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Name Rhodesian Ridgeback Berger Blanc Suisse Belgian Malinois
OriginsZimbabwe flagZimbabwe Switzerland flagSwitzerland Belgium flagBelgium
Group Hunting Dogs Pastoral / Herding Dogs Pastoral / Herding Dogs
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
African Lion Hound
African Lion Dog
Pastore Svizzero Bianco
Weisser Schweizer Schäferhund
White Swiss Shepherd Dog
Malinois
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Rhodesian Ridgeback or Berger Blanc Suisse or Belgian Malinois? Which is more expensive?
$900-$1200 $2500-$3000 $1200-$1400
Availability
Which is easier to get, Rhodesian Ridgeback or Berger Blanc Suisse or Belgian Malinois?
Very frequent: The Rhodesian Ridgeback is quite easy to get.
Average: The Berger Blanc Suisse is a commonly available dog breed.
Very frequent: The Belgian Malinois is quite easy to get.

Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Rhodesian Ridgeback or Berger Blanc Suisse or Belgian Malinois? Which is the smallest dog, Rhodesian Ridgeback or Berger Blanc Suisse or Belgian Malinois?
Large Large Large
Weight
Which is heavier, Rhodesian Ridgeback or Berger Blanc Suisse or Berger Blanc Suisse? Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois weight comparison:
Male: 80-90 pounds (36-41 kg), Female: 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg) Male: 66–88 lbs (30–40 kg), Female: 55–77 lbs (25–35 kg) Male: 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg), Female: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 85 pounds (38.5 kg), Female: 70 pounds (31.5 kg) Male: 77 lbs (35 kg), Female: 66 lbs (30 kg) Male: 70 pounds (31.5 kg), Female: 65 pounds (29.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Rhodesian Ridgeback or Berger Blanc Suisse or Belgian Malinois? Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois height comparison:
Male: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) Male: 24–26 inch (60–66 cm), Female: 22–24 inch (55–61 cm) Male: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 26 inches (66 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm) Male: 25 inch (63 cm), Female: 23 inch (58 cm) Male: 25 inches (63.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm)

Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois coat comparison:
Dense Dense
Straight
Weather-resistant
Straight
Colors
What are the original Rhodesian Ridgeback, Berger Blanc Suisse and Belgian Malinois color?
Golden
Red
White
Gray
Wheaten
White Brindle
Cream
Fawn
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Rhodesian Ridgeback or Berger Blanc Suisse or Belgian Malinois? Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois grooming comparison:
Effortless: The Rhodesian Ridgeback requires minimal grooming.
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Average: The Berger Blanc Suisse requires average grooming effort.
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Average: The Belgian Malinois requires average grooming effort.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Rhodesian Ridgeback or Berger Blanc Suisse or Belgian Malinois? Rhodesian Ridgeback or Berger Blanc Suisse or {name3 shedding:
Rhodesian Ridgebacks shed none to minimal.
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Berger Blanc Suisses are heavy shedders.
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Belgian Malinoiss shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Rhodesian Ridgeback or Berger Blanc Suisse or Belgian Malinois?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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8-12 weeks
Very rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Rhodesian Ridgeback or Berger Blanc Suisse or Belgian Malinois? Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois behavior/temperament comparison:
Dignified
Loyal
Sensitive
Intelligent
Mischievous
Strong
Willed
Easygoing
Gentle
Patient
Strong
Active
Intelligent
Active
Alert
Confident
Friendly
Hard working
Protective
Stubborn
Watchful
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois intelligence:
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Smart: Berger Blanc Suisse's has great intelligence.
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Very smart: Belgian Malinois is an excellent dog breed.
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Trainability
Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois trainability comparison.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are quite easy to train.
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Berger Blanc Suisses are easy to train.
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Belgian Malinoiss are very easy to train.
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Playfulness
Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois playfulness comparison:
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a playful breed.
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The Berger Blanc Suisse is a playful breed.
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The Belgian Malinois is a highly playful breed.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois?
High: Rhodesian Ridgebacks are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Berger Blanc Suisses are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Slightly Below Average: Belgian Malinoiss may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
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Social Needs
Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois social needs comparison:
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are a social breed.
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Berger Blanc Suisses need a lot of social interaction.
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Belgian Malinoiss are a social breed.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois?
Low to Average: The Rhodesian Ridgeback rarely barks.
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Average to High: The Berger Blanc Suisse is a vocal breed.
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Average to High: The Belgian Malinois is a vocal breed.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Rhodesian Ridgeback or Berger Blanc Suisse or Belgian Malinois?
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are average watchdogs.
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Berger Blanc Suisses are good watchdogs.
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Belgian Malinoiss are one of the best watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Rhodesian Ridgeback or Berger Blanc Suisse or Belgian Malinois? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Rhodesian Ridgebacks strongly protect their territory.
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Berger Blanc Suisses strongly protect their territory.
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Belgian Malinoiss strongly protect their territory.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Rhodesian Ridgeback has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Berger Blanc Suisse has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Belgian Malinois has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Rhodesian Ridgeback or Berger Blanc Suisse or Belgian Malinois?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Rhodesian Ridgeback bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Berger Blanc Suisse bite force: Ordinary.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Belgian Malinois bite force: Weak.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois mouthiness comparison:
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Berger Blanc Suisses have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Belgian Malinoiss have an 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?
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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Berger Blanc Suisses have average wanderlust potential.
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The wanderlust potential of the Belgian Malinois is strong enough to escape from home.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Their prey drive is low.
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Belgian Malinoiss 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.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Rhodesian Ridgeback or Berger Blanc Suisse or Belgian Malinois?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Rhodesian Ridgeback indoors.
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Berger Blanc Suisse breed.
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Belgian Malinois indoors.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Rhodesian Ridgebacks adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Berger Blanc Suisses adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Belgian Malinoiss adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Rhodesian Ridgeback or Berger Blanc Suisse or Belgian Malinois?
Rhodesian Ridgebacks 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.
Berger Blanc Suisses tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Belgian Malinoiss 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.

Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Rhodesian Ridgeback or Berger Blanc Suisse or Belgian Malinois? Which dog is more friendly?
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Berger Blanc Suisses are stranger-friendly dogs.
Belgian Malinoiss are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Rhodesian Ridgebacks usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Berger Blanc Suisses are usually friendly towards other pets.
Belgian Malinoiss are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Rhodesian Ridgeback or Berger Blanc Suisse or Belgian Malinois?
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are very kid-friendly dogs.
Berger Blanc Suisses are very kid-friendly dogs.
Belgian Malinoiss are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Rhodesian Ridgeback or Berger Blanc Suisse or Belgian Malinois?
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Berger Blanc Suisses are cat-friendly dogs.
Belgian Malinoiss are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Rhodesian Ridgeback or Berger Blanc Suisse or Belgian Malinois?
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Berger Blanc Suisses are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Belgian Malinoiss are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois?
Yes
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Berger Blanc Suisses are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Belgian Malinoiss are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Rhodesian Ridgeback is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Berger Blanc Suisse is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Belgian Malinois is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Berger Blanc Suisses are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Belgian Malinoiss are usually recommended for elderly people.

Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois Health Comparison

Health Issues
Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois health comparison. Which is the healthier: Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois?
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Berger Blanc Suisses tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Belgian Malinois is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois health problems comparison:
Dermoid Sinus
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Allergies
Bloat
Joint Dysplasia
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Eye Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Rhodesian Ridgeback should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Frequent
The Berger Blanc Suisse should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Average
The Belgian Malinois should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois lifespan comparison. How long do Rhodesian Ridgeback, Berger Blanc Suisse and Belgian Malinois breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Rhodesian Ridgeback: 11 years
11-13 years
The average lifespan of Berger Blanc Suisse: 12 years
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Belgian Malinois: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Rhodesian Ridgeback or Berger Blanc Suisse or Belgian Malinois? Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois energy level comparison:
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Berger Blanc Suisses are high-energy dogs.
Belgian Malinoiss are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Rhodesian Ridgeback or Berger Blanc Suisse or Belgian Malinois? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Rhodesian Ridgebacks need quite a lot of exercise.
Berger Blanc Suisses need a lot of exercises.
Belgian Malinoiss need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Rhodesian Ridgeback or Berger Blanc Suisse or Belgian Malinois?
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Berger Blanc Suisses are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Belgian Malinoiss don't need too much sleep.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Rhodesian Ridgeback or Berger Blanc Suisse or Belgian Malinois?
Recommended daily amount: 2 3/4 to 4 3/8 cups of a high-quality daily, divided into two meals. 2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 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? Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois weight gain potential comparison:
Average: The Rhodesian Ridgeback has an average risk for obesity.
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Average: The Berger Blanc Suisse has an average risk for obesity.
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Low to Average: The Belgian Malinois has a low to the average risk for obesity.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois?
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 average to cold weather conditions
The Berger Blanc Suisse can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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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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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois?

Medium

The Rhodesian Ridgeback has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Berger Blanc Suisse has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Belgian Malinois has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Berger Blanc Suisse is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
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The Belgian Malinois is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois 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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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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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Rhodesian Ridgeback or Berger Blanc Suisse or Belgian Malinois? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a 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.

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.
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.

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.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois?

Not really

Rhodesian Ridgeback breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Berger Blanc Suisse breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Belgian Malinois 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

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

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.

Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

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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 Rhodesian Ridgeback and Berger Blanc Suisse and Belgian Malinois have?
6-8 puppies 6-8 puppies 6-10 puppies

Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Belgian Malinois Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1955 as a Hound breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1959 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Related breeds section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Not recognized by FCI.
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
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
Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Of The US
Dog Registry of America Inc.
National Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
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

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