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Name Portuguese Pointer Rough Collie Saluki
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Portuguese Pointing Dog
Perdigueiro Portugues
English Collie
Lassie Dog
Long-Haired Collie
Scottish Collie
Collie
Persian Greyhound
Gazelle Hound
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Portuguese Pointer or Rough Collie or Saluki? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1000 $400-$600 $600-$800
Availability
Which is easier to get, Portuguese Pointer or Rough Collie or Saluki?
Average: The Portuguese Pointer is a commonly available dog breed.
Very frequent: The Rough Collie is quite easy to get.
Frequent: The Saluki is easier than average to get.

Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Portuguese Pointer or Rough Collie or Saluki? Which is the smallest dog, Portuguese Pointer or Rough Collie or Saluki?
Medium Large Large
Weight
Which is heavier, Portuguese Pointer or Rough Collie or Rough Collie? Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki weight comparison:
Male: 44–60 pounds (20–27 kg), Female: 35–49 pounds (16–22 kg) Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg) 29 - 66 pounds (13 - 30 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 44–60 pounds (20–27 kg), Female: 35–49 pounds (16–22 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg) 29 - 66 pounds (13 - 30 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Portuguese Pointer or Rough Collie or Saluki? Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki height comparison:
Male: 20–24 inches (51–61 cm), Female: 19–22 inches (48–56 cm) Male: 24–26 inch (60–66 cm), Female: 22–24 inch (55–61 cm) 23 - 28 inches (58 - 71cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 20–24 inches (51–61 cm), Female: 19–22 inches (48–56 cm) Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm) 23 - 28 inches (58 - 71cm)

Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki coat comparison:
Rough Rough
Soft
Thick
Straight
Harsh
Furry
Smooth
Colors
What are the original Portuguese Pointer, Rough Collie and Saluki color?
White
Yellow
Light
Brown
Black & White & Tan
Blue & Merle
Blue & Merle & White
Sable
Sable & White
White
White & Merle
Merle
Chocolate
Fawn
Red
White
Tan
Cream
Golden
Silver
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Portuguese Pointer or Rough Collie or Saluki? Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki grooming comparison:
Easy to groom: The Portuguese Pointer doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Effortless: The Saluki requires minimal grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Portuguese Pointer or Rough Collie or Saluki? Portuguese Pointer or Rough Collie or {name3 shedding:
Portuguese Pointers are low shedders.
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Rough Collies are heavy shedders.
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Salukis shed none to minimal.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Portuguese Pointer or Rough Collie or Saluki?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Portuguese Pointer or Rough Collie or Saluki? Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki behavior/temperament comparison:
Affectionate
Lively
Calm
Submissive
Friendly
Gentle
Intelligent
Loyal
Protective
Responsive
Social
Hard working
Docile
Obedient
Elegant
Herding
Aloof
Quiet
Loyal
Intelligent
Reserved
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki intelligence:
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Very smart: Rough Collie is an excellent dog breed.
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Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Trainability
Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki trainability comparison.
Portuguese Pointers are quite easy to train.
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Rough Collies are very easy to train.
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Salukis are easy to train.
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Playfulness
Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki playfulness comparison:
Portuguese Pointers are not the most playful dog breed.
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The Rough Collie is a playful breed.
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Average: Salukis, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Portuguese Pointers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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Sensitive: Rough Collies don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Sensitive: Salukis don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki?
High: Portuguese Pointers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Rough Collies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Average: Salukis are average dogs regarding their affection level.
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Social Needs
Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki social needs comparison:
Portuguese Pointers need a lot of social interaction.
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Rough Collies need a lot of social interaction.
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Salukis need for social interaction is average.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki?
Low to Average: The Portuguese Pointer rarely barks.
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Low to Average: The Rough Collie rarely barks.
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Low to Average: The Saluki rarely barks.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Portuguese Pointer or Rough Collie or Saluki?
Portuguese Pointers are good watchdogs.
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Rough Collies are one of the best watchdogs.
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Salukis are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Portuguese Pointer or Rough Collie or Saluki? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Portuguese Pointers strongly protect their territory.
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Rough Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Salukis can't provide protection for their territory.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Portuguese Pointer has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Rough Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Saluki has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Portuguese Pointer or Rough Collie or Saluki?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Portuguese Pointer bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Rough Collie bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Saluki bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki mouthiness comparison:
Portuguese Pointers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Rough Collies have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Salukis have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Portuguese Pointers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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Rough Collies are not the biggest explorers.
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Salukis have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Portuguese Pointers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Rough Collies have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Salukis have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Portuguese Pointer or Rough Collie or Saluki?
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Portuguese Pointer breed.
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Rough Collie indoors.
Very house-friendly dog the Saluki breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Portuguese Pointers don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Rough Collies adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Salukis adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Portuguese Pointer or Rough Collie or Saluki?
Portuguese Pointers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Rough 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.

Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Portuguese Pointer or Rough Collie or Saluki? Which dog is more friendly?
Portuguese Pointers are average friendly towards strangers.
Rough Collies are stranger-friendly dogs.
Salukis are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Portuguese Pointers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Rough Collies are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Salukis usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Portuguese Pointer or Rough Collie or Saluki?
Portuguese Pointers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Rough Collies are very kid-friendly dogs.
Salukis are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Portuguese Pointer or Rough Collie or Saluki?
Portuguese Pointers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Rough Collies are very cat-friendly dogs.
Salukis are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Portuguese Pointer or Rough Collie or Saluki?
Portuguese Pointers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Rough Collies are dog-friendly dogs.
Salukis are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki?
No
Portuguese Pointers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Rough Collies are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Salukis are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Portuguese Pointer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rough Collie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Saluki is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Portuguese Pointers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Rough Collies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Salukis are usually recommended for elderly people.

Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki Health Comparison

Health Issues
Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki health comparison. Which is the healthier: Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki?
Portuguese Pointers tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Rough Collie is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Saluki 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: Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki health problems comparison:
No data available Collie Eye Anomaly
Gray Collie Syndrome
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Drug Sensitivity
Hip Dysplasia
No data available
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Frequent
The Portuguese Pointer should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Average
The Rough Collie should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Saluki should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki lifespan comparison. How long do Portuguese Pointer, Rough Collie and Saluki breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Portuguese Pointer: 13 years
14-16 years
The average lifespan of Rough Collie: 15 years
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Saluki: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Portuguese Pointer or Rough Collie or Saluki? Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki energy level comparison:
Portuguese Pointers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Rough Collies have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Salukis are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Portuguese Pointer or Rough Collie or Saluki? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Portuguese Pointers need quite a lot of exercise.
Rough Collies need quite a lot of exercise.
Salukis have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Portuguese Pointer or Rough Collie or Saluki?
Portuguese Pointers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Rough Collies sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Salukis don't need too much sleep.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Portuguese Pointer or Rough Collie or Saluki?
2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 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
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki weight gain potential comparison:
Average: The Portuguese Pointer has an average risk for obesity.
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Average: The Rough Collie has an average risk for obesity.
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Low: The Saluki has good luck with genetics.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Rough Collie can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki?

Medium

The Portuguese Pointer has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Rough Collie has an average chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Saluki has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Portuguese Pointer is an average drooler.
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The Rough Collie is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Saluki is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Portuguese Pointer or Rough Collie or Saluki? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki?

Not really

Portuguese Pointer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Rough Collie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Saluki breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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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.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military 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.

Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Portuguese Pointer and Rough Collie and Saluki have?
5-8 puppies 4-8 puppies 4-8 puppies

Portuguese Pointer vs Rough Collie vs Saluki Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1929 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
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. Recognized by FCI in the Sighthounds group, in the Long-haired or fringed Sighthounds 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
No data available

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