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Dachshund vs Rottweiler vs Weimaraner – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Dachshund Rottweiler Weimaraner
OriginsGermany Germany Germany
Group Hunting Dogs Working Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank13834
Reviews461
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Other Names Teckel, Tekkel, Tekkel Doxie, Weenie Dog, Sausage Dog, Bassotto, Worshond Rottie, Rott Weimaraner Vorstehhund, Weim, Grey Ghost
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1943 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Dachshunds group, in the 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 Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs 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
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
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
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
Price $500-$700 $1200-$2000 $1500-$2000

General Appearance - Dachshund vs Rottweiler vs Weimaraner

Size Small Large
Giant
Large
Weight Toy: 8-11 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 16-32 pounds (7-15 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg) Male: 95-130 pounds (43-59 kg), Female: 85-115 pounds (38-52 kg) Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg), Female: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg)
Avg. Weight Toy: 9.5 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 24 pounds (11 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg) Male: 112.5 pounds (51 kg), Female: 100 pounds (45 kg) Male: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg)
Height Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 8-11 inches (20-27 cm), Miniature: 5-7 inches (13-18 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm) Male: 24-24 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm)
Avg. Height Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 9.5 inches (23.5 cm), Miniature: 6 inches (15.5 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm) Male: 24 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Dachshund vs Rottweiler vs Weimaraner

Coat Fine Dense Fine
Colors Blue
Red
White
Tan
Brown
Silver
Black
Mahogany
Tan
Rust
Black
Blue
Silver
Gray
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Dachshund doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Rottweiler requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Weimaraner requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Dachshunds shed none to minimal.
Rottweilers shed moderately.
Weimaraners shed moderately.

Characteristics - Dachshund vs Rottweiler vs Weimaraner

Temperament Clever
Devoted
Playful
Courageous
Lively
Stubborn
Alert
Fearless
Independent
Loyal
Courageous
Good-natured
Intelligent
Protective
Alert
Energetic
Intelligent
Steady
Social
Aloof
Fast
Powerful
Stubborn
Intelligent Rank
Average: Dachshund's has average obedience intelligence.
Outstanding: Rottweiler is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Very smart: Weimaraner is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Dachshunds are easy to train.
Rottweilers are easy to train.
Weimaraners are easy to train.
Playfulness
Dachshunds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Rottweilers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Weimaraner is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Weimaraners don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Dachshunds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Rottweilers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Weimaraners are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Dachshunds are a social breed.
Rottweilers need a lot of social interaction.
Weimaraners need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
High: The Dachshund is a very vocal breed.
Low: The Rottweiler barks none to minimal.
Average to high: The Weimaraner is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Dachshunds are average watchdogs.
Rottweilers are one of the best watchdogs.
Weimaraners are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Dachshunds are average defenders.
Rottweilers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Weimaraners are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of biting somebody.
High
The Rottweiler has a high chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Weimaraner has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Dachshunds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Rottweilers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Weimaraners have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Dachshunds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Rottweilers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Weimaraners have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Dachshunds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Rottweilers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Weimaraners have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Dachshunds are apartment-friendly dogs.
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.
Weimaraners are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Dachshunds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Rottweilers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Weimaraners adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Dachshunds 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.
Rottweilers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Weimaraners tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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.

Good With - Dachshund vs Rottweiler vs Weimaraner

Stranger Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Weimaraners are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Weimaraners are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Dachshunds are average friendly towards cats.
Rottweilers are average friendly towards cats.
Weimaraners are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not dog-friendly.
Weimaraners are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Dachshund is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rottweiler is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Weimaraner is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Dachshunds are not the best breed for elderly people.
Rottweilers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Weimaraners are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Dachshunds are generally with other pets.
Rottweilers are generally with other pets.
Weimaraners are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Dachshunds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Rottweilers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Weimaraners 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 Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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 Yes
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.
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.
Boat Dog Not really
Dachshund breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Rottweiler breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Weimaraner 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.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Dachshund vs Rottweiler vs Weimaraner

Health Issues
The Dachshund is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Rottweiler is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Weimaraners tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
Health Problems Acanthosis Nigricans
Baldness
Bloat
Cancer
Canine Diabetes Mellitus
Cushing's Syndrome
Deafness
Demodectic Mange
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Legg-perthes Disease
Lymphocytic Thyroiditis
Mitral Valve Disease
Narcolepsy
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Allergies
Aortic Stenosis
Bloat
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteosarcoma
Panosteitis
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Bloat
Distichiasis
Drug Sensitivity
Ectropion
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 8-11 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Dachshunds 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.
Weimaraners are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Dachshunds have an average exercise need.
Rottweilers have an average exercise need.
Weimaraners need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Dachshunds 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.
Weimaraners don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 1.5 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 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Dachshund breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
High: The Rottweiler breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Rottweiler has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Weimaraner has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Dachshund is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
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 Weimaraner 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 - Dachshund vs Rottweiler vs Weimaraner

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 4-8 puppies 8-12 puppies 6-8 puppies

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