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Doberman Pinscher vs Cane Corso vs Giant Schnauzer – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Doberman Pinscher vs Cane Corso vs Giant Schnauzer" Compare Doberman Pinscher and Cane Corso. Which is better: Doberman Pinscher or Cane Corso or Giant Schnauzer?
Name Doberman Pinscher Cane Corso Giant Schnauzer
OriginsGermany Italy Germany
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank163780
Reviews323
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Other Names Dobie, Dobermann, Dobynm, Doberman Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff, Cane Di Macellaio Russian Bear Schnauzer, Munich Schnauzer, Munchener, Riesenschnauzer
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2010 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type 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 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
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
National 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
Price $800-$1000 $1500-$2000 $1000-$1500

General Appearance - Doberman Pinscher vs Cane Corso vs Giant Schnauzer

Size Medium Large Giant
Weight Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg) Male: 99-110 pounds (45-50 kg), Female: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg) Males 60-105 pounds (27-48 kg), Female: 55-75 pounds (25-34 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg) Male: 104.5 pounds (47.5 kg), Female: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg) Males 82.5 pounds (37.5 kg), Female: 65 pounds (29.5 kg)
Height Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm), Female: 23-26 inches (58-66 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 24.5 inches (62 cm)

Hair & Care - Doberman Pinscher vs Cane Corso vs Giant Schnauzer

Coat Fine Dense Wiry
Colors Blue
Red
Tan
Brown
White
Black
Chestnut
Brindle
Gray
Red
Fawn
Black
Pepper
Salt
Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Cane Corso requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Giant Schnauzer requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Doberman Pinschers shed moderately.
Cane Corsos shed moderately.
Giant Schnauzers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Doberman Pinscher vs Cane Corso vs Giant Schnauzer

Temperament Alert
Fearless
Loyal
Energetic
Intelligent
Obedient
Cheerful
Loyal
Social
Courageous
Quiet
Dominant
Kind
Powerful
Intelligent
Loyal
Strong
Willed
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Average: Cane Corso's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Giant Schnauzer's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
Cane Corsos are easy to train.
Giant Schnauzers are easy to train.
Playfulness
Doberman Pinschers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Cane Corsos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Giant Schnauzer is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Doberman Pinschers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Cane Corsos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Doberman Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Cane Corsos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Giant Schnauzers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
Cane Corsos are a social breed.
Giant Schnauzers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
Low: The Cane Corso barks none to minimal.
Average: The Giant Schnauzer barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
Cane Corsos are one of the best watchdogs.
Giant Schnauzers are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Doberman Pinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Cane Corsos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Giant Schnauzers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Moderate
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Cane Corso has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Giant Schnauzer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Doberman Pinschers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cane Corsos have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Giant Schnauzers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Doberman Pinschers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Cane Corsos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the Giant Schnauzer is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Doberman Pinschers don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Cane Corsos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Giant Schnauzers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Doberman Pinschers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Giant Schnauzers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Doberman Pinschers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cane Corsos don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Giant Schnauzers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Cane Corsos 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.
Fighting Dog Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately 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 - Doberman Pinscher vs Cane Corso vs Giant Schnauzer

Stranger Friendly
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Giant Schnauzers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cane Corsos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Giant Schnauzers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Cane Corsos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Giant Schnauzers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Doberman Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Giant Schnauzers are not dog-friendly.
Office Friendly No
Doberman Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cane Corso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Giant Schnauzer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Doberman Pinschers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Cane Corsos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Giant Schnauzers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Doberman Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Cane Corsos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Giant Schnauzers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Doberman Pinschers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Cane Corsos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Giant Schnauzers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used 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 Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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
Doberman Pinscher breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Cane Corso breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Giant Schnauzer 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 - Doberman Pinscher vs Cane Corso vs Giant Schnauzer

Health Issues
Doberman Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
Cane Corsos are commonly healthy dogs.
Giant Schnauzers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Cardiomyopathy
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Von Willebrand's Disease
Wobbler's Syndrome
Arthritis
Bloat
Cherry Eye
Demodectic Mange
Ectropion
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
Bloat
Cancer
Cataracts
Elbow Dysplasia
Glaucoma
Heart Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Retinal Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-11 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
Energy Level
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Cane Corsos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Giant Schnauzers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Doberman Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
Cane Corsos have an average exercise need.
Giant Schnauzers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Doberman Pinschers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Cane Corsos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Giant Schnauzers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: If you are feeding a high-quality dry food, your Corso will probably eat 4 to 5 cups a day. 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Giant Schnauzer can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cane Corso has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Giant Schnauzer has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
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.
The Cane Corso 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 Giant Schnauzer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Doberman Pinscher vs Cane Corso vs Giant Schnauzer

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 6-10 puppies 4-6 puppies 5-8 puppies

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