• 0

St. Bernard vs Saint-Usuge Spaniel vs Sapsali – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between St. Bernard vs Saint-Usuge Spaniel vs Sapsali" Compare St. Bernard and Saint-Usuge Spaniel. Which is better: St. Bernard or Saint-Usuge Spaniel or Sapsali?
Name St. Bernard Saint-Usuge Spaniel Sapsali
OriginsSwitzerland Italy France Korea
Group Working Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank48334507
Reviews401
Rate

Other Names St. Hubert Hound, Chien St. Hubert, Sleuth Hound, St. Bernhardshund, Bernhardiner St-Usuge Spaniel, Epagneul de Saint-Usuge Sapsal Gae, Sapsaree, Exorcising Dog, Ghost Hunting Clever Dog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
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
No set No set
Price $1500-$1800 Unknown $300-$500

General Appearance - St. Bernard vs Saint-Usuge Spaniel vs Sapsali

Size Giant Medium Large
Medium
Weight 110-200 pounds (50-91 kg) Male: 20–35 pounds (9–16 kg), Female:20–35 pounds (9–16 kg) Male: 18–27 kg (40-60 lbs), Female: 16–25 kg (35-55 lbs)
Avg. Weight 155 pounds (70.5 kg) Male: 27.5 pounds (12.5 kg), Female: 27.5 pounds (12.5 kg) Male: 18–27 kg (40-60 lbs), Female: 16–25 kg (35-55 lbs)
Height 25.5-27.5 inches (61-70 cm) Male: 17-21 inches (43-53 cm), Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm) Male: 50–60 cm (20–24 in), Female: 48–58 cm (19–23 in)
Avg. Height 25.5-27.5 inches (65.5 cm) Male: 19 inches (48 cm), Female: 19 inches (48 cm) Male: 50–60 cm (20–24 in), Female: 48–58 cm (19–23 in)

Hair & Care - St. Bernard vs Saint-Usuge Spaniel vs Sapsali

Coat Dense
Rough
Smooth
Straight
Smooth
Thick
Silky
Colors Brown
Red
White
Brindle
Tricolor
Black
Brown Reddish
Orange
Brown
Golden
Yellowish
Blonde
Black
Grooming
Average: The St.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Advanced: The Sapsali requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
St.
Saint-Usuge Spaniels shed moderately.
Sapsalis are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - St. Bernard vs Saint-Usuge Spaniel vs Sapsali

Temperament Friendly
Independent
Going
Social
Gentle
Happy
Quiet
Loyal
Affectionate
Obedient
Mellow
Patient
Trainable
Friendly
Loyal
Protective
Gentle
Playful
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Saint-Usuge Spaniel's has great intelligence.
Very smart: Sapsali is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
St.
Saint-Usuge Spaniels are very easy to train.
Sapsalis are easy to train.
Playfulness
St.
The Saint-Usuge Spaniel is a highly playful breed.
The Sapsali is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
St.
Saint-Usuge Spaniels have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
St.
Saint-Usuge Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Sapsalis are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
St.
Saint-Usuge Spaniels are a social breed.
Sapsalis need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low: The St.
Average to high: The Saint-Usuge Spaniel is a vocal breed.
High: The Sapsali is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
St.
Saint-Usuge Spaniels are good watchdogs.
Sapsalis are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
St.
Saint-Usuge Spaniels strongly protect their territory.
Sapsalis strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Moderate
The St.
Low
The Saint-Usuge Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Sapsali has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
St.
Saint-Usuge Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Sapsalis have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
St.
Saint-Usuge Spaniels have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the Sapsali is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
St.
Saint-Usuge Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Sapsalis have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
St.
Saint-Usuge Spaniels are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Sapsalis are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
St.
Saint-Usuge Spaniels adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Sapsalis adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
St.
Saint-Usuge Spaniels 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately 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 - St. Bernard vs Saint-Usuge Spaniel vs Sapsali

Stranger Friendly
St.
Saint-Usuge Spaniels are stranger friendly dogs.
Sapsalis are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
St.
Saint-Usuge Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Sapsalis are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
St.
Saint-Usuge Spaniels are cat-friendly dogs.
Sapsalis are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
St.
Saint-Usuge Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Sapsalis are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
St.
No
Saint-Usuge Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Sapsali is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
St.
Saint-Usuge Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Sapsalis are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
St.
Saint-Usuge Spaniels are usually friendly towards other pets.
Sapsalis are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
St.
Yes
Saint-Usuge Spaniels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Sapsalis are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn 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 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 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) 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.
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
St.
Not really
Saint-Usuge Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Sapsali breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes
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 - St. Bernard vs Saint-Usuge Spaniel vs Sapsali

Health Issues
Very healthy dog breed.
The Saint-Usuge Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems Allergies
Bloat
Cataracts
Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Elbow Dysplasia
Entropion
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
No set No set
Life Expectancy 8-10 years 12-14 years 11-13 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
St.
Saint-Usuge Spaniels have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Sapsalis have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
St.
Saint-Usuge Spaniels have an average exercise need.
Sapsalis have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
St.
Saint-Usuge Spaniels sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Sapsalis sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 6 to 8 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. 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Sapsali can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness High
The St.
Medium
The Saint-Usuge Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Sapsali has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The St.
The Saint-Usuge Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Sapsali is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - St. Bernard vs Saint-Usuge Spaniel vs Sapsali

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

Rate This Comparsion - St. Bernard vs Saint-Usuge Spaniel vs Sapsali

Reviews