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Name Dalmatian Belgian Malinois Doberman Pinscher
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Carriage Dog
Dally
Firehouse Dog
Plum Pudding Dog
Spotted Coach Dog
Dal
Malinois Doberman
Dobermann
Dobynm
Dobie
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Dalmatian or Belgian Malinois or Doberman Pinscher? Which is more expensive?
$500-$600 $1200-$1400 $800-$1000
Availability
Which is easier to get, Dalmatian or Belgian Malinois or Doberman Pinscher?
Very frequent: The Dalmatian is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Belgian Malinois is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Doberman Pinscher is quite easy to get.

Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Dalmatian or Belgian Malinois or Doberman Pinscher? Which is the smallest dog, Dalmatian or Belgian Malinois or Doberman Pinscher?
Large Large Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Dalmatian or Belgian Malinois or Belgian Malinois? Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher weight comparison:
about 55 pounds (25 kg) Male: 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg), Female: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg) Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
about 55 pounds (25 kg) Male: 70 pounds (31.5 kg), Female: 65 pounds (29.5 kg) Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Dalmatian or Belgian Malinois or Doberman Pinscher? Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher height comparison:
Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm) Male: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm) Male: 25 inches (63.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher coat comparison:
Fine Weather-resistant
Straight
Fine
Colors
What are the original Dalmatian, Belgian Malinois and Doberman Pinscher color?
White
Liver
Brown
Black
Brindle
Cream
Fawn
Black
Blue
Red
Tan
Brown
White
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Dalmatian or Belgian Malinois or Doberman Pinscher? Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher grooming comparison:
Effortless: The Dalmatian requires minimal grooming.
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Average: The Belgian Malinois requires average grooming effort.
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Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Dalmatian or Belgian Malinois or Doberman Pinscher? Dalmatian or Belgian Malinois or {name3 shedding:
Dalmatians are heavy shedders.
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Belgian Malinoiss shed moderately.
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Doberman Pinschers shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Dalmatian or Belgian Malinois or Doberman Pinscher?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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8-12 weeks
Very rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Dalmatian or Belgian Malinois or Doberman Pinscher? Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher behavior/temperament comparison:
Active
Friendly
Outgoing
Sensitive
Energetic
Intelligent
Playful
Active
Alert
Confident
Friendly
Hard working
Protective
Stubborn
Watchful
Alert
Fearless
Loyal
Energetic
Intelligent
Obedient
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher intelligence:
Smart: Dalmatian's has great intelligence.
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Very smart: Belgian Malinois is an excellent dog breed.
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Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Trainability
Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher trainability comparison.
Dalmatians are quite easy to train.
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Belgian Malinoiss are very easy to train.
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Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
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Playfulness
Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher playfulness comparison:
The Dalmatian is a highly playful breed.
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The Belgian Malinois is a highly playful breed.
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Average: Doberman Pinschers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Sensitive: Doberman Pinschers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher?
High: Dalmatians are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Slightly Below Average: Belgian Malinoiss may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
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High: Doberman Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher social needs comparison:
Dalmatians need a lot of social interaction.
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Belgian Malinoiss are a social breed.
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Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher?
Average: The Dalmatian barks occasionally.
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Average to High: The Belgian Malinois is a vocal breed.
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Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Dalmatian or Belgian Malinois or Doberman Pinscher?
Dalmatians are average watchdogs.
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Belgian Malinoiss are one of the best watchdogs.
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Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Dalmatian or Belgian Malinois or Doberman Pinscher? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Dalmatians are average defenders.
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Belgian Malinoiss strongly protect their territory.
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Doberman Pinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Dalmatian has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Belgian Malinois has a low chance of biting somebody.

