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Name Morkie Miniature Schnauzer Yorkshire Terrier
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Other Names
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Morkshire Terrier Zwergschnauzer Yorkie
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier breed type comparison:
Cross Breed Purebred Purebred

Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Morkie or Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1200 $600-$1000 $600-$1000
Availability
Which is easier to get, Morkie or Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier?
Average: The Morkie is a commonly available dog breed.
Very frequent: The Miniature Schnauzer is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Yorkshire Terrier is quite easy to get.

Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Morkie or Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier? Which is the smallest dog, Morkie or Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier?
Small Small Small
Weight
Which is heavier, Morkie or Miniature Schnauzer or Miniature Schnauzer? Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier weight comparison:
7-13 pounds (3-6 kg) Male: 11-18 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 10-15 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg) 2-3 kg (4-7 pounds)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
10 pounds (4.5 kg) Male: 14.5 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 12.5 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg) 2.5 kg (5.5 pounds)
Height
Which is taller, Morkie or Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier? Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier height comparison:
5-9 inches (13-23 cm) Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm) 20-23 cm (8-9 inches)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
7 inches (18 cm) Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm) 21.5 cm (8.5 inches)

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

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier coat comparison:
Long
Luxurious
Fluffy
Soft
Wiry Fine
Colors
What are the original Morkie, Miniature Schnauzer and Yorkshire Terrier color?
Black
Brown
White
Salt
Pepper
Silver
Black
Gold
Blue
Tan
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Morkie or Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier? Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier grooming comparison:
Average: The Morkie requires average grooming effort.
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Advanced: The Miniature Schnauzer requires a lot of grooming.
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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 Morkie or Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier? Morkie or Miniature Schnauzer or {name3 shedding:
Morkies shed none to minimal.
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Miniature Schnauzers shed none to minimal.
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Yorkshire Terriers shed none to minimal.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Morkie or Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier?
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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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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Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Morkie or Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier? Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier behavior/temperament comparison:
Energetic
Funny
Lovable
Playful
Alert
Friendly
Obedient
Fearless
Intelligent
Spirited
Alert
Energetic
Intelligent
Playful
Courageous
Independent
Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier intelligence:
Smart: Morkie's has great intelligence.
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Very smart: Miniature Schnauzer is an excellent dog breed.
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Smart: Yorkshire Terrier's has great intelligence.
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Trainability
Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier trainability comparison.
Morkies are easy to train.
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Miniature Schnauzers are easy to train.
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Yorkshire Terriers are quite easy to train.
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Playfulness
Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier playfulness comparison:
The Morkie is a highly playful breed.
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Average: Miniature Schnauzers, 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?
Morkies have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Sensitive: Yorkshire Terriers 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: Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier?
Average to High: Morkies are highly affectionate dogs.
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High: Miniature Schnauzers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Yorkshire Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier social needs comparison:
Morkies are a social breed.
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Miniature Schnauzers are a social breed.
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Yorkshire Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier?
A lot: Morkie is a particularly loud breed.
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Average: The Miniature Schnauzer barks occasionally.
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A lot: Yorkshire Terrier is a particularly loud breed.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Morkie or Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier?
Morkies are average watchdogs.
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Miniature Schnauzers are one of the best watchdogs.
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Yorkshire Terriers are good watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Morkie or Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Morkies are average defenders.
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Miniature Schnauzers strongly protect their territory.
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Yorkshire Terriers strongly protect their territory.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Morkie has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

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

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Morkie bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Miniature Schnauzer bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Yorkshire Terrier bite force: Weak.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier mouthiness comparison:
Morkies have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Miniature Schnauzers have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Yorkshire Terriers have a lower than 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?
Morkies tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Miniature Schnauzers have average wanderlust potential.
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Yorkshire Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Morkies 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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Miniature Schnauzers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Yorkshire Terriers 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 Morkie or Miniature Schnauzer 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 Morkie indoors.
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 Yorkshire Terrier breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Average: Morkies adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
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.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Morkie or Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier?
Morkies 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 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.

Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Morkie or Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier? Which dog is more friendly?
Morkies are average friendly towards strangers.
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards strangers.
Yorkshire Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Morkies do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Miniature Schnauzers are generally with other pets.
Yorkshire Terriers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Morkie or Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier?
Morkies are average friendly dogs towards children.
Miniature Schnauzers are kid-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are not kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Morkie or Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier?
Morkies are not cat-friendly dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards cats.
Yorkshire Terriers are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Morkie or Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier?
Morkies are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier?
Yes
Morkies are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Miniature Schnauzers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Yorkshire Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
Yes
Morkie is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Miniature Schnauzer 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?
Morkies are commonly okay with elderly people.
Miniature Schnauzers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Yorkshire Terriers are not recommended for elderly people.

Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier Health Comparison

Health Issues
Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier health comparison. Which is the healthier: Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier?
Morkies are commonly healthy dogs.
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.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier health problems comparison:
Collapsed Trachea
Dental Problems
Hernia
Reverse Sneezing
Glaucoma
Cataracts
Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection (MAI)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
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?
Rare
The Morkie should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Average
The Miniature Schnauzer should have a complete physical check-up at least 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
Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier lifespan comparison. How long do Morkie, Miniature Schnauzer and Yorkshire Terrier breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-14 years
The average lifespan of Morkie: 12 years
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Miniature Schnauzer: 13 years
12-16 years
The average lifespan of Yorkshire Terrier: 14 years
Hypoallergenic
Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Morkie or Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier? Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier energy level comparison:
Morkies have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Miniature Schnauzers are high-energy dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Morkie or Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Morkies need quite a lot of exercise.
Miniature Schnauzers have an average exercise need.
Yorkshire Terriers exercise need is very minimal.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Morkie or Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier?
Morkies are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Miniature Schnauzers don't need too much sleep.
Yorkshire Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Morkie or Miniature Schnauzer or Yorkshire Terrier?
1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. 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.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Morkie's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Miniature Schnauzer's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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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: Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Morkie 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 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 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, Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier?

Low 🔽

The Morkie has a low chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Miniature Schnauzer has a low 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 Morkie is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Miniature Schnauzer 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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Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer 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: Morkie or Miniature Schnauzer 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: Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier?

Not really

Morkie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Yes

Miniature Schnauzer breed usually likes 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.

Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer 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 Morkie and Miniature Schnauzer and Yorkshire Terrier have?
3-5 puppies 3-6 puppies 4-6 puppies

Morkie vs Miniature Schnauzer vs Yorkshire Terrier Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1926 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?
Not recognized by 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.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
Not recognized by any clubs. 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

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