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Dachshund vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Swedish Lapphund – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Dachshund vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Swedish Lapphund" Compare Dachshund and Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Which is better: Dachshund or Pembroke Welsh Corgi or Swedish Lapphund?
Name Dachshund Pembroke Welsh Corgi Swedish Lapphund
OriginsGermany Wales Sweden
Group Hunting Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank1315328
Reviews410
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Other Names Teckel, Tekkel, Tekkel Doxie, Weenie Dog, Sausage Dog, Bassotto, Worshond Pembroke, PWC, Pem, Corgi Svensk lapphund
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 1934 as a Herding breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Dachshunds group, in the section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Watchdogs and Herders 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
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 Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Price $500-$700 $1000-$2000 $400-$600

General Appearance - Dachshund vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Swedish Lapphund

Size Small Small Medium
Weight Toy: 8-11 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 16-32 pounds (7-15 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg) Male: 24-31 pounds (10-14 kg), Female: 24-28 pounds (11-13 kg) Male: 40-44 pounds (18–20 kg), Female: 35-44 pounds (16–18 kg)
Avg. Weight Toy: 9.5 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 24 pounds (11 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg) Male: 27.5 pounds (12 kg), Female: 26 pounds (12 kg) Male: 42 pounds (18–20 kg), Female: 39.5 pounds (16–18 kg)
Height Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 8-11 inches (20-27 cm), Miniature: 5-7 inches (13-18 cm) Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 10-11 inches (25-28 cm) Male: 18-20 inches (45-51 cm), Female: 16-18 inches (40-46 cm)
Avg. Height Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 9.5 inches (23.5 cm), Miniature: 6 inches (15.5 cm) Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) Male: 19 inches (48 cm), Female: 17 inches (43 cm)

Hair & Care - Dachshund vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Swedish Lapphund

Coat Fine Fluffy Fluffy
Colors Blue
Red
White
Tan
Brown
Silver
Black
Black & Tan
Fawn
Red
Sable
White
Brown
Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Dachshund doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Swedish Lapphund requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Dachshunds shed none to minimal.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are heavy shedders.
Swedish Lapphunds are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Dachshund vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Swedish Lapphund

Temperament Clever
Devoted
Playful
Courageous
Lively
Stubborn
Affectionate
Friendly
Lively
Playful
Cheerful
Intelligent
Going
Affectionate
Kind
Trainable
Alert
Lively
Versatile
Intelligent Rank
Average: Dachshund's has average obedience intelligence.
Very smart: Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an excellent dog breed.
Average: Swedish Lapphund's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Dachshunds are easy to train.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are quite easy to train.
Swedish Lapphunds are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Dachshunds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a playful breed.
The Swedish Lapphund is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Swedish Lapphunds have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Dachshunds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Swedish Lapphunds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Dachshunds are a social breed.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are a social breed.
Swedish Lapphunds are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Dachshund is a very vocal breed.
High: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a very vocal breed.
High: The Swedish Lapphund is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Dachshunds are average watchdogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average watchdogs.
Swedish Lapphunds are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Dachshunds are average defenders.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are extremely protective guard dogs.
Swedish Lapphunds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Swedish Lapphund has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Dachshunds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Swedish Lapphunds 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.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the Swedish Lapphund is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Dachshunds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis 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.
Swedish Lapphunds don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
Dachshunds are apartment-friendly dogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Swedish Lapphunds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Dachshunds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Swedish Lapphunds 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.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis 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.
Swedish Lapphunds 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 - Dachshund vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Swedish Lapphund

Stranger Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average friendly towards strangers.
Swedish Lapphunds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very kid-friendly dogs.
Swedish Lapphunds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Dachshunds are average friendly towards cats.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very cat-friendly dogs.
Swedish Lapphunds are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average friendly towards other dogs.
Swedish Lapphunds are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Dachshund is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Pembroke Welsh Corgi is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Swedish Lapphund is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Dachshunds are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Swedish Lapphunds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Dachshunds are generally with other pets.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Swedish Lapphunds are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners No
Dachshunds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Swedish Lapphunds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going 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 Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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.
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
Dachshund breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Swedish Lapphund breed usually doesn't like 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 Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Swedish Lapphund

Health Issues
The Dachshund is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Swedish Lapphunds tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
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)
Cataracts
Cystinuria
Degenerative Myelopathy
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Patent Ductus Arteriosis
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Retinal Dysplasia
Von Willebrand's Disease
Allergies
Ear Infections
Eye Infections
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-14 years 10-13 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
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.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Swedish Lapphunds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Dachshunds have an average exercise need.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis need quite a lot of exercise.
Swedish Lapphunds 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.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Swedish Lapphunds 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. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2.5 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.
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Swedish Lapphund can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Swedish Lapphund has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Dachshund is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Swedish Lapphund is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Dachshund vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Swedish Lapphund

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 6-7 puppies 4-6 puppies

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