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Catahoula Leopard Dog vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Boxer – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Catahoula Leopard Dog vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Boxer" Compare Catahoula Leopard Dog and German Shorthaired Pointer. Which is better: Catahoula Leopard Dog or German Shorthaired Pointer or Boxer?
Name Catahoula Leopard Dog German Shorthaired Pointer Boxer
OriginsUnited States Germany Germany
Group Working Dogs Gun Dog Working Dogs
Popularity Rank3931011
Reviews221
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Other Names Catahoula Hog Dog, Catahoula Cur, Catahoula Hound Deutsch Kurzhaar, Kurzhaar, GSP, DK, Deutscher Kurzhaariger Vorstehhund German Boxer, Deutscher Boxer
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. 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 Molossian type section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. United Kennel Club Animal Research Foundation American Rare Breed Association Foundation Stock Service American Kennel Club Canadian Kennel Club Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain Australian National Kennel Council 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 National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry
Price $300-$500 $600-$800 $600-$1200

General Appearance - Catahoula Leopard Dog vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Boxer

Size Large Medium Large Medium Medium
Weight 55-80 pounds (16-37 kg) Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg) Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg)
Avg. Weight 67.5 pounds (26.5 kg) Male: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg) Male: 65 pounds (29.5 kg), Female: 59 pounds (26.5 kg)
Height Male: 22-26 inches (56-58 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm) Male: 23-25 inches (59-64 cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm) Male: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 24 inches (57 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm) Male: 24 inches (61.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm) Male: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm)

Hair & Care - Catahoula Leopard Dog vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Boxer

Coat Smooth Dense Waterproof
Colors Blue Brown Red Tricolor Tan Brindle Gray Silver Black Roan Liver White Black Brindle White Fawn
Grooming
Effortless: The Catahoula Leopard Dog requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The German Shorthaired Pointer requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Boxer requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are low shedders.
German Shorthaired Pointers shed moderately.
Boxers shed moderately.

Characteristics - Catahoula Leopard Dog vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Boxer

Temperament Alert Energetic Independent Loving Protective Courageous Gentle Intelligent Loyal Affectionate Bold Intelligent Boisterous Cooperative Trainable Brave Confident Fearless Intelligent Playful Bright Energetic Friendly Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Average: Catahoula Leopard Dog's has average obedience intelligence.
Very smart: German Shorthaired Pointer is an excellent dog breed.
Average: Boxer's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are quite easy to train.
German Shorthaired Pointers are very easy to train.
Boxers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Catahoula Leopard Dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a highly playful breed.
The Boxer is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are highly affectionate dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are highly affectionate dogs.
Boxers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Catahoula Leopard Dogs need for social interaction is average.
German Shorthaired Pointers need for social interaction is average.
Boxers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low to Average: The Catahoula Leopard Dog rarely barks.
Average: The German Shorthaired Pointer barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Boxer rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are average watchdogs.
Boxers are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are average defenders.
Boxers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Catahoula Leopard Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The German Shorthaired Pointer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Boxer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Catahoula Leopard Dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
German Shorthaired Pointers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Boxers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Catahoula Leopard Dogs have average wanderlust potential.
German Shorthaired Pointers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Boxers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Catahoula Leopard Dogs don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
German Shorthaired Pointers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Boxers 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.
Apartment Friendly
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Boxers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Catahoula Leopard Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
German Shorthaired Pointers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Boxers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
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.
Boxers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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 - Catahoula Leopard Dog vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Boxer

Stranger Friendly
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are average friendly towards strangers.
Boxers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are kid-friendly dogs.
Boxers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
German Shorthaired Pointers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Boxers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are dog-friendly dogs.
Boxers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Catahoula Leopard Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
German Shorthaired Pointer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Boxer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
German Shorthaired Pointers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Boxers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are generally with other pets.
German Shorthaired Pointers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Boxers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
German Shorthaired Pointers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Boxers 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.
Yes
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.
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
Catahoula Leopard Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
German Shorthaired Pointer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Boxer 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.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Catahoula Leopard Dog vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Boxer

Health Issues
The Catahoula Leopard Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
German Shorthaired Pointers are commonly healthy dogs.
The Boxer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Bloat Deafness Hip Dysplasia Gastric Torsion Hypothyroidism Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) Osteochondrosis Dissecans Von Willebrand's Disease Entropion Pannus Lymphedema Cardiomyopathy Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Allergies Aortic Stenosis Bloat Boxer Cardiomyopathy Cancer Corneal Dystrophy Deafness Demodectic Mange Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism
Life Expectancy 11-13 years 12-14 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Catahoula Leopard Dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
German Shorthaired Pointers are high energy dogs.
Boxers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Catahoula Leopard Dogs need a lot of exercises.
German Shorthaired Pointers need a lot of exercises.
Boxers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
German Shorthaired Pointers don't need too much sleep.
Boxers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Catahoula Leopard Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The German Shorthaired Pointer has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Boxer has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Catahoula Leopard Dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Boxer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Catahoula Leopard Dog vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Boxer

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 7-12 puppies 2-10 puppies, average 6

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