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Great Pyrenees vs German Shepherd vs Greyhound Comparison - Dog breed selector: Great Pyrenees or Alsatian or English Greyhound? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Great Pyrenees vs German Shepherd vs Greyhound" Compare Great Pyrenees and German Shepherd. Which is better: Great Pyrenees or German Shepherd or Greyhound?
Name Great Pyrenees German Shepherd Greyhound
OriginsSpain France Germany United Kingdom
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank662156
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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 Alsatian, Berger Allemand, Alsatian wolf dog (UK), Deutscher Schäferhund, Schäferhund English Greyhound
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 1908 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound 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 Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Sighthounds group, in the Short-haired Sighthounds 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
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
German Shepherd Dog Club Of America
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 Pyrenees or German Shepherd or Greyhound? Which is more expensive?
$500-$600 $800-$2000 $500-$800

Great Pyrenees vs German Shepherd vs Greyhound General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger Great Pyrenees or German Shepherd or Greyhound?
Giant Large Giant
Weight
Which is heavier Great Pyrenees or German Shepherd or German Shepherd?
Male: from 100 pounds (45 kg), Female: from 85 pounds (38 kg) Male: 66-88 pounds (30-40 kg), Female: 49-71 pounds (22-32 kg) Male: 65-80 pounds (29-36 kg), Female: 60-70 pounds (27-31 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: from 100 pounds (45 kg), Female: from 85 pounds (38 kg) Male: 77 pounds (35 kg), Female: 60 pounds (27 kg) Male: 72.5 pounds (32.5 kg), Female: 65 pounds (29 kg)
Height
Which is taller Great Pyrenees or German Shepherd or Greyhound?
Male: 27-32 inches (69-81 cm), Female: 25-29 inches (63-74 cm) Male: 24-26 inches (60-65 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (55-60 cm) Male: 28-30 inches (71-76 cm), Female: 27-28 inches (68-71 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 29.5 inches (75 cm), Female: 27 inches (68.5 cm) Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (57.5 cm) Male: 29 inches (73.5 cm), Female: 27.5 inches (69.5 cm)

Great Pyrenees vs German Shepherd vs Greyhound Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types Dense
Double
Fuzzy Fine
Colors White Silver
Tan
Red
Black
Gray
White
Blue
Red
Black
Grooming
Average: The Great Pyrenees requires average grooming effort.
Average: The German Shepherd requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Greyhound requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Great Pyreneess shed above average.
German Shepherds are heavy shedders.
Greyhounds shed moderately.

Great Pyrenees vs German Shepherd vs Greyhound Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Affectionate
Fearless
Patient
Confident
Gentle
Strong
Willed
Alert
Courageous
Intelligent
Obedient
Confident
Curious
Loyal
Watchful
Intelligent
Affectionate
Outright
Tempered
Gentle
Athletic
Quiet
Intelligent Rank
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Great Pyrenees.
Outstanding: German Shepherd is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Greyhound.
Trainability
Great Pyreneess are easy to train.
German Shepherds are easy to train.
Greyhounds are easy to train.
Playfulness
Great Pyreneess are not the most playful dog breed.
German Shepherds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Greyhounds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
German Shepherds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Greyhounds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Great Pyreneess are average dogs regarding their affection level.
German Shepherds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Greyhounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Great Pyreneess are a social breed.
German Shepherds need for social interaction is average.
Greyhounds need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average to high: The Great Pyrenees is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The German Shepherd rarely barks.
Low: The Greyhound barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Great Pyreneess are one of the best watchdogs.
German Shepherds are one of the best watchdogs.
Greyhounds are average watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Great Pyreneess strongly protect their territory.
German Shepherds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Greyhounds can't provide protection for their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Great Pyrenees has a low chance of biting somebody.
High
The German Shepherd has a high chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Greyhound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Great Pyreneess have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
German Shepherds have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Greyhounds 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.
German Shepherds are not the biggest explorers.
Greyhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Great Pyreneess have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
German Shepherds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Greyhounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Great Pyrenees kutyafajtát.
Nem a legjobb választás German Shepherd, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható German Shepherd tartása lakásban.
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Greyhound fajta.
Adaptability
Great Pyreneess adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
German Shepherds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Greyhounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Great Pyrenees or German Shepherd or Greyhound?
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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting 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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Great Pyrenees vs German Shepherd vs Greyhound Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Great Pyreneess are average friendly towards strangers.
German Shepherds are stranger friendly dogs.
Greyhounds are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Great Pyreneess are kid-friendly dogs.
German Shepherds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Greyhounds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Great Pyreneess are cat-friendly dogs.
German Shepherds are average friendly towards cats.
Greyhounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Great Pyreneess are average friendly towards other dogs.
German Shepherds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Greyhounds are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Great Pyrenees is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
German Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Greyhound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Great Pyreneess are usually recommended for elderly people.
German Shepherds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Greyhounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Great Pyreneess are usually friendly towards other pets.
German Shepherds are generally with other pets.
Greyhounds usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Great Pyrenees vs German Shepherd vs Greyhound?
No
Great Pyreneess are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
German Shepherds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Greyhounds 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.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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.
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.
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 Pyrenees breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
German Shepherd breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Greyhound 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.
Not really
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 Pyrenees vs German Shepherd vs Greyhound Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Great Pyreneess are commonly healthy dogs.
German Shepherds are commonly healthy dogs.
The Greyhound is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Addison's Disease
Bloat
Cataracts
Drug Sensitivity
Elbow Dysplasia
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
Patellar Luxation
Allergies
Blindness
Bloat
Cancer
Cataracts
Cherry Eye
Chronic Diarrhea
Cruciate Ligament Rupture
Cushing's Syndrome
Degenerative Myelopathy
Demodectic Mange
Diabetes
Digestive Problems
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
Heart Disease
Hemophilia A
Hemophilia B
Hip Dysplasia
Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy
Lens Luxation
Lupus
Megaesophagus
Myasthenia Gravis
Nail Bed Disease
Osteochondrosis
Pannus
Panosteitis
Paralysis
Perianal Fistula
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Retinal Dysplasia
Seborrhea
Vitiligo
Von Willebrand's Disease
Wobbler's Syndrome
Allergies
Alopecia
Bloat
Cancer
Cataracts
Cold Intolerance
Heart Murmurs
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Musculoskeletal Injuries
Osteoarthritis
Osteosarcoma
Pannus
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Sensitivity To Anesthesia
Vitreous Degeneration
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-13 years 10-13 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Great Pyreneess have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
German Shepherds are high energy dogs.
Greyhounds have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Great Pyreneess have an average exercise need.
German Shepherds need quite a lot of exercise.
Greyhounds exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Great Pyreneess don't need too much sleep.
German Shepherds don't need too much sleep.
Greyhounds like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Males: 2.5 to 4 cups; Females: 1.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The Great Pyrenees can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Great Pyrenees has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The German Shepherd has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Greyhound has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Great Pyrenees is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The German Shepherd is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Greyhound is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Great Pyrenees vs German Shepherd vs Greyhound Reproducibility Comparison

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 6-10 puppies 1-12 puppies

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