Brittany vs Dingo

Compare the Brittany to the Dingo. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Brittanys and Dingos.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - The Brittany is a good choice for new owners, whereas the Dingo is not recommended for new/inexperienced owners.
  • Children - The Brittany is very child friendly. The Dingo does not do well with children.
  • Grooming - Both the Brittany and Dingo are easy to groom.
  • Barking - The Brittany has an above-average tendency to bark, while the Dingo has a low tendency to bark.
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Brittany vs Dingo
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Breed NameBrittanyDingo
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoMaybe
Lifespan12-13 yrs.14-16 yrs.
Height17-20 in.20-24 in.
Weight30-40 lb20-45 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryFranceAustralia
Origin Year1907 AD1500 BC
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodPoor
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodPoor
Pet FriendlyVery GoodPoor
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodVery Poor
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Willing To Please
  • Aggressive
  • Stubborn
Living Environment
ApartmentNoNo
IndoorNoNo
Small YardYesNo
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹45°F to 80°F0°F to 100°F
Barks/HowlsOftenRarely
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelVery HighHigh
Exercise RequiredHigh-Very HighHigh
Top Running Speed30 mph25 mph
StrengthMediumHigh
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMediumLow
SheddingMediumLow
DanderMediumLow
Drool AmountHighMedium

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 NameBrittanyDingo
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoYes
Family/PackNoNo
IndependentYesYes
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageYesNo
Focused & PatientNoNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionVery LowAverage
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageAverage
ChasingAverageAverage
Follow CommandsBelow AverageAverage
FightingVery LowAverage
GuardingVery LowHigh
HerdingBelow AverageBelow Average
HuntingHighAverage
ProtectionBelow AverageHigh
Remove VerminAverageHigh
SleddingBelow AverageBelow Average
WatchBelow AverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameBrittanyDingo
Lifespan
Lifespan12-13 yrs.14-16 yrs.
Common Health Issues
Canine DistemperNoYes
EpilepsyYesNo
Heart WormsNoYes
Hip DysplasiaYesNo
HypothyroidismYesNo
TapewormsNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameBrittanyDingo
Coat
FurYesYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesYes
Single CoatNoYes
Smooth CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
ShaggyYesNo
WavyYesNo
SilkyNoYes
StraightNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
MediumYesYes
Coat Color(s)
Black & WhiteYesNo
Black, White & OrangeYesNo
Blue RoanYesNo
Liver & WhiteYesNo
Liver RoanYesNo
Liver, White & OrangeYesNo
Orange & WhiteYesNo
Orange RoanYesNo
BlackNoYes
Black&tanNoYes
CreamNoYes
Reddish BrownNoYes
TanNoYes
YellowNoYes
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