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Alaskan Klee Kai vs Border Collie vs Labrador Husky – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Alaskan Klee Kai vs Border Collie vs Labrador Husky" Compare Alaskan Klee Kai and Border Collie. Which is better: Alaskan Klee Kai or Border Collie or Labrador Husky?
Name Alaskan Klee Kai Border Collie Labrador Husky
OriginsUnited States England Scotland Wales Canada
Group Companion Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Sled Dogs
Popularity Rank21038344
Reviews140
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Other Names AKK, Klee Kai, Miniature Alaskan Husky, Mini Husky Scotch Sheep Dog, Sheepdog Husky-Lab
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995 as a Herding 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. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Rare Breed Association Continental Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. National Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry 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 The American Int. Border Collie Registry The American Border Collie Association Dog Registry of America Inc.
Price $1000-$1500 $600-$800 $400-$800

General Appearance - Alaskan Klee Kai vs Border Collie vs Labrador Husky

Size Medium Large Large
Weight 10-23 pounds (4.3-10 kg) Male: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg), Female: 27-42 pounds (12-19 kg) 60-100 pounds (27-45 kg)
Avg. Weight 16.5 pounds (4.6.5 kg) Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Female: 34.5 pounds (15.5 kg) 80 pounds (36 kg)
Height 13-17.5 inches (33-42 cm) Male: 19-22 inches (48-56 cm), Female: 18-21 inches (46-53 cm) 20-28 inches (51-71 cm)
Avg. Height 13-17.5 inches (37.5 cm) Male: 20.5 inches (52 cm), Female: 19.5 inches (49.5 cm) 24 inches (61 cm)

Hair & Care - Alaskan Klee Kai vs Border Collie vs Labrador Husky

Coat Thick Dense Feathered Straight Short Moderately Long Double Thick
Colors White Red Gray Black Black & White Tricolor Tan Blue merle Blue merle-tricolor Slate merle Red merle Black Brindle Gold Lilac Red Sable Sable Merle Saddleback Sable White & Blue White & Blue Merle White & Red White & Red Merle White Ticked Seal Slate White & Gold White & Sable White & Seal Solid Black Solid White Black & White & Red Black & White & Grey
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Alaskan Klee Kai doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Border Collie requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The Labrador Husky requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Alaskan Klee Kais shed none to minimal.
Border Collies shed moderately.
Labrador Huskys shed moderately.

Characteristics - Alaskan Klee Kai vs Border Collie vs Labrador Husky

Temperament Active Curious Loyal Territorial Agile Intelligent Quick Intelligent Alert Tenacious Protective Energetic Responsive Loyal Friendly Good natured Intelligent Quiet
Intelligent Rank
Average: Alaskan Klee Kai's has average obedience intelligence.
Outstanding: Border Collie is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Smart: Labrador Husky's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Alaskan Klee Kais are easy to train.
Border Collies are easy to train.
Labrador Huskys are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Alaskan Klee Kai is a highly playful breed.
The Border Collie is a highly playful breed.
The Labrador Husky is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Border Collies 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
Alaskan Klee Kais are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Border Collies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Labrador Huskys are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Alaskan Klee Kais need a lot of social interaction.
Border Collies need a lot of social interaction.
Labrador Huskys are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The Alaskan Klee Kai rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Border Collie rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Labrador Husky rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Alaskan Klee Kais are one of the best watchdogs.
Border Collies are one of the best watchdogs.
Labrador Huskys are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Alaskan Klee Kais are average defenders.
Border Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Labrador Huskys strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Alaskan Klee Kai has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Border Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Labrador Husky has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Alaskan Klee Kais have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Border Collies have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Labrador Huskys have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Alaskan Klee Kai is strong enough to escape from home.
Border Collies have average wanderlust potential.
Labrador Huskys have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Alaskan Klee Kais have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Border Collies 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.
Labrador Huskys have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Alaskan Klee Kais are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Border Collies are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Labrador Huskys are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Alaskan Klee Kais adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Border Collies adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Labrador Huskys adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Alaskan Klee Kais tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Border Collies tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Labrador Huskys 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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Alaskan Klee Kai vs Border Collie vs Labrador Husky

Stranger Friendly
Alaskan Klee Kais are average friendly towards strangers.
Border Collies are average friendly towards strangers.
Labrador Huskys are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Alaskan Klee Kais are kid-friendly dogs.
Border Collies are very kid-friendly dogs.
Labrador Huskys are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Alaskan Klee Kais are average friendly towards cats.
Border Collies are average friendly towards cats.
Labrador Huskys are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Alaskan Klee Kais are average friendly towards other dogs.
Border Collies are average friendly towards other dogs.
Labrador Huskys are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Alaskan Klee Kai is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Border Collie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Labrador Husky is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Alaskan Klee Kais are usually recommended for elderly people.
Border Collies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Labrador Huskys are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Alaskan Klee Kais are generally with other pets.
Border Collies are generally with other pets.
Labrador Huskys are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Alaskan Klee Kais are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Border Collies are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Labrador Huskys are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good 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.
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.
Yes
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.
Yes
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 Klee Kai breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Border Collie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Labrador Husky 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 Klee Kai vs Border Collie vs Labrador Husky

Health Issues
Alaskan Klee Kais tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Border Collie is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Labrador Husky is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Autoimmune Hypothyroidism Factor Vii Deficiency Hypothyroidism Vaccination Sensitivity Allergies Collie Eye Anomaly Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Osteochondrosis Dissecans Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) No set
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-15 years 11-13 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Alaskan Klee Kais have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Border Collies are high energy dogs.
Labrador Huskys are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Alaskan Klee Kais have an average exercise need.
Border Collies need a lot of exercises.
Labrador Huskys need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Alaskan Klee Kais are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Border Collies don't need too much sleep.
Labrador Huskys don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 3/4 to 1 1/2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 4 to 7 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The Alaskan Klee Kai can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Border Collie can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Labrador Husky can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Alaskan Klee Kai has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Border Collie has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Labrador Husky has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Alaskan Klee Kai is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Border Collie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Labrador Husky is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Alaskan Klee Kai vs Border Collie vs Labrador Husky

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 1-3 puppies 4-8 puppies 4-8 puppies

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