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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Chowdren
Chow
Schnauzer
Wirehair Pinscher
Mittelschnauzer
Chinese Fighting Dog
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Chow Chow or Standard Schnauzer or Shar-Pei? Which is more expensive?
$600-$800 $1200-$1500 $1000-$1200
Availability
Which is easier to get, Chow Chow or Standard Schnauzer or Shar-Pei?
Very frequent: The Chow Chow is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Standard Schnauzer is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Shar-Pei is quite easy to get.

Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Chow Chow or Standard Schnauzer or Shar-Pei? Which is the smallest dog, Chow Chow or Standard Schnauzer or Shar-Pei?
Medium Medium Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Chow Chow or Standard Schnauzer or Standard Schnauzer? Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei weight comparison:
45-70 pounds (20-32 kg) Male: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg), Female: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg) 40-55 pounds (18- 25 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
57.5 pounds (26 kg) Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Female: 35 pounds (16 kg) 47.5 pounds (18- 25 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Chow Chow or Standard Schnauzer or Shar-Pei? Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei height comparison:
Male: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm), Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm) Male: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm) 18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
20 inches (51 cm) Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm) 19 inches (48.5 cm)

Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei coat comparison:
Rough Wiry Dense
Colors
What are the original Chow Chow, Standard Schnauzer and Shar-Pei color?
Cinnamon
Red
Blue
Cream
Black
Pepper
Salt
Black
Apricot
Blue
Cream
Red
Brown
Fawn
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Chow Chow or Standard Schnauzer or Shar-Pei? Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei grooming comparison:
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Average: The Shar-Pei requires average grooming effort.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Chow Chow or Standard Schnauzer or Shar-Pei? Chow Chow or Standard Schnauzer or {name3 shedding:
Chow Chow dogs shed above average.
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Standard Schnauzer dogs shed none to minimal.
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Shar-Pei dogs shed none to minimal.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Chow Chow or Standard Schnauzer or Shar-Pei?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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8-12 weeks
Very rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Chow Chow or Standard Schnauzer or Shar-Pei? Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei behavior/temperament comparison:
Aloof
Loyal
Intelligent
Detached
Independent
Quiet
Protective
Devoted
Intelligent
Playful
Good-natured
Lively
Trainable
Affectionate
Independent
Reserved
Devoted
Loving
Suspicious
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei intelligence:
Low: The Chow Chow is one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
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Very smart: Standard Schnauzer is an excellent dog breed.
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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
Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei trainability comparison.
A slightly harder to train than average.
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Standard Schnauzer dogs are easy to train.
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Shar-Pei dogs are quite easy to train.
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Playfulness
Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei playfulness comparison:
Chow Chows are not the most playful dog breed.
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The Standard Schnauzer is a highly playful breed.
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Average: Shar-Peis, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Chow Chow dogs are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Shar-Pei dogs are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei?
Slightly Below Average: Chow Chow dogs may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
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Average to High: Standard Schnauzer dogs are highly affectionate dogs.
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Slightly Below Average: Shar-Pei dogs may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
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Social Needs
Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei social needs comparison:
Chow Chow dogs are kinda antisocial.
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Standard Schnauzer dogs are a social breed.
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Shar-Pei dogs are kinda antisocial.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei?
Low: The Chow Chow barks none to minimal.
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Average: The Standard Schnauzer barks occasionally.
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Low: The Shar-Pei barks none to minimal.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Chow Chow or Standard Schnauzer or Shar-Pei?
Chow Chow dogs are average watchdogs.
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Standard Schnauzer dogs are good watchdogs.
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Shar-Pei dogs are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Chow Chow or Standard Schnauzer or Shar-Pei? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Chow Chow dogs are average defenders.
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Standard Schnauzer dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Shar-Pei dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Moderate

The Chow Chow has an average chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Standard Schnauzer has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Shar-Pei has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Chow Chow or Standard Schnauzer or Shar-Pei?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Chow Chow bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Standard Schnauzer bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Shar-Pei bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei mouthiness comparison:
Chow Chow dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Standard Schnauzer dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Shar-Pei dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Chow Chow dogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Standard Schnauzer dogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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Shar-Pei dogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Chow Chow dogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Standard Schnauzer dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Shar-Pei 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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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Chow Chow or Standard Schnauzer or Shar-Pei?
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 Chow Chow indoors.
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 Standard Schnauzer indoors.
Apartment-friendly dog the Shar-Pei breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Chow Chow dogs don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Average: Standard Schnauzer dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Average: Shar-Pei dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Chow Chow or Standard Schnauzer or Shar-Pei?
Chow Chows handle alone time quite well.
Standard 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.
Shar-Peis handle alone time quite well.

Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Chow Chow or Standard Schnauzer or Shar-Pei? Which dog is more friendly?
Chow Chow dogs are not stranger friendly dogs.
Standard Schnauzer dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Shar-Pei dogs are not stranger friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Chow Chows usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Standard Schnauzers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Shar-Peis are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Chow Chow or Standard Schnauzer or Shar-Pei?
Chow Chow dogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Standard Schnauzer dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Shar-Pei dogs are not kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Chow Chow or Standard Schnauzer or Shar-Pei?
Chow Chow dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Standard Schnauzer dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Shar-Pei dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Chow Chow or Standard Schnauzer or Shar-Pei?
Chow Chow dogs are not dog-friendly.
Standard Schnauzer dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
Shar-Pei dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei?
No
Chow Chows are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Standard Schnauzers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Shar-Peis are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Chow Chow is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Standard Schnauzer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Shar-Pei is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Chow Chows are not the best breed for elderly people.
Standard Schnauzers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Shar-Peis are not recommended for elderly people.

Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei Health Comparison

Health Issues
Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei health comparison. Which is the healthier: Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei?
The Chow Chow is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Standard Schnauzers tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei health problems comparison:
Ectropion
Hip Dysplasia
Follicular Dermatitis
Hip Dysplasia
Bloat
Cancer
Cutaneous Mucinosis
Demodectic Mange
Elbow Dysplasia
Entropion
Fever
Glaucoma
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Patellar Luxation
Pyoderma
Seborrhea
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Chow Chow should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Frequent
The Standard Schnauzer should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Rare
The Shar-Pei should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei lifespan comparison. How long do Chow Chow, Standard Schnauzer and Shar-Pei breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
13-15 years
The average lifespan of Chow Chow: 14 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Standard Schnauzer: 13 years
8-10 years
The average lifespan of Shar-Pei: 9 years
Hypoallergenic
Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No See more. Yes See more. No See more.
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Chow Chow or Standard Schnauzer or Shar-Pei? Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei energy level comparison:
Chow Chow dogs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Standard Schnauzer dogs are high-energy dogs.
Shar-Pei dogs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Chow Chow or Standard Schnauzer or Shar-Pei? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Chow Chow dogs exercise need is minimal.
Standard Schnauzer dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Shar-Pei dogs exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Chow Chow or Standard Schnauzer or Shar-Pei?
Chow Chow dogs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Standard Schnauzer dogs don't need too much sleep.
Shar-Pei dogs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Chow Chow or Standard Schnauzer or Shar-Pei?
4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 2 to 2.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Chow Chow's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Low: The Standard Schnauzer has good luck with genetics.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Shar-Pei's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei?
Prefers cold weather
The Chow Chow can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
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Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Standard Schnauzer can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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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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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei?

Medium

The Chow Chow has an average chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Standard Schnauzer has a low chance of bad smell.

High 🔼

The Shar-Pei has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Chow Chow is an average drooler.
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The Standard Schnauzer is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Shar-Pei is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
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Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei 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: Chow Chow or Standard Schnauzer or Shar-Pei? 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: Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei?

Not really

Chow Chow breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Standard Schnauzer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Shar-Pei 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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Yes

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military Dog

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei 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 Chow Chow and Standard Schnauzer and Shar-Pei have?
3-6 puppies 4-8 puppies 4-6 puppies

Chow Chow vs Standard Schnauzer vs Shar-Pei Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1903 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1992 as a Non-Sporting breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Asian Spitz and related breeds 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
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Australian National Kennel Council
Canadian Kennel Club
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
Australian National Kennel Council
Canadian Kennel Club
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
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
United Kennel Club

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