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Labradoodle vs Toy Poodle vs Norwich Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Labradoodle vs Toy Poodle vs Norwich Terrier" Compare Labradoodle and Toy Poodle. Which is better: Labradoodle or Toy Poodle or Norwich Terrier?
Name Labradoodle Toy Poodle Norwich Terrier
OriginsAustralia Germany France United Kingdom
Group Designer Dogs Companion Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank556449105
Reviews110
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Other Names Labrador Retriever + Poodle Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Teacup Poodle, French Poodle, Pudle, Teddy Poodle Trumpington Terrier, Cantab Terrier, Jones Terrier, Prick-Eared Norwich Terrier
Breed Type Cross Breed Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1936 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Small sized Terriers section.
Breed Recognition Australian Labradoodle Association International Australian Labradoodle Association Dog Registry of America Inc. No set
Price $1000-$2000 1000-1500 $1400-$2000

General Appearance - Labradoodle vs Toy Poodle vs Norwich Terrier

Size Large Small Small
Weight 50-64 pounds (22-34 kg) Male: 6-9 pounds (3-4 kg) 10-12 pounds (4.5-5.5 kg)
Avg. Weight 57.5 pounds (26 kg) Male: 7.5 pounds (3.5 kg) 11 pounds (4.5-5.5 kg)
Height Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm) Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm) 10 inches (25 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 23 inches (58 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm) Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm) 10 inches (25 cm)

Hair & Care - Labradoodle vs Toy Poodle vs Norwich Terrier

Coat Fine Variety of coat types Dense Curly Thick Wiry Soft
Colors Gold Apricot Caramel Chalky white Black Café Cream Silver Chocolate Parchment Blue They can also have parti-colored coats, which consist of brindles, phantom, patched, or sable colors. Apricot Black Brown Gray Silver White Fawn Blue Cream Red Beige Tan Red Grizzle Wheaten Black
Grooming
Average: The Labradoodle requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Norwich Terrier requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Labradoodles shed moderately.
Toy Poodles shed none to minimal.
Norwich Terriers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Labradoodle vs Toy Poodle vs Norwich Terrier

Temperament Affectionate Intelligent Alert Active Faithful Intelligent Alert Instinctual Trainable Affectionate Sensitive Energetic Intelligent
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Labradoodle's has great intelligence.
Outstanding: Toy Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Smart: Norwich Terrier's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Labradoodles are easy to train.
Toy Poodles are very easy to train.
Norwich Terriers are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Labradoodle is a highly playful breed.
The Toy Poodle is a playful breed.
The Norwich Terrier is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Labradoodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Toy Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Norwich Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Labradoodles need a lot of social interaction.
Toy Poodles are a social breed.
Norwich Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Labradoodle barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Toy Poodle is a vocal breed.
Average to high: The Norwich Terrier is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Labradoodles are good watchdogs.
Toy Poodles are good watchdogs.
Norwich Terriers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Labradoodles are average defenders.
Toy Poodles are average defenders.
Norwich Terriers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Labradoodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Toy Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Norwich Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Labradoodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Toy Poodles have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Norwich Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Labradoodles have average wanderlust potential.
Toy Poodles tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the Norwich Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Labradoodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Toy Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Norwich Terriers 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.
Apartment Friendly
Labradoodles are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Toy Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Norwich Terriers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Labradoodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Toy Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Norwich Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Labradoodles 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting 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.

Good With - Labradoodle vs Toy Poodle vs Norwich Terrier

Stranger Friendly
Labradoodles are very stranger friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Norwich Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Labradoodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Norwich Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Labradoodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Norwich Terriers are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Labradoodles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Norwich Terriers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Labradoodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Toy Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Norwich Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Labradoodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Toy Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Norwich Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Labradoodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Toy Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Norwich Terriers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Labradoodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Toy Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Norwich Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Yes
Labradoodle breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Toy Poodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Norwich Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Labradoodle vs Toy Poodle vs Norwich Terrier

Health Issues
Labradoodles are commonly healthy dogs.
The Toy Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Norwich Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Ear Infections Hip Dysplasia Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Allergies Canine Diabetes Mellitus Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Hypothyroidism Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia Canine Diabetes Mellitus Ear Infections Epilepsy Heart Murmurs Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Skin Allergies Slipped Stifle No set
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 14-16 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes Yes
Energy Level
Labradoodles are high energy dogs.
Toy Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Norwich Terriers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Labradoodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Toy Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Norwich Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Labradoodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Toy Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Norwich Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 4 to 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. 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
High: The Norwich Terrier breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Norwich Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Low
The Labradoodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Toy Poodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Norwich Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Labradoodle is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Toy Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Norwich Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Labradoodle vs Toy Poodle vs Norwich Terrier

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-10 puppies 2-4 puppies 1-3 puppies

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