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Name Miniature Schnauzer Scottish Terrier Yorkshire Terrier
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Zwergschnauzer Aberdeenie
Scottie
Yorkie
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Miniature Schnauzer vs Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Miniature Schnauzer vs Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Miniature Schnauzer or Scottish Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier? Which is more expensive?
$600-$1000 $800-$1000 $600-$1000
Availability
Which is easier to get, Miniature Schnauzer or Scottish Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier?
Very frequent: The Miniature Schnauzer is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Scottish Terrier is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Yorkshire Terrier is quite easy to get.

Miniature Schnauzer vs Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Miniature Schnauzer or Scottish Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier? Which is the smallest dog, Miniature Schnauzer or Scottish Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier?
Small Small Small
Weight
Which is heavier, Miniature Schnauzer or Scottish Terrier or Scottish Terrier? Miniature Schnauzer vs Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier weight comparison:
Male: 11-18 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 10-15 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg) 19-23 pounds (8.5-10.5 kg) 2-3 kg (4-7 pounds)
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) 21 pounds (8.5-10.5 kg) 2.5 kg (5.5 pounds)
Height
Which is taller, Miniature Schnauzer or Scottish Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier? Miniature Schnauzer vs Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier height comparison:
Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm) 10-11 inches (25-28 cm) 20-23 cm (8-9 inches)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm) 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) 21.5 cm (8.5 inches)

Miniature Schnauzer vs Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Miniature Schnauzer vs Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier coat comparison:
Wiry Wiry Fine
Colors
What are the original Miniature Schnauzer, Scottish Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier color?
Salt
Pepper
Silver
Black
Brindle
Silver
Red
Wheaten
Black
Gold
Blue
Tan
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Miniature Schnauzer or Scottish Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier? Miniature Schnauzer vs Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier grooming comparison:
Advanced: The Miniature Schnauzer requires a lot of grooming.
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Average: The Scottish Terrier requires average grooming effort.
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Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Miniature Schnauzer or Scottish Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier? Miniature Schnauzer or Scottish Terrier or {name3 shedding:
Miniature Schnauzer dogs shed none to minimal.
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Scottish Terrier dogs shed none to minimal.
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Yorkshire Terrier dogs shed none to minimal.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Miniature Schnauzer or Scottish Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier?
8-12 weeks
Very rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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8-12 weeks
Very 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 Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Miniature Schnauzer or Scottish Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier? Miniature Schnauzer vs Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier behavior/temperament comparison:
Alert
Friendly
Obedient
Fearless
Intelligent
Spirited
Independent
Alert
Quick
Playful
Selfish
Alert
Energetic
Intelligent
Playful
Courageous
Independent
Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Miniature Schnauzer vs Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier intelligence:
Very smart: Miniature Schnauzer is an excellent dog breed.
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Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
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Smart: The Yorkshire Terrier dogs have great intelligence.
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Trainability
Miniature Schnauzer vs Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier trainability comparison.
Miniature Schnauzer dogs are easy to train.
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Scottish Terrier dogs are quite easy to train.
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Yorkshire Terrier dogs are quite easy to train.
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Playfulness
Miniature Schnauzer vs Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier playfulness comparison:
Average: Miniature Schnauzers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Average: Scottish Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Average: Yorkshire Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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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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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Sensitive: Yorkshire Terrier dogs 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 Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier?
High: Miniature Schnauzer dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Average to High: Scottish Terrier dogs are highly affectionate dogs.
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High: Yorkshire Terrier dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Miniature Schnauzer vs Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier social needs comparison:
Miniature Schnauzer dogs are a social breed.
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Scottish Terrier dogs are a social breed.
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Yorkshire Terrier dogs need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Miniature Schnauzer vs Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier?
Average: The Miniature Schnauzer barks occasionally.
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Low: The Scottish Terrier barks none to minimal.
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A lot: Yorkshire Terrier is a particularly loud breed.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Miniature Schnauzer or Scottish Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier?
Miniature Schnauzer dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
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Scottish Terrier dogs are average watchdogs.
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Yorkshire Terrier dogs are good watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Miniature Schnauzer or Scottish Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Miniature Schnauzer dogs strongly protect their territory.
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Scottish Terrier dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Yorkshire Terrier dogs strongly 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 Scottish Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Yorkshire Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Miniature Schnauzer or Scottish Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Miniature Schnauzer bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Scottish Terrier bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Yorkshire Terrier bite force: Weak.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Miniature Schnauzer vs Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier mouthiness comparison:
Miniature Schnauzer dogs have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Scottish Terrier dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Yorkshire Terrier dogs have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Miniature Schnauzer dogs have average wanderlust potential.
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Scottish Terrier dogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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Yorkshire Terrier dogs have average wanderlust potential.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Miniature Schnauzer dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Scottish Terrier dogs 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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Yorkshire Terrier dogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Miniature Schnauzer or Scottish Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier?
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 Scottish Terrier breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Yorkshire Terrier breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Miniature Schnauzer dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Average: Scottish Terrier dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Yorkshire Terrier dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Miniature Schnauzer or Scottish Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier?
Miniature Schnauzer dogs 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.
Scottish Terrier dogs 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.
Yorkshire Terrier dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Miniature Schnauzer vs Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Miniature Schnauzer or Scottish Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier? Which dog is more friendly?
Miniature Schnauzer dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Scottish Terrier dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Yorkshire Terrier dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Miniature Schnauzer dogs are generally with other pets.
Scottish Terrier dogs are generally with other pets.
Yorkshire Terrier dogs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Miniature Schnauzer or Scottish Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier?
Miniature Schnauzer dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Scottish Terrier dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terrier dogs are not kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Miniature Schnauzer or Scottish Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier?
Miniature Schnauzer dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Scottish Terrier dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Yorkshire Terrier dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Miniature Schnauzer or Scottish Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier?
Miniature Schnauzer dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Scottish Terrier dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terrier dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Miniature Schnauzer vs Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier?
Yes
Miniature Schnauzer dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Scottish Terrier dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Yorkshire Terrier dogs 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
Scottish Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Yorkshire 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.
Scottish Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Yorkshire Terriers are not recommended for elderly people.

