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Samoyed vs Miniature Poodle vs Cockapoo – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Samoyed Miniature Poodle Cockapoo
OriginsRussia Germany France United States
Group Sled Dogs Companion Dogs Designer Dogs
Popularity Rank57435196
Reviews912
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Other Names Samoyedskaya, Bjelkier, Samoiedskaya Sobaka, Nenetskaya Laika, Smiley, Sammy Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Carniche Moyen, Barboncino Miniatura, French Poodle, Pudle, Zwergpudel Cockerpoo, Spoodle (AU), Cockerdoodle
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1906 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Sledge Dogs 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 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 Hybrid Club Designer Breed Registry Designer Dogs Kennel Club International Designer Canine Registry
Price $1200-$1500 1000-1500 900-1100

General Appearance - Samoyed vs Miniature Poodle vs Cockapoo

Size Medium Small Small
Weight Male: 45-65 pounds (20.5-30 kg), Female: 35-50 pounds (16-20.5 kg) 15-17 pounds (7-8 kg) 12-24 pounds (5.4-11 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 55 pounds (25 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19 kg) 16 pounds (7.5 kg) 18 pounds (5.7.5 kg)
Height Male: 21-23.5 inches (53-60 cm), Female: 19-21 inches (48-53 cm) 11-15 inches (28-38 cm) 10-15 inches (25-38 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 21-23.5 inches (56.5 cm), Female: 20 inches (50.5 cm) 13 inches (33 cm) 12.5 inches (31.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Samoyed vs Miniature Poodle vs Cockapoo

Coat Dense Dense Curly Thick Curly Wavy
Colors Biscuit White Cream Apricot Black Brown Gray Silver White Fawn Blue Cream Red Beige Black Brown Silver Tan Red White
Grooming
Advanced: The Samoyed requires a lot of 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.
Shedding Level
Samoyeds are heavy shedders.
Miniature Poodles shed none to minimal.
Cockapoos are low shedders.

Characteristics - Samoyed vs Miniature Poodle vs Cockapoo

Temperament Alert Friendly Playful Stubborn Lively Intelligent Sociable Active Faithful Intelligent Alert Instinctual Trainable Affectionate Cheerful Intelligent Loyal Playful Social Alert Friendly Loving Going Responsive
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Samoyed's has great intelligence.
Outstanding: Miniature Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Average: Cockapoo's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Samoyeds are easy to train.
Miniature Poodles are very easy to train.
Cockapoos are easy to train.
Playfulness
Samoyeds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Miniature Poodle is a playful breed.
The Cockapoo is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Samoyeds are less 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
Samoyeds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Miniature Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Cockapoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Samoyeds are a social breed.
Miniature Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
Cockapoos are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Samoyed barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Miniature Poodle is a vocal breed.
Average: The Cockapoo barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Samoyeds are good watchdogs.
Miniature Poodles are good watchdogs.
Cockapoos are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Samoyeds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Miniature Poodles are average defenders.
Cockapoos are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Samoyed has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Miniature Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cockapoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Samoyeds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Miniature Poodles have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cockapoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Samoyed is strong enough to escape from home.
Miniature Poodles tend to escape less than other breeds.
Cockapoos have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Samoyeds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Miniature Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Cockapoos don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
Samoyeds are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Miniature Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Cockapoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Samoyeds adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Miniature Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cockapoos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Samoyeds 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.
Miniature Poodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Cockapoos 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 - Samoyed vs Miniature Poodle vs Cockapoo

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

Health Issues
The Samoyed is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Miniature Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Cockapoo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Bloat Diabetes Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Pulmonic Stenosis Addison's Disease Bloat Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Luxating Patella Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 14-16 years 14-18 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes No
Energy Level
Samoyeds are high energy dogs.
Miniature Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Cockapoos have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Samoyeds need quite a lot of exercise.
Miniature Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Cockapoos have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Samoyeds don't need too much sleep.
Miniature Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Cockapoos 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. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 0.5 to 1.5 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 cold weather
The Samoyed can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Samoyed has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Miniature Poodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cockapoo has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Samoyed is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Miniature Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Cockapoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Samoyed vs Miniature Poodle vs Cockapoo

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 4-6 puppies 2-8 puppies, average 5 4-6 puppies

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