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Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian Comparison - Dog breed selector: Zwergschnauzer or Csivava or Deutsche Spitze? Find the right dog for you

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Name Miniature Schnauzer Chihuahua Pomeranian
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Zwergschnauzer Csivava
Chihuahueño
Deutsche Spitze
Pom Pom
Spitz Enano
Spitz Nain
Zwergspitz
Zwers
Pom
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian Size and Weight Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Miniature Schnauzer or Chihuahua or Pomeranian? Which is the smallest dog, Miniature Schnauzer or Chihuahua or Pomeranian?
Small Small Small
Weight
Which is heavier, Miniature Schnauzer or Chihuahua or Chihuahua? Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian weight comparison:
Male: 11-18 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 10-15 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg) 2-6 pounds (1-3 kg) 3-7 pounds (1-3 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 14.5 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 12.5 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg) 4 pounds (2 kg) 5 pounds (2 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Miniature Schnauzer or Chihuahua or Pomeranian? Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian height comparison:
Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm) 6-9 inches (15-23 cm) 7-12 inches (18-30 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm) 7.5 inches (19 cm) 9.5 inches (24 cm)

Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Miniature Schnauzer or Chihuahua or Pomeranian? Which is more expensive?
$600-$1000 $600-$800 $600-$800
Availability
Which is easier to get, Miniature Schnauzer or Chihuahua or Pomeranian?
Very frequent: The Miniature Schnauzer is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Chihuahua is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Pomeranian is quite easy to get.

Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian Trainability and Intelligence Comparison

Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian intelligence:
Very smart: Miniature Schnauzer is an excellent dog breed.
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Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
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Very smart: Pomeranian is an excellent dog breed.
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Trainability
Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian trainability comparison.
Miniature Schnauzer dogs are easy to train.
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Chihuahua dogs are quite easy to train.
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Pomeranian dogs are easy to train.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Miniature Schnauzer or Chihuahua or Pomeranian?
Miniature Schnauzer dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
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Chihuahua dogs are average watchdogs.
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Pomeranian dogs are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Miniature Schnauzer or Chihuahua or Pomeranian? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Miniature Schnauzer dogs strongly protect their territory.
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Chihuahua dogs strongly protect their territory.
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Pomeranian dogs strongly protect their territory.
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Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian Personality and Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Miniature Schnauzer or Chihuahua or Pomeranian? Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian behavior/temperament comparison:
Alert
Intelligent
Friendly
Obedient
Fearless
Spirited
Alert
Courageous
Intelligent
Quick
Devoted
Lively
Active
Playful
Intelligent
Friendly
Docile
Lively
Sociable
Attentive
Trainable
Extroverted
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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Sensitive: Chihuahua dogs 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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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian?
High: Miniature Schnauzer dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Chihuahua dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Pomeranian dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian social needs comparison:
Miniature Schnauzer dogs are a social breed.
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Chihuahua dogs need a lot of social interaction.
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Pomeranian dogs need a lot of social interaction.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Miniature Schnauzer dogs have average wanderlust potential.
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Chihuahua dogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Pomeranian dogs are not the biggest explorers.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Miniature Schnauzer dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Chihuahua dogs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
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Pomeranian dogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian Activity and Playfulness Comparison

Playfulness
Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian playfulness comparison:
Average: Miniature Schnauzers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Average: Chihuahuas, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Average: Pomeranians, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian?
Average: The Miniature Schnauzer barks occasionally.
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A lot: Chihuahua is a particularly loud breed.
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Average to High: The Pomeranian is a vocal breed.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Miniature Schnauzer or Chihuahua or Pomeranian?
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 Chihuahua breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Pomeranian breed.

Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian Adaptability and Independence Comparison

Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Miniature Schnauzer dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Chihuahua dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Pomeranian dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Miniature Schnauzer or Chihuahua or Pomeranian?
Miniature Schnauzer dogs 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.
Chihuahua dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Pomeranian dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian Bite Characteristics Comparison

Bite Force PSI
Which bite is stronger: Miniature Schnauzer or Chihuahua or Pomeranian?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Miniature Schnauzer bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Chihuahua bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Pomeranian bite force: Weak.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Chihuahua has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Pomeranian has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian mouthiness comparison:
Miniature Schnauzer dogs have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Chihuahua dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Pomeranian dogs have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian Health and Lifespan Comparison

Health Issues
Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian health comparison. Which is the healthier: Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian?
The Miniature Schnauzer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Chihuahuas are commonly healthy dogs.
The Pomeranian 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: Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian health problems comparison:
Cataracts
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection (MAI)
Collapsed Trachea
Heart Murmurs
Open Fontanel
Patellar Luxation
Pulmonic Stenosis
Hydrocephalus
Hypoglycemia
Shivering
Cataracts
Collapsed Trachea
Hip Dysplasia
Legg-perthes Disease
Patellar Luxation
Patent Ductus Arteriosis
Allergies
Hypothyroidism
Epilepsy
Seizures
Dry Eye
Heatstroke
Heat Intolerance
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Miniature Schnauzer should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Rare
The Chihuahua should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Average
The Pomeranian should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian lifespan comparison. How long do Miniature Schnauzer, Chihuahua and Pomeranian breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Miniature Schnauzer: 13 years
14-18 years
The average lifespan of Chihuahua: 16 years
12-16 years
The average lifespan of Pomeranian: 14 years
Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian?
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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Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Pomeranian can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian Energy and Activity Comparison

Energy Level
Who has more energy a Miniature Schnauzer or Chihuahua or Pomeranian? Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian energy level comparison:
Miniature Schnauzer dogs are high-energy dogs.
Chihuahua dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Pomeranian dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Miniature Schnauzer or Chihuahua or Pomeranian? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Miniature Schnauzer dogs have an average exercise need.
Chihuahua dogs exercise need is very minimal.
Pomeranian dogs exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Miniature Schnauzer or Chihuahua or Pomeranian?
Miniature Schnauzer dogs don't need too much sleep.
Chihuahua dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Pomeranian dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.

Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian Diet and Weight Management Comparison

Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Miniature Schnauzer or Chihuahua or Pomeranian?
1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. Recommended daily amount: 1/4 to 1/2 cups of high-quality dry food a day. Recommended daily amount: 1/4 to 1/2 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 Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Miniature Schnauzer's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average: The Chihuahua has an average risk for obesity.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Pomeranian's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian Allergies and Grooming Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian coat comparison:
Wiry Fine Fluffy
Colors
What are the original Miniature Schnauzer, Chihuahua and Pomeranian color?
Black
Silver
Pepper
Salt
Black
Tan
Red
Cream
Fawn
Chocolate
Black
Gray
Tan
Red
Blue
White
Brown
Orange
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Miniature Schnauzer or Chihuahua or Pomeranian? Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian grooming comparison:
Advanced: The Miniature Schnauzer requires a lot of grooming.
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Effortless: The Chihuahua requires minimal grooming.
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Average: The Pomeranian requires average grooming effort.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Miniature Schnauzer or Chihuahua or Pomeranian? Miniature Schnauzer or Chihuahua or {name3 shedding:
Miniature Schnauzer dogs shed none to minimal.
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Chihuahua dogs shed none to minimal.
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Pomeranian dogs shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Miniature Schnauzer or Chihuahua or Pomeranian?
8-12 weeks
Very rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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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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Hypoallergenic
Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian?

Low 🔽

The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of bad smell.

High 🔼

The Chihuahua has a high chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Pomeranian has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Miniature Schnauzer is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Chihuahua is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Pomeranian is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian Good With Comparison

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

Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian 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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Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Miniature Schnauzer or Chihuahua or Pomeranian? 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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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 Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian?

Yes

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

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

Pomeranian 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 Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian 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 Schnauzer and Chihuahua and Pomeranian have?
3-6 puppies 2-4 puppies 2-5 puppies

Miniature Schnauzer vs Chihuahua vs Pomeranian Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1926 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
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 Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Chihuahueno section. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the European Spitz 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
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.
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

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