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Name Morkie Shih-Poo Miniature Poodle
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Morkshire Terrier Pooshi
Shoodle
Barboncino Miniatura
Barbone
Carniche Moyen
Pudle
Zwergpudel
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Morkie vs Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle breed type comparison:
Cross Breed Cross Breed Purebred

Morkie vs Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Morkie or Shih-Poo or Miniature Poodle? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1200 $800-$1200 $1000-$1500
Availability
Which is easier to get, Morkie or Shih-Poo or Miniature Poodle?
Average: The Morkie is a commonly available dog breed.
Frequent: The Shih-Poo is easier than average to get.
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.

Morkie vs Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Morkie or Shih-Poo or Miniature Poodle? Which is the smallest dog, Morkie or Shih-Poo or Miniature Poodle?
Small Small Small
Weight
Which is heavier, Morkie or Shih-Poo or Shih-Poo? Morkie vs Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle weight comparison:
7-13 pounds (3-6 kg) 8-15 pounds (4-7 kg)
7-9 pounds (3-4 kg)
15-17 pounds (7-8 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
10 pounds (4.5 kg) 11.5 pounds (5.5 kg) 16 pounds (7.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Morkie or Shih-Poo or Miniature Poodle? Morkie vs Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle height comparison:
5-9 inches (13-23 cm) 8-15 inches (20-38 cm) 11-15 inches (28-38 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
7 inches (18 cm) 11.5 inches (29 cm) 13 inches (33 cm)

Morkie vs Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Morkie vs Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle coat comparison:
Long
Luxurious
Fluffy
Soft
Curly
Straight
Curly & Straight
Dense
Curly
Thick
Colors
What are the original Morkie, Shih-Poo and Miniature Poodle color?
Black
Brown
White
Black
White
Brown
Brindle
Various combinations
Apricot
Black
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Morkie or Shih-Poo or Miniature Poodle? Morkie vs Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle grooming comparison:
Average: The Morkie requires average grooming effort.
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Easy to groom: The Shih-Poo doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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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 Morkie or Shih-Poo or Miniature Poodle? Morkie or Shih-Poo or {name3 shedding:
Morkies shed none to minimal.
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Shih-Poos shed none to minimal.
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Miniature Poodles shed none to minimal.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Morkie or Shih-Poo or Miniature Poodle?
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 Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Morkie or Shih-Poo or Miniature Poodle? Morkie vs Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle behavior/temperament comparison:
Energetic
Funny
Lovable
Playful
Companionable
Intelligent
Loyal
Sweet
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Morkie vs Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle intelligence:
Smart: Morkie's has great intelligence.
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Smart: Shih-Poo's has great intelligence.
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Outstanding: Miniature Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Trainability
Morkie vs Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle trainability comparison.
Morkies are easy to train.
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Shih-Poos are quite easy to train.
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Miniature Poodles are very easy to train.
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Playfulness
Morkie vs Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle playfulness comparison:
The Morkie is a highly playful breed.
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The Shih-Poo is a playful breed.
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The Miniature Poodle is a playful breed.
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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 Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle?
Average to High: Morkies are highly affectionate dogs.
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High: Shih-Poos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Miniature Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Morkie vs Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle social needs comparison:
Morkies are a social breed.
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Shih-Poos need a lot of social interaction.
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Miniature Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Morkie vs Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle?
A lot: Morkie is a particularly loud breed.
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Low to Average: The Shih-Poo rarely barks.
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Average to High: The Miniature Poodle is a vocal breed.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Morkie or Shih-Poo or Miniature Poodle?
Morkies are average watchdogs.
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Shih-Poos are average watchdogs.
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Miniature Poodles are good watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Morkie or Shih-Poo or Miniature Poodle? 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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Shih-Poos are average defenders.
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Miniature Poodles are average defenders.
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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 Shih-Poo has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Miniature Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Morkie or Shih-Poo or Miniature Poodle?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Morkie bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Shih-Poo bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Miniature Poodle bite force: Weak.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Morkie vs Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle mouthiness comparison:
Morkies have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Shih-Poos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Miniature Poodles 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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Shih-Poos tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Miniature Poodles tend to escape less than other breeds.
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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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Shih-Poos have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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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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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Morkie or Shih-Poo or Miniature Poodle?
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.
Very house-friendly dog the Shih-Poo breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Miniature Poodle 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.
Shih-Poos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Miniature Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Morkie or Shih-Poo or Miniature Poodle?
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.
Shih-Poos tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Miniature Poodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Morkie vs Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Morkie or Shih-Poo or Miniature Poodle? Which dog is more friendly?
Morkies are average friendly towards strangers.
Shih-Poos are stranger-friendly dogs.
Miniature Poodles are 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.
Shih-Poos are generally with other pets.
Miniature Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Morkie or Shih-Poo or Miniature Poodle?
Morkies are average friendly dogs towards children.
Shih-Poos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Miniature Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Morkie or Shih-Poo or Miniature Poodle?
Morkies are not cat-friendly dogs.
Shih-Poos are average friendly towards cats.
Miniature Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Morkie or Shih-Poo or Miniature Poodle?
Morkies are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Shih-Poos are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Miniature Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Morkie vs Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle?
Yes
Morkies are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Shih-Poos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Miniature Poodles 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
Shih-Poo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Miniature Poodle 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.
Shih-Poos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Miniature Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Morkie vs Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle Health Comparison

Health Issues
Morkie vs Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle health comparison. Which is the healthier: Morkie vs Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle?
Morkies are commonly healthy dogs.
The Shih-Poo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Miniature Poodle 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 Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Morkie vs Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle health problems comparison:
Collapsed Trachea
Dental Problems
Hernia
Reverse Sneezing
Glaucoma
Heatstroke
Dental Problems
Addison's Disease
Bloat
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
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 Shih-Poo should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Miniature Poodle should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Morkie vs Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle lifespan comparison. How long do Morkie, Shih-Poo and Miniature Poodle breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-14 years
The average lifespan of Morkie: 12 years
14-16 years
The average lifespan of Shih-Poo: 15 years
14-16 years
The average lifespan of Miniature Poodle: 15 years
Hypoallergenic
Morkie vs Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
Yes See more. Yes See more. Yes See more.
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Morkie or Shih-Poo or Miniature Poodle? Morkie vs Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle energy level comparison:
Morkies have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Shih-Poos have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Miniature Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Morkie vs Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Morkie or Shih-Poo or Miniature Poodle? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Morkies need quite a lot of exercise.
Shih-Poos have an average exercise need.
Miniature Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Morkie or Shih-Poo or Miniature Poodle?
Morkies are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Shih-Poos sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Miniature Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Morkie or Shih-Poo or Miniature Poodle?
1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 0.5 to 1.5 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? Morkie vs Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle 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 Shih-Poo's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Miniature Poodle'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 Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle?
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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Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Shih-Poo can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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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, Morkie vs Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle?

Low 🔽

The Morkie has a low chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Shih-Poo has a low chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Miniature Poodle has a low 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 Shih-Poo is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Miniature Poodle is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Morkie vs Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle 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: Morkie or Shih-Poo or Miniature Poodle? 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 Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle?

Not really

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

Shih-Poo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Miniature Poodle 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 Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle 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 Shih-Poo and Miniature Poodle have?
3-5 puppies 3-4 puppies 2-8 puppies, average 5

Morkie vs Shih-Poo vs Miniature Poodle 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. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
Not recognized by any clubs. Not recognized by any clubs. 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

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