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Toy Poodle vs Pekingese – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Toy Poodle vs Pekingese" Compare Toy Poodle and Pekingese. Which is better: Toy Poodle or Pekingese?
Name Toy Poodle Pekingese
OriginsGermany France China
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank44988
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Other Names Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Teacup Poodle, French Poodle, Pudle, Teddy Poodle Peking Lion Dog, Lion Dog, Chinese Spaniel, Pelchie Dog, Peking Palasthund, Peke
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1906 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Japan Chin and Pekingese 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 National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Pekingese Club Of America
Price 1000-1500 $600-$800

General Appearance - Toy Poodle vs Pekingese

Size Small Small
Weight Male: 6-9 pounds (3-4 kg) 8-10 pounds (3.6-4.5 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 7.5 pounds (3.5 kg) 9 pounds (3.6-4.5 kg)
Height Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm) 6-9 inches (30.4-45 cm)
Avg. Height Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm) 7.5 inches (30.24.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Toy Poodle vs Pekingese

Coat Dense Curly Thick Dense
Colors Apricot Black Brown Gray Silver White Fawn Blue Cream Red Beige Fawn Red Cream Gray White 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.
Shedding Level
Toy Poodles shed none to minimal.
Pekingeses shed moderately.

Characteristics - Toy Poodle vs Pekingese

Temperament Active Faithful Intelligent Alert Instinctual Trainable Affectionate Good-natured Opinionated Aggressive Intelligent Stubborn
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Toy Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Low: The Pekingese if one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Toy Poodles are very easy to train.
Pekingeses are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Toy Poodle is a playful breed.
Pekingeses don't really like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Pekingeses are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Toy Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Pekingeses are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Toy Poodles are a social breed.
Pekingeses need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average to high: The Toy Poodle is a vocal breed.
Average to high: The Pekingese is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Toy Poodles are good watchdogs.
Pekingeses are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Toy Poodles are average defenders.
Pekingeses strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Toy Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Pekingese has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Toy Poodles have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Pekingeses 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.
Pekingeses have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Toy Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Pekingeses have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Toy Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Pekingeses are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Toy Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Pekingeses 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
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.

Good With - Toy Poodle vs Pekingese

Stranger Friendly
Toy Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Pekingeses are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Toy Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Pekingeses are not kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Toy Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Pekingeses are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Toy Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Pekingeses are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Toy Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Pekingese is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Toy Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pekingeses are not recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Toy Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Pekingeses are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners No
Toy Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Pekingeses 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.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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.
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.
Boat Dog Not really
Toy Poodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Pekingese 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.

Health Factors - Toy Poodle vs Pekingese

Health Issues
The Toy Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Pekingeses are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia Canine Diabetes Mellitus Ear Infections Epilepsy Heart Murmurs Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Skin Allergies Slipped Stifle Brachycephalic Syndrome Cataracts Cleft Palate Cryptorchidism Distichiasis Ectopic Cilia Entropion Exposure Keratopathy Syndrome Hydrocephalus Intervertebral Disk Disease Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca Mitral Valve Disease Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 14-16 years 13-15 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No
Energy Level
Toy Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Pekingeses have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
Toy Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Pekingeses exercise need is very minimal.
Sleeping Need
Toy Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Pekingeses like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Pekingese can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Low
The Toy Poodle has a low chance of bad smell.
High
The Pekingese has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Toy Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Pekingese is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Toy Poodle vs Pekingese

Gestation Length 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.
Litter Size 2-4 puppies 2-4 puppies

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