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Name Schipperke Standard Schnauzer Australian Cattle Dog
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Spits
Spitske
Spitzke
Schnauzer
Wirehair Pinscher
Mittelschnauzer
Blue Heeler
Cattle Dog
Red Heeler
Queensland Heeler
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Schipperke or Standard Schnauzer or Australian Cattle Dog? Which is more expensive?
$600-$1000 $1200-$1500 $500-$700
Availability
Which is easier to get, Schipperke or Standard Schnauzer or Australian Cattle Dog?
Frequent: The Schipperke is easier than average to get.
Very frequent: The Standard Schnauzer is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Australian Cattle Dog is quite easy to get.

Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Schipperke or Standard Schnauzer or Australian Cattle Dog? Which is the smallest dog, Schipperke or Standard Schnauzer or Australian Cattle Dog?
Small Medium Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Schipperke or Standard Schnauzer or Standard Schnauzer? Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog weight comparison:
12-18 pounds (5.5-8 kg) Male: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg), Female: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg) 30-62 pounds (13-28 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
15 pounds (5.6.5 kg) Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Female: 35 pounds (16 kg) 46 pounds (20.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Schipperke or Standard Schnauzer or Australian Cattle Dog? Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog height comparison:
10-13 inches (21-33 cm) Male: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm) Male: 17-20 inches (43-51 cm), Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
11.5 inches (27 cm) Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm) Male: 18.5 inches (47 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm)

Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog coat comparison:
Fluffy
Soft
Thick
Wiry Dense
Colors
What are the original Schipperke, Standard Schnauzer and Australian Cattle Dog color?
Apricot
Tan
Brown
Blue
Cream
Black
Pepper
Salt
Black
Blue
Speckled
Red
Mottled
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Schipperke or Standard Schnauzer or Australian Cattle Dog? Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog grooming comparison:
Easy to groom: The Schipperke doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Effortless: The Australian Cattle Dog requires minimal grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Schipperke or Standard Schnauzer or Australian Cattle Dog? Schipperke or Standard Schnauzer or {name3 shedding:
Schipperke dogs shed moderately.
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Standard Schnauzer dogs shed none to minimal.
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Australian Cattle Dog dogs shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Schipperke or Standard Schnauzer or Australian Cattle Dog?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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8-12 weeks
Very rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Schipperke or Standard Schnauzer or Australian Cattle Dog? Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog behavior/temperament comparison:
Agile
Curious
Fearless
Intelligent
Confident
Faithful
Independent
Devoted
Intelligent
Playful
Good-natured
Lively
Trainable
Aggressive
Energetic
Loyal
Responsive
Alert
Intelligent
Protective
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog intelligence:
Very smart: Schipperke is an excellent dog breed.
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Very smart: Standard Schnauzer is an excellent dog breed.
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Outstanding: Australian Cattle Dog is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Trainability
Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog trainability comparison.
Schipperke dogs are quite easy to train.
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Standard Schnauzer dogs are easy to train.
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Australian Cattle Dog dogs are easy to train.
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Playfulness
Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog playfulness comparison:
The Schipperke is a highly playful breed.
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The Standard Schnauzer is a highly playful breed.
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The Australian Cattle Dog is a highly playful breed.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog?
Average to High: Schipperke dogs are highly affectionate dogs.
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Average to High: Standard Schnauzer dogs are highly affectionate dogs.
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Average: Australian Cattle Dog dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
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Social Needs
Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog social needs comparison:
Schipperke dogs need for social interaction is average.
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Standard Schnauzer dogs are a social breed.
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Australian Cattle Dog dogs need for social interaction is average.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog?
Low: The Schipperke barks none to minimal.
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Average: The Standard Schnauzer barks occasionally.
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Low to Average: The Australian Cattle Dog rarely barks.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Schipperke or Standard Schnauzer or Australian Cattle Dog?
Schipperke dogs are average watchdogs.
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Standard Schnauzer dogs are good watchdogs.
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Australian Cattle Dog dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Schipperke or Standard Schnauzer or Australian Cattle Dog? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Schipperke dogs are average defenders.
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Standard Schnauzer dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Australian Cattle Dog dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Schipperke has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Standard Schnauzer has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Australian Cattle Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Schipperke or Standard Schnauzer or Australian Cattle Dog?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Schipperke bite force: Weak.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Standard Schnauzer bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Australian Cattle Dog bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog mouthiness comparison:
Schipperke dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Standard Schnauzer dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Australian Cattle Dog dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Schipperke dogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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Standard Schnauzer dogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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The wanderlust potential of the Australian Cattle Dog is strong enough to escape from home.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Schipperke dogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Standard Schnauzer dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Australian Cattle Dog dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Schipperke or Standard Schnauzer or Australian Cattle Dog?
It is not recommended to keep the Schipperke breed in the home.
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Standard Schnauzer indoors.
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Australian Cattle Dog breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Schipperke dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Average: Standard Schnauzer dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Average: Australian Cattle Dog dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Schipperke or Standard Schnauzer or Australian Cattle Dog?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Standard 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.

Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Schipperke or Standard Schnauzer or Australian Cattle Dog? Which dog is more friendly?
Schipperke dogs are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Standard Schnauzer dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Australian Cattle Dog dogs are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Schipperkes are usually friendly towards other pets.
Standard Schnauzers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Australian Cattle Dogs are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Schipperke or Standard Schnauzer or Australian Cattle Dog?
Schipperke dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Standard Schnauzer dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Australian Cattle Dog dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Schipperke or Standard Schnauzer or Australian Cattle Dog?
Schipperke dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Standard Schnauzer dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Australian Cattle Dog dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Schipperke or Standard Schnauzer or Australian Cattle Dog?
Schipperke dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Standard Schnauzer dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
Australian Cattle Dog dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog?
Yes
Schipperkes are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Standard Schnauzers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Australian Cattle Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Schipperke is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Standard Schnauzer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Australian Cattle Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Schipperkes are usually recommended for elderly people.
Standard Schnauzers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Australian Cattle Dogs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog Health Comparison

Health Issues
Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog health comparison. Which is the healthier: Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog?
The Schipperke is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Standard Schnauzers tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
The Australian Cattle Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog health problems comparison:
No data available Follicular Dermatitis
Hip Dysplasia
Deafness
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Schipperke should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Frequent
The Standard Schnauzer should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Average
The Australian Cattle Dog should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog lifespan comparison. How long do Schipperke, Standard Schnauzer and Australian Cattle Dog breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
13-15 years
The average lifespan of Schipperke: 14 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Standard Schnauzer: 13 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Australian Cattle Dog: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Schipperke or Standard Schnauzer or Australian Cattle Dog? Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog energy level comparison:
Schipperke dogs are high-energy dogs.
Standard Schnauzer dogs are high-energy dogs.
Australian Cattle Dog dogs are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Schipperke or Standard Schnauzer or Australian Cattle Dog? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Schipperke dogs need a lot of exercises.
Standard Schnauzer dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Australian Cattle Dog dogs need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Schipperke or Standard Schnauzer or Australian Cattle Dog?
Schipperke dogs don't need too much sleep.
Standard Schnauzer dogs don't need too much sleep.
Australian Cattle Dog dogs don't need too much sleep.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Schipperke or Standard Schnauzer or Australian Cattle Dog?
1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog weight gain potential comparison:
High: The Schipperke breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Low: The Standard Schnauzer has good luck with genetics.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Australian Cattle Dog's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Standard Schnauzer can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Australian Cattle Dog can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog?

Medium

The Schipperke has an average chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Standard Schnauzer has a low chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Australian Cattle Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Schipperke is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Standard Schnauzer is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Australian Cattle Dog is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Schipperke or Standard Schnauzer or Australian Cattle Dog? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog?

Yes

Schipperke breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Not really

Standard Schnauzer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Australian Cattle Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military 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.

Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Schipperke and Standard Schnauzer and Australian Cattle Dog have?
3-7 puppies 4-8 puppies 1-7 puppies, average 5

Schipperke vs Standard Schnauzer vs Australian Cattle Dog Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1980 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
No data available American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
Australian National Kennel Council
Canadian Kennel Club
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Australian National Kennel Council
Canadian Kennel Club
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.

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