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Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier Comparison - Dog breed selector: Zwergschnauzer or Caniche or Poltalloch Terrier? Find the right dog for you

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Name Miniature Schnauzer Miniature Poodle West Highland White Terrier
OriginsGermany Germany France Scotland
Group Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs Hunting Dogs
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Zwergschnauzer Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Carniche Moyen, Barboncino Miniatura, French Poodle, Pudle, Zwergpudel Poltalloch Terrier, Roseneath Terrier, White Roseneath Terrier, Westie (or Westy)
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1926 as a Terrier breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Terrier breed.
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. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Small sized Terriers section.
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
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
Club Espanol De Terriers
Price
Which is cheaper Miniature Schnauzer or Miniature Poodle or West Highland White Terrier? Which is more expensive?
$600-$1000 1000-1500 $900-$1200

Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger Miniature Schnauzer or Miniature Poodle or West Highland White Terrier? Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier size comparison:
Small Small Small
Weight
Which is heavier Miniature Schnauzer or Miniature Poodle or Miniature Poodle? Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier weight comparison:
Male: 11-18 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 10-15 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg) 15-17 pounds (7-8 kg) Male: 15-22 pounds (7-10 kg), Female: 13-16 pounds (6-7 kg)
Avg. 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) 16 pounds (7.5 kg) Male: 18.5 pounds (8.5 kg), Female: 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller Miniature Schnauzer or Miniature Poodle or West Highland White Terrier? Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier height comparison:
Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm) 11-15 inches (28-38 cm) Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 9-11 inches (23-28 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm) 13 inches (33 cm) Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10 inches (25.5 cm)

Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier coat comparison:
Wiry Dense
Curly
Thick
Dense
Colors
What are the original Miniature Schnauzer, Miniature Poodle and West Highland White Terrier color?
Salt
Pepper
Silver
Black
Apricot
Black
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
White
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain Miniature Schnauzer or Miniature Poodle or West Highland White Terrier? Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier grooming comparison:
Advanced: The Miniature Schnauzer requires a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Advanced: The West Highland White Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Miniature Schnauzer or Miniature Poodle or West Highland White Terrier? Miniature Schnauzer or Miniature Poodle or {name3 shedding:
Miniature Schnauzers shed none to minimal.
Miniature Poodles shed none to minimal.
West Highland White Terriers shed none to minimal.

Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog Miniature Schnauzer or Miniature Poodle or West Highland White Terrier? Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier behavior/temperament comparison:
Alert
Friendly
Obedient
Fearless
Intelligent
Spirited
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Affectionate
Courageous
Friendly
Independent
Alert
Intelligent
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier intelligence:
Very smart: Miniature Schnauzer is an excellent dog breed.
Outstanding: Miniature Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú West Highland White Terrier.
Trainability
Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier trainability comparison. What's the difference?
Miniature Schnauzers are easy to train.
Miniature Poodles are very easy to train.
West Highland White Terriers are easy to train.
Playfulness
Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier playfulness comparison:
Miniature Schnauzers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Miniature Poodle is a playful breed.
The West Highland White Terrier is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
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
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier?
Miniature Schnauzers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Miniature Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
West Highland White Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier social needs comparison:
Miniature Schnauzers are a social breed.
Miniature Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
West Highland White Terriers are a social breed.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier?
Average: The Miniature Schnauzer barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Miniature Poodle is a vocal breed.
Nagyon sokat: West Highland White Terrier kimondottan hangos fajta.
Watchdog Ability
Which is better watchdog: Miniature Schnauzer or Miniature Poodle or West Highland White Terrier?
Miniature Schnauzers are one of the best watchdogs.
Miniature Poodles are good watchdogs.
West Highland White Terriers are average watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Miniature Schnauzers strongly protect their territory.
Miniature Poodles are average defenders.
West Highland White Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
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 Miniature Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The West Highland White Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier mouthiness comparison:
Miniature Schnauzers 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.
West Highland White Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Miniature Schnauzers have average wanderlust potential.
Miniature Poodles tend to escape less than other breeds.
West Highland White Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive?
Miniature Schnauzers 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.
West Highland White Terriers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Miniature Schnauzer or Miniature Poodle or West Highland White Terrier?
Nem a legjobb választás Miniature Schnauzer, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Miniature Schnauzer tartása lakásban.
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Miniature Poodle fajta.
Nem a legjobb választás West Highland White Terrier, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható West Highland White Terrier tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential?
Miniature Schnauzers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Miniature Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
West Highland White Terriers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Miniature Schnauzer or Miniature Poodle or West Highland White Terrier?
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.
Miniature Poodles 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.
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.

Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Miniature Schnauzer or Miniature Poodle or West Highland White Terrier?
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards strangers.
Miniature Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
West Highland White Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Miniature Schnauzer or Miniature Poodle or West Highland White Terrier?
Miniature Schnauzers are kid-friendly dogs.
Miniature Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
West Highland White Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Miniature Schnauzer or Miniature Poodle or West Highland White Terrier?
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards cats.
Miniature Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
West Highland White Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Miniature Schnauzer or Miniature Poodle or West Highland White Terrier?
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Miniature Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
West Highland White Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Miniature Schnauzer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Miniature Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
West Highland White Terrier 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.
Miniature Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
West Highland White Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Miniature Schnauzers are generally with other pets.
Miniature Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
West Highland White Terriers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier?
No
Miniature Schnauzers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Miniature Poodles 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.
Service Dog
Which one could be 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.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Miniature Schnauzer or Miniature Poodle or West Highland White Terrier?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/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)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?
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
Which one could be a boat dog: Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier?
Yes
Miniature Schnauzer breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Miniature Poodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
West Highland White Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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.
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.

Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier health comparison. Which is the healthier: Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier?
The Miniature Schnauzer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Miniature Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier health problems comparison:
Cataracts
Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection (MAI)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Addison's Disease
Bloat
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
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
Life Expectancy
Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier lifespan comparison. How long do Miniature Schnauzer, Miniature Poodle and West Highland White Terrier breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years 14-16 years 12-16 years
Hypoallergenic
Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
Yes Yes Yes
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Miniature Schnauzer or Miniature Poodle or West Highland White Terrier? Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier energy level comparison:
Miniature Schnauzers are high energy dogs.
Miniature Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
West Highland White Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Miniature Schnauzer or Miniature Poodle or West Highland White Terrier? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Miniature Schnauzers have an average exercise need.
Miniature Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
West Highland White Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Miniature Schnauzer or Miniature Poodle or West Highland White Terrier?
Miniature Schnauzers don't need too much sleep.
Miniature Poodles 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.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Miniature Schnauzer or Miniature Poodle or West Highland White Terrier?
1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. 0.5 to 1.5 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.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Average to High.
Average to High.
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 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.
Stinkiness Low
The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Miniature Poodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The West Highland White Terrier has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Miniature Schnauzer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Miniature Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The West Highland White Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Miniature Schnauzer vs Miniature Poodle vs West Highland White Terrier Reproducibility Comparison

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 2-8 puppies, average 5 2-5 puppies

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