Miniature Schnauzer vs Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier Health Comparison

Health Issues
Miniature Schnauzer vs Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier health comparison. Which is the healthier: Miniature Schnauzer vs Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier?
The Miniature Schnauzer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Scottish Terriers are commonly healthy dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Miniature Schnauzer vs Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Miniature Schnauzer vs Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier health problems comparison:
Cataracts
Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection (MAI)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Craniomandibular Osteopathy
Patellar Luxation
Scottie Cramp
Von Willebrand's Disease
Collapsed Trachea
Hypoglycemia
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Reverse Sneezing
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.
Rare
The Scottish Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Rare
The Yorkshire Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Miniature Schnauzer vs Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier lifespan comparison. How long do Miniature Schnauzer, Scottish Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Miniature Schnauzer: 13 years
11-13 years
The average lifespan of Scottish Terrier: 12 years
12-16 years
The average lifespan of Yorkshire Terrier: 14 years
Hypoallergenic
Miniature Schnauzer vs Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Miniature Schnauzer or Scottish Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier? Miniature Schnauzer vs Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier energy level comparison:
Miniature Schnauzer dogs are high-energy dogs.
Scottish Terrier dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Yorkshire Terrier dogs are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Miniature Schnauzer vs Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Miniature Schnauzer or Scottish Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Miniature Schnauzer dogs have an average exercise need.
Scottish Terrier dogs have an average exercise need.
Yorkshire Terrier dogs exercise need is very minimal.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Miniature Schnauzer or Scottish Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier?
Miniature Schnauzer dogs don't need too much sleep.
Scottish Terrier dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Yorkshire Terrier dogs don't need too much sleep.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Miniature Schnauzer or Scottish Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier?
1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. Recommended daily amount: 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day. Recommended daily amount: 1/2 to 3/4 cup 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 Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier 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: The Scottish Terrier has an average risk for obesity.
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Low to Average: The Yorkshire Terrier has a low to the average risk for obesity.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Miniature Schnauzer vs Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier?
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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Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Scottish Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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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 Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier?

Low 🔽

The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Scottish Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Yorkshire Terrier has an average 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 Scottish Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Yorkshire Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Miniature Schnauzer vs Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier 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 Scottish Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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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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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 Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier?

Yes

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

Scottish Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Yorkshire Terrier 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 Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier 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 Scottish Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier have?
3-6 puppies 2-5 puppies 4-6 puppies

Miniature Schnauzer vs Scottish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier 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 1885 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Toy 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. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Small sized Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Toy 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
Australian National Kennel Council
Canadian Canine Registry
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.
Club Espanol De Terriers
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.

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