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Akbash Dog vs Borzoi vs Saluki Comparison - Dog breed selector: Akbash dog or Russian Wolfhound or Gazelle Hound? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Akbash Dog vs Borzoi vs Saluki" Compare Akbash Dog and Borzoi. Which is better: Akbash Dog or Borzoi or Saluki?
Name Akbash Dog Borzoi Saluki
OriginsTurkey Russia Belarus Fertile Crescent
Group Guard Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank192102123
Reviews211
User Ratings

Other Names Akbash dog, Akbaş Çoban Köpeği, Coban Kopegi
Turkish Shepherd
Russian Wolfhound, Barzoï, Russkaya Psovaya Borzaya, Psovoi Gazelle Hound, Persian Greyhound
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1891 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1929 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Sighthounds group, in the Long-haired or fringed Sighthounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Sighthounds group, in the Long-haired or fringed Sighthounds section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
America's Pet Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
National Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
No data available No data available
Price $500-$700 $1000-$1200 $600-$800

Akbash Dog vs Borzoi vs Saluki General Appearance Comparison

Size Large Large
Giant
Large
Weight Male: 90–140 pounds (41–64 kg), Female: 75–105 pounds (34–48 kg) Male: 75-105 pounds (34-48 kg), Female: 60-90 pounds (27-41kg) 29 - 66 pounds (13 - 30 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 115 pounds (52,5 kg), Female: 90 pounds (41 kg) Male: 90 pounds (41 kg), Female: 75 pounds (34 kg) 29 - 66 pounds (13 - 30 kg)
Height Male: 28–32 inches (71–81 cm), Female: 27–30 inches (69–76 cm) Male: 28 inches (71 cm), Female: 26 inches (66 cm) 23 - 28 inches (58 - 71cm)
Avg. Height Male: 30 inches (76 cm), Female: 28,5 inches (72,5 cm) Male: 28 inches (71 cm), Female: 26 inches (66 cm) 23 - 28 inches (58 - 71cm)

Akbash Dog vs Borzoi vs Saluki Hair & Care Comparison

Coat Thick
Smooth
Feathered Smooth
Colors White Cream
Red
White
Brindle
Sable
Black
Chocolate
Fawn
Red
White
Tan
Cream
Golden
Silver
Black
Grooming
Average: The Akbash Dog requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The Borzoi requires a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Saluki requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Akbash Dogs shed moderately.
Borzois are heavy shedders.
Salukis shed none to minimal.

Akbash Dog vs Borzoi vs Saluki Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Affectionate
Alert
Courageous
Independent
Intelligent
Loyal
Athletic
Independent
Quiet
Gentle
Intelligent
Respectful
Aloof
Quiet
Loyal
Intelligent
Reserved
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low: The Borzoi if one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
Average: Saluki's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Akbash Dogs are quite easy to train.
Borzois are easy to train.
Salukis are easy to train.
Playfulness
Akbash Dogs are not the most playful dog breed.
Borzois, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Salukis, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Akbash Dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Borzois don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Salukis don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Akbash Dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Borzois are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Salukis are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Akbash Dogs are kinda antisocial.
Borzois need for social interaction is average.
Salukis need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Akbash Dog barks occasionally.
Low: The Borzoi barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Saluki rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Akbash Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Borzois are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Salukis are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Akbash Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Borzois can't provide protection for their territory.
Salukis can't provide protection for their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Akbash Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Borzoi has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Saluki has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Akbash Dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Borzois have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Salukis have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Akbash Dog is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Borzoi is strong enough to escape from home.
Salukis have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Akbash Dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Borzois have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Salukis have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Akbash Dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Borzois are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Salukis are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Akbash Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Borzois adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Salukis adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Akbash Dogs handle alone time quite well.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Akbash Dog vs Borzoi vs Saluki Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Akbash Dogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Borzois are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Salukis are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Akbash Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Borzois are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Salukis are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Akbash Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Borzois are not cat-friendly dogs.
Salukis are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Akbash Dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Borzois are not dog-friendly.
Salukis are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Akbash Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Borzoi is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Saluki is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Akbash Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Borzois are not the best breed for elderly people.
Salukis are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Akbash Dogs are generally with other pets.
Borzois do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Salukis usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Akbash Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Borzois are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Salukis 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Akbash Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Borzoi breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Saluki breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes
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.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Akbash Dog vs Borzoi vs Saluki Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Akbash Dogs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Borzoi is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Saluki is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Bloat
Epilepsy
Heart Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Luxating Patella
Umbilical Hernias
Anesthesia Sensitivity
Bloat
Dental Problems
Elbow Dysplasia
Heart Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Patellar Luxation
Thyroid Disorder
No data available
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-12 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Akbash Dogs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Borzois have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Salukis are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Akbash Dogs exercise need is minimal.
Borzois have an average exercise need.
Salukis have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Akbash Dogs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Borzois like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Salukis don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 3-4 cup high-quality commercial dog food (that is formulated for large-breed dogs), divided into two meals. 4 to 7 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Low to Average.
Low.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Akbash Dog can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Borzoi can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Akbash Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Borzoi has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Saluki has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Akbash Dog is an average drooler.
The Borzoi is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Saluki is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Akbash Dog vs Borzoi vs Saluki Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 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.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 6-8 puppies 1-11 puppies 4-8 puppies

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