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

"Find similarities and differences between Alaskan Husky vs Pug vs Pomeranian" Compare Alaskan Husky and Pug. Which is better: Alaskan Husky or Pug or Pomeranian?
Name Alaskan Husky Pug Pomeranian
OriginsUnited States China Germany Poland
Group Sled Dogs Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank4953122
Reviews000
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Other Names Husky (Alaskan) Mops, Carlin, Chinese Pug, Dutch Bulldog, Dutch Mastiff, Mini Mastiff Pom, Pom Pom, Deutsche Spitze, Zwergspitz, Spitz Nain, Spitz Enano, Zwers
Breed Type Cross Breed Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Small Molossian type Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the European Spitz 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 American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. 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 Canadian Canine Registry
Price $1000-$1500 $300-$500 $600-$800

General Appearance - Alaskan Husky vs Pug vs Pomeranian

Size Medium Small Small
Weight Male: 40-60 pounds (18-27 kg), Female: 35-48 pounds (16-22 kg) Male: 13-20 pounds (6-9 kg), Female: 13-18 pounds (6-8 kg) 3-7 pounds (1-3 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 41.5 pounds (19 kg) Male: 16.5 pounds (7.5 kg), Female: 15.5 pounds (7 kg) 5 pounds (2 kg)
Height 20-24 inches (51-61 cm) Male: 12-14 inches (30-36 cm), Female: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm) 7-12 inches (18-30 cm)
Avg. Height 22 inches (56 cm) Male: 13 inches (33 cm), Female: 11 inches (27.5 cm) 9.5 inches (24 cm)

Hair & Care - Alaskan Husky vs Pug vs Pomeranian

Coat Dense Fine Fluffy
Colors Gray White Blonde Orange Black Fawn Black Blue Gray Red Tan Brown Orange White Black
Grooming
Average: The Alaskan Husky requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Pug requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Pomeranian requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Alaskan Huskys shed moderately.
Pugs shed above average.
Pomeranians shed moderately.

Characteristics - Alaskan Husky vs Pug vs Pomeranian

Temperament Agile Energetic Protective Alert Powerful Sensitive Affectionate Courageous Intelligent Going Loyal Cheerful Gentle Friendly Playful Active Friendly Lively Sociable Extroverted Intelligent Playful
Intelligent Rank
Average: Alaskan Husky's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Very smart: Pomeranian is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Alaskan Huskys aren't famous for their trainability.
Pugs aren't famous for their trainability.
Pomeranians are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Alaskan Husky is a highly playful breed.
Pugs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Pomeranians, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Alaskan Huskys don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Pugs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Alaskan Huskys are highly affectionate dogs.
Pugs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Pomeranians are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Alaskan Huskys need for social interaction is average.
Pugs need a lot of social interaction.
Pomeranians need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average to high: The Alaskan Husky is a vocal breed.
Average: The Pug barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Pomeranian is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Alaskan Huskys are average watchdogs.
Pugs are average watchdogs.
Pomeranians are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Alaskan Huskys are average defenders.
Pugs strongly protect their territory.
Pomeranians strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Moderate
The Alaskan Husky has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Pug has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Pomeranian has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Alaskan Huskys have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Pugs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Pomeranians have lower 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.
Pugs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Pomeranians are not the biggest explorers.
Prey Drive
Alaskan Huskys have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Pugs 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.
Pomeranians 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.
Pugs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Alaskan Huskys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Pugs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Pomeranians 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.
Pugs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Pomeranians tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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.

Good With - Alaskan Husky vs Pug vs Pomeranian

Stranger Friendly
Alaskan Huskys are very stranger friendly dogs.
Pugs are very stranger friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Alaskan Huskys are average friendly dogs towards children.
Pugs are kid-friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Alaskan Huskys are not cat-friendly dogs.
Pugs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Alaskan Huskys are very dog-friendly dogs.
Pugs are very dog-friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Alaskan Husky is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Pug is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Pomeranian is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Alaskan Huskys are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pugs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pomeranians are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Alaskan Huskys do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Pugs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Pomeranians are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners No
Alaskan Huskys are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Pugs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Pomeranians 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.
Yes
This breed makes good 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.
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.
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
Alaskan Husky breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Pug breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Pomeranian 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.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Alaskan Husky vs Pug vs Pomeranian

Health Issues
Alaskan Huskys tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Nagyon egészséges kutyafajta Pug.
Egészségesek Pomeranian fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Health Problems Hyperthyroidism Laryngeal Paresis Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Allergies Cheyletiella Dermatitis Corneal Ulcers Demodectic Mange Distichiasis Dry Eye Entropion Epilepsy Hemi-vertebrae Hip Dysplasia Legg-perthes Disease Nerve Degeneration Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Proptosis Pug Dog Encephalitis Staphylococcus Infection Vaccination Sensitivity Yeast Infection Allergies Cataracts Collapsed Trachea Dry Eye Epilepsy Heat Intolerance Heatstroke Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Legg-perthes Disease Patellar Luxation Patent Ductus Arteriosis Seizures
Life Expectancy 10-15 years 12-15 years 12-16 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Alaskan Huskys are high energy dogs.
Pugs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Pomeranians have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Alaskan Huskys need a lot of exercises.
Pugs exercise need is minimal.
Pomeranians exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Alaskan Huskys are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Pugs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Pomeranians sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. Recommended daily amount: 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
High: The Pug breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
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 Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Pomeranian can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Alaskan Husky has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Pug has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Pomeranian has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Alaskan Husky is an average drooler.
The Pug is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Pomeranian is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Alaskan Husky vs Pug vs Pomeranian

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 4-10 puppies 2-4 puppies 2-5 puppies

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