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German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher vs Berger Blanc Suisse – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name German Shepherd Doberman Pinscher Berger Blanc Suisse
OriginsGermany Germany Switzerland
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Working Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank216391
Reviews531
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Other Names Alsatian, Berger Allemand, Alsatian wolf dog (UK), Deutscher Schäferhund, Schäferhund Dobie, Dobermann, Dobynm, Doberman White Swiss Shepherd Dog, Weisser Schweizer Schäferhund, Pastore Svizzero Bianco
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs 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
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
German Shepherd Dog Club Of America
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
Dog Registry of America Inc.
National Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
Price $800-$2000 $800-$1000 $2500-$3000

General Appearance - German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher vs Berger Blanc Suisse

Size Large Medium Large
Weight Male: 66-88 pounds (30-40 kg), Female: 49-71 pounds (22-32 kg) Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg) Male: 66–88 lbs (30–40 kg), Female: 55–77 lbs (25–35 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 77 pounds (35 kg), Female: 60 pounds (27 kg) Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg) Male: 77 lbs (35 kg), Female: 66 lbs (30 kg)
Height Male: 24-26 inches (60-65 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (55-60 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) Male: 24–26 inch (60–66 cm), Female: 22–24 inch (55–61 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (57.5 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm) Male: 25 inch (63 cm), Female: 23 inch (58 cm)

Hair & Care - German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher vs Berger Blanc Suisse

Coat Fuzzy Fine Dense
Straight
Colors Silver
Tan
Red
Black
Blue
Red
Tan
Brown
White
Black
White
Grooming
Average: The German Shepherd requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Berger Blanc Suisse requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
German Shepherds are heavy shedders.
Doberman Pinschers shed moderately.
Berger Blanc Suisses are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher vs Berger Blanc Suisse

Temperament Alert
Courageous
Intelligent
Obedient
Confident
Curious
Loyal
Watchful
Alert
Fearless
Loyal
Energetic
Intelligent
Obedient
Easygoing
Gentle
Patient
Strong
Active
Intelligent
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: German Shepherd is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Smart: Berger Blanc Suisse's has great intelligence.
Trainability
German Shepherds are easy to train.
Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
Berger Blanc Suisses are easy to train.
Playfulness
German Shepherds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Doberman Pinschers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Berger Blanc Suisse is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
German Shepherds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
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.
Affection Level
German Shepherds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Doberman Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Berger Blanc Suisses are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
German Shepherds need for social interaction is average.
Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
Berger Blanc Suisses need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low to Average: The German Shepherd rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
Average to high: The Berger Blanc Suisse is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
German Shepherds are one of the best watchdogs.
Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
Berger Blanc Suisses are good watchdogs.
Territorial
German Shepherds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Berger Blanc Suisses strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential High
The German Shepherd has a high chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Berger Blanc Suisse has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
German Shepherds have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Doberman Pinschers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Berger Blanc Suisses have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
German Shepherds are not the biggest explorers.
Doberman Pinschers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Berger Blanc Suisses have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
German Shepherds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Doberman Pinschers don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Berger Blanc Suisses don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
German Shepherds are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Doberman Pinschers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Berger Blanc Suisses are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
German Shepherds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Doberman Pinschers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Berger Blanc Suisses adapt well to lifestyle changes and different 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Berger Blanc Suisses 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.

Good With - German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher vs Berger Blanc Suisse

Stranger Friendly
German Shepherds are stranger friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Berger Blanc Suisses are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
German Shepherds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Berger Blanc Suisses are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
German Shepherds are average friendly towards cats.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Berger Blanc Suisses are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
German Shepherds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Berger Blanc Suisses are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
German Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Doberman Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Berger Blanc Suisse is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
German Shepherds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Berger Blanc Suisses are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
German Shepherds are generally with other pets.
Doberman Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Berger Blanc Suisses are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
German Shepherds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Doberman Pinschers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Berger Blanc Suisses are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good 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 Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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 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.
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) 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.
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
German Shepherd breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Doberman Pinscher breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Berger Blanc Suisse 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 - German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher vs Berger Blanc Suisse

Health Issues
German Shepherds are commonly healthy dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
Berger Blanc Suisses tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems 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
Cardiomyopathy
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Von Willebrand's Disease
Wobbler's Syndrome
Allergies
Bloat
Joint Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 10-13 years 10-12 years 12-13 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
German Shepherds are high energy dogs.
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Berger Blanc Suisses are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
German Shepherds need quite a lot of exercise.
Doberman Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
Berger Blanc Suisses need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
German Shepherds don't need too much sleep.
Doberman Pinschers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Berger Blanc Suisses are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers warm weather Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Berger Blanc Suisse can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The German Shepherd has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Berger Blanc Suisse has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The German Shepherd is a perfect example for very low 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 Berger Blanc Suisse is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - German Shepherd vs Doberman Pinscher vs Berger Blanc Suisse

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 6-8 puppies

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