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Name Toy Poodle Chihuahua Havanese
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Barbone
Pudle
Teacup Poodle
Teddy Poodle
Csivava
Chihuahueño
Bichon Habanero
Bichon Havanais
Bichon Havanes
Havanese Cuban Bichon
Havaneser
Havanezer
Bichon Havanese
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Toy Poodle or Chihuahua or Havanese? Which is more expensive?
$1000-$1500 $600-$800 $900-$1200
Availability
Which is easier to get, Toy Poodle or Chihuahua or Havanese?
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.
Very frequent: The Chihuahua is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Havanese is quite easy to get.

Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Toy Poodle or Chihuahua or Havanese? Which is the smallest dog, Toy Poodle or Chihuahua or Havanese?
Small Small Small
Weight
Which is heavier, Toy Poodle or Chihuahua or Chihuahua? Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese weight comparison:
Male: 6-9 pounds (3-4 kg) 2-6 pounds (1-3 kg) 7-13 pounds (3-6 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 7.5 pounds (3.5 kg) 4 pounds (2 kg) 10 pounds (4.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Toy Poodle or Chihuahua or Havanese? Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese height comparison:
Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm) 6-9 inches (15-23 cm) 8-11 inches (21-29 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm) 7.5 inches (19 cm) 10 inches (25 cm)

Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese coat comparison:
Dense
Curly
Thick
Fine Soft
Wavy
Woolly
Flat
Long
Colors
What are the original Toy Poodle, Chihuahua and Havanese color?
Apricot
Black
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Chocolate
Fawn
Tan
Cream
Red
Black
Black
Reddish-Brown
Fawn
White
Havana Brown
Tobacco
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Toy Poodle or Chihuahua or Havanese? Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese grooming comparison:
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Effortless: The Chihuahua requires minimal grooming.
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Average: The Havanese requires average grooming effort.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Toy Poodle or Chihuahua or Havanese? Toy Poodle or Chihuahua or {name3 shedding:
Toy Poodle dogs shed none to minimal.
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Chihuahua dogs shed none to minimal.
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Havanese dogs shed none to minimal.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Toy Poodle or Chihuahua or Havanese?
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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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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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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Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Toy Poodle or Chihuahua or Havanese? Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese behavior/temperament comparison:
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Alert
Devoted
Intelligent
Courageous
Lively
Quick
Affectionate
Gentle
Playful
Companionable
Intelligent
Responsive
Sturdy
Lively
Amiable
Charming
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese intelligence:
Outstanding: Toy Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
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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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Trainability
Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese trainability comparison.
Toy Poodle dogs are very easy to train.
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Chihuahua dogs are quite easy to train.
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Havanese dogs are very easy to train.
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Playfulness
Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese playfulness comparison:
The Toy Poodle is a playful breed.
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Average: Chihuahuas, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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The Havanese is a highly playful breed.
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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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Sensitive: Chihuahua dogs 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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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese?
High: Toy Poodle dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Chihuahua dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Havanese dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese social needs comparison:
Toy Poodle dogs are a social breed.
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Chihuahua dogs need a lot of social interaction.
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Havanese dogs need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese?
Average to High: The Toy Poodle is a vocal breed.
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A lot: Chihuahua is a particularly loud breed.
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Low to Average: The Havanese rarely barks.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Toy Poodle or Chihuahua or Havanese?
Toy Poodle dogs are good watchdogs.
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Chihuahua dogs are average watchdogs.
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Havanese dogs are good watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Toy Poodle or Chihuahua or Havanese? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Toy Poodle dogs are average defenders.
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Chihuahua dogs strongly protect their territory.
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Havanese 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 Toy Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Chihuahua has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Havanese has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Toy Poodle or Chihuahua or Havanese?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Toy Poodle bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Chihuahua bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Havanese bite force: Weak.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese mouthiness comparison:
Toy Poodle dogs have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Chihuahua dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Havanese dogs have an 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?
Toy Poodle dogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Chihuahua dogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Havanese dogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Toy Poodle dogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Chihuahua 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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Havanese dogs 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 Toy Poodle or Chihuahua or Havanese?
Very house-friendly dog the Toy Poodle breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Chihuahua breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Havanese breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Toy Poodle dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Chihuahua dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Havanese dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Toy Poodle or Chihuahua or Havanese?
Toy Poodles 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.
Chihuahuas tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Havaneses tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese Good With Comparison

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

Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese Health Comparison

Health Issues
Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese health comparison. Which is the healthier: Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese?
The Toy Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Chihuahuas are commonly healthy dogs.
The Havanese 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: Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese health problems comparison:
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Canine Diabetes Mellitus
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Heart Murmurs
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Skin Allergies
Slipped Stifle
Collapsed Trachea
Heart Murmurs
Hydrocephalus
Hypoglycemia
Open Fontanel
Patellar Luxation
Pulmonic Stenosis
Shivering
Cataracts
Chondrodysplasia
Deafness
Elbow Dysplasia
Heart Murmurs
Hip Dysplasia
Legg-perthes Disease
Mitral Valve Disease
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Toy Poodle should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Rare
The Chihuahua should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Average
The Havanese should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese lifespan comparison. How long do Toy Poodle, Chihuahua and Havanese breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
14-16 years
The average lifespan of Toy Poodle: 15 years
14-18 years
The average lifespan of Chihuahua: 16 years
14-16 years
The average lifespan of Havanese: 15 years
Hypoallergenic
Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Toy Poodle or Chihuahua or Havanese? Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese energy level comparison:
Toy Poodle dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Chihuahua dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Havanese dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Toy Poodle or Chihuahua or Havanese? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Toy Poodle dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Chihuahua dogs exercise need is very minimal.
Havanese dogs exercise need is very minimal.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Toy Poodle or Chihuahua or Havanese?
Toy Poodle dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Chihuahua dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Havanese dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Toy Poodle or Chihuahua or Havanese?
1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1/4 to 1/2 cups of high-quality dry food a day. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Toy Poodle's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average: The Chihuahua has an average risk for obesity.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Havanese's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Prefers warm weather
Dogs that prefer warm weather conditions are typically breeds that were originally bred in warmer climates.
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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, Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese?

Low 🔽

The Toy Poodle has a low chance of bad smell.

High 🔼

The Chihuahua has a high chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Havanese has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Toy Poodle is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Chihuahua is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Havanese is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese 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: Toy Poodle or Chihuahua or Havanese? Which is better for autism?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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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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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: Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese?

Not really

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

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

Havanese 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.

Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese 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 Toy Poodle and Chihuahua and Havanese have?
2-4 puppies 2-4 puppies 1-9 puppies, average 4

Toy Poodle vs Chihuahua vs Havanese Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1996 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Chihuahueno section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Bichons and related breeds section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
Dog Registry of America 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.
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
United Kennel Club
Havanese Club of America

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