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Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro Comparison - Dog breed selector: Apollo of Dogs or Rott or Brazilian Molosser? Find the right dog for you

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Name Great Dane Rottweiler Fila Brasileiro
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Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Working Dogs
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Apollo of Dogs
Deutsche Dogge
Gentle Giant
German Mastiff
Dane
Rott
Rottie
Brazilian Molosser
Cao de Fila
Brazilian Mastiff
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro Size and Weight Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Great Dane or Rottweiler or Fila Brasileiro? Which is the smallest dog, Great Dane or Rottweiler or Fila Brasileiro?
Giant Large
Giant
Giant
Weight
Which is heavier, Great Dane or Rottweiler or Rottweiler? Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro weight comparison:
Male: 120-200 pounds (54-90 kg), Female: 100-130 pounds (45-59 kg) Male: 95-130 pounds (43-59 kg), Female: 85-115 pounds (38-52 kg) 90-110 pounds (41-50 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 160 pounds (72 kg), Female: 115 pounds (52 kg) Male: 112.5 pounds (51 kg), Female: 100 pounds (45 kg) 100 pounds (45.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Great Dane or Rottweiler or Fila Brasileiro? Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro height comparison:
Male: 30-34 inches (76-86 cm), Female: 28-32 inches (71-81 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm) Male: 26–30 inches (65–75 cm), Female: 24–28 inches (60–70 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 32 inches (81 cm), Female: 30 inches (76 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm) Male: 26–30 inches (65–75 cm), Female: 24–28 inches (60–70 cm)

Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Great Dane or Rottweiler or Fila Brasileiro? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1200 $1200-$2000 $1000-$1300
Availability
Which is easier to get, Great Dane or Rottweiler or Fila Brasileiro?
Very frequent: The Great Dane is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Rottweiler is quite easy to get.
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.

Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro Trainability and Intelligence Comparison

Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro intelligence:
Smart: The Great Dane dogs have great intelligence.
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Outstanding: Rottweiler is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Trainability
Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro trainability comparison.
Great Dane dogs are quite easy to train.
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Rottweiler dogs are easy to train.
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Fila Brasileiro dogs are quite easy to train.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Great Dane or Rottweiler or Fila Brasileiro?
Great Dane dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
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Rottweiler dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
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Fila Brasileiro dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Great Dane or Rottweiler or Fila Brasileiro? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Great Dane dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Rottweiler dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Fila Brasileiro dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro Personality and Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Great Dane or Rottweiler or Fila Brasileiro? Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro behavior/temperament comparison:
Loving
Intelligent
Confident
Friendly
Devoted
Gentle
Reserved
Independent
Protective
Alert
Courageous
Intelligent
Loyal
Fearless
Good-natured
Courageous
Docile
Obedient
Loyal
Determined
Brave
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Sensitive: Great Dane dogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Fila Brasileiro dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro?
Average: Great Dane dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
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Average: Rottweiler dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
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Average to High: Fila Brasileiro dogs are highly affectionate dogs.
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Social Needs
Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro social needs comparison:
Great Dane dogs are a social breed.
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Rottweiler dogs need a lot of social interaction.
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Fila Brasileiro dogs need for social interaction is average.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Great Dane dogs have average wanderlust potential.
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Rottweiler dogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Fila Brasileiro dogs have average wanderlust potential.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Great Dane dogs 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.
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Rottweiler dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Fila Brasileiro dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro Activity and Playfulness Comparison

Playfulness
Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro playfulness comparison:
Great Danes are not the most playful dog breed.
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Average: Rottweilers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Average: Fila Brasileiros, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro?
Low to Average: The Great Dane rarely barks.
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Low: The Rottweiler barks none to minimal.
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Low to Average: The Fila Brasileiro rarely barks.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Great Dane or Rottweiler or Fila Brasileiro?
Very house-friendly dog the Great Dane breed.
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Rottweiler indoors.
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Fila Brasileiro breed.

Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro Adaptability and Independence Comparison

Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Average: Great Dane dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Average: Rottweiler dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Average: Fila Brasileiro dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Great Dane or Rottweiler or Fila Brasileiro?
Great Dane dogs 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.
Rottweiler dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.

Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro Bite Characteristics Comparison

Bite Force PSI
Which bite is stronger: Great Dane or Rottweiler or Fila Brasileiro?

Above 400 PSI 🔼

Great Dane bite force: The Strongest.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Rottweiler bite force: Ordinary.

Above 400 PSI 🔼

Fila Brasileiro bite force: The Strongest.
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.

