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Great Dane vs Newfoundland vs Rottweiler – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Great Dane vs Newfoundland vs Rottweiler" Compare Great Dane and Newfoundland. Which is better: Great Dane or Newfoundland or Rottweiler?
Name Great Dane Newfoundland Rottweiler
OriginsGermany Canada Germany
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank14368
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Other Names Dane, Gentle Giant, Deutsche Dogge, German Mastiff, Apollo of Dogs Newf, Newfie, The Gentle Giant, Blackbear Rottie, Rott
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 as a Working breed.
FCI Group 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 Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type 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
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
Colonial Rottweiler Club
Deutscher Rottweiler Klub
International Rottweiler Club
Price $800-$1200 $1500-$2000 $1200-$2000

General Appearance - Great Dane vs Newfoundland vs Rottweiler

Size Giant Giant Large
Giant
Weight Male: 120-200 pounds (54-90 kg), Female: 100-130 pounds (45-59 kg) Male: 130-150 pounds (59-68 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-54 kg) Male: 95-130 pounds (43-59 kg), Female: 85-115 pounds (38-52 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 160 pounds (72 kg), Female: 115 pounds (52 kg) Male: 140 pounds (63.5 kg), Female: 110 pounds (49.5 kg) Male: 112.5 pounds (51 kg), Female: 100 pounds (45 kg)
Height Male: 30-34 inches (76-86 cm), Female: 28-32 inches (71-81 cm) Male: 27-29 inches (69-74 cm), Female: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 32 inches (81 cm), Female: 30 inches (76 cm) Male: 28 inches (71.5 cm), Female: 26 inches (66 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Great Dane vs Newfoundland vs Rottweiler

Coat Dense Fluffy
Waterproof
Thick
Dense
Colors Blue
Fawn
White
Brindle
Merle
Black
Gray
Brown
White
Black
Mahogany
Tan
Rust
Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Great Dane requires minimal grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Effortless: The Rottweiler requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Great Danes shed moderately.
Newfoundlands are heavy shedders.
Rottweilers shed moderately.

Characteristics - Great Dane vs Newfoundland vs Rottweiler

Temperament Friendly
Devoted
Gentle
Reserved
Confident
Intelligent
Loving
Cheerful
Intelligent
Social
Gentle
Courageous
Loyal
Sweet
Alert
Fearless
Independent
Loyal
Courageous
Good-natured
Intelligent
Protective
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Great Dane's has great intelligence.
Smart: Newfoundland's has great intelligence.
Outstanding: Rottweiler is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Great Danes are quite easy to train.
Newfoundlands are easy to train.
Rottweilers are easy to train.
Playfulness
Great Danes are not the most playful dog breed.
Newfoundlands, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Rottweilers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Great Danes don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Great Danes are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Newfoundlands are highly affectionate dogs.
Rottweilers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Great Danes are a social breed.
Newfoundlands are a social breed.
Rottweilers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low to Average: The Great Dane rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Newfoundland rarely barks.
Low: The Rottweiler barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Great Danes are one of the best watchdogs.
Newfoundlands are one of the best watchdogs.
Rottweilers are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Great Danes are extremely protective guard dogs.
Newfoundlands are extremely protective guard dogs.
Rottweilers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Great Dane has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Newfoundland has a low chance of biting somebody.
High
The Rottweiler has a high chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Great Danes 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.
Rottweilers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Great Danes have average wanderlust potential.
Newfoundlands have average wanderlust potential.
Rottweilers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
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.
Newfoundlands have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Rottweilers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Great Danes are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Newfoundlands are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Rottweilers 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
Great Danes adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Newfoundlands adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Rottweilers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
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.
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.
Rottweilers 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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Great Dane vs Newfoundland vs Rottweiler

Stranger Friendly
Great Danes are average friendly towards strangers.
Newfoundlands are stranger friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Great Danes are kid-friendly dogs.
Newfoundlands are very kid-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Great Danes are average friendly towards cats.
Newfoundlands are very cat-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Great Danes are average friendly towards other dogs.
Newfoundlands are dog-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not dog-friendly.
Office Friendly No
Great Dane is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Newfoundland is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rottweiler is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Great Danes are usually recommended for elderly people.
Newfoundlands are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Rottweilers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Great Danes are generally with other pets.
Newfoundlands are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Rottweilers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Great Danes are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Newfoundlands are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Rottweilers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good 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.
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.
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.
Boat Dog Not really
Great Dane breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Newfoundland breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Rottweiler breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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.

Health Factors - Great Dane vs Newfoundland vs Rottweiler

Health Issues
Great Danes are commonly healthy dogs.
Very healthy dog breed.
The Rottweiler is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Bloat
Cancer
Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Hip Dysplasia
Mitral Valve Disease
Patent Ductus Arteriosis
Persistent Right Aortic Arch
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Addison's Disease
Bloat
Cancer
Cataracts
Cherry Eye
Cystinuria
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Allergies
Aortic Stenosis
Bloat
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteosarcoma
Panosteitis
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Life Expectancy 7-10 years 9-12 years 8-11 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Great Danes are high energy dogs.
Newfoundlands have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Rottweilers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Great Danes exercise need is minimal.
Newfoundlands have an average exercise need.
Rottweilers have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Great Danes don't need too much sleep.
Newfoundlands sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Rottweilers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 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. Recommended daily amount: 4 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average to High.
High: The Rottweiler breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers cold weather
The Newfoundland can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Great Dane has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Newfoundland has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Rottweiler has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
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 Newfoundland is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Rottweiler drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.

Reproducibility - Great Dane vs Newfoundland vs Rottweiler

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 10-15 puppies 4-12 puppies 8-12 puppies

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