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Name West Highland White Terrier Danish-Swedish Farmdog Poodle
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Roseneath Terrier
Westie
Westy
White Roseneath Terrier
Poltalloch Terrier
Dansk-svensk gårdshund
Scanian Terrier
Barbone
Caniche
Chien Canne
Grosse Pudel
French Poodle
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, West Highland White Terrier or Danish-Swedish Farmdog or Poodle? Which is more expensive?
$900-$1200 $600-$800 $1000-$1500
Availability
Which is easier to get, West Highland White Terrier or Danish-Swedish Farmdog or Poodle?
Very frequent: The West Highland White Terrier is quite easy to get.
Average: The Danish-Swedish Farmdog is a commonly available dog breed.
Very frequent: The Poodle is quite easy to get.

West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, West Highland White Terrier or Danish-Swedish Farmdog or Poodle? Which is the smallest dog, West Highland White Terrier or Danish-Swedish Farmdog or Poodle?
Small Small Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, West Highland White Terrier or Danish-Swedish Farmdog or Danish-Swedish Farmdog? West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle weight comparison:
Male: 15-22 pounds (7-10 kg), Female: 13-16 pounds (6-7 kg) 15-25 pounds (7-12 kg) Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 18.5 pounds (8.5 kg), Female: 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg) 20 pounds (9.5 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, West Highland White Terrier or Danish-Swedish Farmdog or Poodle? West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle height comparison:
Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 9-11 inches (23-28 cm) Male: 13–15 inches (32–39 cm), Female: 12–15 inches (30–37 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10 inches (25.5 cm) Male: 13–15 inches (32–39 cm), Female: 12–15 inches (30–37 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more

West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle coat comparison:
Dense Shiny
Smooth
Curly
Colors
What are the original West Highland White Terrier, Danish-Swedish Farmdog and Poodle color?
White White
Brown
Black
Apricot
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, West Highland White Terrier or Danish-Swedish Farmdog or Poodle? West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle grooming comparison:
Advanced: The West Highland White Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
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Easy to groom: The Danish-Swedish Farmdog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more West Highland White Terrier or Danish-Swedish Farmdog or Poodle? West Highland White Terrier or Danish-Swedish Farmdog or {name3 shedding:
West Highland White Terriers shed none to minimal.
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Danish-Swedish Farmdogs shed moderately.
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Poodles shed none to minimal.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: West Highland White Terrier or Danish-Swedish Farmdog or Poodle?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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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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West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, West Highland White Terrier or Danish-Swedish Farmdog or Poodle? West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle behavior/temperament comparison:
Affectionate
Courageous
Friendly
Independent
Alert
Intelligent
Alert
Intelligent
Attentive
Lively
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle intelligence:
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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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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Outstanding: Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Trainability
West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle trainability comparison.
West Highland White Terriers are easy to train.
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Danish-Swedish Farmdogs are quite easy to train.
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Poodles are easy to train.
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Playfulness
West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle playfulness comparison:
The West Highland White Terrier is a highly playful breed.
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The Danish-Swedish Farmdog is a playful breed.
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The Poodle is a 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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Danish-Swedish Farmdogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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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: West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle?
Average to High: West Highland White Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
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High: Danish-Swedish Farmdogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle social needs comparison:
West Highland White Terriers are a social breed.
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Danish-Swedish Farmdogs need a lot of social interaction.
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Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle?
A lot: West Highland White Terrier is a particularly loud breed.
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Average to High: The Danish-Swedish Farmdog is a vocal breed.
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Average to High: The Poodle is a vocal breed.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: West Highland White Terrier or Danish-Swedish Farmdog or Poodle?
West Highland White Terriers are average watchdogs.
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Danish-Swedish Farmdogs are average watchdogs.
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Poodles are good watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog West Highland White Terrier or Danish-Swedish Farmdog or Poodle? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
West Highland White Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Danish-Swedish Farmdogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Poodles strongly protect their territory.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The West Highland White Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Danish-Swedish Farmdog has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: West Highland White Terrier or Danish-Swedish Farmdog or Poodle?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

West Highland White Terrier bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Danish-Swedish Farmdog bite force: Weak.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Poodle bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle mouthiness comparison:
West Highland White Terriers have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Danish-Swedish Farmdogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Poodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
West Highland White Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
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Danish-Swedish Farmdogs have average wanderlust potential.
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Poodles have average wanderlust potential.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
West Highland White Terriers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Danish-Swedish Farmdogs 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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Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly West Highland White Terrier or Danish-Swedish Farmdog or Poodle?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep West Highland White Terrier indoors.
Very house-friendly dog the Danish-Swedish Farmdog breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Poodle breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
West Highland White Terriers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Danish-Swedish Farmdogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: West Highland White Terrier or Danish-Swedish Farmdog or Poodle?
West Highland White 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.
Danish-Swedish Farmdogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Poodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle Good With Comparison

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

West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle Health Comparison

Health Issues
West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle health comparison. Which is the healthier: West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle?
Very healthy dog breed.
Danish-Swedish Farmdogs tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Poodle 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: West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle health problems comparison:
Atopic Dermatitis
Cataracts
Craniomandibular Osteopathy
Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy
Hyperplastic Dermatosis
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Legg-perthes Disease
Patellar Luxation
Pulmonary Fibrosis
White Dog Shaker Syndrome
Dental Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Patellar Luxation
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
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The West Highland White Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Frequent
The Danish-Swedish Farmdog should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Average
The Poodle should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle lifespan comparison. How long do West Highland White Terrier, Danish-Swedish Farmdog and Poodle breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-16 years
The average lifespan of West Highland White Terrier: 14 years
9-15 years
The average lifespan of Danish-Swedish Farmdog: 12 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Poodle: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
Yes See more. No See more. Yes See more.
Energy Level
Who has more energy a West Highland White Terrier or Danish-Swedish Farmdog or Poodle? West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle energy level comparison:
West Highland White Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Danish-Swedish Farmdogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: West Highland White Terrier or Danish-Swedish Farmdog or Poodle? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
West Highland White Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Danish-Swedish Farmdogs have an average exercise need.
Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: West Highland White Terrier or Danish-Swedish Farmdog or Poodle?
West Highland White Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Danish-Swedish Farmdogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: West Highland White Terrier or Danish-Swedish Farmdog or Poodle?
1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 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.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the West Highland White Terrier's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Low to Average: The Danish-Swedish Farmdog has a low to the average risk for obesity.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Poodle's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The West Highland White Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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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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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, West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle?

Low 🔽

The West Highland White Terrier has a low chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Danish-Swedish Farmdog has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Poodle has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The West Highland White Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Danish-Swedish Farmdog is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
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The Poodle is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle 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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Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: West Highland White Terrier or Danish-Swedish Farmdog or Poodle? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a 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: West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle?

Not really

West Highland White Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Danish-Swedish Farmdog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Yes

Poodle breed usually likes 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.

West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle 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 West Highland White Terrier and Danish-Swedish Farmdog and Poodle have?
2-5 puppies 3-5 puppies 2-4 puppies

West Highland White Terrier vs Danish-Swedish Farmdog vs Poodle Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Terrier breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Non-Sporting & Toy breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Small sized Terriers section. 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 Poodle section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
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
Club Espanol De Terriers
American Canine Registry
American Rare Breed Association
America's Pet Registry
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Foundation Stock Service
North American Purebred Registry, 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
Canadian Canine Registry

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