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Australian Shepherd vs Pomeranian vs Boxer – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Australian Shepherd vs Pomeranian vs Boxer" Compare Australian Shepherd and Pomeranian. Which is better: Australian Shepherd or Pomeranian or Boxer?
Name Australian Shepherd Pomeranian Boxer
OriginsUnited States Germany Poland Germany
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Companion Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank172211
Reviews221
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Other Names Aussie, Little Blue Dog Pom, Pom Pom, Deutsche Spitze, Zwergspitz, Spitz Nain, Spitz Enano, Zwers German Boxer, Deutscher Boxer
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1991 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the European Spitz section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Australian Shepherd Club Of America 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 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-$800 $600-$800 $600-$1200

General Appearance - Australian Shepherd vs Pomeranian vs Boxer

Size Large Small Medium
Weight Male: 50-65 pounds (25-29 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg) 3-7 pounds (1-3 kg) Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 57.5 pounds (27 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) 5 pounds (2 kg) Male: 65 pounds (29.5 kg), Female: 59 pounds (26.5 kg)
Height Male: 20-23 inches (52-58cm), Female: 18-21 inches (46–53 cm) 7-12 inches (18-30 cm) Male: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 21.5 inches (55 cm), Female: 19.5 inches (46–53 cm) 9.5 inches (24 cm) Male: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm)

Hair & Care - Australian Shepherd vs Pomeranian vs Boxer

Coat Feathered Fluffy Waterproof
Colors Red Blue Merle Black Blue Gray Red Tan Brown Orange White Black Brindle White Fawn
Grooming
Average: The Australian Shepherd requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Pomeranian requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Boxer requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Australian Shepherds shed moderately.
Pomeranians shed moderately.
Boxers shed moderately.

Characteristics - Australian Shepherd vs Pomeranian vs Boxer

Temperament Active Friendly Intelligent Loving Affectionate Good-natured Protective Active Friendly Lively Sociable Extroverted Intelligent Playful Attentive Docile Trainable Brave Confident Fearless Intelligent Playful Bright Energetic Friendly Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Australian Shepherd's has great intelligence.
Very smart: Pomeranian is an excellent dog breed.
Average: Boxer's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Australian Shepherds are very easy to train.
Pomeranians are easy to train.
Boxers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Australian Shepherd is a highly playful breed.
Pomeranians, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Boxer is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Australian Shepherds 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
Australian Shepherds are highly affectionate dogs.
Pomeranians are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Boxers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Australian Shepherds are a social breed.
Pomeranians need a lot of social interaction.
Boxers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low to Average: The Australian Shepherd rarely barks.
Average to high: The Pomeranian is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Boxer rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Australian Shepherds are one of the best watchdogs.
Pomeranians are average watchdogs.
Boxers are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Australian Shepherds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Pomeranians strongly protect their territory.
Boxers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Australian Shepherd has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Pomeranian has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Boxer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Australian Shepherds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Pomeranians have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Boxers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Australian Shepherds are not the biggest explorers.
Pomeranians are not the biggest explorers.
Boxers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Australian Shepherds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Pomeranians have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Boxers 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
Australian Shepherds are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Pomeranians are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Boxers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Australian Shepherds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Pomeranians adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Boxers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Australian Shepherds 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.
Boxers 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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Australian Shepherd vs Pomeranian vs Boxer

Stranger Friendly
Australian Shepherds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Boxers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Australian Shepherds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Boxers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Australian Shepherds are average friendly towards cats.
Pomeranians are very cat-friendly dogs.
Boxers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Australian Shepherds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Pomeranians are average friendly towards other dogs.
Boxers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Australian Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Pomeranian is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Boxer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Australian Shepherds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pomeranians are not the best breed for elderly people.
Boxers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Australian Shepherds are generally with other pets.
Pomeranians are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Boxers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Australian Shepherds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Pomeranians are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Boxers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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 Not really
Australian Shepherd breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Pomeranian breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Boxer 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.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Australian Shepherd vs Pomeranian vs Boxer

Health Issues
The Australian Shepherd 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.
The Boxer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Allergies Cancer Cataracts Collie Eye Anomaly Deafness Detached Retina Distichiasis Drug Sensitivity Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Nasal Solar Dermatitis Osteochondrosis Dissecans Persistent Pupillary Membranes Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Allergies Cataracts Collapsed Trachea Dry Eye Epilepsy Heat Intolerance Heatstroke Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Legg-perthes Disease Patellar Luxation Patent Ductus Arteriosis Seizures Allergies Aortic Stenosis Bloat Boxer Cardiomyopathy Cancer Corneal Dystrophy Deafness Demodectic Mange Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-16 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Australian Shepherds are high energy dogs.
Pomeranians have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Boxers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Australian Shepherds need a lot of exercises.
Pomeranians exercise need is minimal.
Boxers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Australian Shepherds don't need too much sleep.
Pomeranians sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Boxers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2.5 cups 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. Recommended daily amount: 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Australian Shepherd can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Australian Shepherd has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Pomeranian has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Boxer has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Australian Shepherd is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Pomeranian is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Boxer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Australian Shepherd vs Pomeranian vs Boxer

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 6-9 puppies, average 7 2-5 puppies 2-10 puppies, average 6

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