Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher Comparison - Dog breed selector: Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla or Lab or Doberman? Find the right dog for you

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Name Wirehaired Vizsla Labrador Retriever Doberman Pinscher
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla
Drótszőrű magyar vizsla
Lab
Labrador
Doberman
Dobermann
Dobynm
Dobie
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Wirehaired Vizsla or Labrador Retriever or Doberman Pinscher? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1000 $1000-$2000 $800-$1000
Availability
Which is easier to get, Wirehaired Vizsla or Labrador Retriever or Doberman Pinscher?
Frequent: The Wirehaired Vizsla is easier than average to get.
Very frequent: The Labrador Retriever is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Doberman Pinscher is quite easy to get.

Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Wirehaired Vizsla or Labrador Retriever or Doberman Pinscher? Which is the smallest dog, Wirehaired Vizsla or Labrador Retriever or Doberman Pinscher?
Medium Large Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Wirehaired Vizsla or Labrador Retriever or Labrador Retriever? Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher weight comparison:
Male: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg) Male: 60-75 pounds (27-34kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 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: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg) Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Wirehaired Vizsla or Labrador Retriever or Doberman Pinscher? Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher height comparison:
Male: 23-25 inches (57-64 cm), Female: 21-23.5 inches (53-60 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 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: 24 inches (60.5 cm), Female: 21-23.5 inches (56.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher coat comparison:
Wiry Dense
Waterproof
Hard
Short
Fine
Colors
What are the original Wirehaired Vizsla, Labrador Retriever and Doberman Pinscher color?
Golden
Reddish-Brown
Russet
Yellow
Chocolate
Black
Blue
Red
Tan
Brown
White
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Wirehaired Vizsla or Labrador Retriever or Doberman Pinscher? Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher grooming comparison:
Easy to groom: The Wirehaired Vizsla doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Effortless: The Labrador Retriever requires minimal 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 Wirehaired Vizsla or Labrador Retriever or Doberman Pinscher? Wirehaired Vizsla or Labrador Retriever or {name3 shedding:
Wirehaired Vizslas shed none to minimal.
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Labrador Retrievers shed moderately.
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Doberman Pinschers shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Wirehaired Vizsla or Labrador Retriever or Doberman Pinscher?
8-12 weeks
Very rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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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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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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Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Wirehaired Vizsla or Labrador Retriever or Doberman Pinscher? Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher behavior/temperament comparison:
Friendly
Intelligent
Going
Loving
Loyal
Protective
Affectionate
Cheerful
Friendly
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Energetic
Gentle
Loving
Going
Responsive
Alert
Fearless
Loyal
Energetic
Intelligent
Obedient
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher intelligence:
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
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Outstanding: Labrador Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Trainability
Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher trainability comparison.
Wirehaired Vizslas are easy to train.
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Labrador Retrievers are very easy to train.
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Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
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Playfulness
Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher playfulness comparison:
The Wirehaired Vizsla is a playful breed.
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The Labrador Retriever is a highly playful breed.
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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?
Sensitive: Wirehaired Vizslas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Sensitive: Labrador Retrievers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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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: Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher?
High: Wirehaired Vizslas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Slightly Below Average: Labrador Retrievers may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
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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
Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher social needs comparison:
Wirehaired Vizslas are kinda antisocial.
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Labrador Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
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Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher?
Low: The Wirehaired Vizsla barks none to minimal.
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Average: The Labrador Retriever barks occasionally.
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Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Wirehaired Vizsla or Labrador Retriever or Doberman Pinscher?
Wirehaired Vizslas are good watchdogs.
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Labrador Retrievers are average 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 Wirehaired Vizsla or Labrador Retriever or Doberman Pinscher? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Wirehaired Vizslas strongly protect their territory.
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Labrador Retrievers are average defenders.
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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 Wirehaired Vizsla has a low chance of biting somebody.

Moderate

The Labrador Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.

