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Catahoula Leopard Dog vs Vizsla vs Doberman Pinscher – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Catahoula Leopard Dog Vizsla Doberman Pinscher
OriginsUnited States Hungary Germany
Group Working Dogs Gun Dog Working Dogs
Popularity Rank3933016
Reviews333
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Other Names Catahoula Hog Dog, Catahoula Cur, Catahoula Hound Hungarian Vizsla, Magyar Vizsla, Hungarian Pointer, Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer, Rövidszőrű Magyar Vizsla Dobie, Dobermann, Dobynm, Doberman
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1960 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs 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
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
United Kennel Club
Animal Research Foundation
American Rare Breed Association
Foundation Stock Service
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
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 $300-$500 $800-$1200 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Catahoula Leopard Dog vs Vizsla vs Doberman Pinscher

Size Large
Medium
Large Medium
Weight 55-80 pounds (16-37 kg) Male: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg) Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg)
Avg. Weight 67.5 pounds (26.5 kg) Male: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg)
Height Male: 22-26 inches (56-58 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm) Male: 22-26 inches (56-66 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 24 inches (57 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm) Male: 24 inches (61 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Catahoula Leopard Dog vs Vizsla vs Doberman Pinscher

Coat Smooth Fine
Dense
Hard
Coarse
Short
No Undercoat
Fine
Colors Blue
Brown
Red
Tricolor
Tan
Brindle
Gray
Silver
Black
Golden
Rust
Russet Gold
Dark Sandy Gold
Blue
Red
Tan
Brown
White
Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Catahoula Leopard Dog requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Vizsla requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are low shedders.
Vizslas shed moderately.
Doberman Pinschers shed moderately.

Characteristics - Catahoula Leopard Dog vs Vizsla vs Doberman Pinscher

Temperament Alert
Energetic
Independent
Loving
Protective
Courageous
Gentle
Intelligent
Loyal
Affectionate
Energetic
Intelligent
Protective
Cheerful
Gentle
Playful
Quiet
Easygoing
Companionable
Lively
Friendly
Evenly Tempered
Trainable
Willing
Alert
Fearless
Loyal
Energetic
Intelligent
Obedient
Intelligent Rank
Average: Catahoula Leopard Dog's has average obedience intelligence.
Very smart: Vizsla is an excellent dog breed.
Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are quite easy to train.
Vizslas are easy to train.
Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Catahoula Leopard Dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Vizsla is a highly playful breed.
Doberman Pinschers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Vizslas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Doberman Pinschers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are highly affectionate dogs.
Vizslas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Doberman Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Catahoula Leopard Dogs need for social interaction is average.
Vizslas are a social breed.
Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Catahoula Leopard Dog rarely barks.
Average: The Vizsla barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Vizslas are average watchdogs.
Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Vizslas are average defenders.
Doberman Pinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Catahoula Leopard Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Vizsla has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Catahoula Leopard Dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Vizslas 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
Catahoula Leopard Dogs have average wanderlust potential.
Vizslas have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Doberman Pinschers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Catahoula Leopard Dogs don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Vizslas have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Doberman Pinschers don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Vizslas are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Doberman Pinschers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Catahoula Leopard Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Vizslas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all 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.
Vizslas 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.
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 - Catahoula Leopard Dog vs Vizsla vs Doberman Pinscher

Stranger Friendly
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Vizslas are average friendly towards strangers.
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Vizslas are kid-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Vizslas are average friendly towards cats.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Vizslas are average friendly towards other dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Catahoula Leopard Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Vizsla is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Doberman Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Vizslas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are generally with other pets.
Vizslas are generally with other pets.
Doberman Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Vizslas 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 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
Catahoula Leopard Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Vizsla breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Doberman Pinscher 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.
Not really
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 - Catahoula Leopard Dog vs Vizsla vs Doberman Pinscher

Health Issues
The Catahoula Leopard Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Vizsla is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Bloat
Deafness
Hip Dysplasia
Cancer
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Sebaceous Adenitis
Cardiomyopathy
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Von Willebrand's Disease
Wobbler's Syndrome
Life Expectancy 11-13 years 10-14 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Catahoula Leopard Dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Vizslas are high energy dogs.
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Catahoula Leopard Dogs need a lot of exercises.
Vizslas need a lot of exercises.
Doberman Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Vizslas don't need too much sleep.
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. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Low to Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness Medium
The Catahoula Leopard Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Vizsla has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Catahoula Leopard Dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Vizsla is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
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 - Catahoula Leopard Dog vs Vizsla 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 8-12 puppies 6-8 puppies 6-10 puppies

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