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Name Rough Collie Saluki Schweizer Laufhund
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Group Pastoral / Herding Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
English Collie
Lassie Dog
Long-Haired Collie
Scottish Collie
Collie
Persian Greyhound
Gazelle Hound
Chien Courant Suisse
Schweizer Laufhund
Swiss Hound
Swiss Laufhund
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Rough Collie vs Saluki vs Schweizer Laufhund breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Rough Collie vs Saluki vs Schweizer Laufhund Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Rough Collie or Saluki or Schweizer Laufhund? Which is more expensive?
$400-$600 $600-$800 Unknown
Availability
Which is easier to get, Rough Collie or Saluki or Schweizer Laufhund?
Very frequent: The Rough Collie is quite easy to get.
Frequent: The Saluki is easier than average to get.
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.

Rough Collie vs Saluki vs Schweizer Laufhund Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Rough Collie or Saluki or Schweizer Laufhund? Which is the smallest dog, Rough Collie or Saluki or Schweizer Laufhund?
Large Large Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Rough Collie or Saluki or Saluki? Rough Collie vs Saluki vs Schweizer Laufhund weight comparison:
Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg) 29 - 66 pounds (13 - 30 kg) Male: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg), Female: 27-42 pounds (12-19 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg) 29 - 66 pounds (13 - 30 kg) Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Female: 34.5 pounds (15.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Rough Collie or Saluki or Schweizer Laufhund? Rough Collie vs Saluki vs Schweizer Laufhund height comparison:
Male: 24–26 inch (60–66 cm), Female: 22–24 inch (55–61 cm) 23 - 28 inches (58 - 71cm) Male: 20-24 inches (51-60 cm), Female: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm) 23 - 28 inches (58 - 71cm) Male: 22 inches (55.5 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm)

Rough Collie vs Saluki vs Schweizer Laufhund Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Rough Collie vs Saluki vs Schweizer Laufhund coat comparison:
Rough
Soft
Thick
Straight
Harsh
Furry
Smooth Dense
Smooth
Colors
What are the original Rough Collie, Saluki and Schweizer Laufhund color?
Black & White & Tan
Blue & Merle
Blue & Merle & White
Sable
Sable & White
White
White & Merle
Merle
Chocolate
Fawn
Red
White
Tan
Cream
Golden
Silver
Black
White & Black Patches
Black Saddle & Tan Markings
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Rough Collie or Saluki or Schweizer Laufhund? Rough Collie vs Saluki vs Schweizer Laufhund grooming comparison:
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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Easy to groom: The Schweizer Laufhund doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Rough Collie or Saluki or Schweizer Laufhund? Rough Collie or Saluki or {name3 shedding:
Rough Collies are heavy shedders.
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Salukis shed none to minimal.
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Schweizer Laufhunds shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Rough Collie or Saluki or Schweizer Laufhund?
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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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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Rough Collie vs Saluki vs Schweizer Laufhund Personality / Temperament Comparison

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

Low 🔽

The Rough Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Saluki has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

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

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Rough Collie bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Saluki bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Schweizer Laufhund bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Rough Collie vs Saluki vs Schweizer Laufhund mouthiness comparison:
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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Schweizer Laufhunds have an 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?
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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The wanderlust potential of the Schweizer Laufhund is strong enough to escape from home.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
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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Schweizer Laufhunds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Rough Collie or Saluki or Schweizer Laufhund?
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.
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 Schweizer Laufhund indoors.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Rough Collies adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Salukis adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Schweizer Laufhunds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Rough Collie or Saluki or Schweizer Laufhund?
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.
Schweizer Laufhunds 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.

Rough Collie vs Saluki vs Schweizer Laufhund Good With Comparison

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

Rough Collie vs Saluki vs Schweizer Laufhund Health Comparison

Health Issues
Rough Collie vs Saluki vs Schweizer Laufhund health comparison. Which is the healthier: Rough Collie vs Saluki vs Schweizer Laufhund?
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.
Schweizer Laufhunds are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Rough Collie vs Saluki vs Schweizer Laufhund? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Rough Collie vs Saluki vs Schweizer Laufhund health problems comparison:
Collie Eye Anomaly
Gray Collie Syndrome
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Drug Sensitivity
Hip Dysplasia
No data available Cataracts
Demodectic Mange
Ear Infections
Ectropion
Elbow Dysplasia
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
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.
Rare
The Schweizer Laufhund should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Rough Collie vs Saluki vs Schweizer Laufhund lifespan comparison. How long do Rough Collie, Saluki and Schweizer Laufhund breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
14-16 years
The average lifespan of Rough Collie: 15 years
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Saluki: 13 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Schweizer Laufhund: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
Rough Collie vs Saluki vs Schweizer Laufhund hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Rough Collie or Saluki or Schweizer Laufhund? Rough Collie vs Saluki vs Schweizer Laufhund energy level comparison:
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.
Schweizer Laufhunds have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Rough Collie vs Saluki vs Schweizer Laufhund exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Rough Collie or Saluki or Schweizer Laufhund? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Rough Collies need quite a lot of exercise.
Salukis have an average exercise need.
Schweizer Laufhunds exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Rough Collie or Saluki or Schweizer Laufhund?
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.
Schweizer Laufhunds sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Rough Collie or Saluki or Schweizer Laufhund?
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. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Rough Collie vs Saluki vs Schweizer Laufhund weight gain potential comparison:
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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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Schweizer Laufhund's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Rough Collie vs Saluki vs Schweizer Laufhund?
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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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Rough Collie vs Saluki vs Schweizer Laufhund?

Medium

The Rough Collie has an average chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Saluki has a low chance of bad smell.

Medium

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

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

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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Not really

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

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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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?

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.

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: Rough Collie vs Saluki vs Schweizer Laufhund?

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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Not really

Schweizer Laufhund 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.

Rough Collie vs Saluki vs Schweizer Laufhund 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 Rough Collie and Saluki and Schweizer Laufhund have?
4-8 puppies 4-8 puppies 5-7 puppies

Rough Collie vs Saluki vs Schweizer Laufhund Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1929 as a Hound breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
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. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
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
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