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Poodle vs Chinese Crested vs American Hairless Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Poodle vs Chinese Crested vs American Hairless Terrier" Compare Poodle and Chinese Crested. Which is better: Poodle or Chinese Crested or American Hairless Terrier?
Name Poodle Chinese Crested American Hairless Terrier
OriginsGermany France China United States
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank779126
Reviews701
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Other Names French Poodle, Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Grosse Pudel Chinese Crested, Crested, Puff AHT
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Non-Sporting & Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1991 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2016 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Poodle section. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
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
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
No set
Price $1000-$1500 $800-$1000 $300-$500

General Appearance - Poodle vs Chinese Crested vs American Hairless Terrier

Size Medium Small Small
Weight Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg) 7-9 pounds (3-4 kg) 5-16 pounds (2.5-7 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg) 8 pounds (4 kg) 10.5 pounds (2.6 kg)
Height 15 inches (38 cm) or more 10-13 inches (21-33 cm) 7-16 inches (18-41 cm)
Avg. Height 15 inches (38 cm) or more 11.5 inches (29 cm) 11.5 inches (29.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Poodle vs Chinese Crested vs American Hairless Terrier

Coat Curly Silky
Thick
Double
Hairless
Colors Apricot
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Black
Apricot
Black
Blue
Chocolate
Cream
Palomino
Slate
White
Spotted
Speckled
White
Black
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Chinese Crested requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The American Hairless Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Poodles shed none to minimal.
Chinese Cresteds shed none to minimal.
American Hairless Terriers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Poodle vs Chinese Crested vs American Hairless Terrier

Temperament Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Affectionate
Happy
Playful
Alert
Lively
Sweet
Tempered
Alert
Loving
Inquisitive
Lively
Intelligent
Playful
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: American Hairless Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Poodles are easy to train.
Chinese Cresteds are easy to train.
American Hairless Terriers are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Poodle is a playful breed.
Chinese Cresteds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The American Hairless Terrier is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Chinese Cresteds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Chinese Cresteds are highly affectionate dogs.
American Hairless Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
Chinese Cresteds need a lot of social interaction.
American Hairless Terriers are a social breed.
Barking
Average to high: The Poodle is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Chinese Crested rarely barks.
Low to Average: The American Hairless Terrier rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Poodles are good watchdogs.
Chinese Cresteds are not the best watchdogs.
American Hairless Terriers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Poodles strongly protect their territory.
Chinese Cresteds are average defenders.
American Hairless Terriers strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Chinese Crested has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The American Hairless Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Poodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Chinese Cresteds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
American Hairless Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Poodles have average wanderlust potential.
Chinese Cresteds are not the biggest explorers.
American Hairless Terriers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Chinese Cresteds have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
American Hairless Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Chinese Cresteds are very apartment-friendly dogs.
American Hairless Terriers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Chinese Cresteds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
American Hairless Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Poodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Chinese Cresteds tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
American Hairless Terriers 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.
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 - Poodle vs Chinese Crested vs American Hairless Terrier

Stranger Friendly
Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Chinese Cresteds are stranger friendly dogs.
American Hairless Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Chinese Cresteds are kid-friendly dogs.
American Hairless Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Chinese Cresteds are cat-friendly dogs.
American Hairless Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Chinese Cresteds are average friendly towards other dogs.
American Hairless Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Chinese Crested is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
American Hairless Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Chinese Cresteds are usually recommended for elderly people.
American Hairless Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Chinese Cresteds are usually friendly towards other pets.
American Hairless Terriers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Chinese Cresteds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
American Hairless 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.
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 Yes
Poodle breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Chinese Crested breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
American Hairless 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 - Poodle vs Chinese Crested vs American Hairless Terrier

Health Issues
The Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Chinese Crested is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The American Hairless Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems 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
Deafness
Epilepsy
Glaucoma
Lens Luxation
Loose Teeth
No set
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-14 years 14-16 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes No
Energy Level
Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Chinese Cresteds have a lower energy level than other dogs.
American Hairless Terriers have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Chinese Cresteds exercise need is minimal.
American Hairless Terriers exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Chinese Cresteds like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
American Hairless Terriers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 2 to 3 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. 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Poodle has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Chinese Crested has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The American Hairless Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Chinese Crested is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The American Hairless Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Poodle vs Chinese Crested vs American Hairless 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 2-4 puppies 2-5 puppies 3-5 puppies

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