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Weimaraner vs Doberman Pinscher Comparison – Which dog is better Weimaraner Vorstehhund or Dobie?

"Find similarities and differences between Weimaraner vs Doberman Pinscher" Compare Weimaraner and Doberman Pinscher. Which is better: Weimaraner or Doberman Pinscher?
Name Weimaraner Doberman Pinscher
OriginsGermany Germany
Group Gun Dog Working Dogs
Popularity Rank3416
Reviews18
User Ratings

Other Names Weimaraner Vorstehhund, Weim, Grey Ghost Dobie, Dobermann, Dobynm, Doberman
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1943 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs 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 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
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 $1500-$2000 $800-$1000

Weimaraner vs Doberman Pinscher General Appearance Comparison

Size Large Medium
Weight Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg), Female: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg) Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg) Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg)
Height Male: 24-24 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 24 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Weimaraner vs Doberman Pinscher Hair & Care Comparison

Coat Fine Fine
Colors Blue
Silver
Gray
Blue
Red
Tan
Brown
White
Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Weimaraner requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Weimaraners shed moderately.
Doberman Pinschers shed moderately.

Weimaraner vs Doberman Pinscher Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Alert
Energetic
Intelligent
Steady
Social
Aloof
Fast
Powerful
Stubborn
Alert
Fearless
Loyal
Energetic
Intelligent
Obedient
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Weimaraner is an excellent dog breed.
Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Weimaraners are easy to train.
Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Weimaraner is a highly playful breed.
Doberman Pinschers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Weimaraners 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
Weimaraners 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
Weimaraners need a lot of social interaction.
Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average to high: The Weimaraner is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Weimaraners are average watchdogs.
Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Weimaraners are average defenders.
Doberman Pinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Weimaraner has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Weimaraners have a strong 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
Weimaraners 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
Weimaraners have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Doberman Pinschers don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
Weimaraners are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Weimaraners 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
Weimaraners tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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.

Weimaraner vs Doberman Pinscher Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Weimaraners are stranger friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Weimaraners are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Weimaraners are cat-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Weimaraners are dog-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Weimaraner is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Doberman Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Weimaraners are not the best breed for elderly people.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Weimaraners are usually friendly towards other pets.
Doberman Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Weimaraners 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.
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.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Yes
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
Weimaraner 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.

Weimaraner vs Doberman Pinscher Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Weimaraners tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Bloat
Distichiasis
Drug Sensitivity
Ectropion
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Von Willebrand's Disease
Cardiomyopathy
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Von Willebrand's Disease
Wobbler's Syndrome
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Weimaraners are high energy dogs.
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Weimaraners need a lot of exercises.
Doberman Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Weimaraners don't need too much sleep.
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 2.5 to 3 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
Low to Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness Medium
The Weimaraner has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Weimaraner 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 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.

Weimaraner vs Doberman Pinscher Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 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.
Litter Size 6-8 puppies 6-10 puppies

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Reviews

  • Carrie Owens

    Apr 21, 2020, 5:40:15 PM:

    I’ve had Dobermans all my life and the generalization of dobies in this is incredibly misleading.

  • human 12345

    Apr 7, 2021, 6:06:42 PM:

    Thanks a lot, it helped me!!!!!!!!