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Vizsla vs Brazilian Terrier vs Jack Russell Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Vizsla vs Brazilian Terrier vs Jack Russell Terrier" Compare Vizsla and Brazilian Terrier. Which is better: Vizsla or Brazilian Terrier or Jack Russell Terrier?
Name Vizsla Brazilian Terrier Jack Russell Terrier
OriginsHungary Brazil England
Group Gun Dog Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank3049078
Reviews312
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Other Names Hungarian Vizsla, Magyar Vizsla, Hungarian Pointer, Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer, Rövidszőrű Magyar Vizsla Fox Paulistinha, Terrier Brasileiro Russell Terrier, JRT, Jack
Breed Type Purebred Cross Breed Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1960 as a Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2012 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 Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Small sized Terriers 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
Dog Registry of America Inc. 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.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Irish Kennel Club
Club Espanol De Terriers
Jack Russell Terrier Club Of America
Price $800-$1200 $500-$700 $700-$1000

General Appearance - Vizsla vs Brazilian Terrier vs Jack Russell Terrier

Size Large Small Small
Weight Male: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg) 15-20 pounds (7-9 kg) 11-18 pounds (5-8 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) 17.5 pounds (8 kg) 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg)
Height Male: 22-26 inches (56-66 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm) 14-16 inches (36-41 cm) 8-15 inches (20-38 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 24 inches (61 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm) 15 inches (38.5 cm) 11.5 inches (29 cm)

Hair & Care - Vizsla vs Brazilian Terrier vs Jack Russell Terrier

Coat Fine
Dense
Hard
Coarse
Short
No Undercoat
Smooth Rough
Colors Golden
Rust
Russet Gold
Dark Sandy Gold
White
Tricolor
Blue
Black
Tan
White
Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Vizsla requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Brazilian Terrier requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Jack Russell Terrier doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Vizslas shed moderately.
Brazilian Terriers are low shedders.
Jack Russell Terriers are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Vizsla vs Brazilian Terrier vs Jack Russell Terrier

Temperament Affectionate
Energetic
Intelligent
Protective
Cheerful
Gentle
Playful
Quiet
Easygoing
Companionable
Lively
Friendly
Evenly Tempered
Trainable
Willing
Active
Friendly
Keen
Alert
Gentle
Restless
Alert
Courageous
Independent
Cheerful
Energetic
Stubborn
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Vizsla is an excellent dog breed.
Average: Brazilian Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Very smart: Jack Russell Terrier is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Vizslas are easy to train.
Brazilian Terriers are quite easy to train.
Jack Russell Terriers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Vizsla is a highly playful breed.
Brazilian Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Jack Russell Terrier is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Vizslas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Brazilian Terriers 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
Vizslas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Brazilian Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Jack Russell Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Vizslas are a social breed.
Brazilian Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Jack Russell Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Vizsla barks occasionally.
Average: The Brazilian Terrier barks occasionally.
High: The Jack Russell Terrier is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Vizslas are average watchdogs.
Brazilian Terriers are average watchdogs.
Jack Russell Terriers are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Vizslas are average defenders.
Brazilian Terriers strongly protect their territory.
Jack Russell Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Vizsla has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Brazilian Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Jack Russell Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Vizslas have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Brazilian Terriers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Jack Russell Terriers have a higher than 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.
Brazilian Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Jack Russell Terrier 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.
Brazilian Terriers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Jack Russell Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Vizslas are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Brazilian Terriers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Jack Russell Terriers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Vizslas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Brazilian Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Jack Russell Terriers 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.
Brazilian Terriers 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.
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 Brazilian Terrier vs Jack Russell Terrier

Stranger Friendly
Vizslas are average friendly towards strangers.
Brazilian Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Jack Russell Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Vizslas are kid-friendly dogs.
Brazilian Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Jack Russell Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Vizslas are average friendly towards cats.
Brazilian Terriers are cat-friendly dogs.
Jack Russell Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Vizslas are average friendly towards other dogs.
Brazilian Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
Jack Russell Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Vizsla is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Brazilian Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Jack Russell Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Vizslas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Brazilian Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Jack Russell Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Vizslas are generally with other pets.
Brazilian Terriers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Jack Russell Terriers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Vizslas are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Brazilian Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Jack Russell Terriers 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) 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
Brazilian Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Jack Russell Terrier breed usually likes 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 Brazilian Terrier vs Jack Russell Terrier

Health Issues
The Vizsla is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Brazilian Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Jack Russell Terrier 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
Dental Problems
Ear Infections
Eye Infections
Liver Issues
Skin Allergies
Deafness
Glaucoma
Legg-perthes Disease
Lens Luxation
Patellar Luxation
Life Expectancy 10-14 years 12-14 years 13-16 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Vizslas are high energy dogs.
Brazilian Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Jack Russell Terriers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Vizslas need a lot of exercises.
Brazilian Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Jack Russell Terriers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Vizslas don't need too much sleep.
Brazilian Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Jack Russell Terriers 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. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Vizsla has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Brazilian Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Jack Russell Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Vizsla is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Brazilian Terrier is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Jack Russell Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Vizsla vs Brazilian Terrier vs Jack Russell 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 6-8 puppies 4-7 puppies 4-8 puppies

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