Moderate

The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Dalmatian or Belgian Malinois or Doberman Pinscher?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Dalmatian bite force: Ordinary.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Belgian Malinois bite force: Weak.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Doberman Pinscher bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher mouthiness comparison:
Dalmatians have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Belgian Malinoiss have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Doberman Pinschers have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
The wanderlust potential of the Dalmatian is strong enough to escape from home.
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The wanderlust potential of the Belgian Malinois is strong enough to escape from home.
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Doberman Pinschers tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Dalmatians have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Belgian Malinoiss 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.
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Their prey drive is low.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Dalmatian or Belgian Malinois or Doberman Pinscher?
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Dalmatian breed.
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Belgian Malinois indoors.
Very house-friendly dog the Doberman Pinscher breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Dalmatians adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Belgian Malinoiss 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
Which dog can be left alone: Dalmatian or Belgian Malinois or Doberman Pinscher?
Dalmatians tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Belgian Malinoiss 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.

Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Dalmatian or Belgian Malinois or Doberman Pinscher? Which dog is more friendly?
Dalmatians are average friendly towards strangers.
Belgian Malinoiss are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Dalmatians are generally with other pets.
Belgian Malinoiss are generally with other pets.
Doberman Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Dalmatian or Belgian Malinois or Doberman Pinscher?
Dalmatians are very kid-friendly dogs.
Belgian Malinoiss are kid-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Dalmatian or Belgian Malinois or Doberman Pinscher?
Dalmatians are average friendly towards cats.
Belgian Malinoiss are average friendly towards cats.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Dalmatian or Belgian Malinois or Doberman Pinscher?
Dalmatians are very dog-friendly dogs.
Belgian Malinoiss are average friendly towards other dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher?
Yes
Dalmatians are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Belgian Malinoiss are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Doberman Pinschers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Dalmatian is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Belgian Malinois is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Doberman Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Dalmatians are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Belgian Malinoiss are usually recommended for elderly people.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly okay with elderly people.

Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher Health Comparison

Health Issues
Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher health comparison. Which is the healthier: Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher?
Dalmatians are commonly healthy dogs.
The Belgian Malinois 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
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher health problems comparison:
Allergies
Deafness
Hip Dysplasia
Iris Sphincter Dysplasia
Skin Allergies
Urolithiasis
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Eye Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Cardiomyopathy
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Von Willebrand's Disease
Wobbler's Syndrome
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The Dalmatian should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Average
The Belgian Malinois should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Rare
The Doberman Pinscher should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher lifespan comparison. How long do Dalmatian, Belgian Malinois and Doberman Pinscher breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Dalmatian: 13 years
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Belgian Malinois: 13 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Doberman Pinscher: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Dalmatian or Belgian Malinois or Doberman Pinscher? Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher energy level comparison:
Dalmatians are high-energy dogs.
Belgian Malinoiss are high-energy dogs.
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Dalmatian or Belgian Malinois or Doberman Pinscher? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Dalmatians need a lot of exercises.
Belgian Malinoiss need a lot of exercises.
Doberman Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Dalmatian or Belgian Malinois or Doberman Pinscher?
Dalmatians don't need too much sleep.
Belgian Malinoiss don't need too much sleep.
Doberman Pinschers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Dalmatian or Belgian Malinois or Doberman Pinscher?
Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2 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 / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Dalmatian's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Low to Average: The Belgian Malinois has a low to the average risk for obesity.
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Average: The Doberman Pinscher has an average risk for obesity.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Prefers warm weather
Dogs that prefer warm weather conditions are typically breeds that were originally bred in warmer climates.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher?

Low 🔽

The Dalmatian has a low chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Belgian Malinois has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Dalmatian is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Belgian Malinois is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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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.
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Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Dalmatian or Belgian Malinois or Doberman Pinscher? Which is better for autism?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Yes

This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher?

Not really

Dalmatian breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Belgian Malinois breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Doberman Pinscher breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military 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 dogs.

Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Dalmatian and Belgian Malinois and Doberman Pinscher have?
6-9 puppies 6-10 puppies 6-10 puppies

Dalmatian vs Belgian Malinois vs Doberman Pinscher Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1959 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Working breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Related breeds section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
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
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

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