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Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer Comparison - Dog breed selector: Dobie or Dal or Deutsch Kurzhaar? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer" Compare Doberman Pinscher and Dalmatian. Which is better: Doberman Pinscher or Dalmatian or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Name Doberman Pinscher Dalmatian German Shorthaired Pointer
OriginsGermany Croatia Germany
Group Working Dogs Companion Dogs Gun Dog
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Dobie, Dobermann, Dobynm, Doberman Dal, Dally, Carriage Dog, Spotted Coach Dog, Firehouse Dog, Plum Pudding Dog Deutsch Kurzhaar, Kurzhaar, GSP, DK, Deutscher Kurzhaariger Vorstehhund
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Sporting 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. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Related breeds section. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs 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
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 Kennel Club
Canadian Kennel Club
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
Australian National Kennel Council
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Price
Which is cheaper Doberman Pinscher or Dalmatian or German Shorthaired Pointer? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1000 $500-$600 $600-$800

Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger Doberman Pinscher or Dalmatian or German Shorthaired Pointer? Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer size comparison:
Medium Large Large
Medium
Weight
Which is heavier Doberman Pinscher or Dalmatian or Dalmatian? Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer weight comparison:
Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg) about 55 pounds (25 kg) Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg) about 55 pounds (25 kg) Male: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller Doberman Pinscher or Dalmatian or German Shorthaired Pointer? Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer height comparison:
Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm) Male: 23-25 inches (59-64 cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm) Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm) Male: 24 inches (61.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm)

Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer coat comparison:
Fine Fine Dense
Colors
What are the original Doberman Pinscher, Dalmatian and German Shorthaired Pointer color?
Blue
Red
Tan
Brown
White
Black
White
Liver
Brown
Black
Roan
Liver
White
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain Doberman Pinscher or Dalmatian or German Shorthaired Pointer? Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer grooming comparison:
Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Dalmatian requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The German Shorthaired Pointer requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Doberman Pinscher or Dalmatian or German Shorthaired Pointer? Doberman Pinscher or Dalmatian or {name3 shedding:
Doberman Pinschers shed moderately.
Dalmatians are heavy shedders.
German Shorthaired Pointers shed moderately.

Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog Doberman Pinscher or Dalmatian or German Shorthaired Pointer? Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer behavior/temperament comparison:
Alert
Fearless
Loyal
Energetic
Intelligent
Obedient
Active
Friendly
Outgoing
Sensitive
Energetic
Intelligent
Playful
Affectionate
Bold
Intelligent
Boisterous
Cooperative
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer intelligence:
Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Smart: Dalmatian's has great intelligence.
Very smart: German Shorthaired Pointer is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer trainability comparison. What's the difference?
Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
Dalmatians are quite easy to train.
German Shorthaired Pointers are very easy to train.
Playfulness
Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer playfulness comparison:
Doberman Pinschers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Dalmatian is a highly playful breed.
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Doberman Pinschers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer?
Doberman Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Dalmatians are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
German Shorthaired Pointers are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer social needs comparison:
Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
Dalmatians need a lot of social interaction.
German Shorthaired Pointers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer?
Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
Average: The Dalmatian barks occasionally.
Average: The German Shorthaired Pointer barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Which is better watchdog: Doberman Pinscher or Dalmatian or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
Dalmatians are average watchdogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are average watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
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.
Dalmatians are average defenders.
German Shorthaired Pointers are average defenders.
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.
Low
The Dalmatian has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The German Shorthaired Pointer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer mouthiness comparison:
Doberman Pinschers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Dalmatians have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
German Shorthaired Pointers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Doberman Pinschers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the Dalmatian is strong enough to escape from home.
German Shorthaired Pointers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive?
Doberman Pinschers don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Dalmatians have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
German Shorthaired Pointers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Doberman Pinscher or Dalmatian or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Doberman Pinscher fajta.
Nem lakásbarát kutya Dalmatian.
Nem lakásbarát kutya German Shorthaired Pointer.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential?
Doberman Pinschers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Dalmatians adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
German Shorthaired Pointers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Doberman Pinscher or Dalmatian or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
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.
Fighting 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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Doberman Pinscher or Dalmatian or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Dalmatians are average friendly towards strangers.
German Shorthaired Pointers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Doberman Pinscher or Dalmatian or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Dalmatians are very kid-friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Doberman Pinscher or Dalmatian or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Dalmatians are average friendly towards cats.
German Shorthaired Pointers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Doberman Pinscher or Dalmatian or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Doberman Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Dalmatians are very dog-friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Doberman Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Dalmatian is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
German Shorthaired Pointer 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.
Dalmatians are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
German Shorthaired Pointers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Doberman Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Dalmatians are generally with other pets.
German Shorthaired Pointers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer?
No
Doberman Pinschers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Dalmatians are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
German Shorthaired Pointers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used 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: Doberman Pinscher or Dalmatian or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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.
Yes
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)
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.
Yes
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
Which one could be a boat dog: Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer?
Not really
Doberman Pinscher breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Dalmatian breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
German Shorthaired Pointer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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.
Not really
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.

Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer health comparison. Which is the healthier: Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer?
Doberman Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
Dalmatians are commonly healthy dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer health problems comparison:
Cardiomyopathy
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Von Willebrand's Disease
Wobbler's Syndrome
Allergies
Deafness
Hip Dysplasia
Iris Sphincter Dysplasia
Skin Allergies
Urolithiasis
Gastric Torsion
Hypothyroidism
Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD)
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Von Willebrand's Disease
Entropion
Pannus
Lymphedema
Cardiomyopathy
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy
Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer lifespan comparison. How long do Doberman Pinscher, Dalmatian and German Shorthaired Pointer breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-12 years 12-14 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Doberman Pinscher or Dalmatian or German Shorthaired Pointer? Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer energy level comparison:
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Dalmatians are high energy dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are high energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Doberman Pinscher or Dalmatian or German Shorthaired Pointer? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Doberman Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
Dalmatians need a lot of exercises.
German Shorthaired Pointers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Doberman Pinscher or Dalmatian or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Doberman Pinschers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Dalmatians don't need too much sleep.
German Shorthaired Pointers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Doberman Pinscher or Dalmatian or German Shorthaired Pointer?
5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Average.
Average to High.
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.
Low
The Dalmatian has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The German Shorthaired Pointer 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 Dalmatian is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Doberman Pinscher vs Dalmatian vs German Shorthaired Pointer Reproducibility Comparison

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 6-9 puppies 7-12 puppies

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