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Name Shetland Sheepdog Standard Schnauzer Poodle
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Group Pastoral / Herding Dogs Working Dogs Companion Dogs
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Dwarf Scotch Shepherd
Sheltie
Shetland Collie
Toonie Dog
Miniature Collie
Schnauzer
Wirehair Pinscher
Mittelschnauzer
Barbone
Caniche
Chien Canne
Grosse Pudel
French Poodle
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Shetland Sheepdog or Standard Schnauzer or Poodle? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1000 $1200-$1500 $1000-$1500
Availability
Which is easier to get, Shetland Sheepdog or Standard Schnauzer or Poodle?
Very frequent: The Shetland Sheepdog is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Standard Schnauzer is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Poodle is quite easy to get.

Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Shetland Sheepdog or Standard Schnauzer or Poodle? Which is the smallest dog, Shetland Sheepdog or Standard Schnauzer or Poodle?
Medium Medium Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Shetland Sheepdog or Standard Schnauzer or Standard Schnauzer? Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle weight comparison:
14-27 pounds (6-12 kg) Male: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg), Female: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg) Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
20.5 pounds (9 kg) Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Female: 35 pounds (16 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Shetland Sheepdog or Standard Schnauzer or Poodle? Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle height comparison:
13-16 inches (33-41 cm) Male: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
14.5 inches (37 cm) Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more

Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle coat comparison:
Dense Wiry Curly
Colors
What are the original Shetland Sheepdog, Standard Schnauzer and Poodle color?
White
Blue
Merle
Sable
Tan
Black
Pepper
Salt
Black
Apricot
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Shetland Sheepdog or Standard Schnauzer or Poodle? Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle grooming comparison:
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Shetland Sheepdog or Standard Schnauzer or Poodle? Shetland Sheepdog or Standard Schnauzer or {name3 shedding:
Shetland Sheepdogs shed moderately.
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Standard Schnauzers shed none to minimal.
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Poodles shed none to minimal.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Shetland Sheepdog or Standard Schnauzer or Poodle?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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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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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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Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Shetland Sheepdog or Standard Schnauzer or Poodle? Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle behavior/temperament comparison:
Affectionate
Gentle
Lively
Responsive
Friendly
Intelligent
Playful
Devoted
Intelligent
Playful
Good-natured
Lively
Trainable
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle intelligence:
Outstanding: Shetland Sheepdog is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Very smart: Standard Schnauzer is an excellent dog breed.
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Outstanding: Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Trainability
Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle trainability comparison.
Shetland Sheepdogs are quite easy to train.
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Standard Schnauzers are easy to train.
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Poodles are easy to train.
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Playfulness
Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle playfulness comparison:
Average: Shetland Sheepdogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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The Standard Schnauzer is a highly playful breed.
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The Poodle is a playful breed.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Sensitive: Shetland Sheepdogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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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: Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle?
High: Shetland Sheepdogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Average to High: Standard Schnauzers are highly affectionate dogs.
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High: Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle social needs comparison:
Shetland Sheepdogs are a social breed.
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Standard Schnauzers are a social breed.
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Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle?
A lot: Shetland Sheepdog is a particularly loud breed.
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Average: The Standard Schnauzer barks occasionally.
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Average to High: The Poodle is a vocal breed.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Shetland Sheepdog or Standard Schnauzer or Poodle?
Shetland Sheepdogs are good watchdogs.
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Standard Schnauzers are good watchdogs.
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Poodles are good watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Shetland Sheepdog or Standard Schnauzer or Poodle? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Shetland Sheepdogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Standard Schnauzers are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Poodles strongly protect their territory.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Shetland Sheepdog has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Standard Schnauzer has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Shetland Sheepdog or Standard Schnauzer or Poodle?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Shetland Sheepdog bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Standard Schnauzer bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Poodle bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle mouthiness comparison:
Shetland Sheepdogs have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Standard Schnauzers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Poodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Shetland Sheepdogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Standard Schnauzers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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Poodles have average wanderlust potential.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
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.
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Standard Schnauzers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Shetland Sheepdog or Standard Schnauzer or Poodle?
It is not recommended to keep the Shetland Sheepdog 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.
Very house-friendly dog the Poodle breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Shetland Sheepdogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Average: Standard Schnauzers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Shetland Sheepdog or Standard Schnauzer or Poodle?
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.
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.
Poodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle Good With Comparison

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

Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle Health Comparison

Health Issues
Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle health comparison. Which is the healthier: Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle?
The Shetland Sheepdog 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 Poodle 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: Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle health problems comparison:
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
Follicular Dermatitis
Hip Dysplasia
Addison's Disease
Allergies
Bloat
Canine Atrial Septal Defect (asd)
Cataracts
Cushing's Syndrome
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Legg-perthes Disease
Neonatal Encephalopathy (news)
Optic Nerve Hypoplasia
Patellar Luxation
Premature Graying
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Runny Eyes
Sebaceous Adenitis
Von Willebrand's Disease
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Shetland Sheepdog 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 Poodle should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle lifespan comparison. How long do Shetland Sheepdog, Standard Schnauzer and Poodle breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Shetland Sheepdog: 13 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Standard Schnauzer: 13 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Poodle: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Shetland Sheepdog or Standard Schnauzer or Poodle? Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle energy level comparison:
Shetland Sheepdogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Standard Schnauzers are high-energy dogs.
Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Shetland Sheepdog or Standard Schnauzer or Poodle? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Shetland Sheepdogs have an average exercise need.
Standard Schnauzers need quite a lot of exercise.
Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Shetland Sheepdog or Standard Schnauzer or Poodle?
Shetland Sheepdogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Standard Schnauzers don't need too much sleep.
Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Shetland Sheepdog or Standard Schnauzer or Poodle?
2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 2 to 3 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? Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle weight gain potential comparison:
Average: The Shetland Sheepdog has an average risk for obesity.
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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 Poodle's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle?
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.
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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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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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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle?

Medium

The Shetland Sheepdog has an average chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Standard Schnauzer has a low chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Poodle has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Shetland Sheepdog 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 Poodle is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle 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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Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Shetland Sheepdog or Standard Schnauzer or Poodle? Which is better for autism?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect 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: Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle?

Not really

Shetland Sheepdog breed usually doesn't like 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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Yes

Poodle breed usually likes 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.

Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle 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 Shetland Sheepdog and Standard Schnauzer and Poodle have?
4-6 puppies 4-8 puppies 2-4 puppies

Shetland Sheepdog vs Standard Schnauzer vs Poodle Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1911 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Non-Sporting & Toy 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 Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Poodle section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
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
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
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

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