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Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever Comparison - Dog breed selector: Dobie or Alsatian or Yellow Retriever? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever" Compare Doberman Pinscher and German Shepherd. Which is better: Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Golden Retriever?
Name Doberman Pinscher German Shepherd Golden Retriever
OriginsGermany Germany Scotland
Group Working Dogs Pastoral / Herding Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank1623
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Dobie, Dobermann, Dobynm, Doberman Alsatian, Berger Allemand, Alsatian wolf dog (UK), Deutscher Schäferhund, Schäferhund Yellow Retriever, Golden Flat Coat
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever 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 1908 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1925 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 Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers 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
German Shepherd Dog Club Of America
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
Which is cheaper, Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Golden Retriever? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1000 $800-$2000 $1000-$2000
Availability
Very frequent
Very frequent
Very frequent

Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Golden Retriever? Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever size comparison:
Medium Large Large
Weight
Which is heavier, Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or German Shepherd? Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever weight comparison:
Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg) Male: 66-88 pounds (30-40 kg), Female: 49-71 pounds (22-32 kg) Male: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg) Male: 77 pounds (35 kg), Female: 60 pounds (27 kg) Male: 70 pounds (31.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Golden Retriever? Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever height comparison:
Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) Male: 24-26 inches (60-65 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (55-60 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm) Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (57.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm)

Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever coat comparison:
Fine Fuzzy Silky
Wavy
Shiny
Straight
Colors
What are the original Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd and Golden Retriever color?
Blue
Red
Tan
Brown
White
Black
Silver
Tan
Red
Black
Golden
Light
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Golden Retriever? Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever grooming comparison:
Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The German Shepherd requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Golden Retriever requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Golden Retriever? Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or {name3 shedding:
Doberman Pinschers shed moderately.
German Shepherds are heavy shedders.
Golden Retrievers shed moderately.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Golden Retriever?
3-4 weeks
More often than average.
8-12 weeks
Very rarely.
2-3 weeks
Frequent.

Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Golden Retriever? Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever behavior/temperament comparison:
Alert
Fearless
Loyal
Energetic
Intelligent
Obedient
Alert
Courageous
Intelligent
Obedient
Confident
Curious
Loyal
Watchful
Confident
Intelligent
Reliable
Friendly
Kind
Trustworthy
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever intelligence:
Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Outstanding: German Shepherd is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Outstanding: Golden Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever trainability comparison.
Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
German Shepherds are easy to train.
Golden Retrievers are easy to train.
Playfulness
Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever playfulness comparison:
Doberman Pinschers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
German Shepherds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Golden Retriever 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.
German Shepherds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Golden Retrievers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever?
Doberman Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
German Shepherds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Golden Retrievers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever social needs comparison:
Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
German Shepherds need for social interaction is average.
Golden Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever?
Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
Low to Average: The German Shepherd rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Golden Retriever rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Golden Retriever?
Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
German Shepherds are one of the best watchdogs.
Golden Retrievers 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.
German Shepherds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Golden Retrievers 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.
High
The German Shepherd has a high chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Golden Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Golden Retriever?
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? Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever mouthiness comparison:
Doberman Pinschers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
German Shepherds have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Golden Retrievers have a strong 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.
German Shepherds are not the biggest explorers.
Golden Retrievers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Doberman Pinschers don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
German Shepherds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Golden Retrievers 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
Which dog is more apartment friendly Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Golden Retriever?
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Doberman Pinscher fajta.
Nem a legjobb választás German Shepherd, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható German Shepherd tartása lakásban.
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Golden Retriever kutyafajtát.
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.
German Shepherds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Golden Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Golden Retriever?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Golden Retrievers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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.

Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Golden Retriever? Which dog is more friendly?
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
German Shepherds are stranger friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Golden Retriever?
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
German Shepherds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Golden Retriever?
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
German Shepherds are average friendly towards cats.
Golden Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Golden Retriever?
Doberman Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
German Shepherds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever?
No
Doberman Pinschers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
German Shepherds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Golden Retrievers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going 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.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Golden Retriever? Which is better for autism?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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.
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.
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.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Doberman Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
German Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Golden Retriever is one of the best dog breeds 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.
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.
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.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Doberman Pinschers are commonly okay with elderly people.
German Shepherds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Golden Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever?
Not really
Doberman Pinscher breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
German Shepherd breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Golden Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Doberman Pinschers are generally with other pets.
German Shepherds are generally with other pets.
Golden Retrievers are usually friendly towards 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.
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 German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever health comparison. Which is the healthier: Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever?
Doberman Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
German Shepherds are commonly healthy dogs.
Golden Retrievers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever health problems comparison:
Cardiomyopathy
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Von Willebrand's Disease
Wobbler's Syndrome
Allergies
Blindness
Bloat
Cancer
Cataracts
Cherry Eye
Chronic Diarrhea
Cruciate Ligament Rupture
Cushing's Syndrome
Degenerative Myelopathy
Demodectic Mange
Diabetes
Digestive Problems
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
Heart Disease
Hemophilia A
Hemophilia B
Hip Dysplasia
Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy
Lens Luxation
Lupus
Megaesophagus
Myasthenia Gravis
Nail Bed Disease
Osteochondrosis
Pannus
Panosteitis
Paralysis
Perianal Fistula
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Retinal Dysplasia
Seborrhea
Vitiligo
Von Willebrand's Disease
Wobbler's Syndrome
Allergies
Bloat
Cataracts
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hemangiosarcoma
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Osteosarcoma
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Von Willebrand's Disease
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).
Rare
The German Shepherd should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Rare
The Golden Retriever should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever lifespan comparison. How long do Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd and Golden Retriever breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-12 years 10-13 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Golden Retriever? Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever energy level comparison:
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
German Shepherds are high energy dogs.
Golden Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Golden Retriever? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Doberman Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
German Shepherds need quite a lot of exercise.
Golden Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Golden Retriever?
Doberman Pinschers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
German Shepherds don't need too much sleep.
Golden Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Golden Retriever?
5 to 6 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. 3 to 4 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 German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever weight gain potential comparison:
Average.
Low to Average.
High: The Golden Retriever breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever?
Prefers warm weather Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever?
Medium
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The German Shepherd has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Golden Retriever 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.
The German Shepherd is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Golden Retriever drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.

Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Golden Retriever 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 Doberman Pinscher and German Shepherd and Golden Retriever have?
6-10 puppies 6-10 puppies 5-10 puppies

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