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Komondor vs Kuvasz vs Doberman Pinscher – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Komondor vs Kuvasz vs Doberman Pinscher" Compare Komondor and Kuvasz. Which is better: Komondor or Kuvasz or Doberman Pinscher?
Name Komondor Kuvasz Doberman Pinscher
OriginsHungary Hungary Germany
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Working Dogs
Popularity Rank16315716
Reviews101
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Other Names Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor Hungarian Kuvasz Dobie, Dobermann, Dobynm, Doberman
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section.
Breed Recognition No set No set 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 New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry
Price $800-$1200 $500-$1200 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Komondor vs Kuvasz vs Doberman Pinscher

Size Large Giant Medium
Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 106-137 pounds (48-62 kg), Female: 82-110 pounds (37-50 kg) Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg)
Avg. Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 121 pounds (40 kg), Female: 96 pounds (48,5 kg) Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg)
Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 28-30 inches (71-76 cm), Female: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Avg. Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 29 inches (73.5 cm), Female: 27 inches (68.5 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Komondor vs Kuvasz vs Doberman Pinscher

Coat Thick Coarser Topcoat Finer Undercoat Shaggy Dense Wavy Corded Dense Wavy Double Coarser Topcoat Moderately Harsh Slightly Stiff Finer Downy Undercoat Fine
Colors White Ivory White Blue Red Tan Brown White Black
Grooming
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Kuvasz requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Komondors shed none to minimal.
Kuvaszs shed above average.
Doberman Pinschers shed moderately.

Characteristics - Komondor vs Kuvasz vs Doberman Pinscher

Temperament Affectionate Fearless Independent Calm Gentle Steady Clownish Intelligent Patient Independent Loyal Protective Brave Fearless Self-Confident Faithful Dependable Alert Fearless Loyal Energetic Intelligent Obedient
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Kuvasz's has average obedience intelligence.
Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Komondors are easy to train.
Kuvaszs aren't famous for their trainability.
Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Kuvaszs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Doberman Pinschers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Kuvaszs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Doberman Pinschers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Kuvaszs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Doberman Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Kuvaszs need for social interaction is average.
Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Average: The Kuvasz barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Kuvaszs are one of the best watchdogs.
Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Kuvaszs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Kuvasz has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Komondors have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Kuvaszs have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Doberman Pinschers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Komondor is strong enough to escape from home.
Kuvaszs have average wanderlust potential.
Doberman Pinschers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Komondors have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Kuvaszs don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Doberman Pinschers don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Kuvaszs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Komondors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Kuvaszs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Doberman Pinschers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
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.
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.
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 - Komondor vs Kuvasz vs Doberman Pinscher

Stranger Friendly
Komondors are not stranger friendly dogs.
Kuvaszs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Komondors are kid-friendly dogs.
Kuvaszs are kid-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Komondors are cat-friendly dogs.
Kuvaszs are average friendly towards cats.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Komondors are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Kuvaszs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Komondor is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Kuvasz is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Doberman Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Komondors are usually recommended for elderly people.
Kuvaszs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Komondors are usually friendly towards other pets.
Kuvaszs are generally with other pets.
Doberman Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Komondors are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Kuvaszs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Doberman Pinschers 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
Komondor breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Kuvasz breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Doberman Pinscher 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.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Komondor vs Kuvasz vs Doberman Pinscher

Health Issues
The Komondor is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Kuvaszs are commonly healthy dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems No set Bloat Eye Diseases Hip Dysplasia Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy Osteochondrosis Thyroid Disorder Cardiomyopathy Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Von Willebrand's Disease Wobbler's Syndrome
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-12 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Kuvaszs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Kuvaszs need a lot of exercises.
Doberman Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Kuvaszs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Doberman Pinschers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 6 to 8 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
Average.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Komondor can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Kuvasz has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Kuvasz is an average drooler.
The Doberman Pinscher 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 - Komondor vs Kuvasz vs Doberman Pinscher

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 3-10 puppies 8-12 puppies 6-10 puppies

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