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Name Shih Tzu Chug Basque Shepherd Dog
OriginsChina flagChina United States flagUnited States Spain flagSpain
Group Companion Dogs Designer Dogs Pastoral / Herding Dogs
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Chrysanthemum Dog
Chinese Lion Dog
Pughuahua
Pugwawa
Basque Herder
Basque Sheepdog
Perro de pastor vasco
Euskal artzain txakurra
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog breed type comparison:
Purebred Cross Breed Purebred

Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Shih Tzu or Chug or Basque Shepherd Dog? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1200 $600-$800 $1200-$1800
Availability
Which is easier to get, Shih Tzu or Chug or Basque Shepherd Dog?
Very frequent: The Shih Tzu is quite easy to get.
Average: The Chug is a commonly available dog breed.
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.

Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Shih Tzu or Chug or Basque Shepherd Dog? Which is the smallest dog, Shih Tzu or Chug or Basque Shepherd Dog?
Small Small Large
Weight
Which is heavier, Shih Tzu or Chug or Chug? Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog weight comparison:
9–16 pounds (4-7 kg) 10-18 pounds (5-8 kg) 40-75 pounds (18-34 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
9–16 pounds (5.5 kg) 14 pounds (6.5 kg) 57,5 pounds (26 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Shih Tzu or Chug or Basque Shepherd Dog? Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog height comparison:
8-11 inches (20-28 cm) 10-13 inches (25-33 cm) 19-24 inches (48-61 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
9.5 inches (24 cm) 11.5 inches (29 cm) 21.5 inches (54.5 cm)

Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog coat comparison:
Dense Short
Coarse
Smooth
Colors
What are the original Shih Tzu, Chug and Basque Shepherd Dog color?
Brindle
Liver
Silver
Blue
Gold
Red
Black
Brown
Black
Fawn
Cream
White
Cinnamon
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Shih Tzu or Chug or Basque Shepherd Dog? Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog grooming comparison:
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Easy to groom: The Chug doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Easy to groom: The Basque Shepherd Dog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Shih Tzu or Chug or Basque Shepherd Dog? Shih Tzu or Chug or {name3 shedding:
Shih Tzu dogs shed none to minimal.
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Chug dogs shed above average.
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Basque Shepherd Dog dogs shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Shih Tzu or Chug or Basque Shepherd Dog?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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6-8 weeks
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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Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Shih Tzu or Chug or Basque Shepherd Dog? Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog behavior/temperament comparison:
Active
Friendly
Happy
Lively
Playful
Courageous
Gentle
Intelligent
Outgoing
Playful
Loyal
Goofy
Social
Territorial
Guarding
Charming
Companionable
Elegant
Energetic
Familiar
Friendly
Intelligent
Obedient
Trustworthy
Attentive
Lively
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog intelligence:
Low: The Shih Tzu is one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
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Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Smart: The Basque Shepherd Dog dogs have great intelligence.
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Trainability
Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog trainability comparison.
Shih Tzu dogs are quite easy to train.
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Chug dogs are quite easy to train.
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Basque Shepherd Dog dogs are easy to train.
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Playfulness
Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog playfulness comparison:
Shih Tzus are not the most playful dog breed.
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The Chug is a playful breed.
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Average: Basque Shepherd Dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Shih Tzu dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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Chug dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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Basque Shepherd Dog dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog?
High: Shih Tzu dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Chug dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Average to High: Basque Shepherd Dog dogs are highly affectionate dogs.
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Social Needs
Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog social needs comparison:
Shih Tzu dogs need a lot of social interaction.
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Chug dogs need for social interaction is average.
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Basque Shepherd Dog dogs need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog?
A lot: Shih Tzu is a particularly loud breed.
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Low to Average: The Chug rarely barks.
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Average: The Basque Shepherd Dog barks occasionally.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Shih Tzu or Chug or Basque Shepherd Dog?
Shih Tzu dogs are average watchdogs.
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Chug dogs are average watchdogs.
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Basque Shepherd Dog dogs are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Shih Tzu or Chug or Basque Shepherd Dog? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Shih Tzu dogs strongly protect their territory.
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Chug dogs strongly protect their territory.
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Basque Shepherd Dog dogs strongly protect their territory.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Shih Tzu has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Chug has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Basque Shepherd Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Shih Tzu or Chug or Basque Shepherd Dog?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Shih Tzu bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Chug bite force: Weak.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Basque Shepherd Dog bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog mouthiness comparison:
Shih Tzu dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Chug dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Basque Shepherd Dog dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Shih Tzu dogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Chug dogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Basque Shepherd Dog dogs are not the biggest explorers.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Shih Tzu dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Chug dogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Basque Shepherd Dog dogs 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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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Shih Tzu or Chug or Basque Shepherd Dog?
Very house-friendly dog the Shih Tzu breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Chug breed.
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Basque Shepherd Dog breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Shih Tzu dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Average: Chug dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Average: Basque Shepherd Dog dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Shih Tzu or Chug or Basque Shepherd Dog?
Shih Tzus tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Basque Shepherd Dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Shih Tzu or Chug or Basque Shepherd Dog? Which dog is more friendly?
Shih Tzu dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Chug dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Basque Shepherd Dog dogs are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Shih Tzus are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Chugs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Basque Shepherd Dogs are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Shih Tzu or Chug or Basque Shepherd Dog?
Shih Tzu dogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Chug dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Basque Shepherd Dog dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Shih Tzu or Chug or Basque Shepherd Dog?
Shih Tzu dogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Chug dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Basque Shepherd Dog dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Shih Tzu or Chug or Basque Shepherd Dog?
Shih Tzu dogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
Chug dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Basque Shepherd Dog dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog?
Yes
Shih Tzus are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Chugs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Basque Shepherd Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Shih Tzu is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Chug is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Basque Shepherd Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Shih Tzus are not the best breed for elderly people.
Chugs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Basque Shepherd Dogs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog Health Comparison

