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Great Pyrenees vs Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Cane Corso – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Great Pyrenees vs Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Cane Corso" Compare Great Pyrenees and Anatolian Shepherd Dog. Which is better: Great Pyrenees or Anatolian Shepherd Dog or Cane Corso?
Name Great Pyrenees Anatolian Shepherd Dog Cane Corso
OriginsSpain France Turkey Italy
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Working Dogs
Popularity Rank668637
Reviews122
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Other Names Great Pyrenees, Patou, Chien Des Pyrénées, Chien De Montagne Des Pyrénées, Montañés Del Pirineo, Gos De Muntanya Dels Pirineus Coban Kopegi, Karabash Dog, Kara Bas, Kangal Dog, Kham Kepiji Dogs, Scandinavian Nygaard Dogs Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff, Cane Di Macellaio
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1933 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1996 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2010 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. 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 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
No set 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
Price $500-$600 $500-$600 $1500-$2000

General Appearance - Great Pyrenees vs Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Cane Corso

Size Giant Large Large
Weight Male: from 100 pounds (45 kg), Female: from 85 pounds (38 kg) Male: 100-150 pounds (45-68 kg), Female: 90-130 pounds (41-59 kg) Male: 99-110 pounds (45-50 kg), Female: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: from 100 pounds (45 kg), Female: from 85 pounds (38 kg) Male: 125 pounds (56.5 kg), Female: 110 pounds (50 kg) Male: 104.5 pounds (47.5 kg), Female: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg)
Height Male: 27-32 inches (69-81 cm), Female: 25-29 inches (63-74 cm) Male: 28-30 inches (71-76 cm), Female: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 29.5 inches (75 cm), Female: 27 inches (68.5 cm) Male: 29 inches (73.5 cm), Female: 27 inches (68.5 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm)

Hair & Care - Great Pyrenees vs Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Cane Corso

Coat Dense
Double
Fine Dense
Colors White Biscuit
White
Brindle
Liver
Blue
Fawn
Red
Chestnut
Brindle
Gray
Red
Fawn
Black
Grooming
Average: The Great Pyrenees requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Anatolian Shepherd Dog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Cane Corso requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Great Pyreneess shed above average.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are heavy shedders.
Cane Corsos shed moderately.

Characteristics - Great Pyrenees vs Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Cane Corso

Temperament Affectionate
Fearless
Patient
Confident
Gentle
Strong
Willed
Bold
Independent
Proud
Confident
Intelligent
Steady
Cheerful
Loyal
Social
Courageous
Quiet
Intelligent Rank
Average: Great Pyrenees's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Cane Corso's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Great Pyreneess are easy to train.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are quite easy to train.
Cane Corsos are easy to train.
Playfulness
Great Pyreneess are not the most playful dog breed.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Cane Corsos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Cane Corsos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Great Pyreneess are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
Cane Corsos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Great Pyreneess are a social breed.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are kinda antisocial.
Cane Corsos are a social breed.
Barking
Average to high: The Great Pyrenees is a vocal breed.
Average: The Anatolian Shepherd Dog barks occasionally.
Low: The Cane Corso barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Great Pyreneess are one of the best watchdogs.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Cane Corsos are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Great Pyreneess strongly protect their territory.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Cane Corsos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Great Pyrenees has a low chance of biting somebody.
High
The Anatolian Shepherd Dog has a high chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Cane Corso has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Great Pyreneess have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs have lower 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.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Great Pyreneess have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog is strong enough to escape from home.
Cane Corsos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Great Pyreneess have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Cane Corsos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Great Pyreneess are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Great Pyreneess adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Cane Corsos don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Great Pyreneess 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.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs handle alone time quite well.
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.
Fighting 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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Great Pyrenees vs Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Cane Corso

Stranger Friendly
Great Pyreneess are average friendly towards strangers.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are not stranger friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Great Pyreneess are kid-friendly dogs.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Great Pyreneess are cat-friendly dogs.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Great Pyreneess are average friendly towards other dogs.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are not dog-friendly.
Cane Corsos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Great Pyrenees is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Anatolian Shepherd Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cane Corso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Great Pyreneess are usually recommended for elderly people.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are not the best breed for elderly people.
Cane Corsos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Great Pyreneess are usually friendly towards other pets.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Cane Corsos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Great Pyreneess are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs 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.
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 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 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.
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.
Boat Dog Not really
Great Pyrenees breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Anatolian Shepherd Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Cane Corso 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 Pyrenees vs Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Cane Corso

Health Issues
Great Pyreneess are commonly healthy dogs.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are commonly healthy dogs.
Cane Corsos are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Addison's Disease
Bloat
Cataracts
Drug Sensitivity
Elbow Dysplasia
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
Patellar Luxation
No set Arthritis
Bloat
Cherry Eye
Demodectic Mange
Ectropion
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-13 years 10-11 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Great Pyreneess have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Cane Corsos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Great Pyreneess have an average exercise need.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs have an average exercise need.
Cane Corsos have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Great Pyreneess don't need too much sleep.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Cane Corsos 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 4 to 7 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.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The Great Pyrenees can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The Anatolian Shepherd Dog can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Great Pyrenees has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Anatolian Shepherd Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cane Corso has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Great Pyrenees is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is an average drooler.
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.

Reproducibility - Great Pyrenees vs Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Cane Corso

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 6-9 puppies 5-10 puppies 4-6 puppies

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