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Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher Comparison - Dog breed selector: Dal or Rottie or Dobie? Find the right dog for you

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Name Dalmatian Rottweiler Doberman Pinscher
OriginsCroatia Germany Germany
Group Companion Dogs Working Dogs Working Dogs
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Dal, Dally, Carriage Dog, Spotted Coach Dog, Firehouse Dog, Plum Pudding Dog Rottie, Rott Dobie, Dobermann, Dobynm, Doberman
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred
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 1931 as a Working 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. 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
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
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
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
Price
Which is cheaper, Dalmatian or Rottweiler or Doberman Pinscher? Which is more expensive?
$500-$600 $1200-$2000 $800-$1000
Availability
Very frequent
Very frequent
Very frequent

Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Dalmatian or Rottweiler or Doberman Pinscher? Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher size comparison:
Large Large
Giant
Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Dalmatian or Rottweiler or Rottweiler? Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher weight comparison:
about 55 pounds (25 kg) Male: 95-130 pounds (43-59 kg), Female: 85-115 pounds (38-52 kg) Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
about 55 pounds (25 kg) Male: 112.5 pounds (51 kg), Female: 100 pounds (45 kg) Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Dalmatian or Rottweiler or Doberman Pinscher? Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher height comparison:
Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher coat comparison:
Fine Dense Fine
Colors
What are the original Dalmatian, Rottweiler and Doberman Pinscher color?
White
Liver
Brown
Black
Mahogany
Tan
Rust
Black
Blue
Red
Tan
Brown
White
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Dalmatian or Rottweiler or Doberman Pinscher? Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher grooming comparison:
Effortless: The Dalmatian requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Rottweiler requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Dalmatian or Rottweiler or Doberman Pinscher? Dalmatian or Rottweiler or {name3 shedding:
Dalmatians are heavy shedders.
Rottweilers shed moderately.
Doberman Pinschers shed moderately.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Dalmatian or Rottweiler or Doberman Pinscher?
3-4 weeks
More often than average.
4-6 weeks
Average.
3-4 weeks
More often than average.

Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Dalmatian or Rottweiler or Doberman Pinscher? Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher behavior/temperament comparison:
Active
Friendly
Outgoing
Sensitive
Energetic
Intelligent
Playful
Alert
Fearless
Independent
Loyal
Courageous
Good-natured
Intelligent
Protective
Alert
Fearless
Loyal
Energetic
Intelligent
Obedient
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher intelligence:
Smart: Dalmatian's has great intelligence.
Outstanding: Rottweiler is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher trainability comparison.
Dalmatians are quite easy to train.
Rottweilers are easy to train.
Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher playfulness comparison:
The Dalmatian is a highly playful breed.
Rottweilers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Doberman Pinschers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Doberman Pinschers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher?
Dalmatians are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Rottweilers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Doberman Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher social needs comparison:
Dalmatians need a lot of social interaction.
Rottweilers need a lot of social interaction.
Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher?
Average: The Dalmatian barks occasionally.
Low: The Rottweiler barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Dalmatian or Rottweiler or Doberman Pinscher?
Dalmatians are average watchdogs.
Rottweilers are one of the best watchdogs.
Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Dalmatians are average defenders.
Rottweilers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Low
The Dalmatian has a low chance of biting somebody.
High
The Rottweiler has a high chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Dalmatian or Rottweiler or Doberman Pinscher?
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher mouthiness comparison:
Dalmatians have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Rottweilers have an 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
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Wanderlust potential of the Dalmatian is strong enough to escape from home.
Rottweilers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Doberman Pinschers tend to escape less than other breeds.
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.
Rottweilers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Doberman Pinschers don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Dalmatian or Rottweiler or Doberman Pinscher?
Nem lakásbarát kutya Dalmatian.
Nem a legjobb választás Rottweiler, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Rottweiler tartása lakásban.
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Doberman Pinscher fajta.
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.
Rottweilers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
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 Rottweiler or Doberman Pinscher?
Dalmatians tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Rottweilers 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.
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.

Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Dalmatian or Rottweiler or Doberman Pinscher? Which dog is more friendly?
Dalmatians are average friendly towards strangers.
Rottweilers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Dalmatian or Rottweiler or Doberman Pinscher?
Dalmatians are very kid-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Dalmatian or Rottweiler or Doberman Pinscher?
Dalmatians are average friendly towards cats.
Rottweilers are average friendly towards cats.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Dalmatian or Rottweiler or Doberman Pinscher?
Dalmatians are very dog-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not dog-friendly.
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 Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher?
No
Dalmatians 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
Doberman Pinschers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?
Yes
This breed makes good 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
Which one could be a therapy dog: Dalmatian or Rottweiler or Doberman Pinscher? Which is better for autism?
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
Which one could be a detection/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.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Dalmatian is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rottweiler is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Doberman Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?
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.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Dalmatians are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Rottweilers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher?
Not really
Dalmatian breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Rottweiler breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Doberman Pinscher breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Dalmatians are generally with other pets.
Rottweilers are generally with other pets.
Doberman Pinschers are generally with other pets.
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.
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.

Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher health comparison. Which is the healthier: Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher?
Dalmatians are commonly healthy dogs.
The Rottweiler 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 Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher health problems comparison:
Allergies
Deafness
Hip Dysplasia
Iris Sphincter Dysplasia
Skin Allergies
Urolithiasis
Allergies
Aortic Stenosis
Bloat
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteosarcoma
Panosteitis
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
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 Rottweiler 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 Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher lifespan comparison. How long do Dalmatian, Rottweiler and Doberman Pinscher breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years 8-11 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Dalmatian or Rottweiler or Doberman Pinscher? Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher energy level comparison:
Dalmatians are high energy dogs.
Rottweilers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Dalmatian or Rottweiler or Doberman Pinscher? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Dalmatians need a lot of exercises.
Rottweilers have an average exercise need.
Doberman Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Dalmatian or Rottweiler or Doberman Pinscher?
Dalmatians don't need too much sleep.
Rottweilers 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
Which dog eats more: Dalmatian or Rottweiler or Doberman Pinscher?
Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2 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. 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 Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High.
High: The Rottweiler breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher?
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher?
Low
The Dalmatian has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Rottweiler 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 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 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.

Dalmatian vs Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
Litter Frequency 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
How many puppies can Dalmatian and Rottweiler and Doberman Pinscher have?
6-9 puppies 8-12 puppies 6-10 puppies

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