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Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog Comparison - Dog breed selector: Dobie or Alsatian or Poligar hound? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog" Compare Doberman Pinscher and German Shepherd. Which is better: Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Rajapalayam dog?
Name Doberman Pinscher German Shepherd Rajapalayam dog
OriginsGermany Germany India
Group Working Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank162247
Reviews7113
User Ratings

Other Names
What other names do they have?
Dobie, Dobermann, Dobynm, Doberman Alsatian, Berger Allemand, Alsatian wolf dog (UK), Deutscher Schäferhund, Schäferhund Poligar hound, Indian Sight-Hound
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog 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. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
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. Not recognized by FCI.
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
No data available
Price
Which is cheaper Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Rajapalayam dog? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1000 $800-$2000 $200-$400

Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Rajapalayam dog? Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog size comparison:
Medium Large Large
Weight
Which is heavier Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or German Shepherd? Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog 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: 44-55 pounds (20-25 kg), Female: 37-46 pounds (17-21 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: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 41.5 pounds (19 kg)
Height
Which is taller Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Rajapalayam dog? Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog 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: 25–30 inches (63.5-76 kg) Female: 24–28 inches (61-71 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: 27.5 inches (70 cm), Female: 26 inches (66 cm)

Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog coat comparison:
Fine Fuzzy Fine
Colors
What are the original Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd and Rajapalayam dog color?
Blue
Red
Tan
Brown
White
Black
Silver
Tan
Red
Black
White
Brown
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Rajapalayam dog? Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog grooming comparison:
Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The German Shepherd requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Rajapalayam dog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Rajapalayam dog? Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or {name3 shedding:
Doberman Pinschers shed moderately.
German Shepherds are heavy shedders.
Rajapalayam dogs shed moderately.

Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Rajapalayam dog? Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog behavior/temperament comparison:
Alert
Fearless
Loyal
Energetic
Intelligent
Obedient
Alert
Courageous
Intelligent
Obedient
Confident
Curious
Loyal
Watchful
Affectionate
Courageous
Protective
Devoted
Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog intelligence:
Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Outstanding: German Shepherd is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Rajapalayam dog.
Trainability
Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog trainability comparison. What's the difference?
Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
German Shepherds are easy to train.
Rajapalayam dogs aren't famous for their trainability.
Playfulness
Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog playfulness comparison:
Doberman Pinschers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
German Shepherds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Rajapalayam dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog?
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.
Rajapalayam dogs may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
Social Needs
Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog social needs comparison:
Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
German Shepherds need for social interaction is average.
Rajapalayam dogs are kinda antisocial.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog?
Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
Low to Average: The German Shepherd rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Rajapalayam dog rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Which is better watchdog: Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Rajapalayam dog?
Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
German Shepherds are one of the best watchdogs.
Rajapalayam dogs are one of the best 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.
Rajapalayam dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
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.
Low
The Rajapalayam dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog 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.
Rajapalayam dogs 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.
Rajapalayam dogs 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.
German Shepherds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Rajapalayam dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Rajapalayam dog?
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 Rajapalayam dog kutyafajtát.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential?
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.
Rajapalayam dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Rajapalayam dog?
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.
Rajapalayam dogs handle alone time quite well.
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 Rajapalayam dog Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Rajapalayam dog?
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
German Shepherds are stranger friendly dogs.
Rajapalayam dogs are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Rajapalayam dog?
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
German Shepherds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Rajapalayam dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Rajapalayam dog?
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
German Shepherds are average friendly towards cats.
Rajapalayam dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Rajapalayam dog?
Doberman Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
German Shepherds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Rajapalayam dogs are not the most 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
German Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rajapalayam dog 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.
German Shepherds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Rajapalayam dogs are commonly okay with elderly people.
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.
Rajapalayam dogs 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 German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog?
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.
No
Rajapalayam dogs 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 German Shepherd or Rajapalayam dog?
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.
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.
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)
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.
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
Which one could be a boat dog: Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog?
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.
Not really
Rajapalayam dog 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 German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog health comparison. Which is the healthier: Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog?
Doberman Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
German Shepherds are commonly healthy dogs.
The Rajapalayam dog 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 German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog 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
No data available
Life Expectancy
Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog lifespan comparison. How long do Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd and Rajapalayam dog breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-12 years 10-13 years 10-11 years
Hypoallergenic
Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Rajapalayam dog? Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog energy level comparison:
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
German Shepherds are high energy dogs.
Rajapalayam dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Rajapalayam dog? 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.
Rajapalayam dogs have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Rajapalayam dog?
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.
Rajapalayam dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Doberman Pinscher or German Shepherd or Rajapalayam dog?
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. 2 to 2.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Average.
Low to Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The German Shepherd has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Rajapalayam dog 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 German Shepherd is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Rajapalayam dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Doberman Pinscher vs German Shepherd vs Rajapalayam dog 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 6-10 puppies 5-8 puppies

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