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American Foxhound vs Vizsla vs Doberman Pinscher – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between American Foxhound vs Vizsla vs Doberman Pinscher" Compare American Foxhound and Vizsla. Which is better: American Foxhound or Vizsla or Doberman Pinscher?
Name American Foxhound Vizsla Doberman Pinscher
OriginsUnited States Hungary Germany
Group Hunting Dogs Gun Dog Working Dogs
Popularity Rank1873016
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Other Names Foxhound Hungarian Vizsla, Magyar Vizsla, Hungarian Pointer, Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer, Rövidszőrű Magyar Vizsla Dobie, Dobermann, Dobynm, Doberman
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1960 as a Sporting 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 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 No set 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 $400-$600 $800-$1200 $800-$1000

General Appearance - American Foxhound vs Vizsla vs Doberman Pinscher

Size Large Large Medium
Weight 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg) Male: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg) Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg)
Avg. Weight 70 pounds (31.5 kg) Male: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg)
Height 21-25 inches (53-64 cm) Male: 22-26 inches (56-66 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Avg. Height 23 inches (58.5 cm) Male: 24 inches (61 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Hair & Care - American Foxhound vs Vizsla vs Doberman Pinscher

Coat Rough Fine Dense Hard Coarse Short No Undercoat Fine
Colors White Tan Brown Red Blue Black Golden Rust Russet Gold Dark Sandy Gold Blue Red Tan Brown White Black
Grooming
Effortless: The American Foxhound requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Vizsla requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
American Foxhounds shed none to minimal.
Vizslas shed moderately.
Doberman Pinschers shed moderately.

Characteristics - American Foxhound vs Vizsla vs Doberman Pinscher

Temperament Independent Kind Loyal Intelligent Loving Sweet Tempered Affectionate Energetic Intelligent Protective Cheerful Gentle Playful Quiet Easygoing Companionable Lively Friendly Evenly Tempered Trainable Willing Alert Fearless Loyal Energetic Intelligent Obedient
Intelligent Rank
Average: American Foxhound's has average obedience intelligence.
Very smart: Vizsla is an excellent dog breed.
Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
American Foxhounds are easy to train.
Vizslas are easy to train.
Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The American Foxhound is a highly playful breed.
The Vizsla is a highly playful breed.
Doberman Pinschers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
American Foxhounds are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Vizslas 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
American Foxhounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Vizslas 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
American Foxhounds are a social breed.
Vizslas are a social breed.
Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
High: The American Foxhound is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Vizsla barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
American Foxhounds are not the best watchdogs.
Vizslas are average watchdogs.
Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
American Foxhounds can't provide protection for their territory.
Vizslas are average defenders.
Doberman Pinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The American Foxhound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Vizsla has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
American Foxhounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Vizslas 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.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
American Foxhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Vizslas 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
American Foxhounds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Vizslas have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Doberman Pinschers don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
American Foxhounds are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Vizslas are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Doberman Pinschers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
American Foxhounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Vizslas 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
American Foxhounds 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.
Vizslas 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 - American Foxhound vs Vizsla vs Doberman Pinscher

Stranger Friendly
American Foxhounds are average friendly towards strangers.
Vizslas are average friendly towards strangers.
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
American Foxhounds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Vizslas are kid-friendly dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
American Foxhounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Vizslas are average friendly towards cats.
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
American Foxhounds are very dog-friendly dogs.
Vizslas are average friendly towards other dogs.
Doberman Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly Yes
American Foxhound is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Vizsla is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Doberman Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
American Foxhounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Vizslas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
American Foxhounds usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Vizslas are generally with other pets.
Doberman Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
American Foxhounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Vizslas 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.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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
American Foxhound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Vizsla breed usually likes 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 - American Foxhound vs Vizsla vs Doberman Pinscher

Health Issues
American Foxhounds tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
The Vizsla 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 No set Cancer Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Sebaceous Adenitis Cardiomyopathy Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Von Willebrand's Disease Wobbler's Syndrome
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-14 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
American Foxhounds are high energy dogs.
Vizslas are high energy dogs.
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
American Foxhounds need a lot of exercises.
Vizslas need a lot of exercises.
Doberman Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
American Foxhounds don't need too much sleep.
Vizslas 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 to 3 cups of a high-quality dog food a day. 2 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
High: The American Foxhound breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Low to Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The American Foxhound can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness Medium
The American Foxhound has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Vizsla has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The American Foxhound is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Vizsla 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 - American Foxhound vs Vizsla 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 5-7 puppies 6-8 puppies 6-10 puppies

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