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Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart Comparison - Dog breed selector: Rottie or Bully or Hovie? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart" Compare Rottweiler and Bullmastiff. Which is better: Rottweiler or Bullmastiff or Hovawart?
Name Rottweiler Bullmastiff Hovawart
OriginsGermany England Germany
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Guard Dogs
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Rottie, Rott Bully, Bullie Hovie
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
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 Molossian type section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
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
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
American Canine Registry
America's Pet Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Foundation Stock Service
Kennel Club of Great Britain
National Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Price
Which is cheaper Rottweiler or Bullmastiff or Hovawart? Which is more expensive?
$1200-$2000 $1200-$1500 $1000-$1200

Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger Rottweiler or Bullmastiff or Hovawart? Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart size comparison:
Large
Giant
Large Large
Giant
Weight
Which is heavier Rottweiler or Bullmastiff or Bullmastiff? Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart weight comparison:
Male: 95-130 pounds (43-59 kg), Female: 85-115 pounds (38-52 kg) Male: 110-133 pounds (50–60 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-55 kg) 55 - 90 pounds (25 - 51 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 112.5 pounds (51 kg), Female: 100 pounds (45 kg) Male: 121.5 pounds (50–60 kg), Female: 110 pounds (50 kg) 55 - 90 pounds (25 - 51 kg)
Height
Which is taller Rottweiler or Bullmastiff or Hovawart? Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart height comparison:
Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm) Male: 25-27 inches (63–69 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61–66 cm) 23 - 28 inches (58 - 70 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm) Male: 26 inches (63–69 cm), Female: 25 inches (61–66 cm) 23 - 28 inches (58 - 70 cm)

Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart coat comparison:
Dense Rough Silky
Colors
What are the original Rottweiler, Bullmastiff and Hovawart color?
Mahogany
Tan
Rust
Black
Fawn
Red
Brindle
Golden
Blonde
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain Rottweiler or Bullmastiff or Hovawart? Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart grooming comparison:
Effortless: The Rottweiler requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Bullmastiff doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Hovawart doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Rottweiler or Bullmastiff or Hovawart? Rottweiler or Bullmastiff or {name3 shedding:
Rottweilers shed moderately.
Bullmastiffs shed moderately.
Hovawarts shed moderately.

Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog Rottweiler or Bullmastiff or Hovawart? Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart behavior/temperament comparison:
Alert
Fearless
Independent
Loyal
Courageous
Good-natured
Intelligent
Protective
Alert
Courageous
Docile
Loyal
Reliable
Calm
Devoted
Powerful
Protective
Watchful
Reserved
Devoted
Outright
Tempered
Active
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart intelligence:
Outstanding: Rottweiler is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Hovawart.
Trainability
Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart trainability comparison. What's the difference?
Rottweilers are easy to train.
Bullmastiffs are quite easy to train.
Hovawarts are easy to train.
Playfulness
Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart playfulness comparison:
Rottweilers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Bullmastiffs are not the most playful dog breed.
Hovawarts, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Hovawarts have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart?
Rottweilers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Bullmastiffs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Hovawarts are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart social needs comparison:
Rottweilers need a lot of social interaction.
Bullmastiffs need for social interaction is average.
Hovawarts are a social breed.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart?
Low: The Rottweiler barks none to minimal.
Low: The Bullmastiff barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Hovawart rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Which is better watchdog: Rottweiler or Bullmastiff or Hovawart?
Rottweilers are one of the best watchdogs.
Bullmastiffs are one of the best watchdogs.
Hovawarts are one of the best watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Rottweilers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Bullmastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Hovawarts are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
High
The Rottweiler has a high chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bullmastiff has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Hovawart has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart mouthiness comparison:
Rottweilers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bullmastiffs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Hovawarts have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Rottweilers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Bullmastiffs have average wanderlust potential.
Hovawarts tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive?
Rottweilers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Bullmastiffs 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.
Hovawarts 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.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Rottweiler or Bullmastiff or Hovawart?
Nem a legjobb választás Rottweiler, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Rottweiler tartása lakásban.
Nem a legjobb választás Bullmastiff, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Bullmastiff tartása lakásban.
Nem lakásbarát kutya Hovawart.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential?
Rottweilers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Bullmastiffs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Hovawarts adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Rottweiler or Bullmastiff or Hovawart?
Rottweilers 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.
Hovawarts 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.
Fighting Dog Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat 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.

Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Rottweiler or Bullmastiff or Hovawart?
Rottweilers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Bullmastiffs are average friendly towards strangers.
Hovawarts are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Rottweiler or Bullmastiff or Hovawart?
Rottweilers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Bullmastiffs are kid-friendly dogs.
Hovawarts are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Rottweiler or Bullmastiff or Hovawart?
Rottweilers are average friendly towards cats.
Bullmastiffs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Hovawarts are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Rottweiler or Bullmastiff or Hovawart?
Rottweilers are not dog-friendly.
Bullmastiffs are not dog-friendly.
Hovawarts are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Rottweiler is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bullmastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Hovawart is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Rottweilers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Bullmastiffs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Hovawarts are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Rottweilers are generally with other pets.
Bullmastiffs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Hovawarts are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart?
No
Rottweilers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Bullmastiffs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Hovawarts are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Which one could be a 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
Which one could be a therapy dog: Rottweiler or Bullmastiff or Hovawart?
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
Which one could be a detection/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)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?
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
Which one could be a boat dog: Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart?
Not really
Rottweiler breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bullmastiff breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Hovawart breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a 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.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart health comparison. Which is the healthier: Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart?
The Rottweiler is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
The Hovawart is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart health problems comparison:
Allergies
Aortic Stenosis
Bloat
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteosarcoma
Panosteitis
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Cancer
Entropion
Heart Problems
Hemangiosarcoma
Hypothyroidism
Kidney Issues
Lymphosarcoma
Osteosarcoma
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Hip Dysplasia
Underactive Thyroid
Life Expectancy
Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart lifespan comparison. How long do Rottweiler, Bullmastiff and Hovawart breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
8-11 years 8-10 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Rottweiler or Bullmastiff or Hovawart? Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart energy level comparison:
Rottweilers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Bullmastiffs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Hovawarts have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Rottweiler or Bullmastiff or Hovawart? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Rottweilers have an average exercise need.
Bullmastiffs exercise need is minimal.
Hovawarts have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Rottweiler or Bullmastiff or Hovawart?
Rottweilers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Bullmastiffs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Hovawarts sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Rottweiler or Bullmastiff or Hovawart?
Recommended daily amount: 4 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
High: The Rottweiler breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
High: The Bullmastiff breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Bullmastiff can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Rottweiler has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Bullmastiff has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Hovawart has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
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.
The Bullmastiff is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Hovawart is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Rottweiler vs Bullmastiff vs Hovawart Reproducibility Comparison

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 8-12 puppies 4-13 puppies, average 8 6-8 puppies

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