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Chinook vs Schapendoes – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Chinook Schapendoes
OriginsUnited States Netherlands
Group Sled Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank179336
Reviews20
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Other Names Shinook Dutch Schapendoes, Nederlandse Schapendoes
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2013 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. United Kennel Club American Rare Breed Association No set
Price $800-$1000 $500-$700

General Appearance - Chinook vs Schapendoes

Size Large Medium
Weight Male: 70 pounds (32 kg), Female: 55 pounds (25 kg) 26-55 pounds (12-25 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 70 pounds (32 kg), Female: 55 pounds (25 kg) 40.5 pounds (18.5 kg)
Height Male: 23-27 inches (58-69 cm), Female: 21-25 inches (53-64 cm) 15-19 inches (40-50 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25 inches (63.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm) 17 inches (45 cm)

Hair & Care - Chinook vs Schapendoes

Coat Dense Soft Thick Thick
Colors Fawn Palomino Silver Gray Red Gold Brown Tricolor Blue Gray White Black
Grooming
Average: The Chinook requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Schapendoes doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Chinooks shed moderately.
Schapendoess shed moderately.

Characteristics - Chinook vs Schapendoes

Temperament Alert Dignified Responsive Calm Friendly Attentive Friendly Lively Courageous Intelligent Watchful
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Schapendoes's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Chinooks are quite easy to train.
Schapendoess are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Chinook is a playful breed.
The Schapendoes is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Chinooks don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Chinooks are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Schapendoess are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Chinooks are a social breed.
Schapendoess are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Chinook barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Schapendoes rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Chinooks are good watchdogs.
Schapendoess are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Chinooks can't provide protection for their territory.
Schapendoess strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Chinook has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Schapendoes has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Chinooks have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Schapendoess have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Chinooks tend to escape less than other breeds.
Schapendoess tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Chinooks have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Schapendoess have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Chinooks are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Schapendoess are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Chinooks adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Schapendoess adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Chinooks 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.
Schapendoess 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 - Chinook vs Schapendoes

Stranger Friendly
Chinooks are average friendly towards strangers.
Schapendoess are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Chinooks are very kid-friendly dogs.
Schapendoess are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Chinooks are average friendly towards cats.
Schapendoess are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Chinooks are average friendly towards other dogs.
Schapendoess are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Chinook is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Schapendoes is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Chinooks are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Schapendoess are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Chinooks are generally with other pets.
Schapendoess are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Chinooks are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Schapendoess 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.
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.
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
Chinook breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Schapendoes 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.

Health Factors - Chinook vs Schapendoes

Health Issues
The Chinook is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Schapendoess tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Bloat Cataracts Hip Dysplasia Seizures Skin Irritation No set
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Chinooks have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Schapendoess have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Chinooks need a lot of exercises.
Schapendoess have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Chinooks sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Schapendoess sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 3 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day. 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
High: The Schapendoes breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The Chinook can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Chinook has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Schapendoes has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Chinook is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Schapendoes is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Chinook vs Schapendoes

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 3-6 puppies 4-6 puppies

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