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Akita vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog Comparison - Dog breed selector: Great Japanese Dog or Bully or Berner Sennenhund? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Akita vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog" Compare Akita and Bullmastiff. Which is better: Akita or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Name Akita Bullmastiff Bernese Mountain Dog
OriginsJapan England Switzerland
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank475125
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Great Japanese Dog, Japanese Akita, American Akita Bully, Bullie Berner Sennenhund, Bernese Cattle Dog, Berner
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Akita vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1972 as a Working breed. 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?
Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Asian Spitz and related breeds section. 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?
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Continental Kennel Club
National 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
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 or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog? Which is more expensive?
No data available $1200-$1500 No data available
Availability
Very frequent
Very frequent
Very frequent

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

Size
Which is bigger, Akita or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog? Akita vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog size comparison:
Large Large Large
Weight
Which is heavier, Akita or Bullmastiff or Bullmastiff? Akita 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 or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog? Akita 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 vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog Hair & Care Comparison

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

Akita vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Akita or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog? Akita vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog behavior/temperament comparison:
Alert
Dignified
Friendly
Responsive
Courageous
Docile
Intelligent
Vigilant
Independent
Faithful
Willing
Protective
Alert
Courageous
Docile
Loyal
Reliable
Calm
Devoted
Powerful
Protective
Affectionate
Intelligent
Faithful
Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Akita vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog intelligence:
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Akita.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Very smart: Bernese Mountain Dog is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Akita vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog trainability comparison.
Akitas are easy to train.
Bullmastiffs are quite easy to train.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are easy to train.
Playfulness
Akita vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog playfulness comparison:
Akitas, 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?
Akitas 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 vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog?
Akitas 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 vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog social needs comparison:
Akitas 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 vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog?
Low: The Akita barks none to minimal.
Low: The Bullmastiff barks none to minimal.
Average: The Bernese Mountain Dog barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Akita or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Akitas 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?
Akitas 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:
Moderate
The Akita has an average 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 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 vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog mouthiness comparison:
Akitas have an 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?
Wanderlust potential of the Akita is strong enough to escape from home.
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?
Akitas 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 or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Akita 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?
Akitas 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 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 Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately 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 vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Akita or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog? Which dog is more friendly?
Akitas are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Bullmastiffs are average friendly towards strangers.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Akita or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Akitas are kid-friendly dogs.
Bullmastiffs are kid-friendly dogs.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Akita or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Akitas 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 or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Akitas 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 vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog?
No
Akitas 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?
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
Which one could be a therapy dog: Akita or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog? Which is better for autism?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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?
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.
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 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?
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.
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?
Akitas are usually recommended 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 vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog?
Not really
Akita 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?
Akitas 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 vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Akita vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog health comparison. Which is the healthier: Akita vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog?
The Akita is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Akita vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Akita vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog health problems comparison:
Bloat
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Sebaceous Adenitis
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?
Average
The Akita should have a complete physical check-up at least 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 vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog lifespan comparison. How long do Akita, 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 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 or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog? Akita vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog energy level comparison:
Akitas have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
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 vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Akita or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Akitas 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 or Bullmastiff or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Akitas 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 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 vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High.
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 vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog?
Prefers cold weather
The Akita 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 vs Bullmastiff vs Bernese Mountain Dog?
Medium
The Akita 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 is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
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 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 and Bullmastiff and Bernese Mountain Dog have?
3-12 puppies 4-13 puppies, average 8 1-14 puppies, average 8

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