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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Barbone
Pudle
Teacup Poodle
Teddy Poodle
Deutsche Spitze
Pom Pom
Spitz Enano
Spitz Nain
Zwergspitz
Zwers
Pom
Carlin
Chinese Pug
Dutch Bulldog
Dutch Mastiff
Mini Mastiff
Mops
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Pug breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Pug Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Toy Poodle or Pomeranian or Pug? Which is more expensive?
$1000-$1500 $600-$800 $300-$500
Availability
Which is easier to get, Toy Poodle or Pomeranian or Pug?
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 Pomeranian is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Pug is quite easy to get.

Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Pug Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Toy Poodle or Pomeranian or Pug? Which is the smallest dog, Toy Poodle or Pomeranian or Pug?
Small Small Small
Weight
Which is heavier, Toy Poodle or Pomeranian or Pomeranian? Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Pug weight comparison:
Male: 6-9 pounds (3-4 kg) 3-7 pounds (1-3 kg) Male: 13-20 pounds (6-9 kg), Female: 13-18 pounds (6-8 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 7.5 pounds (3.5 kg) 5 pounds (2 kg) Male: 16.5 pounds (7.5 kg), Female: 15.5 pounds (7 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Toy Poodle or Pomeranian or Pug? Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Pug height comparison:
Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm) 7-12 inches (18-30 cm) Male: 12-14 inches (30-36 cm), Female: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm) 9.5 inches (24 cm) Male: 13 inches (33 cm), Female: 11 inches (27.5 cm)

Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Pug Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

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

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Toy Poodle or Pomeranian or Pug? Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Pug behavior/temperament comparison:
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Active
Friendly
Lively
Sociable
Extroverted
Intelligent
Playful
Attentive
Docile
Trainable
Affectionate
Courageous
Intelligent
Going
Loyal
Cheerful
Gentle
Friendly
Playful
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Pug intelligence:
Outstanding: Toy Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Very smart: Pomeranian is an excellent dog breed.
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Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
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Trainability
Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Pug trainability comparison.
Toy Poodle dogs are very easy to train.
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Pomeranian dogs are easy to train.
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A slightly harder to train than average.
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Playfulness
Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Pug playfulness comparison:
The Toy Poodle is a playful breed.
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Average: Pomeranians, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Average: Pugs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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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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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Pug dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Pug?
High: Toy Poodle dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Pomeranian dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Pug dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Pug social needs comparison:
Toy Poodle dogs are a social breed.
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Pomeranian dogs need a lot of social interaction.
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Pug dogs need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Pug?
Average to High: The Toy Poodle is a vocal breed.
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Average to High: The Pomeranian is a vocal breed.
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Average: The Pug barks occasionally.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Toy Poodle or Pomeranian or Pug?
Toy Poodle dogs are good watchdogs.
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Pomeranian dogs are average watchdogs.
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Pug dogs are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Toy Poodle or Pomeranian or Pug? 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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Pomeranian dogs strongly protect their territory.
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Pug 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 Pomeranian has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

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

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Toy Poodle bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Pomeranian bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Pug bite force: Weak.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Pug mouthiness comparison:
Toy Poodle dogs have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Pomeranian dogs have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Pug dogs have a lower than 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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Pomeranian dogs are not the biggest explorers.
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Pug 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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Pomeranian dogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Pug 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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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Toy Poodle or Pomeranian or Pug?
Very house-friendly dog the Toy Poodle breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Pomeranian breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Pug 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.
Pomeranian dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Pug 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 Pomeranian or Pug?
Toy Poodle dogs 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.
Pomeranian dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Pug dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Pug Good With Comparison

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

Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Pug Health Comparison

Health Issues
Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Pug health comparison. Which is the healthier: Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Pug?
The Toy Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Pomeranian is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Pug? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Pug health problems comparison:
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Canine Diabetes Mellitus
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Heart Murmurs
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Skin Allergies
Slipped Stifle
Allergies
Cataracts
Collapsed Trachea
Dry Eye
Epilepsy
Heat Intolerance
Heatstroke
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Legg-perthes Disease
Patellar Luxation
Patent Ductus Arteriosis
Seizures
Allergies
Cheyletiella Dermatitis
Corneal Ulcers
Demodectic Mange
Distichiasis
Dry Eye
Entropion
Epilepsy
Hemi-vertebrae
Hip Dysplasia
Legg-perthes Disease
Nerve Degeneration
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Proptosis
Pug Dog Encephalitis
Staphylococcus Infection
Vaccination Sensitivity
Yeast Infection
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.
Average
The Pomeranian should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Rare
The Pug should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Pug lifespan comparison. How long do Toy Poodle, Pomeranian and Pug breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
14-16 years
The average lifespan of Toy Poodle: 15 years
12-16 years
The average lifespan of Pomeranian: 14 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Pug: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Pug hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Toy Poodle or Pomeranian or Pug? Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Pug energy level comparison:
Toy Poodle dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Pomeranian dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Pug 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 Pomeranian vs Pug exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Toy Poodle or Pomeranian or Pug? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Toy Poodle dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Pomeranian dogs exercise need is minimal.
Pug dogs exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Toy Poodle or Pomeranian or Pug?
Toy Poodle dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Pomeranian dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Pug 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 Pomeranian or Pug?
1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 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 Pomeranian vs Pug 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 to High: If you don't pay attention to the Pomeranian's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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High: The Pug breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Pug?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Pomeranian can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Pug?

Low 🔽

The Toy Poodle has a low chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Pomeranian has an average chance of bad smell.

High 🔼

The Pug has a high 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 Pomeranian is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Pug is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Pug 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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Yes

This breed makes good 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 Pomeranian or Pug? 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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Yes

This breed makes a perfect 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 Pomeranian vs Pug?

Not really

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

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

Pug 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 Pomeranian vs Pug 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 Pomeranian and Pug have?
2-4 puppies 2-5 puppies 2-4 puppies

Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Pug 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 1888 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the European Spitz section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Small Molossian type Dogs 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
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
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
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

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