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Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound Comparison - Dog breed selector: French Water Dog or Cao De Agua or Silken? Find the right dog for you

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Name Barbet Portuguese Water Dog Silken Windhound
OriginsFrance flagFrance Portugal flagPortugal United States flagUnited States
Group Gun Dog Working Dogs Hunting Dogs
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
French Water Dog Cao De Agua
Portie
Water Dog
Silken
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Silken Windhound? Which is more expensive?
$600-$1000 $2500-$2800 $800-$1000
Availability
Which is easier to get, Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Silken Windhound?
Average: The Barbet is a commonly available dog breed.
Very frequent: The Portuguese Water Dog is quite easy to get.
Average: The Silken Windhound is a commonly available dog breed.

Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Silken Windhound? Which is the smallest dog, Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Silken Windhound?
Large
Medium
Medium Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Portuguese Water Dog? Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound weight comparison:
37–62 pounds (17–28 kg ) Male: 42-55 pounds (19-25 kg), Female: 35-49 pounds (16-22 kg) Female: 22-45 pounds (10-20 kg), Male: 33-55 pounds (15-25 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
37–62 pounds (17–28 kg ) Male: 48.5 pounds (22 kg), Female: 42 pounds (19 kg) Female: 33.5 pounds (15 kg), Male: 44 pounds (20 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Silken Windhound? Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound height comparison:
Male: 23–26 inches (58–65 cm), Female: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm) Male: 20-22 inches (50-57 cm), Female: 17-20 inches (43-52 cm) 18-23.5 inches (46-60 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 23–26 inches (58–65 cm), Female: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm) Male: 21 inches (53.5 cm), Female: 18.5 inches (47.5 cm) 18-23.5 inches (53 cm)

Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound coat comparison:
Waterproof Curly Silky
Colors
What are the original Barbet, Portuguese Water Dog and Silken Windhound color?
Black
Gray
White
Brown
Fawn
Black
White
Brown
Black
Gray
Tan
Red
White
Silver
Brown
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Silken Windhound? Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound grooming comparison:
Average: The Barbet requires average grooming effort.
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Average: The Portuguese Water Dog requires average grooming effort.
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Average: The Silken Windhound requires average grooming effort.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Silken Windhound? Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or {name3 shedding:
Barbet dogs shed none to minimal.
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Portuguese Water Dog dogs shed none to minimal.
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Silken Windhound dogs shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Silken Windhound?
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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2-3 weeks
Frequent. This breed has high-maintenance hair and may require a bath every 2-3 weeks.
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Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Silken Windhound? Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound behavior/temperament comparison:
Intelligent
Obedient
Joyful
Companionable
Cheerful
Intelligent
Docile
Obedient
Brave
Impetuous
Quarrelsome
Playful
Loving
Friendly
Affectionate
Trusting
Companionable
Familiar
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound intelligence:
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Smart: The Portuguese Water Dog dogs have great intelligence.
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Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Trainability
Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound trainability comparison.
Barbet dogs are quite easy to train.
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Portuguese Water Dog dogs are easy to train.
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Silken Windhound dogs are easy to train.
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Playfulness
Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound playfulness comparison:
The Barbet is a highly playful breed.
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The Portuguese Water Dog is a playful breed.
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Average: Silken Windhounds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Barbet dogs 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: Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound?
High: Barbet dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Portuguese Water Dog dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Average to High: Silken Windhound dogs are highly affectionate dogs.
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Social Needs
Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound social needs comparison:
Barbet dogs are a social breed.
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Portuguese Water Dog dogs need a lot of social interaction.
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Silken Windhound dogs need for social interaction is average.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound?
Low to Average: The Barbet rarely barks.
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Low to Average: The Portuguese Water Dog rarely barks.
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Low to Average: The Silken Windhound rarely barks.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Silken Windhound?
Barbet dogs are average watchdogs.
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Portuguese Water Dog dogs are good watchdogs.
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Silken Windhound dogs are not the best watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Silken Windhound? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Barbet dogs are average defenders.
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Portuguese Water Dog dogs are average defenders.
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Silken Windhound dogs are not the best to protect their territory.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Barbet has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Portuguese Water Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Silken Windhound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Silken Windhound?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Barbet bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Portuguese Water Dog bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Silken Windhound bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound mouthiness comparison:
Barbet dogs have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Portuguese Water Dog dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Silken Windhound dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Barbet dogs have average wanderlust potential.
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Portuguese Water Dog dogs have average wanderlust potential.
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The wanderlust potential of the Silken Windhound is strong enough to escape from home.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Barbet dogs 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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Portuguese Water Dog dogs 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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Silken Windhound dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Silken Windhound?
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 Barbet indoors.
Apartment-friendly dog the Portuguese Water Dog breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Silken Windhound breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Average: Barbet dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Portuguese Water Dog dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Silken Windhound dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Silken Windhound?
Barbet dogs 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.
Portuguese Water Dog dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.

Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Silken Windhound? Which dog is more friendly?
Barbet dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Portuguese Water Dog dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Silken Windhound dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Barbet dogs are generally with other pets.
Portuguese Water Dog dogs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Silken Windhound dogs are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Silken Windhound?
Barbet dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Portuguese Water Dog dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Silken Windhound dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Silken Windhound?
Barbet dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Portuguese Water Dog dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Silken Windhound dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Silken Windhound?
Barbet dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Portuguese Water Dog dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
Silken Windhound dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound?
Yes
Barbet dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Portuguese Water Dog dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Silken Windhound dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
Yes
Barbet is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Portuguese Water Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Silken Windhound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Barbets are usually recommended for elderly people.
Portuguese Water Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Silken Windhounds are usually recommended for elderly people.

Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound Health Comparison

Health Issues
Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound health comparison. Which is the healthier: Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound?
Barbets tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Portuguese Water Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Silken Windhounds tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound health problems comparison:
Cataracts
Hip Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Entropion
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Hernia
Overbite
Underbite
Cataracts
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Entropion
Ectropion
Distichiasis
Persistent Pupillary Membranes
Addison's Disease
Megaesophagus
Irritable Bowel Disease (ibd)
Abnormally Small Eyes
GM-1 Storage Disease
Juvenile Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colitis
Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis
Lymphangiectasia
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Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Frequent
The Barbet should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Average
The Portuguese Water Dog should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Frequent
The Silken Windhound should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Life Expectancy
Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound lifespan comparison. How long do Barbet, Portuguese Water Dog and Silken Windhound breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
13-15 years
The average lifespan of Barbet: 14 years
10-14 years
The average lifespan of Portuguese Water Dog: 12 years
16-20 years
The average lifespan of Silken Windhound: 18 years
Hypoallergenic
Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Silken Windhound? Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound energy level comparison:
Barbet dogs are high-energy dogs.
Portuguese Water Dog dogs are high-energy dogs.
Silken Windhound dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Silken Windhound? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Barbet dogs have an average exercise need.
Portuguese Water Dog dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Silken Windhound dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Silken Windhound?
Barbet dogs don't need too much sleep.
Portuguese Water Dog dogs don't need too much sleep.
Silken Windhound dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Silken Windhound?
3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 2 to 2.5 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2.5 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? Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound weight gain potential comparison:
Average: The Barbet has an average risk for obesity.
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Average: The Portuguese Water Dog has an average risk for obesity.
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Low: The Silken Windhound has good luck with genetics.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Barbet 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 Portuguese Water Dog 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 Silken Windhound 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, Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound?

Medium

The Barbet has an average chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Portuguese Water Dog has a low chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Silken Windhound has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Barbet is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Portuguese Water Dog is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Silken Windhound is an average drooler.
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Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound 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: Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Silken Windhound? 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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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a 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: Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound?

Yes

Barbet breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Yes

Portuguese Water Dog breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Not really

Silken Windhound 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.

Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound 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 Barbet and Portuguese Water Dog and Silken Windhound have?
4-6 puppies 4-8 puppies 4-6 puppies

Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Silken Windhound Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1983 as a Hound breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Water Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Water Dogs section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Kennel Club
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Continental Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
Canadian Kennel Club
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Australian National Kennel Council
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
The Kennel Club
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