Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon Comparison - Dog breed selector: Zwergschnauzer or Cavalier or Cavachon? Find the right dog for you

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Name Miniature Schnauzer Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Cavachon
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Zwergschnauzer Cavalier
Cavie
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Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Cross Breed

Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Miniature Schnauzer or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Cavachon? Which is more expensive?
$600-$1000 $1200-$1500 $800-$1000
Availability
Which is easier to get, Miniature Schnauzer or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Cavachon?
Very frequent: The Miniature Schnauzer is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is quite easy to get.
Frequent: The Cavachon is easier than average to get.

Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Miniature Schnauzer or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Cavachon? Which is the smallest dog, Miniature Schnauzer or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Cavachon?
Small Small Small
Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Miniature Schnauzer or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel? Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon weight comparison:
Male: 11-18 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 10-15 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg) 10-18 pounds (5-8 kg) Male: 15-35 pounds (7-16 kg), Female: 13-33 pounds (6-15 kg)
7-9 pounds (3-4 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 14.5 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 12.5 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg) 14 pounds (6.5 kg) Male: 25 pounds (11.5 kg), Female: 23 pounds (10.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Miniature Schnauzer or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Cavachon? Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon height comparison:
Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm) 12-13 inches (30-33 cm) 12-13 inches (30-33 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm) 12.5 inches (31.5 cm) 12.5 inches (31.5 cm)

Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon coat comparison:
Wiry Feathered Feathered
Curly
Colors
What are the original Miniature Schnauzer, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Cavachon color?
Salt
Pepper
Silver
Black
Tan
Blenheim
Tricolor
Ruby
Cream
White
Pied
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Miniature Schnauzer or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Cavachon? Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon grooming comparison:
Advanced: The Miniature Schnauzer requires a lot of grooming.
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Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
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Effortless: The Cavachon requires minimal grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Miniature Schnauzer or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Cavachon? Miniature Schnauzer or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or {name3 shedding:
Miniature Schnauzers shed none to minimal.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels shed above average.
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Cavachons shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Miniature Schnauzer or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Cavachon?
8-12 weeks
Very rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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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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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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Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Miniature Schnauzer or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Cavachon? Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon behavior/temperament comparison:
Alert
Friendly
Obedient
Fearless
Intelligent
Spirited
Affectionate
Courageous
Intelligent
Cheerful
Gentle
Social
Polite
Quiet
Active
Graceful
Fearless
Friendly
Nonaggressive
Sporty
No tendency towards nervousness
Happy
Easygoing
Smart
Eager
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon intelligence:
Very smart: Miniature Schnauzer is an excellent dog breed.
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Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Smart: Cavachon's has great intelligence.
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Trainability
Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon trainability comparison.
Miniature Schnauzers are easy to train.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are quite easy to train.
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Cavachons are quite easy to train.
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Playfulness
Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon playfulness comparison:
Average: Miniature Schnauzers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Average: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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The Cavachon is a playful breed.
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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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Sensitive: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Sensitive: Cavachons don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon?
High: Miniature Schnauzers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Cavachons are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon social needs comparison:
Miniature Schnauzers are a social breed.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels need a lot of social interaction.
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Cavachons need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon?
Average: The Miniature Schnauzer barks occasionally.
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Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel barks occasionally.
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Average: The Cavachon barks occasionally.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Miniature Schnauzer or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Cavachon?
Miniature Schnauzers are one of the best watchdogs.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best watchdogs.
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Cavachons are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Miniature Schnauzer or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Cavachon? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Miniature Schnauzers strongly protect their territory.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
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Cavachons are not the best to protect their territory.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Cavachon has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Miniature Schnauzer or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Cavachon?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Miniature Schnauzer bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Cavachon bite force: Weak.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon mouthiness comparison:
Miniature Schnauzers have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Cavachons have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Miniature Schnauzers have average wanderlust potential.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Cavachons tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Miniature Schnauzers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels 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.
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Cavachons 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 Miniature Schnauzer or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Cavachon?
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.
Very house-friendly dog the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Cavachon breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Miniature Schnauzers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cavachons adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Miniature Schnauzer or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Cavachon?
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.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Cavachons tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Miniature Schnauzer or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Cavachon? Which dog is more friendly?
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards strangers.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Cavachons are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Miniature Schnauzers are generally with other pets.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Cavachons are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Miniature Schnauzer or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Cavachon?
Miniature Schnauzers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cavachons are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Miniature Schnauzer or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Cavachon?
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards cats.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Cavachons are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Miniature Schnauzer or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Cavachon?
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Cavachons are very dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon?
Yes
Miniature Schnauzers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Cavachons are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Miniature Schnauzer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cavachon is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Miniature Schnauzers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Cavachons are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon Health Comparison

Health Issues
Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon health comparison. Which is the healthier: Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon?
The Miniature Schnauzer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
Cavachons are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon health problems comparison:
Cataracts
Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection (MAI)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Dry Eye
Episodic Falling Syndrome
Hip Dysplasia
Mitral Valve Disease
Patellar Luxation
Syringomyelia
Mitral Valve Disease
Heart Murmurs
Syringomyelia
Atopic Dermatitis
Cataracts
Cushing's Syndrome
Patellar Luxation
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Miniature Schnauzer should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Frequent
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Rare
The Cavachon should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon lifespan comparison. How long do Miniature Schnauzer, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Cavachon breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Miniature Schnauzer: 13 years
10-14 years
The average lifespan of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: 12 years
9-15 years
The average lifespan of Cavachon: 12 years
Hypoallergenic
Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Miniature Schnauzer or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Cavachon? Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon energy level comparison:
Miniature Schnauzers are high-energy dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Cavachons have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Miniature Schnauzer or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Cavachon? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Miniature Schnauzers have an average exercise need.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average exercise need.
Cavachons have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Miniature Schnauzer or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Cavachon?
Miniature Schnauzers don't need too much sleep.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Cavachons are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Miniature Schnauzer or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Cavachon?
1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Miniature Schnauzer's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Cavachon's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon?
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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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon?

Low 🔽

The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of bad smell.

High 🔼

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

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

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

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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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Miniature Schnauzer or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Cavachon? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect 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: Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon?

Yes

Miniature Schnauzer breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Not really

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Cavachon breed usually doesn't like 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.

Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon 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 Miniature Schnauzer and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Cavachon have?
3-6 puppies 3-5 puppies 2-5 puppies

Miniature Schnauzer vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cavachon Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1926 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995 as a Toy breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
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 Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the English Toy Spaniels section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Australian National Kennel Council
Canadian Kennel Club
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
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
Not recognized by any clubs.

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