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Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Samoyed vs Miniature Schnauzer – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Samoyed vs Miniature Schnauzer" Compare Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Samoyed. Which is better: Pembroke Welsh Corgi or Samoyed or Miniature Schnauzer?
Name Pembroke Welsh Corgi Samoyed Miniature Schnauzer
OriginsWales Russia Germany
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Sled Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank155718
Reviews132
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Other Names Pembroke, PWC, Pem, Corgi Samoyedskaya, Bjelkier, Samoiedskaya Sobaka, Nenetskaya Laika, Smiley, Sammy Zwergschnauzer
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1906 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1926 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Sledge Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section.
Breed Recognition 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 Canadian Canine Registry 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 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
Price $1000-$2000 $1200-$1500 $600-$1000

General Appearance - Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Samoyed vs Miniature Schnauzer

Size Small Medium Small
Weight Male: 24-31 pounds (10-14 kg), Female: 24-28 pounds (11-13 kg) Male: 45-65 pounds (20.5-30 kg), Female: 35-50 pounds (16-20.5 kg) Male: 11-18 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 10-15 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 27.5 pounds (12 kg), Female: 26 pounds (12 kg) Male: 55 pounds (25 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19 kg) Male: 14.5 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 12.5 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg)
Height Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 10-11 inches (25-28 cm) Male: 21-23.5 inches (53-60 cm), Female: 19-21 inches (48-53 cm) Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) Male: 21-23.5 inches (56.5 cm), Female: 20 inches (50.5 cm) Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm)

Hair & Care - Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Samoyed vs Miniature Schnauzer

Coat Fluffy Dense Wiry
Colors Black & Tan Fawn Red Sable Biscuit White Cream Salt Pepper Silver Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Advanced: The Samoyed requires a lot of grooming.
Advanced: The Miniature Schnauzer requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are heavy shedders.
Samoyeds are heavy shedders.
Miniature Schnauzers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Samoyed vs Miniature Schnauzer

Temperament Affectionate Friendly Lively Playful Cheerful Intelligent Going Alert Friendly Playful Stubborn Lively Intelligent Sociable Alert Friendly Obedient Fearless Intelligent Spirited
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an excellent dog breed.
Smart: Samoyed's has great intelligence.
Very smart: Miniature Schnauzer is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are quite easy to train.
Samoyeds are easy to train.
Miniature Schnauzers are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a playful breed.
Samoyeds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Miniature Schnauzers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Samoyeds are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Samoyeds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Miniature Schnauzers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are a social breed.
Samoyeds are a social breed.
Miniature Schnauzers are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Samoyed barks occasionally.
Average: The Miniature Schnauzer barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average watchdogs.
Samoyeds are good watchdogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are extremely protective guard dogs.
Samoyeds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Samoyed has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Samoyeds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Miniature Schnauzers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Pembroke Welsh Corgis tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the Samoyed is strong enough to escape from home.
Miniature Schnauzers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Pembroke Welsh Corgis 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.
Samoyeds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Miniature Schnauzers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Samoyeds are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Miniature Schnauzers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Pembroke Welsh Corgis adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Samoyeds adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Miniature Schnauzers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Pembroke Welsh Corgis 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.
Samoyeds 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.
Miniature Schnauzers 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.
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 - Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Samoyed vs Miniature Schnauzer

Stranger Friendly
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average friendly towards strangers.
Samoyeds are average friendly towards strangers.
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very kid-friendly dogs.
Samoyeds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very cat-friendly dogs.
Samoyeds are average friendly towards cats.
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average friendly towards other dogs.
Samoyeds are dog-friendly dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Pembroke Welsh Corgi is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Samoyed is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Miniature Schnauzer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Samoyeds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Miniature Schnauzers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Samoyeds are generally with other pets.
Miniature Schnauzers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Samoyeds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Miniature Schnauzers 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 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
Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Samoyed breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Miniature Schnauzer breed usually likes 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 - Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Samoyed vs Miniature Schnauzer

Health Issues
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Samoyed is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Miniature Schnauzer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Cataracts Cystinuria Degenerative Myelopathy Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Intervertebral Disk Disease Patent Ductus Arteriosis Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Retinal Dysplasia Von Willebrand's Disease Bloat Diabetes Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Pulmonic Stenosis Cataracts Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection (MAI) Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 12-14 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes Yes
Energy Level
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Samoyeds are high energy dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Pembroke Welsh Corgis need quite a lot of exercise.
Samoyeds need quite a lot of exercise.
Miniature Schnauzers have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Samoyeds don't need too much sleep.
Miniature Schnauzers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The Samoyed can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Miniature Schnauzer can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Low
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Samoyed has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Samoyed is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Miniature Schnauzer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Samoyed vs Miniature Schnauzer

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 6-7 puppies 4-6 puppies 3-6 puppies

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