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Doberman Pinscher vs Rottweiler vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Comparison - Dog breed selector: Dobie or Rottie or Cav? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Doberman Pinscher vs Rottweiler vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel" Compare Doberman Pinscher and Rottweiler. Which is better: Doberman Pinscher or Rottweiler or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?
Name Doberman Pinscher Rottweiler Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
OriginsGermany Germany England
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank16819
Reviews865
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Other Names Dobie, Dobermann, Dobynm, Doberman Rottie, Rott Cav, Cavalier, Cavie
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995 as a Toy breed.
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 Molossian type section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the English Toy Spaniels 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
Colonial Rottweiler Club
Deutscher Rottweiler Klub
International Rottweiler Club
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 $800-$1000 $1200-$2000 $1200-$1500

Doberman Pinscher vs Rottweiler vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel General Appearance Comparison

Size Medium Large
Giant
Small
Weight Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg) Male: 95-130 pounds (43-59 kg), Female: 85-115 pounds (38-52 kg) 10-18 pounds (5-8 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg) Male: 112.5 pounds (51 kg), Female: 100 pounds (45 kg) 14 pounds (6.5 kg)
Height Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm) 12-13 inches (30-33 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm) 12.5 inches (31.5 cm)

Doberman Pinscher vs Rottweiler vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Hair & Care Comparison

Coat Fine Dense Feathered
Colors Blue
Red
Tan
Brown
White
Black
Mahogany
Tan
Rust
Black
Tan
Blenheim
Tricolor
Ruby
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Rottweiler requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Doberman Pinschers shed moderately.
Rottweilers shed moderately.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels shed above average.

Doberman Pinscher vs Rottweiler vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Alert
Fearless
Loyal
Energetic
Intelligent
Obedient
Alert
Fearless
Independent
Loyal
Courageous
Good-natured
Intelligent
Protective
Affectionate
Courageous
Intelligent
Cheerful
Gentle
Social
Polite
Quiet
Active
Graceful
Fearless
Friendly
Nonaggressive
Sporty
No tendency towards nervousness
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Outstanding: Rottweiler is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Average: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
Rottweilers are easy to train.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Doberman Pinschers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Rottweilers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
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.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Doberman Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Rottweilers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
Rottweilers need a lot of social interaction.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
Low: The Rottweiler barks none to minimal.
Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
Rottweilers are one of the best watchdogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Doberman Pinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Rottweilers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Moderate
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of biting somebody.
High
The Rottweiler has a high chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Doberman Pinschers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Rottweilers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels 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.
Rottweilers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Doberman Pinschers don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Rottweilers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels 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
Doberman Pinschers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Doberman Pinschers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Rottweilers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Rottweilers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels 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 Rottweiler vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Rottweilers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Rottweilers are average friendly towards cats.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Doberman Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not dog-friendly.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Doberman Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rottweiler is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Doberman Pinschers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Rottweilers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Doberman Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Rottweilers are generally with other pets.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Doberman Pinschers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Rottweilers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
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 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 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
Rottweiler breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 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.
Yes
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 Rottweiler vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Doberman Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
The Rottweiler is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels 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
Allergies
Aortic Stenosis
Bloat
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteosarcoma
Panosteitis
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Dry Eye
Episodic Falling Syndrome
Hip Dysplasia
Mitral Valve Disease
Patellar Luxation
Syringomyelia
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 8-11 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Rottweilers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Doberman Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
Rottweilers have an average exercise need.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Doberman Pinschers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Rottweilers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 4 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
High: The Rottweiler breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Rottweiler has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a high 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 Rottweiler 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 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Doberman Pinscher vs Rottweiler vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 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 8-12 puppies 3-5 puppies

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