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Poodle vs Airedale Terrier vs Doberman Pinscher – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Poodle vs Airedale Terrier vs Doberman Pinscher" Compare Poodle and Airedale Terrier. Which is better: Poodle or Airedale Terrier or Doberman Pinscher?
Name Poodle Airedale Terrier Doberman Pinscher
OriginsGermany France England Germany
Group Companion Dogs Hunting Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank75516
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Other Names French Poodle, Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Grosse Pudel Waterside Terrier, Bingley Terrier, Irish Red Terrier Dobie, Dobermann, Dobynm, Doberman
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Non-Sporting & Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Poodle section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers 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 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 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 $1000-$1500 $600-$800 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Poodle vs Airedale Terrier vs Doberman Pinscher

Size Medium Medium Medium
Weight Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg) Male: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg), Female: 40-45 pounds (18-20 kg) Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19 kg) Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg)
Height 15 inches (38 cm) or more Male: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm), Female: 22-23 inches (56-58 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Avg. Height 15 inches (38 cm) or more Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Poodle vs Airedale Terrier vs Doberman Pinscher

Coat Curly Wiry Dense Rough Fine
Colors Apricot Brown Gray Silver White Fawn Blue Cream Red Beige Black Tan Grizzle Black Blue Red Tan Brown White Black
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Advanced: The Airedale Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Poodles shed none to minimal.
Airedale Terriers are low shedders.
Doberman Pinschers shed moderately.

Characteristics - Poodle vs Airedale Terrier vs Doberman Pinscher

Temperament Active Faithful Intelligent Alert Instinctual Trainable Alert Courageous Intelligent Confident Friendly Outgoing Adaptable Brave Playful Energetic Balanced Obedient Loyal Alert Fearless Loyal Energetic Intelligent Obedient
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Smart: Airedale Terrier's has great intelligence.
Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Poodles are easy to train.
Airedale Terriers are very easy to train.
Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Poodle is a playful breed.
The Airedale Terrier is a highly playful breed.
Doberman Pinschers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Airedale Terriers 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.
Affection Level
Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Airedale Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
Airedale Terriers are a social breed.
Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average to high: The Poodle is a vocal breed.
Average: The Airedale Terrier barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Poodles are good watchdogs.
Airedale Terriers are good watchdogs.
Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Poodles strongly protect their territory.
Airedale Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Airedale Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Poodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Airedale Terriers have a strong 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
Poodles have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Airedale Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Doberman Pinschers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Airedale Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Doberman Pinschers don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Airedale Terriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Doberman Pinschers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Airedale Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Doberman Pinschers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Poodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Airedale Terriers 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.
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 - Poodle vs Airedale Terrier vs Doberman Pinscher

Stranger Friendly
Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Airedale Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Airedale Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Airedale Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Airedale Terriers are not dog-friendly.
Doberman Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Airedale Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Doberman Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Airedale Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Airedale Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Doberman Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Airedale Terriers 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.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good 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 Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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 Yes
Poodle breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Airedale Terrier 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 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.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Poodle vs Airedale Terrier vs Doberman Pinscher

Health Issues
The Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Airedale Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Addison's Disease Allergies Bloat Canine Atrial Septal Defect (asd) Cataracts Cushing's Syndrome Ear Infections Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Legg-perthes Disease Neonatal Encephalopathy (news) Optic Nerve Hypoplasia Patellar Luxation Premature Graying Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Runny Eyes Sebaceous Adenitis Von Willebrand's Disease Allergies Cancer Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Umbilical Hernias Von Willebrand's Disease Cardiomyopathy Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Von Willebrand's Disease Wobbler's Syndrome
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 10-13 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes No
Energy Level
Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Airedale Terriers are high energy dogs.
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Airedale Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Doberman Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Airedale Terriers don't need too much sleep.
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 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2.5 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 to High.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness Medium
The Poodle has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Airedale Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Airedale Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
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 - Poodle vs Airedale Terrier 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 2-4 puppies 7-9 puppies 6-10 puppies

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