Moderate

The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Wirehaired Vizsla or Labrador Retriever or Doberman Pinscher?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Wirehaired Vizsla bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Labrador Retriever bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Doberman Pinscher bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher mouthiness comparison:
Wirehaired Vizslas have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Labrador Retrievers 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?
Wirehaired Vizslas have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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Labrador Retrievers 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?
Wirehaired Vizslas have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Labrador Retrievers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Their prey drive is low.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Wirehaired Vizsla or Labrador Retriever or Doberman Pinscher?
It is not recommended to keep the Wirehaired Vizsla breed in the home.
It is not recommended to keep the Labrador Retriever breed in the home.
Very house-friendly dog the Doberman Pinscher breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Wirehaired Vizslas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Labrador Retrievers 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
Which dog can be left alone: Wirehaired Vizsla or Labrador Retriever or Doberman Pinscher?
Wirehaired Vizslas handle alone time quite well.
Labrador Retrievers 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.

Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Wirehaired Vizsla or Labrador Retriever or Doberman Pinscher? Which dog is more friendly?
Wirehaired Vizslas are stranger-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Wirehaired Vizslas are generally with other pets.
Labrador Retrievers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Doberman Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Wirehaired Vizsla or Labrador Retriever or Doberman Pinscher?
Wirehaired Vizslas are kid-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Wirehaired Vizsla or Labrador Retriever or Doberman Pinscher?
Wirehaired Vizslas are average friendly towards cats.
Labrador Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Wirehaired Vizsla or Labrador Retriever or Doberman Pinscher?
Wirehaired Vizslas are dog-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very 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: Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher?
Yes
Wirehaired Vizslas are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Labrador Retrievers 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
Wirehaired Vizsla is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Labrador Retriever 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?
Wirehaired Vizslas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Labrador Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly okay with elderly people.

Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher Health Comparison

Health Issues
Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher health comparison. Which is the healthier: Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher?
The Wirehaired Vizsla is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Labrador Retriever is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher health problems comparison:
Addison's Disease
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Cancer
Cushing's Syndrome
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Eye Infections
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Kidney Issues
Skin Allergies
Acute Moist Dermatitis
Bloat
Cataracts
Cold Tail
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Myopathy
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
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?
Average
The Wirehaired Vizsla should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Labrador Retriever should have a complete physical check-up at least 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
Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher lifespan comparison. How long do Wirehaired Vizsla, Labrador Retriever and Doberman Pinscher breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Wirehaired Vizsla: 13 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Labrador Retriever: 11 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Doberman Pinscher: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Wirehaired Vizsla or Labrador Retriever or Doberman Pinscher? Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher energy level comparison:
Wirehaired Vizslas are high-energy dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are high-energy dogs.
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Wirehaired Vizsla or Labrador Retriever or Doberman Pinscher? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Wirehaired Vizslas need quite a lot of exercise.
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Doberman Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Wirehaired Vizsla or Labrador Retriever or Doberman Pinscher?
Wirehaired Vizslas don't need too much sleep.
Labrador Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
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: Wirehaired Vizsla or Labrador Retriever or Doberman Pinscher?
2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 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 / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher weight gain potential comparison:
Average: The Wirehaired Vizsla has an average risk for obesity.
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High: The Labrador Retriever 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: Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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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, Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher?

Medium

The Wirehaired Vizsla has an average chance of bad smell.

High 🔼

The Labrador Retriever has a high 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 Wirehaired Vizsla is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Labrador Retriever is an average drooler.
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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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Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever 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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Yes

This breed makes good 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: Wirehaired Vizsla or Labrador Retriever or Doberman Pinscher? Which is better for autism?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect 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.

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.

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.

Yes

This breed would make an excellent 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: Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher?

Yes

Wirehaired Vizsla breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Yes

Labrador Retriever breed usually likes 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?

Not really

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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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

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 dogs.

Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever 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 Wirehaired Vizsla and Labrador Retriever and Doberman Pinscher have?
6-10 puppies 5-10 puppies 6-10 puppies

Wirehaired Vizsla vs Labrador Retriever vs Doberman Pinscher Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2014 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Working breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers 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
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Rare Breed Association
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
Canadian Canine Registry
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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