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Shetland Sheepdog vs Rough Collie vs Dachshund – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Shetland Sheepdog vs Rough Collie vs Dachshund" Compare Shetland Sheepdog and Rough Collie. Which is better: Shetland Sheepdog or Rough Collie or Dachshund?
Name Shetland Sheepdog Rough Collie Dachshund
OriginsScotland Scotland Germany
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank244013
Reviews544
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Other Names Miniature Collie, Shetland Collie (obsolete), Dwarf Scotch Shepherd (obsolete), Toonie Dog (obsolete), Sheltie Collie, Scottish Collie, Long-Haired Collie, English Collie, Lassie Dog Teckel, Tekkel, Tekkel Doxie, Weenie Dog, Sausage Dog, Bassotto, Worshond
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1911 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed.
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 Dachshunds group, in the 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
Canadian Canine Registry
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
Canadian Canine Registry
Price $800-$1000 $400-$600 $500-$700

General Appearance - Shetland Sheepdog vs Rough Collie vs Dachshund

Size Medium Large Small
Weight 14-27 pounds (6-12 kg) Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg) Toy: 8-11 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 16-32 pounds (7-15 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg)
Avg. Weight 20.5 pounds (9 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg) Toy: 9.5 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 24 pounds (11 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg)
Height 13-16 inches (33-41 cm) Male: 24–26 inch (60–66 cm), Female: 22–24 inch (55–61 cm) Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 8-11 inches (20-27 cm), Miniature: 5-7 inches (13-18 cm)
Avg. Height 14.5 inches (37 cm) Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm) Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 9.5 inches (23.5 cm), Miniature: 6 inches (15.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Shetland Sheepdog vs Rough Collie vs Dachshund

Coat Dense Rough
Soft
Thick
Straight
Harsh
Furry
Fine
Colors White
Blue
Merle
Sable
Tan
Black
Black & White & Tan
Blue & Merle
Blue & Merle & White
Sable
Sable & White
White
White & Merle
Merle
Blue
Red
White
Tan
Brown
Silver
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 Dachshund doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Shetland Sheepdogs shed moderately.
Rough Collies are heavy shedders.
Dachshunds shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Shetland Sheepdog vs Rough Collie vs Dachshund

Temperament Affectionate
Gentle
Lively
Responsive
Friendly
Intelligent
Playful
Friendly
Gentle
Intelligent
Loyal
Protective
Responsive
Social
Hard working
Docile
Obedient
Elegant
Herding
Clever
Devoted
Playful
Courageous
Lively
Stubborn
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Shetland Sheepdog is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Very smart: Rough Collie is an excellent dog breed.
Average: Dachshund's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Shetland Sheepdogs are quite easy to train.
Rough Collies are very easy to train.
Dachshunds are easy to train.
Playfulness
Shetland Sheepdogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Rough Collie is a playful breed.
Dachshunds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Shetland Sheepdogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
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
Shetland Sheepdogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Rough Collies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Dachshunds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Shetland Sheepdogs are a social breed.
Rough Collies need a lot of social interaction.
Dachshunds are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Shetland Sheepdog is a very vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Rough Collie rarely barks.
High: The Dachshund is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Shetland Sheepdogs are good watchdogs.
Rough Collies are one of the best watchdogs.
Dachshunds are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Shetland Sheepdogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Rough Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Dachshunds are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Shetland Sheepdog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Rough Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Shetland Sheepdogs have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Rough Collies have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Dachshunds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Shetland Sheepdogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Rough Collies are not the biggest explorers.
Dachshunds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Shetland Sheepdogs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Rough Collies have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Dachshunds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Shetland Sheepdogs are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
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.
Dachshunds are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Shetland Sheepdogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Rough Collies adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Dachshunds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Shetland Sheepdogs 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 Collies tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Dachshunds 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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Shetland Sheepdog vs Rough Collie vs Dachshund

Stranger Friendly
Shetland Sheepdogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Rough Collies are stranger friendly dogs.
Dachshunds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Shetland Sheepdogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Rough Collies are very kid-friendly dogs.
Dachshunds are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Shetland Sheepdogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Rough Collies are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dachshunds are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Shetland Sheepdogs are dog-friendly dogs.
Rough Collies are dog-friendly dogs.
Dachshunds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Shetland Sheepdog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rough Collie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Dachshund is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Shetland Sheepdogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Rough Collies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Dachshunds are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Shetland Sheepdogs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Rough Collies are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Dachshunds are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Shetland Sheepdogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Rough Collies are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Dachshunds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good 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.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog 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.
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.
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.
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
Shetland Sheepdog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Rough Collie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Dachshund 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 - Shetland Sheepdog vs Rough Collie vs Dachshund

Health Issues
The Shetland Sheepdog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Rough Collie is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Dachshund is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Cancer
Cataracts
Collie Eye Anomaly
Drug Sensitivity
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Haemophilia
Heart Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Trichiasis
Von Willebrand's Disease
Collie Eye Anomaly
Gray Collie Syndrome
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Drug Sensitivity
Hip Dysplasia
Acanthosis Nigricans
Baldness
Bloat
Cancer
Canine Diabetes Mellitus
Cushing's Syndrome
Deafness
Demodectic Mange
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Legg-perthes Disease
Lymphocytic Thyroiditis
Mitral Valve Disease
Narcolepsy
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 14-16 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Shetland Sheepdogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Rough Collies have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Dachshunds have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Shetland Sheepdogs have an average exercise need.
Rough Collies need quite a lot of exercise.
Dachshunds have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Shetland Sheepdogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Rough Collies sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Dachshunds 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. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
High: The Dachshund breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Shetland 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 Rough Collie can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness Medium
The Shetland Sheepdog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Rough Collie has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Shetland Sheepdog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Rough Collie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Dachshund is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Shetland Sheepdog vs Rough Collie vs Dachshund

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 4-6 puppies 4-8 puppies 4-8 puppies

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