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Portuguese Water Dog vs Komondor vs Doberman Pinscher – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Portuguese Water Dog vs Komondor vs Doberman Pinscher" Compare Portuguese Water Dog and Komondor. Which is better: Portuguese Water Dog or Komondor or Doberman Pinscher?
Name Portuguese Water Dog Komondor Doberman Pinscher
OriginsPortugal Hungary Germany
Group Working Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Working Dogs
Popularity Rank5416316
Reviews100
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Other Names Water Dog, Portie, PWD, Cao De Agua Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor Dobie, Dobermann, Dobynm, Doberman
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1983 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Water Dogs 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 American Kennel Club Canadian Kennel Club Federation Cynologique Internationale Australian National Kennel Council New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club The Kennel Club 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 $2500-$2800 $800-$1200 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Portuguese Water Dog vs Komondor vs Doberman Pinscher

Size Medium Large Medium
Weight Male: 42-55 pounds (19-25 kg), Female: 35-49 pounds (16-22 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 48.5 pounds (22 kg), Female: 42 pounds (19 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg)
Height Male: 20-22 inches (50-57 cm), Female: 17-20 inches (43-52 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 21 inches (53.5 cm), Female: 18.5 inches (47.5 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Portuguese Water Dog vs Komondor vs Doberman Pinscher

Coat Curly Dense Wavy Thick Shaggy Corded Coarser Topcoat Finer Undercoat Fine
Colors White Brown Black White Ivory Blue Red Tan Brown White Black
Grooming
Average: The Portuguese Water Dog requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Portuguese Water Dogs shed none to minimal.
Komondors shed none to minimal.
Doberman Pinschers shed moderately.

Characteristics - Portuguese Water Dog vs Komondor vs Doberman Pinscher

Temperament Brave Impetuous Obedient Docile Intelligent Quarrelsome Affectionate Fearless Independent Calm Gentle Steady Alert Fearless Loyal Energetic Intelligent Obedient
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Portuguese Water Dog's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Portuguese Water Dogs are easy to train.
Komondors are easy to train.
Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Portuguese Water Dog is a playful breed.
Komondors, 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.
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
Portuguese Water Dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Doberman Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Portuguese Water Dogs need a lot of social interaction.
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Portuguese Water Dog rarely barks.
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Portuguese Water Dogs are good watchdogs.
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Portuguese Water Dogs are average defenders.
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Portuguese Water Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Portuguese Water Dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Komondors 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.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Portuguese Water Dogs have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Komondor is strong enough to escape from home.
Doberman Pinschers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Portuguese Water Dogs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Komondors have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Doberman Pinschers don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
Portuguese Water Dogs are apartment-friendly dogs.
Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Doberman Pinschers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Portuguese Water Dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Komondors 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
Portuguese Water Dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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 - Portuguese Water Dog vs Komondor vs Doberman Pinscher

Stranger Friendly
Portuguese Water Dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Komondors are not stranger friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Portuguese Water Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Komondors are kid-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Portuguese Water Dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Komondors are cat-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Portuguese Water Dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
Komondors are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Portuguese Water Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Komondor is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Doberman Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Portuguese Water Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Komondors are usually recommended for elderly people.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Portuguese Water Dogs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Komondors are usually friendly towards other pets.
Doberman Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Portuguese Water Dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Komondors 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 Yes
Portuguese Water Dog breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Komondor 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 - Portuguese Water Dog vs Komondor vs Doberman Pinscher

Health Issues
Egészségesek Portuguese Water Dog fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Egészségesek Komondor fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Persistent Pupillary Membranes Entropion Ectropion Distichiasis Cataracts Abnormally Small Eyes GM-1 Storage Disease Juvenile Dilated Cardiomyopathy Gastrointestinal Diseases Irritable Bowel Disease (ibd) Colitis Megaesophagus Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis Lymphangiectasia Addison's Disease No set Cardiomyopathy Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Von Willebrand's Disease Wobbler's Syndrome
Life Expectancy 10-14 years 10-12 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No No
Energy Level
Portuguese Water Dogs are high energy dogs.
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Portuguese Water Dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Doberman Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Portuguese Water Dogs don't need too much sleep.
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
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 2.5 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 6 to 8 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.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Portuguese Water Dog can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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.
Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness Low
The Portuguese Water Dog has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Portuguese Water Dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Komondor 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 - Portuguese Water Dog vs Komondor 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 4-8 puppies 3-10 puppies 6-10 puppies

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