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Rough Collie vs Newfoundland – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Rough Collie Newfoundland
OriginsScotland Canada
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Working Dogs
Popularity Rank4036
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Other Names Collie, Scottish Collie, Long-Haired Collie, English Collie, Lassie Dog Newf, Newfie, The Gentle Giant, Blackbear
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886 as a Working 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 Molossian type 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 National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club
Price $400-$600 $1500-$2000

General Appearance - Rough Collie vs Newfoundland

Size Large Giant
Weight Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg) Male: 130-150 pounds (59-68 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-54 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg) Male: 140 pounds (63.5 kg), Female: 110 pounds (49.5 kg)
Height Male: 24–26 inch (60–66 cm), Female: 22–24 inch (55–61 cm) Male: 27-29 inches (69-74 cm), Female: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm) Male: 28 inches (71.5 cm), Female: 26 inches (66 cm)

Hair & Care - Rough Collie vs Newfoundland

Coat Rough Soft Thick Straight Harsh Furry Fluffy Waterproof Thick
Colors Black & White & Tan Blue & Merle Blue & Merle & White Sable Sable & White White White & Merle Merle Gray Brown 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.
Shedding Level
Rough Collies are heavy shedders.
Newfoundlands are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Rough Collie vs Newfoundland

Temperament Friendly Gentle Intelligent Loyal Protective Responsive Social Hard working Docile Obedient Elegant Herding Cheerful Intelligent Social Gentle Courageous Loyal Sweet
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Rough Collie is an excellent dog breed.
Smart: Newfoundland's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Rough Collies are very easy to train.
Newfoundlands are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Rough Collie is a playful breed.
Newfoundlands, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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.
Affection Level
Rough Collies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Newfoundlands are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Rough Collies need a lot of social interaction.
Newfoundlands are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The Rough Collie rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Newfoundland rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Rough Collies are one of the best watchdogs.
Newfoundlands are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Rough Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Newfoundlands are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Rough Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Newfoundland has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Rough Collies have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Newfoundlands have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Rough Collies are not the biggest explorers.
Newfoundlands have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Rough Collies have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Newfoundlands have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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.
Newfoundlands are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Rough Collies adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Newfoundlands adapt well to lifestyle changes and different 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.
Newfoundlands 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.

Good With - Rough Collie vs Newfoundland

Stranger Friendly
Rough Collies are stranger friendly dogs.
Newfoundlands are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Rough Collies are very kid-friendly dogs.
Newfoundlands are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Rough Collies are very cat-friendly dogs.
Newfoundlands are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Rough Collies are dog-friendly dogs.
Newfoundlands are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Rough Collie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Newfoundland is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Rough Collies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Newfoundlands are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Rough Collies are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Newfoundlands are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners No
Rough Collies are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Newfoundlands are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good 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.
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.
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.
Yes
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.
Yes
Newfoundland 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.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Rough Collie vs Newfoundland

Health Issues
Egészségesek Rough Collie fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Nagyon egészséges kutyafajta Newfoundland.
Health Problems Collie Eye Anomaly Gray Collie Syndrome Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Drug Sensitivity Hip Dysplasia Addison's Disease Bloat Cancer Cataracts Cherry Eye Cystinuria Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Life Expectancy 14-16 years 9-12 years
Hypoallergenic 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.
Newfoundlands have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Rough Collies need quite a lot of exercise.
Newfoundlands have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Rough Collies sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Newfoundlands sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
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.
Weight Gain Potential
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.
Prefers cold weather
The Newfoundland can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Rough Collie has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Newfoundland has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Rough Collie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Newfoundland is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.

Reproducibility - Rough Collie vs Newfoundland

Gestation Length 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.
Litter Size 4-8 puppies 4-12 puppies

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