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Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland Comparison - Dog breed selector: Dane or English Mastiff or Newf? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland" Compare Great Dane and Mastiff. Which is better: Great Dane or Mastiff or Newfoundland?
Name Great Dane Mastiff Newfoundland
OriginsGermany England Canada
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Working Dogs
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Dane, Gentle Giant, Deutsche Dogge, German Mastiff, Apollo of Dogs English Mastiff, Old English Mastiff Newf, Newfie, The Gentle Giant, Blackbear
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland 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 1885 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886 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 Molossian type section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian 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
National 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
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
Which is cheaper, Great Dane or Mastiff or Newfoundland? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1200 $1200-$1500 $1500-$2000
Availability
Very frequent
Very frequent
Very frequent

Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Great Dane or Mastiff or Newfoundland? Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland size comparison:
Giant Giant Giant
Weight
Which is heavier, Great Dane or Mastiff or Mastiff? Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland weight comparison:
Male: 120-200 pounds (54-90 kg), Female: 100-130 pounds (45-59 kg) Male: 150-250 pounds (68-113 kg), Female: 120-180 pounds (54-82 kg) Male: 130-150 pounds (59-68 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-54 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 160 pounds (72 kg), Female: 115 pounds (52 kg) Male: 200 pounds (90.5 kg), Female: 150 pounds (68 kg) Male: 140 pounds (63.5 kg), Female: 110 pounds (49.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Great Dane or Mastiff or Newfoundland? Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland height comparison:
Male: 30-34 inches (76-86 cm), Female: 28-32 inches (71-81 cm) Male: 30 inches (76 cm), Female: 27.5 inches (70 cm) Male: 27-29 inches (69-74 cm), Female: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 32 inches (81 cm), Female: 30 inches (76 cm) Male: 30 inches (76 cm), Female: 27.5 inches (70 cm) Male: 28 inches (71.5 cm), Female: 26 inches (66 cm)

Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland coat comparison:
Dense Dense Fluffy
Waterproof
Thick
Colors
What are the original Great Dane, Mastiff and Newfoundland color?
Blue
Fawn
White
Brindle
Merle
Black
Apricot
Fawn
Brindle
Gray
Brown
White
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Great Dane or Mastiff or Newfoundland? Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland grooming comparison:
Effortless: The Great Dane requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Mastiff doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Great Dane or Mastiff or Newfoundland? Great Dane or Mastiff or {name3 shedding:
Great Danes shed moderately.
Mastiffs shed moderately.
Newfoundlands are heavy shedders.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Great Dane or Mastiff or Newfoundland?
4-6 weeks
Average.
4-6 weeks
Average.
3-4 weeks
More often than average.

Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Great Dane or Mastiff or Newfoundland? Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland behavior/temperament comparison:
Friendly
Devoted
Gentle
Reserved
Confident
Intelligent
Loving
Affectionate
Cheerful
Intelligent
Protective
Alert
Courageous
Loyal
Cheerful
Intelligent
Social
Gentle
Courageous
Loyal
Sweet
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland intelligence:
Smart: Great Dane's has great intelligence.
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Mastiff.
Smart: Newfoundland's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland trainability comparison.
Great Danes are quite easy to train.
Mastiffs are quite easy to train.
Newfoundlands are easy to train.
Playfulness
Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland playfulness comparison:
Great Danes are not the most playful dog breed.
Mastiffs are not the most playful dog breed.
Newfoundlands, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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.
Mastiffs 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 Mastiff vs Newfoundland?
Great Danes are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Mastiffs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Newfoundlands are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland social needs comparison:
Great Danes are a social breed.
Mastiffs need for social interaction is average.
Newfoundlands are a social breed.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland?
Low to Average: The Great Dane rarely barks.
Low: The Mastiff barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Newfoundland rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Great Dane or Mastiff or Newfoundland?
Great Danes are one of the best watchdogs.
Mastiffs are one of the best watchdogs.
Newfoundlands 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?
Great Danes are extremely protective guard dogs.
Mastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Newfoundlands are extremely protective guard dogs.
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 Mastiff has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Newfoundland has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Great Dane or Mastiff or Newfoundland?
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.
Above 400 PSI
The strongest: Dogs that have a strong bite force are usually quite powerful and large.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland mouthiness comparison:
Great Danes have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Mastiffs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Newfoundlands have an 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.
Mastiffs are not the biggest explorers.
Newfoundlands have average wanderlust potential.
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.
Mastiffs don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Newfoundlands have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Great Dane or Mastiff or Newfoundland?
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Great Dane fajta.
Nem a legjobb választás Mastiff, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Mastiff tartása lakásban.
Nem a legjobb választás Newfoundland, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Newfoundland tartása lakásban.
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.
Mastiffs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Newfoundlands adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Great Dane or Mastiff or Newfoundland?
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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Newfoundlands 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 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.

Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Great Dane or Mastiff or Newfoundland? Which dog is more friendly?
Great Danes are average friendly towards strangers.
Mastiffs are average friendly towards strangers.
Newfoundlands are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Great Dane or Mastiff or Newfoundland?
Great Danes are kid-friendly dogs.
Mastiffs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Newfoundlands are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Great Dane or Mastiff or Newfoundland?
Great Danes are average friendly towards cats.
Mastiffs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Newfoundlands are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Great Dane or Mastiff or Newfoundland?
Great Danes are average friendly towards other dogs.
Mastiffs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Newfoundlands are dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland?
No
Great Danes are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Mastiffs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Newfoundlands 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.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Great Dane or Mastiff or Newfoundland? 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.
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
Great Dane is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Mastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Newfoundland 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.
Mastiffs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Newfoundlands are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland?
Not really
Great Dane breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Mastiff breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Newfoundland breed usually likes being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Great Danes are generally with other pets.
Mastiffs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Newfoundlands are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
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.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland health comparison. Which is the healthier: Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland?
Great Danes are commonly healthy dogs.
Mastiffs are commonly healthy dogs.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland 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
Bloat
Cancer
Cystinuria
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Seizures
Addison's Disease
Bloat
Cancer
Cataracts
Cherry Eye
Cystinuria
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
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 Mastiff should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Rare
The Newfoundland should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland lifespan comparison. How long do Great Dane, Mastiff and Newfoundland breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
7-10 years 10-12 years 9-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Great Dane or Mastiff or Newfoundland? Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland energy level comparison:
Great Danes are high energy dogs.
Mastiffs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Newfoundlands have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Great Dane or Mastiff or Newfoundland? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Great Danes exercise need is minimal.
Mastiffs exercise need is minimal.
Newfoundlands have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Great Dane or Mastiff or Newfoundland?
Great Danes don't need too much sleep.
Mastiffs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Newfoundlands sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Great Dane or Mastiff or Newfoundland?
8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals 8 to 10 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.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland weight gain potential comparison:
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Mastiff can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The Newfoundland can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland?
Medium
The Great Dane has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Mastiff has a high chance of bad smell.
High
The Newfoundland has a high 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 Mastiff is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Newfoundland is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.

Great Dane vs Mastiff vs Newfoundland 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 Mastiff and Newfoundland have?
10-15 puppies 3-5 puppies 4-12 puppies

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