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Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu Comparison - Dog breed selector: English Beagle or Min Pin or Chinese Lion Dog? Find the right dog for you

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Name Beagle Miniature Pinscher Shih Tzu
OriginsEngland Germany China
Group Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
English Beagle Min Pin, King Of The Toys, Reh Pinscher, Zwergpinsc Chinese Lion Dog, Chrysanthemum Dog
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1925 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1969 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Tibetan breeds section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
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
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
Which is cheaper Beagle or Miniature Pinscher or Shih Tzu? Which is more expensive?
$500-$800 $400-$600 $800-$1200

Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger Beagle or Miniature Pinscher or Shih Tzu? Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu size comparison:
Small Small Small
Weight
Which is heavier Beagle or Miniature Pinscher or Miniature Pinscher? Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu weight comparison:
Male: 22-25 pounds (10-11 kg), Female: 20-23 pounds (9-10 kg) Male: 8-10 pounds (4-5 kg), Female: 8-9 pounds (about 4 kg) 9–16 pounds (4-7 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 23.5 pounds (10.5 kg), Female: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg) Male: 9 pounds (4.5 kg), Female: 8.5 pounds (about 4 kg) 9–16 pounds (5.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller Beagle or Miniature Pinscher or Shih Tzu? Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu height comparison:
Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm) Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 10-11 inches (25-28 cm) 8-11 inches (20-28 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm) Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) 9.5 inches (24 cm)

Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu coat comparison:
Dense Rough Dense
Colors
What are the original Beagle, Miniature Pinscher and Shih Tzu color?
Tan
Red
Tricolor
White
Black
Rust
Chocolate
Red
Tan
Black
Brindle
Liver
Silver
Blue
Gold
Red
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain Beagle or Miniature Pinscher or Shih Tzu? Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu grooming comparison:
Effortless: The Beagle requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Miniature Pinscher requires minimal grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Beagle or Miniature Pinscher or Shih Tzu? Beagle or Miniature Pinscher or {name3 shedding:
Beagles shed moderately.
Miniature Pinschers shed moderately.
Shih Tzus shed none to minimal.

Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog Beagle or Miniature Pinscher or Shih Tzu? Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu behavior/temperament comparison:
Friendly
Independent
Lively
Sweet
Gentle
Intelligent
Loving
Clever
Friendly
Playful
Intelligent
Energetic
Outgoing
Responsive
Active
Friendly
Happy
Lively
Playful
Courageous
Gentle
Intelligent
Outgoing
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu intelligence:
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Miniature Pinscher's has great intelligence.
Low: The Shih Tzu if one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu trainability comparison. What's the difference?
Beagles are easy to train.
Miniature Pinschers are quite easy to train.
Shih Tzus are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu playfulness comparison:
The Beagle is a highly playful breed.
The Miniature Pinscher is a highly playful breed.
Shih Tzus are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Miniature Pinschers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Shih Tzus have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu?
Beagles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Miniature Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Shih Tzus are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu social needs comparison:
Beagles need a lot of social interaction.
Miniature Pinschers are a social breed.
Shih Tzus need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu?
Nagyon sokat: Beagle kimondottan hangos fajta.
Nagyon sokat: Miniature Pinscher kimondottan hangos fajta.
Nagyon sokat: Shih Tzu kimondottan hangos fajta.
Watchdog Ability
Which is better watchdog: Beagle or Miniature Pinscher or Shih Tzu?
Beagles are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Miniature Pinschers are average watchdogs.
Shih Tzus are average watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Beagles can't provide protection for their territory.
Miniature Pinschers strongly protect their territory.
Shih Tzus strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Low
The Beagle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Miniature Pinscher has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Shih Tzu has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu mouthiness comparison:
Beagles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Miniature Pinschers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Shih Tzus have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Beagles have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Miniature Pinschers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Shih Tzus tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive?
Beagles have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Miniature Pinschers 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.
Shih Tzus have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Beagle or Miniature Pinscher or Shih Tzu?
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Beagle kutyafajtát.
Lakásbarát kutya Miniature Pinscher fajta.
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Shih Tzu fajta.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential?
Beagles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Miniature Pinschers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Shih Tzus adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Beagle or Miniature Pinscher or Shih Tzu?
Beagles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Miniature Pinschers 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 Tzus 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.

Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Beagle or Miniature Pinscher or Shih Tzu?
Beagles are stranger friendly dogs.
Miniature Pinschers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Shih Tzus are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Beagle or Miniature Pinscher or Shih Tzu?
Beagles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Miniature Pinschers are kid-friendly dogs.
Shih Tzus are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Beagle or Miniature Pinscher or Shih Tzu?
Beagles are average friendly towards cats.
Miniature Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Shih Tzus are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Beagle or Miniature Pinscher or Shih Tzu?
Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Miniature Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Shih Tzus are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Miniature Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Shih Tzu is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Beagles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Miniature Pinschers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Shih Tzus are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Beagles are generally with other pets.
Miniature Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Shih Tzus are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu?
No
Beagles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Miniature Pinschers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Shih Tzus are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Which one could be a 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
Which one could be a therapy dog: Beagle or Miniature Pinscher or Shih Tzu?
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?
Yes
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)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?
Yes
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
Which one could be a boat dog: Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu?
Yes
Beagle breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Miniature Pinscher breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Shih Tzu breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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.
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.

Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu health comparison. Which is the healthier: Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu?
The Beagle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Miniature Pinschers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Shih Tzu 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: Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu health problems comparison:
Beagle Dwarfism
Cherry Eye
Chinese Beagle Syndrome
Distichiasis
Epilepsy
Glaucoma
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Epilepsy
Hypothyroidism
Legg-perthes Disease
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Allergies
Bladder Stones
Distichiasis
Dry Eye
Ear Infections
Ectopic Cilia
Hip Dysplasia
Juvenile Renal Dysplasia
Keratitis
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Proptosis
Retained Baby Teeth
Reverse Sneezing
Snuffles
Umbilical Hernias
Life Expectancy
Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu lifespan comparison. How long do Beagle, Miniature Pinscher and Shih Tzu breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-15 years 12-15 years 10-16 years
Hypoallergenic
Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No Yes
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Beagle or Miniature Pinscher or Shih Tzu? Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu energy level comparison:
Beagles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Miniature Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Shih Tzus have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Beagle or Miniature Pinscher or Shih Tzu? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Beagles need quite a lot of exercise.
Miniature Pinschers exercise need is minimal.
Shih Tzus exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Beagle or Miniature Pinscher or Shih Tzu?
Beagles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Miniature Pinschers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Shih Tzus like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Beagle or Miniature Pinscher or Shih Tzu?
0.5 to 1.5 cups 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. Recommended daily amount: 1/2 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
High: The Beagle breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
High: The Miniature Pinscher breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers warm weather Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness High
The Beagle has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Miniature Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Shih Tzu has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Miniature Pinscher is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Shih Tzu is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Beagle vs Miniature Pinscher vs Shih Tzu Reproducibility Comparison

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 2-14 puppies, average 7 2-5 puppies 2-5 puppies

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