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Name Standard Schnauzer Bloodhound German Shepherd
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Schnauzer
Wirehair Pinscher
Mittelschnauzer
St. Hubert Hound
Saint Hubert Hound
Chien de Saint-Hubert
Flemish Hound
Alsatian wolf dog
Berger Allemand
Deutscher Schäferhund
Schäferhund
Alsatian
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Standard Schnauzer or Bloodhound or German Shepherd? Which is more expensive?
$1200-$1500 $800-$1200 $800-$2000
Availability
Which is easier to get, Standard Schnauzer or Bloodhound or German Shepherd?
Very frequent: The Standard Schnauzer is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Bloodhound is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The German Shepherd is quite easy to get.

Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Standard Schnauzer or Bloodhound or German Shepherd? Which is the smallest dog, Standard Schnauzer or Bloodhound or German Shepherd?
Medium Large Large
Weight
Which is heavier, Standard Schnauzer or Bloodhound or Bloodhound? Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd weight comparison:
Male: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg), Female: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg) Male: 90-110 pounds (41-50 kg), Female: 80-100 pounds (36-45 kg) Male: 66-88 pounds (30-40 kg), Female: 49-71 pounds (22-32 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Female: 35 pounds (16 kg) Male: 100 pounds (45.5 kg), Female: 90 pounds (40.5 kg) Male: 77 pounds (35 kg), Female: 60 pounds (27 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Standard Schnauzer or Bloodhound or German Shepherd? Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd height comparison:
Male: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm) Male: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (58-63 cm) Male: 24-26 inches (60-65 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (55-60 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm) Male: 26 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (60.5 cm) Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (57.5 cm)

Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd coat comparison:
Wiry Rough Fuzzy
Colors
What are the original Standard Schnauzer, Bloodhound and German Shepherd color?
Pepper
Salt
Black
Tan
Red
Liver
Black
Silver
Tan
Red
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Standard Schnauzer or Bloodhound or German Shepherd? Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd grooming comparison:
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Easy to groom: The Bloodhound doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Average: The German Shepherd requires average grooming effort.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Standard Schnauzer or Bloodhound or German Shepherd? Standard Schnauzer or Bloodhound or {name3 shedding:
Standard Schnauzers shed none to minimal.
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Bloodhounds shed moderately.
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German Shepherds are heavy shedders.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Standard Schnauzer or Bloodhound or German Shepherd?
8-12 weeks
Very rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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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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Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Standard Schnauzer or Bloodhound or German Shepherd? Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd behavior/temperament comparison:
Devoted
Intelligent
Playful
Good-natured
Lively
Trainable
Affectionate
Gentle
Independent
Outright
Tempered
Stubborn
Alert
Courageous
Intelligent
Obedient
Confident
Curious
Loyal
Watchful
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd intelligence:
Very smart: Standard Schnauzer is an excellent dog breed.
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Smart: Bloodhound's has great intelligence.
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Outstanding: German Shepherd is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Trainability
Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd trainability comparison.
Standard Schnauzers are easy to train.
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Bloodhounds are easy to train.
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German Shepherds are easy to train.
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Playfulness
Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd playfulness comparison:
The Standard Schnauzer is a highly playful breed.
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The Bloodhound is a highly playful breed.
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Average: German Shepherds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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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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Sensitive: German Shepherds 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: Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd?
Average to High: Standard Schnauzers are highly affectionate dogs.
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High: Bloodhounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: German Shepherds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd social needs comparison:
Standard Schnauzers are a social breed.
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Bloodhounds need a lot of social interaction.
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German Shepherds need for social interaction is average.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd?
Average: The Standard Schnauzer barks occasionally.
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A lot: Bloodhound is a particularly loud breed.
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Low to Average: The German Shepherd rarely barks.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Standard Schnauzer or Bloodhound or German Shepherd?
Standard Schnauzers are good watchdogs.
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Bloodhounds are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
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German Shepherds are one of the best watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Standard Schnauzer or Bloodhound or German Shepherd? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Standard Schnauzers are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Bloodhounds can't provide protection for their territory.
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German Shepherds 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 Standard Schnauzer has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Bloodhound has a low chance of biting somebody.

