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Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff Comparison - Dog breed selector: Groenendael or South African Boerboel or Dok-Khyi? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff" Compare Belgian Sheepdog and Boerboel. Which is better: Belgian Sheepdog or Boerboel or Tibetan Mastiff?
Name Belgian Sheepdog Boerboel Tibetan Mastiff
OriginsBelgium South Africa Tibet
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Working Dogs Working Dogs
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Groenendael, Chien De Berger Belge South African Boerboel, South African Mastiff Dok-Khyi, Tsang-khyi
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1911 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2006 as a Working breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by 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.
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
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
Price
Which is cheaper Belgian Sheepdog or Boerboel or Tibetan Mastiff? Which is more expensive?
$1200-$1400 $1500-$2000 $2500-$3500

Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger Belgian Sheepdog or Boerboel or Tibetan Mastiff? Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff size comparison:
Large Large
Giant
Large
Weight
Which is heavier Belgian Sheepdog or Boerboel or Boerboel? Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff weight comparison:
Male: 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg), Female: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg) 154-200 pounds (70-90 kg) 140-170 pounds (64-78 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 70 pounds (31.5 kg), Female: 65 pounds (29.5 kg) 177 pounds (80 kg) 155 pounds (71 kg)
Height
Which is taller Belgian Sheepdog or Boerboel or Tibetan Mastiff? Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff height comparison:
Male: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm) Male: 25-28 inches (64-70 cm), Female: 23-25.5 inches (59-65 cm) 25-28 inches (61-71 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 25 inches (63.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm) Male: 26.5 inches (67 cm), Female: 23-25.5 inches (62 cm) 26.5 inches (66 cm)

Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff coat comparison:
Soft
Thick
Dense
Shiny
Smooth
Thick
Hard
Colors
What are the original Belgian Sheepdog, Boerboel and Tibetan Mastiff color?
Brindle
Cream
Fawn
Black
Brindle
Cream
Reddish
Brown
Red
Tawny
Blue
Gray
Tan
Brown
Red
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain Belgian Sheepdog or Boerboel or Tibetan Mastiff? Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff grooming comparison:
Average: The Belgian Sheepdog requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Boerboel requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Tibetan Mastiff requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Belgian Sheepdog or Boerboel or Tibetan Mastiff? Belgian Sheepdog or Boerboel or {name3 shedding:
Belgian Sheepdogs shed moderately.
Boerboels shed moderately.
Tibetan Mastiffs shed moderately.

Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog Belgian Sheepdog or Boerboel or Tibetan Mastiff? Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff behavior/temperament comparison:
Active
Confident
Hard
Working
Stubborn
Intelligent
Alert
Friendly
Protective
Watchful
Confident
Intelligent
Territorial
Dominant
Obedient
Aloof
Strong
Willed
Courageous
Protective
Stubborn
Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff intelligence:
Very smart: Belgian Sheepdog is an excellent dog breed.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Tibetan Mastiff.
Trainability
Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff trainability comparison.
Belgian Sheepdogs are easy to train.
Boerboels are quite easy to train.
Tibetan Mastiffs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff playfulness comparison:
The Belgian Sheepdog is a highly playful breed.
Boerboels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Tibetan Mastiffs, 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.
Boerboels have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Tibetan Mastiffs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff?
Belgian Sheepdogs are highly affectionate dogs.
Boerboels are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Tibetan Mastiffs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff social needs comparison:
Belgian Sheepdogs are a social breed.
Boerboels need for social interaction is average.
Tibetan Mastiffs need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff?
Nagyon sokat: Belgian Sheepdog kimondottan hangos fajta.
Low to Average: The Boerboel rarely barks.
Nagyon sokat: Tibetan Mastiff kimondottan hangos fajta.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Belgian Sheepdog or Boerboel or Tibetan Mastiff?
Belgian Sheepdogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Boerboels are one of the best watchdogs.
Tibetan Mastiffs 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?
Belgian Sheepdogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Boerboels are extremely protective guard dogs.
Tibetan Mastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Low
The Belgian Sheepdog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Boerboel has a low chance of biting somebody.
High
The Tibetan Mastiff has a high chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff mouthiness comparison:
Belgian Sheepdogs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Boerboels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Tibetan Mastiffs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Belgian Sheepdogs have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Boerboel is strong enough to escape from home.
Tibetan Mastiffs have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Belgian Sheepdogs don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Boerboels 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.
Tibetan Mastiffs 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
Which dog is more apartment friendly Belgian Sheepdog or Boerboel or Tibetan Mastiff?
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Belgian Sheepdog kutyafajtát.
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Boerboel kutyafajtát.
Nem lakásbarát kutya Tibetan Mastiff.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Belgian Sheepdogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Boerboels adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tibetan Mastiffs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Belgian Sheepdog or Boerboel or Tibetan Mastiff?
Belgian Sheepdogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Belgian Sheepdog or Boerboel or Tibetan Mastiff? Which dog is more friendly?
Belgian Sheepdogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Boerboels are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Tibetan Mastiffs are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Belgian Sheepdog or Boerboel or Tibetan Mastiff?
Belgian Sheepdogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Boerboels are kid-friendly dogs.
Tibetan Mastiffs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Belgian Sheepdog or Boerboel or Tibetan Mastiff?
Belgian Sheepdogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Boerboels are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Tibetan Mastiffs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Belgian Sheepdog or Boerboel or Tibetan Mastiff?
Belgian Sheepdogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Boerboels are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Tibetan Mastiffs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Belgian Sheepdog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Boerboel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Tibetan Mastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Belgian Sheepdogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Boerboels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Tibetan Mastiffs are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Belgian Sheepdogs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Boerboels usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Tibetan Mastiffs are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff?
No
Belgian Sheepdogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Boerboels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Tibetan Mastiffs 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.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Belgian Sheepdog or Boerboel or Tibetan Mastiff? Which is better for autism?
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
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.
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.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff?
Not really
Belgian Sheepdog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Boerboel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Tibetan Mastiff breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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.

Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff health comparison. Which is the healthier: Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff?
The Belgian Sheepdog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Boerboels tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Tibetan Mastiffs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff health problems comparison:
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hyperthyroidism
Allergies
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Joint Dysplasia
Vaginal Hyperplasia
Autoimmune Hypothyroidism
Canine Inherited Demyelinative Neuropathy
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Panosteitis
Life Expectancy
Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff lifespan comparison. How long do Belgian Sheepdog, Boerboel and Tibetan Mastiff breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years 10-12 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Belgian Sheepdog or Boerboel or Tibetan Mastiff? Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff energy level comparison:
Belgian Sheepdogs are high energy dogs.
Boerboels have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Tibetan Mastiffs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Belgian Sheepdog or Boerboel or Tibetan Mastiff? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Belgian Sheepdogs need a lot of exercises.
Boerboels need quite a lot of exercise.
Tibetan Mastiffs have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Belgian Sheepdog or Boerboel or Tibetan Mastiff?
Belgian Sheepdogs don't need too much sleep.
Boerboels sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Tibetan Mastiffs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Belgian Sheepdog or Boerboel or Tibetan Mastiff?
2 to 3 cups of a high-quality dog food a day. 8 to 10 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? Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff weight gain potential comparison:
Low to Average.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Belgian Sheepdog can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers cold weather
The Tibetan Mastiff 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 Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff?
Medium
The Belgian Sheepdog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Boerboel has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Tibetan Mastiff has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Belgian Sheepdog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Boerboel 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 Tibetan Mastiff is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.

Belgian Sheepdog vs Boerboel vs Tibetan Mastiff 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 Belgian Sheepdog and Boerboel and Tibetan Mastiff have?
6-10 puppies 7-10 puppies 5-12 puppies

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