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Wetterhoun vs Shar-Pei vs Border Collie – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Wetterhoun Shar-Pei Border Collie
OriginsNetherlands China England Scotland Wales
Group Gun Dog Companion Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank2226438
Reviews000
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Other Names Frisian Water Dog, Dutch Spaniel, Otterhoun Chinese Fighting Dog Scotch Sheep Dog, Sheepdog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1992 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Water Dogs section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale American Canine Association, Inc. Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club 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 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 The American Int. Border Collie Registry The American Border Collie Association
Price $500-$700 $1000-$1200 $600-$800

General Appearance - Wetterhoun vs Shar-Pei vs Border Collie

Size Medium Medium Large
Weight 55-77 pounds (25-35 kg) 40-55 pounds (18- 25 kg) Male: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg), Female: 27-42 pounds (12-19 kg)
Avg. Weight 66 pounds (30 kg) 47.5 pounds (18- 25 kg) Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Female: 34.5 pounds (15.5 kg)
Height 21.5-23 inches (55-59 cm) 18-20 inches (46-51 cm) Male: 19-22 inches (48-56 cm), Female: 18-21 inches (46-53 cm)
Avg. Height 21.14 inches (57 cm) 19 inches (48.5 cm) Male: 20.5 inches (52 cm), Female: 19.5 inches (49.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Wetterhoun vs Shar-Pei vs Border Collie

Coat Curly Thick Smooth Coarse Dense Feathered
Colors Liver Roan White Black Apricot Blue Cream Red Brown Fawn Black Brindle Lilac Sable Blue Gold Red Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Wetterhoun requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Shar-Pei requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Border Collie requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Wetterhouns shed moderately.
Shar-Peis shed none to minimal.
Border Collies shed moderately.

Characteristics - Wetterhoun vs Shar-Pei vs Border Collie

Temperament Quiet Stubborn Reserved Affectionate Independent Reserved Devoted Loving Suspicious Intelligent Alert Tenacious Protective Energetic Responsive Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Average: Wetterhoun's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Shar-Pei's has average obedience intelligence.
Outstanding: Border Collie is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Wetterhouns are quite easy to train.
Shar-Peis are quite easy to train.
Border Collies are easy to train.
Playfulness
Wetterhouns are not the most playful dog breed.
Shar-Peis, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Border Collie is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Shar-Peis are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Border Collies don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Wetterhouns are highly affectionate dogs.
Shar-Peis may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
Border Collies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Wetterhouns need for social interaction is average.
Shar-Peis are kinda antisocial.
Border Collies need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low to Average: The Wetterhoun rarely barks.
Low: The Shar-Pei barks none to minimal.
High: The Border Collie is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Wetterhouns are good watchdogs.
Shar-Peis are average watchdogs.
Border Collies are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Wetterhouns are extremely protective guard dogs.
Shar-Peis are extremely protective guard dogs.
Border Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Wetterhoun has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Shar-Pei has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Border Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Wetterhouns have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Shar-Peis have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Border Collies have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wetterhouns have average wanderlust potential.
Shar-Peis tend to escape less than other breeds.
Border Collies have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Wetterhouns 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.
Shar-Peis 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.
Border Collies 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.
Apartment Friendly
Wetterhouns are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Shar-Peis are apartment-friendly dogs.
Border Collies are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Wetterhouns adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Shar-Peis adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Border Collies adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Shar-Peis handle alone time quite well.
Border Collies 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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Wetterhoun vs Shar-Pei vs Border Collie

Stranger Friendly
Wetterhouns are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Shar-Peis are not stranger friendly dogs.
Border Collies are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Wetterhouns are kid-friendly dogs.
Shar-Peis are not kid-friendly dogs.
Border Collies are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Wetterhouns are average friendly towards cats.
Shar-Peis are average friendly towards cats.
Border Collies are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Wetterhouns are average friendly towards other dogs.
Shar-Peis are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Border Collies are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Wetterhoun is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Shar-Pei is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Border Collie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Wetterhouns are usually recommended for elderly people.
Shar-Peis are not recommended for elderly people.
Border Collies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Wetterhouns are generally with other pets.
Shar-Peis are generally with other pets.
Border Collies are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Wetterhouns are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Shar-Peis are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Border Collies 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.
Yes
This breed makes good 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Boat Dog Yes
Wetterhoun breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Shar-Pei breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Border Collie 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.
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.

Health Factors - Wetterhoun vs Shar-Pei vs Border Collie

Health Issues
Wetterhouns tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Nagyon egészséges kutyafajta Shar-Pei.
Egészségesek Border Collie fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Health Problems No set Bloat Cancer Cutaneous Mucinosis Demodectic Mange Elbow Dysplasia Entropion Fever Glaucoma Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Osteochondrosis Dissecans Patellar Luxation Pyoderma Seborrhea Allergies Collie Eye Anomaly Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Osteochondrosis Dissecans Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 8-10 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Wetterhouns have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Shar-Peis have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Border Collies are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Wetterhouns need quite a lot of exercise.
Shar-Peis exercise need is minimal.
Border Collies need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Wetterhouns are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Shar-Peis like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Border Collies 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. 2 to 2.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, 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
Average.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Border Collie can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Wetterhoun has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Shar-Pei has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Border Collie has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Wetterhoun is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Shar-Pei is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Border Collie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Wetterhoun vs Shar-Pei vs Border Collie

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 3-7 puppies 4-6 puppies 4-8 puppies

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