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Name Dalmatian Chow Chow Silky Terrier
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Carriage Dog
Dally
Firehouse Dog
Plum Pudding Dog
Spotted Coach Dog
Dal
Chowdren
Chow
Australian Silky Terrier
Sydney Silky
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Dalmatian or Chow Chow or Silky Terrier? Which is more expensive?
$500-$600 $600-$800 $600-$800
Availability
Which is easier to get, Dalmatian or Chow Chow or Silky Terrier?
Very frequent: The Dalmatian is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Chow Chow is quite easy to get.
Frequent: The Silky Terrier is easier than average to get.

Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Dalmatian or Chow Chow or Silky Terrier?
Large Medium Small
Weight
Which is heavier, Dalmatian or Chow Chow or Chow Chow? Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier weight comparison:
about 55 pounds (25 kg) 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg) 8-11 pounds (4-5 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
about 55 pounds (25 kg) 57.5 pounds (26 kg) 9.5 pounds (4.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Dalmatian or Chow Chow or Silky Terrier? Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier height comparison:
Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm) Male: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm), Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm) 9-10 inches (23-25 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm) 20 inches (51 cm) 9.5 inches (24 cm)

Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier coat comparison:
Fine Rough Silky
Straight
Glossy
Colors
What are the original Dalmatian, Chow Chow and Silky Terrier color?
White
Liver
Brown
Black
Cinnamon
Red
Blue
Cream
Black
Blue
Fawn
Platinum
Tricolor
Tan
Cream
Gray
Silver
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Dalmatian or Chow Chow or Silky Terrier? Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier grooming comparison:
Effortless: The Dalmatian requires minimal grooming.
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Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Advanced: The Silky Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Dalmatian or Chow Chow or Silky Terrier? Dalmatian or Chow Chow or {name3 shedding:
Dalmatians are heavy shedders.
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Chow Chows shed above average.
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Silky Terriers shed none to minimal.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Dalmatian or Chow Chow or Silky Terrier?
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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2-3 weeks
Frequent. This breed has high-maintenance hair and may require a bath every 2-3 weeks.
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Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Dalmatian or Chow Chow or Silky Terrier? Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier behavior/temperament comparison:
Active
Friendly
Outgoing
Sensitive
Energetic
Intelligent
Playful
Aloof
Loyal
Intelligent
Detached
Independent
Quiet
Protective
Alert
Inquisitive
Quick
Intelligent
Friendly
Joyful
Responsive
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier intelligence:
Smart: Dalmatian's has great intelligence.
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Low: The Chow Chow is one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
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Smart: Silky Terrier's has great intelligence.
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Trainability
Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier trainability comparison.
Dalmatians are quite easy to train.
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A slightly harder to train than average.
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Silky Terriers are easy to train.
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Playfulness
Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier playfulness comparison:
The Dalmatian is a highly playful breed.
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Chow Chows are not the most playful dog breed.
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The Silky Terrier is a 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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Chow Chows are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
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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: Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier?
High: Dalmatians are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Slightly Below Average: Chow Chows may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
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High: Silky Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier social needs comparison:
Dalmatians need a lot of social interaction.
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Chow Chows are kinda antisocial.
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Silky Terriers are a social breed.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier?
Average: The Dalmatian barks occasionally.
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Low: The Chow Chow barks none to minimal.
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Average: The Silky Terrier barks occasionally.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Dalmatian or Chow Chow or Silky Terrier?
Dalmatians are average watchdogs.
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Chow Chows are average watchdogs.
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Silky Terriers are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Dalmatians are average defenders.
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Chow Chows are average defenders.
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Silky Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Dalmatian has a low chance of biting somebody.

Moderate

The Chow Chow has an average chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Silky Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Dalmatian or Chow Chow or Silky Terrier?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Dalmatian bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Chow Chow bite force: Ordinary.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Silky Terrier bite force: Weak.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier mouthiness comparison:
Dalmatians have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Chow Chows have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Silky Terriers 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?
The wanderlust potential of the Dalmatian is strong enough to escape from home.
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Chow Chows tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Silky Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Dalmatians have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Chow Chows have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Silky 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.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Dalmatian or Chow Chow or Silky Terrier?
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Dalmatian breed.
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Chow Chow indoors.
Very house-friendly dog the Silky Terrier breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Dalmatians adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Chow Chows don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Average: Silky Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Dalmatian or Chow Chow or Silky Terrier?
Dalmatians tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Chow Chows handle alone time quite well.
Silky Terriers 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.

Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier Good With Comparison

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

Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier Health Comparison

Health Issues
Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier health comparison. Which is the healthier: Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier?
Dalmatians are commonly healthy dogs.
The Chow Chow is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Silky Terrier 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: Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier health problems comparison:
Allergies
Deafness
Hip Dysplasia
Iris Sphincter Dysplasia
Skin Allergies
Urolithiasis
Ectropion
Hip Dysplasia
Collapsed Trachea
Diabetes
Epilepsy
Legg-perthes Disease
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The Dalmatian should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Average
The Chow Chow should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Silky Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier lifespan comparison. How long do Dalmatian, Chow Chow and Silky Terrier breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Dalmatian: 13 years
13-15 years
The average lifespan of Chow Chow: 14 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Silky Terrier: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Dalmatian or Chow Chow or Silky Terrier? Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier energy level comparison:
Dalmatians are high-energy dogs.
Chow Chows have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Silky Terriers 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
Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Dalmatian or Chow Chow or Silky Terrier? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Dalmatians need a lot of exercises.
Chow Chows exercise need is minimal.
Silky Terriers have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Dalmatian or Chow Chow or Silky Terrier?
Dalmatians don't need too much sleep.
Chow Chows like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Silky Terriers 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: Dalmatian or Chow Chow or Silky Terrier?
Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 4 to 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? Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Dalmatian's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Chow Chow's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average: The Silky Terrier has an average risk for obesity.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier?
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 cold weather
The Chow Chow can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
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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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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier?

Low 🔽

The Dalmatian has a low chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Chow Chow has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Silky Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Dalmatian is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Chow Chow is an average drooler.
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The Silky Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Yes

This breed makes good 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: Dalmatian or Chow Chow or Silky Terrier? Which is better for autism?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a 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: Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier?

Not really

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

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

Silky Terrier 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.

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier 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 Dalmatian and Chow Chow and Silky Terrier have?
6-9 puppies 3-6 puppies 3-5 puppies

Dalmatian vs Chow Chow vs Silky Terrier Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1903 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1959 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Related breeds section. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Asian Spitz and related breeds section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Toy Terriers 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
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
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
Club Espanol De Terriers

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