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Name Dachshund French Bulldog Havanese
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Bassotto
Sausage Dog
Tekkel
Tekkel Doxie
Weenie Dog
Worshond
Teckel
Bouledogue Français
Frenchie
Bichon Habanero
Bichon Havanais
Bichon Havanes
Havanese Cuban Bichon
Havaneser
Havanezer
Bichon Havanese
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Dachshund or French Bulldog or Havanese? Which is more expensive?
$500-$700 $2000-$4000 $900-$1200
Availability
Which is easier to get, Dachshund or French Bulldog or Havanese?
Very frequent: The Dachshund is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The French Bulldog is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Havanese is quite easy to get.

Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Dachshund or French Bulldog or Havanese? Which is the smallest dog, Dachshund or French Bulldog or Havanese?
Small Small Small
Weight
Which is heavier, Dachshund or French Bulldog or French Bulldog? Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese weight comparison:
Toy: 8-11 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 16-32 pounds (7-15 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg) 18-30 pounds (8-14 kg) 7-13 pounds (3-6 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Toy: 9.5 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 24 pounds (11 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg) There are two weight classes of French Bulldog: 19 - 22 pounds (9 - 10 kg) and 22 - 28 pounds (10 - 13 kg). Over 28 pounds is a disqualification. 10 pounds (4.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Dachshund or French Bulldog or Havanese? Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese height comparison:
Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 8-11 inches (20-27 cm), Miniature: 5-7 inches (13-18 cm) 13–16 inches (33–40 cm) 8-11 inches (21-29 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 9.5 inches (23.5 cm), Miniature: 6 inches (15.5 cm) 14.5 inches (36.5 cm) 10 inches (25 cm)

Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese coat comparison:
Fine Fine
Smooth
Short
Close in texture
Soft
Wavy
Woolly
Flat
Long
Colors
What are the original Dachshund, French Bulldog and Havanese color?
Blue
Red
White
Tan
Brown
Silver
Black
Brindle
Cream
Fawn
White
Black
Reddish-Brown
Fawn
White
Havana Brown
Tobacco
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Dachshund or French Bulldog or Havanese? Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese grooming comparison:
Easy to groom: The Dachshund doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Easy to groom: The French Bulldog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Average: The Havanese requires average grooming effort.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Dachshund or French Bulldog or Havanese? Dachshund or French Bulldog or {name3 shedding:
Dachshunds shed none to minimal.
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French Bulldogs are low shedders.
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Havaneses shed none to minimal.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Dachshund or French Bulldog or Havanese?
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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6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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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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Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Dachshund or French Bulldog or Havanese? Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese behavior/temperament comparison:
Clever
Devoted
Playful
Courageous
Lively
Stubborn
Affectionate
Alert
Bright
Keen
Patient
Playful
Athletic
Easygoing
Lively
Affectionate
Gentle
Playful
Companionable
Intelligent
Responsive
Sturdy
Lively
Amiable
Charming
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese intelligence:
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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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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Trainability
Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese trainability comparison.
Dachshunds are easy to train.
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French Bulldogs are quite easy to train.
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Havaneses are very easy to train.
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Playfulness
Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese playfulness comparison:
Average: Dachshunds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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French Bulldogs are not the most playful dog breed.
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The Havanese is a highly playful breed.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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French Bulldogs 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: Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese?
High: Dachshunds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: French Bulldogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Havaneses are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese social needs comparison:
Dachshunds are a social breed.
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French Bulldogs need a lot of social interaction.
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Havaneses need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese?
A lot: Dachshund is a particularly loud breed.
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Low: The French Bulldog barks none to minimal.
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Low to Average: The Havanese rarely barks.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Dachshund or French Bulldog or Havanese?
Dachshunds are average watchdogs.
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French Bulldogs are average watchdogs.
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Havaneses are good watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Dachshund or French Bulldog or Havanese? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Dachshunds are average defenders.
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French Bulldogs are average defenders.
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Havaneses strongly protect their territory.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Dachshund has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The French Bulldog has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Havanese has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Dachshund or French Bulldog or Havanese?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Dachshund bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

French Bulldog bite force: Weak.

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Havanese bite force: Weak.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese mouthiness comparison:
Dachshunds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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French Bulldogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Havaneses have an 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?
Dachshunds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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French Bulldogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Havaneses 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?
Dachshunds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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French Bulldogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Havaneses have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Dachshund or French Bulldog or Havanese?
Apartment-friendly dog the Dachshund breed.
Very house-friendly dog the French Bulldog breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Havanese breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Dachshunds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
French Bulldogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Havaneses adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Dachshund or French Bulldog or Havanese?
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.
French Bulldogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Havaneses tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese Good With Comparison

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

Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese Health Comparison

Health Issues
Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese health comparison. Which is the healthier: Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese?
The Dachshund is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The French Bulldog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Havanese 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: Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese health problems comparison:
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)
Allergies
Brachycephalic Syndrome
Cleft Palate
Elongated Soft Palate
Hemi-vertebrae
Hip Dysplasia
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Patellar Luxation
Von Willebrand's Disease
Cataracts
Chondrodysplasia
Deafness
Elbow Dysplasia
Heart Murmurs
Hip Dysplasia
Legg-perthes Disease
Mitral Valve Disease
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Dachshund should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The French Bulldog should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Havanese should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese lifespan comparison. How long do Dachshund, French Bulldog and Havanese breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Dachshund: 13 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of French Bulldog: 11 years
14-16 years
The average lifespan of Havanese: 15 years
Hypoallergenic
Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Dachshund or French Bulldog or Havanese? Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese energy level comparison:
Dachshunds have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
French Bulldogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Havaneses 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
Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Dachshund or French Bulldog or Havanese? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Dachshunds have an average exercise need.
French Bulldogs exercise need is minimal.
Havaneses exercise need is very minimal.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Dachshund or French Bulldog or Havanese?
Dachshunds sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
French Bulldogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Havaneses 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: Dachshund or French Bulldog or Havanese?
1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese weight gain potential comparison:
High: The Dachshund breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the French Bulldog's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Havanese's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese?
Prefers warm weather
Dogs that prefer warm weather conditions are typically breeds that were originally bred in warmer climates.
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Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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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, Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese?

Low 🔽

The Dachshund has a low chance of bad smell.

Medium

The French Bulldog has an average chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Havanese has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Dachshund is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The French Bulldog is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Havanese is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese 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: Dachshund or French Bulldog or Havanese? 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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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?

Yes

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

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: Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese?

Not really

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

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

Havanese 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.

Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese 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 Dachshund and French Bulldog and Havanese have?
4-8 puppies 3-5 puppies 1-9 puppies, average 4

Dachshund vs French Bulldog vs Havanese Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1898 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1996 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Dachshunds group, in the section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Small Molossian type Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Bichons and related breeds 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
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
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
United Kennel Club
Havanese Club of America

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