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Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog Comparison - Dog breed selector: Akita & German Shepherd mix or Bully or Berner Sennenhund? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog" Compare Akita Shepherd and Bullmastiff. Which is better: Akita Shepherd or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Name Akita Shepherd Bullmastiff Bernese Mountain Dog
OriginsJapan Germany England Switzerland
Group Designer Dogs Working Dogs Working Dogs
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Akita & German Shepherd mix Bully, Bullie Berner Sennenhund, Bernese Cattle Dog, Berner
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog breed type comparison:
Cross Breed Purebred Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937 as a Working breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Swiss Mountain- and Cattledogs section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
Dog Registry of America Inc.
International Designer 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
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
Which is cheaper, Akita Shepherd or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog? Which is more expensive?
No data available $1200-$1500 No data available
Availability
Average
Very frequent
Very frequent

Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Akita Shepherd or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog? Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog size comparison:
Large Large Large
Weight
Which is heavier, Akita Shepherd or Bullmastiff or Bullmastiff? Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog weight comparison:
Male: 75-120 pounds (34-54 kg), Female: 75-110 pounds (34-50 kg) Male: 110-133 pounds (50–60 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-55 kg) Male: 85-110 pounds (38–50 kg), Female: 80-105 pounds (36–48 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 97.5 pounds (44 kg), Female: 92.5 pounds (42 kg) Male: 121.5 pounds (50–60 kg), Female: 110 pounds (50 kg) Male: 97.5 pounds (38–50 kg), Female: 92.5 pounds (36–48 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Akita Shepherd or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog? Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog height comparison:
Male: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) Male: 25-27 inches (63–69 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61–66 cm) Male: 24-28 inches (61–71 cm), Female: 23-27 inches (58–69 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm) Male: 26 inches (63–69 cm), Female: 25 inches (61–66 cm) Male: 26 inches (61–71 cm), Female: 25 inches (58–69 cm)

Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog coat comparison:
Fluffy
Dense
Fuzzy
Waterproof
Straight
Rough Dense
Colors
What are the original Akita Shepherd, Bullmastiff and Bernese Mountain Dog color?
Red
Fawn
White
Black
Brown
Silver
Tan
Fawn
Red
Brindle
White
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Akita Shepherd or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog? Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog grooming comparison:
Average: The Akita Shepherd requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Bullmastiff doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Bernese Mountain Dog requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Akita Shepherd or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog? Akita Shepherd or Bullmastiff or {name3 shedding:
Akita Shepherds are heavy shedders.
Bullmastiffs shed moderately.
Bernese Mountain Dogs shed above average.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Akita Shepherd or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog?
3-4 weeks
More often than average.
4-6 weeks
Average.
4-6 weeks
Average.

Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Akita Shepherd or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog? Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog behavior/temperament comparison:
Alert
Dignified
Friendly
Responsive
Courageous
Docile
Intelligent
Vigilant
Independent
Faithful
Willing
Protective
Obedient
Confident
Curious
Loyal
Watchful
Alert
Courageous
Docile
Loyal
Reliable
Calm
Devoted
Powerful
Protective
Affectionate
Intelligent
Faithful
Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog intelligence:
Smart: Akita Shepherd's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Very smart: Bernese Mountain Dog is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog trainability comparison.
Akita Shepherds are easy to train.
Bullmastiffs are quite easy to train.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are easy to train.
Playfulness
Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog playfulness comparison:
Akita Shepherds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Bullmastiffs are not the most playful dog breed.
Bernese Mountain Dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Akita Shepherds 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
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog?
Akita Shepherds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Bullmastiffs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog social needs comparison:
Akita Shepherds need for social interaction is average.
Bullmastiffs need for social interaction is average.
Bernese Mountain Dogs need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog?
Low to Average: The Akita Shepherd rarely barks.
Low: The Bullmastiff barks none to minimal.
Average: The Bernese Mountain Dog barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Akita Shepherd or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Akita Shepherds are one of the best watchdogs.
Bullmastiffs are one of the best watchdogs.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Akita Shepherds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Bullmastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Low
The Akita Shepherd has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bullmastiff has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bernese Mountain Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Akita Shepherd or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog mouthiness comparison:
Akita Shepherds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bullmastiffs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bernese Mountain Dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Akita Shepherds have average wanderlust potential.
Bullmastiffs have average wanderlust potential.
Bernese Mountain Dogs have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Akita Shepherds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Bullmastiffs 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.
Bernese Mountain Dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Akita Shepherd or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Lakásbarát kutya Akita Shepherd fajta.
Nem a legjobb választás Bullmastiff, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Bullmastiff tartása lakásban.
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Bernese Mountain Dog kutyafajtát.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Akita Shepherds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Bullmastiffs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Bernese Mountain Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Akita Shepherd or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog?
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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
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.

Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Akita Shepherd or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog? Which dog is more friendly?
Akita Shepherds are average friendly towards strangers.
Bullmastiffs are average friendly towards strangers.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Akita Shepherd or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Akita Shepherds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Bullmastiffs are kid-friendly dogs.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Akita Shepherd or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Akita Shepherds are average friendly towards cats.
Bullmastiffs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Akita Shepherd or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Akita Shepherds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Bullmastiffs are not dog-friendly.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog?
No
Akita Shepherds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Bullmastiffs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Bernese Mountain Dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?
Yes
This breed makes good 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
Which one could be a therapy dog: Akita Shepherd or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog? Which is better for autism?
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
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?
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.
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.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Akita Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bullmastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bernese Mountain Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?
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.
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.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Akita Shepherds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Bullmastiffs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog?
Not really
Akita Shepherd breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bullmastiff breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bernese Mountain Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Akita Shepherds are generally with other pets.
Bullmastiffs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are generally with other pets.
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.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog health comparison. Which is the healthier: Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog?
Akita Shepherds are commonly healthy dogs.
Very healthy dog breed.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog health problems comparison:
Bloat
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Sebaceous Adenitis
Allergies
Blindness
Cancer
Cataracts
Cherry Eye
Chronic Diarrhea
Cruciate Ligament Rupture
Cushing's Syndrome
Degenerative Myelopathy
Demodectic Mange
Diabetes
Digestive Problems
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
Heart Disease
Hemophilia A
Hemophilia B
Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy
Lens Luxation
Lupus
Megaesophagus
Myasthenia Gravis
Nail Bed Disease
Osteochondrosis
Pannus
Panosteitis
Paralysis
Perianal Fistula
Retinal Dysplasia
Seborrhea
Vitiligo
Von Willebrand's Disease
Wobbler's Syndrome
Cancer
Entropion
Heart Problems
Hemangiosarcoma
Hypothyroidism
Kidney Issues
Lymphosarcoma
Osteosarcoma
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Bloat
Cancer
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Panosteitis
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Von Willebrand's Disease
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The Akita Shepherd should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Rare
The Bullmastiff should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Rare
The Bernese Mountain Dog should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog lifespan comparison. How long do Akita Shepherd, Bullmastiff and Bernese Mountain Dog breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-14 years 8-10 years 7-10 years
Hypoallergenic
Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Akita Shepherd or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog? Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog energy level comparison:
Akita Shepherds are high energy dogs.
Bullmastiffs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Bernese Mountain Dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Akita Shepherd or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Akita Shepherds need quite a lot of exercise.
Bullmastiffs exercise need is minimal.
Bernese Mountain Dogs have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Akita Shepherd or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Akita Shepherds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Bullmastiffs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Akita Shepherd or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Recommended daily amount: 3 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day. 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 6 to 8 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? Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog weight gain potential comparison:
Average.
High: The Bullmastiff breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog?
Prefers cold weather
The Akita Shepherd can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Bullmastiff can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The Bernese Mountain Dog can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog?
Medium
The Akita Shepherd has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Bullmastiff has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Bernese Mountain Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Akita Shepherd is an average drooler.
The Bullmastiff is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Bernese Mountain Dog drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.

Akita Shepherd vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
Litter Frequency 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
How many puppies can Akita Shepherd and Bullmastiff and Bernese Mountain Dog have?
3-12 puppies 4-13 puppies, average 8 1-14 puppies, average 8

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