Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian Comparison - Dog breed selector: Apollo of Dogs or Cavalier or Deutsche Spitze? Find the right dog for you

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Name Great Dane Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Pomeranian
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Apollo of Dogs
Deutsche Dogge
Gentle Giant
German Mastiff
Dane
Cavalier
Cavie
Cav
Deutsche Spitze
Pom Pom
Spitz Enano
Spitz Nain
Zwergspitz
Zwers
Pom
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Great Dane or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Pomeranian? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1200 $1200-$1500 $600-$800
Availability
Which is easier to get, Great Dane or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Pomeranian?
Very frequent: The Great Dane is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Pomeranian is quite easy to get.

Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Great Dane or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Pomeranian? Which is the smallest dog, Great Dane or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Pomeranian?
Giant Small Small
Weight
Which is heavier, Great Dane or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel? Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian weight comparison:
Male: 120-200 pounds (54-90 kg), Female: 100-130 pounds (45-59 kg) 10-18 pounds (5-8 kg) 3-7 pounds (1-3 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 160 pounds (72 kg), Female: 115 pounds (52 kg) 14 pounds (6.5 kg) 5 pounds (2 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Great Dane or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Pomeranian? Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian height comparison:
Male: 30-34 inches (76-86 cm), Female: 28-32 inches (71-81 cm) 12-13 inches (30-33 cm) 7-12 inches (18-30 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 32 inches (81 cm), Female: 30 inches (76 cm) 12.5 inches (31.5 cm) 9.5 inches (24 cm)

Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian coat comparison:
Dense Feathered Fluffy
Colors
What are the original Great Dane, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Pomeranian color?
Blue
Fawn
White
Brindle
Merle
Black
Tan
Blenheim
Tricolor
Ruby
Blue
Gray
Red
Tan
Brown
Orange
White
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Great Dane or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Pomeranian? Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian grooming comparison:
Effortless: The Great Dane requires minimal grooming.
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Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
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Average: The Pomeranian requires average grooming effort.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Great Dane or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Pomeranian? Great Dane or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or {name3 shedding:
Great Danes shed moderately.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels shed above average.
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Pomeranians shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Great Dane or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Pomeranian?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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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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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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Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Great Dane or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Pomeranian? Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian behavior/temperament comparison:
Friendly
Devoted
Gentle
Reserved
Confident
Intelligent
Loving
Affectionate
Courageous
Intelligent
Cheerful
Gentle
Social
Polite
Quiet
Active
Graceful
Fearless
Friendly
Nonaggressive
Sporty
No tendency towards nervousness
Active
Friendly
Lively
Sociable
Extroverted
Intelligent
Playful
Attentive
Docile
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian intelligence:
Smart: Great Dane's has great intelligence.
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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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Very smart: Pomeranian is an excellent dog breed.
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Trainability
Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian trainability comparison.
Great Danes are quite easy to train.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are quite easy to train.
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Pomeranians are easy to train.
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Playfulness
Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian playfulness comparison:
Great Danes are not the most playful dog breed.
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Average: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Average: Pomeranians, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Sensitive: Great Danes don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Sensitive: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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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: Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian?
Average: Great Danes are average dogs regarding their affection level.
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High: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Pomeranians are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian social needs comparison:
Great Danes are a social breed.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels need a lot of social interaction.
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Pomeranians need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian?
Low to Average: The Great Dane rarely barks.
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Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel barks occasionally.
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Average to High: The Pomeranian is a vocal breed.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Great Dane or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Pomeranian?
Great Danes are one of the best watchdogs.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best watchdogs.
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Pomeranians are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Great Dane or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Pomeranian? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Great Danes are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
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Pomeranians strongly protect their territory.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Great Dane has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Pomeranian has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Great Dane or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Pomeranian?

Above 400 PSI 🔼

Great Dane bite force: The Strongest.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Pomeranian bite force: Weak.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian mouthiness comparison:
Great Danes have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Pomeranians have a lower 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?
Great Danes have average wanderlust potential.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Pomeranians are not the biggest explorers.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Great Danes 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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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels 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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Pomeranians have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Great Dane or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Pomeranian?
Very house-friendly dog the Great Dane breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Pomeranian breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Average: Great Danes adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Pomeranians adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Great Dane or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Pomeranian?
Great Danes 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.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Pomeranians tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Great Dane or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Pomeranian? Which dog is more friendly?
Great Danes are average friendly towards strangers.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Great Danes are generally with other pets.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Pomeranians are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Great Dane or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Pomeranian?
Great Danes are kid-friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Great Dane or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Pomeranian?
Great Danes are average friendly towards cats.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Pomeranians are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Great Dane or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Pomeranian?
Great Danes are average friendly towards other dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian?
Yes
Great Danes are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Pomeranians are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Great Dane is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Pomeranian is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Great Danes are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pomeranians are not the best breed for elderly people.

Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian Health Comparison

Health Issues
Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian health comparison. Which is the healthier: Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian?
Great Danes are commonly healthy dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Pomeranian 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: Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian health problems comparison:
Bloat
Cancer
Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Hip Dysplasia
Mitral Valve Disease
Patent Ductus Arteriosis
Persistent Right Aortic Arch
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Dry Eye
Episodic Falling Syndrome
Hip Dysplasia
Mitral Valve Disease
Patellar Luxation
Syringomyelia
Allergies
Cataracts
Collapsed Trachea
Dry Eye
Epilepsy
Heat Intolerance
Heatstroke
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Legg-perthes Disease
Patellar Luxation
Patent Ductus Arteriosis
Seizures
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The Great Dane should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Frequent
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Average
The Pomeranian should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian lifespan comparison. How long do Great Dane, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Pomeranian breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
7-11 years
The average lifespan of Great Dane: 9 years
10-14 years
The average lifespan of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: 12 years
12-16 years
The average lifespan of Pomeranian: 14 years
Hypoallergenic
Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Great Dane or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Pomeranian? Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian energy level comparison:
Great Danes are high-energy dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Pomeranians 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
Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Great Dane or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Pomeranian? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Great Danes exercise need is minimal.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average exercise need.
Pomeranians exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Great Dane or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Pomeranian?
Great Danes don't need too much sleep.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Pomeranians 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: Great Dane or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Pomeranian?
8 to 10 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. Recommended daily amount: 1/4 to 1/2 cup 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? Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian weight gain potential comparison:
Low to Average: The Great Dane has a low to the average risk for obesity.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Pomeranian's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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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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Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Pomeranian can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian?

Medium

The Great Dane has an average chance of bad smell.

High 🔼

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Pomeranian has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Great Dane drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
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The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Pomeranian is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

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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Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Great Dane or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Pomeranian? 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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Yes

This breed makes a perfect 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: Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian?

Not really

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

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Pomeranian 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?

Yes

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

Yes

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

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.

Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian 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 Great Dane and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Pomeranian have?
10-15 puppies 3-5 puppies 2-5 puppies

Great Dane vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Pomeranian Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the English Toy Spaniels section. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the European Spitz 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
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
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
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

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