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Boerboel vs Rottweiler vs Cordoba Fighting Dog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Boerboel vs Rottweiler vs Cordoba Fighting Dog" Compare Boerboel and Rottweiler. Which is better: Boerboel or Rottweiler or Cordoba Fighting Dog?
Name Boerboel Rottweiler Cordoba Fighting Dog
OriginsSouth Africa Germany Argentina
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Extinct
Popularity Rank1248253
Reviews160
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Other Names South African Boerboel, South African Mastiff Rottie, Rott Fighting Dog of Cordoba, Cordoban Fighting Dog, Argentine Fighting Dog, Perro de Presa de Cordoba, Perro de Pelea Cordobés, Cordobese dog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition 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
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
Colonial Rottweiler Club
Deutscher Rottweiler Klub
International Rottweiler Club
No set
Price $1500-$2000 $1200-$2000 Unavailable

General Appearance - Boerboel vs Rottweiler vs Cordoba Fighting Dog

Size Large
Giant
Large
Giant
Large
Weight 154-200 pounds (70-90 kg) Male: 95-130 pounds (43-59 kg), Female: 85-115 pounds (38-52 kg) Male: 55-90 pounds (25-41 kg), Female: 45-85 pounds (20-39 kg)
Avg. Weight 177 pounds (80 kg) Male: 112.5 pounds (51 kg), Female: 100 pounds (45 kg) Male: 72.5 pounds (33 kg), Female: 65 pounds (29.5 kg)
Height Male: 25-28 inches (64-70 cm), Female: 23-25.5 inches (59-65 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm) Male: 22-26 inches (56-66 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 26.5 inches (67 cm), Female: 23-25.5 inches (62 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm) Male: 24 inches (57 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm)

Hair & Care - Boerboel vs Rottweiler vs Cordoba Fighting Dog

Coat Dense
Shiny
Smooth
Dense Dense
Smooth
Colors Brindle
Cream
Reddish
Brown
Red
Tawny
Mahogany
Tan
Rust
Black
White
Grooming
Effortless: The Boerboel requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Rottweiler requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Cordoba Fighting Dog requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Boerboels shed moderately.
Rottweilers shed moderately.
Cordoba Fighting Dogs shed moderately.

Characteristics - Boerboel vs Rottweiler vs Cordoba Fighting Dog

Temperament Confident
Intelligent
Territorial
Dominant
Obedient
Alert
Fearless
Independent
Loyal
Courageous
Good-natured
Intelligent
Protective
Fierce
Aggressive
Strong
Vigorous
Relentless
Fighter
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Outstanding: Rottweiler is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Average: Cordoba Fighting Dog's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Boerboels are quite easy to train.
Rottweilers are easy to train.
Cordoba Fighting Dogs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Boerboels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Rottweilers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Cordoba Fighting Dog is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Boerboels have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Boerboels are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Rottweilers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Cordoba Fighting Dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Boerboels need for social interaction is average.
Rottweilers need a lot of social interaction.
Cordoba Fighting Dogs need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Boerboel rarely barks.
Low: The Rottweiler barks none to minimal.
Average: The Cordoba Fighting Dog barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Boerboels are one of the best watchdogs.
Rottweilers are one of the best watchdogs.
Cordoba Fighting Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Boerboels are extremely protective guard dogs.
Rottweilers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Cordoba Fighting Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Boerboel has a low chance of biting somebody.
High
The Rottweiler has a high chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Cordoba Fighting Dog has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Boerboels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Rottweilers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cordoba Fighting Dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Boerboel is strong enough to escape from home.
Rottweilers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Cordoba Fighting Dogs have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
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.
Rottweilers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Cordoba Fighting Dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Boerboels are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Rottweilers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Cordoba Fighting Dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Boerboels adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Rottweilers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Cordoba Fighting Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Rottweilers 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.
Fighting Dog Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately 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.

Good With - Boerboel vs Rottweiler vs Cordoba Fighting Dog

Stranger Friendly
Boerboels are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Cordoba Fighting Dogs are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Boerboels are kid-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cordoba Fighting Dogs are not kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Boerboels are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are average friendly towards cats.
Cordoba Fighting Dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Boerboels are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not dog-friendly.
Cordoba Fighting Dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Boerboel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rottweiler is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cordoba Fighting Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Boerboels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Rottweilers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Cordoba Fighting Dogs are not recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Boerboels usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Rottweilers are generally with other pets.
Cordoba Fighting Dogs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Boerboels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Rottweilers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Cordoba Fighting Dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
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 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 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
Boerboel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Rottweiler breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Cordoba Fighting Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog 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.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Boerboel vs Rottweiler vs Cordoba Fighting Dog

Health Issues
Boerboels tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Rottweiler is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Cordoba Fighting Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Allergies
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Joint Dysplasia
Vaginal Hyperplasia
Allergies
Aortic Stenosis
Bloat
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteosarcoma
Panosteitis
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
No set
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 8-11 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Boerboels have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Rottweilers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Cordoba Fighting Dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Boerboels need quite a lot of exercise.
Rottweilers have an average exercise need.
Cordoba Fighting Dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Boerboels sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Rottweilers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Cordoba Fighting Dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals Recommended daily amount: 4 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2.5 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
High: The Rottweiler breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
High: The Cordoba Fighting Dog breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness Medium
The Boerboel has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Rottweiler has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cordoba Fighting Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
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 Rottweiler 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 Cordoba Fighting Dog is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Boerboel vs Rottweiler vs Cordoba Fighting Dog

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 7-10 puppies 8-12 puppies 2-8 puppies

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