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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Poodle – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Poodle" Compare Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and Bouvier des Flandres. Which is better: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Bouvier des Flandres or Poodle?
Name Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Bouvier des Flandres Poodle
OriginsIreland Belgium Germany France
Group Hunting Dogs Working Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank49857
Reviews117
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Other Names Wheaten, Wheatie, Irish Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Belgian Cattle Dog, Flanders Cattle Dog, Vlaamse Koehond French Poodle, Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Grosse Pudel
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1973 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Non-Sporting & Toy breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Poodle 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 Irish Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry Club Espanol De Terriers American Canine Registry American Kennel Club 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 Canadian Canine Registry
Price $800-$1000 $1500-$2000 $1000-$1500

General Appearance - Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Poodle

Size Medium Large Medium
Weight Male: 35-45 pounds (16-20 kg), Female: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg) Males 75-110 pounds (34-50 kg), Female: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg) Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 40 pounds (18 kg), Female: 35 pounds (16 kg) Males 92.5 pounds (42 kg), Female: 70 pounds (31.5 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg)
Height Male: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm) Male: 23-28 inches (58-71 cm), Female: 22-27 inches (56-69 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more
Avg. Height Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (64.5 cm), Female: 24.5 inches (62.5 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more

Hair & Care - Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Poodle

Coat Curly Rough Curly
Colors Wheaten Fawn Pepper Salt Brindle Gray Black Apricot Brown Gray Silver White Fawn Blue Cream Red Beige Black
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are low shedders.
Bouvier des Flandress shed moderately.
Poodles shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Poodle

Temperament Affectionate Faithful Playful Energetic Intelligent Spirited Familiar Intelligent Protective Gentle Loyal Rational Active Faithful Intelligent Alert Instinctual Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Average: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Bouvier des Flandres's has great intelligence.
Outstanding: Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are quite easy to train.
Bouvier des Flandress are quite easy to train.
Poodles are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a playful breed.
Bouvier des Flandress, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Poodle is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Bouvier des Flandress are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Bouvier des Flandress need for social interaction is average.
Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average: The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier barks occasionally.
Average: The Bouvier des Flandres barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Poodle is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are good watchdogs.
Bouvier des Flandress are one of the best watchdogs.
Poodles are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Bouvier des Flandress are extremely protective guard dogs.
Poodles strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bouvier des Flandres has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bouvier des Flandress have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Poodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Bouvier des Flandress tend to escape less than other breeds.
Poodles have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
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.
Bouvier des Flandress have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Bouvier des Flandress are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Bouvier des Flandress adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers 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.
Poodles 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 - Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Poodle

Stranger Friendly
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Bouvier des Flandress are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Bouvier des Flandress are very kid-friendly dogs.
Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Bouvier des Flandress are average friendly towards cats.
Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
Bouvier des Flandress are average friendly towards other dogs.
Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bouvier des Flandres is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Bouvier des Flandress are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Bouvier des Flandress are generally with other pets.
Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Bouvier des Flandress are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Poodles 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.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bouvier des Flandres breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Poodle breed usually likes 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 - Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Poodle

Health Issues
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Bouvier des Flandres is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Addison's Disease Allergies Cancer Renal Dysplasia Cataracts Elbow Dysplasia Glaucoma Heart Problems 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
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 10-12 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes Yes
Energy Level
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Bouvier des Flandress have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Bouvier des Flandress have an average exercise need.
Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Bouvier des Flandress are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2 cups of a high-quality daily, divided into two meals. 3 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Bouvier des Flandres can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Bouvier des Flandres has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Poodle has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Bouvier des Flandres is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Poodle

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 5-8 puppies 5-10 puppies 2-4 puppies

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