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Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog Comparison - Dog breed selector: Russian Bear Schnauzer or Staffy or Catahoula Hog Dog? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog" Compare Giant Schnauzer and Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Which is better: Giant Schnauzer or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Catahoula Leopard Dog?
Name Giant Schnauzer Staffordshire Bull Terrier Catahoula Leopard Dog
OriginsGermany England United States
Group Working Dogs Hunting Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank8082393
Reviews493
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Russian Bear Schnauzer, Munich Schnauzer, Munchener, Riesenschnauzer Staffy, Staff, SBT, Stafford, Staffy Bull Catahoula Hog Dog, Catahoula Cur, Catahoula Hound
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1974 as a Terrier breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
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 Terriers group, in the Bull type Terriers section. Not recognized by FCI.
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
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel 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
American Canine Registry
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
United Kennel Club
Animal Research Foundation
American Rare Breed Association
Foundation Stock Service
Price
Which is cheaper, Giant Schnauzer or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Catahoula Leopard Dog? Which is more expensive?
$1000-$1500 $1500-$2000 No data available
Availability
Very frequent
Very frequent
Average

Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Giant Schnauzer or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Catahoula Leopard Dog? Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog size comparison:
Giant Medium Large
Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Giant Schnauzer or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier? Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog weight comparison:
Males 60-105 pounds (27-48 kg), Female: 55-75 pounds (25-34 kg) Males 25-38 pounds (11-17 kg), Female: 23-35 pounds (10-16 kg) 55-80 pounds (16-37 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Males 82.5 pounds (37.5 kg), Female: 65 pounds (29.5 kg) Males 31.5 pounds (14 kg), Female: 29 pounds (13 kg) 67.5 pounds (26.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Giant Schnauzer or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Catahoula Leopard Dog? Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog height comparison:
Male: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm), Female: 23-26 inches (58-66 cm) Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm) Male: 22-26 inches (56-58 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 24.5 inches (62 cm) Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm) Male: 24 inches (57 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm)

Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog coat comparison:
Wiry Smooth Smooth
Colors
What are the original Giant Schnauzer, Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Catahoula Leopard Dog color?
Pepper
Salt
Black
Brindle
Red
Blue
Fawn
White
Black
Blue
Brown
Red
Tricolor
Tan
Brindle
Gray
Silver
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Giant Schnauzer or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Catahoula Leopard Dog? Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog grooming comparison:
Average: The Giant Schnauzer requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Catahoula Leopard Dog requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Giant Schnauzer or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Catahoula Leopard Dog? Giant Schnauzer or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or {name3 shedding:
Giant Schnauzers shed none to minimal.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers shed none to minimal.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are low shedders.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Giant Schnauzer or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Catahoula Leopard Dog?
8-12 weeks
Very rarely.
4-6 weeks
Average.
4-6 weeks
Average.

Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Giant Schnauzer or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Catahoula Leopard Dog? Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog behavior/temperament comparison:
Dominant
Kind
Powerful
Intelligent
Loyal
Strong
Willed
Affectionate
Courageous
Intelligent
Bold
Fearless
Reliable
Alert
Energetic
Independent
Loving
Protective
Courageous
Gentle
Intelligent
Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog intelligence:
Smart: Giant Schnauzer's has great intelligence.
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Catahoula Leopard Dog.
Trainability
Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog trainability comparison.
Giant Schnauzers are easy to train.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are quite easy to train.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog playfulness comparison:
The Giant Schnauzer is a highly playful breed.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog?
Giant Schnauzers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog social needs comparison:
Giant Schnauzers need for social interaction is average.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are a social breed.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog?
Average: The Giant Schnauzer barks occasionally.
Low: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Catahoula Leopard Dog rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Giant Schnauzer or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Catahoula Leopard Dog?
Giant Schnauzers are one of the best watchdogs.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are average watchdogs.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs 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?
Giant Schnauzers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are average defenders.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Low
The Giant Schnauzer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Catahoula Leopard Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Giant Schnauzer or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Catahoula Leopard Dog?
Above 400 PSI
The strongest: Dogs that have a strong bite force are usually quite powerful and large.
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? Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog mouthiness comparison:
Giant Schnauzers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Wanderlust potential of the Giant Schnauzer is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Giant Schnauzers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Giant Schnauzer or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Catahoula Leopard Dog?
Nem lakásbarát kutya Giant Schnauzer.
Nem a legjobb választás Staffordshire Bull Terrier, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Staffordshire Bull Terrier tartása lakásban.
Nem lakásbarát kutya Catahoula Leopard Dog.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Giant Schnauzers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Giant Schnauzer or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Catahoula Leopard Dog?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Staffordshire Bull 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really 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.

Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Giant Schnauzer or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Catahoula Leopard Dog? Which dog is more friendly?
Giant Schnauzers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Giant Schnauzer or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Catahoula Leopard Dog?
Giant Schnauzers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Giant Schnauzer or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Catahoula Leopard Dog?
Giant Schnauzers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Giant Schnauzer or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Catahoula Leopard Dog?
Giant Schnauzers are not dog-friendly.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are not dog-friendly.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog?
No
Giant Schnauzers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going 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: Giant Schnauzer or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Catahoula Leopard Dog? Which is better for autism?
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
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
Giant Schnauzer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Staffordshire Bull Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Catahoula Leopard Dog 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?
Giant Schnauzers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog?
Not really
Giant Schnauzer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Catahoula Leopard Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Giant Schnauzers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs 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.

Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog health comparison. Which is the healthier: Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog?
Giant Schnauzers are commonly healthy dogs.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Catahoula Leopard Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog health problems comparison:
Bloat
Cancer
Cataracts
Elbow Dysplasia
Glaucoma
Heart Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Retinal Dysplasia
Cataracts
Distichiasis
Mastocytoma
Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous
Bloat
Deafness
Hip Dysplasia
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The Giant Schnauzer should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Average
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Catahoula Leopard Dog should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog lifespan comparison. How long do Giant Schnauzer, Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Catahoula Leopard Dog breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-12 years 12-14 years 11-13 years
Hypoallergenic
Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
Yes No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Giant Schnauzer or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Catahoula Leopard Dog? Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog energy level comparison:
Giant Schnauzers are high energy dogs.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Giant Schnauzer or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Catahoula Leopard Dog? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Giant Schnauzers need a lot of exercises.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Giant Schnauzer or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Catahoula Leopard Dog?
Giant Schnauzers don't need too much sleep.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Giant Schnauzer or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Catahoula Leopard Dog?
8 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. 3 to 4.5 cups 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? Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog weight gain potential comparison:
Average.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog?
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.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog?
Low
The Giant Schnauzer has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Catahoula Leopard Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Giant Schnauzer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is an average drooler.
The Catahoula Leopard Dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Giant Schnauzer vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Catahoula Leopard Dog 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 Giant Schnauzer and Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Catahoula Leopard Dog have?
5-8 puppies 5-7 puppies 8-12 puppies

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