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Poochon vs Papillon vs German Pinscher – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Poochon vs Papillon vs German Pinscher" Compare Poochon and Papillon. Which is better: Poochon or Papillon or German Pinscher?
Name Poochon Papillon German Pinscher
OriginsAustralia Spain France Belgium Germany
Group Designer Dogs Companion Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank56053136
Reviews111
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Other Names Cross between the Toy Poodle and Bichon Frise Butterfly Dog, Squirrel Dog, Phalène, Epagneul Nain, Phalène (Drop Ear Type), Continental Toy Spaniel, Epagneul Nain Continental Standard Pinscher, Glatthaariger Pinscher
Breed Type Cross Breed Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1915 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2003 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Continental Toy Spaniel and Russian Toy section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section.
Breed Recognition Not recognized by any clubs. 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
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
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
Price 800-1000 $400-$600 $1400-$1600

General Appearance - Poochon vs Papillon vs German Pinscher

Size Small Small Medium
Weight 6-15 pounds (3-7 kg) Male: 8-10 pounds (4-5 kg), Female: 7-9 pounds (3-4 kg) 25-35 pounds (11-16 kg)
Avg. Weight 9.5 pounds (4.5 kg) Male: 9 pounds (4.5 kg), Female: 8 pounds (3.5 kg) 30 pounds (13.5 kg)
Height 10-15 inches (25-38 cm) Male: 8-11 inches (20-28 cm), Female: 8-11 inches (20-28 cm) 16-19 inches (41-48 cm)
Avg. Height 12.5 inches (31.5 cm) Male: 9.5 inches (24 cm), Female: 9.5 inches (24 cm) 17.5 inches (44.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Poochon vs Papillon vs German Pinscher

Coat Coarse
Wavy
Feathered Dense
Shiny
Smooth
Colors Cream
Tan
Apricot
Black
Grey
White
Red
Tan
Lemon
Sable
Black
Blue
Red
Tan
Brown
Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Poochon doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Papillon requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The German Pinscher requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Poochons shed none to minimal.
Papillons shed none to minimal.
German Pinschers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Poochon vs Papillon vs German Pinscher

Temperament Happy
Intelligent
Affectionate
Alert
Friendly
Energetic
Happy
Intelligent
Outright
Tempered
Courageous
Loving
Familiar
Lively
Spirited
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Poochon's has great intelligence.
Outstanding: Papillon is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Poochons are quite easy to train.
Papillons are easy to train.
German Pinschers are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Poochon is a playful breed.
The Papillon is a highly playful breed.
The German Pinscher is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Poochons don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Papillons have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Poochons are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Papillons are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
German Pinschers are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Poochons need a lot of social interaction.
Papillons need a lot of social interaction.
German Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average to high: The Poochon is a vocal breed.
High: The Papillon is a very vocal breed.
Average: The German Pinscher barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Poochons are average watchdogs.
Papillons are average watchdogs.
German Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Poochons are average defenders.
Papillons strongly protect their territory.
German Pinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Poochon has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Papillon has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The German Pinscher has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Poochons have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Papillons have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
German Pinschers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Poochons tend to escape less than other breeds.
Papillons are not the biggest explorers.
Wanderlust potential of the German Pinscher is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Poochons 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.
Papillons have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
German Pinschers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Poochons are very apartment-friendly dogs.
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.
German Pinschers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Poochons adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Papillons adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
German Pinschers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Poochons tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Papillons 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.

Good With - Poochon vs Papillon vs German Pinscher

Stranger Friendly
Poochons are stranger friendly dogs.
Papillons are very stranger friendly dogs.
German Pinschers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Poochons are kid-friendly dogs.
Papillons are kid-friendly dogs.
German Pinschers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Poochons are cat-friendly dogs.
Papillons are very cat-friendly dogs.
German Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Poochons are very dog-friendly dogs.
Papillons are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
German Pinschers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Poochon is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Papillon is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
German Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Poochons are usually recommended for elderly people.
Papillons are usually recommended for elderly people.
German Pinschers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Poochons are usually friendly towards other pets.
Papillons are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
German Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Poochons are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Papillons are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
German Pinschers 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.
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
Poochon breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Papillon breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
German Pinscher 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 - Poochon vs Papillon vs German Pinscher

Health Issues
The Poochon is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Papillon is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
German Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Patellar Luxation
Retinal Dysplasia
Allergies
Addison's Disease
Bladder Stones
Cushing's Syndrome
Collapsed Trachea
Hypoglycemia
Open Fontanel
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
No set
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 13-16 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No No
Energy Level
Poochons have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Papillons have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
German Pinschers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Poochons need quite a lot of exercise.
Papillons need a lot of exercises.
German Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Poochons are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Papillons are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
German Pinschers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 1.5 cups 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. 2 to 2.5 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Poochon has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Papillon has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The German Pinscher has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Poochon is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Papillon is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The German Pinscher is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Poochon vs Papillon vs German Pinscher

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 6-8 puppies

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