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Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer Comparison - Dog breed selector: Dane or Cane Corz or Deutsch Kurzhaar? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer" Compare Great Dane and Cane Corso. Which is better: Great Dane or Cane Corso or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Name Great Dane Cane Corso German Shorthaired Pointer
OriginsGermany Italy Germany
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Gun Dog
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Dane, Gentle Giant, Deutsche Dogge, German Mastiff, Apollo of Dogs Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff, Cane Di Macellaio Deutsch Kurzhaar, Kurzhaar, GSP, DK, Deutscher Kurzhaariger Vorstehhund
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2010 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Sporting 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 Molossian 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 Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs 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
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
National Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
Canadian Kennel Club
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
Australian National Kennel Council
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Price
Which is cheaper, Great Dane or Cane Corso or German Shorthaired Pointer? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1200 $1500-$2000 $600-$800
Availability
Very frequent
Very frequent
Very frequent

Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Great Dane or Cane Corso or German Shorthaired Pointer? Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer size comparison:
Giant Large Large
Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Great Dane or Cane Corso or Cane Corso? Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer weight comparison:
Male: 120-200 pounds (54-90 kg), Female: 100-130 pounds (45-59 kg) Male: 99-110 pounds (45-50 kg), Female: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg) Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 160 pounds (72 kg), Female: 115 pounds (52 kg) Male: 104.5 pounds (47.5 kg), Female: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg) Male: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Great Dane or Cane Corso or German Shorthaired Pointer? Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer height comparison:
Male: 30-34 inches (76-86 cm), Female: 28-32 inches (71-81 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm) Male: 23-25 inches (59-64 cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 32 inches (81 cm), Female: 30 inches (76 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm) Male: 24 inches (61.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm)

Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer coat comparison:
Dense Dense Dense
Colors
What are the original Great Dane, Cane Corso and German Shorthaired Pointer color?
Blue
Fawn
White
Brindle
Merle
Black
Chestnut
Brindle
Gray
Red
Fawn
Black
Roan
Liver
White
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Great Dane or Cane Corso or German Shorthaired Pointer? Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer grooming comparison:
Effortless: The Great Dane requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Cane Corso requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The German Shorthaired Pointer requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Great Dane or Cane Corso or German Shorthaired Pointer? Great Dane or Cane Corso or {name3 shedding:
Great Danes shed moderately.
Cane Corsos shed moderately.
German Shorthaired Pointers shed moderately.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Great Dane or Cane Corso or German Shorthaired Pointer?
4-6 weeks
Average.
4-6 weeks
Average.
4-6 weeks
Average.

Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Great Dane or Cane Corso or German Shorthaired Pointer? Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer behavior/temperament comparison:
Friendly
Devoted
Gentle
Reserved
Confident
Intelligent
Loving
Cheerful
Loyal
Social
Courageous
Quiet
Affectionate
Bold
Intelligent
Boisterous
Cooperative
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer intelligence:
Smart: Great Dane's has great intelligence.
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Cane Corso.
Very smart: German Shorthaired Pointer is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer trainability comparison.
Great Danes are quite easy to train.
Cane Corsos are easy to train.
German Shorthaired Pointers are very easy to train.
Playfulness
Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer playfulness comparison:
Great Danes are not the most playful dog breed.
Cane Corsos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Great Danes don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Cane Corsos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer?
Great Danes are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Cane Corsos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
German Shorthaired Pointers are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer social needs comparison:
Great Danes are a social breed.
Cane Corsos are a social breed.
German Shorthaired Pointers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer?
Low to Average: The Great Dane rarely barks.
Low: The Cane Corso barks none to minimal.
Average: The German Shorthaired Pointer barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Great Dane or Cane Corso or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Great Danes are one of the best watchdogs.
Cane Corsos are one of the best watchdogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are average watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Great Danes are extremely protective guard dogs.
Cane Corsos are extremely protective guard dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are average defenders.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Low
The Great Dane has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Cane Corso has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The German Shorthaired Pointer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Great Dane or Cane Corso or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Above 400 PSI
The strongest: Dogs that have a strong bite force are usually quite powerful and large.
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.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer mouthiness comparison:
Great Danes have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cane Corsos have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
German Shorthaired Pointers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Great Danes have average wanderlust potential.
Cane Corsos tend to escape less than other breeds.
German Shorthaired Pointers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Great Danes 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.
Cane Corsos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
German Shorthaired Pointers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Great Dane or Cane Corso or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Great Dane fajta.
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Cane Corso kutyafajtát.
Nem lakásbarát kutya German Shorthaired Pointer.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Great Danes adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Cane Corsos don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
German Shorthaired Pointers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Great Dane or Cane Corso or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Great Danes 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.
Cane Corsos 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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Great Dane or Cane Corso or German Shorthaired Pointer? Which dog is more friendly?
Great Danes are average friendly towards strangers.
Cane Corsos are not stranger friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Great Dane or Cane Corso or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Great Danes are kid-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are average friendly dogs towards children.
German Shorthaired Pointers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Great Dane or Cane Corso or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Great Danes are average friendly towards cats.
Cane Corsos are not cat-friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Great Dane or Cane Corso or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Great Danes are average friendly towards other dogs.
Cane Corsos are average friendly towards other dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer?
No
Great Danes are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Cane Corsos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
German Shorthaired Pointers 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: Great Dane or Cane Corso or German Shorthaired Pointer? Which is better for autism?
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
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.
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.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Great Dane is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cane Corso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
German Shorthaired Pointer 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.
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.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Great Danes are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cane Corsos are commonly okay with elderly people.
German Shorthaired Pointers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer?
Not really
Great Dane breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Cane Corso breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
German Shorthaired Pointer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Great Danes are generally with other pets.
Cane Corsos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
German Shorthaired Pointers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?
Yes
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.

Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer health comparison. Which is the healthier: Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer?
Great Danes are commonly healthy dogs.
Cane Corsos are commonly healthy dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer health problems comparison:
Bloat
Cancer
Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Hip Dysplasia
Mitral Valve Disease
Patent Ductus Arteriosis
Persistent Right Aortic Arch
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Arthritis
Bloat
Cherry Eye
Demodectic Mange
Ectropion
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
Gastric Torsion
Hypothyroidism
Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD)
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Von Willebrand's Disease
Entropion
Pannus
Lymphedema
Cardiomyopathy
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The Great Dane should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Rare
The Cane Corso should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Rare
The German Shorthaired Pointer should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer lifespan comparison. How long do Great Dane, Cane Corso and German Shorthaired Pointer breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
7-10 years 10-11 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Great Dane or Cane Corso or German Shorthaired Pointer? Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer energy level comparison:
Great Danes are high energy dogs.
Cane Corsos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
German Shorthaired Pointers are high energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Great Dane or Cane Corso or German Shorthaired Pointer? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Great Danes exercise need is minimal.
Cane Corsos have an average exercise need.
German Shorthaired Pointers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Great Dane or Cane Corso or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Great Danes don't need too much sleep.
Cane Corsos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
German Shorthaired Pointers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Great Dane or Cane Corso or German Shorthaired Pointer?
8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals Recommended daily amount: If you are feeding a high-quality dry food, your Corso will probably eat 4 to 5 cups a day. 3 to 4 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? Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer weight gain potential comparison:
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer?
Medium
The Great Dane has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cane Corso has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The German Shorthaired Pointer has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Great Dane 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 Cane Corso 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 German Shorthaired Pointer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Great Dane vs Cane Corso vs German Shorthaired Pointer 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 Great Dane and Cane Corso and German Shorthaired Pointer have?
10-15 puppies 4-6 puppies 7-12 puppies

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