Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon Comparison - Dog breed selector: Yorkie or Cavalier or Continental Toy Spaniel? Find the right dog for you

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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Yorkie Cavalier
Cavie
Cav
Continental Toy Spaniel
Epagneul Nain
Epagneul Nain Continental
Phalène
Squirrel Dog
Butterfly Dog
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Yorkshire Terrier or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Papillon? Which is more expensive?
$600-$1000 $1200-$1500 $400-$600
Availability
Which is easier to get, Yorkshire Terrier or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Papillon?
Very frequent: The Yorkshire Terrier is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Papillon is quite easy to get.

Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Yorkshire Terrier or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Papillon? Which is the smallest dog, Yorkshire Terrier or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Papillon?
Small Small Small
Weight
Which is heavier, Yorkshire Terrier or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel? Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon weight comparison:
2-3 kg (4-7 pounds) 10-18 pounds (5-8 kg) Male: 8-10 pounds (4-5 kg), Female: 7-9 pounds (3-4 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
2.5 kg (5.5 pounds) 14 pounds (6.5 kg) Male: 9 pounds (4.5 kg), Female: 8 pounds (3.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Yorkshire Terrier or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Papillon? Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon height comparison:
20-23 cm (8-9 inches) 12-13 inches (30-33 cm) Male: 8-11 inches (20-28 cm), Female: 8-11 inches (20-28 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
21.5 cm (8.5 inches) 12.5 inches (31.5 cm) Male: 9.5 inches (24 cm), Female: 9.5 inches (24 cm)

Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon coat comparison:
Fine Feathered Feathered
Colors
What are the original Yorkshire Terrier, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Papillon color?
Gold
Blue
Tan
Black
Tan
Blenheim
Tricolor
Ruby
White
Red
Tan
Lemon
Sable
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Yorkshire Terrier or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Papillon? Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon grooming comparison:
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
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Average: The Papillon requires average grooming effort.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Yorkshire Terrier or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Papillon? Yorkshire Terrier or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or {name3 shedding:
Yorkshire Terriers shed none to minimal.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels shed above average.
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Papillons shed none to minimal.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Yorkshire Terrier or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Papillon?
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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6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Yorkshire Terrier or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Papillon? Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon behavior/temperament comparison:
Alert
Energetic
Intelligent
Playful
Courageous
Independent
Loyal
Affectionate
Courageous
Intelligent
Cheerful
Gentle
Social
Polite
Quiet
Active
Graceful
Fearless
Friendly
Nonaggressive
Sporty
No tendency towards nervousness
Alert
Friendly
Energetic
Happy
Intelligent
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon intelligence:
Smart: Yorkshire Terrier's has great intelligence.
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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: Papillon is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Trainability
Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon trainability comparison.
Yorkshire Terriers are quite easy to train.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are quite easy to train.
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Papillons are easy to train.
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Playfulness
Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon playfulness comparison:
Average: Yorkshire Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Average: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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The Papillon is a highly playful breed.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Sensitive: Yorkshire Terriers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Sensitive: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Papillons 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: Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon?
High: Yorkshire Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Papillons are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon social needs comparison:
Yorkshire Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels need a lot of social interaction.
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Papillons need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon?
A lot: Yorkshire Terrier is a particularly loud breed.
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Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel barks occasionally.
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A lot: Papillon is a particularly loud breed.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Yorkshire Terrier or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Papillon?
Yorkshire Terriers are good watchdogs.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best watchdogs.
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Papillons are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Yorkshire Terrier or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Papillon? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Yorkshire Terriers strongly protect their territory.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
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Papillons strongly protect their territory.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Yorkshire Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Papillon has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Yorkshire Terrier or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Papillon?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Yorkshire Terrier bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Papillon bite force: Weak.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon mouthiness comparison:
Yorkshire Terriers have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Papillons have an 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?
Yorkshire Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Papillons are not the biggest explorers.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Yorkshire Terriers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels 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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Papillons have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Yorkshire Terrier or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Papillon?
Very house-friendly dog the Yorkshire Terrier breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed.
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 Papillon indoors.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Yorkshire Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Papillons adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Yorkshire Terrier or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Papillon?
Yorkshire Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Papillons tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon Good With Comparison

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

Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon Health Comparison

Health Issues
Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon health comparison. Which is the healthier: Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon?
Yorkshire Terriers are commonly healthy dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Papillon 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: Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon health problems comparison:
Collapsed Trachea
Hypoglycemia
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Reverse Sneezing
Dry Eye
Episodic Falling Syndrome
Hip Dysplasia
Mitral Valve Disease
Patellar Luxation
Syringomyelia
Collapsed Trachea
Hypoglycemia
Open Fontanel
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The Yorkshire Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Frequent
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Average
The Papillon should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon lifespan comparison. How long do Yorkshire Terrier, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Papillon breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-16 years
The average lifespan of Yorkshire Terrier: 14 years
10-14 years
The average lifespan of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: 12 years
12-16 years
The average lifespan of Papillon: 14 years
Hypoallergenic
Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Yorkshire Terrier or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Papillon? Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon energy level comparison:
Yorkshire Terriers are high-energy dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Papillons have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Yorkshire Terrier or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Papillon? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Yorkshire Terriers exercise need is very minimal.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average exercise need.
Papillons need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Yorkshire Terrier or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Papillon?
Yorkshire Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Papillons are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Yorkshire Terrier or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Papillon?
Recommended daily amount: 1/2 to 3/4 cup 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. 1/4 to 1 cup 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? Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon weight gain potential comparison:
Low to Average: The Yorkshire Terrier has a low to the average risk for obesity.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average: The Papillon has an average risk for obesity.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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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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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, Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon?

Medium

The Yorkshire Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.

High 🔼

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Papillon has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Yorkshire Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Papillon is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon 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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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Yorkshire Terrier or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Papillon? 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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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a 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: Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon?

Not really

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

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Papillon 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.

Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon 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 Yorkshire Terrier and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Papillon have?
4-6 puppies 3-5 puppies 2-4 puppies

Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Papillon Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1915 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Toy Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the English Toy Spaniels section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Continental Toy Spaniel and Russian Toy 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
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

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