American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees Comparison - Dog breed selector: Stafford or Corgi or Chien De Montagne Des Pyrénées? Find the right dog for you

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Name American Staffordshire Terrier Pembroke Welsh Corgi Great Pyrenees
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Group Hunting Dogs Pastoral / Herding Dogs Pastoral / Herding Dogs
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Stafford
Staffy
Amstaff
Corgi
Pem
Pembroke
Chien De Montagne Des Pyrénées
Chien Des Pyrénées
Gos De Muntanya Dels Pirineus
Montañés Del Pirineo
Patou
Great Pyrenees
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, American Staffordshire Terrier or Pembroke Welsh Corgi or Great Pyrenees? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1000 $1000-$2000 $500-$600
Availability
Which is easier to get, American Staffordshire Terrier or Pembroke Welsh Corgi or Great Pyrenees?
Very frequent: The American Staffordshire Terrier is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Great Pyrenees is quite easy to get.

American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, American Staffordshire Terrier or Pembroke Welsh Corgi or Great Pyrenees? Which is the smallest dog, American Staffordshire Terrier or Pembroke Welsh Corgi or Great Pyrenees?
Medium Small Giant
Weight
Which is heavier, American Staffordshire Terrier or Pembroke Welsh Corgi or Pembroke Welsh Corgi? American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees weight comparison:
57-67 pounds (25-30 kg) Male: 24-31 pounds (10-14 kg), Female: 24-28 pounds (11-13 kg) Male: from 100 pounds (45 kg), Female: from 85 pounds (38 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
62 pounds (27.5 kg) Male: 27.5 pounds (12 kg), Female: 26 pounds (12 kg) Male: from 100 pounds (45 kg), Female: from 85 pounds (38 kg)
Height
Which is taller, American Staffordshire Terrier or Pembroke Welsh Corgi or Great Pyrenees? American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees height comparison:
Male: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm), Female: 16-18 inches (41-46 cm) Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 10-11 inches (25-28 cm) Male: 27-32 inches (69-81 cm), Female: 25-29 inches (63-74 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 18 inches (45.5 cm), Female: 17 inches (43.5 cm) Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) Male: 29.5 inches (75 cm), Female: 27 inches (68.5 cm)

American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees coat comparison:
Fine Fluffy Dense
Double
Colors
What are the original American Staffordshire Terrier, Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Great Pyrenees color?
Brown
Blue
White
Black
Black & Tan
Fawn
Red
Sable
White
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, American Staffordshire Terrier or Pembroke Welsh Corgi or Great Pyrenees? American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees grooming comparison:
Effortless: The American Staffordshire Terrier requires minimal grooming.
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Easy to groom: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Average: The Great Pyrenees requires average grooming effort.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more American Staffordshire Terrier or Pembroke Welsh Corgi or Great Pyrenees? American Staffordshire Terrier or Pembroke Welsh Corgi or {name3 shedding:
American Staffordshire Terriers shed none to minimal.
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Pembroke Welsh Corgis are heavy shedders.
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Great Pyreneess shed above average.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: American Staffordshire Terrier or Pembroke Welsh Corgi or Great Pyrenees?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, American Staffordshire Terrier or Pembroke Welsh Corgi or Great Pyrenees? American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees behavior/temperament comparison:
Attentive
Devoted
Loyal
Intelligent
Courageous
Friendly
Tenacious
Affectionate
Friendly
Lively
Playful
Cheerful
Intelligent
Going
Affectionate
Fearless
Patient
Confident
Gentle
Strong
Willed
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees intelligence:
Smart: American Staffordshire Terrier's has great intelligence.
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Very smart: Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an excellent dog breed.
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Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Trainability
American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees trainability comparison.
American Staffordshire Terriers are easy to train.
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Pembroke Welsh Corgis are quite easy to train.
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Great Pyreneess are easy to train.
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Playfulness
American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees playfulness comparison:
The American Staffordshire Terrier is a playful breed.
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The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a playful breed.
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Great Pyreneess are not the most playful dog breed.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
American Staffordshire Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees?
High: American Staffordshire Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Pembroke Welsh Corgis are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Average: Great Pyreneess are average dogs regarding their affection level.
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Social Needs
American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees social needs comparison:
American Staffordshire Terriers are a social breed.
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Pembroke Welsh Corgis are a social breed.
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Great Pyreneess are a social breed.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees?
Average: The American Staffordshire Terrier barks occasionally.
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A lot: Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a particularly loud breed.
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Average to High: The Great Pyrenees is a vocal breed.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: American Staffordshire Terrier or Pembroke Welsh Corgi or Great Pyrenees?
American Staffordshire Terriers are average watchdogs.
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Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average watchdogs.
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Great Pyreneess are one of the best watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog American Staffordshire Terrier or Pembroke Welsh Corgi or Great Pyrenees? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
American Staffordshire Terriers are average defenders.
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Pembroke Welsh Corgis are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Great Pyreneess strongly protect their territory.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The American Staffordshire Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Great Pyrenees has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: American Staffordshire Terrier or Pembroke Welsh Corgi or Great Pyrenees?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

American Staffordshire Terrier bite force: Ordinary.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Pembroke Welsh Corgi bite force: Weak.