High 🔼

The Rottweiler has a high chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Fila Brasileiro has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro mouthiness comparison:
Great Dane dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Rottweiler dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Fila Brasileiro dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro Health and Lifespan Comparison

Health Issues
Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro health comparison. Which is the healthier: Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro?
Great Danes are commonly healthy dogs.
The Rottweiler is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Fila Brasileiros tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro health problems comparison:
Hip Dysplasia
Patent Ductus Arteriosis
Cancer
Bloat
Mitral Valve Disease
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Persistent Right Aortic Arch
Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Allergies
Hypothyroidism
Bloat
Elbow Dysplasia
Panosteitis
Aortic Stenosis
Osteosarcoma
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Hip Dysplasia
Bloat
Elbow Dysplasia
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).
Average
The Rottweiler should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Frequent
The Fila Brasileiro should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Life Expectancy
Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro lifespan comparison. How long do Great Dane, Rottweiler and Fila Brasileiro breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
7-11 years
The average lifespan of Great Dane: 9 years
8-12 years
The average lifespan of Rottweiler: 10 years
9-11 years
The average lifespan of Fila Brasileiro: 10 years
Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro Energy and Activity Comparison

Energy Level
Who has more energy a Great Dane or Rottweiler or Fila Brasileiro? Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro energy level comparison:
Great Dane dogs are high-energy dogs.
Rottweiler dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Fila Brasileiro dogs 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 Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Great Dane or Rottweiler or Fila Brasileiro? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Great Dane dogs exercise need is minimal.
Rottweiler dogs have an average exercise need.
Fila Brasileiro dogs have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Great Dane or Rottweiler or Fila Brasileiro?
Great Dane dogs don't need too much sleep.
Rottweiler dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Fila Brasileiro dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.

Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro Diet and Weight Management Comparison

Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Great Dane or Rottweiler or Fila Brasileiro?
8 to 10 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. 6 to 8 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 Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro weight gain potential comparison:
Low to Average: The Great Dane has a low to the average risk for obesity.
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High: The Rottweiler breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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High: The Fila Brasileiro breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro Allergies and Grooming Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro coat comparison:
Dense Dense Dense
Smooth
Colors
What are the original Great Dane, Rottweiler and Fila Brasileiro color?
Black
Blue
White
Fawn
Brindle
Merle
Black
Tan
Rust
Mahogany
Black
Red
Yellow
Brindle
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Great Dane or Rottweiler or Fila Brasileiro? Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro grooming comparison:
Effortless: The Great Dane requires minimal grooming.
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Effortless: The Rottweiler requires minimal grooming.
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Easy to groom: The Fila Brasileiro doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Great Dane or Rottweiler or Fila Brasileiro? Great Dane or Rottweiler or {name3 shedding:
Great Dane dogs shed moderately.
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Rottweiler dogs shed moderately.
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Fila Brasileiro dogs shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Great Dane or Rottweiler or Fila Brasileiro?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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Hypoallergenic
Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro?

Medium

The Great Dane has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Rottweiler has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Fila Brasileiro 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.
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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.
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The Fila Brasileiro drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
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Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro Good With Comparison

Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Great Dane dogs are generally with other pets.
Rottweiler dogs are generally with other pets.
Fila Brasileiro dogs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Great Dane or Rottweiler or Fila Brasileiro? Which dog is more friendly?
Great Dane dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Rottweiler dogs are not stranger friendly dogs.
Fila Brasileiro dogs are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Great Dane or Rottweiler or Fila Brasileiro?
Great Dane dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Rottweiler dogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Fila Brasileiro dogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Great Dane or Rottweiler or Fila Brasileiro?
Great Dane dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Rottweiler dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Fila Brasileiro dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Great Dane or Rottweiler or Fila Brasileiro?
Great Dane dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Rottweiler dogs are not dog-friendly.
Fila Brasileiro dogs are not dog-friendly.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro?
Yes
Great Dane dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Rottweiler dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Fila Brasileiro dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Great Dane is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rottweiler is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Fila Brasileiro is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Great Danes are usually recommended for elderly people.
Rottweilers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Fila Brasileiros are not the best breed for elderly people.

Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Great Dane or Rottweiler or Fila Brasileiro? Which is better for autism?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro?

Not really

Great Dane breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Rottweiler breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Fila Brasileiro breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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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.
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Yes

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Yes

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military Dog

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Great Dane and Rottweiler and Fila Brasileiro have?
10-15 puppies 8-12 puppies 4-10 puppies

Great Dane vs Rottweiler vs Fila Brasileiro Recognition Comparison

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 1931 as a Working 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 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
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
Colonial Rottweiler Club
Deutscher Rottweiler Klub
International Rottweiler Club
American Canine Registry
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
American Canine Association, Inc.
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club

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