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Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher vs Argentine Dogo – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher vs Argentine Dogo" Compare Rottweiler and Doberman Pinscher. Which is better: Rottweiler or Doberman Pinscher or Argentine Dogo?
Name Rottweiler Doberman Pinscher Argentine Dogo
OriginsGermany Germany Argentina
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Guard Dogs
Popularity Rank816390
Reviews531
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Other Names Rottie, Rott Dobie, Dobermann, Dobynm, Doberman Argentine Dog, Argentine Mastiff
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section. Not recognized by FCI.
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
United Kennel Club
Colonial Rottweiler Club
Deutscher Rottweiler Klub
International Rottweiler 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
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
National Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Federacion Cinologica Argentina
Backwoods Bulldog Club
Price $1200-$2000 $800-$1000 $2800-$5000

General Appearance - Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher vs Argentine Dogo

Size Large
Giant
Medium Large
Weight Male: 95-130 pounds (43-59 kg), Female: 85-115 pounds (38-52 kg) Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg) Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 112.5 pounds (51 kg), Female: 100 pounds (45 kg) Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg) Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg)
Height Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm)

Hair & Care - Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher vs Argentine Dogo

Coat Dense Fine Fine
Colors Mahogany
Tan
Rust
Black
Blue
Red
Tan
Brown
White
Black
White
Grooming
Effortless: The Rottweiler requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Argentine Dogo doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Rottweilers shed moderately.
Doberman Pinschers shed moderately.
Argentine Dogos shed moderately.

Characteristics - Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher vs Argentine Dogo

Temperament Alert
Fearless
Independent
Loyal
Courageous
Good-natured
Intelligent
Protective
Alert
Fearless
Loyal
Energetic
Intelligent
Obedient
Sociable
Loyal
Protective
Tolerant
Loving
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Rottweiler is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Smart: Argentine Dogo's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Rottweilers are easy to train.
Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
Argentine Dogos are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Rottweilers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Doberman Pinschers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Argentine Dogos, 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.
Argentine Dogos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Rottweilers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Doberman Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Argentine Dogos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Rottweilers need a lot of social interaction.
Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
Argentine Dogos need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low: The Rottweiler barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Argentine Dogo rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Rottweilers are one of the best watchdogs.
Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
Argentine Dogos are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Rottweilers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Argentine Dogos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential High
The Rottweiler has a high chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Argentine Dogo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Rottweilers have an 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.
Argentine Dogos have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Rottweilers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Doberman Pinschers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the Argentine Dogo is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Rottweilers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Doberman Pinschers don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Argentine Dogos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Rottweilers 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.
Argentine Dogos are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Rottweilers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Doberman Pinschers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Argentine Dogos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Rottweilers 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher vs Argentine Dogo

Stranger Friendly
Rottweilers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Argentine Dogos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Rottweilers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Argentine Dogos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Rottweilers are average friendly towards cats.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Argentine Dogos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Rottweilers are not dog-friendly.
Doberman Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Argentine Dogos are not dog-friendly.
Office Friendly No
Rottweiler is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Doberman Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Argentine Dogo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Rottweilers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Argentine Dogos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Rottweilers are generally with other pets.
Doberman Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Argentine Dogos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Rottweilers 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.
Yes
Argentine Dogos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good 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 Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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
Rottweiler breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Doberman Pinscher breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Argentine Dogo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes
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.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher vs Argentine Dogo

Health Issues
The Rottweiler is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
Argentine Dogos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Allergies
Aortic Stenosis
Bloat
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteosarcoma
Panosteitis
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Cardiomyopathy
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Von Willebrand's Disease
Wobbler's Syndrome
Allergies
Cancer
Deafness
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Life Expectancy 8-11 years 10-12 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Rottweilers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Argentine Dogos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Rottweilers have an average exercise need.
Doberman Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
Argentine Dogos need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Rottweilers 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.
Argentine Dogos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 4 to 10 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. 6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Rottweiler breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers warm weather Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Rottweiler has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Argentine Dogo has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Rottweiler 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.
The Argentine Dogo is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Rottweiler vs Doberman Pinscher vs Argentine Dogo

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 8-12 puppies 6-10 puppies 4-8 puppies

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