High 🔼

The German Shepherd has a high chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Standard Schnauzer or Bloodhound or German Shepherd?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Standard Schnauzer bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Bloodhound bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

German Shepherd bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd mouthiness comparison:
Standard Schnauzers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Bloodhounds have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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German Shepherds have a strong 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?
Standard Schnauzers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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Bloodhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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German Shepherds are not the biggest explorers.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Standard Schnauzers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Bloodhounds 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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German Shepherds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Standard Schnauzer or Bloodhound or German Shepherd?
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 Standard Schnauzer indoors.
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Bloodhound 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 German Shepherd indoors.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Average: Standard Schnauzers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Average: Bloodhounds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
German Shepherds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Standard Schnauzer or Bloodhound or German Shepherd?
Standard Schnauzers 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.
Bloodhounds 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.

Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Standard Schnauzer or Bloodhound or German Shepherd? Which dog is more friendly?
Standard Schnauzers are average friendly towards strangers.
Bloodhounds are very stranger-friendly dogs.
German Shepherds are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Standard Schnauzers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Bloodhounds are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
German Shepherds are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Standard Schnauzer or Bloodhound or German Shepherd?
Standard Schnauzers are kid-friendly dogs.
Bloodhounds are very kid-friendly dogs.
German Shepherds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Standard Schnauzer or Bloodhound or German Shepherd?
Standard Schnauzers are cat-friendly dogs.
Bloodhounds are very cat-friendly dogs.
German Shepherds are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Standard Schnauzer or Bloodhound or German Shepherd?
Standard Schnauzers are dog-friendly dogs.
Bloodhounds are very dog-friendly dogs.
German Shepherds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd?
Yes
Standard Schnauzers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Bloodhounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
German Shepherds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Standard Schnauzer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bloodhound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
German Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Standard Schnauzers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Bloodhounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
German Shepherds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd Health Comparison

Health Issues
Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd health comparison. Which is the healthier: Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd?
Standard Schnauzers tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
Very healthy dog breed.
German Shepherds are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd health problems comparison:
Follicular Dermatitis
Hip Dysplasia
Bloat
Ectopic Cilia
Ectropion
Elbow Dysplasia
Entropion
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Allergies
Blindness
Bloat
Cancer
Cataracts
Cherry Eye
Chronic Diarrhea
Cruciate Ligament Rupture
Cushing's Syndrome
Degenerative Myelopathy
Demodectic Mange
Diabetes
Digestive Problems
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
Heart Disease
Hemophilia A
Hemophilia B
Hip Dysplasia
Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy
Lens Luxation
Lupus
Megaesophagus
Myasthenia Gravis
Nail Bed Disease
Osteochondrosis
Pannus
Panosteitis
Paralysis
Perianal Fistula
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Retinal Dysplasia
Seborrhea
Vitiligo
Von Willebrand's Disease
Wobbler's Syndrome
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Frequent
The Standard Schnauzer should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Rare
The Bloodhound should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Rare
The German Shepherd should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd lifespan comparison. How long do Standard Schnauzer, Bloodhound and German Shepherd breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Standard Schnauzer: 13 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Bloodhound: 11 years
9-13 years
The average lifespan of German Shepherd: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Standard Schnauzer or Bloodhound or German Shepherd? Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd energy level comparison:
Standard Schnauzers are high-energy dogs.
Bloodhounds are high-energy dogs.
German Shepherds are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Standard Schnauzer or Bloodhound or German Shepherd? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Standard Schnauzers need quite a lot of exercise.
Bloodhounds need a lot of exercises.
German Shepherds need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Standard Schnauzer or Bloodhound or German Shepherd?
Standard Schnauzers don't need too much sleep.
Bloodhounds don't need too much sleep.
German Shepherds don't need too much sleep.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Standard Schnauzer or Bloodhound or German Shepherd?
1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. Recommended daily amount: 4 to 8 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.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd weight gain potential comparison:
Low: The Standard Schnauzer has good luck with genetics.
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Average: The Bloodhound has an average risk for obesity.
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Low to Average: The German Shepherd 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: Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Standard Schnauzer 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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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, Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd?

Low 🔽

The Standard Schnauzer has a low chance of bad smell.

High 🔼

The Bloodhound has a high chance of bad smell.

Medium

The German Shepherd has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Standard Schnauzer is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Bloodhound is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
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The German Shepherd is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd 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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Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Standard Schnauzer or Bloodhound or German Shepherd? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect 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.

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.

Yes

This breed would make an excellent 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: Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd?

Not really

Standard Schnauzer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

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

German Shepherd 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.

Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd 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 Standard Schnauzer and Bloodhound and German Shepherd have?
4-8 puppies 8-10 puppies 6-10 puppies

Standard Schnauzer vs Bloodhound vs German Shepherd Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
Australian National Kennel Council
Canadian Kennel Club
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
United 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.
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
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
German Shepherd Dog Club Of America

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