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Beagle vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Cardigan Welsh Corgi – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Beagle vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Cardigan Welsh Corgi" Compare Beagle and Miniature Schnauzer. Which is better: Beagle or Miniature Schnauzer or Cardigan Welsh Corgi?
Name Beagle Miniature Schnauzer Cardigan Welsh Corgi
OriginsEngland Germany Wales
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank61868
Reviews000
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Other Names English Beagle Zwergschnauzer Cardigan, CWC, Cardi
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1926 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1935 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group 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. 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 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 American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club
Price $500-$800 $600-$1000 $1000-$1300

General Appearance - Beagle vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Size Small Small Medium
Weight Male: 22-25 pounds (10-11 kg), Female: 20-23 pounds (9-10 kg) Male: 11-18 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 10-15 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg) Male: 25-30 pounds (11-14 kg), Female: 25-30 pounds (11-14 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 23.5 pounds (10.5 kg), Female: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg) Male: 14.5 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 12.5 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg) Male: 27.5 pounds (12.5 kg), Female: 27.5 pounds (12.5 kg)
Height Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm) Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm) Male: 10-13 inches (25-33 cm), Female: 10-13 inches (25-33 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm) Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm) Male: 11.5 inches (29 cm), Female: 11.5 inches (29 cm)

Hair & Care - Beagle vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Coat Dense Wiry Fine
Colors Tan Red Tricolor White Black Salt Pepper Silver Black Black & White Blue & Merle & White Brindle & White Red & White Sable & White
Grooming
Effortless: The Beagle requires minimal grooming.
Advanced: The Miniature Schnauzer requires a lot of grooming.
Average: The Cardigan Welsh Corgi requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Beagles shed moderately.
Miniature Schnauzers shed none to minimal.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis shed above average.

Characteristics - Beagle vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Temperament Friendly Independent Lively Sweet Gentle Intelligent Loving Alert Friendly Obedient Fearless Intelligent Spirited Active Alert Devoted Intelligent Affectionate Companionable Gentle
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Very smart: Miniature Schnauzer is an excellent dog breed.
Very smart: Cardigan Welsh Corgi is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Beagles are easy to train.
Miniature Schnauzers are easy to train.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Beagle is a highly playful breed.
Miniature Schnauzers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi 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
Beagles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Miniature Schnauzers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Beagles need a lot of social interaction.
Miniature Schnauzers are a social breed.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis need for social interaction is average.
Barking
High: The Beagle is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Miniature Schnauzer barks occasionally.
Average: The Cardigan Welsh Corgi barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Beagles are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Miniature Schnauzers are one of the best watchdogs.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Beagles can't provide protection for their territory.
Miniature Schnauzers strongly protect their territory.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Beagle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Beagles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Miniature Schnauzers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Beagles have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Miniature Schnauzers have average wanderlust potential.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Beagles have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Miniature Schnauzers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Beagles are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Miniature Schnauzers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Beagles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Miniature Schnauzers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Beagles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Miniature Schnauzers 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 - Beagle vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Stranger Friendly
Beagles are stranger friendly dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards strangers.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Beagles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Beagles are average friendly towards cats.
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards cats.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Miniature Schnauzer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cardigan Welsh Corgi is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Beagles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Miniature Schnauzers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Beagles are generally with other pets.
Miniature Schnauzers are generally with other pets.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners No
Beagles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Miniature Schnauzers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Cardigan Welsh Corgis 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.
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 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) 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 Yes
Beagle breed usually likes being on a boat.
Yes
Miniature Schnauzer breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Cardigan Welsh Corgi 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 - Beagle vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Health Issues
Egészségesek Beagle fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Egészségesek Miniature Schnauzer fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Beagle Dwarfism Cherry Eye Chinese Beagle Syndrome Distichiasis Epilepsy Glaucoma Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Intervertebral Disk Disease Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Cataracts Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection (MAI) Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Cataracts Cystinuria Degenerative Myelopathy Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Intervertebral Disk Disease Patent Ductus Arteriosis Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Retinal Dysplasia Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-14 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes No
Energy Level
Beagles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Miniature Schnauzers are high energy dogs.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Beagles need quite a lot of exercise.
Miniature Schnauzers have an average exercise need.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Beagles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Miniature Schnauzers don't need too much sleep.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Beagle breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Miniature Schnauzer can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness High
The Beagle has a high chance of bad smell.
Low
The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Miniature Schnauzer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Beagle vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Cardigan Welsh Corgi

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 3-6 puppies 4-7 puppies

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