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Havanese vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier Comparison - Dog breed selector: Bichon Havanese or Caniche or Yorkie? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Havanese vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier" Compare Havanese and Toy Poodle. Which is better: Havanese or Toy Poodle or Yorkshire Terrier?
Name Havanese Toy Poodle Yorkshire Terrier
OriginsCuba Germany France England
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank234499
Reviews533
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Other Names Bichon Havanese, Bichon Habanero, Havanese Cuban Bichon, Bichon Havanais, Bichon Havanês, Havaneser, Havanezer Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Teacup Poodle, French Poodle, Pudle, Teddy Poodle Yorkie
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1996 as a Toy breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Bichons and related breeds section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Toy Terriers section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Havanese Club of America
Dog Registry of America Inc. American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Price $900-$1200 1000-1500 $600-$1000

Havanese vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier General Appearance Comparison

Size Small Small Small
Weight 7-13 pounds (3-6 kg) Male: 6-9 pounds (3-4 kg) 2-3 kg (4-7 pounds)
Avg. Weight 10 pounds (4.5 kg) Male: 7.5 pounds (3.5 kg) 2.5 kg (5.5 pounds)
Height 8-11 inches (21-29 cm) Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm) 20-23 cm (8-9 inches)
Avg. Height 10 inches (25 cm) Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm) 21.5 cm (8.5 inches)

Havanese vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier Hair & Care Comparison

Coat Soft
Wavy
Woolly
Flat
Long
Dense
Curly
Thick
Fine
Colors Black
Reddish-Brown
Fawn
White
Havana Brown
Tobacco
Apricot
Black
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Gold
Blue
Tan
Black
Grooming
Average: The Havanese requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Havaneses shed none to minimal.
Toy Poodles shed none to minimal.
Yorkshire Terriers shed none to minimal.

Havanese vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Affectionate
Gentle
Playful
Companionable
Intelligent
Responsive
Sturdy
Lively
Amiable
Charming
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Alert
Energetic
Intelligent
Playful
Courageous
Independent
Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Average: Havanese's has average obedience intelligence.
Outstanding: Toy Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Smart: Yorkshire Terrier's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Havaneses are very easy to train.
Toy Poodles are very easy to train.
Yorkshire Terriers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Havanese is a highly playful breed.
The Toy Poodle is a playful breed.
Yorkshire Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Yorkshire Terriers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Havaneses are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Toy Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Yorkshire Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Havaneses need a lot of social interaction.
Toy Poodles are a social breed.
Yorkshire Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low to Average: The Havanese rarely barks.
Average to high: The Toy Poodle is a vocal breed.
High: The Yorkshire Terrier is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Havaneses are good watchdogs.
Toy Poodles are good watchdogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Havaneses strongly protect their territory.
Toy Poodles are average defenders.
Yorkshire Terriers strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Havanese has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Toy Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Yorkshire Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Havaneses have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Toy Poodles have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Yorkshire Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Havaneses tend to escape less than other breeds.
Toy Poodles tend to escape less than other breeds.
Yorkshire Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Havaneses have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Toy Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Yorkshire Terriers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Havaneses are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Havaneses adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Toy Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Yorkshire Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Havaneses tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Toy Poodles 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.
Yorkshire Terriers 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.

Havanese vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Havaneses are stranger friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Havaneses are very kid-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are not kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Havaneses are very cat-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Havaneses are very dog-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Havanese is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Toy Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Yorkshire Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Havaneses are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Toy Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Yorkshire Terriers are not recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Havaneses are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Toy Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Yorkshire Terriers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Havaneses are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Toy Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Yorkshire Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or 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.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Havanese breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Toy Poodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Yorkshire Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Havanese vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
The Havanese is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Toy Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Yorkshire Terriers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Cataracts
Chondrodysplasia
Deafness
Elbow Dysplasia
Heart Murmurs
Hip Dysplasia
Legg-perthes Disease
Mitral Valve Disease
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Canine Diabetes Mellitus
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Heart Murmurs
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Skin Allergies
Slipped Stifle
Collapsed Trachea
Hypoglycemia
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Reverse Sneezing
Life Expectancy 14-16 years 14-16 years 12-16 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes Yes
Energy Level
Havaneses have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Toy Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Yorkshire Terriers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Havaneses exercise need is very minimal.
Toy Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Yorkshire Terriers exercise need is very minimal.
Sleeping Need
Havaneses sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Toy Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Yorkshire Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1/2 to 3/4 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
The Havanese has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Toy Poodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Yorkshire Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Havanese is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Toy Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Yorkshire Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Havanese vs Toy Poodle vs Yorkshire Terrier Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 1-9 puppies, average 4 2-4 puppies 4-6 puppies

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