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Lithuanian Hound vs Doberman Pinscher vs Rottweiler – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Lithuanian Hound vs Doberman Pinscher vs Rottweiler" Compare Lithuanian Hound and Doberman Pinscher. Which is better: Lithuanian Hound or Doberman Pinscher or Rottweiler?
Name Lithuanian Hound Doberman Pinscher Rottweiler
OriginsLithuania Germany Germany
Group Hunting Dogs Working Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank548168
Reviews136
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Other Names Lietuvių skalikas Dobie, Dobermann, Dobynm, Doberman Rottie, Rott
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.
Breed Recognition 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
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 Unknown $800-$1000 $1200-$2000

General Appearance - Lithuanian Hound vs Doberman Pinscher vs Rottweiler

Size Large Medium Large
Giant
Weight 60-75 pounds (27-32 kg) Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg) Male: 95-130 pounds (43-59 kg), Female: 85-115 pounds (38-52 kg)
Avg. Weight 67.5 pounds (29.5 kg) Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg) Male: 112.5 pounds (51 kg), Female: 100 pounds (45 kg)
Height 21-24 inches (53-61 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm)
Avg. Height 22.5 inches (57 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Lithuanian Hound vs Doberman Pinscher vs Rottweiler

Coat Flat
Smooth
Fine Dense
Colors Black & Tan Blue
Red
Tan
Brown
White
Black
Mahogany
Tan
Rust
Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Lithuanian Hound requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Rottweiler requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Lithuanian Hounds are low shedders.
Doberman Pinschers shed moderately.
Rottweilers shed moderately.

Characteristics - Lithuanian Hound vs Doberman Pinscher vs Rottweiler

Temperament Persistent
Smart
Energetic
Loyal
Sociable
Alert
Fearless
Loyal
Energetic
Intelligent
Obedient
Alert
Fearless
Independent
Loyal
Courageous
Good-natured
Intelligent
Protective
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Lithuanian Hound's has great intelligence.
Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Outstanding: Rottweiler is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Lithuanian Hounds are easy to train.
Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
Rottweilers are easy to train.
Playfulness
Lithuanian Hounds are not the most playful dog breed.
Doberman Pinschers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Rottweilers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Lithuanian Hounds have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Doberman Pinschers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Lithuanian Hounds are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Doberman Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Rottweilers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Lithuanian Hounds need for social interaction is average.
Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
Rottweilers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average to high: The Lithuanian Hound is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
Low: The Rottweiler barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Lithuanian Hounds are average watchdogs.
Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
Rottweilers are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Lithuanian Hounds are average defenders.
Doberman Pinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Rottweilers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Lithuanian Hound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of biting somebody.
High
The Rottweiler has a high chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Lithuanian Hounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Doberman Pinschers have lower than 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
Wanderlust potential of the Lithuanian Hound is strong enough to escape from home.
Doberman Pinschers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Rottweilers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Lithuanian Hounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Doberman Pinschers don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Rottweilers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Lithuanian Hounds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Doberman Pinschers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
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
Lithuanian Hounds adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Doberman Pinschers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Rottweilers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
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.
Rottweilers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Lithuanian Hound vs Doberman Pinscher vs Rottweiler

Stranger Friendly
Lithuanian Hounds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Lithuanian Hounds are kid-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Rottweilers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Lithuanian Hounds are not cat-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Rottweilers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Lithuanian Hounds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not dog-friendly.
Office Friendly No
Lithuanian Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Doberman Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rottweiler is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Lithuanian Hounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Rottweilers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Lithuanian Hounds do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Doberman Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Rottweilers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Lithuanian Hounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Doberman Pinschers 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.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good 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.
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.
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
Lithuanian Hound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Doberman Pinscher breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Rottweiler breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog 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.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Lithuanian Hound vs Doberman Pinscher vs Rottweiler

Health Issues
Lithuanian Hounds are commonly healthy dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
The Rottweiler is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems No set Cardiomyopathy
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Von Willebrand's Disease
Wobbler's Syndrome
Allergies
Aortic Stenosis
Bloat
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteosarcoma
Panosteitis
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 10-12 years 8-11 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Lithuanian Hounds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Rottweilers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Lithuanian Hounds need a lot of exercises.
Doberman Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
Rottweilers have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Lithuanian Hounds 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.
Rottweilers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 2.5 to 3 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
Average.
Average.
High: The Rottweiler breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Lithuanian Hound can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers warm weather Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Lithuanian Hound has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Rottweiler has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Lithuanian Hound 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.
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 - Lithuanian Hound vs Doberman Pinscher 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 6-12 puppies 6-10 puppies 8-12 puppies

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