Beauceron vs Pointer

Compare the Beauceron to the Pointer. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Beaucerons and Pointers.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - The Beauceron is a good choice for new owners, whereas the Pointer is not recommended for new/inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both breeds are child friendly, but the Pointer is the most friendly between the breeds.
  • Grooming - Both the Beauceron and Pointer are very low maintenance and easy to groom.
  • Barking - The Pointer has an above-average tendency to bark, while the Beauceron has a low tendency to bark.
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Beauceron vs Pointer
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Breed NameBeauceronPointer
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan10-12 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Height24-28 in.23-28 in.
Weight70-110 lb45-75 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryFranceUnited Kingdom
Origin Year1587 AD1650 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessGoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyGoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyPoorVery Good
Stranger FriendlyGoodVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Aggressive
  • Loving
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentNoYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardNoYes
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹40°F to 70°F45°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsRarelyOften
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighHigh
Exercise RequiredHighHigh
Top Running Speed24 mph24 mph
StrengthHighHigh
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowLow
SheddingLowLow
DanderLowLow
Drool AmountLowLow

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameBeauceronPointer
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaYesNo
Family/PackNoYes
IndependentNoYes
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoYes
AverageYesNo
Focused & PatientNoNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionAverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingAverageBelow Average
ChasingAverageBelow Average
Follow CommandsAverageBelow Average
FightingAverageBelow Average
GuardingHighBelow Average
HerdingHighBelow Average
HuntingAverageHigh
ProtectionHighBelow Average
Remove VerminAverageBelow Average
SleddingAverageVery Low
WatchHighBelow Average
Health Comparison
Breed NameBeauceronPointer
Lifespan
Lifespan10-12 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameBeauceronPointer
Coat
HairYesYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesNo
Smooth CoatYesYes
Single CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
StraightYesYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
Coat Color(s)
Black&tanYesNo
HarlequinYesNo
Tri-colorYesNo
BlackNoYes
Black&whiteNoYes
LemonNoYes
Lemon&whiteNoYes
LiverNoYes
Liver&whiteNoYes
OrangeNoYes
Orange&whiteNoYes