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Spinone Italiano vs Tibetan Spaniel vs Irish Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Spinone Italiano vs Tibetan Spaniel vs Irish Terrier" Compare Spinone Italiano and Tibetan Spaniel. Which is better: Spinone Italiano or Tibetan Spaniel or Irish Terrier?
Name Spinone Italiano Tibetan Spaniel Irish Terrier
OriginsItaly Tibet Ireland
Group Gun Dog Companion Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank111121114
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Other Names Italian Spinone, Spinone, Italian Griffon, Italian Wire-Haired Pointer, Italian Coarsehaired Pointer Tibbie, Simkhyi Irish Red Terrier, Daredevil
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2000 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1983 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Tibetan breeds section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section.
Breed Recognition 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. Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry No set No set
Price $1500-$2000 $800-$1000 $600-$800

General Appearance - Spinone Italiano vs Tibetan Spaniel vs Irish Terrier

Size Large Medium Small Medium
Weight Male: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg), Female: 50-70 pounds (22-31 kg) 9-15 pounds (4.1-6.8 kg) 25-27 pounds (11-12 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 70 pounds (31.5 kg), Female: 60 pounds (26.5 kg) 12 pounds (4.1-6.8 kg) 26 pounds (11.5 kg)
Height 23 - 28 inches (58 - 70 cm) 10 inches (25 cm) 18 inches (43 cm)
Avg. Height 23 - 28 inches (58 - 70 cm) 10 inches (25 cm) 18 inches (43 cm)

Hair & Care - Spinone Italiano vs Tibetan Spaniel vs Irish Terrier

Coat Wiry Silky Straight Wiry
Colors Brown Roan White Orange Cream Red Silver Sable Tan Gold White Black Red Wheaten
Grooming
Average: The Spinone Italiano requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Tibetan Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The Irish Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Spinone Italianos shed none to minimal.
Tibetan Spaniels shed none to minimal.
Irish Terriers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Spinone Italiano vs Tibetan Spaniel vs Irish Terrier

Temperament Friendly Affectionate Gentle Loyal Docile Patient Intelligent Aloof Independent Assertive Happy Willful Dominant Lively Respectful Intelligent Protective Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Tibetan Spaniel's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Irish Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Spinone Italianos are quite easy to train.
Tibetan Spaniels are easy to train.
Irish Terriers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Spinone Italianos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Tibetan Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Irish Terrier is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Spinone Italianos don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Tibetan Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Irish Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Spinone Italianos are highly affectionate dogs.
Tibetan Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Irish Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Spinone Italianos are a social breed.
Tibetan Spaniels need a lot of social interaction.
Irish Terriers are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The Spinone Italiano rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Tibetan Spaniel rarely barks.
Average: The Irish Terrier barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Spinone Italianos are average watchdogs.
Tibetan Spaniels are good watchdogs.
Irish Terriers are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Spinone Italianos are average defenders.
Tibetan Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
Irish Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Spinone Italiano has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Tibetan Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Irish Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Spinone Italianos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Tibetan Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Irish Terriers have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Spinone Italianos have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Tibetan Spaniels have average wanderlust potential.
Irish Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Spinone Italianos 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.
Tibetan Spaniels 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.
Irish Terriers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Spinone Italianos are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Tibetan Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Irish Terriers 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
Spinone Italianos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tibetan Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Irish Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Spinone Italianos 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.
Tibetan Spaniels tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Irish Terriers 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 - Spinone Italiano vs Tibetan Spaniel vs Irish Terrier

Stranger Friendly
Spinone Italianos are very stranger friendly dogs.
Tibetan Spaniels are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Irish Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Spinone Italianos are very kid-friendly dogs.
Tibetan Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
Irish Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Spinone Italianos are average friendly towards cats.
Tibetan Spaniels are very cat-friendly dogs.
Irish Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Spinone Italianos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Tibetan Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Irish Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Spinone Italiano is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Tibetan Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Irish Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Spinone Italianos are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Tibetan Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Irish Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Spinone Italianos are generally with other pets.
Tibetan Spaniels are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Irish Terriers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Spinone Italianos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Tibetan Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Irish Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used 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 Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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 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.
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
Spinone Italiano breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Tibetan Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Irish Terrier 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 - Spinone Italiano vs Tibetan Spaniel vs Irish Terrier

Health Issues
The Spinone Italiano is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Tibetan Spaniels tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Irish Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Bloat Cerebellar Ataxia No set No set
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 12-15 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
Energy Level
Spinone Italianos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Tibetan Spaniels have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Irish Terriers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Spinone Italianos need quite a lot of exercise.
Tibetan Spaniels exercise need is minimal.
Irish Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Spinone Italianos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Tibetan Spaniels sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Irish Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers warm weather Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Irish Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Spinone Italiano has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Tibetan Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Irish Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Spinone Italiano is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Tibetan Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Irish Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Spinone Italiano vs Tibetan Spaniel vs Irish 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 3-6 puppies 4-6 puppies

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