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Toy Poodle vs Miniature Schnauzer vs French Bulldog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Toy Poodle vs Miniature Schnauzer vs French Bulldog" Compare Toy Poodle and Miniature Schnauzer. Which is better: Toy Poodle or Miniature Schnauzer or French Bulldog?
Name Toy Poodle Miniature Schnauzer French Bulldog
OriginsGermany France Germany England France
Group Companion Dogs Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank449184
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Other Names Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Teacup Poodle, French Poodle, Pudle, Teddy Poodle Zwergschnauzer Frenchie, Bouledogue Français
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1926 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1898 as a Non-Sporting breed.
FCI Group 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 Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Small Molossian type Dogs section.
Breed Recognition Dog Registry of America 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 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
Price 1000-1500 $600-$1000 $2000-$4000

General Appearance - Toy Poodle vs Miniature Schnauzer vs French Bulldog

Size Small Small Small
Weight Male: 6-9 pounds (3-4 kg) Male: 11-18 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 10-15 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg) There are two weight classes of French Bulldog: 19 - 22 pounds (9 - 10 kg) and 22 - 28 pounds (10 - 13 kg). Over 28 pounds is a disqualification.
Avg. Weight Male: 7.5 pounds (3.5 kg) Male: 14.5 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 12.5 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg) There are two weight classes of French Bulldog: 19 - 22 pounds (9 - 10 kg) and 22 - 28 pounds (10 - 13 kg). Over 28 pounds is a disqualification.
Height Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm) Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm) 12 inches (30 cm)
Avg. Height Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm) Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm) 12 inches (30 cm)

Hair & Care - Toy Poodle vs Miniature Schnauzer vs French Bulldog

Coat Dense Curly Thick Wiry Fine Smooth Short Close in texture
Colors Apricot Black Brown Gray Silver White Fawn Blue Cream Red Beige Salt Pepper Silver Black Brindle Cream Fawn White
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Advanced: The Miniature Schnauzer requires a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The French Bulldog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Toy Poodles shed none to minimal.
Miniature Schnauzers shed none to minimal.
French Bulldogs are low shedders.

Characteristics - Toy Poodle vs Miniature Schnauzer vs French Bulldog

Temperament Active Faithful Intelligent Alert Instinctual Trainable Alert Friendly Obedient Fearless Intelligent Spirited Affectionate Alert Bright Keen Patient Playful Athletic Easygoing Lively
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Toy Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Very smart: Miniature Schnauzer is an excellent dog breed.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Toy Poodles are very easy to train.
Miniature Schnauzers are easy to train.
French Bulldogs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Toy Poodle is a playful breed.
Miniature Schnauzers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
French Bulldogs are not the most playful dog 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.
French Bulldogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Toy Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Miniature Schnauzers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
French Bulldogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Toy Poodles are a social breed.
Miniature Schnauzers are a social breed.
French Bulldogs need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average to high: The Toy Poodle is a vocal breed.
Average: The Miniature Schnauzer barks occasionally.
Low: The French Bulldog barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Toy Poodles are good watchdogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are one of the best watchdogs.
French Bulldogs are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Toy Poodles are average defenders.
Miniature Schnauzers strongly protect their territory.
French Bulldogs are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Toy Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The French Bulldog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Toy Poodles have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Miniature Schnauzers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
French Bulldogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Toy Poodles tend to escape less than other breeds.
Miniature Schnauzers have average wanderlust potential.
French Bulldogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Toy Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Miniature Schnauzers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
French Bulldogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Toy Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
French Bulldogs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Toy Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Miniature Schnauzers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
French Bulldogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
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.
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.
French Bulldogs 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 - Toy Poodle vs Miniature Schnauzer vs French Bulldog

Stranger Friendly
Toy Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards strangers.
French Bulldogs are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Toy Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are kid-friendly dogs.
French Bulldogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Toy Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards cats.
French Bulldogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Toy Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards other dogs.
French Bulldogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Toy Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Miniature Schnauzer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
French Bulldog is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Toy Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Miniature Schnauzers are usually recommended for elderly people.
French Bulldogs are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Toy Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Miniature Schnauzers are generally with other pets.
French Bulldogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Toy Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Miniature Schnauzers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
French Bulldogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going 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 Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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
Toy Poodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Miniature Schnauzer breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
French Bulldog 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 Poodle vs Miniature Schnauzer vs French Bulldog

Health Issues
Egészségesek Toy Poodle fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Egészségesek Miniature Schnauzer fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Egészségesek French Bulldog fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Health Problems Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia Canine Diabetes Mellitus Ear Infections Epilepsy Heart Murmurs Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Skin Allergies Slipped Stifle Cataracts Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection (MAI) Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Allergies Brachycephalic Syndrome Cleft Palate Elongated Soft Palate Hemi-vertebrae Hip Dysplasia Intervertebral Disk Disease Patellar Luxation Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 14-16 years 12-14 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes No
Energy Level
Toy Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Miniature Schnauzers are high energy dogs.
French Bulldogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Toy Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Miniature Schnauzers have an average exercise need.
French Bulldogs exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Toy Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Miniature Schnauzers don't need too much sleep.
French Bulldogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. Recommended daily amount: 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions 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.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
The Toy Poodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The French Bulldog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Toy Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Miniature Schnauzer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The French Bulldog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Toy Poodle vs Miniature Schnauzer vs French Bulldog

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 2-4 puppies 3-6 puppies 3-5 puppies

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