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Akita vs Doberman Pinscher vs Boxmatian – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Akita vs Doberman Pinscher vs Boxmatian" Compare Akita and Doberman Pinscher. Which is better: Akita or Doberman Pinscher or Boxmatian?
Name Akita Doberman Pinscher Boxmatian
OriginsJapan Germany Germany Croatia
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Designer Dogs
Popularity Rank4716566
Reviews330
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Other Names Great Japanese Dog, Japanese Akita, American Akita Dobie, Dobermann, Dobynm, Doberman Cross between the Boxer and Dalmatian dog breeds
Boxemation
Boxermation
Boxmation
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1972 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group 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 Pinscher and Schnauzer type section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition 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
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Canine Registry
Price $800-$1200 $800-$1000 300-500

General Appearance - Akita vs Doberman Pinscher vs Boxmatian

Size Large Medium Large
Weight Male: 75-120 pounds (34-54 kg), Female: 75-110 pounds (34-50 kg) Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg) 50-90 pounds (23-41 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 97.5 pounds (44 kg), Female: 92.5 pounds (42 kg) Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg) 70 pounds (32 kg)
Height Male: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) 19-24 inches (48-61 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm) 22.5 inches (57 cm)

Hair & Care - Akita vs Doberman Pinscher vs Boxmatian

Coat Fluffy
Dense
Waterproof
Straight
Fine Short
Straight
Colors Red
Fawn
White
Black
Brown
Blue
Red
Tan
Brown
White
Black
Black
White
Pied
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Akita doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Boxmatian requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Akitas are heavy shedders.
Doberman Pinschers shed moderately.
Boxmatians shed moderately.

Characteristics - Akita vs Doberman Pinscher vs Boxmatian

Temperament Alert
Dignified
Friendly
Responsive
Courageous
Docile
Intelligent
Vigilant
Independent
Faithful
Willing
Protective
Alert
Fearless
Loyal
Energetic
Intelligent
Obedient
Playful
Goofy
Protective
Willing
Intelligent Rank
Average: Akita's has average obedience intelligence.
Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Smart: Boxmatian's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Akitas are easy to train.
Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
Boxmatians are easy to train.
Playfulness
Akitas, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Doberman Pinschers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Boxmatian is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Akitas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Doberman Pinschers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Boxmatians have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Akitas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Doberman Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Boxmatians are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Akitas need for social interaction is average.
Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
Boxmatians need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low: The Akita barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
Average: The Boxmatian barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Akitas are one of the best watchdogs.
Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
Boxmatians are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Akitas are extremely protective guard dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Boxmatians are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Moderate
The Akita has an average chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Boxmatian has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Akitas have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Doberman Pinschers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Boxmatians have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Akita is strong enough to escape from home.
Doberman Pinschers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the Boxmatian is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Akitas have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Doberman Pinschers don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Boxmatians 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
Akitas are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Boxmatians are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Akitas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Doberman Pinschers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Boxmatians adapt badly to lifestyle changes and different 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.
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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Akita vs Doberman Pinscher vs Boxmatian

Stranger Friendly
Akitas are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Boxmatians are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Akitas are kid-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Boxmatians are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Akitas are average friendly towards cats.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Boxmatians are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Akitas are average friendly towards other dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Boxmatians are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Akita is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Doberman Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Boxmatian is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Akitas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Boxmatians are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Akitas are generally with other pets.
Doberman Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Boxmatians do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Akitas are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Doberman Pinschers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Boxmatians 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.
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.
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.
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
Akita breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Doberman Pinscher breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Boxmatian 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 - Akita vs Doberman Pinscher vs Boxmatian

Health Issues
The Akita is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems Bloat
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Sebaceous Adenitis
Cardiomyopathy
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Von Willebrand's Disease
Wobbler's Syndrome
Allergies
Hypothyroidism
Life Expectancy 10-14 years 10-12 years 10-13 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
No
Energy Level
Akitas have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Boxmatians are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Akitas need quite a lot of exercise.
Doberman Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
Boxmatians need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Akitas are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Doberman Pinschers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Boxmatians don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 3 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day. 5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The Akita can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers warm weather Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Akita has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Boxmatian has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
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 Doberman Pinscher 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 Boxmatian is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Akita vs Doberman Pinscher vs Boxmatian

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 3-12 puppies 6-10 puppies 4 to 6 puppies

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