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

"Find similarities and differences between Transylvanian Hound vs Miniature Pinscher vs Doberman Pinscher" Compare Transylvanian Hound and Miniature Pinscher. Which is better: Transylvanian Hound or Miniature Pinscher or Doberman Pinscher?
Name Transylvanian Hound Miniature Pinscher Doberman Pinscher
OriginsHungary Germany Germany
Group Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank2447116
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Other Names Erdélyi kopó, Hungarian Hound, Transylvanian Scent Hound Min Pin, King Of The Toys, Reh Pinscher, Zwergpinsc Dobie, Dobermann, Dobynm, Doberman
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1925 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Working breed.
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 Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type 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 National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel 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 New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry
Price $600-$800 $400-$600 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Transylvanian Hound vs Miniature Pinscher vs Doberman Pinscher

Size Medium Small Medium
Weight Male: 50-60 pounds (23-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg) Male: 8-10 pounds (4-5 kg), Female: 8-9 pounds (about 4 kg) Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 55 pounds (25 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) Male: 9 pounds (4.5 kg), Female: 8.5 pounds (about 4 kg) Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg)
Height Male: 22–26 inches (55–66 cm), Female: 20–24 inches (50–61 cm) Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 10-11 inches (25-28 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 24 inches (57 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm) Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Transylvanian Hound vs Miniature Pinscher vs Doberman Pinscher

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

Characteristics - Transylvanian Hound vs Miniature Pinscher vs Doberman Pinscher

Temperament Courageous Loyal Territorial Good natured Protective Independent Enduring Quiet Determined Lively Clever Friendly Playful Intelligent Energetic Outgoing Responsive Alert Fearless Loyal Energetic Intelligent Obedient
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Transylvanian Hound's has great intelligence.
Smart: Miniature Pinscher's has great intelligence.
Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Transylvanian Hounds are easy to train.
Miniature Pinschers are quite easy to train.
Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Transylvanian Hound is a playful breed.
The Miniature Pinscher is a highly playful breed.
Doberman Pinschers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Miniature Pinschers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Doberman Pinschers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Transylvanian Hounds are highly affectionate dogs.
Miniature Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Doberman Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Transylvanian Hounds are a social breed.
Miniature Pinschers are a social breed.
Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Transylvanian Hound barks occasionally.
High: The Miniature Pinscher is a very vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Transylvanian Hounds are one of the best watchdogs.
Miniature Pinschers are average watchdogs.
Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Transylvanian Hounds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Miniature Pinschers strongly protect their territory.
Doberman Pinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Transylvanian Hound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Miniature Pinscher has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Transylvanian Hounds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Miniature Pinschers have lower 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.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Transylvanian Hound is strong enough to escape from home.
Miniature Pinschers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Doberman Pinschers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Transylvanian Hounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Miniature Pinschers 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.
Doberman Pinschers don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
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.
Miniature Pinschers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Transylvanian Hounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Miniature Pinschers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Doberman Pinschers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all 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.
Miniature Pinschers 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 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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Transylvanian Hound vs Miniature Pinscher vs Doberman Pinscher

Stranger Friendly
Transylvanian Hounds are stranger friendly dogs.
Miniature Pinschers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Transylvanian Hounds are average friendly dogs towards children.
Miniature Pinschers are kid-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Transylvanian Hounds are average friendly towards cats.
Miniature Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Transylvanian Hounds are dog-friendly dogs.
Miniature Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Transylvanian Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Miniature Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Doberman Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Transylvanian Hounds are commonly okay with elderly people.
Miniature Pinschers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Transylvanian Hounds are generally with other pets.
Miniature Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Doberman Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Transylvanian Hounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Miniature Pinschers 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.
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
Miniature Pinscher breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Doberman Pinscher 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 Miniature Pinscher vs Doberman Pinscher

Health Issues
Nagyon egészséges kutyafajta Transylvanian Hound.
Miniature Pinschers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Elbow Dysplasia Hip Dysplasia Epilepsy Hypothyroidism Legg-perthes Disease Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Cardiomyopathy Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Von Willebrand's Disease Wobbler's Syndrome
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-15 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Transylvanian Hounds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Miniature Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Transylvanian Hounds need quite a lot of exercise.
Miniature Pinschers exercise need is minimal.
Doberman Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Transylvanian Hounds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Miniature Pinschers 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.
Avg. daily food consumption 2 to 2.5 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1/2 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.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
High: The Miniature Pinscher breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers warm weather Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness Low
The Transylvanian Hound has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Miniature Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Transylvanian Hound is an average drooler.
The Miniature Pinscher is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
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.

Reproducibility - Transylvanian Hound vs Miniature Pinscher vs Doberman Pinscher

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 2-5 puppies 6-10 puppies

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