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Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer Comparison - Dog breed selector: Maltapoo or Pomapoos or Zwergschnauzer? Find the right dog for you

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Name Maltipoo Pomapoo Miniature Schnauzer
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Maltapoo
Malt-A-Poo
Malte-Poo
Maltese-Poodle
MaltiPoodle
Malt-oodles
Moodle
mPoo
Multapoo
Multipoo
Multi-Poo
Maltepoo
Pomapoos
Pomeroodle
Pompoo
Pooranian
Zwergschnauzer
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer breed type comparison:
Cross Breed Cross Breed Purebred

Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Maltipoo or Pomapoo or Miniature Schnauzer? Which is more expensive?
$400-$2000 $400-$1800 $600-$1000
Availability
Which is easier to get, Maltipoo or Pomapoo or Miniature Schnauzer?
Frequent: The Maltipoo is easier than average to get.
Average: The Pomapoo is a commonly available dog breed.
Very frequent: The Miniature Schnauzer is quite easy to get.

Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Maltipoo or Pomapoo or Miniature Schnauzer? Which is the smallest dog, Maltipoo or Pomapoo or Miniature Schnauzer?
Small
Medium
Small Small
Weight
Which is heavier, Maltipoo or Pomapoo or Pomapoo? Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer weight comparison:
5-20 pounds (2,5-9 kg) 5-15 pounds (2.3-6.8 kg) Male: 11-18 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 10-15 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
12.5 pounds (5,5 kg) 10 pounds (4.5 kg) Male: 14.5 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 12.5 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Maltipoo or Pomapoo or Miniature Schnauzer? Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer height comparison:
10-13 inches (25-33 cm) 8-10 inches (20-25 cm) Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
11.5 inches (27 cm) 9 inches (22.5 cm) Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm)

Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer coat comparison:
Fluffy
Soft
Wavy
Woolly
Short
Medium
Wiry
Colors
What are the original Maltipoo, Pomapoo and Miniature Schnauzer color?
Black
Cream
White
Grey
Gold
Apricot
Almost all colors
Black
Red
White
Brown
Fawn
Sable
Black
Silver
Pepper
Salt
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Maltipoo or Pomapoo or Miniature Schnauzer? Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer grooming comparison:
Average: The Maltipoo requires average grooming effort.
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Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Advanced: The Miniature Schnauzer requires a lot of grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Maltipoo or Pomapoo or Miniature Schnauzer? Maltipoo or Pomapoo or {name3 shedding:
Maltipoo dogs shed none to minimal.
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Pomapoo dogs shed moderately.
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Miniature Schnauzer dogs shed none to minimal.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Maltipoo or Pomapoo or Miniature Schnauzer?
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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6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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8-12 weeks
Very rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Maltipoo or Pomapoo or Miniature Schnauzer? Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer behavior/temperament comparison:
Active
Funny
Intelligent
Affectionate
Obedient
Companionable
Intelligent
Friendly
Affectionate
Alert
Intelligent
Friendly
Obedient
Fearless
Spirited
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer intelligence:
Smart: The Maltipoo dogs have great intelligence.
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Smart: The Pomapoo dogs have great intelligence.
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Very smart: Miniature Schnauzer is an excellent dog breed.
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Trainability
Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer trainability comparison.
Maltipoo dogs are easy to train.
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Pomapoo dogs are quite easy to train.
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Miniature Schnauzer dogs are easy to train.
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Playfulness
Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer playfulness comparison:
The Maltipoo is a playful breed.
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The Pomapoo is a playful breed.
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Average: Miniature Schnauzers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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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: Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer?
High: Maltipoo dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Pomapoo dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Miniature Schnauzer dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer social needs comparison:
Maltipoo dogs are a social breed.
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Pomapoo dogs need a lot of social interaction.
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Miniature Schnauzer dogs are a social breed.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer?
A lot: Maltipoo is a particularly loud breed.
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Average: The Pomapoo barks occasionally.
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Average: The Miniature Schnauzer barks occasionally.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Maltipoo or Pomapoo or Miniature Schnauzer?
Maltipoo dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
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Pomapoo dogs are average watchdogs.
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Miniature Schnauzer dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Maltipoo or Pomapoo or Miniature Schnauzer? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Maltipoo dogs are average defenders.
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Pomapoo dogs are average defenders.
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Miniature Schnauzer dogs strongly protect their territory.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Maltipoo has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Pomapoo has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Maltipoo or Pomapoo or Miniature Schnauzer?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Maltipoo bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Pomapoo bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Miniature Schnauzer bite force: Weak.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer mouthiness comparison:
Maltipoo dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Pomapoo dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Miniature Schnauzer dogs have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
The wanderlust potential of the Maltipoo is strong enough to escape from home.
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Pomapoo dogs are not the biggest explorers.
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Miniature Schnauzer dogs have average wanderlust potential.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Maltipoo dogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Pomapoo dogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Miniature Schnauzer dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Maltipoo or Pomapoo or Miniature Schnauzer?
Very house-friendly dog the Maltipoo breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Pomapoo breed.
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 Miniature Schnauzer indoors.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Maltipoo dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Average: Pomapoo dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Miniature Schnauzer dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Maltipoo or Pomapoo or Miniature Schnauzer?
Maltipoo dogs 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.
Pomapoo dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Miniature Schnauzer dogs 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.

Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Maltipoo or Pomapoo or Miniature Schnauzer? Which dog is more friendly?
Maltipoo dogs are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pomapoo dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Miniature Schnauzer dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Maltipoo dogs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Pomapoo dogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Miniature Schnauzer dogs are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Maltipoo or Pomapoo or Miniature Schnauzer?
Maltipoo dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Pomapoo dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Miniature Schnauzer dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Maltipoo or Pomapoo or Miniature Schnauzer?
Maltipoo dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Pomapoo dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Miniature Schnauzer dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Maltipoo or Pomapoo or Miniature Schnauzer?
Maltipoo dogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
Pomapoo dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Miniature Schnauzer dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer?
Yes
Maltipoo dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Pomapoo dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Miniature Schnauzer dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Maltipoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Pomapoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Miniature Schnauzer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Maltipoos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pomapoos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Miniature Schnauzers are usually recommended for elderly people.

Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer Health Comparison

Health Issues
Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer health comparison. Which is the healthier: Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer?
Maltipoos tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Pomapoo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Miniature Schnauzer 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: Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer health problems comparison:
Legg-perthes Disease
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Epilepsy
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
White Dog Shaker Syndrome
Cataracts
Collapsed Trachea
Patellar Luxation
Epilepsy
Cataracts
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection (MAI)
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Frequent
The Maltipoo should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Average
The Pomapoo should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Miniature Schnauzer should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer lifespan comparison. How long do Maltipoo, Pomapoo and Miniature Schnauzer breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
9-13 years
The average lifespan of Maltipoo: 11 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Pomapoo: 13 years
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Miniature Schnauzer: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Maltipoo or Pomapoo or Miniature Schnauzer? Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer energy level comparison:
Maltipoo dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Pomapoo dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Miniature Schnauzer dogs are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Maltipoo or Pomapoo or Miniature Schnauzer? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Maltipoo dogs have an average exercise need.
Pomapoo dogs have an average exercise need.
Miniature Schnauzer dogs have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Maltipoo or Pomapoo or Miniature Schnauzer?
Maltipoo dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Pomapoo dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Miniature Schnauzer dogs don't need too much sleep.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Maltipoo or Pomapoo or Miniature Schnauzer?
0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1.5 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? Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer weight gain potential comparison:
Low to Average: The Maltipoo has a low to the average risk for obesity.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Pomapoo's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Miniature Schnauzer's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Pomapoo 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 Miniature Schnauzer 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, Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer?

Low 🔽

The Maltipoo has a low chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Pomapoo has a low chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Maltipoo is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Pomapoo is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Miniature Schnauzer is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Yes

This breed makes good 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: Maltipoo or Pomapoo or Miniature Schnauzer? Which is better for autism?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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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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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: Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer?

Not really

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

Pomapoo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Yes

Miniature Schnauzer breed usually likes 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.

Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer 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 Maltipoo and Pomapoo and Miniature Schnauzer have?
4-6 puppies 2-5 puppies 3-6 puppies

Maltipoo vs Pomapoo vs Miniature Schnauzer Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1926 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
Continental Kennel Club
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
National Maltipoo Club
Maltipoo Club of America
Not recognized by any clubs. 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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