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Name Dalmatian Poodle Small Munsterlander
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Carriage Dog
Dally
Firehouse Dog
Plum Pudding Dog
Spotted Coach Dog
Dal
Barbone
Caniche
Chien Canne
Grosse Pudel
French Poodle
Heidewachtel
Munster
Munsterlander
Small Munsterlander
Spion
Vorstehhund
Kleiner Münsterländer
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Dalmatian or Poodle or Small Munsterlander? Which is more expensive?
$500-$600 $1000-$1500 $800-$1000
Availability
Which is easier to get, Dalmatian or Poodle or Small Munsterlander?
Very frequent: The Dalmatian is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Poodle is quite easy to get.
Frequent: The Small Munsterlander is easier than average to get.

Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Dalmatian or Poodle or Small Munsterlander? Which is the smallest dog, Dalmatian or Poodle or Small Munsterlander?
Large Medium Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Dalmatian or Poodle or Poodle? Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander weight comparison:
about 55 pounds (25 kg) Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg) Male: 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg), Female: 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
about 55 pounds (25 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg) Male: 52.5 pounds (24.5 kg), Female: 45 pounds (20.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Dalmatian or Poodle or Small Munsterlander? Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander height comparison:
Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more Male: 20–22 inches (50–56 cm), Female: 19–21 inches (48–54 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) 15 inches (38 cm) or more Male: 21.5 inches (56.5 cm), Female: 20.5 inches (53.5 cm)

Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander coat comparison:
Fine Curly Dense
Thick
Colors
What are the original Dalmatian, Poodle and Small Munsterlander color?
White
Liver
Brown
Black
Apricot
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Black
White & Brown
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Dalmatian or Poodle or Small Munsterlander? Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander 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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Average: The Small Munsterlander requires average grooming effort.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Dalmatian or Poodle or Small Munsterlander? Dalmatian or Poodle or {name3 shedding:
Dalmatians are heavy shedders.
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Poodles shed none to minimal.
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Small Munsterlanders shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Dalmatian or Poodle or Small Munsterlander?
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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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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Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Dalmatian or Poodle or Small Munsterlander? Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander behavior/temperament comparison:
Active
Friendly
Outgoing
Sensitive
Energetic
Intelligent
Playful
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Affectionate
Happy
Strong
Willed
Attentive
Intelligent
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander intelligence:
Smart: Dalmatian's has great intelligence.
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Outstanding: Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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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
Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander trainability comparison.
Dalmatians are quite easy to train.
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Poodles are easy to train.
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Small Munsterlanders are very easy to train.
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Playfulness
Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander playfulness comparison:
The Dalmatian is a highly playful breed.
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The Poodle is a playful breed.
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The Small Munsterlander 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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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Sensitive: Small Munsterlanders don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander?
High: Dalmatians are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Small Munsterlanders are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander social needs comparison:
Dalmatians need a lot of social interaction.
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Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
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Small Munsterlanders are a social breed.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander?
Average: The Dalmatian barks occasionally.
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Average to High: The Poodle is a vocal breed.
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Average: The Small Munsterlander barks occasionally.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Dalmatian or Poodle or Small Munsterlander?
Dalmatians are average watchdogs.
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Poodles are good watchdogs.
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Small Munsterlanders are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Dalmatian or Poodle or Small Munsterlander? 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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Poodles strongly protect their territory.
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Small Munsterlanders strongly protect their territory.
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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.

Low 🔽

The Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Small Munsterlander has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Dalmatian or Poodle or Small Munsterlander?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Dalmatian bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Poodle bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Small Munsterlander bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander mouthiness comparison:
Dalmatians have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Poodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Small Munsterlanders have a higher than 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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Poodles have average wanderlust potential.
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The wanderlust potential of the Small Munsterlander is strong enough to escape from home.
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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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Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Small Munsterlanders 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 Poodle or Small Munsterlander?
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Dalmatian breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Poodle breed.
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Small Munsterlander 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.
Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Small Munsterlanders adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Dalmatian or Poodle or Small Munsterlander?
Dalmatians tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Poodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Small Munsterlanders 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 Poodle vs Small Munsterlander Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Dalmatian or Poodle or Small Munsterlander? Which dog is more friendly?
Dalmatians are average friendly towards strangers.
Poodles are stranger-friendly dogs.
Small Munsterlanders are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Dalmatians are generally with other pets.
Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Small Munsterlanders are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Dalmatian or Poodle or Small Munsterlander?
Dalmatians are very kid-friendly dogs.
Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Small Munsterlanders are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Dalmatian or Poodle or Small Munsterlander?
Dalmatians are average friendly towards cats.
Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Small Munsterlanders are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Dalmatian or Poodle or Small Munsterlander?
Dalmatians are very dog-friendly dogs.
Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Small Munsterlanders are very dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander?
Yes
Dalmatians are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Poodles are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Small Munsterlanders 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
Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Small Munsterlander 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.
Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Small Munsterlanders are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander Health Comparison

Health Issues
Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander health comparison. Which is the healthier: Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander?
Dalmatians are commonly healthy dogs.
The Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Small Munsterlanders tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander health problems comparison:
Allergies
Deafness
Hip Dysplasia
Iris Sphincter Dysplasia
Skin Allergies
Urolithiasis
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
Ear Infections
Hip Dysplasia
Skin Irritation
Vision Problems
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 Poodle should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Frequent
The Small Munsterlander should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Life Expectancy
Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander lifespan comparison. How long do Dalmatian, Poodle and Small Munsterlander breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Dalmatian: 13 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Poodle: 13 years
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Small Munsterlander: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Dalmatian or Poodle or Small Munsterlander? Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander energy level comparison:
Dalmatians are high-energy dogs.
Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Small Munsterlanders are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Dalmatian or Poodle or Small Munsterlander? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Dalmatians need a lot of exercises.
Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Small Munsterlanders need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Dalmatian or Poodle or Small Munsterlander?
Dalmatians don't need too much sleep.
Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Small Munsterlanders don't need too much sleep.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Dalmatian or Poodle or Small Munsterlander?
Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2 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. 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander 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 Poodle's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average: The Small Munsterlander has an average risk for obesity.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander?
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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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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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, Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander?

Low 🔽

The Dalmatian has a low chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Poodle has an average chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Small Munsterlander has a low 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 Poodle is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Small Munsterlander is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander 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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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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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Dalmatian or Poodle or Small Munsterlander? 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?

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 Poodle vs Small Munsterlander?

Not really

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

Poodle breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Not really

Small Munsterlander 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.

Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander 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 Poodle and Small Munsterlander have?
6-9 puppies 2-4 puppies 4-6 puppies

Dalmatian vs Poodle vs Small Munsterlander 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 1887 as a Non-Sporting & Toy breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
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 Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Poodle section. Not recognized by FCI.
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
Canadian Canine Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Foundation Stock Service
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.

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