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Shetland Sheepdog vs Papillon vs Yorkshire Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Shetland Sheepdog vs Papillon vs Yorkshire Terrier" Compare Shetland Sheepdog and Papillon. Which is better: Shetland Sheepdog or Papillon or Yorkshire Terrier?
Name Shetland Sheepdog Papillon Yorkshire Terrier
OriginsScotland Spain France Belgium England
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank24539
Reviews513
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Other Names Miniature Collie, Shetland Collie (obsolete), Dwarf Scotch Shepherd (obsolete), Toonie Dog (obsolete), Sheltie Butterfly Dog, Squirrel Dog, Phalène, Epagneul Nain, Phalène (Drop Ear Type), Continental Toy Spaniel, Epagneul Nain Continental Yorkie
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1911 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1915 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Continental Toy Spaniel and Russian Toy section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Toy Terriers 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 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 $800-$1000 $400-$600 $600-$1000

General Appearance - Shetland Sheepdog vs Papillon vs Yorkshire Terrier

Size Medium Small Small
Weight 14-27 pounds (6-12 kg) Male: 8-10 pounds (4-5 kg), Female: 7-9 pounds (3-4 kg) 2-3 kg (4-7 pounds)
Avg. Weight 20.5 pounds (9 kg) Male: 9 pounds (4.5 kg), Female: 8 pounds (3.5 kg) 2.5 kg (5.5 pounds)
Height 13-16 inches (33-41 cm) Male: 8-11 inches (20-28 cm), Female: 8-11 inches (20-28 cm) 20-23 cm (8-9 inches)
Avg. Height 14.5 inches (37 cm) Male: 9.5 inches (24 cm), Female: 9.5 inches (24 cm) 21.5 cm (8.5 inches)

Hair & Care - Shetland Sheepdog vs Papillon vs Yorkshire Terrier

Coat Dense Feathered Fine
Colors White Blue Merle Sable Tan Black White Red Tan Lemon Sable Black Gold Blue Tan Black
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Papillon requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Shetland Sheepdogs shed moderately.
Papillons shed none to minimal.
Yorkshire Terriers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Shetland Sheepdog vs Papillon vs Yorkshire Terrier

Temperament Affectionate Gentle Lively Responsive Friendly Intelligent Playful Alert Friendly Energetic Happy Intelligent Alert Energetic Intelligent Playful Courageous Independent Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Shetland Sheepdog is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Outstanding: Papillon is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Smart: Yorkshire Terrier's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Shetland Sheepdogs are quite easy to train.
Papillons are easy to train.
Yorkshire Terriers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Shetland Sheepdogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Papillon is a highly playful breed.
Yorkshire Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Shetland Sheepdogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Papillons have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Yorkshire Terriers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Shetland Sheepdogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Papillons are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Yorkshire Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Shetland Sheepdogs are a social breed.
Papillons need a lot of social interaction.
Yorkshire Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
High: The Shetland Sheepdog is a very vocal breed.
High: The Papillon is a very vocal breed.
High: The Yorkshire Terrier is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Shetland Sheepdogs are good watchdogs.
Papillons are average watchdogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Shetland Sheepdogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Papillons strongly protect their territory.
Yorkshire Terriers strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Shetland Sheepdog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Papillon has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Yorkshire Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Shetland Sheepdogs have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Papillons have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Yorkshire Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Shetland Sheepdogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Papillons are not the biggest explorers.
Yorkshire Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Shetland Sheepdogs 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.
Papillons have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Yorkshire Terriers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Shetland Sheepdogs are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Papillons are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Yorkshire Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Shetland Sheepdogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Papillons adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Yorkshire Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Shetland Sheepdogs 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.
Papillons tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Yorkshire Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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 - Shetland Sheepdog vs Papillon vs Yorkshire Terrier

Stranger Friendly
Shetland Sheepdogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Papillons are very stranger friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Shetland Sheepdogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Papillons are kid-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are not kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Shetland Sheepdogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Papillons are very cat-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Shetland Sheepdogs are dog-friendly dogs.
Papillons are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Shetland Sheepdog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Papillon is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Yorkshire Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Shetland Sheepdogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Papillons are usually recommended for elderly people.
Yorkshire Terriers are not recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Shetland Sheepdogs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Papillons are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Yorkshire Terriers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Shetland Sheepdogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Papillons are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Yorkshire Terriers 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 Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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
Shetland Sheepdog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Papillon breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Yorkshire Terrier 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 - Shetland Sheepdog vs Papillon vs Yorkshire Terrier

Health Issues
The Shetland Sheepdog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Papillon is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Yorkshire Terriers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Cancer Cataracts Collie Eye Anomaly Drug Sensitivity Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Haemophilia Heart Problems Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Trichiasis Von Willebrand's Disease Collapsed Trachea Hypoglycemia Open Fontanel Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Collapsed Trachea Hypoglycemia Patellar Luxation Portosystemic Liver Shunt Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Reverse Sneezing
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 13-16 years 12-16 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
Energy Level
Shetland Sheepdogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Papillons have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Yorkshire Terriers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Shetland Sheepdogs have an average exercise need.
Papillons need a lot of exercises.
Yorkshire Terriers exercise need is very minimal.
Sleeping Need
Shetland Sheepdogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Papillons are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Yorkshire Terriers 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. 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1/2 to 3/4 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Shetland Sheepdog can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Shetland Sheepdog has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Papillon has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Yorkshire Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Shetland Sheepdog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Papillon is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Yorkshire Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Shetland Sheepdog vs Papillon vs Yorkshire Terrier

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 2-4 puppies 4-6 puppies

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