Above 400 PSI 🔼

Great Pyrenees bite force: The Strongest.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees mouthiness comparison:
American Staffordshire Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Pembroke Welsh Corgis have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Great Pyreneess have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
American Staffordshire Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
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Pembroke Welsh Corgis tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Great Pyreneess have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
American Staffordshire Terriers 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.
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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.
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Great Pyreneess have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly American Staffordshire Terrier or Pembroke Welsh Corgi or Great Pyrenees?
It is not recommended to keep the American Staffordshire Terrier breed in the home.
Very house-friendly dog the Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed.
It is not recommended to keep the Great Pyrenees breed in the home.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Average: American Staffordshire Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Great Pyreneess adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: American Staffordshire Terrier or Pembroke Welsh Corgi or Great Pyrenees?
American Staffordshire 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.
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.
Great Pyreneess 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 Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly American Staffordshire Terrier or Pembroke Welsh Corgi or Great Pyrenees? Which dog is more friendly?
American Staffordshire Terriers are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average friendly towards strangers.
Great Pyreneess are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
American Staffordshire Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Great Pyreneess are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly American Staffordshire Terrier or Pembroke Welsh Corgi or Great Pyrenees?
American Staffordshire Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very kid-friendly dogs.
Great Pyreneess are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly American Staffordshire Terrier or Pembroke Welsh Corgi or Great Pyrenees?
American Staffordshire Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very cat-friendly dogs.
Great Pyreneess are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly American Staffordshire Terrier or Pembroke Welsh Corgi or Great Pyrenees?
American Staffordshire Terriers are not dog-friendly.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average friendly towards other dogs.
Great Pyreneess are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees?
Yes
American Staffordshire Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Great Pyreneess are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
Yes
American Staffordshire Terrier is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Pembroke Welsh Corgi is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Great Pyrenees is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
American Staffordshire Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Great Pyreneess are usually recommended for elderly people.

American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees Health Comparison

Health Issues
American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees health comparison. Which is the healthier: American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees?
The American Staffordshire Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Great Pyreneess are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees health problems comparison:
No data available Cataracts
Cystinuria
Degenerative Myelopathy
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Patent Ductus Arteriosis
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Retinal Dysplasia
Von Willebrand's Disease
Addison's Disease
Bloat
Cataracts
Drug Sensitivity
Elbow Dysplasia
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
Patellar Luxation
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The American Staffordshire Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Rare
The Great Pyrenees should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees lifespan comparison. How long do American Staffordshire Terrier, Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Great Pyrenees breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years
The average lifespan of American Staffordshire Terrier: 13 years
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Pembroke Welsh Corgi: 13 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Great Pyrenees: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a American Staffordshire Terrier or Pembroke Welsh Corgi or Great Pyrenees? American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees energy level comparison:
American Staffordshire Terriers have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Great Pyreneess have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: American Staffordshire Terrier or Pembroke Welsh Corgi or Great Pyrenees? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
American Staffordshire Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis need quite a lot of exercise.
Great Pyreneess have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: American Staffordshire Terrier or Pembroke Welsh Corgi or Great Pyrenees?
American Staffordshire Terriers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Great Pyreneess don't need too much sleep.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: American Staffordshire Terrier or Pembroke Welsh Corgi or Great Pyrenees?
2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees weight gain potential comparison:
Low to Average: The American Staffordshire Terrier has a low to the average risk for obesity.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Pembroke Welsh Corgi's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Great Pyrenees's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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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.
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Prefers cold weather
The Great Pyrenees can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees?

Medium

The American Staffordshire Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a low chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Great Pyrenees has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The American Staffordshire Terrier is an average drooler.
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The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Great Pyrenees is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
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American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: American Staffordshire Terrier or Pembroke Welsh Corgi or Great Pyrenees? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees?

Not really

American Staffordshire Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Great Pyrenees breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Yes

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military Dog

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

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.

American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can American Staffordshire Terrier and Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Great Pyrenees have?
5-10 puppies 6-7 puppies 6-9 puppies

American Staffordshire Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Great Pyrenees Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1936 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1933 as a Working breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Bull type Terriers section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
No data available 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

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