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Dalmatian vs Bullmastiff vs Boxer – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Dalmatian vs Bullmastiff vs Boxer" Compare Dalmatian and Bullmastiff. Which is better: Dalmatian or Bullmastiff or Boxer?
Name Dalmatian Bullmastiff Boxer
OriginsCroatia England Germany
Group Companion Dogs Working Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank635111
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Other Names Dal, Dally, Carriage Dog, Spotted Coach Dog, Firehouse Dog, Plum Pudding Dog Bully, Bullie German Boxer, Deutscher Boxer
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Related breeds 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 Molossian 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 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 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
Price $500-$600 $1200-$1500 $600-$1200

General Appearance - Dalmatian vs Bullmastiff vs Boxer

Size Large Large Medium
Weight about 55 pounds (25 kg) Male: 110-133 pounds (50–60 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-55 kg) Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg)
Avg. Weight about 55 pounds (25 kg) Male: 121.5 pounds (50–60 kg), Female: 110 pounds (50 kg) Male: 65 pounds (29.5 kg), Female: 59 pounds (26.5 kg)
Height Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm) Male: 25-27 inches (63–69 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61–66 cm) Male: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm) Male: 26 inches (63–69 cm), Female: 25 inches (61–66 cm) Male: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm)

Hair & Care - Dalmatian vs Bullmastiff vs Boxer

Coat Fine Rough Waterproof
Colors White Liver Brown Black Fawn Red Brindle Brindle White Fawn
Grooming
Effortless: The Dalmatian requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Bullmastiff doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Boxer requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Dalmatians are heavy shedders.
Bullmastiffs shed moderately.
Boxers shed moderately.

Characteristics - Dalmatian vs Bullmastiff vs Boxer

Temperament Active Friendly Outgoing Sensitive Energetic Intelligent Playful Alert Courageous Docile Loyal Reliable Calm Devoted Powerful Protective Brave Confident Fearless Intelligent Playful Bright Energetic Friendly Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Dalmatian's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Boxer's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Dalmatians are quite easy to train.
Bullmastiffs are quite easy to train.
Boxers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Dalmatian is a highly playful breed.
Bullmastiffs are not the most playful dog breed.
The Boxer is a 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.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Dalmatians are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Bullmastiffs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Boxers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Dalmatians need a lot of social interaction.
Bullmastiffs need for social interaction is average.
Boxers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average: The Dalmatian barks occasionally.
Low: The Bullmastiff barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Boxer rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Dalmatians are average watchdogs.
Bullmastiffs are one of the best watchdogs.
Boxers are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Dalmatians are average defenders.
Bullmastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Boxers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Dalmatian has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bullmastiff has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Boxer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Dalmatians have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bullmastiffs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Boxers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Dalmatian is strong enough to escape from home.
Bullmastiffs have average wanderlust potential.
Boxers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Dalmatians have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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.
Boxers 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.
Apartment Friendly
Dalmatians are not apartment-friendly dogs.
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.
Boxers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Dalmatians adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Bullmastiffs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Boxers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Dalmatians tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Boxers 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.
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 - Dalmatian vs Bullmastiff vs Boxer

Stranger Friendly
Dalmatians are average friendly towards strangers.
Bullmastiffs are average friendly towards strangers.
Boxers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Dalmatians are very kid-friendly dogs.
Bullmastiffs are kid-friendly dogs.
Boxers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Dalmatians are average friendly towards cats.
Bullmastiffs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Boxers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Dalmatians are very dog-friendly dogs.
Bullmastiffs are not dog-friendly.
Boxers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Dalmatian is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bullmastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Boxer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Dalmatians are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Bullmastiffs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Boxers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Dalmatians are generally with other pets.
Bullmastiffs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Boxers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Dalmatians are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Bullmastiffs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Boxers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good 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.
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
Dalmatian breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bullmastiff breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Boxer 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.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Dalmatian vs Bullmastiff vs Boxer

Health Issues
Dalmatians are commonly healthy dogs.
Very healthy dog breed.
The Boxer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Allergies Deafness Hip Dysplasia Iris Sphincter Dysplasia Skin Allergies Urolithiasis Cancer Entropion Heart Problems Hemangiosarcoma Hypothyroidism Kidney Issues Lymphosarcoma Osteosarcoma Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Allergies Aortic Stenosis Bloat Boxer Cardiomyopathy Cancer Corneal Dystrophy Deafness Demodectic Mange Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 8-10 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Dalmatians are high energy dogs.
Bullmastiffs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Boxers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Dalmatians need a lot of exercises.
Bullmastiffs exercise need is minimal.
Boxers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Dalmatians don't need too much sleep.
Bullmastiffs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Boxers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
High: The Bullmastiff breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. 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.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
The Dalmatian has a low chance of bad smell.
High
The Bullmastiff has a high chance of bad smell.
High
The Boxer has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Dalmatian is a perfect example for very low 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 Boxer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Dalmatian vs Bullmastiff vs Boxer

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 6-9 puppies 4-13 puppies, average 8 2-10 puppies, average 6

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