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

"Find similarities and differences between Miniature Pinscher vs Manchester Terrier vs Miniature Poodle" Compare Miniature Pinscher and Manchester Terrier. Which is better: Miniature Pinscher or Manchester Terrier or Miniature Poodle?
Name Miniature Pinscher Manchester Terrier Miniature Poodle
OriginsGermany England Germany France
Group Companion Dogs Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank71135435
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Other Names Min Pin, King Of The Toys, Reh Pinscher, Zwergpinsc Black and Tan Manchester, Black and Tan Terrier, English Toy Terrier Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Carniche Moyen, Barboncino Miniatura, French Poodle, Pudle, Zwergpudel
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1925 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Terrier & Toy breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition 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 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 Canadian Canine Registry
Price $400-$600 $600-$1000 1000-1500

General Appearance - Miniature Pinscher vs Manchester Terrier vs Miniature Poodle

Size Small Small Small
Weight Male: 8-10 pounds (4-5 kg), Female: 8-9 pounds (about 4 kg) Toy: 6-8 pounds (2.5-3.5 kg), Standard: 17-18 pounds (7.7-8 kg) 15-17 pounds (7-8 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 9 pounds (4.5 kg), Female: 8.5 pounds (about 4 kg) Toy: 7 pounds (2.5-3.5 kg), Standard: 17.5 pounds (7.7.5 kg) 16 pounds (7.5 kg)
Height Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 10-11 inches (25-28 cm) Toy: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Standard: 15-16 inches (39-40 cm) 11-15 inches (28-38 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) Toy: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Standard: 15.5 inches (39.5 cm) 13 inches (33 cm)

Hair & Care - Miniature Pinscher vs Manchester Terrier vs Miniature Poodle

Coat Rough Fine Dense Curly Thick
Colors Rust Chocolate Red Tan Black Tan Black Apricot Black Brown Gray Silver White Fawn Blue Cream Red Beige
Grooming
Effortless: The Miniature Pinscher requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Manchester Terrier requires minimal grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Miniature Pinschers shed moderately.
Manchester Terriers shed none to minimal.
Miniature Poodles shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Miniature Pinscher vs Manchester Terrier vs Miniature Poodle

Temperament Clever Friendly Playful Intelligent Energetic Outgoing Responsive Active Devoted Quiet Intelligent Alert Discerning Loyal Active Faithful Intelligent Alert Instinctual Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Miniature Pinscher's has great intelligence.
Smart: Manchester Terrier's has great intelligence.
Outstanding: Miniature Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Miniature Pinschers are quite easy to train.
Manchester Terriers are quite easy to train.
Miniature Poodles are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Miniature Pinscher is a highly playful breed.
The Manchester Terrier is a playful breed.
The Miniature Poodle is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Miniature Pinschers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Manchester Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Miniature Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Manchester Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Miniature Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Miniature Pinschers are a social breed.
Manchester Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Miniature Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
High: The Miniature Pinscher is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Manchester Terrier barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Miniature Poodle is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Miniature Pinschers are average watchdogs.
Manchester Terriers are average watchdogs.
Miniature Poodles are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Miniature Pinschers strongly protect their territory.
Manchester Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Miniature Poodles are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Miniature Pinscher has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Manchester Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Miniature Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Miniature Pinschers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Manchester Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Miniature Poodles have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Miniature Pinschers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the Manchester Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Miniature Poodles tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
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.
Manchester Terriers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Miniature Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Miniature Pinschers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Manchester Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Miniature Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Miniature Pinschers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Manchester Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Miniature Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
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.
Manchester Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Miniature 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 - Miniature Pinscher vs Manchester Terrier vs Miniature Poodle

Stranger Friendly
Miniature Pinschers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Manchester Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Miniature Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Miniature Pinschers are kid-friendly dogs.
Manchester Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Miniature Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Miniature Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Manchester Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Miniature Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Miniature Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Manchester Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Miniature Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Miniature Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Manchester Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Miniature Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Miniature Pinschers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Manchester Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Miniature Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Miniature Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Manchester Terriers are generally with other pets.
Miniature Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Miniature Pinschers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Manchester Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Miniature 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.
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.
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
Miniature Pinscher breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Manchester Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Miniature Poodle 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 Pinscher vs Manchester Terrier vs Miniature Poodle

Health Issues
Miniature Pinschers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Manchester Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Miniature Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Epilepsy Hypothyroidism Legg-perthes Disease Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) No set Addison's Disease Bloat Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 14-16 years 14-16 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
Energy Level
Miniature Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Manchester Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Miniature Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Miniature Pinschers exercise need is minimal.
Manchester Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Miniature Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Miniature Pinschers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Manchester Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Miniature Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/4 to 1/2 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. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Miniature Pinscher breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather Prefers warm weather Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Miniature Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Manchester Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Miniature Poodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Miniature Pinscher is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Manchester Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Miniature Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Miniature Pinscher vs Manchester Terrier vs Miniature 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 2-5 puppies 2-4 puppies 2-8 puppies, average 5

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