• 0

Rough Collie vs Goldendoodle vs Jack Russell Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Rough Collie vs Goldendoodle vs Jack Russell Terrier" Compare Rough Collie and Goldendoodle. Which is better: Rough Collie or Goldendoodle or Jack Russell Terrier?
Name Rough Collie Goldendoodle Jack Russell Terrier
OriginsScotland United States Canada England
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Companion Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank4044778
Reviews442
Rate

Other Names Collie, Scottish Collie, Long-Haired Collie, English Collie, Lassie Dog Curly Golden, Curly Retriever, Goldenpoo Russell Terrier, JRT, Jack
Breed Type Purebred Cross Breed Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Herding breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2012 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Small sized Terriers 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
Dog Registry of America Inc.
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
International Designer Canine Registry
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
Irish Kennel Club
Club Espanol De Terriers
Jack Russell Terrier Club Of America
Price $400-$600 600-800 $700-$1000

General Appearance - Rough Collie vs Goldendoodle vs Jack Russell Terrier

Size Large Large Small
Weight Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg) Miniature: 15-30 pounds (7-14 kg)Standard: 45-100 pounds (20-45 kg), Medium: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg) 11-18 pounds (5-8 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg) Miniature: 22.5 pounds (10.5 kg)Standard: 72.5 pounds (32.5 kg), Medium: 37.5 pounds (17 kg) 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg)
Height Male: 24–26 inch (60–66 cm), Female: 22–24 inch (55–61 cm) 13-24 inches (33-61 cm) 8-15 inches (20-38 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm) 18.5 inches (47 cm) 11.5 inches (29 cm)

Hair & Care - Rough Collie vs Goldendoodle vs Jack Russell Terrier

Coat Rough
Soft
Thick
Straight
Harsh
Furry
Curly
Wavy
Smooth
Straight
Rough
Colors Black & White & Tan
Blue & Merle
Blue & Merle & White
Sable
Sable & White
White
White & Merle
Merle
Black
Gray
White
Brown
Red
Yellow
Tan
White
Black
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Easy to groom: The Jack Russell Terrier doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Rough Collies are heavy shedders.
Goldendoodles shed moderately.
Jack Russell Terriers are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Rough Collie vs Goldendoodle vs Jack Russell Terrier

Temperament Friendly
Gentle
Intelligent
Loyal
Protective
Responsive
Social
Hard working
Docile
Obedient
Elegant
Herding
Energetic
Intelligent
Friendly
Trainable
Alert
Courageous
Independent
Cheerful
Energetic
Stubborn
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Rough Collie is an excellent dog breed.
Average: Goldendoodle's has average obedience intelligence.
Very smart: Jack Russell Terrier is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Rough Collies are very easy to train.
Goldendoodles are very easy to train.
Jack Russell Terriers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Rough Collie is a playful breed.
The Goldendoodle is a playful breed.
The Jack Russell Terrier is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Rough 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.
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.
Goldendoodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Jack Russell Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Rough Collies need a lot of social interaction.
Goldendoodles need for social interaction is average.
Jack Russell Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Rough Collie rarely barks.
Average: The Goldendoodle barks occasionally.
High: The Jack Russell Terrier is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Rough Collies are one of the best watchdogs.
Goldendoodles are average watchdogs.
Jack Russell Terriers are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Rough Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Goldendoodles are not the best to protect their territory.
Jack Russell Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Rough Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Goldendoodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Jack Russell Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Rough Collies have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Goldendoodles have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Jack Russell Terriers 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.
Goldendoodles have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Jack Russell Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Rough Collies have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Goldendoodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Jack Russell Terriers 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.
Goldendoodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Jack Russell Terriers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Rough Collies adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Goldendoodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Jack Russell Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
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.
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.

Good With - Rough Collie vs Goldendoodle vs Jack Russell Terrier

Stranger Friendly
Rough Collies are stranger friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are very stranger friendly dogs.
Jack Russell Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Rough Collies are very kid-friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Jack Russell Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Rough Collies are very cat-friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Jack Russell Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Rough Collies are dog-friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Jack Russell Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Rough Collie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Goldendoodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Jack Russell Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Rough Collies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Goldendoodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Jack Russell Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Rough Collies are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Goldendoodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Jack Russell Terriers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Rough Collies are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Goldendoodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Jack Russell Terriers 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
Goldendoodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Jack Russell Terrier 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 Goldendoodle vs Jack Russell Terrier

Health Issues
The Rough Collie is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Goldendoodles are commonly healthy dogs.
The Jack Russell Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Collie Eye Anomaly
Gray Collie Syndrome
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Drug Sensitivity
Hip Dysplasia
Addison's Disease
Allergies
Bloat
Cataracts
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Von Willebrand's Disease
Deafness
Glaucoma
Legg-perthes Disease
Lens Luxation
Patellar Luxation
Life Expectancy 14-16 years 10-15 years 13-16 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.
Goldendoodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Jack Russell Terriers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Rough Collies need quite a lot of exercise.
Goldendoodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Jack Russell Terriers 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.
Goldendoodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Jack Russell Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 2 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. 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average to High.
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.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Rough Collie has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Goldendoodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Jack Russell Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Rough Collie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Goldendoodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Jack Russell Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Rough Collie vs Goldendoodle vs Jack Russell Terrier

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 4-8 puppies 4-8 puppies

Rate This Comparsion - Rough Collie vs Goldendoodle vs Jack Russell Terrier

Reviews