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Sapsali vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Coton de Tulear – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Sapsali vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Coton de Tulear" Compare Sapsali and Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. Which is better: Sapsali or Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Coton de Tulear?
Name Sapsali Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Coton de Tulear
OriginsKorea Ireland Madagascar
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank5074981
Reviews117
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Other Names Sapsal Gae, Sapsaree, Exorcising Dog, Ghost Hunting Clever Dog Wheaten, Wheatie, Irish Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Coton, Cotie
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1973 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2014 as a Non-Sporting breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Bichons and related breeds section.
Breed Recognition No set 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 Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
National Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Price $300-$500 $800-$1000 $2400-$3000

General Appearance - Sapsali vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Coton de Tulear

Size Large
Medium
Medium Small
Weight Male: 18–27 kg (40-60 lbs), Female: 16–25 kg (35-55 lbs) Male: 35-45 pounds (16-20 kg), Female: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg) 12-15 pounds (5.5-7 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 18–27 kg (40-60 lbs), Female: 16–25 kg (35-55 lbs) Male: 40 pounds (18 kg), Female: 35 pounds (16 kg) 13.5 pounds (5.6 kg)
Height Male: 50–60 cm (20–24 in), Female: 48–58 cm (19–23 in) Male: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm) 10-12 inches (25-30 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 50–60 cm (20–24 in), Female: 48–58 cm (19–23 in) Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm) 11 inches (27.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Sapsali vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Coton de Tulear

Coat Silky Curly Soft
Colors Reddish
Orange
Brown
Golden
Yellowish
Blonde
Black
Wheaten White
Grooming
Advanced: The Sapsali 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
Sapsalis are heavy shedders.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are low shedders.
Coton de Tulears are low shedders.

Characteristics - Sapsali vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Coton de Tulear

Temperament Friendly
Loyal
Protective
Gentle
Playful
Affectionate
Faithful
Playful
Energetic
Intelligent
Spirited
Affectionate
Lively
Trainable
Intelligent
Playful
Vocal
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Sapsali is an excellent dog breed.
Average: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Sapsalis are easy to train.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are quite easy to train.
Coton de Tulears are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Sapsali is a highly playful breed.
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a playful breed.
The Coton de Tulear is a 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.
Coton de Tulears don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Sapsalis are highly affectionate dogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Coton de Tulears are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Sapsalis need for social interaction is average.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Coton de Tulears are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Sapsali is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier barks occasionally.
Average: The Coton de Tulear barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Sapsalis are one of the best watchdogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are good watchdogs.
Coton de Tulears are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Sapsalis strongly protect their territory.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Coton de Tulears are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Sapsali has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Coton de Tulear has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Sapsalis have an 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.
Coton de Tulears have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Sapsali is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Coton de Tulears have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Sapsalis have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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.
Coton de Tulears don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
Sapsalis are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Coton de Tulears are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Sapsalis adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Coton de Tulears adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Coton de Tulears 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 - Sapsali vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Coton de Tulear

Stranger Friendly
Sapsalis are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Coton de Tulears are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Sapsalis are very kid-friendly dogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Coton de Tulears are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Sapsalis are cat-friendly dogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Coton de Tulears are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Sapsalis are dog-friendly dogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
Coton de Tulears are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Sapsali is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Coton de Tulear is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Sapsalis are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Coton de Tulears are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Sapsalis are usually friendly towards other pets.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Coton de Tulears are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners No
Sapsalis 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.
No
Coton de Tulears 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
Sapsali breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Coton de Tulear 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 - Sapsali vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Coton de Tulear

Health Issues
Very healthy dog breed.
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Coton de Tulear is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems No set Addison's Disease
Allergies
Cancer
Renal Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Luxating Patella
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 11-13 years 12-15 years 14-16 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes Yes
Energy Level
Sapsalis have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Coton de Tulears have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Sapsalis have an average exercise need.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Coton de Tulears have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Sapsalis sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Coton de Tulears sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2.5 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. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Sapsali can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Sapsali has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Coton de Tulear has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Sapsali is an average drooler.
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Coton de Tulear is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Sapsali vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Coton de Tulear

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 5-8 puppies 4-6 puppies

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