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Name Doberman Pinscher Labrador Retriever Dalmatian
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Doberman
Dobermann
Dobynm
Dobie
Lab
Labrador
Carriage Dog
Dally
Firehouse Dog
Plum Pudding Dog
Spotted Coach Dog
Dal
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Doberman Pinscher or Labrador Retriever or Dalmatian? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1000 $1000-$2000 $500-$600
Availability
Which is easier to get, Doberman Pinscher or Labrador Retriever or Dalmatian?
Very frequent: The Doberman Pinscher is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Labrador Retriever is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Dalmatian is quite easy to get.

Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Doberman Pinscher or Labrador Retriever or Dalmatian? Which is the smallest dog, Doberman Pinscher or Labrador Retriever or Dalmatian?
Medium Large Large
Weight
Which is heavier, Doberman Pinscher or Labrador Retriever or Labrador Retriever? Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian weight comparison:
Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg) Male: 60-75 pounds (27-34kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) about 55 pounds (25 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg) about 55 pounds (25 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Doberman Pinscher or Labrador Retriever or Dalmatian? Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian height comparison:
Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm) Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm) Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm)

Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian coat comparison:
Fine Dense
Waterproof
Hard
Short
Fine
Colors
What are the original Doberman Pinscher, Labrador Retriever and Dalmatian color?
Blue
Red
Tan
Brown
White
Black
Yellow
Chocolate
Black
White
Liver
Brown
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Doberman Pinscher or Labrador Retriever or Dalmatian? Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian grooming comparison:
Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Effortless: The Labrador Retriever requires minimal grooming.
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Effortless: The Dalmatian requires minimal grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Doberman Pinscher or Labrador Retriever or Dalmatian? Doberman Pinscher or Labrador Retriever or {name3 shedding:
Doberman Pinschers shed moderately.
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Labrador Retrievers shed moderately.
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Dalmatians are heavy shedders.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Doberman Pinscher or Labrador Retriever or Dalmatian?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Doberman Pinscher or Labrador Retriever or Dalmatian? Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian behavior/temperament comparison:
Alert
Fearless
Loyal
Energetic
Intelligent
Obedient
Affectionate
Cheerful
Friendly
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Energetic
Gentle
Loving
Going
Responsive
Active
Friendly
Outgoing
Sensitive
Energetic
Intelligent
Playful
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian intelligence:
Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Outstanding: Labrador Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Smart: Dalmatian's has great intelligence.
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Trainability
Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian trainability comparison.
Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
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Labrador Retrievers are very easy to train.
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Dalmatians are quite easy to train.
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Playfulness
Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian playfulness comparison:
Average: Doberman Pinschers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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The Labrador Retriever is a highly playful breed.
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The Dalmatian is a highly playful breed.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Sensitive: Doberman Pinschers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Sensitive: Labrador Retrievers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian?
High: Doberman Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Slightly Below Average: Labrador Retrievers may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
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High: Dalmatians are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian social needs comparison:
Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
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Labrador Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
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Dalmatians need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian?
Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
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Average: The Labrador Retriever barks occasionally.
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Average: The Dalmatian barks occasionally.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Doberman Pinscher or Labrador Retriever or Dalmatian?
Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
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Labrador Retrievers are average watchdogs.
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Dalmatians are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Doberman Pinscher or Labrador Retriever or Dalmatian? 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.
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Labrador Retrievers are average defenders.
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Dalmatians are average defenders.
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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.

Moderate

The Labrador Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Dalmatian has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Doberman Pinscher or Labrador Retriever or Dalmatian?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Doberman Pinscher bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Labrador Retriever bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Dalmatian bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian mouthiness comparison:
Doberman Pinschers have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Labrador Retrievers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Dalmatians have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Doberman Pinschers tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Labrador Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
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The wanderlust potential of the Dalmatian is strong enough to escape from home.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Their prey drive is low.
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Labrador Retrievers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Dalmatians have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Doberman Pinscher or Labrador Retriever or Dalmatian?
Very house-friendly dog the Doberman Pinscher breed.
It is not recommended to keep the Labrador Retriever breed in the home.
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Dalmatian breed.
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.
Labrador Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Dalmatians adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Doberman Pinscher or Labrador Retriever or Dalmatian?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Labrador Retrievers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Dalmatians tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Doberman Pinscher or Labrador Retriever or Dalmatian? Which dog is more friendly?
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Dalmatians are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Doberman Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Labrador Retrievers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Dalmatians are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Doberman Pinscher or Labrador Retriever or Dalmatian?
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Labrador Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Dalmatians are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Doberman Pinscher or Labrador Retriever or Dalmatian?
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Labrador Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
Dalmatians are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Doberman Pinscher or Labrador Retriever or Dalmatian?
Doberman Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Dalmatians are very dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian?
Yes
Doberman Pinschers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Labrador Retrievers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Dalmatians are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Doberman Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Labrador Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Dalmatian 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.
Labrador Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Dalmatians are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian Health Comparison

Health Issues
Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian health comparison. Which is the healthier: Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian?
Doberman Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
The Labrador Retriever is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Dalmatians are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian health problems comparison:
Cardiomyopathy
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Von Willebrand's Disease
Wobbler's Syndrome
Acute Moist Dermatitis
Bloat
Cataracts
Cold Tail
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Myopathy
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Allergies
Deafness
Hip Dysplasia
Iris Sphincter Dysplasia
Skin Allergies
Urolithiasis
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).
Average
The Labrador Retriever should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Rare
The Dalmatian should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian lifespan comparison. How long do Doberman Pinscher, Labrador Retriever and Dalmatian breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Doberman Pinscher: 11 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Labrador Retriever: 11 years
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Dalmatian: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Doberman Pinscher or Labrador Retriever or Dalmatian? Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian energy level comparison:
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Labrador Retrievers are high-energy dogs.
Dalmatians are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Doberman Pinscher or Labrador Retriever or Dalmatian? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Doberman Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Dalmatians need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Doberman Pinscher or Labrador Retriever or Dalmatian?
Doberman Pinschers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Labrador Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Dalmatians don't need too much sleep.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Doberman Pinscher or Labrador Retriever or Dalmatian?
5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 2.5 to 3 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.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian weight gain potential comparison:
Average: The Doberman Pinscher has an average risk for obesity.
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High: The Labrador Retriever breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Dalmatian's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian?
Prefers warm weather
Dogs that prefer warm weather conditions are typically breeds that were originally bred in warmer climates.
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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian?

Medium

The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.

High 🔼

The Labrador Retriever has a high chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Dalmatian has a low 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.
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The Labrador Retriever is an average drooler.
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The Dalmatian is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Doberman Pinscher or Labrador Retriever or Dalmatian? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Yes

This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian?

Not really

Doberman Pinscher breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Yes

Labrador Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Not really

Dalmatian breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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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.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military Dog

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

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 Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Doberman Pinscher and Labrador Retriever and Dalmatian have?
6-10 puppies 5-10 puppies 6-9 puppies

Doberman Pinscher vs Labrador Retriever vs Dalmatian Recognition Comparison

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 1917 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Non-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 Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Related breeds 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
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

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