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Toy Fox Terrier vs Chinook vs Cirneco dell’Etna – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Toy Fox Terrier vs Chinook vs Cirneco dell’Etna" Compare Toy Fox Terrier and Chinook. Which is better: Toy Fox Terrier or Chinook or Cirneco dell’Etna?
Name Toy Fox Terrier Chinook Cirneco dell’Etna
OriginsUnited States United States Italy
Group Hunting Dogs Sled Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank112179184
Reviews120
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Other Names American Toy Terrier, Amertoy Shinook Cirneco
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2003 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2013 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
National 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.
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
United Kennel Club
American Rare Breed Association
No set
Price $400-$600 $800-$1000 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Toy Fox Terrier vs Chinook vs Cirneco dell’Etna

Size Small Large Medium
Weight 3.5-7 pounds (1.5-3 kg) Male: 70 pounds (32 kg), Female: 55 pounds (25 kg) Male: 22–26 pounds (10–12 kg), Female: 18–22 pounds (8–10 kg)
Avg. Weight 3.6 pounds (1.4 kg) Male: 70 pounds (32 kg), Female: 55 pounds (25 kg) Male: 24 pounds (11 kg), Female: 20 pounds (9 kg)
Height 10 inches (25 cm) Male: 23-27 inches (58-69 cm), Female: 21-25 inches (53-64 cm) Male: 18–20 inch (46–52 cm), Female: 17–20 inch (42–50 cm)
Avg. Height 10 inches (25 cm) Male: 25 inches (63.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm) Male: 19 inch (49 cm), Female: 18.5 inch (46 cm)

Hair & Care - Toy Fox Terrier vs Chinook vs Cirneco dell’Etna

Coat Dense Dense
Soft
Thick
Fine
Colors White
Tan
Chocolate
Black
Fawn
Palomino
Silver
Gray
Red
Gold
Chestnut
Tan
Grooming
Effortless: The Toy Fox Terrier requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Chinook requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Cirneco dell’Etna doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Toy Fox Terriers shed moderately.
Chinooks shed moderately.
Cirneco dell’Etnas shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Toy Fox Terrier vs Chinook vs Cirneco dell’Etna

Temperament Alert
Intelligent
Playful
Friendly
Loyal
Spirited
Alert
Dignified
Responsive
Calm
Friendly
Affectionate
Lively
Gentle
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Toy Fox Terriers are easy to train.
Chinooks are quite easy to train.
Cirneco dell’Etnas are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Toy Fox Terrier is a highly playful breed.
The Chinook is a playful breed.
Cirneco dell’Etnas, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Chinooks don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Cirneco dell’Etnas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Toy Fox Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Chinooks are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Cirneco dell’Etnas are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Toy Fox Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Chinooks are a social breed.
Cirneco dell’Etnas are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The Toy Fox Terrier rarely barks.
Average: The Chinook barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Cirneco dell’Etna rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Toy Fox Terriers are average watchdogs.
Chinooks are good watchdogs.
Cirneco dell’Etnas are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Toy Fox Terriers strongly protect their territory.
Chinooks can't provide protection for their territory.
Cirneco dell’Etnas are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Toy Fox Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Chinook has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cirneco dell’Etna has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Toy Fox Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Chinooks have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cirneco dell’Etnas have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Toy Fox Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Chinooks tend to escape less than other breeds.
Cirneco dell’Etnas tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Toy Fox Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Chinooks have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Cirneco dell’Etnas 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.
Apartment Friendly
Toy Fox Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Chinooks are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Cirneco dell’Etnas are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Toy Fox Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Chinooks adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cirneco dell’Etnas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Toy Fox Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Chinooks 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.
Cirneco dell’Etnas 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.
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 - Toy Fox Terrier vs Chinook vs Cirneco dell’Etna

Stranger Friendly
Toy Fox Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Chinooks are average friendly towards strangers.
Cirneco dell’Etnas are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Toy Fox Terriers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Chinooks are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cirneco dell’Etnas are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Toy Fox Terriers are very cat-friendly dogs.
Chinooks are average friendly towards cats.
Cirneco dell’Etnas are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Toy Fox Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Chinooks are average friendly towards other dogs.
Cirneco dell’Etnas are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Toy Fox Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Chinook is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cirneco dell’Etna is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Toy Fox Terriers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Chinooks are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Cirneco dell’Etnas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Toy Fox Terriers are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Chinooks are generally with other pets.
Cirneco dell’Etnas are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Toy Fox Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Chinooks are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Cirneco dell’Etnas 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 Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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
Toy Fox Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Chinook breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Cirneco dell’Etna 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 - Toy Fox Terrier vs Chinook vs Cirneco dell’Etna

Health Issues
The Toy Fox Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Chinook is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Cirneco dell’Etnas tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
Health Problems Demodectic Mange
Legg-perthes Disease
Von Willebrand's Disease
Bloat
Cataracts
Hip Dysplasia
Seizures
Skin Irritation
No set
Life Expectancy 13-14 years 12-15 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Toy Fox Terriers are high energy dogs.
Chinooks have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Cirneco dell’Etnas have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Toy Fox Terriers have an average exercise need.
Chinooks need a lot of exercises.
Cirneco dell’Etnas need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Toy Fox Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Chinooks sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Cirneco dell’Etnas are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers cold weather
The Chinook can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Toy Fox Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Chinook has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cirneco dell’Etna has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Toy Fox Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Chinook is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Cirneco dell’Etna is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Toy Fox Terrier vs Chinook vs Cirneco dell’Etna

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 2-6 puppies 3-6 puppies 3-5 puppies

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