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Doberman Pinscher vs Vizsla vs German Pinscher Comparison - Dog breed selector: Dobie or Hungarian Vizsla or Standard Pinscher? Find the right dog for you

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Name Doberman Pinscher Vizsla German Pinscher
OriginsGermany Hungary Germany
Group Working Dogs Gun Dog Working Dogs
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Dobie, Dobermann, Dobynm, Doberman Hungarian Vizsla, Magyar Vizsla, Hungarian Pointer, Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer, Rövidszőrű Magyar Vizsla Standard Pinscher, Glatthaariger Pinscher
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Doberman Pinscher vs Vizsla vs German Pinscher 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 1960 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2003 as a Working 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 Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type 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
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
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
Price
Which is cheaper, Doberman Pinscher or Vizsla or German Pinscher? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1000 $800-$1200 $1400-$1600
Availability
Very frequent
Very frequent
Frequent

Doberman Pinscher vs Vizsla vs German Pinscher General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Doberman Pinscher or Vizsla or German Pinscher? Doberman Pinscher vs Vizsla vs German Pinscher size comparison:
Medium Large Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Doberman Pinscher or Vizsla or Vizsla? Doberman Pinscher vs Vizsla vs German Pinscher weight comparison:
Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg) Male: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg) 25-35 pounds (11-16 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: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) 30 pounds (13.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Doberman Pinscher or Vizsla or German Pinscher? Doberman Pinscher vs Vizsla vs German Pinscher height comparison:
Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) Male: 22-26 inches (56-66 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm) 16-19 inches (41-48 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm) Male: 24 inches (61 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm) 17.5 inches (44.5 cm)

Doberman Pinscher vs Vizsla vs German Pinscher Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Doberman Pinscher vs Vizsla vs German Pinscher coat comparison:
Fine Fine
Dense
Hard
Coarse
Short
No Undercoat
Dense
Shiny
Smooth
Colors
What are the original Doberman Pinscher, Vizsla and German Pinscher color?
Blue
Red
Tan
Brown
White
Black
Golden
Rust
Russet Gold
Dark Sandy Gold
Blue
Red
Tan
Brown
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Doberman Pinscher or Vizsla or German Pinscher? Doberman Pinscher vs Vizsla vs German Pinscher grooming comparison:
Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Vizsla requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The German Pinscher requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Doberman Pinscher or Vizsla or German Pinscher? Doberman Pinscher or Vizsla or {name3 shedding:
Doberman Pinschers shed moderately.
Vizslas shed moderately.
German Pinschers shed none to minimal.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Doberman Pinscher or Vizsla or German Pinscher?
3-4 weeks
More often than average.
6-8 weeks
Rarely.
4-6 weeks
Average.

Doberman Pinscher vs Vizsla vs German Pinscher Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Doberman Pinscher or Vizsla or German Pinscher? Doberman Pinscher vs Vizsla vs German Pinscher behavior/temperament comparison:
Alert
Fearless
Loyal
Energetic
Intelligent
Obedient
Affectionate
Energetic
Intelligent
Protective
Cheerful
Gentle
Playful
Quiet
Easygoing
Companionable
Lively
Friendly
Evenly Tempered
Trainable
Willing
Outright
Tempered
Courageous
Loving
Familiar
Lively
Spirited
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Doberman Pinscher vs Vizsla vs German Pinscher intelligence:
Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Very smart: Vizsla is an excellent dog breed.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Doberman Pinscher vs Vizsla vs German Pinscher trainability comparison.
Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
Vizslas are easy to train.
German Pinschers are easy to train.
Playfulness
Doberman Pinscher vs Vizsla vs German Pinscher playfulness comparison:
Doberman Pinschers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Vizsla is a highly playful breed.
The German Pinscher is a 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.
Vizslas 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 Vizsla vs German Pinscher?
Doberman Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Vizslas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
German Pinschers are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Doberman Pinscher vs Vizsla vs German Pinscher social needs comparison:
Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
Vizslas are a social breed.
German Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Doberman Pinscher vs Vizsla vs German Pinscher?
Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
Average: The Vizsla barks occasionally.
Average: The German Pinscher barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Doberman Pinscher or Vizsla or German Pinscher?
Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
Vizslas are average watchdogs.
German Pinschers 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.
Vizslas are average defenders.
German Pinschers 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.
Low
The Vizsla has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The German Pinscher has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Doberman Pinscher or Vizsla or German Pinscher?
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 Vizsla vs German Pinscher mouthiness comparison:
Doberman Pinschers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Vizslas have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
German Pinschers have an average 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.
Vizslas have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the German Pinscher is strong enough to escape from home.
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.
Vizslas have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
German Pinschers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Doberman Pinscher or Vizsla or German Pinscher?
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Doberman Pinscher fajta.
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Vizsla kutyafajtát.
Nem a legjobb választás German Pinscher, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható German Pinscher tartása lakásban.
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.
Vizslas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
German Pinschers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Doberman Pinscher or Vizsla or German Pinscher?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Vizslas 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
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.

Doberman Pinscher vs Vizsla vs German Pinscher Good With Comparison

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

Health Issues
Doberman Pinscher vs Vizsla vs German Pinscher health comparison. Which is the healthier: Doberman Pinscher vs Vizsla vs German Pinscher?
Doberman Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
The Vizsla is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
German Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Doberman Pinscher vs Vizsla vs German Pinscher? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Doberman Pinscher vs Vizsla vs German Pinscher health problems comparison:
Cardiomyopathy
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Von Willebrand's Disease
Wobbler's Syndrome
Cancer
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Sebaceous Adenitis
No data available
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 Vizsla should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Rare
The German Pinscher should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Doberman Pinscher vs Vizsla vs German Pinscher lifespan comparison. How long do Doberman Pinscher, Vizsla and German Pinscher breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-12 years 10-14 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Doberman Pinscher vs Vizsla vs German Pinscher hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Doberman Pinscher or Vizsla or German Pinscher? Doberman Pinscher vs Vizsla vs German Pinscher energy level comparison:
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Vizslas are high energy dogs.
German Pinschers are high energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Doberman Pinscher vs Vizsla vs German Pinscher exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Doberman Pinscher or Vizsla or German Pinscher? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Doberman Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
Vizslas need a lot of exercises.
German Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Doberman Pinscher or Vizsla or German Pinscher?
Doberman Pinschers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Vizslas don't need too much sleep.
German Pinschers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Doberman Pinscher or Vizsla or German Pinscher?
5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 2.5 cup 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 Vizsla vs German Pinscher weight gain potential comparison:
Average.
Low to Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Doberman Pinscher vs Vizsla vs German Pinscher?
Prefers warm weather Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Doberman Pinscher vs Vizsla vs German Pinscher?
Medium
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Vizsla has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The German Pinscher 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.
The Vizsla is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The German Pinscher is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Doberman Pinscher vs Vizsla vs German Pinscher 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 Vizsla and German Pinscher have?
6-10 puppies 6-8 puppies 6-8 puppies

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