Health Issues
Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog health comparison. Which is the healthier: Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog?
The Shih Tzu is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Chugs are commonly healthy dogs.
Basque Shepherd Dogs are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog health problems comparison:
Allergies
Bladder Stones
Distichiasis
Dry Eye
Ear Infections
Ectopic Cilia
Hip Dysplasia
Juvenile Renal Dysplasia
Keratitis
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Proptosis
Retained Baby Teeth
Reverse Sneezing
Snuffles
Umbilical Hernias
Respiratory Problems
Eye Problems
Cataracts
Cherry Eye
Heatstroke
No data available
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Shih Tzu should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Rare
The Chug should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Rare
The Basque Shepherd Dog should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog lifespan comparison. How long do Shih Tzu, Chug and Basque Shepherd Dog breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-16 years
The average lifespan of Shih Tzu: 13 years
9-13 years
The average lifespan of Chug: 11 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Basque Shepherd Dog: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Shih Tzu or Chug or Basque Shepherd Dog? Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog energy level comparison:
Shih Tzu dogs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Chug dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Basque Shepherd Dog dogs are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Shih Tzu or Chug or Basque Shepherd Dog? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Shih Tzu dogs exercise need is minimal.
Chug dogs have an average exercise need.
Basque Shepherd Dog dogs need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Shih Tzu or Chug or Basque Shepherd Dog?
Shih Tzu dogs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Chug dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Basque Shepherd Dog dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Shih Tzu or Chug or Basque Shepherd Dog?
Recommended daily amount: 1/2 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day. 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 4 to 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? Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Shih Tzu's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Chug's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average: The Basque Shepherd Dog has an average risk for obesity.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd 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 warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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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, Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog?

Low 🔽

The Shih Tzu has a low chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Chug has a low chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Basque Shepherd Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Shih Tzu is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Chug is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
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The Basque Shepherd Dog is an average drooler.
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Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd 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: Shih Tzu or Chug or Basque Shepherd 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: Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog?

Not really

Shih Tzu breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

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

Basque Shepherd 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.

Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd 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 Shih Tzu and Chug and Basque Shepherd Dog have?
2-5 puppies 2-5 puppies 5-9 puppies

Shih Tzu vs Chug vs Basque Shepherd Dog Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1969 as a Toy breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Tibetan breeds section. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
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
Not recognized by any clubs. No data available

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