Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet Comparison - Dog breed selector: Cavalier or Zwergschnauzer or Snap Dog? Find the right dog for you

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Name Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Miniature Schnauzer Whippet
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Group Companion Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Cavalier
Cavie
Cav
Zwergschnauzer Snap Dog
English Whippet
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Miniature Schnauzer or Whippet? Which is more expensive?
$1200-$1500 $600-$1000 $800-$1200
Availability
Which is easier to get, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Miniature Schnauzer or Whippet?
Very frequent: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Miniature Schnauzer is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Whippet is quite easy to get.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Miniature Schnauzer or Whippet?
Small Small Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Miniature Schnauzer or Miniature Schnauzer? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet weight comparison:
10-18 pounds (5-8 kg) Male: 11-18 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 10-15 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg) 25 - 45 pounds (11 - 21 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
14 pounds (6.5 kg) Male: 14.5 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 12.5 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg) 25 - 45 pounds (11 - 21 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Miniature Schnauzer or Whippet? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet height comparison:
12-13 inches (30-33 cm) Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm) Male: 18.5-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17.5-19 inches (44-48 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
12.5 inches (31.5 cm) Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm) Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm)

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet coat comparison:
Feathered Wiry Fine
Short
Close in texture
Colors
What are the original Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Miniature Schnauzer and Whippet color?
Tan
Blenheim
Tricolor
Ruby
Salt
Pepper
Silver
Black
Cream
Red
Blue
Fawn
White
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Miniature Schnauzer or Whippet? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet grooming comparison:
Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
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Advanced: The Miniature Schnauzer requires a lot of grooming.
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Effortless: The Whippet requires minimal grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Miniature Schnauzer or Whippet? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Miniature Schnauzer or {name3 shedding:
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels shed above average.
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Miniature Schnauzers shed none to minimal.
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Whippets are low shedders.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Miniature Schnauzer or Whippet?
6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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8-12 weeks
Very rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Miniature Schnauzer or Whippet? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet behavior/temperament comparison:
Affectionate
Courageous
Intelligent
Cheerful
Gentle
Social
Polite
Quiet
Active
Graceful
Fearless
Friendly
Nonaggressive
Sporty
No tendency towards nervousness
Alert
Friendly
Obedient
Fearless
Intelligent
Spirited
Affectionate
Gentle
Lively
Friendly
Intelligent
Quiet
Outright
Adaptable
Companionable
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet intelligence:
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Very smart: Miniature Schnauzer 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
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet trainability comparison.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are quite easy to train.
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Miniature Schnauzers are easy to train.
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Whippets are easy to train.
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Playfulness
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet playfulness comparison:
Average: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Average: Miniature Schnauzers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Average: Whippets, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Sensitive: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Sensitive: Whippets don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet?
High: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Miniature Schnauzers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Average: Whippets are average dogs regarding their affection level.
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Social Needs
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet social needs comparison:
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels need a lot of social interaction.
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Miniature Schnauzers are a social breed.
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Whippets need for social interaction is average.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet?
Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel barks occasionally.
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Average: The Miniature Schnauzer barks occasionally.
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Low: The Whippet barks none to minimal.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Miniature Schnauzer or Whippet?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best watchdogs.
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Miniature Schnauzers are one of the best watchdogs.
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Whippets are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
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Miniature Schnauzers strongly protect their territory.
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Whippets can't provide protection for their territory.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Whippet has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Miniature Schnauzer or Whippet?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Miniature Schnauzer bite force: Weak.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Whippet bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet mouthiness comparison:
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Miniature Schnauzers have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Whippets have a higher 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?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Miniature Schnauzers have average wanderlust potential.
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The wanderlust potential of the Whippet is strong enough to escape from home.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels 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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Miniature Schnauzers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Whippets have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Miniature Schnauzer or Whippet?
Very house-friendly dog the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed.
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Miniature Schnauzer indoors.
Very house-friendly dog the Whippet breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Miniature Schnauzers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Whippets adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Miniature Schnauzer or Whippet?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Miniature Schnauzer or Whippet? Which dog is more friendly?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards strangers.
Whippets are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Miniature Schnauzers are generally with other pets.
Whippets do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Miniature Schnauzer or Whippet?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are kid-friendly dogs.
Whippets are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Miniature Schnauzer or Whippet?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards cats.
Whippets are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Miniature Schnauzer or Whippet?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Whippets are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet?
Yes
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Miniature Schnauzers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Whippets are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Miniature Schnauzer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Whippet is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Miniature Schnauzers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Whippets are usually recommended for elderly people.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet Health Comparison

Health Issues
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet health comparison. Which is the healthier: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Miniature Schnauzer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Whippet is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet health problems comparison:
Dry Eye
Episodic Falling Syndrome
Hip Dysplasia
Mitral Valve Disease
Patellar Luxation
Syringomyelia
Cataracts
Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection (MAI)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Addison's Disease
Arthritis
Deafness
Drug Sensitivity
Heart Murmurs
Heart Problems
Hypothyroidism
Kidney Issues
Vaccination Sensitivity
Von Willebrand's Disease
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Frequent
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Average
The Miniature Schnauzer should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Whippet should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet lifespan comparison. How long do Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Miniature Schnauzer and Whippet breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-14 years
The average lifespan of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: 12 years
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Miniature Schnauzer: 13 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Whippet: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Miniature Schnauzer or Whippet? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet energy level comparison:
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Miniature Schnauzers are high-energy dogs.
Whippets are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Miniature Schnauzer or Whippet? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average exercise need.
Miniature Schnauzers have an average exercise need.
Whippets have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Miniature Schnauzer or Whippet?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Miniature Schnauzers don't need too much sleep.
Whippets don't need too much sleep.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Miniature Schnauzer or Whippet?
1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. 1 to 2 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? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Miniature Schnauzer's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Low: The Whippet has good luck with genetics.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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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.
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Prefers warm weather
Dogs that prefer warm weather conditions are typically breeds that were originally bred in warmer climates.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet?

High 🔼

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Whippet has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Miniature Schnauzer is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Whippet is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

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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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Miniature Schnauzer or Whippet? Which is better for autism?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Not really

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

This breed 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: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet?

Not really

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Yes

Miniature Schnauzer breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Not really

Whippet 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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Not really

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

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet Reproducibility Comparison

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

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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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Miniature Schnauzer and Whippet have?
3-5 puppies 3-6 puppies 4-8 puppies

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Whippet Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1926 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the English Toy Spaniels section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section. Recognized by FCI in the Sighthounds group, in the Short-haired Sighthounds section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
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
Australian National Kennel Council
Canadian Kennel Club
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
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

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