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Name Doberman Pinscher American Pit Bull Terrier Rottweiler
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Doberman
Dobermann
Dobynm
Dobie
Pit
Pit Bull
Pitbull
Pitty
APBT
Rott
Rottie
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Doberman Pinscher or American Pit Bull Terrier or Rottweiler? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1000 $500-$700 $1200-$2000
Availability
Which is easier to get, Doberman Pinscher or American Pit Bull Terrier or Rottweiler?
Very frequent: The Doberman Pinscher is quite easy to get.
Average: The American Pit Bull Terrier is a commonly available dog breed.
Very frequent: The Rottweiler is quite easy to get.

Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Doberman Pinscher or American Pit Bull Terrier or Rottweiler? Which is the smallest dog, Doberman Pinscher or American Pit Bull Terrier or Rottweiler?
Medium Medium Large
Giant
Weight
Which is heavier, Doberman Pinscher or American Pit Bull Terrier or American Pit Bull Terrier? Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler weight comparison:
Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg) 22-78 pounds (10-35 kg) Male: 95-130 pounds (43-59 kg), Female: 85-115 pounds (38-52 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg) 50 pounds (22.5 kg) Male: 112.5 pounds (51 kg), Female: 100 pounds (45 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Doberman Pinscher or American Pit Bull Terrier or Rottweiler? Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler height comparison:
Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) 14-24 inches (35-60 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm) 19 inches (47.5 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm)

Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler coat comparison:
Fine Fine Dense
Colors
What are the original Doberman Pinscher, American Pit Bull Terrier and Rottweiler color?
Blue
Red
Tan
Brown
White
Black
Blue
Gray
White
Tan
Brown
Red
Yellow
Black
Mahogany
Tan
Rust
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Doberman Pinscher or American Pit Bull Terrier or Rottweiler? Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler grooming comparison:
Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Effortless: The American Pit Bull Terrier requires minimal grooming.
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Effortless: The Rottweiler requires minimal grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Doberman Pinscher or American Pit Bull Terrier or Rottweiler? Doberman Pinscher or American Pit Bull Terrier or {name3 shedding:
Doberman Pinschers shed moderately.
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American Pit Bull Terriers shed moderately.
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Rottweilers shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Doberman Pinscher or American Pit Bull Terrier or Rottweiler?
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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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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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Doberman Pinscher or American Pit Bull Terrier or Rottweiler? Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler behavior/temperament comparison:
Alert
Fearless
Loyal
Energetic
Intelligent
Obedient
Affectionate
Clownish
Friendly
Loyal
Strong
Willed
Aggressive
Courageous
Intelligent
Obedient
Stubborn
Alert
Fearless
Independent
Loyal
Courageous
Good-natured
Intelligent
Protective
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler intelligence:
Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Outstanding: Rottweiler is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Trainability
Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler trainability comparison.
Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
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American Pit Bull Terriers are easy to train.
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Rottweilers are easy to train.
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Playfulness
Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler playfulness comparison:
Average: Doberman Pinschers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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The American Pit Bull Terrier is a playful breed.
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Average: Rottweilers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Sensitive: Doberman Pinschers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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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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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler?
High: Doberman Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: American Pit Bull Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Average: Rottweilers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
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Social Needs
Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler social needs comparison:
Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
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American Pit Bull Terriers are a social breed.
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Rottweilers need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler?
Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
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Average: The American Pit Bull Terrier barks occasionally.
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Low: The Rottweiler barks none to minimal.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Doberman Pinscher or American Pit Bull Terrier or Rottweiler?
Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
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American Pit Bull Terriers are average watchdogs.
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Rottweilers are one of the best watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Doberman Pinscher or American Pit Bull Terrier or Rottweiler? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Doberman Pinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
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American Pit Bull Terriers are average defenders.
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Rottweilers are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Moderate

The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of biting somebody.

High 🔼

The American Pit Bull Terrier has a high chance of biting somebody.

