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Name Tosa Ken Tosa-Pei Doberman Pinscher
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Japanese Fighting Dog
Japanese Mastiff
Japanese Tosa
Tosa Fighting Dog
Tosa Ken
Tosa Tōken
Tosa Inu
Shar Tosa Doberman
Dobermann
Dobynm
Dobie
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher breed type comparison:
Cross Breed Cross Breed Purebred

Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Tosa Ken or Tosa-Pei or Doberman Pinscher? Which is more expensive?
$600-$1000 Unknown $800-$1000
Availability
Which is easier to get, Tosa Ken or Tosa-Pei or Doberman Pinscher?
Average: The Tosa Ken is a commonly available dog breed.
Average: The Tosa-Pei is a commonly available dog breed.
Very frequent: The Doberman Pinscher is quite easy to get.

Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Tosa Ken or Tosa-Pei or Doberman Pinscher? Which is the smallest dog, Tosa Ken or Tosa-Pei or Doberman Pinscher?
Large
Giant
Large
Giant
Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Tosa Ken or Tosa-Pei or Tosa-Pei? Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher weight comparison:
Male: 88-176 lbs (40-80 kg), Female: 84-120 lbs (38-54 kg) Male: 88-176 lbs (40-80 kg), Female: 84-120 lbs (38-54 kg) Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 132 pounds (60 kg), Female: 102 pounds (46 kg) Male: 132 pounds (60 kg), Female: 102 pounds (46 kg) Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Tosa Ken or Tosa-Pei or Doberman Pinscher? Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher height comparison:
Male: 22-24 inches (55-62 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (54-60 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (55-62 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (54-60 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher coat comparison:
Dense
Hard
Dense
Hard
Fine
Colors
What are the original Tosa Ken, Tosa-Pei and Doberman Pinscher color?
Black
Brindle
Brown
Fawn
Yellow
Black
Brindle
Brown
Fawn
Yellow
Apricot
Blue
Cream
Red
Blue
Red
Tan
Brown
White
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Tosa Ken or Tosa-Pei or Doberman Pinscher? Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher grooming comparison:
Effortless: The Tosa Ken requires minimal grooming.
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Easy to groom: The Tosa-Pei doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Tosa Ken or Tosa-Pei or Doberman Pinscher? Tosa Ken or Tosa-Pei or {name3 shedding:
Tosa Kens shed moderately.
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Tosa-Peis are low shedders.
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Doberman Pinschers shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Tosa Ken or Tosa-Pei or Doberman Pinscher?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Tosa Ken or Tosa-Pei or Doberman Pinscher? Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher behavior/temperament comparison:
Aggressive
Fearless
Sensitive
Brave
Intelligent
Suspicious
Aggressive
Fearless
Sensitive
Brave
Intelligent
Suspicious
Affectionate
Independent
Reserved
Devoted
Loving
Alert
Fearless
Loyal
Energetic
Intelligent
Obedient
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher intelligence:
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Trainability
Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher trainability comparison.
A slightly harder to train than average.
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Tosa-Peis are quite easy to train.
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Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
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Playfulness
Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher playfulness comparison:
Average: Tosa Kens, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Average: Tosa-Peis, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Average: Doberman Pinschers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Tosa-Peis have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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Sensitive: Doberman Pinschers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher?
Average: Tosa Kens are average dogs regarding their affection level.
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Average: Tosa-Peis are average dogs regarding their affection level.
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High: Doberman Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher social needs comparison:
Tosa Kens are a social breed.
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Tosa-Peis need for social interaction is average.
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Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher?
Low to Average: The Tosa Ken rarely barks.
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Low to Average: The Tosa-Pei rarely barks.
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Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Tosa Ken or Tosa-Pei or Doberman Pinscher?
Tosa Kens are one of the best watchdogs.
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Tosa-Peis are good watchdogs.
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Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Tosa Ken or Tosa-Pei or Doberman Pinscher? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Tosa Kens are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Tosa-Peis are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Doberman Pinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Tosa Ken has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Tosa-Pei has a low chance of biting somebody.

Moderate

The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Tosa Ken or Tosa-Pei or Doberman Pinscher?

