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Chinese Crested vs Glen of Imaal Terrier vs Miniature Schnauzer – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Chinese Crested vs Glen of Imaal Terrier vs Miniature Schnauzer" Compare Chinese Crested and Glen of Imaal Terrier. Which is better: Chinese Crested or Glen of Imaal Terrier or Miniature Schnauzer?
Name Chinese Crested Glen of Imaal Terrier Miniature Schnauzer
OriginsChina Ireland Germany
Group Companion Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank7915818
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Other Names Chinese Crested, Crested, Puff Glen, Glennie, Irish Glen Of Imaal Terrier Zwergschnauzer
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1991 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2004 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1926 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
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
No set 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
Price $800-$1000 $800-$1000 $600-$1000

General Appearance - Chinese Crested vs Glen of Imaal Terrier vs Miniature Schnauzer

Size Small Medium Small
Weight 7-9 pounds (3-4 kg) 34-36 pounds (15.5-16.5 kg) Male: 11-18 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 10-15 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg)
Avg. Weight 8 pounds (4 kg) 35 pounds (15.5-16.5 kg) Male: 14.5 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 12.5 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg)
Height 10-13 inches (21-33 cm) 14 inches (35.5-36.5 cm) Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm)
Avg. Height 11.5 inches (29 cm) 14 inches (35.5-36.5 cm) Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm)

Hair & Care - Chinese Crested vs Glen of Imaal Terrier vs Miniature Schnauzer

Coat Silky
Thick
Double
Dense Wiry
Colors Apricot
Black
Blue
Chocolate
Cream
Palomino
Slate
White
Brown
Blue
Black
Salt
Pepper
Silver
Black
Grooming
Average: The Chinese Crested requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Glen of Imaal Terrier doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Advanced: The Miniature Schnauzer requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Chinese Cresteds shed none to minimal.
Glen of Imaal Terriers shed none to minimal.
Miniature Schnauzers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Chinese Crested vs Glen of Imaal Terrier vs Miniature Schnauzer

Temperament Affectionate
Happy
Playful
Alert
Lively
Sweet
Tempered
Active
Courageous
Loyal
Agile
Gentle
Spirited
Alert
Friendly
Obedient
Fearless
Intelligent
Spirited
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Very smart: Miniature Schnauzer is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Chinese Cresteds are easy to train.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are easy to train.
Miniature Schnauzers are easy to train.
Playfulness
Chinese Cresteds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a playful breed.
Miniature Schnauzers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Chinese Cresteds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Glen of Imaal Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Chinese Cresteds are highly affectionate dogs.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Chinese Cresteds need a lot of social interaction.
Glen of Imaal Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Miniature Schnauzers are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The Chinese Crested rarely barks.
Low: The Glen of Imaal Terrier barks none to minimal.
Average: The Miniature Schnauzer barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Chinese Cresteds are not the best watchdogs.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are average watchdogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Chinese Cresteds are average defenders.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Chinese Crested has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Glen of Imaal Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Chinese Cresteds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Glen of Imaal Terriers 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.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Chinese Cresteds are not the biggest explorers.
Glen of Imaal Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Miniature Schnauzers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Chinese Cresteds have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Glen of Imaal Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Miniature Schnauzers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Chinese Cresteds are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
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.
Adaptability
Chinese Cresteds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Glen of Imaal Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Miniature Schnauzers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Chinese Cresteds 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.
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.
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 - Chinese Crested vs Glen of Imaal Terrier vs Miniature Schnauzer

Stranger Friendly
Chinese Cresteds are stranger friendly dogs.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Chinese Cresteds are kid-friendly dogs.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Chinese Cresteds are cat-friendly dogs.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Chinese Cresteds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Chinese Crested is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Glen of Imaal Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Miniature Schnauzer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Chinese Cresteds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Miniature Schnauzers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Chinese Cresteds are usually friendly towards other pets.
Glen of Imaal Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Miniature Schnauzers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Chinese Cresteds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Glen of Imaal Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Miniature Schnauzers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used 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 Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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 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
Chinese Crested breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Glen of Imaal Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Miniature Schnauzer breed usually likes 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 - Chinese Crested vs Glen of Imaal Terrier vs Miniature Schnauzer

Health Issues
The Chinese Crested is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Miniature Schnauzer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Deafness
Epilepsy
Glaucoma
Lens Luxation
Loose Teeth
Allergies
Eye Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Skin Irritation
Thrombopathia
Cataracts
Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection (MAI)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 12-14 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No Yes
Energy Level
Chinese Cresteds have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Glen of Imaal Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Miniature Schnauzers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Chinese Cresteds exercise need is minimal.
Glen of Imaal Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Miniature Schnauzers have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Chinese Cresteds like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Miniature Schnauzers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather. 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.
Stinkiness Medium
The Chinese Crested has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Glen of Imaal Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Chinese Crested is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Miniature Schnauzer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Chinese Crested vs Glen of Imaal Terrier vs Miniature Schnauzer

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 2-5 puppies 3-5 puppies 3-6 puppies

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