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Ariege Pointer vs Burgos Pointer vs German Shorthaired Pointer – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Ariege Pointer vs Burgos Pointer vs German Shorthaired Pointer" Compare Ariege Pointer and Burgos Pointer. Which is better: Ariege Pointer or Burgos Pointer or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Name Ariege Pointer Burgos Pointer German Shorthaired Pointer
OriginsFrance Spain Germany
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog Gun Dog
Popularity Rank41419610
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Other Names Braque de l’Ariège, Ariege Pointing Dog Spanish Pointer, Perdiguero Burgales, Burgos Pointing Dog Deutsch Kurzhaar, Kurzhaar, GSP, DK, Deutscher Kurzhaariger Vorstehhund
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition No set No set American Kennel Club Canadian Kennel Club Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain Australian National Kennel Council New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club
Price $600-$800 $800-$1000 $600-$800

General Appearance - Ariege Pointer vs Burgos Pointer vs German Shorthaired Pointer

Size Large Large Large Medium
Weight 25–30 kg Male: 55-66 pounds (25–30 kg), Female: 52-64 pounds (23.5-29 kg) Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Avg. Weight 25–30 kg Male: 60.5 pounds (27.5 kg), Female: 58 pounds (26 kg) Male: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg)
Height Male: 24–26 inches (60–67 cm), Female: 22–26 inches (56–65 cm) Male: 24–26 inches (60–67 cm), Female: 22–26 inches (56–65 cm) Male: 23-25 inches (59-64 cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 24–26 inches (60–67 cm), Female: 22–26 inches (56–65 cm) Male: 25 inches (63.5 cm), Female: 24 inches (60.5 cm) Male: 24 inches (61.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Ariege Pointer vs Burgos Pointer vs German Shorthaired Pointer

Coat Fine Smooth Bushy Dense
Colors Brown White Orange Fawn ticked Fawn Brown ticked Liver and White Roan Liver White Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Ariege Pointer requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Burgos Pointer requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The German Shorthaired Pointer requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Ariege Pointers are low shedders.
Burgos Pointers are low shedders.
German Shorthaired Pointers shed moderately.

Characteristics - Ariege Pointer vs Burgos Pointer vs German Shorthaired Pointer

Temperament Docile Independent Robust Energetic Quick Trainable Hunting Obedient Calm Confident Patient Affectionate Bold Intelligent Boisterous Cooperative Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Ariege Pointer is an excellent dog breed.
Smart: Burgos Pointer's has great intelligence.
Very smart: German Shorthaired Pointer is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Ariege Pointers are very easy to train.
Burgos Pointers are easy to train.
German Shorthaired Pointers are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Ariege Pointer is a highly playful breed.
The Burgos Pointer is a playful breed.
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Ariege Pointers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Burgos Pointers 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
Ariege Pointers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Burgos Pointers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
German Shorthaired Pointers are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Ariege Pointers are a social breed.
Burgos Pointers are a social breed.
German Shorthaired Pointers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
High: The Ariege Pointer is a very vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Burgos Pointer rarely barks.
Average: The German Shorthaired Pointer barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Ariege Pointers are good watchdogs.
Burgos Pointers are one of the best watchdogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Ariege Pointers are average defenders.
Burgos Pointers are not the best to protect their territory.
German Shorthaired Pointers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Ariege Pointer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Burgos Pointer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The German Shorthaired Pointer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Ariege Pointers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Burgos Pointers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
German Shorthaired Pointers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Ariege Pointers have average wanderlust potential.
Burgos Pointers tend to escape less than other breeds.
German Shorthaired Pointers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Ariege Pointers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Burgos Pointers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
German Shorthaired Pointers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Ariege Pointers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Burgos Pointers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
German Shorthaired Pointers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Ariege Pointers don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Burgos Pointers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
German Shorthaired Pointers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Ariege Pointers 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.
Burgos Pointers 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 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 - Ariege Pointer vs Burgos Pointer vs German Shorthaired Pointer

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

Health Issues
The Ariege Pointer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Burgos Pointers are commonly healthy dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems No set No set Gastric Torsion Hypothyroidism Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) Osteochondrosis Dissecans Von Willebrand's Disease Entropion Pannus Lymphedema Cardiomyopathy Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 10-13 years 10-13 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Ariege Pointers are high energy dogs.
Burgos Pointers are high energy dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Ariege Pointers need a lot of exercises.
Burgos Pointers need a lot of exercises.
German Shorthaired Pointers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Ariege Pointers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Burgos Pointers don't need too much sleep.
German Shorthaired Pointers 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. 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4 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 average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Ariege Pointer has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Burgos Pointer has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The German Shorthaired Pointer has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Ariege Pointer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Burgos Pointer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Ariege Pointer vs Burgos Pointer vs German Shorthaired Pointer

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 3-5 puppies 3-5 puppies 7-12 puppies

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