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Transylvanian Hound vs Doberman Pinscher vs Polish Hunting Dog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Transylvanian Hound vs Doberman Pinscher vs Polish Hunting Dog" Compare Transylvanian Hound and Doberman Pinscher. Which is better: Transylvanian Hound or Doberman Pinscher or Polish Hunting Dog?
Name Transylvanian Hound Doberman Pinscher Polish Hunting Dog
OriginsHungary Germany Poland
Group Hunting Dogs Working Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank24416200
Reviews031
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Other Names Erdélyi kopó, Hungarian Hound, Transylvanian Scent Hound Dobie, Dobermann, Dobynm, Doberman Polish Scenthound, Gończy Polski
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Breed Recognition Dog Registry of America Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
United Kennel Club
Foundation Stock Service
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
No set
Price $600-$800 $800-$1000 $600-$800

General Appearance - Transylvanian Hound vs Doberman Pinscher vs Polish Hunting Dog

Size Medium Medium Large
Weight Male: 50-60 pounds (23-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg) Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg) Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg), Female: 44-57 pounds (20-26 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 55 pounds (25 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg) Male: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg), Female: 50.5 pounds (23 kg)
Height Male: 22–26 inches (55–66 cm), Female: 20–24 inches (50–61 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) Male: 22–26 inches (55–66 cm), Female: 20–24 inches (50–61 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 24 inches (57 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm) Male: 22–26 inches (55–66 cm), Female: 20–24 inches (50–61 cm)

Hair & Care - Transylvanian Hound vs Doberman Pinscher vs Polish Hunting Dog

Coat Dense
Shiny
Smooth
Straight
Coarse
Flat
Short
Fine Waterproof
Colors Brown
Tan
Tricolor
Black
Blue
Red
Tan
Brown
White
Black
Tan
Black
Grooming
Average: The Transylvanian Hound requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Polish Hunting Dog requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Transylvanian Hounds shed moderately.
Doberman Pinschers shed moderately.
Polish Hunting Dogs shed moderately.

Characteristics - Transylvanian Hound vs Doberman Pinscher vs Polish Hunting Dog

Temperament Courageous
Loyal
Territorial
Good natured
Protective
Independent
Enduring
Quiet
Determined
Lively
Alert
Fearless
Loyal
Energetic
Intelligent
Obedient
Brave
Gentle
Stable
Courageous
Intelligent
Trainable
Docile
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Transylvanian Hound's has great intelligence.
Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Very smart: Polish Hunting Dog is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Transylvanian Hounds are easy to train.
Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
Polish Hunting Dogs are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Transylvanian Hound is a playful breed.
Doberman Pinschers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Polish Hunting Dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
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.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Transylvanian Hounds are highly affectionate dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Polish Hunting Dogs are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Transylvanian Hounds are a social breed.
Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
Polish Hunting Dogs need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Transylvanian Hound barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
Average to high: The Polish Hunting Dog is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Transylvanian Hounds are one of the best watchdogs.
Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
Polish Hunting Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Transylvanian Hounds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Polish Hunting Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Transylvanian Hound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Polish Hunting Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Transylvanian Hounds have a higher than 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.
Polish Hunting Dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Transylvanian Hound is strong enough to escape from home.
Doberman Pinschers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Polish Hunting Dogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Transylvanian Hounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Doberman Pinschers don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Polish Hunting Dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Transylvanian Hounds are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Doberman Pinschers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Polish Hunting Dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Transylvanian Hounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Doberman Pinschers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Polish Hunting Dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Transylvanian Hounds 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.
Fighting 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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Transylvanian Hound vs Doberman Pinscher vs Polish Hunting Dog

Stranger Friendly
Transylvanian Hounds are stranger friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Polish Hunting Dogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Transylvanian Hounds are average friendly dogs towards children.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Polish Hunting Dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Transylvanian Hounds are average friendly towards cats.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Polish Hunting Dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Transylvanian Hounds are dog-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Polish Hunting Dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Transylvanian Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Doberman Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Polish Hunting Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Transylvanian Hounds are commonly okay with elderly people.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Polish Hunting Dogs are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Transylvanian Hounds are generally with other pets.
Doberman Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Polish Hunting Dogs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Transylvanian Hounds 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.
No
Polish Hunting Dogs 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 Not really
Transylvanian Hound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Doberman Pinscher breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Polish Hunting Dog 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.
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.

Health Factors - Transylvanian Hound vs Doberman Pinscher vs Polish Hunting Dog

Health Issues
Very healthy dog breed.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Cardiomyopathy
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Von Willebrand's Disease
Wobbler's Syndrome
No set
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-12 years 10-13 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Transylvanian Hounds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Polish Hunting Dogs are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Transylvanian Hounds need quite a lot of exercise.
Doberman Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
Polish Hunting Dogs need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Transylvanian Hounds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Doberman Pinschers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Polish Hunting Dogs don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 2 to 2.5 cup 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. 2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers warm weather Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Transylvanian Hound has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Polish Hunting Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Transylvanian Hound is an average drooler.
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.
The Polish Hunting Dog is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Transylvanian Hound vs Doberman Pinscher vs Polish Hunting Dog

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 4-6 puppies 6-10 puppies 4-8 puppies

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