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Vizsla vs Poodle vs Boston Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Vizsla vs Poodle vs Boston Terrier" Compare Vizsla and Poodle. Which is better: Vizsla or Poodle or Boston Terrier?
Name Vizsla Poodle Boston Terrier
OriginsHungary Germany France United States
Group Gun Dog Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank30721
Reviews871
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Other Names Hungarian Vizsla, Magyar Vizsla, Hungarian Pointer, Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer, Rövidszőrű Magyar Vizsla French Poodle, Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Grosse Pudel Boston Bull, Boston Bull Terrier, Boxwood, American Gentlemen
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1960 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Non-Sporting & Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1893 as a Non-Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Poodle section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Small Molossian type Dogs section.
Breed Recognition 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
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
Price $800-$1200 $1000-$1500 $600-$800

General Appearance - Vizsla vs Poodle vs Boston Terrier

Size Large Medium Small
Weight Male: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg) Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg) 10-25 pounds (6-11kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg) 17.5 pounds (8.5 kg)
Height Male: 22-26 inches (56-66 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more 15-17 inches (38-43 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 24 inches (61 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more 16 inches (40.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Vizsla vs Poodle vs Boston Terrier

Coat Fine
Dense
Hard
Coarse
Short
No Undercoat
Curly Fine
Colors Golden
Rust
Russet Gold
Dark Sandy Gold
Apricot
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Black
White
Brindle
Seal
Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Vizsla requires minimal grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Effortless: The Boston Terrier requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Vizslas shed moderately.
Poodles shed none to minimal.
Boston Terriers shed moderately.

Characteristics - Vizsla vs Poodle vs Boston Terrier

Temperament Affectionate
Energetic
Intelligent
Protective
Cheerful
Gentle
Playful
Quiet
Easygoing
Companionable
Lively
Friendly
Evenly Tempered
Trainable
Willing
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Affectionate
Friendly
Intelligent
Playful
Aggressive
Gentle
Lively
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Vizsla is an excellent dog breed.
Outstanding: Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Average: Boston Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Vizslas are easy to train.
Poodles are easy to train.
Boston Terriers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Vizsla is a highly playful breed.
The Poodle is a playful breed.
Boston Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Vizslas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Boston Terriers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Vizslas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Boston Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Vizslas are a social breed.
Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
Boston Terriers are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Vizsla barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Poodle is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Boston Terrier rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Vizslas are average watchdogs.
Poodles are good watchdogs.
Boston Terriers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Vizslas are average defenders.
Poodles strongly protect their territory.
Boston Terriers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Vizsla has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Boston Terrier has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Vizslas have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Poodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Boston Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Vizslas have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Poodles have average wanderlust potential.
Boston Terriers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Vizslas have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Boston Terriers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Vizslas are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Boston Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Vizslas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Boston Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Vizslas 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.
Poodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Boston Terriers 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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Vizsla vs Poodle vs Boston Terrier

Stranger Friendly
Vizslas are average friendly towards strangers.
Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Boston Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Vizslas are kid-friendly dogs.
Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Boston Terriers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Vizslas are average friendly towards cats.
Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Boston Terriers are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Vizslas are average friendly towards other dogs.
Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Boston Terriers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Vizsla is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Boston Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Vizslas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Boston Terriers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Vizslas are generally with other pets.
Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Boston Terriers are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners No
Vizslas are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Boston Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good 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.
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.
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 Yes
Vizsla breed usually likes being on a boat.
Yes
Poodle breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Boston Terrier 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 - Vizsla vs Poodle vs Boston Terrier

Health Issues
The Vizsla is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Boston Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Cancer
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Sebaceous Adenitis
Addison's Disease
Allergies
Bloat
Canine Atrial Septal Defect (asd)
Cataracts
Cushing's Syndrome
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Legg-perthes Disease
Neonatal Encephalopathy (news)
Optic Nerve Hypoplasia
Patellar Luxation
Premature Graying
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Runny Eyes
Sebaceous Adenitis
Von Willebrand's Disease
Allergies
Brain Tumors
Cataracts
Cherry Eye
Deafness
Heart Murmurs
Megaesophagus
Patellar Luxation
Reverse Sneezing
Life Expectancy 10-14 years 12-15 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes No
Energy Level
Vizslas are high energy dogs.
Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Boston Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Vizslas need a lot of exercises.
Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Boston Terriers have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Vizslas don't need too much sleep.
Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Boston Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Vizsla has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Poodle has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Boston Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Vizsla is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Boston Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Vizsla vs Poodle vs Boston Terrier

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 6-8 puppies 2-4 puppies 3-5 puppies

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