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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Chien Loup
Deutscher Wolfsspitz
Kees
Smiling Dutchman
Wolfsspitz
Dutch Barge Dog
Barge Dog
Yorkie Barbone
Pudle
Teacup Poodle
Teddy Poodle
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Keeshond or Yorkshire Terrier or Toy Poodle? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1000 $600-$1000 $1000-$1500
Availability
Which is easier to get, Keeshond or Yorkshire Terrier or Toy Poodle?
Very frequent: The Keeshond is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Yorkshire Terrier is quite easy to get.
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.

Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Keeshond or Yorkshire Terrier or Toy Poodle?
Medium Small Small
Weight
Which is heavier, Keeshond or Yorkshire Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier? Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle weight comparison:
35-45 pounds (15-20 kg) 2-3 kg (4-7 pounds) Male: 6-9 pounds (3-4 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
40 pounds (17.5 kg) 2.5 kg (5.5 pounds) Male: 7.5 pounds (3.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Keeshond or Yorkshire Terrier or Toy Poodle? Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle height comparison:
Male: 17-19 inches (44-48 cm), Female: 16-18 inches (40-46 cm) 20-23 cm (8-9 inches) Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 18 inches (46 cm), Female: 17 inches (43 cm) 21.5 cm (8.5 inches) Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm)

Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle coat comparison:
Fluffy
Dense
Fine Dense
Curly
Thick
Colors
What are the original Keeshond, Yorkshire Terrier and Toy Poodle color?
Silver
Gray
Cream
Black
Gold
Blue
Tan
Black
Apricot
Black
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Keeshond or Yorkshire Terrier or Toy Poodle? Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle grooming comparison:
Advanced: The Keeshond requires 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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Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Keeshond or Yorkshire Terrier or Toy Poodle? Keeshond or Yorkshire Terrier or {name3 shedding:
Keeshonds are heavy shedders.
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Yorkshire Terriers shed none to minimal.
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Toy Poodles shed none to minimal.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Keeshond or Yorkshire Terrier or Toy Poodle?
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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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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Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Keeshond or Yorkshire Terrier or Toy Poodle? Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle behavior/temperament comparison:
Agile
Obedient
Quick
Intelligent
Bright
Playful
Sturdy
Alert
Energetic
Intelligent
Playful
Courageous
Independent
Loyal
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle intelligence:
Very smart: Keeshond is an excellent dog breed.
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Smart: Yorkshire Terrier's has great intelligence.
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Outstanding: Toy Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Trainability
Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle trainability comparison.
Keeshonds are quite easy to train.
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Yorkshire Terriers are quite easy to train.
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Toy Poodles are very easy to train.
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Playfulness
Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle playfulness comparison:
Average: Keeshonds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Average: Yorkshire Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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The Toy Poodle is a playful breed.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Sensitive: Keeshonds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Sensitive: Yorkshire Terriers 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: Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle?
High: Keeshonds 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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High: Toy Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle social needs comparison:
Keeshonds are a social breed.
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Yorkshire Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
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Toy Poodles are a social breed.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle?
A lot: Keeshond is a particularly loud breed.
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A lot: Yorkshire Terrier is a particularly loud breed.
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Average to High: The Toy Poodle is a vocal breed.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Keeshond or Yorkshire Terrier or Toy Poodle?
Keeshonds are good watchdogs.
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Yorkshire Terriers are good watchdogs.
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Toy Poodles are good watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Keeshonds are average defenders.
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Yorkshire Terriers strongly protect their territory.
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Toy Poodles are average defenders.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Keeshond has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Yorkshire Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Toy Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Keeshond or Yorkshire Terrier or Toy Poodle?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Keeshond bite force: Ordinary.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Yorkshire Terrier bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Toy Poodle bite force: Weak.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle mouthiness comparison:
Keeshonds have an 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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Toy Poodles 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?
Keeshonds tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Yorkshire Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
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Toy Poodles tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Keeshonds 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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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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Toy Poodles 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 Keeshond or Yorkshire Terrier or Toy Poodle?
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 Keeshond indoors.
Very house-friendly dog the Yorkshire Terrier breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Toy Poodle breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Keeshonds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Yorkshire Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Toy Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Keeshond or Yorkshire Terrier or Toy Poodle?
Keeshonds 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.
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.

Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Keeshond or Yorkshire Terrier or Toy Poodle? Which dog is more friendly?
Keeshonds are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Toy Poodles are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Keeshonds are usually friendly towards other pets.
Yorkshire Terriers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Toy Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Keeshond or Yorkshire Terrier or Toy Poodle?
Keeshonds are kid-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are not kid-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Keeshond or Yorkshire Terrier or Toy Poodle?
Keeshonds are cat-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are cat-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Keeshond or Yorkshire Terrier or Toy Poodle?
Keeshonds are dog-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle?
Yes
Keeshonds 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.
Yes
Toy Poodles are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Keeshond is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Yorkshire Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Toy Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Keeshonds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Yorkshire Terriers are not recommended for elderly people.
Toy Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle Health Comparison

Health Issues
Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle health comparison. Which is the healthier: Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle?
The Keeshond is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Yorkshire Terriers are commonly healthy dogs.
The Toy Poodle 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: Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle health problems comparison:
Hip Dysplasia
Skin Diseases
Heart Problems
Kneecap dislocations
Collapsed Trachea
Hypoglycemia
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Reverse Sneezing
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Canine Diabetes Mellitus
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Heart Murmurs
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Skin Allergies
Slipped Stifle
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Keeshond 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).
Average
The Toy Poodle should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle lifespan comparison. How long do Keeshond, Yorkshire Terrier and Toy Poodle breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Keeshond: 13 years
12-16 years
The average lifespan of Yorkshire Terrier: 14 years
14-16 years
The average lifespan of Toy Poodle: 15 years
Hypoallergenic
Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Keeshond or Yorkshire Terrier or Toy Poodle? Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle energy level comparison:
Keeshonds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Yorkshire Terriers are high-energy dogs.
Toy Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Keeshond or Yorkshire Terrier or Toy Poodle? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Keeshonds exercise need is minimal.
Yorkshire Terriers exercise need is very minimal.
Toy Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Keeshond or Yorkshire Terrier or Toy Poodle?
Keeshonds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Yorkshire Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Toy Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Keeshond or Yorkshire Terrier or Toy Poodle?
2 to 2.5 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. 1/4 to 1 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? Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Keeshond's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Low to Average: The Yorkshire Terrier has a low to the average risk for obesity.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Toy Poodle's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle?
Prefers cold weather
The Keeshond can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also 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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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 least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle?

Medium

The Keeshond has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Yorkshire Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Toy Poodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Keeshond is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Yorkshire Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Toy Poodle is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle 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: Keeshond or Yorkshire Terrier or Toy Poodle? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a 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?

Yes

This breed would make an excellent 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: Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle?

Not really

Keeshond 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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Not really

Toy Poodle 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.

Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle 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 Keeshond and Yorkshire Terrier and Toy Poodle have?
3-8 puppies 4-6 puppies 2-4 puppies

Keeshond vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Toy Poodle Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Toy breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the European Spitz section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Toy Terriers section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
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
American Pet Registry, 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
Dog Registry of America Inc.

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