Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund Comparison - Dog breed selector: Csivava or Lab or Bassotto? Find the right dog for you

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Name Chihuahua Labrador Retriever Dachshund
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Csivava
Chihuahueño
Lab
Labrador
Bassotto
Sausage Dog
Tekkel
Tekkel Doxie
Weenie Dog
Worshond
Teckel
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Chihuahua or Labrador Retriever or Dachshund? Which is more expensive?
$600-$800 $1000-$2000 $500-$700
Availability
Which is easier to get, Chihuahua or Labrador Retriever or Dachshund?
Very frequent: The Chihuahua is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Labrador Retriever is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Dachshund is quite easy to get.

Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Chihuahua or Labrador Retriever or Dachshund? Which is the smallest dog, Chihuahua or Labrador Retriever or Dachshund?
Small Large Small
Weight
Which is heavier, Chihuahua or Labrador Retriever or Labrador Retriever? Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund weight comparison:
2-6 pounds (1-3 kg) Male: 60-75 pounds (27-34kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) Toy: 8-11 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 16-32 pounds (7-15 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
4 pounds (2 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg) Toy: 9.5 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 24 pounds (11 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Chihuahua or Labrador Retriever or Dachshund? Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund height comparison:
6-9 inches (15-23 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm) Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 8-11 inches (20-27 cm), Miniature: 5-7 inches (13-18 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
7.5 inches (19 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm) Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 9.5 inches (23.5 cm), Miniature: 6 inches (15.5 cm)

Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund coat comparison:
Fine Dense
Waterproof
Hard
Short
Fine
Colors
What are the original Chihuahua, Labrador Retriever and Dachshund color?
Chocolate
Fawn
Tan
Cream
Red
Black
Yellow
Chocolate
Black
Blue
Red
White
Tan
Brown
Silver
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Chihuahua or Labrador Retriever or Dachshund? Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund grooming comparison:
Effortless: The Chihuahua requires minimal grooming.
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Effortless: The Labrador Retriever requires minimal grooming.
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Easy to groom: The Dachshund doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Chihuahua or Labrador Retriever or Dachshund? Chihuahua or Labrador Retriever or {name3 shedding:
Chihuahuas shed none to minimal.
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Labrador Retrievers shed moderately.
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Dachshunds shed none to minimal.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Chihuahua or Labrador Retriever or Dachshund?
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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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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Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Chihuahua or Labrador Retriever or Dachshund? Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund behavior/temperament comparison:
Alert
Devoted
Intelligent
Courageous
Lively
Quick
Affectionate
Cheerful
Friendly
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Energetic
Gentle
Loving
Going
Responsive
Clever
Devoted
Playful
Courageous
Lively
Stubborn
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund intelligence:
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
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Outstanding: Labrador Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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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
Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund trainability comparison.
Chihuahuas are quite easy to train.
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Labrador Retrievers are very easy to train.
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Dachshunds are easy to train.
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Playfulness
Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund playfulness comparison:
Average: Chihuahuas, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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The Labrador Retriever is a highly playful breed.
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Average: Dachshunds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Sensitive: Chihuahuas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Sensitive: Labrador Retrievers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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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: Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund?
High: Chihuahuas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Slightly Below Average: Labrador Retrievers may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
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High: Dachshunds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund social needs comparison:
Chihuahuas need a lot of social interaction.
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Labrador Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
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Dachshunds are a social breed.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund?
A lot: Chihuahua is a particularly loud breed.
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Average: The Labrador Retriever barks occasionally.
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A lot: Dachshund is a particularly loud breed.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Chihuahua or Labrador Retriever or Dachshund?
Chihuahuas are average watchdogs.
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Labrador Retrievers are average watchdogs.
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Dachshunds are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Chihuahua or Labrador Retriever or Dachshund? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Chihuahuas strongly protect their territory.
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Labrador Retrievers are average defenders.
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Dachshunds are average defenders.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Chihuahua has a low chance of biting somebody.

Moderate

The Labrador Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Dachshund has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Chihuahua or Labrador Retriever or Dachshund?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Chihuahua bite force: Weak.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Labrador Retriever bite force: Ordinary.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Dachshund bite force: Weak.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund mouthiness comparison:
Chihuahuas have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Labrador Retrievers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Dachshunds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Chihuahuas tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Labrador Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
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Dachshunds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Chihuahuas 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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Labrador Retrievers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Dachshunds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Chihuahua or Labrador Retriever or Dachshund?
Very house-friendly dog the Chihuahua breed.
It is not recommended to keep the Labrador Retriever breed in the home.
Apartment-friendly dog the Dachshund breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Chihuahuas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Labrador Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Dachshunds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Chihuahua or Labrador Retriever or Dachshund?
Chihuahuas tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Labrador Retrievers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Dachshunds 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.

Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund Good With Comparison

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

Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund Health Comparison

Health Issues
Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund health comparison. Which is the healthier: Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund?
Chihuahuas are commonly healthy dogs.
The Labrador Retriever is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Dachshund 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: Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund health problems comparison:
Collapsed Trachea
Heart Murmurs
Hydrocephalus
Hypoglycemia
Open Fontanel
Patellar Luxation
Pulmonic Stenosis
Shivering
Acute Moist Dermatitis
Bloat
Cataracts
Cold Tail
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Myopathy
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Acanthosis Nigricans
Baldness
Bloat
Cancer
Canine Diabetes Mellitus
Cushing's Syndrome
Deafness
Demodectic Mange
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Legg-perthes Disease
Lymphocytic Thyroiditis
Mitral Valve Disease
Narcolepsy
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The Chihuahua should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Average
The Labrador Retriever should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Dachshund should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund lifespan comparison. How long do Chihuahua, Labrador Retriever and Dachshund breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
14-18 years
The average lifespan of Chihuahua: 16 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Labrador Retriever: 11 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Dachshund: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Chihuahua or Labrador Retriever or Dachshund? Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund energy level comparison:
Chihuahuas have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Labrador Retrievers are high-energy dogs.
Dachshunds have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Chihuahua or Labrador Retriever or Dachshund? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Chihuahuas exercise need is very minimal.
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Dachshunds have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Chihuahua or Labrador Retriever or Dachshund?
Chihuahuas sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Labrador Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Dachshunds sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Chihuahua or Labrador Retriever or Dachshund?
Recommended daily amount: 1/4 to 1/2 cups of high-quality dry food a day. Recommended daily amount: 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 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? Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund weight gain potential comparison:
Average: The Chihuahua has an average risk for obesity.
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High: The Labrador Retriever breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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High: The Dachshund breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund?
Prefers warm weather
Dogs that prefer warm weather conditions are typically breeds that were originally bred in warmer climates.
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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Prefers warm weather
Dogs that prefer warm weather conditions are typically breeds that were originally bred in warmer climates.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund?

High 🔼

The Chihuahua has a high chance of bad smell.

High 🔼

The Labrador Retriever has a high chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Dachshund has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Chihuahua is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Labrador Retriever is an average drooler.
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The Dachshund is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund 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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Yes

This breed makes good 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: Chihuahua or Labrador Retriever or Dachshund? Which is better for autism?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect 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.

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.
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.

Yes

This breed would make an excellent 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: Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund?

Not really

Chihuahua breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Yes

Labrador Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Not really

Dachshund 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.

Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

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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 Chihuahua and Labrador Retriever and Dachshund have?
2-4 puppies 5-10 puppies 4-8 puppies

Chihuahua vs Labrador Retriever vs Dachshund Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Chihuahueno section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section. Recognized by FCI in the Dachshunds group, in the 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
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

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