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Rottweiler vs Chow Chow vs South Russian Ovcharka Comparison - Dog breed selector: Rottie or Chow or Ioujnorousskaïa Ovtcharka? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Rottweiler vs Chow Chow vs South Russian Ovcharka" Compare Rottweiler and Chow Chow. Which is better: Rottweiler or Chow Chow or South Russian Ovcharka?
Name Rottweiler Chow Chow South Russian Ovcharka
OriginsGermany China Russia
Group Working Dogs Companion Dogs Guard Dogs
Popularity Rank876482
Reviews720
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Other Names Rottie, Rott Chow, Chowdren Ioujnorousskaïa Ovtcharka, South Russian Sheepdog, Ukrainian Ovcharka, Yuzhak, South Ukrainian Ovcharka, South Russian Shepherd Dog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1903 as a Non-Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group 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 Spitz and primitive types group, in the Asian Spitz and related breeds section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs 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
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
United Kennel Club
No data available
Price
Which is cheaper Rottweiler or Chow Chow or South Russian Ovcharka? Which is more expensive?
$1200-$2000 $600-$800 $800-$1000

Rottweiler vs Chow Chow vs South Russian Ovcharka General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger Rottweiler or Chow Chow or South Russian Ovcharka?
Large
Giant
Medium Large
Weight
Which is heavier Rottweiler or Chow Chow or Chow Chow?
Male: 95-130 pounds (43-59 kg), Female: 85-115 pounds (38-52 kg) 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg) 108-110 pounds (48-50 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 112.5 pounds (51 kg), Female: 100 pounds (45 kg) 57.5 pounds (26 kg) 109 pounds (49 kg)
Height
Which is taller Rottweiler or Chow Chow or South Russian Ovcharka?
Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm) Male: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm), Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm) Male: 25 inches (65 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm) 20 inches (51 cm) Male: 25 inches (65 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm)

Rottweiler vs Chow Chow vs South Russian Ovcharka Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types Dense Rough Thick
Dense
Double
Colors Mahogany
Tan
Rust
Black
Cinnamon
Red
Blue
Cream
Black
Grey
White
Deadgrass
Gray
Yellow
Grooming
Effortless: The Rottweiler requires minimal grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Advanced: The South Russian Ovcharka requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Rottweilers shed moderately.
Chow Chows shed above average.
South Russian Ovcharkas shed moderately.

Rottweiler vs Chow Chow vs South Russian Ovcharka Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Alert
Fearless
Independent
Loyal
Courageous
Good-natured
Intelligent
Protective
Aloof
Loyal
Intelligent
Detached
Independent
Quiet
Protective
Active
Courageous
Nervous
Balanced
Lively
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Rottweiler is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Low: The Chow Chow if one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú South Russian Ovcharka.
Trainability
Rottweilers are easy to train.
Chow Chows aren't famous for their trainability.
South Russian Ovcharkas are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Rottweilers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Chow Chows are not the most playful dog breed.
South Russian Ovcharkas are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Chow Chows are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
South Russian Ovcharkas have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Rottweilers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Chow Chows may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
South Russian Ovcharkas are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Rottweilers need a lot of social interaction.
Chow Chows are kinda antisocial.
South Russian Ovcharkas are known to be antisocial.
Barking
Low: The Rottweiler barks none to minimal.
Low: The Chow Chow barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The South Russian Ovcharka rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Rottweilers are one of the best watchdogs.
Chow Chows are average watchdogs.
South Russian Ovcharkas are good watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Rottweilers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Chow Chows are average defenders.
South Russian Ovcharkas are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential High
The Rottweiler has a high chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Chow Chow has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The South Russian Ovcharka has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Rottweilers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Chow Chows have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
South Russian Ovcharkas have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Rottweilers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Chow Chows tend to escape less than other breeds.
South Russian Ovcharkas have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Rottweilers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Chow Chows have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
South Russian Ovcharkas 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
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 Chow Chow, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Chow Chow tartása lakásban.
Nem a legjobb választás South Russian Ovcharka, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható South Russian Ovcharka tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Rottweilers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Chow Chows don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
South Russian Ovcharkas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Rottweiler or Chow Chow or South Russian Ovcharka?
Rottweilers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Chow Chows handle alone time quite well.
South Russian Ovcharkas love being alone, they need their own free time.
Fighting Dog Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat 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.

Rottweiler vs Chow Chow vs South Russian Ovcharka Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Rottweilers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Chow Chows are not stranger friendly dogs.
South Russian Ovcharkas are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Rottweilers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Chow Chows are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
South Russian Ovcharkas are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Rottweilers are average friendly towards cats.
Chow Chows are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
South Russian Ovcharkas are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Rottweilers are not dog-friendly.
Chow Chows are not dog-friendly.
South Russian Ovcharkas are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Rottweiler is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Chow Chow is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
South Russian Ovcharka 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.
Chow Chows are not the best breed for elderly people.
South Russian Ovcharkas are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Rottweilers are generally with other pets.
Chow Chows usually don’t get on well with other pets.
South Russian Ovcharkas are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Rottweiler vs Chow Chow vs South Russian Ovcharka?
No
Rottweilers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Chow Chows are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
South Russian Ovcharkas are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going 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 Not really
Rottweiler breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Chow Chow breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
South Russian Ovcharka breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog 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.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Rottweiler vs Chow Chow vs South Russian Ovcharka Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
The Rottweiler is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Chow Chow is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
South Russian Ovcharkas tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Allergies
Aortic Stenosis
Bloat
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteosarcoma
Panosteitis
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Ectropion
Hip Dysplasia
No data available
Life Expectancy 8-11 years 13-15 years 9-11 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Rottweilers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Chow Chows have a lower energy level than other dogs.
South Russian Ovcharkas have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Rottweilers have an average exercise need.
Chow Chows exercise need is minimal.
South Russian Ovcharkas need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Rottweilers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Chow Chows like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
South Russian Ovcharkas are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 4 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 4 to 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 / Prone to Obesity
High: The Rottweiler breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers cold weather
The Chow Chow can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Rottweiler has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Chow Chow has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The South Russian Ovcharka 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 Chow Chow is an average drooler.
The South Russian Ovcharka is an average drooler.

Rottweiler vs Chow Chow vs South Russian Ovcharka 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 3-6 puppies 3-5 puppies

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