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Whippet vs Basset Hound vs Miniature Shar Pei – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Whippet vs Basset Hound vs Miniature Shar Pei" Compare Whippet and Basset Hound. Which is better: Whippet or Basset Hound or Miniature Shar Pei?
Name Whippet Basset Hound Miniature Shar Pei
OriginsEngland France China
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank6139283
Reviews100
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Other Names English Whippet, Snap Dog Basset, Hush Puppy Mini Shar Pei, Mini Pei, Miniature Chinese Shar-Pei
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 1885 as a Hound breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sighthounds group, in the Short-haired Sighthounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section. Not recognized by FCI.
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.
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
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Price $800-$1200 $300-$500 $1500-$2000

General Appearance - Whippet vs Basset Hound vs Miniature Shar Pei

Size Medium Medium Small
Weight 25 - 45 pounds (11 - 21 kg) Male: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg) 25-40 pounds (11-18 kg)
Avg. Weight 25 - 45 pounds (11 - 21 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg) 32.5 pounds (14.5 kg)
Height Male: 18.5-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17.5-19 inches (44-48 cm) Male: 12-15 inches (30-38 cm), Female: 11-14 inches (28-36 cm) 17 inches and under (43 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm) Male: 13.5 inches (34 cm), Female: 12.5 inches (32 cm) 17 inches and under (43 cm)

Hair & Care - Whippet vs Basset Hound vs Miniature Shar Pei

Coat Fine
Short
Close in texture
Dense Harsh
Prickly
Colors Cream
Red
Blue
Fawn
White
Black
Tan
Gray
Tricolor
Brown
Red
White
Black
Apricot
Blue
Cream
Red
Brown
Fawn
Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Whippet requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Basset Hound doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Miniature Shar Pei requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Whippets are low shedders.
Basset Hounds shed moderately.
Miniature Shar Peis shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Whippet vs Basset Hound vs Miniature Shar Pei

Temperament Affectionate
Gentle
Lively
Friendly
Intelligent
Quiet
Outright
Adaptable
Companionable
Affectionate
Friendly
Sweet
Tempered
Devoted
Gentle
Tenacious
Affectionate
Alert
Confident
Playful
Adaptable
Calm
Independent
Intelligent Rank
Average: Whippet's has average obedience intelligence.
Low: The Basset Hound if one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
Smart: Miniature Shar Pei's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Whippets are easy to train.
Basset Hounds are quite easy to train.
Miniature Shar Peis are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Whippets, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Basset Hounds are not the most playful dog breed.
Miniature Shar Peis, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Whippets don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Whippets are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Basset Hounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Miniature Shar Peis are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Whippets need for social interaction is average.
Basset Hounds need for social interaction is average.
Miniature Shar Peis are a social breed.
Barking
Low: The Whippet barks none to minimal.
Average: The Basset Hound barks occasionally.
Low: The Miniature Shar Pei barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Whippets are average watchdogs.
Basset Hounds are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Miniature Shar Peis are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Whippets can't provide protection for their territory.
Basset Hounds can't provide protection for their territory.
Miniature Shar Peis strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Whippet has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Basset Hound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Miniature Shar Pei has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Whippets have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Basset Hounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Miniature Shar Peis have an average 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.
Basset Hounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Miniature Shar Peis have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Whippets have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Basset Hounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Miniature Shar Peis 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.
Apartment Friendly
Whippets are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Basset Hounds are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Miniature Shar Peis are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Whippets adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Basset Hounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Miniature Shar Peis adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Miniature Shar Peis 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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Whippet vs Basset Hound vs Miniature Shar Pei

Stranger Friendly
Whippets are average friendly towards strangers.
Basset Hounds are very stranger friendly dogs.
Miniature Shar Peis are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Whippets are kid-friendly dogs.
Basset Hounds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Miniature Shar Peis are not kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Whippets are not cat-friendly dogs.
Basset Hounds are very cat-friendly dogs.
Miniature Shar Peis are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Whippets are average friendly towards other dogs.
Basset Hounds are very dog-friendly dogs.
Miniature Shar Peis are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Whippet is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Basset Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Miniature Shar Pei is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Whippets are usually recommended for elderly people.
Basset Hounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Miniature Shar Peis are not recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Whippets do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Basset Hounds are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Miniature Shar Peis are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Whippets are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Basset Hounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Miniature Shar Peis 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.
Not really
This breed generally not used 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Whippet breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Basset Hound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Miniature Shar Pei 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 - Whippet vs Basset Hound vs Miniature Shar Pei

Health Issues
The Whippet is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Basset Hound is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems Addison's Disease
Arthritis
Deafness
Drug Sensitivity
Heart Murmurs
Heart Problems
Hypothyroidism
Kidney Issues
Vaccination Sensitivity
Von Willebrand's Disease
Allergies
Bloat
Cherry Eye
Ear Infections
Ectropion
Entropion
Glaucoma
Hip Dysplasia
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Obesity
Panosteitis
Patellar Luxation
Thrombopathia
Von Willebrand's Disease
Allergies
Entropion
Skin Irritation
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 10-12 years 9-11 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Whippets are high energy dogs.
Basset Hounds have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Miniature Shar Peis have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
Whippets have an average exercise need.
Basset Hounds have an average exercise need.
Miniature Shar Peis exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Whippets don't need too much sleep.
Basset Hounds like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Miniature Shar Peis like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low.
High: The Basset Hound breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Miniature Shar Pei can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Low
The Whippet has a low chance of bad smell.
High
The Basset Hound has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Miniature Shar Pei has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Whippet is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Basset Hound drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
The Miniature Shar Pei drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.

Reproducibility - Whippet vs Basset Hound vs Miniature Shar Pei

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 6-8 puppies 4-6 puppies

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