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Dachshund vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Poodle – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Dachshund vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Poodle" Compare Dachshund and Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. Which is better: Dachshund or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Poodle?
Name Dachshund Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Poodle
OriginsGermany Canada Germany France
Group Hunting Dogs Gun Dog Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank13897
Reviews207
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Other Names Teckel, Tekkel, Tekkel Doxie, Weenie Dog, Sausage Dog, Bassotto, Worshond Toller, Scotty, Novie, Little River Duck Dog French Poodle, Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Grosse Pudel
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2003 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Non-Sporting & Toy breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Dachshunds group, in the section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Poodle section.
Breed Recognition 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 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 Canadian Canine Registry
Price $500-$700 $1800-$2000 $1000-$1500

General Appearance - Dachshund vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Poodle

Size Small Medium Medium
Weight Toy: 8-11 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 16-32 pounds (7-15 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg) 37-51 pounds (17-23 kg) Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Avg. Weight Toy: 9.5 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 24 pounds (11 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg) 44 pounds (20 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg)
Height Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 8-11 inches (20-27 cm), Miniature: 5-7 inches (13-18 cm) 17-21 inches (43-53 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more
Avg. Height Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 9.5 inches (23.5 cm), Miniature: 6 inches (15.5 cm) 19 inches (48 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more

Hair & Care - Dachshund vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Poodle

Coat Fine Waterproof Curly
Colors Blue Red White Tan Brown Silver Black Red Gold Apricot Brown Gray Silver White Fawn Blue Cream Red Beige Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Dachshund doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Dachshunds shed none to minimal.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers shed moderately.
Poodles shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Dachshund vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Poodle

Temperament Clever Devoted Playful Courageous Lively Stubborn Affectionate Courageous Gentle Responsive Alert Energetic Playful Active Faithful Intelligent Alert Instinctual Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Average: Dachshund's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Outstanding: Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Dachshunds are easy to train.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are easy to train.
Poodles are easy to train.
Playfulness
Dachshunds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a highly playful breed.
The Poodle is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers 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
Dachshunds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Dachshunds are a social breed.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are a social breed.
Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
High: The Dachshund is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Poodle is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Dachshunds are average watchdogs.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Poodles are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Dachshunds are average defenders.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are average defenders.
Poodles strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Dachshunds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Poodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Dachshunds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
Poodles have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Dachshunds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Dachshunds are apartment-friendly dogs.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Dachshunds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
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.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers 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.
Poodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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 - Dachshund vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Poodle

Stranger Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Dachshunds are average friendly towards cats.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are average friendly towards cats.
Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Dachshund is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Dachshunds are not the best breed for elderly people.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Dachshunds are generally with other pets.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are generally with other pets.
Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Dachshunds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Poodles 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.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Yes
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.
Yes
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
Dachshund breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
Yes
Poodle 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 - Dachshund vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Poodle

Health Issues
The Dachshund is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are commonly healthy dogs.
The Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems 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) No set Addison's Disease Allergies Bloat Canine Atrial Septal Defect (asd) Cataracts Cushing's Syndrome Ear Infections Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Legg-perthes Disease Neonatal Encephalopathy (news) Optic Nerve Hypoplasia Patellar Luxation Premature Graying Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Runny Eyes Sebaceous Adenitis Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-14 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
Energy Level
Dachshunds have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Dachshunds have an average exercise need.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers need quite a lot of exercise.
Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Dachshunds sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Dachshund breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Poodle has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Dachshund is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Dachshund vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Poodle

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 4-8 puppies 6-10 puppies 2-4 puppies

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