Above 400 PSI 🔼

Tosa Ken bite force: The Strongest.

Above 400 PSI 🔼

Tosa-Pei bite force: The Strongest.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Doberman Pinscher bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher mouthiness comparison:
Tosa Kens have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Tosa-Peis have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Doberman Pinschers have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
The wanderlust potential of the Tosa Ken is strong enough to escape from home.
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Tosa-Peis have average wanderlust potential.
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Doberman Pinschers tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Tosa Kens have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Tosa-Peis have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Their prey drive is low.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Tosa Ken or Tosa-Pei or Doberman Pinscher?
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Tosa Ken breed.
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Tosa-Pei indoors.
Very house-friendly dog the Doberman Pinscher breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Tosa Kens don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Average: Tosa-Peis 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
Which dog can be left alone: Tosa Ken or Tosa-Pei or Doberman Pinscher?
Tosa Kens 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.

Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Tosa Ken or Tosa-Pei or Doberman Pinscher? Which dog is more friendly?
Tosa Kens are not stranger friendly dogs.
Tosa-Peis are not stranger friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Tosa Kens usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Tosa-Peis are generally with other pets.
Doberman Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Tosa Ken or Tosa-Pei or Doberman Pinscher?
Tosa Kens are average friendly dogs towards children.
Tosa-Peis are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Tosa Ken or Tosa-Pei or Doberman Pinscher?
Tosa Kens are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Tosa-Peis are average friendly towards cats.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Tosa Ken or Tosa-Pei or Doberman Pinscher?
Tosa Kens are not dog-friendly.
Tosa-Peis are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher?
No
Tosa Kens are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Tosa-Peis are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Doberman Pinschers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Tosa Ken is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Tosa-Pei is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Doberman Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Tosa Kens are commonly okay with elderly people.
Tosa-Peis are not the best breed for elderly people.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly okay with elderly people.

Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher Health Comparison

Health Issues
Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher health comparison. Which is the healthier: Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher?
Tosa Kens tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
Tosa-Peis are commonly healthy dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher health problems comparison:
Bloat Bloat
Cancer
Cutaneous Mucinosis
Demodectic Mange
Elbow Dysplasia
Entropion
Fever
Glaucoma
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Patellar Luxation
Pyoderma
Seborrhea
Cardiomyopathy
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Von Willebrand's Disease
Wobbler's Syndrome
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Frequent
The Tosa Ken should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Rare
The Tosa-Pei should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Rare
The Doberman Pinscher should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher lifespan comparison. How long do Tosa Ken, Tosa-Pei and Doberman Pinscher breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Tosa Ken: 11 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Tosa-Pei: 11 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Doberman Pinscher: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Tosa Ken or Tosa-Pei or Doberman Pinscher? Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher energy level comparison:
Tosa Kens have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Tosa-Peis have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Tosa Ken or Tosa-Pei or Doberman Pinscher? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Tosa Kens exercise need is minimal.
Tosa-Peis exercise need is minimal.
Doberman Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Tosa Ken or Tosa-Pei or Doberman Pinscher?
Tosa Kens like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Tosa-Peis 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 a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Tosa Ken or Tosa-Pei or Doberman Pinscher?
4 to 7 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 4 to 7 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
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher weight gain potential comparison:
High: The Tosa Ken breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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High: The Tosa-Pei breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Average: The Doberman Pinscher has an average risk for obesity.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Prefers warm weather
Dogs that prefer warm weather conditions are typically breeds that were originally bred in warmer climates.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher?

Medium

The Tosa Ken has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Tosa-Pei has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Tosa Ken is an average drooler.
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The Tosa-Pei drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
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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.
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Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Tosa Ken or Tosa-Pei or Doberman Pinscher? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher?

Not really

Tosa Ken breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Tosa-Pei breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Doberman Pinscher breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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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.
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Yes

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military Dog

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Tosa Ken and Tosa-Pei and Doberman Pinscher have?
6-8 puppies 6-8 puppies 6-10 puppies

Tosa Ken vs Tosa-Pei vs Doberman Pinscher Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Working breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Continental Kennel Club
Foundation Stock Service
Dog Registry of America Inc. 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

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