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Manchester Terrier vs Whippet vs Poodle – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Manchester Terrier vs Whippet vs Poodle" Compare Manchester Terrier and Whippet. Which is better: Manchester Terrier or Whippet or Poodle?
Name Manchester Terrier Whippet Poodle
OriginsEngland England Germany France
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank135617
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Other Names Black and Tan Manchester, Black and Tan Terrier, English Toy Terrier English Whippet, Snap Dog French Poodle, Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Grosse Pudel
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Terrier & Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Non-Sporting & Toy breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Sighthounds group, in the Short-haired Sighthounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Poodle section.
Breed Recognition No set American Canine Registry American Kennel Club Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale 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 Canadian Canine Registry
Price $600-$1000 $800-$1200 $1000-$1500

General Appearance - Manchester Terrier vs Whippet vs Poodle

Size Small Medium Medium
Weight Toy: 6-8 pounds (2.5-3.5 kg), Standard: 17-18 pounds (7.7-8 kg) 25 - 45 pounds (11 - 21 kg) Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Avg. Weight Toy: 7 pounds (2.5-3.5 kg), Standard: 17.5 pounds (7.7.5 kg) 25 - 45 pounds (11 - 21 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg)
Height Toy: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Standard: 15-16 inches (39-40 cm) Male: 18.5-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17.5-19 inches (44-48 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more
Avg. Height Toy: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Standard: 15.5 inches (39.5 cm) Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more

Hair & Care - Manchester Terrier vs Whippet vs Poodle

Coat Fine Fine Short Close in texture Curly
Colors Tan Black Cream Red Blue Fawn White Black Apricot Brown Gray Silver White Fawn Blue Cream Red Beige Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Manchester Terrier requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Whippet requires minimal grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Manchester Terriers shed none to minimal.
Whippets are low shedders.
Poodles shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Manchester Terrier vs Whippet vs Poodle

Temperament Active Devoted Quiet Intelligent Alert Discerning Loyal Affectionate Gentle Lively Friendly Intelligent Quiet Outright Adaptable Companionable Active Faithful Intelligent Alert Instinctual Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Manchester Terrier's has great intelligence.
Average: Whippet's has average obedience intelligence.
Outstanding: Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Manchester Terriers are quite easy to train.
Whippets are easy to train.
Poodles are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Manchester Terrier is a playful breed.
Whippets, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Poodle is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Manchester Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Whippets don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Manchester Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Whippets are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Manchester Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Whippets need for social interaction is average.
Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average: The Manchester Terrier barks occasionally.
Low: The Whippet barks none to minimal.
Average to high: The Poodle is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Manchester Terriers are average watchdogs.
Whippets are average watchdogs.
Poodles are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Manchester Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Whippets can't provide protection for their territory.
Poodles strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Manchester Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Whippet has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Manchester Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Whippets have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Poodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Manchester Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Whippet is strong enough to escape from home.
Poodles have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Manchester Terriers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Whippets have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Manchester Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Whippets are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Manchester Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Whippets adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Manchester Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Poodles 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.

Good With - Manchester Terrier vs Whippet vs Poodle

Stranger Friendly
Manchester Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Whippets are average friendly towards strangers.
Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Manchester Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Whippets are kid-friendly dogs.
Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Manchester Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Whippets are not cat-friendly dogs.
Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Manchester Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Whippets are average friendly towards other dogs.
Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Manchester Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Whippet is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Manchester Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Whippets are usually recommended for elderly people.
Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Manchester Terriers are generally with other pets.
Whippets do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Manchester Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Whippets are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Poodles 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.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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
Manchester Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Whippet breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Poodle breed usually likes 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.

Health Factors - Manchester Terrier vs Whippet vs Poodle

Health Issues
Manchester Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Whippet is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems No set Addison's Disease Arthritis Deafness Drug Sensitivity Heart Murmurs Heart Problems Hypothyroidism Kidney Issues Vaccination Sensitivity Von Willebrand's Disease Addison's Disease Allergies Bloat Canine Atrial Septal Defect (asd) Cataracts Cushing's Syndrome Ear Infections Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Legg-perthes Disease Neonatal Encephalopathy (news) Optic Nerve Hypoplasia Patellar Luxation Premature Graying Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Runny Eyes Sebaceous Adenitis Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 14-16 years 12-15 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
Energy Level
Manchester Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Whippets are high energy dogs.
Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Manchester Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Whippets have an average exercise need.
Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Manchester Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Whippets don't need too much sleep.
Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Low.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather Prefers warm weather Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Manchester Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Whippet has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Poodle has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Manchester Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Whippet is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Manchester Terrier vs Whippet vs Poodle

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 2-4 puppies 4-8 puppies 2-4 puppies

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