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Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy Comparison - Dog breed selector: Morkshire Terrier or Teddy Bear or Moscovian Miniature Terrier? Find the right dog for you

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Name Morkie Shichon Russian Toy
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Morkshire Terrier Teddy Bear
Zuchon
Moscovian Miniature Terrier
Moscow Toy Terrier
Russian Terrier
Russian Toy Terrier
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy breed type comparison:
Cross Breed Cross Breed Purebred

Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy Size and Weight Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Morkie or Shichon or Russian Toy? Which is the smallest dog, Morkie or Shichon or Russian Toy?
Small Small Small
Weight
Which is heavier, Morkie or Shichon or Shichon? Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy weight comparison:
7-13 pounds (3-6 kg) 10-15 pounds (5-7 kg) 3-6 pounds (1.3-2.7 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
10 pounds (4.5 kg) 12.5 pounds (6 kg) 4.5 pounds (1.3-2.7 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Morkie or Shichon or Russian Toy? Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy height comparison:
5-9 inches (13-23 cm) 19-21 inches (49-53 cm) 8-10 inches (20-26 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
7 inches (18 cm) 20 inches (51 cm) 9 inches (23 cm)

Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Morkie or Shichon or Russian Toy? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1200 $800-$1200 $600-$800
Availability
Which is easier to get, Morkie or Shichon or Russian Toy?
Average: The Morkie is a commonly available dog breed.
Average: The Shichon is a commonly available dog breed.
Average: The Russian Toy is a commonly available dog breed.

Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy Trainability and Intelligence Comparison

Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy intelligence:
Smart: The Morkie dogs have great intelligence.
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Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
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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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Trainability
Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy trainability comparison.
Morkie dogs are easy to train.
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Shichon dogs are quite easy to train.
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Russian Toy dogs are quite easy to train.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Morkie or Shichon or Russian Toy?
Morkie dogs are average watchdogs.
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Shichon dogs are average watchdogs.
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Russian Toy dogs are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Morkie or Shichon or Russian Toy? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Morkie dogs are average defenders.
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Shichon dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Russian Toy dogs are average defenders.
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Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy Personality and Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Morkie or Shichon or Russian Toy? Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy behavior/temperament comparison:
Playful
Funny
Energetic
Lovable
Playful
Loving
Intelligent
Friendly
Affectionate
Lively
Gentle
Social
Active
Playful
Protective
Loyal
Cheerful
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Morkie dogs 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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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy?
Average to High: Morkie dogs are highly affectionate dogs.
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High: Shichon dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Russian Toy dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy social needs comparison:
Morkie dogs are a social breed.
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Shichon dogs need a lot of social interaction.
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Russian Toy dogs are a social breed.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Morkie dogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Shichon dogs have average wanderlust potential.
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Russian Toy dogs have average wanderlust potential.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Morkie 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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Shichon 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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Russian Toy dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy Activity and Playfulness Comparison

Playfulness
Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy playfulness comparison:
The Morkie is a highly playful breed.
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The Shichon is a playful breed.
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The Russian Toy is a playful breed.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy?
A lot: Morkie is a particularly loud breed.
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Average: The Shichon barks occasionally.
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Average to High: The Russian Toy is a vocal breed.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Morkie or Shichon or Russian Toy?
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 Shichon indoors.
Apartment-friendly dog the Russian Toy breed.

Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy Adaptability and Independence Comparison

Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Average: Morkie dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Shichon dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Russian Toy dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Morkie or Shichon or Russian Toy?
Morkie 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.
Shichon dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Russian Toy 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.

Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy Bite Characteristics Comparison

Bite Force PSI
Which bite is stronger: Morkie or Shichon or Russian Toy?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Morkie bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Shichon bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Russian Toy bite force: Weak.
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 Shichon has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Russian Toy has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy mouthiness comparison:
Morkie dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Shichon dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Russian Toy dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy Health and Lifespan Comparison

Health Issues
Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy health comparison. Which is the healthier: Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy?
Morkies are commonly healthy dogs.
The Shichon is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Russian Toys tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy health problems comparison:
Collapsed Trachea
Dental Problems
Hernia
Reverse Sneezing
Glaucoma
Allergies Patellar Luxation
Retained Baby Teeth
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 Shichon should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Frequent
The Russian Toy should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Life Expectancy
Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy lifespan comparison. How long do Morkie, Shichon and Russian Toy breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-14 years
The average lifespan of Morkie: 12 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Shichon: 13 years
11-13 years
The average lifespan of Russian Toy: 12 years
Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy?
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 warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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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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Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy Energy and Activity Comparison

Energy Level
Who has more energy a Morkie or Shichon or Russian Toy? Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy energy level comparison:
Morkie dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Shichon dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Russian Toy dogs are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Morkie or Shichon or Russian Toy? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Morkie dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Shichon dogs have an average exercise need.
Russian Toy dogs have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Morkie or Shichon or Russian Toy?
Morkie dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Shichon dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Russian Toy dogs don't need too much sleep.

Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy Diet and Weight Management Comparison

Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Morkie or Shichon or Russian Toy?
1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1/2 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 Shichon vs Russian Toy 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: The Shichon has an average risk for obesity.
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Average: The Russian Toy has an average risk for obesity.
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Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy Allergies and Grooming Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy coat comparison:
Fluffy
Soft
Luxurious
Long
Fluffy
Dense
Curly
Silky
Smooth
Colors
What are the original Morkie, Shichon and Russian Toy color?
Black
White
Brown
Black
Gray
Red
Cream
White
Silver
Apricot
Black
Tan
Blue
Brown
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Morkie or Shichon or Russian Toy? Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy grooming comparison:
Average: The Morkie requires average grooming effort.
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Effortless: The Shichon requires minimal grooming.
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Easy to groom: The Russian Toy doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Morkie or Shichon or Russian Toy? Morkie or Shichon or {name3 shedding:
Morkie dogs shed none to minimal.
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Shichon dogs shed none to minimal.
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Russian Toy dogs are low shedders.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Morkie or Shichon or Russian Toy?
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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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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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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Hypoallergenic
Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy?

Low 🔽

The Morkie has a low chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Shichon has a low chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Russian Toy 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 Shichon is an average drooler.
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The Russian Toy is an average drooler.
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Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy Good With Comparison

Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Morkie dogs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Shichon dogs are generally with other pets.
Russian Toy dogs are generally with other pets.
Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Morkie or Shichon or Russian Toy? Which dog is more friendly?
Morkie dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Shichon dogs are stranger-friendly dogs.
Russian Toy dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Morkie or Shichon or Russian Toy?
Morkie dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Shichon dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Russian Toy dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Morkie or Shichon or Russian Toy?
Morkie dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Shichon dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Russian Toy dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Morkie or Shichon or Russian Toy?
Morkie dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Shichon dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Russian Toy dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy?
Yes
Morkie dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Shichon dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Russian Toy dogs 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
Shichon is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Russian Toy 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.
Shichons are usually recommended for elderly people.
Russian Toys are usually recommended for elderly people.

Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy 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 Shichon or Russian Toy? 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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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a 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 Shichon vs Russian Toy?

Not really

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

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

Russian Toy 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 Shichon vs Russian Toy 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 Shichon and Russian Toy have?
3-5 puppies 3-6 puppies 4-6 puppies

Morkie vs Shichon vs Russian Toy Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Continental Toy Spaniel and Russian Toy section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
Not recognized by any clubs. American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
International Designer Canine Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Foundation Stock Service

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