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Poodle vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Barbet – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Poodle vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Barbet" Compare Poodle and Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. Which is better: Poodle or Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Barbet?
Name Poodle Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Barbet
OriginsGermany France Ireland France
Group Companion Dogs Hunting Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank749404
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Other Names French Poodle, Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Grosse Pudel Wheaten, Wheatie, Irish Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier French Water Dog
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 1973 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Poodle section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Water Dogs 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 Irish Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry Club Espanol De Terriers American Kennel Club Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Continental Kennel Club United Kennel Club
Price $1000-$1500 $800-$1000 $600-$1000

General Appearance - Poodle vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Barbet

Size Medium Medium Large Medium
Weight Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg) Male: 35-45 pounds (16-20 kg), Female: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg) 37–62 pounds (17–28 kg )
Avg. Weight Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg) Male: 40 pounds (18 kg), Female: 35 pounds (16 kg) 37–62 pounds (17–28 kg )
Height 15 inches (38 cm) or more Male: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm) Male: 23–26 inches (58–65 cm), Female: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm)
Avg. Height 15 inches (38 cm) or more Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm) Male: 23–26 inches (58–65 cm), Female: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm)

Hair & Care - Poodle vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Barbet

Coat Curly Curly Waterproof
Colors Apricot Brown Gray Silver White Fawn Blue Cream Red Beige Black Wheaten Fawn White Brown Gray Black
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Barbet requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Poodles shed none to minimal.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are low shedders.
Barbets shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Poodle vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Barbet

Temperament Active Faithful Intelligent Alert Instinctual Trainable Affectionate Faithful Playful Energetic Intelligent Spirited Companionable Intelligent Obedient Cheerful Joyful
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Average: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Barbet's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Poodles are easy to train.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are quite easy to train.
Barbets are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Poodle is a playful breed.
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a playful breed.
The Barbet is a highly 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.
Barbets have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Barbets are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Barbets are a social breed.
Barking
Average to high: The Poodle is a vocal breed.
Average: The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Barbet rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Poodles are good watchdogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are good watchdogs.
Barbets are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Poodles strongly protect their territory.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Barbets are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Barbet has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Poodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Barbets have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Poodles have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Barbets have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers 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.
Barbets 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.
Apartment Friendly
Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Barbets 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
Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Barbets 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.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Barbets 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 Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Barbet

Stranger Friendly
Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Barbets are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Barbets are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Barbets are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
Barbets are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Barbet is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Barbets are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Barbets are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Barbets are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going 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
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Barbet 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.
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 Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Barbet

Health Issues
The Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Barbets tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
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 Addison's Disease Allergies Cancer Renal Dysplasia Cataracts Ear Infections Elbow Dysplasia Entropion Epilepsy Hernia Hip Dysplasia Overbite Underbite
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-15 years 13-15 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes Yes
Energy Level
Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Barbets are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Barbets have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Barbets don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2 cups of a high-quality daily, divided into two meals. 3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Barbet can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Poodle has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Barbet has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Barbet is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Poodle vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Barbet

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 5-8 puppies 4-6 puppies

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