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Doberman Pinscher vs Miniature Pinscher vs Czechoslovakian Wolfdog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Doberman Pinscher vs Miniature Pinscher vs Czechoslovakian Wolfdog" Compare Doberman Pinscher and Miniature Pinscher. Which is better: Doberman Pinscher or Miniature Pinscher or Czechoslovakian Wolfdog?
Name Doberman Pinscher Miniature Pinscher Czechoslovakian Wolfdog
OriginsGermany Germany Czech Republic
Group Working Dogs Companion Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank1671260
Reviews303
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Other Names Dobie, Dobermann, Dobynm, Doberman Min Pin, King Of The Toys, Reh Pinscher, Zwergpinsc Slovak Wolfdog, Czech Wolfdog, Ceskoslovensky Vlcak
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1925 as a Toy breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
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 Pinscher and Schnauzer type section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs 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
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 Canine Registry
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Foundation Stock Service
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
Price $800-$1000 $400-$600 $800-$1500

General Appearance - Doberman Pinscher vs Miniature Pinscher vs Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

Size Medium Small Medium
Weight Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg) Male: 8-10 pounds (4-5 kg), Female: 8-9 pounds (about 4 kg) Male: 54 pounds (26 kg), Female: 44 pounds (20 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg) Male: 9 pounds (4.5 kg), Female: 8.5 pounds (about 4 kg) Male: 54 pounds (26 kg), Female: 44 pounds (20 kg)
Height Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 10-11 inches (25-28 cm) Male: 26 inches (65 cm), Female: 24 inches (60 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm) Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) Male: 26 inches (65 cm), Female: 24 inches (60 cm)

Hair & Care - Doberman Pinscher vs Miniature Pinscher vs Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

Coat Fine Rough Dense
Colors Blue
Red
Tan
Brown
White
Black
Rust
Chocolate
Red
Tan
Black
Gray
Yellow
Silver
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Miniature Pinscher requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Doberman Pinschers shed moderately.
Miniature Pinschers shed moderately.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs shed moderately.

Characteristics - Doberman Pinscher vs Miniature Pinscher vs Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

Temperament Alert
Fearless
Loyal
Energetic
Intelligent
Obedient
Clever
Friendly
Playful
Intelligent
Energetic
Outgoing
Responsive
Active
Fearless
Quick
Courageous
Lively
Sociable
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Smart: Miniature Pinscher's has great intelligence.
Average: Czechoslovakian Wolfdog's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
Miniature Pinschers are quite easy to train.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Doberman Pinschers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Miniature Pinscher is a highly playful breed.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Doberman Pinschers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Miniature Pinschers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Doberman Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Miniature Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
Miniature Pinschers are a social breed.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
High: The Miniature Pinscher is a very vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
Miniature Pinschers are average watchdogs.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Doberman Pinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Miniature Pinschers strongly protect their territory.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Moderate
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Miniature Pinscher has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Doberman Pinschers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Miniature Pinschers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Doberman Pinschers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Miniature Pinschers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Doberman Pinschers don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Miniature Pinschers 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.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Doberman Pinschers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Miniature Pinschers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Doberman Pinschers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Miniature Pinschers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs 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.
Miniature Pinschers 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.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs 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.
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.

Good With - Doberman Pinscher vs Miniature Pinscher vs Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

Stranger Friendly
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Miniature Pinschers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Miniature Pinschers are kid-friendly dogs.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Miniature Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Doberman Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Miniature Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Doberman Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Miniature Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Doberman Pinschers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Miniature Pinschers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Doberman Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Miniature Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Doberman Pinschers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Miniature Pinschers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going 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.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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
Miniature Pinscher breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog 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.
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.

Health Factors - Doberman Pinscher vs Miniature Pinscher vs Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

Health Issues
Doberman Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
Miniature Pinschers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Cardiomyopathy
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Von Willebrand's Disease
Wobbler's Syndrome
Epilepsy
Hypothyroidism
Legg-perthes Disease
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Elbow Dysplasia
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
Hip Dysplasia
Lens Luxation
Obesity
Pituitary Dwarfism
Seizures
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-15 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Miniature Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Doberman Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
Miniature Pinschers exercise need is minimal.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Doberman Pinschers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Miniature Pinschers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
High: The Miniature Pinscher breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather Prefers warm weather Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Miniature Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog 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 Miniature Pinscher is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog 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 Miniature Pinscher vs Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

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 2-5 puppies 4-8 puppies

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