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Samoyed vs Miniature Schnauzer Comparison – Which dog is better Samoyedskaya or Zwergschnauzer?

"Find similarities and differences between Samoyed vs Miniature Schnauzer" Compare Samoyed and Miniature Schnauzer. Which is better: Samoyed or Miniature Schnauzer?
Name Samoyed Miniature Schnauzer
OriginsRussia Germany
Group Sled Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank5718
Reviews122
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Other Names Samoyedskaya, Bjelkier, Samoiedskaya Sobaka, Nenetskaya Laika, Smiley, Sammy Zwergschnauzer
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1906 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1926 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Sledge Dogs 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 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
Price $1200-$1500 $600-$1000

Samoyed vs Miniature Schnauzer General Appearance Comparison

Size Medium Small
Weight Male: 45-65 pounds (20.5-30 kg), Female: 35-50 pounds (16-20.5 kg) Male: 11-18 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 10-15 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 55 pounds (25 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19 kg) Male: 14.5 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 12.5 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg)
Height Male: 21-23.5 inches (53-60 cm), Female: 19-21 inches (48-53 cm) Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 21-23.5 inches (56.5 cm), Female: 20 inches (50.5 cm) Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm)

Samoyed vs Miniature Schnauzer Hair & Care Comparison

Coat Dense Wiry
Colors Biscuit
White
Cream
Salt
Pepper
Silver
Black
Grooming
Advanced: The Samoyed requires a lot of grooming.
Advanced: The Miniature Schnauzer requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Samoyeds are heavy shedders.
Miniature Schnauzers shed none to minimal.

Samoyed vs Miniature Schnauzer Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Alert
Friendly
Playful
Stubborn
Lively
Intelligent
Sociable
Alert
Friendly
Obedient
Fearless
Intelligent
Spirited
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Samoyed's has great intelligence.
Very smart: Miniature Schnauzer is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Samoyeds are easy to train.
Miniature Schnauzers are easy to train.
Playfulness
Samoyeds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Miniature Schnauzers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Samoyeds are less 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 Schnauzers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Samoyeds are a social breed.
Miniature Schnauzers are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Samoyed barks occasionally.
Average: The Miniature Schnauzer barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Samoyeds are good watchdogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Samoyeds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Samoyed has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Samoyeds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Miniature Schnauzers have lower than 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 Schnauzers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Samoyeds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Miniature Schnauzers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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 Schnauzers 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
Samoyeds adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Miniature Schnauzers 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 Schnauzers 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.

Samoyed vs Miniature Schnauzer Good With Comparison

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

Samoyed vs Miniature Schnauzer Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
The Samoyed is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Miniature Schnauzer 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
Cataracts
Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection (MAI)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes
Energy Level
Samoyeds are high energy dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Samoyeds need quite a lot of exercise.
Miniature Schnauzers have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Samoyeds don't need too much sleep.
Miniature Schnauzers 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. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
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 cold weather conditions
The Miniature Schnauzer can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Low
The Samoyed has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Samoyed is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Miniature Schnauzer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Samoyed vs Miniature Schnauzer Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 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.
Litter Size 4-6 puppies 3-6 puppies

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  • schnauzer

    Oct 12, 2020, 5:29:15 PM:

    tbh i dont like samoyed's i go for the schnauzer. PLus i have a schnauzer..