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English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz Comparison - Dog breed selector: Manchester Terrier or English Whippet or Nihon Supittsu? Find the right dog for you

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Name English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) Whippet Japanese Spitz
OriginsEngland England Japan
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Manchester Terrier, Black and Tan Manchester, Black and Tan Terrier English Whippet, Snap Dog Nihon Supittsu
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Hound breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Toy Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Sighthounds group, in the Short-haired Sighthounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Asian Spitz and related breeds section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
No data available American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
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
America's Pet Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
National Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
Price
Which is cheaper, English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) or Whippet or Japanese Spitz? Which is more expensive?
No data available $800-$1200 $500-$800
Availability
Rare
Very frequent
Average

English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) or Whippet or Japanese Spitz? English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz size comparison:
Small Medium Small
Weight
Which is heavier, English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) or Whippet or Whippet? English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz weight comparison:
6-8 pounds (2.5-3.5 kg) 25 - 45 pounds (11 - 21 kg) 11-20 pounds (5-10 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
7 pounds (3 kg) 25 - 45 pounds (11 - 21 kg) 15.5 pounds (7.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) or Whippet or Japanese Spitz? English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz height comparison:
Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 9-11 inches (23-28 cm) Male: 18.5-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17.5-19 inches (44-48 cm) 12-15 inches (30-38 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10 inches (25.5 cm) Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm) 13.5 inches (34 cm)

English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz coat comparison:
Flat
Close Fitting
Fine
Short
Close in texture
Thick
Colors
What are the original English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan), Whippet and Japanese Spitz color?
Black
Black & Tan
Cream
Red
Blue
Fawn
White
Black
White
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) or Whippet or Japanese Spitz? English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz grooming comparison:
Effortless: The English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Whippet requires minimal grooming.
Advanced: The Japanese Spitz requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) or Whippet or Japanese Spitz? English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) or Whippet or {name3 shedding:
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)s shed none to minimal.
Whippets are low shedders.
Japanese Spitzs shed moderately.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) or Whippet or Japanese Spitz?
6-8 weeks
Rarely.
6-8 weeks
Rarely.
6-8 weeks
Rarely.

English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) or Whippet or Japanese Spitz? English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz behavior/temperament comparison:
Alert
Affectionate
Friendly
Confident
Affectionate
Gentle
Lively
Friendly
Intelligent
Quiet
Outright
Adaptable
Companionable
Affectionate
Proud
Intelligent
Companionable
Playful
Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz intelligence:
Smart: English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)'s has great intelligence.
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Whippet.
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Japanese Spitz.
Trainability
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz trainability comparison.
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)s are easy to train.
Whippets are easy to train.
Japanese Spitzs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz playfulness comparison:
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)s, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Whippets, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Japanese Spitz is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Whippets don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Japanese Spitzs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz?
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)s are highly affectionate dogs.
Whippets are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Japanese Spitzs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz social needs comparison:
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)s are a social breed.
Whippets need for social interaction is average.
Japanese Spitzs need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz?
Low to Average: The English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) rarely barks.
Low: The Whippet barks none to minimal.
Nagyon sokat: Japanese Spitz kimondottan hangos fajta.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) or Whippet or Japanese Spitz?
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)s are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Whippets are average watchdogs.
Japanese Spitzs are average watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)s are not the best to protect their territory.
Whippets can't provide protection for their territory.
Japanese Spitzs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Low
The English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Whippet has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Japanese Spitz has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) or Whippet or Japanese Spitz?
Between 100 and 200 PSI
The weakest: Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Between 100 and 200 PSI
The weakest: Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz mouthiness comparison:
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)s have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Whippets have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Japanese Spitzs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Wanderlust potential of the English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Whippet is strong enough to escape from home.
Japanese Spitzs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)s have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Whippets have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Japanese Spitzs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) or Whippet or Japanese Spitz?
Lakásbarát kutya English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) fajta.
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Whippet fajta.
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Japanese Spitz fajta.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)s adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Whippets adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Japanese Spitzs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) or Whippet or Japanese Spitz?
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)s 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Japanese Spitzs 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.

English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) or Whippet or Japanese Spitz? Which dog is more friendly?
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)s are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Whippets are average friendly towards strangers.
Japanese Spitzs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) or Whippet or Japanese Spitz?
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)s are average friendly dogs towards children.
Whippets are kid-friendly dogs.
Japanese Spitzs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) or Whippet or Japanese Spitz?
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)s are not cat-friendly dogs.
Whippets are not cat-friendly dogs.
Japanese Spitzs are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) or Whippet or Japanese Spitz?
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)s are average friendly towards other dogs.
Whippets are average friendly towards other dogs.
Japanese Spitzs are dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz?
No
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)s are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Whippets are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Japanese Spitzs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Which one could be 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.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) or Whippet or Japanese Spitz? Which is better for autism?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?
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.
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.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Whippet is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Japanese Spitz is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?
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.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)s are commonly okay with elderly people.
Whippets are usually recommended for elderly people.
Japanese Spitzs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz?
Not really
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Whippet breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Japanese Spitz breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)s do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Whippets do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Japanese Spitzs are usually friendly towards other pets.
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.
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.

English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz health comparison. Which is the healthier: English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz?
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)s are commonly healthy dogs.
The Whippet is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Japanese Spitz 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: English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz health problems comparison:
No data available Addison's Disease
Arthritis
Deafness
Drug Sensitivity
Heart Murmurs
Heart Problems
Hypothyroidism
Kidney Issues
Vaccination Sensitivity
Von Willebrand's Disease
Patellar Luxation
Runny Eyes
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Average
The Whippet should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Japanese Spitz should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz lifespan comparison. How long do English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan), Whippet and Japanese Spitz breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
14-16 years 12-15 years 10-16 years
Hypoallergenic
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) or Whippet or Japanese Spitz? English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz energy level comparison:
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)s have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Whippets are high energy dogs.
Japanese Spitzs 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
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) or Whippet or Japanese Spitz? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)s have an average exercise need.
Whippets have an average exercise need.
Japanese Spitzs have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) or Whippet or Japanese Spitz?
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)s sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Whippets don't need too much sleep.
Japanese Spitzs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) or Whippet or Japanese Spitz?
1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 2 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? English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High.
Low.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz?
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers warm weather Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Japanese Spitz can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz?
Medium
The English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Whippet has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Japanese Spitz has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Whippet is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Japanese Spitz is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Whippet vs Japanese Spitz Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
Litter Frequency 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
How many puppies can English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) and Whippet and Japanese Spitz have?
2-4 puppies 4-8 puppies 1-6 puppies

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