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Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd Comparison - Dog breed selector: Husky or Bjelkier or Little Blue Dog? Find the right dog for you

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Name Alaskan Husky Samoyed Australian Shepherd
OriginsUnited States flagUnited States Russia flagRussia United States flagUnited States
Group Sled Dogs Sled Dogs Pastoral / Herding Dogs
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Husky Bjelkier
Nenetskaya Laika
Sammy
Samoiedskaya Sobaka
Smiley
Samoyedskaya
Little Blue Dog
Aussie
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd breed type comparison:
Cross Breed Purebred Purebred

Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd Size and Weight Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Alaskan Husky or Samoyed or Australian Shepherd? Which is the smallest dog, Alaskan Husky or Samoyed or Australian Shepherd?
Medium Medium Large
Weight
Which is heavier, Alaskan Husky or Samoyed or Samoyed? Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd weight comparison:
Male: 40-60 pounds (18-27 kg), Female: 35-48 pounds (16-22 kg) Male: 45-65 pounds (20.5-30 kg), Female: 35-50 pounds (16-20.5 kg) Male: 50-65 pounds (25-29 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 41.5 pounds (19 kg) Male: 55 pounds (25 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (27 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Alaskan Husky or Samoyed or Australian Shepherd? Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd height comparison:
20-24 inches (51-61 cm) Male: 21-23.5 inches (53-60 cm), Female: 19-21 inches (48-53 cm) Male: 20-23 inches (52-58cm), Female: 18-21 inches (46–53 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
22 inches (56 cm) Male: 21-23.5 inches (56.5 cm), Female: 20 inches (50.5 cm) Male: 21.5 inches (55 cm), Female: 19.5 inches (46–53 cm)

Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Alaskan Husky or Samoyed or Australian Shepherd? Which is more expensive?
$1000-$1500 $1200-$1500 $600-$800
Availability
Which is easier to get, Alaskan Husky or Samoyed or Australian Shepherd?
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.
Very frequent: The Samoyed is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Australian Shepherd is quite easy to get.

Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd Trainability and Intelligence Comparison

Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd intelligence:
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Smart: The Samoyed dogs have great intelligence.
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Smart: The Australian Shepherd dogs have great intelligence.
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Trainability
Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd trainability comparison.
A slightly harder to train than average.
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Samoyed dogs are easy to train.
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Australian Shepherd dogs are very easy to train.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Alaskan Husky or Samoyed or Australian Shepherd?
Alaskan Husky dogs are average watchdogs.
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Samoyed dogs are good watchdogs.
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Australian Shepherd dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Alaskan Husky or Samoyed or Australian Shepherd? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Alaskan Husky dogs are average defenders.
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Samoyed dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Australian Shepherd dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd Personality and Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Alaskan Husky or Samoyed or Australian Shepherd? Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd behavior/temperament comparison:
Agile
Energetic
Protective
Alert
Powerful
Sensitive
Playful
Stubborn
Alert
Intelligent
Friendly
Lively
Sociable
Active
Loving
Protective
Intelligent
Friendly
Affectionate
Good-natured
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Sensitive: Alaskan Husky dogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Samoyed dogs are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Sensitive: Australian Shepherd dogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd?
Average to High: Alaskan Husky dogs are highly affectionate dogs.
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High: Samoyed dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Average to High: Australian Shepherd dogs are highly affectionate dogs.
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Social Needs
Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd social needs comparison:
Alaskan Husky dogs need for social interaction is average.
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Samoyed dogs are a social breed.
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Australian Shepherd dogs are a social breed.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Alaskan Husky dogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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The wanderlust potential of the Samoyed is strong enough to escape from home.
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Australian Shepherd dogs are not the biggest explorers.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Alaskan Husky dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Samoyed dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Australian Shepherd dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd Activity and Playfulness Comparison

Playfulness
Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd playfulness comparison:
The Alaskan Husky is a highly playful breed.
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Average: Samoyeds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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The Australian Shepherd is a highly playful breed.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd?
Average to High: The Alaskan Husky is a vocal breed.
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Average: The Samoyed barks occasionally.
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Low to Average: The Australian Shepherd rarely barks.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Alaskan Husky or Samoyed or Australian Shepherd?
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Alaskan Husky breed.
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Samoyed indoors.
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Australian Shepherd indoors.

Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd Adaptability and Independence Comparison

Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Alaskan Husky dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Samoyed dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Australian Shepherd dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Alaskan Husky or Samoyed or Australian Shepherd?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Samoyed dogs 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.
Australian Shepherd dogs 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.

Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd Bite Characteristics Comparison

Bite Force PSI
Which bite is stronger: Alaskan Husky or Samoyed or Australian Shepherd?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Alaskan Husky bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Samoyed bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Australian Shepherd bite force: Ordinary.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Moderate

The Alaskan Husky has an average chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Samoyed has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Australian Shepherd has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd mouthiness comparison:
Alaskan Husky dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Samoyed dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Australian Shepherd dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd Health and Lifespan Comparison

Health Issues
Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd health comparison. Which is the healthier: Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd?
Alaskan Huskys tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Samoyed is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Australian Shepherd is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd health problems comparison:
Hyperthyroidism
Laryngeal Paresis
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Bloat
Diabetes
Pulmonic Stenosis
Cataracts
Hip Dysplasia
Allergies
Cancer
Hypothyroidism
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Epilepsy
Deafness
Drug Sensitivity
Elbow Dysplasia
Distichiasis
Collie Eye Anomaly
Detached Retina
Nasal Solar Dermatitis
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Persistent Pupillary Membranes
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Frequent
The Alaskan Husky should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Average
The Samoyed should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Australian Shepherd should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd lifespan comparison. How long do Alaskan Husky, Samoyed and Australian Shepherd breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
9-15 years
The average lifespan of Alaskan Husky: 12 years
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Samoyed: 13 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Australian Shepherd: 13 years
Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd?
Prefers cold weather
The Alaskan Husky can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
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Prefers cold weather
The Samoyed can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
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Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Australian Shepherd can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd Energy and Activity Comparison

Energy Level
Who has more energy a Alaskan Husky or Samoyed or Australian Shepherd? Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd energy level comparison:
Alaskan Husky dogs are high-energy dogs.
Samoyed dogs are high-energy dogs.
Australian Shepherd dogs are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Alaskan Husky or Samoyed or Australian Shepherd? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Alaskan Husky dogs need a lot of exercises.
Samoyed dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Australian Shepherd dogs need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Alaskan Husky or Samoyed or Australian Shepherd?
Alaskan Husky dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Samoyed dogs don't need too much sleep.
Australian Shepherd dogs don't need too much sleep.

Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd Diet and Weight Management Comparison

Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Alaskan Husky or Samoyed or Australian Shepherd?
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. 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd weight gain potential comparison:
Low to Average: The Alaskan Husky has a low to the average risk for obesity.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Samoyed's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Australian Shepherd's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd Allergies and Grooming Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd coat comparison:
Dense Dense Feathered
Colors
What are the original Alaskan Husky, Samoyed and Australian Shepherd color?
Black
Gray
White
Blonde
Orange
Cream
White
Biscuit
Black
Red
Blue
Merle
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Alaskan Husky or Samoyed or Australian Shepherd? Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd grooming comparison:
Average: The Alaskan Husky requires average grooming effort.
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Advanced: The Samoyed requires a lot of grooming.
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Average: The Australian Shepherd requires average grooming effort.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Alaskan Husky or Samoyed or Australian Shepherd? Alaskan Husky or Samoyed or {name3 shedding:
Alaskan Husky dogs shed moderately.
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Samoyed dogs are heavy shedders.
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Australian Shepherd dogs shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Alaskan Husky or Samoyed or Australian Shepherd?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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Hypoallergenic
Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No See more. Yes See more. No See more.
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd?

Medium

The Alaskan Husky has an average chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Samoyed has a low chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Australian Shepherd has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Alaskan Husky is an average drooler.
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The Samoyed is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
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The Australian Shepherd is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd Good With Comparison

Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Alaskan Husky dogs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Samoyed dogs are generally with other pets.
Australian Shepherd dogs are generally with other pets.
Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Alaskan Husky or Samoyed or Australian Shepherd? Which dog is more friendly?
Alaskan Husky dogs are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Samoyed dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Australian Shepherd dogs are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Alaskan Husky or Samoyed or Australian Shepherd?
Alaskan Husky dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Samoyed dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Australian Shepherd dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Alaskan Husky or Samoyed or Australian Shepherd?
Alaskan Husky dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Samoyed dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Australian Shepherd dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Alaskan Husky or Samoyed or Australian Shepherd?
Alaskan Husky dogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
Samoyed dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
Australian Shepherd dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd?
No
Alaskan Husky dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Samoyed dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Australian Shepherd dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Alaskan Husky is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Samoyed is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Australian Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Alaskan Huskys are commonly okay with elderly people.
Samoyeds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Australian Shepherds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Alaskan Husky or Samoyed or Australian Shepherd? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd?

Not really

Alaskan Husky breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Samoyed breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Australian Shepherd breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military 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.

Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Alaskan Husky and Samoyed and Australian Shepherd have?
4-10 puppies 4-6 puppies 6-9 puppies, average 7

Alaskan Husky vs Samoyed vs Australian Shepherd Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1906 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1991 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Sledge Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
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
Dog Registry of America Inc.
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Australian Shepherd Club Of America

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