Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer Comparison - Dog breed selector: Irish Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier or Affie or Zwergschnauzer? Find the right dog for you

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Name Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Affenpinscher Miniature Schnauzer
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Irish Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
Wheatie
Affie
African Terrier
Monkey Dog
Monkey Terrier
Affen
Zwergschnauzer
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Affenpinscher or Miniature Schnauzer? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1000 $800-$1200 $600-$1000
Availability
Which is easier to get, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Affenpinscher or Miniature Schnauzer?
Very frequent: The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is quite easy to get.
Frequent: The Affenpinscher is easier than average to get.
Very frequent: The Miniature Schnauzer is quite easy to get.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Affenpinscher or Miniature Schnauzer? Which is the smallest dog, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Affenpinscher or Miniature Schnauzer?
Medium Small Small
Weight
Which is heavier, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Affenpinscher or Affenpinscher? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer weight comparison:
Male: 35-45 pounds (16-20 kg), Female: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg) 7-9 pounds (3-4 kg) Male: 11-18 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 10-15 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 40 pounds (18 kg), Female: 35 pounds (16 kg) 8 pounds (3.5 kg) Male: 14.5 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 12.5 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Affenpinscher or Miniature Schnauzer? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer height comparison:
Male: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm) 9-12 inches (23-30 cm) Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm) 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm)

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer coat comparison:
Curly Wiry Wiry
Colors
What are the original Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Affenpinscher and Miniature Schnauzer color?
Wheaten Belge
Tan
Red
Black
Silver
Salt
Pepper
Silver
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Affenpinscher or Miniature Schnauzer? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer 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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Advanced: The Miniature Schnauzer requires a lot of grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Affenpinscher or Miniature Schnauzer? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Affenpinscher or {name3 shedding:
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are low shedders.
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Affenpinschers shed none to minimal.
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Miniature Schnauzers shed none to minimal.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Affenpinscher or Miniature Schnauzer?
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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8-12 weeks
Very rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Affenpinscher or Miniature Schnauzer? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer behavior/temperament comparison:
Affectionate
Faithful
Playful
Energetic
Intelligent
Spirited
Active
Curious
Playful
Adventurous
Funny
Loving
Stubborn
Alert
Friendly
Obedient
Fearless
Intelligent
Spirited
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer intelligence:
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Smart: Affenpinscher's has great intelligence.
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Very smart: Miniature Schnauzer is an excellent dog breed.
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Trainability
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer trainability comparison.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are quite easy to train.
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Affenpinschers are quite easy to train.
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Miniature Schnauzers are easy to train.
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Playfulness
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer playfulness comparison:
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a playful breed.
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The Affenpinscher is a playful breed.
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Average: Miniature Schnauzers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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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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Affenpinschers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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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: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer?
High: Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Affenpinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Miniature Schnauzers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer social needs comparison:
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
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Affenpinschers need a lot of social interaction.
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Miniature Schnauzers are a social breed.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer?
Average: The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier barks occasionally.
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Low to Average: The Affenpinscher rarely barks.
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Average: The Miniature Schnauzer barks occasionally.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Affenpinscher or Miniature Schnauzer?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are good watchdogs.
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Affenpinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
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Miniature Schnauzers are one of the best watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Affenpinscher or Miniature Schnauzer? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Affenpinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Miniature Schnauzers strongly protect their territory.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Affenpinscher has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Affenpinscher or Miniature Schnauzer?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier bite force: Ordinary.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Affenpinscher bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Miniature Schnauzer bite force: Weak.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer mouthiness comparison:
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Affenpinschers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Miniature Schnauzers have a lower 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?
The wanderlust potential of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
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Affenpinschers tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Miniature Schnauzers have average wanderlust potential.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
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.
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Affenpinschers 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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Miniature Schnauzers 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 Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Affenpinscher or Miniature Schnauzer?
Apartment-friendly dog the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Affenpinscher breed.
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 Miniature Schnauzer indoors.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Affenpinschers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Miniature Schnauzers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Affenpinscher or Miniature Schnauzer?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Affenpinschers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Miniature 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.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Affenpinscher or Miniature Schnauzer? Which dog is more friendly?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are stranger-friendly dogs.
Affenpinschers are average friendly towards strangers.
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Affenpinschers are generally with other pets.
Miniature Schnauzers are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Affenpinscher or Miniature Schnauzer?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Affenpinschers are not kid-friendly dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Affenpinscher or Miniature Schnauzer?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Affenpinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Affenpinscher or Miniature Schnauzer?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
Affenpinschers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer?
Yes
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Affenpinschers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Miniature Schnauzers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Affenpinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Miniature Schnauzer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Affenpinschers are not recommended for elderly people.
Miniature Schnauzers are usually recommended for elderly people.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer Health Comparison

Health Issues
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer health comparison. Which is the healthier: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer?
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Affenpinscher is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Miniature Schnauzer 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: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer health problems comparison:
Addison's Disease
Allergies
Cancer
Renal Dysplasia
Cataracts
Collapsed Trachea
Fractures
Heart Murmurs
Hip Dysplasia
Legg-perthes Disease
Luxating Patella
Open Fontanel
Patellar Luxation
Patent Ductus Arteriosis
Slipped Stifle
Cataracts
Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection (MAI)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Affenpinscher should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Miniature Schnauzer should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer lifespan comparison. How long do Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Affenpinscher and Miniature Schnauzer breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier: 13 years
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Affenpinscher: 13 years
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Miniature Schnauzer: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Affenpinscher or Miniature Schnauzer? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer energy level comparison:
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Affenpinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Miniature Schnauzers are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Affenpinscher or Miniature Schnauzer? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Affenpinschers have an average exercise need.
Miniature Schnauzers have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Affenpinscher or Miniature Schnauzer?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Affenpinschers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Miniature Schnauzers don't need too much sleep.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Affenpinscher or Miniature Schnauzer?
Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2 cups of a high-quality daily, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer weight gain potential comparison:
Average: The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has an average risk for obesity.
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Average: The Affenpinscher has an average risk for obesity.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Miniature Schnauzer's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer?
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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Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Miniature Schnauzer 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, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer?

Medium

The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Affenpinscher has an average chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Affenpinscher is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Miniature Schnauzer is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer 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: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Affenpinscher or Miniature Schnauzer? 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: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer?

Not really

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Affenpinscher breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Yes

Miniature Schnauzer 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.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer 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 Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and Affenpinscher and Miniature Schnauzer have?
5-8 puppies 1-3 puppies 3-6 puppies

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Affenpinscher vs Miniature Schnauzer Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1973 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1936 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1926 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by FCI. 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 Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type 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
Irish Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
Club Espanol De Terriers
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.
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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