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Name Miniature Poodle Toy Poodle Yorkshire Terrier
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Barboncino Miniatura
Barbone
Carniche Moyen
Pudle
Zwergpudel
Barbone
Pudle
Teacup Poodle
Teddy Poodle
Yorkie
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle or Yorkshire Terrier? Which is more expensive?
$1000-$1500 $1000-$1500 $600-$1000
Availability
Which is easier to get, Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle or Yorkshire Terrier?
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.
Very frequent: The Yorkshire Terrier is quite easy to get.

Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle or Yorkshire Terrier? Which is the smallest dog, Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle or Yorkshire Terrier?
Small Small Small
Weight
Which is heavier, Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle or Toy Poodle? Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier weight comparison:
15-17 pounds (7-8 kg) Male: 6-9 pounds (3-4 kg) 2-3 kg (4-7 pounds)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
16 pounds (7.5 kg) Male: 7.5 pounds (3.5 kg) 2.5 kg (5.5 pounds)
Height
Which is taller, Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle or Yorkshire Terrier? Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier height comparison:
11-15 inches (28-38 cm) Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm) 20-23 cm (8-9 inches)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
13 inches (33 cm) Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm) 21.5 cm (8.5 inches)

Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier coat comparison:
Dense
Curly
Thick
Dense
Curly
Thick
Fine
Colors
What are the original Miniature Poodle, Toy Poodle and Yorkshire Terrier color?
Apricot
Black
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Apricot
Black
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Gold
Blue
Tan
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle or Yorkshire Terrier? Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier grooming comparison:
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle or Yorkshire Terrier? Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle or {name3 shedding:
Miniature Poodles shed none to minimal.
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Toy Poodles shed none to minimal.
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Yorkshire Terriers shed none to minimal.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle or Yorkshire Terrier?
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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Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle or Yorkshire Terrier? Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier behavior/temperament comparison:
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Alert
Energetic
Intelligent
Playful
Courageous
Independent
Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier intelligence:
Outstanding: Miniature Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Outstanding: Toy Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Smart: Yorkshire Terrier's has great intelligence.
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Trainability
Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier trainability comparison.
Miniature Poodles are very easy to train.
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Toy Poodles are very easy to train.
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Yorkshire Terriers are quite easy to train.
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Playfulness
Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier playfulness comparison:
The Miniature Poodle is a playful breed.
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The Toy Poodle is a playful breed.
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Average: Yorkshire Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
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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Sensitive: Yorkshire Terriers 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: Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier?
High: Miniature Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Toy Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Yorkshire Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier social needs comparison:
Miniature Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
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Toy Poodles are a social breed.
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Yorkshire Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier?
Average to High: The Miniature Poodle is a vocal breed.
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Average to High: The Toy Poodle is a vocal breed.
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A lot: Yorkshire Terrier is a particularly loud breed.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle or Yorkshire Terrier?
Miniature Poodles are good watchdogs.
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Toy Poodles are good watchdogs.
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Yorkshire Terriers are good watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle or Yorkshire Terrier? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Miniature Poodles are average defenders.
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Toy Poodles are average defenders.
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Yorkshire Terriers strongly protect their territory.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Miniature Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Toy Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Yorkshire Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle or Yorkshire Terrier?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Miniature Poodle bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Toy Poodle bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Yorkshire Terrier bite force: Weak.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier mouthiness comparison:
Miniature Poodles have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Toy Poodles have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Yorkshire Terriers 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?
Miniature Poodles tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Toy Poodles tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Yorkshire Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Miniature Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Toy Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Yorkshire Terriers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle or Yorkshire Terrier?
Very house-friendly dog the Miniature Poodle breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Toy Poodle breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Yorkshire Terrier breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Miniature Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Toy Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Yorkshire Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle or Yorkshire Terrier?
Miniature Poodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Toy Poodles 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.
Yorkshire Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle or Yorkshire Terrier? Which dog is more friendly?
Miniature Poodles are stranger-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are stranger-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Miniature Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Toy Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Yorkshire Terriers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle or Yorkshire Terrier?
Miniature Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are not kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle or Yorkshire Terrier?
Miniature Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle or Yorkshire Terrier?
Miniature Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier?
Yes
Miniature Poodles are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Toy Poodles are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Yorkshire Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Miniature Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Toy Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Yorkshire Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Miniature Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Toy Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Yorkshire Terriers are not recommended for elderly people.

Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier Health Comparison

Health Issues
Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier health comparison. Which is the healthier: Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier?
The Miniature Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Toy Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Yorkshire Terriers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier health problems comparison:
Addison's Disease
Bloat
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Canine Diabetes Mellitus
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Heart Murmurs
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Skin Allergies
Slipped Stifle
Collapsed Trachea
Hypoglycemia
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Reverse Sneezing
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Miniature Poodle should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Toy Poodle should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Rare
The Yorkshire Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier lifespan comparison. How long do Miniature Poodle, Toy Poodle and Yorkshire Terrier breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
14-16 years
The average lifespan of Miniature Poodle: 15 years
14-16 years
The average lifespan of Toy Poodle: 15 years
12-16 years
The average lifespan of Yorkshire Terrier: 14 years
Hypoallergenic
Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle or Yorkshire Terrier? Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier energy level comparison:
Miniature Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Toy Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Yorkshire Terriers are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle or Yorkshire Terrier? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Miniature Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Toy Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Yorkshire Terriers exercise need is very minimal.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle or Yorkshire Terrier?
Miniature Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Toy Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Yorkshire Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle or Yorkshire Terrier?
0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1/2 to 3/4 cup 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? Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Miniature Poodle's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Toy Poodle's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Low to Average: The Yorkshire Terrier has a low to the average risk for obesity.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier?

Low 🔽

The Miniature Poodle has a low chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Toy Poodle has a low chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Yorkshire Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Miniature Poodle is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Toy Poodle is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Yorkshire Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier 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: Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle or Yorkshire Terrier? Which is better for autism?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect 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: Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier?

Not really

Miniature Poodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Toy Poodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Yorkshire Terrier 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.

Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier 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 Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle and Yorkshire Terrier have?
2-8 puppies, average 5 2-4 puppies 4-6 puppies

Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Toy Terriers 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
Canadian Canine Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc. 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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