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Maltipoo vs West Highland White Terrier vs American Eskimo Dog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Maltipoo vs West Highland White Terrier vs American Eskimo Dog" Compare Maltipoo and West Highland White Terrier. Which is better: Maltipoo or West Highland White Terrier or American Eskimo Dog?
Name Maltipoo West Highland White Terrier American Eskimo Dog
OriginsGermany France Italy Scotland United States Germany
Group Designer Dogs Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank55842118
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Other Names Maltepoo, Maltapoo, Moodle, Malt-A-Poo, Multapoo, Multipoo, Malte-Poo, Maltapoo, Multapoo, Multi-Poo, Maltese-Poodle, Malt-oodles, MaltiPoodle, mPoo Poltalloch Terrier, Roseneath Terrier, White Roseneath Terrier, Westie (or Westy) Eskimo Spitz, American Spitz, German Spitz, Eskie
Breed Type Cross Breed Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1994 as a Non-Sporting breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Small sized Terriers section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition Continental Kennel Club American Canine Hybrid Club Designer Breed Registry Designer Dogs Kennel Club National Maltipoo Club Maltipoo Club of America American Canine Registry American Kennel Club 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 Club Espanol De Terriers American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Continental Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. National Kennel Club North American Purebred Registry, Inc. United Kennel Club
Price $400-$2000 $900-$1200 $600-$800

General Appearance - Maltipoo vs West Highland White Terrier vs American Eskimo Dog

Size Small Medium Small Medium
Weight 5-20 pounds (2,5-9 kg) Male: 15-22 pounds (7-10 kg), Female: 13-16 pounds (6-7 kg) Toy: 6-10 pounds (3-5 kg)Standard: 18-35 pounds (8-16 kg), Miniature: 10-17 pounds (5-8 kg)
Avg. Weight 12.5 pounds (5,5 kg) Male: 18.5 pounds (8.5 kg), Female: 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg) Toy: 8 pounds (4 kg)Standard: 26.5 pounds (12 kg), Miniature: 13.5 pounds (6.5 kg)
Height 10-13 inches (25-33 cm) Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 9-11 inches (23-28 cm) Toy: 9-12 inches (22-30 cm)Standard: 15-20 inches (49-50 cm), Miniature: 12-15 inches (30-40 cm)
Avg. Height 11.5 inches (27 cm) Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10 inches (25.5 cm) Toy: 10.5 inches (26 cm)Standard: 17.5 inches (49.5 cm), Miniature: 13.5 inches (35 cm)

Hair & Care - Maltipoo vs West Highland White Terrier vs American Eskimo Dog

Coat Fluffy Soft Wavy Woolly Dense Fluffy
Colors Almost all colors Apricot Gold White Grey Cream Black White White Biscuit
Grooming
Average: The Maltipoo requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The West Highland White Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
Average: The American Eskimo Dog requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Maltipoos shed none to minimal.
West Highland White Terriers shed none to minimal.
American Eskimo Dogs are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Maltipoo vs West Highland White Terrier vs American Eskimo Dog

Temperament Active Intelligent Affectionate Funny Obedient Companionable Affectionate Courageous Friendly Independent Alert Intelligent Alert Friendly Intelligent Energetic Independent Protective
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Maltipoo's has great intelligence.
Average: West Highland White Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Maltipoos are easy to train.
West Highland White Terriers are easy to train.
American Eskimo Dogs are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Maltipoo is a playful breed.
The West Highland White Terrier is a highly playful breed.
The American Eskimo Dog 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
Maltipoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
West Highland White Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
American Eskimo Dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Maltipoos are a social breed.
West Highland White Terriers are a social breed.
American Eskimo Dogs need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
High: The Maltipoo is a very vocal breed.
High: The West Highland White Terrier is a very vocal breed.
High: The American Eskimo Dog is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Maltipoos are one of the best watchdogs.
West Highland White Terriers are average watchdogs.
American Eskimo Dogs are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Maltipoos are average defenders.
West Highland White Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
American Eskimo Dogs are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Maltipoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The West Highland White Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The American Eskimo Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Maltipoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
West Highland White Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
American Eskimo Dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Maltipoo is strong enough to escape from home.
West Highland White Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
American Eskimo Dogs have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Maltipoos have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
West Highland White Terriers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
American Eskimo Dogs 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.
Apartment Friendly
Maltipoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
West Highland White Terriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
American Eskimo Dogs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Maltipoos adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
West Highland White Terriers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
American Eskimo Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Maltipoos 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.
West Highland White Terriers 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.
American Eskimo Dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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 - Maltipoo vs West Highland White Terrier vs American Eskimo Dog

Stranger Friendly
Maltipoos are stranger friendly dogs.
West Highland White Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
American Eskimo Dogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Maltipoos are kid-friendly dogs.
West Highland White Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
American Eskimo Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Maltipoos are cat-friendly dogs.
West Highland White Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
American Eskimo Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Maltipoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
West Highland White Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
American Eskimo Dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Maltipoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
West Highland White Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
American Eskimo Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Maltipoos are usually recommended for elderly people.
West Highland White Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
American Eskimo Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Maltipoos are usually friendly towards other pets.
West Highland White Terriers are generally with other pets.
American Eskimo Dogs are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Maltipoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
West Highland White Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
American Eskimo Dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good 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 Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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.
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.
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.
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.
Boat Dog Not really
Maltipoo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
West Highland White Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
American Eskimo Dog 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 - Maltipoo vs West Highland White Terrier vs American Eskimo Dog

Health Issues
Maltipoos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Very healthy dog breed.
The American Eskimo Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems White Dog Shaker Syndrome Epilepsy Patellar Luxation Portosystemic Liver Shunt Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Legg-perthes Disease Atopic Dermatitis Cataracts Craniomandibular Osteopathy Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy Hyperplastic Dermatosis Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Legg-perthes Disease Patellar Luxation Pulmonary Fibrosis White Dog Shaker Syndrome Cataracts Diabetes Hip Dysplasia Legg-perthes Disease Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 10-13 years 12-16 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes No
Energy Level
Maltipoos have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
West Highland White Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
American Eskimo Dogs are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Maltipoos have an average exercise need.
West Highland White Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
American Eskimo Dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Maltipoos sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
West Highland White Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
American Eskimo Dogs don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The West Highland White Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The American Eskimo Dog can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Low
The Maltipoo has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The West Highland White Terrier has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The American Eskimo Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Maltipoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The West Highland White Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The American Eskimo Dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Maltipoo vs West Highland White Terrier vs American Eskimo Dog

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 4-6 puppies 2-5 puppies 4-6 puppies

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