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Name Morkie Mal-Shi Pomeranian
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Morkshire Terrier Malti Zu
Malt-Tzu
Malshi
Deutsche Spitze
Pom Pom
Spitz Enano
Spitz Nain
Zwergspitz
Zwers
Pom
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian breed type comparison:
Cross Breed Cross Breed Purebred

Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Morkie or Mal-Shi or Pomeranian? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1200 $800-$1000 $600-$800
Availability
Which is easier to get, Morkie or Mal-Shi or Pomeranian?
Average: The Morkie is a commonly available dog breed.
Average: The Mal-Shi is a commonly available dog breed.
Very frequent: The Pomeranian is quite easy to get.

Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Morkie or Mal-Shi or Pomeranian? Which is the smallest dog, Morkie or Mal-Shi or Pomeranian?
Small Small Small
Weight
Which is heavier, Morkie or Mal-Shi or Mal-Shi? Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian weight comparison:
7-13 pounds (3-6 kg) 5-15 pounds (2.3-6.8 kg) 3-7 pounds (1-3 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
10 pounds (4.5 kg) 10 pounds (2.3-6.8 kg) 5 pounds (2 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Morkie or Mal-Shi or Pomeranian? Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian height comparison:
5-9 inches (13-23 cm) 10-20 inces (25-51 cm) 7-12 inches (18-30 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
7 inches (18 cm) 10-20 inces (38 cm) 9.5 inches (24 cm)

Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian coat comparison:
Long
Luxurious
Fluffy
Soft
Silky
Soft
Wavy
Double
Fluffy
Colors
What are the original Morkie, Mal-Shi and Pomeranian color?
Black
Brown
White
Black
Gray
Yellow
Brown
White
Blue
Gray
Red
Tan
Brown
Orange
White
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Morkie or Mal-Shi or Pomeranian? Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian grooming comparison:
Average: The Morkie requires average grooming effort.
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Average: The Mal-Shi requires average grooming effort.
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Average: The Pomeranian requires average grooming effort.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Morkie or Mal-Shi or Pomeranian? Morkie or Mal-Shi or {name3 shedding:
Morkies shed none to minimal.
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Mal-Shis shed none to minimal.
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Pomeranians shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Morkie or Mal-Shi or Pomeranian?
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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Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Morkie or Mal-Shi or Pomeranian? Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian behavior/temperament comparison:
Energetic
Funny
Lovable
Playful
Affectionate
Independent
Loving
Playful
Social
Alert
Intelligent
Going
Quiet
Active
Friendly
Lively
Sociable
Extroverted
Intelligent
Playful
Attentive
Docile
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian intelligence:
Smart: Morkie's has great intelligence.
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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
Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian trainability comparison.
Morkies are easy to train.
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Mal-Shis are quite easy to train.
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Pomeranians are easy to train.
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Playfulness
Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian playfulness comparison:
The Morkie is a highly playful breed.
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Average: Mal-Shis, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Average: Pomeranians, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Morkies 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: Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian?
Average to High: Morkies are highly affectionate dogs.
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High: Mal-Shis are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Pomeranians are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian social needs comparison:
Morkies are a social breed.
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Mal-Shis are a social breed.
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Pomeranians need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian?
A lot: Morkie is a particularly loud breed.
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Average: The Mal-Shi barks occasionally.
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Average to High: The Pomeranian is a vocal breed.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Morkie or Mal-Shi or Pomeranian?
Morkies are average watchdogs.
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Mal-Shis are average watchdogs.
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Pomeranians are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Morkie or Mal-Shi or Pomeranian? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Morkies are average defenders.
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Mal-Shis strongly protect their territory.
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Pomeranians strongly protect their territory.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Morkie has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Mal-Shi has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Pomeranian has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Morkie or Mal-Shi or Pomeranian?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Morkie bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Mal-Shi bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Pomeranian bite force: Weak.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian mouthiness comparison:
Morkies have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Mal-Shis have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Pomeranians 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?
Morkies tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Mal-Shis tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Pomeranians are not the biggest explorers.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Morkies 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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Mal-Shis 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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Pomeranians 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 Morkie or Mal-Shi 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 Morkie indoors.
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 Mal-Shi indoors.
Very house-friendly dog the Pomeranian breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Average: Morkies adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Average: Mal-Shis adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Pomeranians adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Morkie or Mal-Shi or Pomeranian?
Morkies 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.
Mal-Shis 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.
Pomeranians tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Morkie or Mal-Shi or Pomeranian? Which dog is more friendly?
Morkies are average friendly towards strangers.
Mal-Shis are average friendly towards strangers.
Pomeranians are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Morkies do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Mal-Shis are generally with other pets.
Pomeranians are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Morkie or Mal-Shi or Pomeranian?
Morkies are average friendly dogs towards children.
Mal-Shis are kid-friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Morkie or Mal-Shi or Pomeranian?
Morkies are not cat-friendly dogs.
Mal-Shis are average friendly towards cats.
Pomeranians are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Morkie or Mal-Shi or Pomeranian?
Morkies are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Mal-Shis are dog-friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian?
Yes
Morkies are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Mal-Shis are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Pomeranians are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
Yes
Morkie is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Mal-Shi 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?
Morkies are commonly okay with elderly people.
Mal-Shis are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pomeranians are not the best breed for elderly people.

Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian Health Comparison

Health Issues
Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian health comparison. Which is the healthier: Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian?
Morkies are commonly healthy dogs.
The Mal-Shi is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
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: Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian health problems comparison:
Collapsed Trachea
Dental Problems
Hernia
Reverse Sneezing
Glaucoma
No data available Allergies
Cataracts
Collapsed Trachea
Dry Eye
Epilepsy
Heat Intolerance
Heatstroke
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Legg-perthes Disease
Patellar Luxation
Patent Ductus Arteriosis
Seizures
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The Morkie should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Average
The Mal-Shi should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Pomeranian should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian lifespan comparison. How long do Morkie, Mal-Shi and Pomeranian breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-14 years
The average lifespan of Morkie: 12 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Mal-Shi: 13 years
12-16 years
The average lifespan of Pomeranian: 14 years
Hypoallergenic
Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Morkie or Mal-Shi or Pomeranian? Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian energy level comparison:
Morkies have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Mal-Shis have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Pomeranians 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
Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Morkie or Mal-Shi or Pomeranian? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Morkies need quite a lot of exercise.
Mal-Shis have an average exercise need.
Pomeranians exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Morkie or Mal-Shi or Pomeranian?
Morkies are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Mal-Shis sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Pomeranians sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Morkie or Mal-Shi or Pomeranian?
1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 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? Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Morkie's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Mal-Shi's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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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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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Morkie can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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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 Pomeranian can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even 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, Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian?

Low 🔽

The Morkie has a low chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Mal-Shi has a low 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 Morkie is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Mal-Shi 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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Morkie vs Mal-Shi 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: Morkie or Mal-Shi or Pomeranian? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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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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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: Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian?

Not really

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

Mal-Shi 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.

Morkie vs Mal-Shi 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 Morkie and Mal-Shi and Pomeranian have?
3-5 puppies 4-8 puppies 2-5 puppies

Morkie vs Mal-Shi vs Pomeranian 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 1888 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 Spitz and primitive types group, in the European Spitz section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
Not recognized by any clubs. No data available 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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