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Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Boxer vs Poodle – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Pembroke Welsh Corgi Boxer Poodle
OriginsWales Germany Germany France
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Working Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank15117
Reviews117
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Other Names Pembroke, PWC, Pem, Corgi German Boxer, Deutscher Boxer French Poodle, Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Grosse Pudel
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Non-Sporting & Toy breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Poodle 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
Canadian Canine Registry
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
Canadian Canine Registry
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
Canadian Canine Registry
Price $1000-$2000 $600-$1200 $1000-$1500

General Appearance - Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Boxer vs Poodle

Size Small Medium Medium
Weight Male: 24-31 pounds (10-14 kg), Female: 24-28 pounds (11-13 kg) Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg) Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 27.5 pounds (12 kg), Female: 26 pounds (12 kg) Male: 65 pounds (29.5 kg), Female: 59 pounds (26.5 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg)
Height Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 10-11 inches (25-28 cm) Male: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more
Avg. Height Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) Male: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more

Hair & Care - Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Boxer vs Poodle

Coat Fluffy Waterproof Curly
Colors Black & Tan
Fawn
Red
Sable
Brindle
White
Fawn
Apricot
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Boxer requires minimal grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are heavy shedders.
Boxers shed moderately.
Poodles shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Boxer vs Poodle

Temperament Affectionate
Friendly
Lively
Playful
Cheerful
Intelligent
Going
Brave
Confident
Fearless
Intelligent
Playful
Bright
Energetic
Friendly
Loyal
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an excellent dog breed.
Average: Boxer's has average obedience intelligence.
Outstanding: Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are quite easy to train.
Boxers are quite easy to train.
Poodles are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a playful breed.
The Boxer is a playful breed.
The Poodle is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Boxers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are a social breed.
Boxers need a lot of social interaction.
Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
High: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a very vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Boxer rarely barks.
Average to high: The Poodle is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average watchdogs.
Boxers are one of the best watchdogs.
Poodles are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are extremely protective guard dogs.
Boxers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Poodles strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Boxer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Boxers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Poodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Pembroke Welsh Corgis tend to escape less than other breeds.
Boxers have average wanderlust potential.
Poodles have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Pembroke Welsh Corgis 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.
Boxers 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.
Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Boxers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Pembroke Welsh Corgis adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Boxers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Pembroke Welsh Corgis 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.
Boxers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Poodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Boxer vs Poodle

Stranger Friendly
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average friendly towards strangers.
Boxers are average friendly towards strangers.
Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very kid-friendly dogs.
Boxers are kid-friendly dogs.
Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very cat-friendly dogs.
Boxers are average friendly towards cats.
Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average friendly towards other dogs.
Boxers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Pembroke Welsh Corgi is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Boxer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Boxers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Boxers are generally with other pets.
Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Boxers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn 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.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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
Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Boxer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Poodle breed usually likes 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.
Yes
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.

Health Factors - Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Boxer vs Poodle

Health Issues
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Boxer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Cataracts
Cystinuria
Degenerative Myelopathy
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Patent Ductus Arteriosis
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Retinal Dysplasia
Von Willebrand's Disease
Allergies
Aortic Stenosis
Bloat
Boxer Cardiomyopathy
Cancer
Corneal Dystrophy
Deafness
Demodectic Mange
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Addison's Disease
Allergies
Bloat
Canine Atrial Septal Defect (asd)
Cataracts
Cushing's Syndrome
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Legg-perthes Disease
Neonatal Encephalopathy (news)
Optic Nerve Hypoplasia
Patellar Luxation
Premature Graying
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Runny Eyes
Sebaceous Adenitis
Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 10-12 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
Energy Level
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Boxers are high energy dogs.
Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Pembroke Welsh Corgis need quite a lot of exercise.
Boxers need quite a lot of exercise.
Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Boxers don't need too much sleep.
Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a low chance of bad smell.
High
The Boxer has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Poodle has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Boxer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Boxer vs Poodle

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 6-7 puppies 2-10 puppies, average 6 2-4 puppies

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