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What are the differences between a doberman vs. a rottweiler?

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Doberman Pinschers and Rottweilers are both dogs of German origin in the working group breed of dogs.Though similar in appearance, they differ in terms of their coat textures, the possible colors of their coats, their life expectancies, the amount they shed, their weights and their temperaments.

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The coat of a Doberman Pinshcer is short, hard and fine, while the coat of a Rottweiler is dense, harsh, silky and thick. Doberman Pinschers can be black, black and tan, blue, brown, red and white. Rottweilers can be black, black and tan, or brown. Dobermans shed minimally, while Rottweilers shed seasonally. The minimum life expectancy for a Doberman Pinscher is 10 years, and the maximum is 13 years. For a Rottweiler, the minimum life expectancy is nine years, and the maximum is 10 years. The minimum weight for a Doberman Pinscher is 75 pounds, and the maximum weight is 100 pounds. For a Rottweiler, the minimum weight is 120 pounds, and the maximum weight is 132 pounds. Doberman Pinschers are described as energetic, watchful, fearless, alert and courageous, but they are also affectionate, intelligent, loyal and obedient. Doberman Pinschers are very muscular and have great endurance, so they require regular exercise. Rottweilers are quiet, courageous, intelligent and loyal, and they have great endurance. While Rottweilers love their owners and may be rather playful with them, they are very protective over their territory and must be exercised regularly.

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