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Rottweiler vs Great Pyrenees vs Pyrenean Mastiff – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Rottweiler vs Great Pyrenees vs Pyrenean Mastiff" Compare Rottweiler and Great Pyrenees. Which is better: Rottweiler or Great Pyrenees or Pyrenean Mastiff?
Name Rottweiler Great Pyrenees Pyrenean Mastiff
OriginsGermany Spain France Spain
Group Working Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Guard Dogs
Popularity Rank866330
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Other Names Rottie, Rott Great Pyrenees, Patou, Chien Des Pyrénées, Chien De Montagne Des Pyrénées, Montañés Del Pirineo, Gos De Muntanya Dels Pirineus Perro Mastin del Pireneo, Mastin d'Aragon, Mastín del Pirineo, Mostín d'o Pireneu
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 1933 as a Working 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 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 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 Dog Registry of America Inc. Foundation Stock Service American Canine Association, Inc.
Price $1200-$2000 $500-$600 $900-$1000

General Appearance - Rottweiler vs Great Pyrenees vs Pyrenean Mastiff

Size Large Giant Giant Giant
Weight Male: 95-130 pounds (43-59 kg), Female: 85-115 pounds (38-52 kg) Male: from 100 pounds (45 kg), Female: from 85 pounds (38 kg) Male: 178-200 pounds (81-90 kg), Female: 200-220 pounds (90-100 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 112.5 pounds (51 kg), Female: 100 pounds (45 kg) Male: from 100 pounds (45 kg), Female: from 85 pounds (38 kg) Male: 190 pounds (85 kg), Female: 210 pounds (95 kg)
Height Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm) Male: 27-32 inches (69-81 cm), Female: 25-29 inches (63-74 cm) Male: 29.5-31 inches (75-80 cm), Female: 26-28.5 inches (68-73 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm) Male: 29.5 inches (75 cm), Female: 27 inches (68.5 cm) Male: 30 inches (77 cm), Female: 28 inches (71 cm)

Hair & Care - Rottweiler vs Great Pyrenees vs Pyrenean Mastiff

Coat Dense Dense Double Dense
Colors Mahogany Tan Rust Black White White Spotted Brown Grey Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Rottweiler requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Great Pyrenees requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The Pyrenean Mastiff requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Rottweilers shed moderately.
Great Pyreneess shed above average.
Pyrenean Mastiffs are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Rottweiler vs Great Pyrenees vs Pyrenean Mastiff

Temperament Alert Fearless Independent Loyal Courageous Good-natured Intelligent Protective Affectionate Fearless Patient Confident Gentle Strong Willed Gentle Brave Noble Docile Protective
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Rottweiler is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Average: Great Pyrenees's has average obedience intelligence.
Very smart: Pyrenean Mastiff is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Rottweilers are easy to train.
Great Pyreneess are easy to train.
Pyrenean Mastiffs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Rottweilers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Great Pyreneess are not the most playful dog breed.
The Pyrenean Mastiff is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Pyrenean Mastiffs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Rottweilers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Great Pyreneess are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Pyrenean Mastiffs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Rottweilers need a lot of social interaction.
Great Pyreneess are a social breed.
Pyrenean Mastiffs need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low: The Rottweiler barks none to minimal.
Average to high: The Great Pyrenees is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Pyrenean Mastiff rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Rottweilers are one of the best watchdogs.
Great Pyreneess are one of the best watchdogs.
Pyrenean Mastiffs are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Rottweilers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Great Pyreneess strongly protect their territory.
Pyrenean Mastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential High
The Rottweiler has a high chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Great Pyrenees has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Pyrenean Mastiff has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Rottweilers have an 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.
Pyrenean Mastiffs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Rottweilers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Great Pyreneess have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Pyrenean Mastiffs have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Rottweilers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Great Pyreneess have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Pyrenean Mastiffs 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
Rottweilers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Great Pyreneess are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Pyrenean Mastiffs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Rottweilers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Great Pyreneess adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Pyrenean Mastiffs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Rottweilers 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 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.

Good With - Rottweiler vs Great Pyrenees vs Pyrenean Mastiff

Stranger Friendly
Rottweilers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Great Pyreneess are average friendly towards strangers.
Pyrenean Mastiffs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Rottweilers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Great Pyreneess are kid-friendly dogs.
Pyrenean Mastiffs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Rottweilers are average friendly towards cats.
Great Pyreneess are cat-friendly dogs.
Pyrenean Mastiffs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Rottweilers are not dog-friendly.
Great Pyreneess are average friendly towards other dogs.
Pyrenean Mastiffs are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Rottweiler is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Great Pyrenees is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Pyrenean Mastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Rottweilers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Great Pyreneess are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pyrenean Mastiffs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Rottweilers are generally with other pets.
Great Pyreneess are usually friendly towards other pets.
Pyrenean Mastiffs are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Rottweilers 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
Pyrenean Mastiffs 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 Not really
Rottweiler breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Great Pyrenees breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Pyrenean Mastiff 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.
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.

Health Factors - Rottweiler vs Great Pyrenees vs Pyrenean Mastiff

Health Issues
The Rottweiler is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Great Pyreneess are commonly healthy dogs.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems Allergies Aortic Stenosis Bloat Elbow Dysplasia Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Osteosarcoma Panosteitis Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis Addison's Disease Bloat Cataracts Drug Sensitivity Elbow Dysplasia Entropion Hip Dysplasia Patellar Luxation Bloat Ectropion Elbow Dysplasia Entropion Hip Dysplasia Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Life Expectancy 8-11 years 10-12 years 8-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Rottweilers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Great Pyreneess have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Pyrenean Mastiffs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Rottweilers have an average exercise need.
Great Pyreneess have an average exercise need.
Pyrenean Mastiffs exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Rottweilers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Great Pyreneess don't need too much sleep.
Pyrenean Mastiffs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 4 to 10 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 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Rottweiler breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
High: The Pyrenean Mastiff breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers cold weather
The Great Pyrenees can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Pyrenean Mastiff can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Rottweiler has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Great Pyrenees has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Pyrenean Mastiff has a high 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 Great Pyrenees is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Pyrenean Mastiff is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.

Reproducibility - Rottweiler vs Great Pyrenees vs Pyrenean Mastiff

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 6-9 puppies 1-10 puppies, average 5

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