shetland Sheepdog breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years 12-15 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Brittany or Shetland Sheepdog? Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog energy level comparison:
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Brittanys are high energy dogs.
Shetland Sheepdogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Brittany or Shetland Sheepdog? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers need quite a lot of exercise.
Brittanys need a lot of exercises.
Shetland Sheepdogs have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Brittany or Shetland Sheepdog?
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Brittanys don't need too much sleep.
Shetland Sheepdogs 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 Brittany or Shetland Sheepdog?
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. 2 to 3 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 Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog?
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 Brittany can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Shetland Sheepdog can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even 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 Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog?
Medium
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Brittany has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Shetland Sheepdog 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 Brittany is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Shetland Sheepdog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Brittany vs Shetland Sheepdog 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 Brittany and Shetland Sheepdog have?
6-10 puppies 1-11 puppies, average 6 4-6 puppies

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