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Rough Collie vs Doberman Pinscher vs English Setter – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Rough Collie vs Doberman Pinscher vs English Setter" Compare Rough Collie and Doberman Pinscher. Which is better: Rough Collie or Doberman Pinscher or English Setter?
Name Rough Collie Doberman Pinscher English Setter
OriginsScotland Germany England
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Working Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank401695
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Other Names Collie, Scottish Collie, Long-Haired Collie, English Collie, Lassie Dog Dobie, Dobermann, Dobynm, Doberman Lawerack, Laverack, Llewellin (or Llewellyn) Setter
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1878 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group 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 Pinscher and Schnauzer type 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 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 New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry Unknown
Price $400-$600 $800-$1000 $400-$600

General Appearance - Rough Collie vs Doberman Pinscher vs English Setter

Size Large Medium Large
Weight Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg) Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg) Male: 55-80 pounds (25-36 kg), Female: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg) Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg)
Height Male: 24–26 inch (60–66 cm), Female: 22–24 inch (55–61 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 23-26 inches (58-66 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 24.5 inches (62 cm)

Hair & Care - Rough Collie vs Doberman Pinscher vs English Setter

Coat Rough Soft Thick Straight Harsh Furry Fine Feathered
Colors Black & White & Tan Blue & Merle Blue & Merle & White Sable Sable & White White White & Merle Merle Blue Red Tan Brown White Black Blue Belton Lemon Orange Tan Tricolor Liver
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The English Setter requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Rough Collies are heavy shedders.
Doberman Pinschers shed moderately.
English Setters shed moderately.

Characteristics - Rough Collie vs Doberman Pinscher vs English Setter

Temperament Friendly Gentle Intelligent Loyal Protective Responsive Social Hard working Docile Obedient Elegant Herding Alert Fearless Loyal Energetic Intelligent Obedient Strong Willed Gentle Intelligent Mischievous Energetic
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Rough Collie is an excellent dog breed.
Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Smart: English Setter's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Rough Collies are very easy to train.
Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
English Setters are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Rough Collie is a playful breed.
Doberman Pinschers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The English Setter is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Rough Collies don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Doberman Pinschers 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
Rough Collies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Doberman Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
English Setters are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Rough Collies need a lot of social interaction.
Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
English Setters are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The Rough Collie rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
Average to high: The English Setter is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Rough Collies are one of the best watchdogs.
Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
English Setters are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Rough Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
English Setters are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Rough Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The English Setter has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Rough Collies have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Doberman Pinschers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
English Setters have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Rough Collies are not the biggest explorers.
Doberman Pinschers tend to escape less than other breeds.
English Setters have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Rough Collies have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Doberman Pinschers don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
English Setters have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Rough Collies are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Doberman Pinschers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
English Setters are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Rough Collies adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Doberman Pinschers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
English Setters adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
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.
English 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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Rough Collie vs Doberman Pinscher vs English Setter

Stranger Friendly
Rough Collies are stranger friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
English Setters are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Rough Collies are very kid-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
English Setters are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Rough Collies are very cat-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
English Setters are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Rough Collies are dog-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
English Setters are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Rough Collie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Doberman Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
English Setter is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Rough Collies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly okay with elderly people.
English Setters are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Rough Collies are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Doberman Pinschers are generally with other pets.
English Setters are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Rough Collies are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Doberman Pinschers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
English Setters are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good 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 Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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 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.
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
Rough Collie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Doberman Pinscher breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
English 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 - Rough Collie vs Doberman Pinscher vs English Setter

Health Issues
Egészségesek Rough Collie fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
Egészségesek English Setter fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Health Problems Collie Eye Anomaly Gray Collie Syndrome Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Drug Sensitivity Hip Dysplasia Cardiomyopathy Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Von Willebrand's Disease Wobbler's Syndrome No set
Life Expectancy 14-16 years 10-12 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Rough Collies have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
English Setters have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Rough Collies need quite a lot of exercise.
Doberman Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
English Setters need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Rough Collies sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Doberman Pinschers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
English Setters are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
High: The English Setter breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate 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.
Prefers warm weather Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The English Setter can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Rough Collie has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The English Setter has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Rough Collie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Doberman Pinscher drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
The English Setter is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Rough Collie vs Doberman Pinscher vs English 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 4-8 puppies 6-10 puppies 4-6 puppies

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