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Bullmastiff vs Cane Corso vs Doberman Pinscher – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Bullmastiff vs Cane Corso vs Doberman Pinscher" Compare Bullmastiff and Cane Corso. Which is better: Bullmastiff or Cane Corso or Doberman Pinscher?
Name Bullmastiff Cane Corso Doberman Pinscher
OriginsEngland Italy Germany
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank513716
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Other Names Bully, Bullie Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff, Cane Di Macellaio Dobie, Dobermann, Dobynm, Doberman
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2010 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Working breed.
FCI Group 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. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section.
Breed Recognition 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
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
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 $1200-$1500 $1500-$2000 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Bullmastiff vs Cane Corso vs Doberman Pinscher

Size Large Large Medium
Weight Male: 110-133 pounds (50–60 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-55 kg) Male: 99-110 pounds (45-50 kg), Female: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg) Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 121.5 pounds (50–60 kg), Female: 110 pounds (50 kg) Male: 104.5 pounds (47.5 kg), Female: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg) Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg)
Height Male: 25-27 inches (63–69 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61–66 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 26 inches (63–69 cm), Female: 25 inches (61–66 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Bullmastiff vs Cane Corso vs Doberman Pinscher

Coat Rough Dense Fine
Colors Fawn
Red
Brindle
Chestnut
Brindle
Gray
Red
Fawn
Black
Blue
Red
Tan
Brown
White
Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Bullmastiff doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Cane Corso requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Bullmastiffs shed moderately.
Cane Corsos shed moderately.
Doberman Pinschers shed moderately.

Characteristics - Bullmastiff vs Cane Corso vs Doberman Pinscher

Temperament Alert
Courageous
Docile
Loyal
Reliable
Calm
Devoted
Powerful
Protective
Cheerful
Loyal
Social
Courageous
Quiet
Alert
Fearless
Loyal
Energetic
Intelligent
Obedient
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Cane Corso's has average obedience intelligence.
Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Bullmastiffs are quite easy to train.
Cane Corsos are easy to train.
Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Bullmastiffs are not the most playful dog breed.
Cane Corsos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Doberman Pinschers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
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.
Doberman Pinschers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Bullmastiffs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Cane Corsos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Doberman Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Bullmastiffs need for social interaction is average.
Cane Corsos are a social breed.
Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low: The Bullmastiff barks none to minimal.
Low: The Cane Corso barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Bullmastiffs are one of the best watchdogs.
Cane Corsos are one of the best watchdogs.
Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Bullmastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Cane Corsos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Bullmastiff has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Cane Corso has an average chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Bullmastiffs 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.
Doberman Pinschers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Bullmastiffs have average wanderlust potential.
Cane Corsos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Doberman Pinschers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Bullmastiffs 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.
Cane Corsos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Doberman Pinschers don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
Bullmastiffs 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.
Doberman Pinschers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Bullmastiffs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Cane Corsos don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Doberman Pinschers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all 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.
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.
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.

Good With - Bullmastiff vs Cane Corso vs Doberman Pinscher

Stranger Friendly
Bullmastiffs are average friendly towards strangers.
Cane Corsos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Bullmastiffs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Bullmastiffs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Bullmastiffs are not dog-friendly.
Cane Corsos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Bullmastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cane Corso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Doberman Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Bullmastiffs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cane Corsos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Bullmastiffs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Cane Corsos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Doberman Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Bullmastiffs 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.
No
Doberman Pinschers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
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 Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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.
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
Bullmastiff breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Cane Corso breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Doberman Pinscher 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 - Bullmastiff vs Cane Corso vs Doberman Pinscher

Health Issues
Very healthy dog breed.
Cane Corsos are commonly healthy dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Cancer
Entropion
Heart Problems
Hemangiosarcoma
Hypothyroidism
Kidney Issues
Lymphosarcoma
Osteosarcoma
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Arthritis
Bloat
Cherry Eye
Demodectic Mange
Ectropion
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
Cardiomyopathy
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Von Willebrand's Disease
Wobbler's Syndrome
Life Expectancy 8-10 years 10-11 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Bullmastiffs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Cane Corsos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Bullmastiffs exercise need is minimal.
Cane Corsos have an average exercise need.
Doberman Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Bullmastiffs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Cane Corsos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
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 3 to 4.5 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. 5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Bullmastiff breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Bullmastiff can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness High
The Bullmastiff has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cane Corso has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Bullmastiff 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.
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.

Reproducibility - Bullmastiff vs Cane Corso vs Doberman Pinscher

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 4-13 puppies, average 8 4-6 puppies 6-10 puppies

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