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Alaskan Husky vs Vizsla – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Alaskan Husky vs Vizsla" Compare Alaskan Husky and Vizsla. Which is better: Alaskan Husky or Vizsla?
Name Alaskan Husky Vizsla
OriginsUnited States Hungary
Group Sled Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank49530
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Other Names Husky (Alaskan) Hungarian Vizsla, Magyar Vizsla, Hungarian Pointer, Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer, Rövidszőrű Magyar Vizsla
Breed Type Cross Breed Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1960 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition Dog Registry of America 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
Price $1000-$1500 $800-$1200

General Appearance - Alaskan Husky vs Vizsla

Size Medium Large
Weight Male: 40-60 pounds (18-27 kg), Female: 35-48 pounds (16-22 kg) Male: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 41.5 pounds (19 kg) Male: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)
Height 20-24 inches (51-61 cm) Male: 22-26 inches (56-66 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm)
Avg. Height 22 inches (56 cm) Male: 24 inches (61 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm)

Hair & Care - Alaskan Husky vs Vizsla

Coat Dense Fine Dense Hard Coarse Short No Undercoat
Colors Gray White Blonde Orange Black Golden Rust Russet Gold Dark Sandy Gold
Grooming
Average: The Alaskan Husky requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Vizsla requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Alaskan Huskys shed moderately.
Vizslas shed moderately.

Characteristics - Alaskan Husky vs Vizsla

Temperament Agile Energetic Protective Alert Powerful Sensitive Affectionate Energetic Intelligent Protective Cheerful Gentle Playful Quiet Easygoing Companionable Lively Friendly Evenly Tempered Trainable Willing
Intelligent Rank
Average: Alaskan Husky's has average obedience intelligence.
Very smart: Vizsla is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Alaskan Huskys aren't famous for their trainability.
Vizslas are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Alaskan Husky is a highly playful breed.
The Vizsla is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Alaskan Huskys don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Vizslas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Alaskan Huskys are highly affectionate dogs.
Vizslas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Alaskan Huskys need for social interaction is average.
Vizslas are a social breed.
Barking
Average to high: The Alaskan Husky is a vocal breed.
Average: The Vizsla barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Alaskan Huskys are average watchdogs.
Vizslas are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Alaskan Huskys are average defenders.
Vizslas are average defenders.
Biting Potential Moderate
The Alaskan Husky has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Vizsla has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Alaskan Huskys have a higher than 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.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Alaskan Huskys 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.
Prey Drive
Alaskan Huskys have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Vizslas have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Alaskan Huskys are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Vizslas are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Alaskan Huskys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Vizslas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all 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.
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.
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.

Good With - Alaskan Husky vs Vizsla

Stranger Friendly
Alaskan Huskys are very stranger friendly dogs.
Vizslas are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Alaskan Huskys are average friendly dogs towards children.
Vizslas are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Alaskan Huskys are not cat-friendly dogs.
Vizslas are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Alaskan Huskys are very dog-friendly dogs.
Vizslas are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Alaskan Husky is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Vizsla is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Alaskan Huskys are commonly okay with elderly people.
Vizslas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Alaskan Huskys do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Vizslas are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Alaskan Huskys are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Vizslas 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.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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.
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.
Boat Dog Not really
Alaskan Husky breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Vizsla breed usually likes 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.

Health Factors - Alaskan Husky vs Vizsla

Health Issues
Alaskan Huskys tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Vizsla is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Hyperthyroidism Laryngeal Paresis Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Cancer Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Sebaceous Adenitis
Life Expectancy 10-15 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Alaskan Huskys are high energy dogs.
Vizslas are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Alaskan Huskys need a lot of exercises.
Vizslas need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Alaskan Huskys are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Vizslas don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The Alaskan Husky can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Alaskan Husky has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Vizsla has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Alaskan Husky is an average drooler.
The Vizsla is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Alaskan Husky vs Vizsla

Gestation Length 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.
Litter Size 4-10 puppies 6-8 puppies

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