High 🔼

The Rottweiler has a high chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Doberman Pinscher or American Pit Bull Terrier or Rottweiler?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Doberman Pinscher bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

American Pit Bull Terrier bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Rottweiler bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler mouthiness comparison:
Doberman Pinschers have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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American Pit Bull Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Rottweilers have an 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?
Doberman Pinschers tend to escape less than other breeds.
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The wanderlust potential of the American Pit Bull Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
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Rottweilers 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?
Their prey drive is low.
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American Pit Bull Terriers 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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Rottweilers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Doberman Pinscher or American Pit Bull Terrier or Rottweiler?
Very house-friendly dog the Doberman Pinscher breed.
It is not recommended to keep the American Pit Bull Terrier breed in the home.
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 Rottweiler indoors.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Doberman Pinschers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Average: American Pit Bull Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Average: Rottweilers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Doberman Pinscher or American Pit Bull Terrier or Rottweiler?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
American Pit Bull Terriers 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.

Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Doberman Pinscher or American Pit Bull Terrier or Rottweiler? Which dog is more friendly?
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
American Pit Bull Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Rottweilers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Doberman Pinschers are generally with other pets.
American Pit Bull Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Rottweilers are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Doberman Pinscher or American Pit Bull Terrier or Rottweiler?
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
American Pit Bull Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Doberman Pinscher or American Pit Bull Terrier or Rottweiler?
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
American Pit Bull Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Doberman Pinscher or American Pit Bull Terrier or Rottweiler?
Doberman Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
American Pit Bull Terriers are not dog-friendly.
Rottweilers are not dog-friendly.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler?
Yes
Doberman Pinschers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
American Pit Bull Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Rottweilers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Doberman Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
American Pit Bull Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rottweiler is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Doberman Pinschers are commonly okay with elderly people.
American Pit Bull Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Rottweilers are not the best breed for elderly people.

Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler Health Comparison

Health Issues
Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler health comparison. Which is the healthier: Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler?
Doberman Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
American Pit Bull Terriers tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Rottweiler is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler health problems comparison:
Cardiomyopathy
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Von Willebrand's Disease
Wobbler's Syndrome
Demodectic Mange
Hip Dysplasia
Skin Allergies
Allergies
Aortic Stenosis
Bloat
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteosarcoma
Panosteitis
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The Doberman Pinscher should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Frequent
The American Pit Bull Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Average
The Rottweiler should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler lifespan comparison. How long do Doberman Pinscher, American Pit Bull Terrier and Rottweiler breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Doberman Pinscher: 11 years
10-14 years
The average lifespan of American Pit Bull Terrier: 12 years
8-12 years
The average lifespan of Rottweiler: 10 years
Hypoallergenic
Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Doberman Pinscher or American Pit Bull Terrier or Rottweiler? Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler energy level comparison:
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
American Pit Bull Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Rottweilers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Doberman Pinscher or American Pit Bull Terrier or Rottweiler? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Doberman Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
American Pit Bull Terriers have an average exercise need.
Rottweilers have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Doberman Pinscher or American Pit Bull Terrier or Rottweiler?
Doberman Pinschers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
American Pit Bull Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Rottweilers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Doberman Pinscher or American Pit Bull Terrier or Rottweiler?
5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2.5 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.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler weight gain potential comparison:
Average: The Doberman Pinscher has an average risk for obesity.
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Average: The American Pit Bull Terrier has an average risk for obesity.
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High: The Rottweiler breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler?
Prefers warm weather
Dogs that prefer warm weather conditions are typically breeds that were originally bred in warmer climates.
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Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler?

Medium

The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The American Pit Bull Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

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

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Doberman Pinscher or American Pit Bull Terrier or Rottweiler? Which is better for autism?

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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Yes

This breed makes a perfect 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.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a 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: Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler?

Not really

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

American Pit Bull Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Rottweiler 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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Yes

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

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler 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 Doberman Pinscher and American Pit Bull Terrier and Rottweiler have?
6-10 puppies 5-8 puppies 8-12 puppies

Doberman Pinscher vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Rottweiler Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 as a Working breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian 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
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
American Canine Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Backwoods Bulldog 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

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