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Miniature Bull Terrier vs West Highland White Terrier vs Miniature Pinscher – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Miniature Bull Terrier West Highland White Terrier Miniature Pinscher
OriginsEngland Scotland Germany
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank1154271
Reviews010
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Other Names Mini Bull Terrier Poltalloch Terrier, Roseneath Terrier, White Roseneath Terrier, Westie (or Westy) Min Pin, King Of The Toys, Reh Pinscher, Zwergpinsc
Breed Type Cross Breed Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1991 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1925 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Bull type Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Small sized Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section.
Breed Recognition No set 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
Club Espanol De Terriers
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 $2400-$3000 $900-$1200 $400-$600

General Appearance - Miniature Bull Terrier vs West Highland White Terrier vs Miniature Pinscher

Size Small Small Small
Weight 20–35 pounds (9-15 kg) Male: 15-22 pounds (7-10 kg), Female: 13-16 pounds (6-7 kg) Male: 8-10 pounds (4-5 kg), Female: 8-9 pounds (about 4 kg)
Avg. Weight 20–35 pounds (9-15 kg) Male: 18.5 pounds (8.5 kg), Female: 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg) Male: 9 pounds (4.5 kg), Female: 8.5 pounds (about 4 kg)
Height 14 inches (35.4 cm) Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 9-11 inches (23-28 cm) Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 10-11 inches (25-28 cm)
Avg. Height 14 inches (35.4 cm) Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10 inches (25.5 cm) Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Miniature Bull Terrier vs West Highland White Terrier vs Miniature Pinscher

Coat Dense
Smooth
Dense Rough
Colors White
Brindle
Red
Fawn
Tricolor
White Rust
Chocolate
Red
Tan
Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Miniature Bull Terrier requires minimal grooming.
Advanced: The West Highland White Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Miniature Pinscher requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Miniature Bull Terriers shed moderately.
West Highland White Terriers shed none to minimal.
Miniature Pinschers shed moderately.

Characteristics - Miniature Bull Terrier vs West Highland White Terrier vs Miniature Pinscher

Temperament Courageous
Outright
Tempered
Playful
Energetic
Loving
Stubborn
Affectionate
Courageous
Friendly
Independent
Alert
Intelligent
Clever
Friendly
Playful
Intelligent
Energetic
Outgoing
Responsive
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: West Highland White Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Miniature Pinscher's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Miniature Bull Terriers aren't famous for their trainability.
West Highland White Terriers are easy to train.
Miniature Pinschers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Miniature Bull Terrier is a highly playful breed.
The West Highland White Terrier is a highly playful breed.
The Miniature Pinscher is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Miniature Bull Terriers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Miniature Pinschers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Miniature Bull Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
West Highland White Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Miniature Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Miniature Bull Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
West Highland White Terriers are a social breed.
Miniature Pinschers are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The Miniature Bull Terrier rarely barks.
High: The West Highland White Terrier is a very vocal breed.
High: The Miniature Pinscher is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Miniature Bull Terriers are good watchdogs.
West Highland White Terriers are average watchdogs.
Miniature Pinschers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Miniature Bull Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
West Highland White Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Miniature Pinschers strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Miniature Bull Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The West Highland White Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Miniature Pinscher has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Miniature Bull Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
West Highland White Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Miniature Pinschers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Miniature Bull Terriers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
West Highland White Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Miniature Pinschers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Miniature Bull Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
West Highland White Terriers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Miniature Pinschers 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.
Apartment Friendly
Miniature Bull Terriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
West Highland White Terriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Miniature Pinschers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Miniature Bull Terriers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
West Highland White Terriers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Miniature Pinschers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Miniature Bull Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
West Highland White 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.
Miniature Pinschers 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.
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 - Miniature Bull Terrier vs West Highland White Terrier vs Miniature Pinscher

Stranger Friendly
Miniature Bull Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
West Highland White Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Miniature Pinschers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Miniature Bull Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
West Highland White Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Miniature Pinschers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Miniature Bull Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
West Highland White Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Miniature Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Miniature Bull Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
West Highland White Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
Miniature Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Miniature Bull Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
West Highland White Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Miniature Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Miniature Bull Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
West Highland White Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Miniature Pinschers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Miniature Bull Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
West Highland White Terriers are generally with other pets.
Miniature Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Miniature Bull Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
West Highland White Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Miniature Pinschers 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.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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
Miniature Bull Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
West Highland White Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Miniature Pinscher 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.

Health Factors - Miniature Bull Terrier vs West Highland White Terrier vs Miniature Pinscher

Health Issues
The Miniature Bull Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Miniature Pinschers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems No set Atopic Dermatitis
Cataracts
Craniomandibular Osteopathy
Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy
Hyperplastic Dermatosis
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Legg-perthes Disease
Patellar Luxation
Pulmonary Fibrosis
White Dog Shaker Syndrome
Epilepsy
Hypothyroidism
Legg-perthes Disease
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 11-14 years 12-16 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes No
Energy Level
Miniature Bull Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
West Highland White Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Miniature Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Miniature Bull Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
West Highland White Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Miniature Pinschers exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Miniature Bull Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
West Highland White Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Miniature Pinschers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 2 to 3 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. 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Miniature Bull Terrier breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
High: The Miniature Pinscher breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The West Highland White Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness Medium
The Miniature Bull Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The West Highland White Terrier has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Miniature Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Miniature Bull Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The West Highland White Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Miniature Pinscher is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Miniature Bull Terrier vs West Highland White Terrier vs Miniature Pinscher

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 5 2-5 puppies 2-5 puppies

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