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Rough Collie vs Old English Sheepdog vs Berger Blanc Suisse – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Rough Collie vs Old English Sheepdog vs Berger Blanc Suisse" Compare Rough Collie and Old English Sheepdog. Which is better: Rough Collie or Old English Sheepdog or Berger Blanc Suisse?
Name Rough Collie Old English Sheepdog Berger Blanc Suisse
OriginsScotland England Switzerland
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank4070391
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Other Names Collie, Scottish Collie, Long-Haired Collie, English Collie, Lassie Dog Bobtail, OES White Swiss Shepherd Dog, Weisser Schweizer Schäferhund, Pastore Svizzero Bianco
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 1888 as a Herding breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs 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 Dog Registry of America Inc. National Kennel Club American Canine Association, Inc.
Price $400-$600 $1200-$1500 $2500-$3000

General Appearance - Rough Collie vs Old English Sheepdog vs Berger Blanc Suisse

Size Large Large Large
Weight Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg) Male: from 65 pounds (29 kg), Female: from 60 pounds (27 kg) Male: 66–88 lbs (30–40 kg), Female: 55–77 lbs (25–35 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg) Male: from 65 pounds (29 kg), Female: from 60 pounds (27 kg) Male: 77 lbs (35 kg), Female: 66 lbs (30 kg)
Height Male: 24–26 inch (60–66 cm), Female: 22–24 inch (55–61 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm), Female: 20-22 inches (51 cm) Male: 24–26 inch (60–66 cm), Female: 22–24 inch (55–61 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 21 inches (51 cm) Male: 25 inch (63 cm), Female: 23 inch (58 cm)

Hair & Care - Rough Collie vs Old English Sheepdog vs Berger Blanc Suisse

Coat Rough Soft Thick Straight Harsh Furry Waterproof Shaggy Double Dense Straight
Colors Black & White & Tan Blue & Merle Blue & Merle & White Sable Sable & White White White & Merle Merle Blue White Merle Grizzle Gray White
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.
Average: The Berger Blanc Suisse requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Rough Collies are heavy shedders.
Old English Sheepdogs are heavy shedders.
Berger Blanc Suisses are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Rough Collie vs Old English Sheepdog vs Berger Blanc Suisse

Temperament Friendly Gentle Intelligent Loyal Protective Responsive Social Hard working Docile Obedient Elegant Herding Adaptable Intelligent Playful Protective Bubbly Loving Sociable Funny Easygoing Gentle Patient Strong Active Intelligent
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Rough Collie is an excellent dog breed.
Smart: Old English Sheepdog's has great intelligence.
Smart: Berger Blanc Suisse's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Rough Collies are very easy to train.
Old English Sheepdogs are easy to train.
Berger Blanc Suisses are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Rough Collie is a playful breed.
The Old English Sheepdog is a playful breed.
The Berger Blanc Suisse is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Rough Collies don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Old English Sheepdogs 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.
Old English Sheepdogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Berger Blanc Suisses are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Rough Collies need a lot of social interaction.
Old English Sheepdogs need a lot of social interaction.
Berger Blanc Suisses need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low to Average: The Rough Collie rarely barks.
Average: The Old English Sheepdog barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Berger Blanc Suisse is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Rough Collies are one of the best watchdogs.
Old English Sheepdogs are good watchdogs.
Berger Blanc Suisses are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Rough Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Old English Sheepdogs strongly protect their territory.
Berger Blanc Suisses strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Rough Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Old English Sheepdog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Berger Blanc Suisse has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Rough Collies have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Old English Sheepdogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Berger Blanc Suisses have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Rough Collies are not the biggest explorers.
Old English Sheepdogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Berger Blanc Suisses have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Rough Collies have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Old English Sheepdogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Berger Blanc Suisses don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
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.
Old English Sheepdogs are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Berger Blanc Suisses are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Rough Collies adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Old English Sheepdogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Berger Blanc Suisses 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.
Old English Sheepdogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Berger Blanc Suisses tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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 Old English Sheepdog vs Berger Blanc Suisse

Stranger Friendly
Rough Collies are stranger friendly dogs.
Old English Sheepdogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Berger Blanc Suisses are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Rough Collies are very kid-friendly dogs.
Old English Sheepdogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Berger Blanc Suisses are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Rough Collies are very cat-friendly dogs.
Old English Sheepdogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Berger Blanc Suisses are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Rough Collies are dog-friendly dogs.
Old English Sheepdogs are dog-friendly dogs.
Berger Blanc Suisses are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Rough Collie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Old English Sheepdog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Berger Blanc Suisse is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Rough Collies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Old English Sheepdogs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Berger Blanc Suisses are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Rough Collies are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Old English Sheepdogs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Berger Blanc Suisses 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
Old English Sheepdogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Berger Blanc Suisses 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
Old English Sheepdog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Berger Blanc Suisse breed usually doesn't like 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 Old English Sheepdog vs Berger Blanc Suisse

Health Issues
The Rough Collie is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Old English Sheepdog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Berger Blanc Suisses tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Collie Eye Anomaly Gray Collie Syndrome Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Drug Sensitivity Hip Dysplasia Allergies Cataracts Deafness Diabetes Entropion Heat Intolerance Hip Dysplasia Allergies Bloat Joint Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 14-16 years 10-12 years 12-13 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.
Old English Sheepdogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Berger Blanc Suisses are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Rough Collies need quite a lot of exercise.
Old English Sheepdogs have an average exercise need.
Berger Blanc Suisses 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.
Old English Sheepdogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Berger Blanc Suisses 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. Recommended daily amount: 2.5 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day. 2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
Average.
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 average to cold weather conditions
The Old English Sheepdog can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Berger Blanc Suisse 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 Old English Sheepdog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Berger Blanc Suisse has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Rough Collie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Old English Sheepdog is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Berger Blanc Suisse is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Rough Collie vs Old English Sheepdog vs Berger Blanc Suisse

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 5-8 puppies 6-8 puppies

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