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American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher Comparison - Dog breed selector: Eskimo Spitz or Alsatian or Dobie? Find the right dog for you

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Name American Eskimo Dog German Shepherd Doberman Pinscher
OriginsUnited States Germany Germany Germany
Group Companion Dogs Pastoral / Herding Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank118216
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Eskimo Spitz, American Spitz, German Spitz, Eskie Alsatian, Berger Allemand, Alsatian wolf dog (UK), Deutscher Schäferhund, Schäferhund Dobie, Dobermann, Dobynm, Doberman
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1994 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Working breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
National Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
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
German Shepherd Dog Club Of America
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
Price
Which is cheaper, American Eskimo Dog or German Shepherd or Doberman Pinscher? Which is more expensive?
No data available $800-$2000 $800-$1000
Availability
Frequent
Very frequent
Very frequent

American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, American Eskimo Dog or German Shepherd or Doberman Pinscher? American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher size comparison:
Medium Large Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, American Eskimo Dog or German Shepherd or German Shepherd? American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher weight comparison:
Toy: 6-10 pounds (3-5 kg)Standard: 18-35 pounds (8-16 kg), Miniature: 10-17 pounds (5-8 kg) Male: 66-88 pounds (30-40 kg), Female: 49-71 pounds (22-32 kg) Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Toy: 8 pounds (4 kg)Standard: 26.5 pounds (12 kg), Miniature: 13.5 pounds (6.5 kg) Male: 77 pounds (35 kg), Female: 60 pounds (27 kg) Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, American Eskimo Dog or German Shepherd or Doberman Pinscher? American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher height comparison:
Toy: 9-12 inches (22-30 cm)Standard: 15-20 inches (49-50 cm), Miniature: 12-15 inches (30-40 cm) Male: 24-26 inches (60-65 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (55-60 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Toy: 10.5 inches (26 cm)Standard: 17.5 inches (49.5 cm), Miniature: 13.5 inches (35 cm) Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (57.5 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher coat comparison:
Fluffy Fuzzy Fine
Colors
What are the original American Eskimo Dog, German Shepherd and Doberman Pinscher color?
White
Biscuit
Silver
Tan
Red
Black
Blue
Red
Tan
Brown
White
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, American Eskimo Dog or German Shepherd or Doberman Pinscher? American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher grooming comparison:
Average: The American Eskimo Dog requires average grooming effort.
Average: The German Shepherd requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more American Eskimo Dog or German Shepherd or Doberman Pinscher? American Eskimo Dog or German Shepherd or {name3 shedding:
American Eskimo Dogs are heavy shedders.
German Shepherds are heavy shedders.
Doberman Pinschers shed moderately.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: American Eskimo Dog or German Shepherd or Doberman Pinscher?
3-4 weeks
More often than average.
8-12 weeks
Very rarely.
3-4 weeks
More often than average.

