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Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo Comparison - Dog breed selector: Cotie or Japanese Shiba Inu or Cavoodle? Find the right dog for you

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Name Coton de Tulear Shiba Inu Cavapoo
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Cotie
Coton
Japanese Shiba Inu
Japanese Small-Size Dog
Shiba
Shiba Ken
Brushwood Dog
Cavoodle
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Cross Breed

Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo Size and Weight Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Coton de Tulear or Shiba Inu or Cavapoo? Which is the smallest dog, Coton de Tulear or Shiba Inu or Cavapoo?
Small Medium Small
Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Coton de Tulear or Shiba Inu or Shiba Inu? Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo weight comparison:
12-15 pounds (5.5-7 kg) Male: 18-25 pounds (8-11 kg), Female: 15-20 pounds (6.8-9 kg) 12-24 pounds (5.4-11 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
13.5 pounds (5.6 kg) Male: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg), Female: 17.5 pounds (6.8.5 kg) 18 pounds (5.7.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Coton de Tulear or Shiba Inu or Cavapoo? Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo height comparison:
10-12 inches (25-30 cm) Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm) 11-18 inches (28-45 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
11 inches (27.5 cm) Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm) 14.5 inches (36.5 cm)

Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Coton de Tulear or Shiba Inu or Cavapoo? Which is more expensive?
$2400-$3000 $800-$1000 $1200-$1800
Availability
Which is easier to get, Coton de Tulear or Shiba Inu or Cavapoo?
Very frequent: The Coton de Tulear is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Shiba Inu is quite easy to get.
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.

Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo Trainability and Intelligence Comparison

Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo intelligence:
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
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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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Very smart: Cavapoo is an excellent dog breed.
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Trainability
Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo trainability comparison.
Coton de Tulear dogs are quite easy to train.
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A slightly harder to train than average.
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Cavapoo dogs are very easy to train.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Coton de Tulear or Shiba Inu or Cavapoo?
Coton de Tulear dogs are average watchdogs.
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Shiba Inu dogs are good watchdogs.
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Cavapoo dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Coton de Tulear or Shiba Inu or Cavapoo? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Coton de Tulear dogs are average defenders.
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Shiba Inu dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Cavapoo dogs are not the best to protect their territory.
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Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo Personality and Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Coton de Tulear or Shiba Inu or Cavapoo? Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo behavior/temperament comparison:
Playful
Intelligent
Affectionate
Lively
Trainable
Vocal
Alert
Confident
Going
Fearless
Keen
Faithful
Charming
Loving
Intelligent
Gentle
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Sensitive: Coton de Tulear dogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Shiba Inu dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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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: Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo?
High: Coton de Tulear dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Average to High: Shiba Inu dogs are highly affectionate dogs.
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High: Cavapoo dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo social needs comparison:
Coton de Tulear dogs are a social breed.
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Shiba Inu dogs need for social interaction is average.
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Cavapoo dogs need a lot of social interaction.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Coton de Tulear dogs have average wanderlust potential.
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The wanderlust potential of the Shiba Inu is strong enough to escape from home.
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Cavapoo 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?
Their prey drive is low.
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Shiba Inu 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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Cavapoo 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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Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo Activity and Playfulness Comparison

Playfulness
Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo playfulness comparison:
The Coton de Tulear is a playful breed.
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Average: Shiba Inus, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Average: Cavapoos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo?
Average: The Coton de Tulear barks occasionally.
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Low to Average: The Shiba Inu rarely barks.
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Average: The Cavapoo barks occasionally.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Coton de Tulear or Shiba Inu or Cavapoo?
Very house-friendly dog the Coton de Tulear breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Shiba Inu breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Cavapoo breed.

Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo Adaptability and Independence Comparison

Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Coton de Tulear dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Shiba Inu dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Cavapoo dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Coton de Tulear or Shiba Inu or Cavapoo?
Coton de Tulear dogs 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.
Cavapoo dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo Bite Characteristics Comparison

Bite Force PSI
Which bite is stronger: Coton de Tulear or Shiba Inu or Cavapoo?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Coton de Tulear bite force: Weak.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Shiba Inu bite force: Ordinary.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Cavapoo bite force: Weak.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Coton de Tulear has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Shiba Inu has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Cavapoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo mouthiness comparison:
Coton de Tulear dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Shiba Inu dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Cavapoo dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo Health and Lifespan Comparison

