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Miniature Schnauzer vs Basset Hound vs Cockapoo – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Miniature Schnauzer Basset Hound Cockapoo
OriginsGermany France United States
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Designer Dogs
Popularity Rank1839196
Reviews202
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Other Names Zwergschnauzer Basset, Hush Puppy Cockerpoo, Spoodle (AU), Cockerdoodle
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1926 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound 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 Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds 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
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
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
International Designer Canine Registry
Price $600-$1000 $300-$500 900-1100

General Appearance - Miniature Schnauzer vs Basset Hound vs Cockapoo

Size Small Medium Small
Weight Male: 11-18 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 10-15 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg) Male: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg) 12-24 pounds (5.4-11 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 14.5 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 12.5 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg) 18 pounds (5.7.5 kg)
Height Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm) Male: 12-15 inches (30-38 cm), Female: 11-14 inches (28-36 cm) 10-15 inches (25-38 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm) Male: 13.5 inches (34 cm), Female: 12.5 inches (32 cm) 12.5 inches (31.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Miniature Schnauzer vs Basset Hound vs Cockapoo

Coat Wiry Dense Curly
Wavy
Colors Salt
Pepper
Silver
Black
Tan
Gray
Tricolor
Brown
Red
White
Black
Black
Brown
Silver
Tan
Red
White
Grooming
Advanced: The Miniature Schnauzer requires a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Basset Hound doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Miniature Schnauzers shed none to minimal.
Basset Hounds shed moderately.
Cockapoos are low shedders.

Characteristics - Miniature Schnauzer vs Basset Hound vs Cockapoo

Temperament Alert
Friendly
Obedient
Fearless
Intelligent
Spirited
Affectionate
Friendly
Sweet
Tempered
Devoted
Gentle
Tenacious
Affectionate
Cheerful
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Friendly
Loving
Going
Responsive
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Miniature Schnauzer is an excellent dog breed.
Low: The Basset Hound if one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
Average: Cockapoo's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Miniature Schnauzers are easy to train.
Basset Hounds are quite easy to train.
Cockapoos are easy to train.
Playfulness
Miniature Schnauzers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Basset Hounds are not the most playful dog breed.
The Cockapoo is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Miniature Schnauzers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Basset Hounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Cockapoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Miniature Schnauzers are a social breed.
Basset Hounds need for social interaction is average.
Cockapoos are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Miniature Schnauzer barks occasionally.
Average: The Basset Hound barks occasionally.
Average: The Cockapoo barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Miniature Schnauzers are one of the best watchdogs.
Basset Hounds are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Cockapoos are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Miniature Schnauzers strongly protect their territory.
Basset Hounds can't provide protection for their territory.
Cockapoos are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Basset Hound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cockapoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Miniature Schnauzers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Basset Hounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cockapoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Miniature Schnauzers have average wanderlust potential.
Basset Hounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Cockapoos have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Miniature Schnauzers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Basset Hounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Cockapoos don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
Miniature Schnauzers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Basset Hounds are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Cockapoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Miniature Schnauzers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Basset Hounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cockapoos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Miniature Schnauzers 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Cockapoos 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 Schnauzer vs Basset Hound vs Cockapoo

Stranger Friendly
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards strangers.
Basset Hounds are very stranger friendly dogs.
Cockapoos are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Miniature Schnauzers are kid-friendly dogs.
Basset Hounds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cockapoos are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards cats.
Basset Hounds are very cat-friendly dogs.
Cockapoos are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Basset Hounds are very dog-friendly dogs.
Cockapoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Miniature Schnauzer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Basset Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cockapoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Miniature Schnauzers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Basset Hounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Cockapoos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Miniature Schnauzers are generally with other pets.
Basset Hounds are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Cockapoos are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners No
Miniature Schnauzers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Basset Hounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Cockapoos 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.
Yes
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.
Yes
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 Yes
Miniature Schnauzer breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Basset Hound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Cockapoo 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 Schnauzer vs Basset Hound vs Cockapoo

Health Issues
The Miniature Schnauzer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Basset Hound is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Cockapoo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Cataracts
Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection (MAI)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Allergies
Bloat
Cherry Eye
Ear Infections
Ectropion
Entropion
Glaucoma
Hip Dysplasia
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Obesity
Panosteitis
Patellar Luxation
Thrombopathia
Von Willebrand's Disease
Luxating Patella
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 10-12 years 14-18 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No No
Energy Level
Miniature Schnauzers are high energy dogs.
Basset Hounds have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Cockapoos have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Miniature Schnauzers have an average exercise need.
Basset Hounds have an average exercise need.
Cockapoos have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Miniature Schnauzers don't need too much sleep.
Basset Hounds like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Cockapoos sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
High: The Basset Hound breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate 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.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of bad smell.
High
The Basset Hound has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cockapoo has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Miniature Schnauzer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Basset Hound drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
The Cockapoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Miniature Schnauzer vs Basset Hound vs Cockapoo

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 3-6 puppies 6-8 puppies 4-6 puppies

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