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Whippet vs Affenpinscher vs Labrador Retriever – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Whippet Affenpinscher Labrador Retriever
OriginsEngland Germany France England Canada
Group Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank611471
Reviews113
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Other Names English Whippet, Snap Dog Affen, Affie, African Terrier, Monkey Dog, Monkey Terrier Labrador, Lab
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1936 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sighthounds group, in the Short-haired Sighthounds 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 Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
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.
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
Price $800-$1200 $800-$1200 $1000-$2000

General Appearance - Whippet vs Affenpinscher vs Labrador Retriever

Size Medium Small Large
Weight 25 - 45 pounds (11 - 21 kg) 7-9 pounds (3-4 kg) Male: 60-75 pounds (27-34kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg)
Avg. Weight 25 - 45 pounds (11 - 21 kg) 8 pounds (3.5 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg)
Height Male: 18.5-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17.5-19 inches (44-48 cm) 9-12 inches (23-30 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm) 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Whippet vs Affenpinscher vs Labrador Retriever

Coat Fine
Short
Close in texture
Wiry Dense
Waterproof
Hard
Short
Colors Cream
Red
Blue
Fawn
White
Black
Belge
Tan
Red
Black
Silver
Yellow
Chocolate
Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Whippet requires minimal grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Effortless: The Labrador Retriever requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Whippets are low shedders.
Affenpinschers shed none to minimal.
Labrador Retrievers shed moderately.

Characteristics - Whippet vs Affenpinscher vs Labrador Retriever

Temperament Affectionate
Gentle
Lively
Friendly
Intelligent
Quiet
Outright
Adaptable
Companionable
Active
Curious
Playful
Adventurous
Funny
Loving
Stubborn
Affectionate
Cheerful
Friendly
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Energetic
Gentle
Loving
Going
Responsive
Intelligent Rank
Average: Whippet's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Affenpinscher's has great intelligence.
Outstanding: Labrador Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Whippets are easy to train.
Affenpinschers are quite easy to train.
Labrador Retrievers are very easy to train.
Playfulness
Whippets, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Affenpinscher is a playful breed.
The Labrador Retriever is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Whippets don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affenpinschers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Labrador Retrievers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Whippets are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Affenpinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Labrador Retrievers may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
Social Needs
Whippets need for social interaction is average.
Affenpinschers need a lot of social interaction.
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low: The Whippet barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Affenpinscher rarely barks.
Average: The Labrador Retriever barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Whippets are average watchdogs.
Affenpinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
Labrador Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Whippets can't provide protection for their territory.
Affenpinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Whippet has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Affenpinscher has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Labrador Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Whippets have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Affenpinschers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Labrador Retrievers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Whippet is strong enough to escape from home.
Affenpinschers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Labrador Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Whippets have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Affenpinschers 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.
Labrador Retrievers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Whippets are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Affenpinschers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Whippets adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Affenpinschers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Labrador Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Affenpinschers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Labrador Retrievers 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 - Whippet vs Affenpinscher vs Labrador Retriever

Stranger Friendly
Whippets are average friendly towards strangers.
Affenpinschers are average friendly towards strangers.
Labrador Retrievers are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Whippets are kid-friendly dogs.
Affenpinschers are not kid-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Whippets are not cat-friendly dogs.
Affenpinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Labrador Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Whippets are average friendly towards other dogs.
Affenpinschers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Whippet is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Affenpinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Labrador Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Whippets are usually recommended for elderly people.
Affenpinschers are not recommended for elderly people.
Labrador Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Whippets do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Affenpinschers are generally with other pets.
Labrador Retrievers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Whippets are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Affenpinschers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Labrador Retrievers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn 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.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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.
Yes
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.
Yes
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
Whippet breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Affenpinscher breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Labrador Retriever breed usually likes 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 - Whippet vs Affenpinscher vs Labrador Retriever

Health Issues
The Whippet is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Affenpinscher is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Labrador Retriever is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Addison's Disease
Arthritis
Deafness
Drug Sensitivity
Heart Murmurs
Heart Problems
Hypothyroidism
Kidney Issues
Vaccination Sensitivity
Von Willebrand's Disease
Cataracts
Collapsed Trachea
Fractures
Heart Murmurs
Hip Dysplasia
Legg-perthes Disease
Luxating Patella
Open Fontanel
Patellar Luxation
Patent Ductus Arteriosis
Slipped Stifle
Acute Moist Dermatitis
Bloat
Cataracts
Cold Tail
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Myopathy
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-14 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes No
Energy Level
Whippets are high energy dogs.
Affenpinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Labrador Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Whippets have an average exercise need.
Affenpinschers have an average exercise need.
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Whippets don't need too much sleep.
Affenpinschers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Labrador Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 2 cups 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. Recommended daily amount: 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low.
Average.
High: The Labrador Retriever breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Whippet has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Affenpinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Labrador Retriever has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Whippet is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Affenpinscher is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Labrador Retriever is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Whippet vs Affenpinscher vs Labrador Retriever

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 4-8 puppies 1-3 puppies 5-10 puppies

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