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Giant Schnauzer vs Komondor vs Airedale Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Giant Schnauzer vs Komondor vs Airedale Terrier" Compare Giant Schnauzer and Komondor. Which is better: Giant Schnauzer or Komondor or Airedale Terrier?
Name Giant Schnauzer Komondor Airedale Terrier
OriginsGermany Hungary England
Group Working Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank8016355
Reviews310
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Other Names Russian Bear Schnauzer, Munich Schnauzer, Munchener, Riesenschnauzer Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor Waterside Terrier, Bingley Terrier, Irish Red Terrier
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Terrier 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 Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers 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
No set 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 $1000-$1500 $800-$1200 $600-$800

General Appearance - Giant Schnauzer vs Komondor vs Airedale Terrier

Size Giant Large Medium
Weight Males 60-105 pounds (27-48 kg), Female: 55-75 pounds (25-34 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg), Female: 40-45 pounds (18-20 kg)
Avg. Weight Males 82.5 pounds (37.5 kg), Female: 65 pounds (29.5 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19 kg)
Height Male: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm), Female: 23-26 inches (58-66 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm), Female: 22-23 inches (56-58 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 24.5 inches (62 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm)

Hair & Care - Giant Schnauzer vs Komondor vs Airedale Terrier

Coat Wiry Thick
Coarser Topcoat
Finer Undercoat
Shaggy
Dense
Wavy
Corded
Wiry
Dense
Rough
Colors Pepper
Salt
Black
White
Ivory
Tan
Grizzle
Black
Grooming
Average: The Giant Schnauzer requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Advanced: The Airedale Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Giant Schnauzers shed none to minimal.
Komondors shed none to minimal.
Airedale Terriers are low shedders.

Characteristics - Giant Schnauzer vs Komondor vs Airedale Terrier

Temperament Dominant
Kind
Powerful
Intelligent
Loyal
Strong
Willed
Affectionate
Fearless
Independent
Calm
Gentle
Steady
Alert
Courageous
Intelligent
Confident
Friendly
Outgoing
Adaptable
Brave
Playful
Energetic
Balanced
Obedient
Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Giant Schnauzer's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Airedale Terrier's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Giant Schnauzers are easy to train.
Komondors are easy to train.
Airedale Terriers are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Giant Schnauzer is a highly playful breed.
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Airedale Terrier is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Airedale Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Giant Schnauzers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Airedale Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Giant Schnauzers need for social interaction is average.
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Airedale Terriers are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Giant Schnauzer barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Average: The Airedale Terrier barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Giant Schnauzers are one of the best watchdogs.
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Airedale Terriers are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Giant Schnauzers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Airedale Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Giant Schnauzer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Airedale Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Giant Schnauzers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Komondors have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Airedale Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Giant Schnauzer is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Komondor is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Airedale Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Giant Schnauzers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Komondors have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Airedale Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Giant Schnauzers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Airedale Terriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Giant Schnauzers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Komondors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Airedale Terriers 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Airedale Terriers 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.
Fighting 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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Giant Schnauzer vs Komondor vs Airedale Terrier

Stranger Friendly
Giant Schnauzers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Komondors are not stranger friendly dogs.
Airedale Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Giant Schnauzers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Komondors are kid-friendly dogs.
Airedale Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Giant Schnauzers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Komondors are cat-friendly dogs.
Airedale Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Giant Schnauzers are not dog-friendly.
Komondors are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Airedale Terriers are not dog-friendly.
Office Friendly No
Giant Schnauzer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Komondor is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Airedale Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Giant Schnauzers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Komondors are usually recommended for elderly people.
Airedale Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Giant Schnauzers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Komondors are usually friendly towards other pets.
Airedale Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Giant Schnauzers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Komondors are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Airedale Terriers 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.
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
Giant Schnauzer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Komondor breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Airedale Terrier 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.

Health Factors - Giant Schnauzer vs Komondor vs Airedale Terrier

Health Issues
Giant Schnauzers are commonly healthy dogs.
The Komondor is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Airedale Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Bloat
Cancer
Cataracts
Elbow Dysplasia
Glaucoma
Heart Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Retinal Dysplasia
No set Allergies
Cancer
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Umbilical Hernias
Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-12 years 10-13 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No Yes
Energy Level
Giant Schnauzers are high energy dogs.
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Airedale Terriers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Giant Schnauzers need a lot of exercises.
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Airedale Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Giant Schnauzers don't need too much sleep.
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Airedale Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals 6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Giant Schnauzer can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Komondor can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Giant Schnauzer has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Airedale Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Giant Schnauzer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Airedale Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Giant Schnauzer vs Komondor vs Airedale Terrier

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 5-8 puppies 3-10 puppies 7-9 puppies

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