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Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer Comparison - Dog breed selector: Zwergschnauzer or Yorkie or Mittelschnauzer? Find the right dog for you

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Name Miniature Schnauzer Yorkshire Terrier Standard Schnauzer
OriginsGermany England Germany
Group Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs Working Dogs
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Zwergschnauzer Yorkie Mittelschnauzer, Schnauzer, Wirehair Pinscher
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer 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. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904 as a Working 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 Toy Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type 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
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
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.
Price
Which is cheaper Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier or Standard Schnauzer? Which is more expensive?
$600-$1000 $600-$1000 $1200-$1500

Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier or Standard Schnauzer? Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer size comparison:
Small Small Medium
Weight
Which is heavier Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier? Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer weight comparison:
Male: 11-18 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 10-15 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg) 2-3 kg (4-7 pounds) Male: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg), Female: 30-40 pounds (14-18 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) 2.5 kg (5.5 pounds) Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Female: 35 pounds (16 kg)
Height
Which is taller Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier or Standard Schnauzer? Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer height comparison:
Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm) 20-23 cm (8-9 inches) Male: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm) 21.5 cm (8.5 inches) Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm)

Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer coat comparison:
Wiry Fine Wiry
Colors
What are the original Miniature Schnauzer, Yorkshire Terrier and Standard Schnauzer color?
Salt
Pepper
Silver
Black
Gold
Blue
Tan
Black
Pepper
Salt
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier or Standard Schnauzer? Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer grooming comparison:
Advanced: The Miniature Schnauzer requires a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier or Standard Schnauzer? Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier or {name3 shedding:
Miniature Schnauzers shed none to minimal.
Yorkshire Terriers shed none to minimal.
Standard Schnauzers shed none to minimal.

Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier or Standard Schnauzer? Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer behavior/temperament comparison:
Alert
Friendly
Obedient
Fearless
Intelligent
Spirited
Alert
Energetic
Intelligent
Playful
Courageous
Independent
Loyal
Devoted
Intelligent
Playful
Good-natured
Lively
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer intelligence:
Very smart: Miniature Schnauzer is an excellent dog breed.
Smart: Yorkshire Terrier's has great intelligence.
Very smart: Standard Schnauzer is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer trainability comparison. What's the difference?
Miniature Schnauzers are easy to train.
Yorkshire Terriers are quite easy to train.
Standard Schnauzers are easy to train.
Playfulness
Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer playfulness comparison:
Miniature Schnauzers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Yorkshire Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Standard Schnauzer 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.
Yorkshire Terriers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer?
Miniature Schnauzers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Yorkshire Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Standard Schnauzers are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer social needs comparison:
Miniature Schnauzers are a social breed.
Yorkshire Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Standard Schnauzers are a social breed.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer?
Average: The Miniature Schnauzer barks occasionally.
Nagyon sokat: Yorkshire Terrier kimondottan hangos fajta.
Average: The Standard Schnauzer barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Which is better watchdog: Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier or Standard Schnauzer?
Miniature Schnauzers are one of the best watchdogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are good watchdogs.
Standard Schnauzers are good 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.
Yorkshire Terriers strongly protect their territory.
Standard Schnauzers 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 Yorkshire Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Standard Schnauzer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer mouthiness comparison:
Miniature Schnauzers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Yorkshire Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Standard Schnauzers have an 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.
Yorkshire Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Standard Schnauzers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive?
Miniature Schnauzers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Yorkshire Terriers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Standard Schnauzers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier or Standard Schnauzer?
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 Yorkshire Terrier fajta.
Nem a legjobb választás Standard Schnauzer, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Standard Schnauzer tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential?
Miniature Schnauzers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Yorkshire Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Standard Schnauzers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier or Standard Schnauzer?
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.
Yorkshire Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Standard 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.
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 Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier or Standard Schnauzer?
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards strangers.
Yorkshire Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Standard Schnauzers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier or Standard Schnauzer?
Miniature Schnauzers are kid-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are not kid-friendly dogs.
Standard Schnauzers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier or Standard Schnauzer?
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards cats.
Yorkshire Terriers are cat-friendly dogs.
Standard Schnauzers are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier or Standard Schnauzer?
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Standard Schnauzers 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
Yorkshire Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Standard Schnauzer 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.
Yorkshire Terriers are not recommended for elderly people.
Standard Schnauzers 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.
Yorkshire Terriers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Standard Schnauzers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer?
No
Miniature Schnauzers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Yorkshire Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Standard Schnauzers 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 Yorkshire Terrier or Standard Schnauzer?
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 Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer?
Yes
Miniature Schnauzer breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Yorkshire Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Standard Schnauzer 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 Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer health comparison. Which is the healthier: Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer?
The Miniature Schnauzer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Yorkshire Terriers are commonly healthy dogs.
Standard Schnauzers tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer health problems comparison:
Cataracts
Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection (MAI)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Collapsed Trachea
Hypoglycemia
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Reverse Sneezing
Follicular Dermatitis
Hip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy
Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer lifespan comparison. How long do Miniature Schnauzer, Yorkshire Terrier and Standard Schnauzer breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years 12-16 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
Yes Yes Yes
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier or Standard Schnauzer? Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer energy level comparison:
Miniature Schnauzers are high energy dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are high energy dogs.
Standard Schnauzers are high energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier or Standard Schnauzer? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Miniature Schnauzers have an average exercise need.
Yorkshire Terriers exercise need is very minimal.
Standard Schnauzers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier or Standard Schnauzer?
Miniature Schnauzers don't need too much sleep.
Yorkshire Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Standard Schnauzers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier or Standard Schnauzer?
1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. Recommended daily amount: 1/2 to 3/4 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Low.
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 Standard Schnauzer 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.
Medium
The Yorkshire Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Standard Schnauzer has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Miniature Schnauzer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Yorkshire Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Standard Schnauzer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Standard Schnauzer 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 4-6 puppies 4-8 puppies

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