Health Issues
Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo health comparison. Which is the healthier: Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo?
The Coton de Tulear is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Shiba Inu is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo health problems comparison:
Hip Dysplasia
Luxating Patella
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Hip Dysplasia
Patellar Luxation
Allergies
Cancer
Hypothyroidism
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Epilepsy
Glaucoma
Spinning
Chylothorax
Hip Dysplasia
Patellar Luxation
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Coton de Tulear should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Shiba Inu should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Rare
The Cavapoo should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo lifespan comparison. How long do Coton de Tulear, Shiba Inu and Cavapoo breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
14-16 years
The average lifespan of Coton de Tulear: 15 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Shiba Inu: 13 years
9-15 years
The average lifespan of Cavapoo: 12 years
Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo?
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 average to cold weather conditions
The Shiba Inu can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Cavapoo can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo Energy and Activity Comparison

Energy Level
Who has more energy a Coton de Tulear or Shiba Inu or Cavapoo? Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo energy level comparison:
Coton de Tulear dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Shiba Inu dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Cavapoo dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Coton de Tulear or Shiba Inu or Cavapoo? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Coton de Tulear dogs have an average exercise need.
Shiba Inu dogs have an average exercise need.
Cavapoo dogs have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Coton de Tulear or Shiba Inu or Cavapoo?
Coton de Tulear dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Shiba Inu dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Cavapoo dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.

Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo Diet and Weight Management Comparison

Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Coton de Tulear or Shiba Inu or Cavapoo?
0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 0.5 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? Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo weight gain potential comparison:
Average: The Coton de Tulear has an average risk for obesity.
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Low to Average: The Shiba Inu has a low to the average risk for obesity.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Cavapoo's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo Allergies and Grooming Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo coat comparison:
Soft Dense Curly
Wavy
Straight
Colors
What are the original Coton de Tulear, Shiba Inu and Cavapoo color?
White Black
Tan
Red
Cream
Sesame
Black
Cream
White
Sable
Tricolor
Chestnut
Apricot
Red sable
Phantom
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Coton de Tulear or Shiba Inu or Cavapoo? Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo grooming comparison:
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Easy to groom: The Shiba Inu doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Advanced: The Cavapoo requires a lot of grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Coton de Tulear or Shiba Inu or Cavapoo? Coton de Tulear or Shiba Inu or {name3 shedding:
Coton de Tulear dogs are low shedders.
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Shiba Inu dogs shed above average.
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Cavapoo dogs shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Coton de Tulear or Shiba Inu or Cavapoo?
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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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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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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Hypoallergenic
Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo?

Medium

The Coton de Tulear has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Shiba Inu has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Cavapoo has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Coton de Tulear is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Shiba Inu is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Cavapoo is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo Good With Comparison

Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Coton de Tulear dogs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Shiba Inu dogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Cavapoo dogs are generally with other pets.
Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Coton de Tulear or Shiba Inu or Cavapoo? Which dog is more friendly?
Coton de Tulear dogs are stranger-friendly dogs.
Shiba Inu dogs are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Cavapoo dogs are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Coton de Tulear or Shiba Inu or Cavapoo?
Coton de Tulear dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Shiba Inu dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cavapoo dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Coton de Tulear or Shiba Inu or Cavapoo?
Coton de Tulear dogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Shiba Inu dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Cavapoo dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Coton de Tulear or Shiba Inu or Cavapoo?
Coton de Tulear dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
Shiba Inu dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Cavapoo dogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo?
Yes
Coton de Tulear dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Shiba Inu dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Cavapoo dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Coton de Tulear is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Shiba Inu is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cavapoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Coton de Tulears are usually recommended for elderly people.
Shiba Inus are commonly okay with elderly people.
Cavapoos are commonly okay with elderly people.

Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo 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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Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Coton de Tulear or Shiba Inu or Cavapoo? 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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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.

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: Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo?

Not really

Coton de Tulear breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

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

Cavapoo breed usually likes 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.

Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo 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 Coton de Tulear and Shiba Inu and Cavapoo have?
4-6 puppies 2-4 puppies 2-8 puppies

Coton de Tulear vs Shiba Inu vs Cavapoo Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2014 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1992 as a Non-Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Bichons and related breeds section. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Asian Spitz and related breeds 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
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
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
Dog Registry of America Inc.
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
International Designer Canine Registry

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