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French Brittany vs English Springer Spaniel vs German Shorthaired Pointer – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between French Brittany vs English Springer Spaniel vs German Shorthaired Pointer" Compare French Brittany and English Springer Spaniel. Which is better: French Brittany or English Springer Spaniel or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Name French Brittany English Springer Spaniel German Shorthaired Pointer
OriginsFrance England Germany
Group Hunting Dogs Gun Dog Gun Dog
Popularity Rank3362710
Reviews112
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Other Names Epagneul Breton, Brittany Spaniel, American Brittany, Brittany Wiegref Springer Spaniel Deutsch Kurzhaar, Kurzhaar, GSP, DK, Deutscher Kurzhaariger Vorstehhund
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1910 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Flushing Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition No set American Canine Registry 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 Canadian Canine Registry 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 $700-$800 $700-$800 $600-$800

General Appearance - French Brittany vs English Springer Spaniel vs German Shorthaired Pointer

Size Medium Medium Large Medium
Weight Male: 35-40 pounds (16-18 kg), Females: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg) Male: 45-55 pounds (20-25 kg), Female: 40-50 pounds (18-23 kg) Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Females: 35 pounds (16 kg) Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 45 pounds (20.5 kg) Male: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg)
Height Male: 17-21 inches (43-53 cm), Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm) Male: 19-21 inches (48-56 cm), Female:18-20 inches (46-51 cm) Male: 23-25 inches (59-64 cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 19 inches (48 cm), Female: 19 inches (48.5 cm) Male: 20 inches (52 cm), Female:19 inches (48.5 cm) Male: 24 inches (61.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm)

Hair & Care - French Brittany vs English Springer Spaniel vs German Shorthaired Pointer

Coat Dense Feathered Dense
Colors Liver White Orange Roan White Liver Tan Black Roan Liver White Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The French Brittany doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Advanced: The English Springer Spaniel requires a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The German Shorthaired Pointer requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
French Brittanys are low shedders.
English Springer Spaniels shed moderately.
German Shorthaired Pointers shed moderately.

Characteristics - French Brittany vs English Springer Spaniel vs German Shorthaired Pointer

Temperament Alert Intelligent Social Independent Responsive Affectionate Cheerful Intelligent Social Alert Energetic Playful Affectionate Bold Intelligent Boisterous Cooperative Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Low: The French Brittany if one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
Very smart: English Springer Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Very smart: German Shorthaired Pointer is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
French Brittanys are very easy to train.
English Springer Spaniels are easy to train.
German Shorthaired Pointers are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The French Brittany is a highly playful breed.
The English Springer Spaniel is a highly playful breed.
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
French Brittanys are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
English Springer Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
German Shorthaired Pointers are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
French Brittanys need for social interaction is average.
English Springer Spaniels are a social breed.
German Shorthaired Pointers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The French Brittany barks occasionally.
Average: The English Springer Spaniel barks occasionally.
Average: The German Shorthaired Pointer barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
French Brittanys are average watchdogs.
English Springer Spaniels are average watchdogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
French Brittanys are average defenders.
English Springer Spaniels are average defenders.
German Shorthaired Pointers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The French Brittany has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The English Springer Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The German Shorthaired Pointer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
French Brittanys have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
English Springer Spaniels have an 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
Wanderlust potential of the French Brittany is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the English Springer Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
German Shorthaired Pointers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
French Brittanys 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.
English Springer Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
German Shorthaired Pointers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
French 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.
English Springer Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
French Brittanys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
English Springer Spaniels 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
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
English Springer 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 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 - French Brittany vs English Springer Spaniel vs German Shorthaired Pointer

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

Health Issues
The French Brittany is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
English Springer Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Ear Infections Epilepsy Eye Problems Familial Inherited Renal Dysplasia Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Allergies Ear Infections Ectropion Hip Dysplasia Phosphofructokinase deficiency (Tarui disease, PFK) Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Retinal Dysplasia Gastric Torsion Hypothyroidism Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) Osteochondrosis Dissecans Von Willebrand's Disease Entropion Pannus Lymphedema Cardiomyopathy Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 10-14 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
French Brittanys are high energy dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are high energy dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
French Brittanys need a lot of exercises.
English Springer Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
German Shorthaired Pointers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
French Brittanys don't need too much sleep.
English Springer Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
German Shorthaired Pointers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 2 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. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The French Brittany has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The English Springer Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The German Shorthaired Pointer has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The French Brittany is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The English Springer Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - French Brittany vs English Springer Spaniel 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 1-11 puppies 4-10 puppies 7-12 puppies

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