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Bouvier des Flandres vs Newfoundland vs Cane Corso – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Bouvier des Flandres vs Newfoundland vs Cane Corso" Compare Bouvier des Flandres and Newfoundland. Which is better: Bouvier des Flandres or Newfoundland or Cane Corso?
Name Bouvier des Flandres Newfoundland Cane Corso
OriginsBelgium Canada Italy
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank853637
Reviews122
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Other Names Belgian Cattle Dog, Flanders Cattle Dog, Vlaamse Koehond Newf, Newfie, The Gentle Giant, Blackbear Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff, Cane Di Macellaio
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2010 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) 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 Molossian type section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
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
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
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
National Kennel Club
Price $1500-$2000 $1500-$2000 $1500-$2000

General Appearance - Bouvier des Flandres vs Newfoundland vs Cane Corso

Size Large Giant Large
Weight Males 75-110 pounds (34-50 kg), Female: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg) Male: 130-150 pounds (59-68 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-54 kg) Male: 99-110 pounds (45-50 kg), Female: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg)
Avg. Weight Males 92.5 pounds (42 kg), Female: 70 pounds (31.5 kg) Male: 140 pounds (63.5 kg), Female: 110 pounds (49.5 kg) Male: 104.5 pounds (47.5 kg), Female: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg)
Height Male: 23-28 inches (58-71 cm), Female: 22-27 inches (56-69 cm) Male: 27-29 inches (69-74 cm), Female: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25.5 inches (64.5 cm), Female: 24.5 inches (62.5 cm) Male: 28 inches (71.5 cm), Female: 26 inches (66 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm)

Hair & Care - Bouvier des Flandres vs Newfoundland vs Cane Corso

Coat Rough Fluffy
Waterproof
Thick
Dense
Colors Fawn
Pepper
Salt
Brindle
Gray
Black
Gray
Brown
White
Black
Chestnut
Brindle
Gray
Red
Fawn
Black
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Effortless: The Cane Corso requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Bouvier des Flandress shed moderately.
Newfoundlands are heavy shedders.
Cane Corsos shed moderately.

Characteristics - Bouvier des Flandres vs Newfoundland vs Cane Corso

Temperament Familiar
Intelligent
Protective
Gentle
Loyal
Rational
Cheerful
Intelligent
Social
Gentle
Courageous
Loyal
Sweet
Cheerful
Loyal
Social
Courageous
Quiet
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Bouvier des Flandres's has great intelligence.
Smart: Newfoundland's has great intelligence.
Average: Cane Corso's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Bouvier des Flandress are quite easy to train.
Newfoundlands are easy to train.
Cane Corsos are easy to train.
Playfulness
Bouvier des Flandress, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Newfoundlands, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Cane Corsos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Cane Corsos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Bouvier des Flandress are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Newfoundlands are highly affectionate dogs.
Cane Corsos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Bouvier des Flandress need for social interaction is average.
Newfoundlands are a social breed.
Cane Corsos are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Bouvier des Flandres barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Newfoundland rarely barks.
Low: The Cane Corso barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Bouvier des Flandress are one of the best watchdogs.
Newfoundlands are one of the best watchdogs.
Cane Corsos are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Bouvier des Flandress are extremely protective guard dogs.
Newfoundlands are extremely protective guard dogs.
Cane Corsos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Bouvier des Flandres has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Newfoundland has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Cane Corso has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Bouvier des Flandress have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Newfoundlands have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cane Corsos have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Bouvier des Flandress tend to escape less than other breeds.
Newfoundlands have average wanderlust potential.
Cane Corsos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Bouvier des Flandress have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Newfoundlands have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Cane Corsos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Bouvier des Flandress are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Newfoundlands are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Cane Corsos are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Bouvier des Flandress adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Newfoundlands adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Cane Corsos don't adapt well 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.
Newfoundlands 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.
Cane Corsos 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.
Fighting 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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Bouvier des Flandres vs Newfoundland vs Cane Corso

Stranger Friendly
Bouvier des Flandress are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Newfoundlands are stranger friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Bouvier des Flandress are very kid-friendly dogs.
Newfoundlands are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Bouvier des Flandress are average friendly towards cats.
Newfoundlands are very cat-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Bouvier des Flandress are average friendly towards other dogs.
Newfoundlands are dog-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Bouvier des Flandres is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Newfoundland is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cane Corso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Bouvier des Flandress are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Newfoundlands are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Cane Corsos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Bouvier des Flandress are generally with other pets.
Newfoundlands are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Cane Corsos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Bouvier des Flandress are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Newfoundlands are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Cane Corsos 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.
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.
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.
Boat Dog Not really
Bouvier des Flandres breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Newfoundland breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Cane Corso breed usually doesn't like 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.
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.

Health Factors - Bouvier des Flandres vs Newfoundland vs Cane Corso

Health Issues
The Bouvier des Flandres is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Cane Corsos are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Cataracts
Elbow Dysplasia
Glaucoma
Heart Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Addison's Disease
Bloat
Cancer
Cataracts
Cherry Eye
Cystinuria
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Arthritis
Bloat
Cherry Eye
Demodectic Mange
Ectropion
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 9-12 years 10-11 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No No
Energy Level
Bouvier des Flandress have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Newfoundlands have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Cane Corsos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Bouvier des Flandress have an average exercise need.
Newfoundlands have an average exercise need.
Cane Corsos have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Bouvier des Flandress are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Newfoundlands sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Cane Corsos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 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. Recommended daily amount: If you are feeding a high-quality dry food, your Corso will probably eat 4 to 5 cups a day.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Bouvier des Flandres can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The Newfoundland can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Bouvier des Flandres has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Newfoundland has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cane Corso has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Bouvier des Flandres is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Newfoundland is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Cane Corso drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.

Reproducibility - Bouvier des Flandres vs Newfoundland vs Cane Corso

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 5-10 puppies 4-12 puppies 4-6 puppies

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