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Poodle vs Great Pyrenees vs Doberman Pinscher – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Poodle Great Pyrenees Doberman Pinscher
OriginsGermany France Spain France Germany
Group Companion Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Working Dogs
Popularity Rank76616
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Other Names French Poodle, Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Grosse Pudel Great Pyrenees, Patou, Chien Des Pyrénées, Chien De Montagne Des Pyrénées, Montañés Del Pirineo, Gos De Muntanya Dels Pirineus 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 1933 as a Working 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 Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type 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 $500-$600 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Poodle vs Great Pyrenees vs Doberman Pinscher

Size Medium Giant Medium
Weight Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg) Male: from 100 pounds (45 kg), Female: from 85 pounds (38 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: from 100 pounds (45 kg), Female: from 85 pounds (38 kg) Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg)
Height 15 inches (38 cm) or more Male: 27-32 inches (69-81 cm), Female: 25-29 inches (63-74 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Avg. Height 15 inches (38 cm) or more Male: 29.5 inches (75 cm), Female: 27 inches (68.5 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Poodle vs Great Pyrenees vs Doberman Pinscher

Coat Curly Dense
Double
Fine
Colors Apricot
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Black
White Blue
Red
Tan
Brown
White
Black
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Great Pyrenees requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Poodles shed none to minimal.
Great Pyreneess shed above average.
Doberman Pinschers shed moderately.

Characteristics - Poodle vs Great Pyrenees vs Doberman Pinscher

Temperament Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Affectionate
Fearless
Patient
Confident
Gentle
Strong
Willed
Alert
Fearless
Loyal
Energetic
Intelligent
Obedient
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Average: Great Pyrenees's has average obedience intelligence.
Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Poodles are easy to train.
Great Pyreneess are easy to train.
Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Poodle is a playful breed.
Great Pyreneess are not the most playful dog breed.
Doberman Pinschers, 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.
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.
Great Pyreneess are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Doberman Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
Great Pyreneess are a social breed.
Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average to high: The Poodle is a vocal breed.
Average to high: The Great Pyrenees is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Poodles are good watchdogs.
Great Pyreneess are one of the best watchdogs.
Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Poodles strongly protect their territory.
Great Pyreneess strongly protect their territory.
Doberman Pinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Great Pyrenees 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.
Great Pyreneess have lower than 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.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Poodles have average wanderlust potential.
Great Pyreneess have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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.
Great Pyreneess 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.
Great Pyreneess are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Doberman Pinschers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Great Pyreneess adapt well to lifestyle changes and different 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.
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.
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 Great Pyrenees vs Doberman Pinscher

Stranger Friendly
Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Great Pyreneess are average friendly towards strangers.
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Great Pyreneess are kid-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Great Pyreneess are cat-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Great Pyreneess are average friendly towards other dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Great Pyrenees 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.
Great Pyreneess are usually recommended for elderly people.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Great Pyreneess are usually friendly towards other pets.
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.
No
Great Pyreneess 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 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.
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 Yes
Poodle breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Great Pyrenees 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.
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 - Poodle vs Great Pyrenees 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.
Great Pyreneess are commonly healthy dogs.
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
Addison's Disease
Bloat
Cataracts
Drug Sensitivity
Elbow Dysplasia
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
Patellar Luxation
Cardiomyopathy
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Von Willebrand's Disease
Wobbler's Syndrome
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 10-12 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No No
Energy Level
Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Great Pyreneess have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Great Pyreneess have an average exercise need.
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.
Great Pyreneess 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. 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 to High.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers cold weather
The Great Pyrenees can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness Medium
The Poodle has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Great Pyrenees 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 Great Pyrenees is a perfect example for 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 Great Pyrenees 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 6-9 puppies 6-10 puppies

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