American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, American Eskimo Dog or German Shepherd or Doberman Pinscher? American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher behavior/temperament comparison:
Alert
Friendly
Intelligent
Energetic
Independent
Protective
Alert
Courageous
Intelligent
Obedient
Confident
Curious
Loyal
Watchful
Alert
Fearless
Loyal
Energetic
Intelligent
Obedient
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher intelligence:
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Outstanding: German Shepherd is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher trainability comparison.
American Eskimo Dogs are easy to train.
German Shepherds are easy to train.
Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher playfulness comparison:
The American Eskimo Dog is a highly playful breed.
German Shepherds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Doberman Pinschers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
German Shepherds 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.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher?
American Eskimo Dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
German Shepherds 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.
Social Needs
American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher social needs comparison:
American Eskimo Dogs need a lot of social interaction.
German Shepherds need for social interaction is average.
Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher?
Nagyon sokat: American Eskimo Dog kimondottan hangos fajta.
Low to Average: The German Shepherd rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: American Eskimo Dog or German Shepherd or Doberman Pinscher?
American Eskimo Dogs are good watchdogs.
German Shepherds are one of the best watchdogs.
Doberman Pinschers 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?
American Eskimo Dogs are average defenders.
German Shepherds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Low
The American Eskimo Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
High
The German Shepherd has a high chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: American Eskimo Dog or German Shepherd or Doberman Pinscher?
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? American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher mouthiness comparison:
American Eskimo Dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
German Shepherds have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Doberman Pinschers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
American Eskimo Dogs have average wanderlust potential.
German Shepherds are not the biggest explorers.
Doberman Pinschers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
American Eskimo Dogs 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.
German Shepherds 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.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly American Eskimo Dog or German Shepherd or Doberman Pinscher?
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya American Eskimo Dog fajta.
Nem a legjobb választás German Shepherd, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható German Shepherd tartása lakásban.
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Doberman Pinscher fajta.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
American Eskimo Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
German Shepherds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Doberman Pinschers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: American Eskimo Dog or German Shepherd or Doberman Pinscher?
American Eskimo Dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly American Eskimo Dog or German Shepherd or Doberman Pinscher? Which dog is more friendly?
American Eskimo Dogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
German Shepherds are stranger friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly American Eskimo Dog or German Shepherd or Doberman Pinscher?
American Eskimo Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
German Shepherds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly American Eskimo Dog or German Shepherd or Doberman Pinscher?
American Eskimo Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
German Shepherds are average friendly towards cats.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly American Eskimo Dog or German Shepherd or Doberman Pinscher?
American Eskimo Dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
German Shepherds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher?
No
American Eskimo Dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
German Shepherds 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.
Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: American Eskimo Dog or German Shepherd or Doberman Pinscher? 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.
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.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
American Eskimo Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
German Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Doberman Pinscher 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.
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.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
American Eskimo Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
German Shepherds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher?
Not really
American Eskimo Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
German Shepherd breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Doberman Pinscher breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
American Eskimo Dogs are generally with other pets.
German Shepherds are generally with other pets.
Doberman Pinschers 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.
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.

American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher health comparison. Which is the healthier: American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher?
The American Eskimo Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
German Shepherds are commonly healthy dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher health problems comparison:
Cataracts
Diabetes
Hip Dysplasia
Legg-perthes Disease
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Allergies
Blindness
Bloat
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
Hip Dysplasia
Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy
Lens Luxation
Lupus
Megaesophagus
Myasthenia Gravis
Nail Bed Disease
Osteochondrosis
Pannus
Panosteitis
Paralysis
Perianal Fistula
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Retinal Dysplasia
Seborrhea
Vitiligo
Von Willebrand's Disease
Wobbler's Syndrome
Cardiomyopathy
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Von Willebrand's Disease
Wobbler's Syndrome
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The American Eskimo Dog should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Rare
The German Shepherd should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Rare
The Doberman Pinscher should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher lifespan comparison. How long do American Eskimo Dog, German Shepherd and Doberman Pinscher breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-15 years 10-13 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a American Eskimo Dog or German Shepherd or Doberman Pinscher? American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher energy level comparison:
American Eskimo Dogs are high energy dogs.
German Shepherds are high energy dogs.
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: American Eskimo Dog or German Shepherd or Doberman Pinscher? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
American Eskimo Dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
German Shepherds need quite a lot of exercise.
Doberman Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: American Eskimo Dog or German Shepherd or Doberman Pinscher?
American Eskimo Dogs don't need too much sleep.
German Shepherds don't need too much sleep.
Doberman Pinschers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: American Eskimo Dog or German Shepherd or Doberman Pinscher?
1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4 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 / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher?
Prefers cold weather
The American Eskimo Dog can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher?
Medium
The American Eskimo Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The German Shepherd has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The American Eskimo Dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The German Shepherd is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
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.

American Eskimo Dog vs German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher 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 American Eskimo Dog and German Shepherd and Doberman Pinscher have?
4-6 puppies 6-10 puppies 6-10 puppies

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