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Pomeranian vs Dachshund vs Yorkshire Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Pomeranian vs Dachshund vs Yorkshire Terrier" Compare Pomeranian and Dachshund. Which is better: Pomeranian or Dachshund or Yorkshire Terrier?
Name Pomeranian Dachshund Yorkshire Terrier
OriginsGermany Poland Germany England
Group Companion Dogs Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank22139
Reviews233
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Other Names Pom, Pom Pom, Deutsche Spitze, Zwergspitz, Spitz Nain, Spitz Enano, Zwers Teckel, Tekkel, Tekkel Doxie, Weenie Dog, Sausage Dog, Bassotto, Worshond Yorkie
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the European Spitz section. Recognized by FCI in the Dachshunds group, in the section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Toy Terriers section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. 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
Price $600-$800 $500-$700 $600-$1000

General Appearance - Pomeranian vs Dachshund vs Yorkshire Terrier

Size Small Small Small
Weight 3-7 pounds (1-3 kg) Toy: 8-11 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 16-32 pounds (7-15 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg) 2-3 kg (4-7 pounds)
Avg. Weight 5 pounds (2 kg) Toy: 9.5 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 24 pounds (11 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg) 2.5 kg (5.5 pounds)
Height 7-12 inches (18-30 cm) Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 8-11 inches (20-27 cm), Miniature: 5-7 inches (13-18 cm) 20-23 cm (8-9 inches)
Avg. Height 9.5 inches (24 cm) Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 9.5 inches (23.5 cm), Miniature: 6 inches (15.5 cm) 21.5 cm (8.5 inches)

Hair & Care - Pomeranian vs Dachshund vs Yorkshire Terrier

Coat Fluffy Fine Fine
Colors Blue Gray Red Tan Brown Orange White Black Blue Red White Tan Brown Silver Black Gold Blue Tan Black
Grooming
Average: The Pomeranian requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Dachshund doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Pomeranians shed moderately.
Dachshunds shed none to minimal.
Yorkshire Terriers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Pomeranian vs Dachshund vs Yorkshire Terrier

Temperament Active Friendly Lively Sociable Extroverted Intelligent Playful Attentive Docile Trainable Clever Devoted Playful Courageous Lively Stubborn Alert Energetic Intelligent Playful Courageous Independent Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Pomeranian is an excellent dog breed.
Average: Dachshund's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Yorkshire Terrier's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Pomeranians are easy to train.
Dachshunds are easy to train.
Yorkshire Terriers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Pomeranians, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Dachshunds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Yorkshire Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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.
Affection Level
Pomeranians are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Dachshunds 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.
Social Needs
Pomeranians need a lot of social interaction.
Dachshunds are a social breed.
Yorkshire Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average to high: The Pomeranian is a vocal breed.
High: The Dachshund is a very vocal breed.
High: The Yorkshire Terrier is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Pomeranians are average watchdogs.
Dachshunds are average watchdogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Pomeranians strongly protect their territory.
Dachshunds are average defenders.
Yorkshire Terriers strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Pomeranian has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Yorkshire Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Pomeranians have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Dachshunds have a higher 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.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Pomeranians are not the biggest explorers.
Dachshunds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Yorkshire Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Pomeranians have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Dachshunds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Yorkshire Terriers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Pomeranians are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Dachshunds are apartment-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Pomeranians adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Dachshunds 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
Pomeranians tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Dachshunds 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.
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.

Good With - Pomeranian vs Dachshund vs Yorkshire Terrier

Stranger Friendly
Pomeranians are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Dachshunds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Pomeranians are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Dachshunds are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are not kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Pomeranians are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dachshunds are average friendly towards cats.
Yorkshire Terriers are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Pomeranians are average friendly towards other dogs.
Dachshunds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Pomeranian is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Dachshund is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Yorkshire Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pomeranians are not the best breed for elderly people.
Dachshunds are not the best breed for elderly people.
Yorkshire Terriers are not recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Pomeranians are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Dachshunds are generally with other pets.
Yorkshire Terriers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Pomeranians are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Dachshunds 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.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good 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 Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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.
Yes
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
Pomeranian breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Dachshund breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Yorkshire 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.

Health Factors - Pomeranian vs Dachshund vs Yorkshire Terrier

Health Issues
The Pomeranian is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Dachshund 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 Allergies Cataracts Collapsed Trachea Dry Eye Epilepsy Heat Intolerance Heatstroke Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Legg-perthes Disease Patellar Luxation Patent Ductus Arteriosis Seizures Acanthosis Nigricans Baldness Bloat Cancer Canine Diabetes Mellitus Cushing's Syndrome Deafness Demodectic Mange Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Intervertebral Disk Disease Legg-perthes Disease Lymphocytic Thyroiditis Mitral Valve Disease Narcolepsy Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Collapsed Trachea Hypoglycemia Patellar Luxation Portosystemic Liver Shunt Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Reverse Sneezing
Life Expectancy 12-16 years 12-15 years 12-16 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
Energy Level
Pomeranians have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Dachshunds have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Yorkshire Terriers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Pomeranians exercise need is minimal.
Dachshunds have an average exercise need.
Yorkshire Terriers exercise need is very minimal.
Sleeping Need
Pomeranians sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Dachshunds sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Yorkshire Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1/2 to 3/4 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
High: The Dachshund breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Pomeranian can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers warm weather Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Pomeranian has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Yorkshire Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Pomeranian is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Dachshund is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Yorkshire Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Pomeranian vs Dachshund vs Yorkshire Terrier

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 2-5 puppies 4-8 puppies 4-6 puppies

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