Groenendael vs Scotch Collie

Compare the Groenendael to the Scotch Collie. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Groenendaels and Scotch Collies.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Groenendael and Scotch Collie are good choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both the Groenendael and Scotch Collie are great with children.
  • Grooming - The Groenendael is easy to groom. The Scotch Collie has high grooming requirements.
  • Barking - Both the Groenendael or Scotch Collie will bark less frequently than most breeds.
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Groenendael vs Scotch Collie
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Breed NameGroenendaelScotch Collie
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan11-13 yrs.12-16 yrs.
Height22-26 in.19-24 in.
Weight60-75 lb40-70 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryBelgiumNot Specified
Origin Year1890 AD1600 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodGood
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentNoYes
IndoorNoYes
Small YardYesYes
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹20°F to 80°F25°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsRarelyBelow Average
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighHigh
Exercise RequiredHighHigh
Top Running Speed30 mph28 mph
StrengthHighMedium
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMedium-HighMedium
SheddingHighLow-Medium
DanderHighLow-Medium
Drool AmountLowNone

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 NameGroenendaelScotch Collie
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaYesNo
Family/PackNoYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageNoNo
Focused & PatientYesYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionAverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageBelow Average
ChasingAverageBelow Average
Follow CommandsHighAverage
FightingAverageBelow Average
GuardingAverageBelow Average
HerdingHighHigh
HuntingBelow AverageVery Low
ProtectionHighBelow Average
Remove VerminBelow AverageBelow Average
SleddingBelow AverageBelow Average
WatchHighAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameGroenendaelScotch Collie
Lifespan
Lifespan11-13 yrs.12-16 yrs.
Common Health Issues
EpilepsyYesNo
Hip DysplasiaYesNo
HyperthyroidismYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameGroenendaelScotch Collie
Coat
FurYesYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesYes
Coat Texture
StraightYesYes
Coat Length(s)
MediumYesYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesNo
Black & WhiteNoYes
Brown SableNoYes
Tri-colorNoYes