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Papillon vs Manchester Terrier vs Welsh Terrier Comparison - Dog breed selector: Butterfly Dog or Black and Tan Manchester or Welshie? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Papillon vs Manchester Terrier vs Welsh Terrier" Compare Papillon and Manchester Terrier. Which is better: Papillon or Manchester Terrier or Welsh Terrier?
Name Papillon Manchester Terrier Welsh Terrier
OriginsSpain France Belgium England Wales
Group Companion Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank53135109
Reviews311
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Other Names Butterfly Dog, Squirrel Dog, Phalène, Epagneul Nain, Phalène (Drop Ear Type), Continental Toy Spaniel, Epagneul Nain Continental Black and Tan Manchester, Black and Tan Terrier, English Toy Terrier Welshie, WT
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1915 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Terrier & Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Continental Toy Spaniel and Russian Toy section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section.
Breed Recognition 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
No data available American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet 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.
Price $400-$600 $600-$1000 $800-$1200

Papillon vs Manchester Terrier vs Welsh Terrier General Appearance Comparison

Size Small Small Small
Weight Male: 8-10 pounds (4-5 kg), Female: 7-9 pounds (3-4 kg) Toy: 6-8 pounds (2.5-3.5 kg), Standard: 17-18 pounds (7.7-8 kg) Male: 18-23 pounds (8-10 kg), Female: 18-23 pounds (8-10 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 9 pounds (4.5 kg), Female: 8 pounds (3.5 kg) Toy: 7 pounds (2.5-3.5 kg), Standard: 17.5 pounds (7.7.5 kg) Male: 20.5 pounds (9 kg), Female: 20.5 pounds (9 kg)
Height Male: 8-11 inches (20-28 cm), Female: 8-11 inches (20-28 cm) Toy: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Standard: 15-16 inches (39-40 cm) Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 9.5 inches (24 cm), Female: 9.5 inches (24 cm) Toy: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Standard: 15.5 inches (39.5 cm) Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

Papillon vs Manchester Terrier vs Welsh Terrier Hair & Care Comparison

Coat Feathered Fine Wiry
Soft
Waterproof
Colors White
Red
Tan
Lemon
Sable
Black
Tan
Black
Tan
Grizzle
Black
Grooming
Average: The Papillon requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Manchester Terrier requires minimal grooming.
Advanced: The Welsh Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Papillons shed none to minimal.
Manchester Terriers shed none to minimal.
Welsh Terriers shed none to minimal.

Papillon vs Manchester Terrier vs Welsh Terrier Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Alert
Friendly
Energetic
Happy
Intelligent
Active
Devoted
Quiet
Intelligent
Alert
Discerning
Loyal
Alert
Intelligent
Independent
Friendly
Spirited
Loving
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Papillon is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Smart: Manchester Terrier's has great intelligence.
Average: Welsh Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Papillons are easy to train.
Manchester Terriers are quite easy to train.
Welsh Terriers are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Papillon is a highly playful breed.
The Manchester Terrier is a playful breed.
The Welsh Terrier is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Papillons have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Manchester Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Welsh Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Papillons are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Manchester Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Welsh Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Papillons need a lot of social interaction.
Manchester Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Welsh Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
High: The Papillon is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Manchester Terrier barks occasionally.
High: The Welsh Terrier is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Papillons are average watchdogs.
Manchester Terriers are average watchdogs.
Welsh Terriers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Papillons strongly protect their territory.
Manchester Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Welsh Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Papillon has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Manchester Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Welsh Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Papillons have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Manchester Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Welsh Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Papillons are not the biggest explorers.
Wanderlust potential of the Manchester Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Welsh Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Papillons have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Manchester Terriers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Welsh Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Papillons are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Manchester Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Welsh Terriers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Papillons adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Manchester Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Welsh Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Papillons tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Manchester Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
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.

Papillon vs Manchester Terrier vs Welsh Terrier Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Papillons are very stranger friendly dogs.
Manchester Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Welsh Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Papillons are kid-friendly dogs.
Manchester Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Welsh Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Papillons are very cat-friendly dogs.
Manchester Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Welsh Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Papillons are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Manchester Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Welsh Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Papillon is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Manchester Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Welsh Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Papillons are usually recommended for elderly people.
Manchester Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Welsh Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Papillons are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Manchester Terriers are generally with other pets.
Welsh Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Papillons are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Manchester Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Welsh Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
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 Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or 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) 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 Not really
Papillon breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Manchester Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Welsh Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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.

Papillon vs Manchester Terrier vs Welsh Terrier Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
The Papillon is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Manchester Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Welsh Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Collapsed Trachea
Hypoglycemia
Open Fontanel
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
No data available Skin Irritation
Life Expectancy 13-16 years 14-16 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
Energy Level
Papillons have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Manchester Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Welsh Terriers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Papillons need a lot of exercises.
Manchester Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Welsh Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Papillons are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Manchester Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Welsh Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers warm weather Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
The Papillon has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Manchester Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Welsh Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Papillon is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Manchester Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Welsh Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Papillon vs Manchester Terrier vs Welsh Terrier Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 2-4 puppies 2-4 puppies 4-6 puppies

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