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Name Irish Terrier Parson Russell Terrier Yorkshire Terrier
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Daredevil
Irish Red Terrier
Parson
Parson Jack Russell Terrier
Jack Russell Terrier
Yorkie
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Irish Terrier or Parson Russell Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier? Which is more expensive?
$600-$800 $400-$600 $600-$1000
Availability
Which is easier to get, Irish Terrier or Parson Russell Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier?
Frequent: The Irish Terrier is easier than average to get.
Frequent: The Parson Russell Terrier is easier than average to get.
Very frequent: The Yorkshire Terrier is quite easy to get.

Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Irish Terrier or Parson Russell Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier? Which is the smallest dog, Irish Terrier or Parson Russell Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier?
Medium Medium Small
Weight
Which is heavier, Irish Terrier or Parson Russell Terrier or Parson Russell Terrier? Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier weight comparison:
25-27 pounds (11-12 kg) 14-18 pounds (6-8 kg) 2-3 kg (4-7 pounds)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
26 pounds (11.5 kg) 16 pounds (7 kg) 2.5 kg (5.5 pounds)
Height
Which is taller, Irish Terrier or Parson Russell Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier? Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier height comparison:
18 inches (43 cm) 12-14 inches (31-36 cm) 20-23 cm (8-9 inches)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
18 inches (43 cm) 13 inches (33.5 cm) 21.5 cm (8.5 inches)

Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier coat comparison:
Straight
Wiry
Rough Fine
Colors
What are the original Irish Terrier, Parson Russell Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier color?
Red
Wheaten
Tan
White
Brown
Black
Gold
Blue
Tan
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Irish Terrier or Parson Russell Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier? Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier grooming comparison:
Advanced: The Irish Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
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Easy to groom: The Parson Russell Terrier doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Irish Terrier or Parson Russell Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier? Irish Terrier or Parson Russell Terrier or {name3 shedding:
Irish Terriers shed none to minimal.
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Parson Russell Terriers shed moderately.
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Yorkshire Terriers shed none to minimal.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Irish Terrier or Parson Russell Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier?
8-12 weeks
Very rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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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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Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Irish Terrier or Parson Russell Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier? Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier behavior/temperament comparison:
Dominant
Lively
Respectful
Intelligent
Protective
Trainable
Energetic
Eager
Intelligent
Bold
Happy
Obedient
Alert
Energetic
Intelligent
Playful
Courageous
Independent
Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier intelligence:
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
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Smart: Yorkshire Terrier's has great intelligence.
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Trainability
Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier trainability comparison.
Irish Terriers are quite easy to train.
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Parson Russell Terriers are quite easy to train.
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Yorkshire Terriers are quite easy to train.
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Playfulness
Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier playfulness comparison:
The Irish Terrier is a playful breed.
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The Parson Russell Terrier is a highly playful breed.
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Average: Yorkshire Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Irish Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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Parson Russell Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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Sensitive: Yorkshire Terriers 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: Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier?
High: Irish Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Parson Russell Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Yorkshire Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier social needs comparison:
Irish Terriers are a social breed.
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Parson Russell Terriers need for social interaction is average.
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Yorkshire Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier?
Average: The Irish Terrier barks occasionally.
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A lot: Parson Russell Terrier is a particularly loud breed.
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A lot: Yorkshire Terrier is a particularly loud breed.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Irish Terrier or Parson Russell Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier?
Irish Terriers are one of the best watchdogs.
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Parson Russell Terriers are average watchdogs.
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Yorkshire Terriers are good watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Irish Terrier or Parson Russell Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Irish Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Parson Russell Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Yorkshire Terriers strongly protect their territory.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Irish Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Parson Russell Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Yorkshire Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Irish Terrier or Parson Russell Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Irish Terrier bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Parson Russell Terrier bite force: Ordinary.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Yorkshire Terrier bite force: Weak.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier mouthiness comparison:
Irish Terriers have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Parson Russell Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Yorkshire Terriers 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?
Irish Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
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The wanderlust potential of the Parson Russell Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
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Yorkshire Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Irish Terriers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Parson Russell Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Yorkshire Terriers 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 Irish Terrier or Parson Russell Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier?
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 Irish Terrier indoors.
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 Parson Russell Terrier indoors.
Very house-friendly dog the Yorkshire Terrier breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Irish Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Parson Russell Terriers 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
Which dog can be left alone: Irish Terrier or Parson Russell Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier?
Irish 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Yorkshire Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Irish Terrier or Parson Russell Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier? Which dog is more friendly?
Irish Terriers are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Parson Russell Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Yorkshire Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Irish Terriers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Parson Russell Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Yorkshire Terriers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Irish Terrier or Parson Russell Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier?
Irish Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Parson Russell Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are not kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Irish Terrier or Parson Russell Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier?
Irish Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Parson Russell Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Irish Terrier or Parson Russell Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier?
Irish Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Parson Russell Terriers are not dog-friendly.
Yorkshire Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier?
Yes
Irish Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Parson Russell Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Yorkshire Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Irish Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Parson Russell Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Yorkshire Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Irish Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Parson Russell Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Yorkshire Terriers are not recommended for elderly people.

Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier Health Comparison

Health Issues
Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier health comparison. Which is the healthier: Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier?
Irish Terriers tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Parson Russell Terrier 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
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier health problems comparison:
No data available No data available Collapsed Trachea
Hypoglycemia
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Reverse Sneezing
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Frequent
The Irish Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Average
The Parson Russell Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Rare
The Yorkshire Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier lifespan comparison. How long do Irish Terrier, Parson Russell Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Irish Terrier: 13 years
13-15 years
The average lifespan of Parson Russell Terrier: 14 years
12-16 years
The average lifespan of Yorkshire Terrier: 14 years
Hypoallergenic
Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Irish Terrier or Parson Russell Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier? Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier energy level comparison:
Irish Terriers are high-energy dogs.
Parson Russell Terriers are high-energy dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Irish Terrier or Parson Russell Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Irish Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Parson Russell Terriers need a lot of exercises.
Yorkshire Terriers exercise need is very minimal.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Irish Terrier or Parson Russell Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier?
Irish Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Parson Russell Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Yorkshire Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Irish Terrier or Parson Russell Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier?
1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. Recommended daily amount: 1/2 to 3/4 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? Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier weight gain potential comparison:
Average: The Irish Terrier has an average risk for obesity.
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Low: The Parson Russell Terrier has good luck with genetics.
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Low to Average: The Yorkshire Terrier has a low to the average risk for obesity.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Irish Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Parson Russell Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even 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 the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier?

Medium

The Irish Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Parson Russell Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Yorkshire Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Irish Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Parson Russell Terrier is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
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The Yorkshire Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier 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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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Irish Terrier or Parson Russell Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier? Which is better for autism?

Not really

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

This breed is generally not used as a 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: Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier?

Not really

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

Parson Russell Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Yorkshire 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.

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.

Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire 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 Irish Terrier and Parson Russell Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier have?
4-6 puppies 4-8 puppies 4-6 puppies

Irish Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1997 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers 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?
No data available No data available 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

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