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

"Find similarities and differences between Siberian Husky vs Vizsla" Compare Siberian Husky and Vizsla. Which is better: Siberian Husky or Vizsla?
Name Siberian Husky Vizsla
OriginsRussia Hungary
Group Sled Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank1230
Reviews21
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Other Names Chukcha, Chuksha, Husky, Icee, Sibe Hungarian Vizsla, Magyar Vizsla, Hungarian Pointer, Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer, Rövidszőrű Magyar Vizsla
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1960 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Sledge Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition 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 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 $700-$1200 $800-$1200

General Appearance - Siberian Husky vs Vizsla

Size Medium Large
Weight Male: 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg), Female: 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg) Male: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg), Female: 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg) Male: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)
Height Male: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm), Female: 20–22 inches (51–56 cm) Male: 22-26 inches (56-66 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm), Female: 20–22 inches (51–56 cm) Male: 24 inches (61 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm)

Hair & Care - Siberian Husky vs Vizsla

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

Characteristics - Siberian Husky vs Vizsla

Temperament Alert Gentle Outgoing Friendly Intelligent Affectionate Energetic Intelligent Protective Cheerful Gentle Playful Quiet Easygoing Companionable Lively Friendly Evenly Tempered Trainable Willing
Intelligent Rank
Average: Siberian Husky's has average obedience intelligence.
Very smart: Vizsla is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Siberian Huskys are easy to train.
Vizslas are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Siberian Husky is a playful breed.
The Vizsla is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Vizslas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Siberian Huskys are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Vizslas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Siberian Huskys need for social interaction is average.
Vizslas are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Siberian Husky barks occasionally.
Average: The Vizsla barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Siberian Huskys are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Vizslas are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Siberian Huskys can't provide protection for their territory.
Vizslas are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Siberian Husky has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Vizsla has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Siberian 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
Siberian 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
Siberian Huskys 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.
Vizslas have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Siberian Huskys are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Vizslas are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Siberian 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 Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Siberian Husky vs Vizsla

Stranger Friendly
Siberian Huskys are average friendly towards strangers.
Vizslas are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Siberian Huskys are kid-friendly dogs.
Vizslas are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Siberian Huskys are not cat-friendly dogs.
Vizslas are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Siberian Huskys are very dog-friendly dogs.
Vizslas are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Siberian Husky is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Vizsla is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Siberian Huskys are usually recommended for elderly people.
Vizslas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Siberian Huskys do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Vizslas are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Siberian 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
Siberian 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 - Siberian Husky vs Vizsla

Health Issues
The Siberian Husky is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Vizsla is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Cataracts Corneal Dystrophy Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Cancer Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Sebaceous Adenitis
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Siberian Huskys are high energy dogs.
Vizslas are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Siberian Huskys need quite a lot of exercise.
Vizslas need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Siberian Huskys don't need too much sleep.
Vizslas don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two 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 Siberian Husky can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
The Siberian Husky has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Vizsla has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Siberian Husky is an average drooler.
The Vizsla is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Siberian 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 4-8 puppies 6-8 puppies

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