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Yorkshire Terrier vs Bichon Frise vs Miniature Poodle – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Yorkshire Terrier vs Bichon Frise vs Miniature Poodle" Compare Yorkshire Terrier and Bichon Frise. Which is better: Yorkshire Terrier or Bichon Frise or Miniature Poodle?
Name Yorkshire Terrier Bichon Frise Miniature Poodle
OriginsEngland Spain Belgium Germany France
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank946435
Reviews141
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Other Names Yorkie Bichon Frise, Tenerife Dog, Bichon A Poil Frise, Bichon Tenerife, Purebred Bichon Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Carniche Moyen, Barboncino Miniatura, French Poodle, Pudle, Zwergpudel
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1972 as a Non-Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Toy Terriers section. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition 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 The Bichon Frise Club Of America 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
Price $600-$1000 $700-$1000 1000-1500

General Appearance - Yorkshire Terrier vs Bichon Frise vs Miniature Poodle

Size Small Small Small
Weight 2-3 kg (4-7 pounds) 7-13 pounds (3-6 kg) 15-17 pounds (7-8 kg)
Avg. Weight 2.5 kg (5.5 pounds) 10 pounds (4.5 kg) 16 pounds (7.5 kg)
Height 20-23 cm (8-9 inches) Male: 9-12 inches (23–30 cm) Female: 9-11 inches (23-28 cm) 11-15 inches (28-38 cm)
Avg. Height 21.5 cm (8.5 inches) Male: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) Female: 10 inches (25.5 cm) 13 inches (33 cm)

Hair & Care - Yorkshire Terrier vs Bichon Frise vs Miniature Poodle

Coat Fine Curly Dense Curly Thick
Colors Gold Blue Tan Black White Apricot Buff Cream Apricot Black Brown Gray Silver White Fawn Blue Cream Red Beige
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Yorkshire Terriers shed none to minimal.
Bichon Frises are low shedders.
Miniature Poodles shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Yorkshire Terrier vs Bichon Frise vs Miniature Poodle

Temperament Alert Energetic Intelligent Playful Courageous Independent Loyal Affectionate Playful Sensitive Cheerful Gentle Intelligent Active Faithful Intelligent Alert Instinctual Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Yorkshire Terrier's has great intelligence.
Average: Bichon Frise's has average obedience intelligence.
Outstanding: Miniature Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Yorkshire Terriers are quite easy to train.
Bichon Frises are quite easy to train.
Miniature Poodles are very easy to train.
Playfulness
Yorkshire Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Bichon Frise is a playful breed.
The Miniature Poodle is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Yorkshire Terriers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Yorkshire Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Bichon Frises are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Miniature Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Yorkshire Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Bichon Frises need a lot of social interaction.
Miniature Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
High: The Yorkshire Terrier is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Bichon Frise barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Miniature Poodle is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Yorkshire Terriers are good watchdogs.
Bichon Frises are average watchdogs.
Miniature Poodles are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Yorkshire Terriers strongly protect their territory.
Bichon Frises are not the best to protect their territory.
Miniature Poodles are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Yorkshire Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bichon Frise has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Miniature Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Yorkshire Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bichon Frises have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Miniature Poodles have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Yorkshire Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Bichon Frises have average wanderlust potential.
Miniature Poodles tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Yorkshire Terriers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Bichon Frises don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Miniature Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Yorkshire Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Miniature Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Yorkshire Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Bichon Frises 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
Yorkshire Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Bichon Frises 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.
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 - Yorkshire Terrier vs Bichon Frise vs Miniature Poodle

Stranger Friendly
Yorkshire Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Bichon Frises are very stranger friendly dogs.
Miniature Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Yorkshire Terriers are not kid-friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are kid-friendly dogs.
Miniature Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Yorkshire Terriers are cat-friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are very cat-friendly dogs.
Miniature Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Yorkshire Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are very dog-friendly dogs.
Miniature Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Yorkshire Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bichon Frise is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Miniature Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Yorkshire Terriers are not recommended for elderly people.
Bichon Frises are usually recommended for elderly people.
Miniature Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Yorkshire Terriers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Bichon Frises are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Miniature Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Yorkshire Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Bichon Frises are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Miniature Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used 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.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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 Not really
Yorkshire Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bichon Frise breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Miniature Poodle 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 - Yorkshire Terrier vs Bichon Frise vs Miniature Poodle

Health Issues
Yorkshire Terriers are commonly healthy dogs.
The Bichon Frise 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 Collapsed Trachea Hypoglycemia Patellar Luxation Portosystemic Liver Shunt Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Reverse Sneezing Allergies Bladder Stones Hip Dysplasia Juvenile Cataracts Patellar Luxation Vaccination Sensitivity Addison's Disease Bloat Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 12-16 years 12-15 years 14-16 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes Yes
Energy Level
Yorkshire Terriers are high energy dogs.
Bichon Frises have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Miniature Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Yorkshire Terriers exercise need is very minimal.
Bichon Frises exercise need is minimal.
Miniature Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Yorkshire Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Bichon Frises like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Miniature Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 1/2 to 3/4 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 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
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Yorkshire Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Bichon Frise has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Miniature Poodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Yorkshire Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Bichon Frise is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Miniature Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Yorkshire Terrier vs Bichon Frise vs Miniature Poodle

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 4-6 puppies 2-5 puppies 2-8 puppies, average 5

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