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Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux Comparison - Dog breed selector: Danish Broholmer Danish Mastiff or Tosa Inu or French Mastiff? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux" Compare Broholmer and Tosa Ken. Which is better: Broholmer or Tosa Ken or Dogue de Bordeaux?
Name Broholmer Tosa Ken Dogue de Bordeaux
OriginsDenmark Japan France
Group Guard Dogs Guard Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank23535267
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Danish Broholmer Danish Mastiff Tosa Inu, Tosa Ken, Tosa Tōken, Japanese Fighting Dog, Japanese Mastiff, Tosa Fighting Dog, Japanese Tosa French Mastiff, Bordeaux Mastiff, Bordeauxdog
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux breed type comparison:
Purebred Cross Breed Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2008 as a Working breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the 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. 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?
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
American Canine Association, Inc.
United Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Foundation Stock Service
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
No data available
Price
Which is cheaper, Broholmer or Tosa Ken or Dogue de Bordeaux? Which is more expensive?
$1300-$1500 No data available $1000-$1300
Availability
Average
Average
Very frequent

Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Broholmer or Tosa Ken or Dogue de Bordeaux? Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux size comparison:
Large
Giant
Large
Giant
Large
Giant
Weight
Which is heavier, Broholmer or Tosa Ken or Tosa Ken? Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux weight comparison:
Male: 110-150 pounds (50-68 kg), Female: 90-130 pounds (40-58 kg) Male: 88-176 lbs (40-80 kg), Female: 84-120 lbs (38-54 kg) 120-145 pounds (54.4-65.2 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 130 pounds (59 kg), Female: 110 pounds (49 kg) Male: 132 pounds (60 kg), Female: 102 pounds (46 kg) 132.5 pounds (54.4-65.2 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Broholmer or Tosa Ken or Dogue de Bordeaux? Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux height comparison:
Male: 29.5 inches (75 cm) Female: 27.5 inches (70 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (55-62 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (54-60 cm) 23-30 inches (58-75 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 29.5 inches (75 cm) Female: 27.5 inches (70 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm) 26.5 inches (66.5 cm)

Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux coat comparison:
Rough
Smooth
Dense
Hard
Fine
Colors
What are the original Broholmer, Tosa Ken and Dogue de Bordeaux color?
Yellow
Golden
Red
Black
Brindle
Brown
Fawn
Yellow
Fawn
Mahogany
Isabella
Red
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Broholmer or Tosa Ken or Dogue de Bordeaux? Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux grooming comparison:
Easy to groom: The Broholmer doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Tosa Ken requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Dogue de Bordeaux doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Broholmer or Tosa Ken or Dogue de Bordeaux? Broholmer or Tosa Ken or {name3 shedding:
Broholmers shed moderately.
Tosa Kens shed moderately.
Dogue de Bordeauxs shed moderately.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Broholmer or Tosa Ken or Dogue de Bordeaux?
4-6 weeks
Average.
4-6 weeks
Average.
3-4 weeks
More often than average.

Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Broholmer or Tosa Ken or Dogue de Bordeaux? Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux behavior/temperament comparison:
Calm
Friendly
Protective
Confident
Aggressive
Fearless
Sensitive
Brave
Intelligent
Suspicious
Companionable
Devoted
Loyal
Courageous
Outright
Tempered
Vigilant
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux intelligence:
Smart: Broholmer's has great intelligence.
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Tosa Ken.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux trainability comparison.
Broholmers are quite easy to train.
Tosa Kens aren't famous for their trainability.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux playfulness comparison:
Broholmers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Tosa Kens, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Broholmers 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
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux?
Broholmers are highly affectionate dogs.
Tosa Kens are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux social needs comparison:
Broholmers need for social interaction is average.
Tosa Kens are a social breed.
Dogue de Bordeauxs need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux?
Average to high: The Broholmer is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Tosa Ken rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Dogue de Bordeaux rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Broholmer or Tosa Ken or Dogue de Bordeaux?
Broholmers are one of the best watchdogs.
Tosa Kens are one of the best watchdogs.
Dogue de Bordeauxs 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?
Broholmers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Tosa Kens are extremely protective guard dogs.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Low
The Broholmer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Tosa Ken has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Dogue de Bordeaux has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Broholmer or Tosa Ken or Dogue de Bordeaux?
Above 400 PSI
The strongest: Dogs that have a strong bite force are usually quite powerful and large.
Above 400 PSI
The strongest: Dogs that have a strong bite force are usually quite powerful and large.
Above 400 PSI
The strongest: Dogs that have a strong bite force are usually quite powerful and large.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux mouthiness comparison:
Broholmers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Tosa Kens have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Dogue de Bordeauxs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Broholmers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the Tosa Ken is strong enough to escape from home.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are not the biggest explorers.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Broholmers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Tosa Kens have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Dogue de Bordeauxs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Broholmer or Tosa Ken or Dogue de Bordeaux?
Nem a legjobb választás Broholmer, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Broholmer tartása lakásban.
Nem lakásbarát kutya Tosa Ken.
Nem lakásbarát kutya Dogue de Bordeaux.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Broholmers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tosa Kens don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Dogue de Bordeauxs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Broholmer or Tosa Ken or Dogue de Bordeaux?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Tosa Kens 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.
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.

Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Broholmer or Tosa Ken or Dogue de Bordeaux? Which dog is more friendly?
Broholmers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Tosa Kens are not stranger friendly dogs.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Broholmer or Tosa Ken or Dogue de Bordeaux?
Broholmers are kid-friendly dogs.
Tosa Kens are average friendly dogs towards children.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Broholmer or Tosa Ken or Dogue de Bordeaux?
Broholmers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Tosa Kens are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Broholmer or Tosa Ken or Dogue de Bordeaux?
Broholmers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Tosa Kens are not dog-friendly.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux?
Yes
Broholmers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Tosa Kens are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Dogue de Bordeauxs 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: Broholmer or Tosa Ken or Dogue de Bordeaux? 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.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Broholmer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Tosa Ken is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Dogue de Bordeaux 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.
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.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Broholmers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Tosa Kens are commonly okay with elderly people.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux?
Not really
Broholmer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Tosa Ken breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Dogue de Bordeaux breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Broholmers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Tosa Kens usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a 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.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux health comparison. Which is the healthier: Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux?
Broholmers are commonly healthy dogs.
Tosa Kens tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux health problems comparison:
Cataracts
Ectropion
Elbow Dysplasia
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Bloat No data available
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The Broholmer should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Frequent
The Tosa Ken should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Rare
The Dogue de Bordeaux should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux lifespan comparison. How long do Broholmer, Tosa Ken and Dogue de Bordeaux breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-11 years 10-12 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Broholmer or Tosa Ken or Dogue de Bordeaux? Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux energy level comparison:
Broholmers have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Tosa Kens have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Dogue de Bordeauxs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Broholmer or Tosa Ken or Dogue de Bordeaux? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Broholmers need quite a lot of exercise.
Tosa Kens exercise need is minimal.
Dogue de Bordeauxs exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Broholmer or Tosa Ken or Dogue de Bordeaux?
Broholmers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Tosa Kens like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Dogue de Bordeauxs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Broholmer or Tosa Ken or Dogue de Bordeaux?
5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 4 to 7 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? Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High.
High: The Tosa Ken breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Broholmer can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux?
Medium
The Broholmer has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Tosa Ken has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Dogue de Bordeaux has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Broholmer is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Tosa Ken is an average drooler.
The Dogue de Bordeaux is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.

Broholmer vs Tosa Ken vs Dogue de Bordeaux 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 Broholmer and Tosa Ken and Dogue de Bordeaux have?
4-8 puppies 6-8 puppies 4-6 puppies

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