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Dachshund vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Pug – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Dachshund vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Pug" Compare Dachshund and Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. Which is better: Dachshund or Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Pug?
Name Dachshund Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Pug
OriginsGermany Ireland China
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank134931
Reviews315
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Other Names Teckel, Tekkel, Tekkel Doxie, Weenie Dog, Sausage Dog, Bassotto, Worshond Wheaten, Wheatie, Irish Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Mops, Carlin, Chinese Pug, Dutch Bulldog, Dutch Mastiff, Mini Mastiff
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 1973 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Dachshunds group, in the section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Small Molossian type Dogs 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 Irish Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry Club Espanol De Terriers 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
Price $500-$700 $800-$1000 $300-$500

General Appearance - Dachshund vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Pug

Size Small Medium Small
Weight Toy: 8-11 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 16-32 pounds (7-15 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg) Male: 35-45 pounds (16-20 kg), Female: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg) Male: 13-20 pounds (6-9 kg), Female: 13-18 pounds (6-8 kg)
Avg. Weight Toy: 9.5 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 24 pounds (11 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg) Male: 40 pounds (18 kg), Female: 35 pounds (16 kg) Male: 16.5 pounds (7.5 kg), Female: 15.5 pounds (7 kg)
Height Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 8-11 inches (20-27 cm), Miniature: 5-7 inches (13-18 cm) Male: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm) Male: 12-14 inches (30-36 cm), Female: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm)
Avg. Height Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 9.5 inches (23.5 cm), Miniature: 6 inches (15.5 cm) Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm) Male: 13 inches (33 cm), Female: 11 inches (27.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Dachshund vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Pug

Coat Fine Curly Fine
Colors Blue Red White Tan Brown Silver Black Wheaten Fawn Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Dachshund doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Effortless: The Pug requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Dachshunds shed none to minimal.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are low shedders.
Pugs shed above average.

Characteristics - Dachshund vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Pug

Temperament Clever Devoted Playful Courageous Lively Stubborn Affectionate Faithful Playful Energetic Intelligent Spirited Affectionate Courageous Intelligent Going Loyal Cheerful Gentle Friendly Playful
Intelligent Rank
Average: Dachshund's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Dachshunds are easy to train.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are quite easy to train.
Pugs aren't famous for their trainability.
Playfulness
Dachshunds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a playful breed.
Pugs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Pugs 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.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Pugs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Dachshunds are a social breed.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Pugs need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
High: The Dachshund is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier barks occasionally.
Average: The Pug barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Dachshunds are average watchdogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are good watchdogs.
Pugs are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Dachshunds are average defenders.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Pugs strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Pug has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Dachshunds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Pugs have lower 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.
Wanderlust potential of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Pugs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Dachshunds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers 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.
Pugs 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.
Apartment Friendly
Dachshunds are apartment-friendly dogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Pugs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Dachshunds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Pugs 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.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Pugs 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 Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Pug

Stranger Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Pugs are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Pugs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Dachshunds are average friendly towards cats.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Pugs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
Pugs are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Dachshund is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Pug is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Dachshunds are not the best breed for elderly people.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pugs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Dachshunds are generally with other pets.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Pugs 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
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Pugs 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.
Not really
This breed generally not used 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.
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
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Pug 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 Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Pug

Health Issues
The Dachshund is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
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) Addison's Disease Allergies Cancer Renal Dysplasia Allergies Cheyletiella Dermatitis Corneal Ulcers Demodectic Mange Distichiasis Dry Eye Entropion Epilepsy Hemi-vertebrae Hip Dysplasia Legg-perthes Disease Nerve Degeneration Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Proptosis Pug Dog Encephalitis Staphylococcus Infection Vaccination Sensitivity Yeast Infection
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-15 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes 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.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Pugs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Dachshunds have an average exercise need.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Pugs exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Dachshunds sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Pugs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2 cups of a high-quality daily, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Dachshund breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
High: The Pug breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Pug has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Dachshund is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Pug is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Dachshund vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Pug

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 5-8 puppies 2-4 puppies

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