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

"Find similarities and differences between Doberman Pinscher vs Cane Corso vs Great Dane" Compare Doberman Pinscher and Cane Corso. Which is better: Doberman Pinscher or Cane Corso or Great Dane?
Name Doberman Pinscher Cane Corso Great Dane
OriginsGermany Italy Germany
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank163714
Reviews321
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Other Names Dobie, Dobermann, Dobynm, Doberman Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff, Cane Di Macellaio Dane, Gentle Giant, Deutsche Dogge, German Mastiff, Apollo of Dogs
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 1887 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 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
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
Canadian Canine Registry
Price $800-$1000 $1500-$2000 $800-$1200

General Appearance - Doberman Pinscher vs Cane Corso vs Great Dane

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) Male: 120-200 pounds (54-90 kg), Female: 100-130 pounds (45-59 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) Male: 160 pounds (72 kg), Female: 115 pounds (52 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: 30-34 inches (76-86 cm), Female: 28-32 inches (71-81 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: 32 inches (81 cm), Female: 30 inches (76 cm)

Hair & Care - Doberman Pinscher vs Cane Corso vs Great Dane

Coat Fine Dense Dense
Colors Blue
Red
Tan
Brown
White
Black
Chestnut
Brindle
Gray
Red
Fawn
Black
Blue
Fawn
White
Brindle
Merle
Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Cane Corso requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Great Dane requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Doberman Pinschers shed moderately.
Cane Corsos shed moderately.
Great Danes shed moderately.

Characteristics - Doberman Pinscher vs Cane Corso vs Great Dane

Temperament Alert
Fearless
Loyal
Energetic
Intelligent
Obedient
Cheerful
Loyal
Social
Courageous
Quiet
Friendly
Devoted
Gentle
Reserved
Confident
Intelligent
Loving
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Average: Cane Corso's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Great Dane's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
Cane Corsos are easy to train.
Great Danes are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Doberman Pinschers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Cane Corsos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Great Danes are not the most playful dog 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.
Great Danes don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
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.
Great Danes are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
Cane Corsos are a social breed.
Great Danes are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
Low: The Cane Corso barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Great Dane rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
Cane Corsos are one of the best watchdogs.
Great Danes are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Doberman Pinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Cane Corsos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Great Danes 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 Great Dane 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.
Great Danes have a higher than 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.
Great Danes have average wanderlust potential.
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.
Great Danes 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
Doberman Pinschers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Great Danes are very 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.
Great Danes 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.
Great Danes 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.
Fighting Dog Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately 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.

Good With - Doberman Pinscher vs Cane Corso vs Great Dane

Stranger Friendly
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Great Danes are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cane Corsos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Great Danes are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Cane Corsos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Great Danes are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Doberman Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Great Danes are average friendly towards other dogs.
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
Great Dane 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.
Great Danes are usually recommended 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.
Great Danes are generally 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
Great Danes 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.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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
Great Dane 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 - Doberman Pinscher vs Cane Corso vs Great Dane

Health Issues
Doberman Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
Cane Corsos are commonly healthy dogs.
Great Danes 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
Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Hip Dysplasia
Mitral Valve Disease
Patent Ductus Arteriosis
Persistent Right Aortic Arch
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-11 years 7-10 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Cane Corsos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Great Danes are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Doberman Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
Cane Corsos have an average exercise need.
Great Danes exercise need is minimal.
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.
Great Danes 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.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cane Corso has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Great Dane has an average 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 Great Dane drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.

Reproducibility - Doberman Pinscher vs Cane Corso vs Great Dane

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 10-15 puppies

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