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Vizsla vs Airedale Terrier vs Brittany – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Vizsla vs Airedale Terrier vs Brittany" Compare Vizsla and Airedale Terrier. Which is better: Vizsla or Airedale Terrier or Brittany?
Name Vizsla Airedale Terrier Brittany
OriginsHungary England France
Group Gun Dog Hunting Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank305526
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Other Names Hungarian Vizsla, Magyar Vizsla, Hungarian Pointer, Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer, Rövidszőrű Magyar Vizsla Waterside Terrier, Bingley Terrier, Irish Red Terrier Epagneul Breton, Brittany Spaniel, American Brittany, Brittany Wiegref
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1960 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs 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 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
Price $800-$1200 $600-$800 $700-$800

General Appearance - Vizsla vs Airedale Terrier vs Brittany

Size Large Medium Medium
Weight Male: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg) Male: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg), Female: 40-45 pounds (18-20 kg) Male: 35-40 pounds (16-18 kg), Females: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19 kg) Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Females: 35 pounds (16 kg)
Height Male: 22-26 inches (56-66 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm), Female: 22-23 inches (56-58 cm) Male: 17-21 inches (43-53 cm), Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 24 inches (61 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm) Male: 19 inches (48 cm), Female: 19 inches (48.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Vizsla vs Airedale Terrier vs Brittany

Coat Fine Dense Hard Coarse Short No Undercoat Wiry Dense Rough Feathered
Colors Golden Rust Russet Gold Dark Sandy Gold Tan Grizzle Black Liver White Orange Roan
Grooming
Effortless: The Vizsla requires minimal grooming.
Advanced: The Airedale Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Brittany doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Vizslas shed moderately.
Airedale Terriers are low shedders.
Brittanys are low shedders.

Characteristics - Vizsla vs Airedale Terrier vs Brittany

Temperament Affectionate Energetic Intelligent Protective Cheerful Gentle Playful Quiet Easygoing Companionable Lively Friendly Evenly Tempered Trainable Willing Alert Courageous Intelligent Confident Friendly Outgoing Adaptable Brave Playful Energetic Balanced Obedient Loyal Alert Intelligent Social Independent Responsive
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Vizsla is an excellent dog breed.
Smart: Airedale Terrier's has great intelligence.
Very smart: Brittany is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Vizslas are easy to train.
Airedale Terriers are very easy to train.
Brittanys are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Vizsla is a highly playful breed.
The Airedale Terrier is a highly playful breed.
The Brittany is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Vizslas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Airedale Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Brittanys don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Vizslas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Airedale Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Brittanys are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Vizslas are a social breed.
Airedale Terriers are a social breed.
Brittanys need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average: The Vizsla barks occasionally.
Average: The Airedale Terrier barks occasionally.
Average: The Brittany barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Vizslas are average watchdogs.
Airedale Terriers are good watchdogs.
Brittanys are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Vizslas are average defenders.
Airedale Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Brittanys are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Vizsla has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Airedale Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Brittany has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Vizslas have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Airedale Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Brittanys have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Vizslas have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the Airedale Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Brittany is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Vizslas have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Airedale Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Brittanys have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Vizslas are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Airedale 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.
Brittanys 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
Vizslas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Airedale Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Brittanys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Vizslas 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.
Airedale 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.
Brittanys 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 - Vizsla vs Airedale Terrier vs Brittany

Stranger Friendly
Vizslas are average friendly towards strangers.
Airedale Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Brittanys are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Vizslas are kid-friendly dogs.
Airedale Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Brittanys are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Vizslas are average friendly towards cats.
Airedale Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Brittanys are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Vizslas are average friendly towards other dogs.
Airedale Terriers are not dog-friendly.
Brittanys are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Vizsla is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Airedale Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Brittany is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Vizslas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Airedale Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Brittanys are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Vizslas are generally with other pets.
Airedale Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Brittanys are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Vizslas are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Airedale Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Brittanys 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.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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 Yes
Vizsla breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Airedale Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Brittany 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 - Vizsla vs Airedale Terrier vs Brittany

Health Issues
The Vizsla is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Airedale Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Brittany is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Cancer Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Sebaceous Adenitis Allergies Cancer Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Umbilical Hernias Von Willebrand's Disease Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism
Life Expectancy 10-14 years 10-13 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes No
Energy Level
Vizslas are high energy dogs.
Airedale Terriers are high energy dogs.
Brittanys are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Vizslas need a lot of exercises.
Airedale Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Brittanys need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Vizslas don't need too much sleep.
Airedale Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Brittanys don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 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
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Brittany can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Vizsla has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Airedale Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Brittany has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Vizsla is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Airedale Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Brittany is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Vizsla vs Airedale Terrier vs Brittany

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 7-9 puppies 1-11 puppies, average 6

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