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Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen vs Field Spaniel vs Irish Red and White Setter – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen vs Field Spaniel vs Irish Red and White Setter" Compare Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen and Field Spaniel. Which is better: Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen or Field Spaniel or Irish Red and White Setter?
Name Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Field Spaniel Irish Red and White Setter
OriginsFrance England Ireland
Group Hunting Dogs Gun Dog Gun Dog
Popularity Rank160145154
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Other Names PBGV, Small Vendeen Basset, Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen Field Irish RW Setter, IRWS
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1990 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1894 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2009 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Flushing Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the British and Irish Pointers and Setters section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Australian National Kennel Council Canadian Kennel Club Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. American Kennel Club Canadian Kennel Club Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club No set
Price $1200-$1600 $800-$1000 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen vs Field Spaniel vs Irish Red and White Setter

Size Medium Medium Large
Weight 31-40 pounds (14-18 kg) 35-50 pounds (16-22.5 kg) 50-75 pounds (25-34 kg)
Avg. Weight 35.5 pounds (16 kg) 42.5 pounds (16-22.5 kg) 62.5 pounds (29.5 kg)
Height 13-15 inches (34-38 cm) 18 inches (46 cm) Male: 24-26 inches (62-66 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm)
Avg. Height 14 inches (36 cm) 18 inches (46 cm) Male: 25 inches (64 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen vs Field Spaniel vs Irish Red and White Setter

Coat Wiry Shaggy Dense Silky Waterproof Silky
Colors Black & Tan White & Gray White & Orange White & Black White Black & Tan Golden Liver Blue Roan Black Red White
Grooming
Average: The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Field Spaniel doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Irish Red and White Setter requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens shed moderately.
Field Spaniels shed moderately.
Irish Red and White Setters shed moderately.

Characteristics - Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen vs Field Spaniel vs Irish Red and White Setter

Temperament Active Friendly Independent Intelligent Extroverted Happy Lively Adaptable Docile Sensitive Cautious Familiar Sociable Affectionate Energetic Playful Devoted Loyal Reliable
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Field Spaniel's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens aren't famous for their trainability.
Field Spaniels are easy to train.
Irish Red and White Setters are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a playful breed.
The Field Spaniel is a highly playful breed.
The Irish Red and White Setter is a 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.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Field Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Irish Red and White Setters are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens need for social interaction is average.
Field Spaniels are a social breed.
Irish Red and White Setters are a social breed.
Barking
Average to high: The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Field Spaniel rarely barks.
Average: The Irish Red and White Setter barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are average watchdogs.
Field Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Irish Red and White Setters are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens can't provide protection for their territory.
Field Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
Irish Red and White Setters can't provide protection for their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Field Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Irish Red and White Setter has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Field Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Irish Red and White Setters have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is strong enough to escape from home.
Field Spaniels have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the Irish Red and White Setter is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens 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.
Field Spaniels have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Irish Red and White Setters 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
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are apartment-friendly dogs.
Field Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Irish Red and White Setters are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Field Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Irish Red and White Setters adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Field Spaniels 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.
Irish Red and White Setters 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 - Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen vs Field Spaniel vs Irish Red and White Setter

Stranger Friendly
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are stranger friendly dogs.
Field Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
Irish Red and White Setters are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are kid-friendly dogs.
Field Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Irish Red and White Setters are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are average friendly towards cats.
Field Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Irish Red and White Setters are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are very dog-friendly dogs.
Field Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Irish Red and White Setters are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Field Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Irish Red and White Setter is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are usually recommended for elderly people.
Field Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Irish Red and White Setters are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are generally with other pets.
Field Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Irish Red and White Setters are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Field Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Irish Red and White Setters 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
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Field Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Irish Red and White Setter breed usually likes 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 - Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen vs Field Spaniel vs Irish Red and White Setter

Health Issues
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are commonly healthy dogs.
The Field Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Irish Red and White Setter is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems No set Autoimmune Hypothyroidism Epilepsy Eye Problems Heart Problems Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism No set
Life Expectancy 14-16 years 11-15 years 11-13 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Field Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Irish Red and White Setters are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens have an average exercise need.
Field Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
Irish Red and White Setters need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Field Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Irish Red and White Setters don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 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. 2.5 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Irish Red and White Setter can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Field Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Irish Red and White Setter has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Field Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Irish Red and White Setter is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen vs Field Spaniel vs Irish Red and White Setter

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 4-5 puppies 4-6 puppies 6-12 puppies

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