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Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel Comparison – Which dog is better Mal or Springer Spaniel?

"Find similarities and differences between Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel" Compare Alaskan Malamute and English Springer Spaniel. Which is better: Alaskan Malamute or English Springer Spaniel?
Name Alaskan Malamute English Springer Spaniel
OriginsUnited States England
Group Sled Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank5927
Reviews32
User Ratings

Other Names
What other names do they have?
Mal, Mally Springer Spaniel
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1935 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1910 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Sledge Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Flushing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
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.
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
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
Canadian Canine Registry
Price
Which is cheaper, Alaskan Malamute or English Springer Spaniel? Which is more expensive? What is the difference in price between Alaskan Malamute and English Springer Spaniel?
No data available $700-$800
Availability
Very frequent
Very frequent

Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Alaskan Malamute or English Springer Spaniel? Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel size comparison:
Large Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Alaskan Malamute or English Springer Spaniel? Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel weight comparison:
Male: 80 - 95 pounds (36 - 43 kg), Female: 70 - 85 pounds (32 - 38 kg) Male: 45-55 pounds (20-25 kg), Female: 40-50 pounds (18-23 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 80 - 95 pounds (36 - 43 kg), Female: 70 - 85 pounds (32 - 38 kg) Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 45 pounds (20.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Alaskan Malamute or English Springer Spaniel? Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel height comparison:
Male: 24 - 26 inches (61 - 66 cm), Female: 22 - 24 inches (56 - 61 cm) Male: 19-21 inches (48-56 cm), Female:18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 24 - 26 inches (61 - 66 cm), Female: 22 - 24 inches (56 - 61 cm) Male: 20 inches (52 cm), Female:19 inches (48.5 cm)

Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel coat comparison:
Dense
Rough
Thick
Weather-resistant
Feathered
Colors
What are the original Alaskan Malamute and English Springer Spaniel color? Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel color comparison:
Red
Gray
White
Black
White
Liver
Tan
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Alaskan Malamute or English Springer Spaniel? Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel grooming comparison:
Average: The Alaskan Malamute requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The English Springer Spaniel requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Alaskan Malamute or English Springer Spaniel? Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel shedding:
Alaskan Malamutes are heavy shedders.
English Springer Spaniels shed moderately.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Alaskan Malamute or English Springer Spaniel?
6-8 weeks
Rarely.
6-8 weeks
Rarely.

Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Alaskan Malamute or English Springer Spaniel? Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel behavior/temperament comparison:
Affectionate
Dignified
Loyal
Devoted
Friendly
Playful
Affectionate
Cheerful
Intelligent
Social
Alert
Energetic
Playful
Intelligent Rank
Which dog has more intelligence? Is a Alaskan Malamute or English Springer Spaniel smarter? Which is best? Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel intelligence:
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Alaskan Malamute.
Very smart: English Springer Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel trainability comparison. What's the difference between Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel?
Alaskan Malamutes are easy to train.
English Springer Spaniels are easy to train.
Playfulness
Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel playfulness comparison:
The Alaskan Malamute is a playful breed.
The English Springer Spaniel is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference between Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel?
Alaskan Malamutes are average dogs regarding their affection level.
English Springer Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel social needs comparison:
Alaskan Malamutes are a social breed.
English Springer Spaniels are a social breed.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel?
Low to Average: The Alaskan Malamute rarely barks.
Average: The English Springer Spaniel barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Alaskan Malamute or English Springer Spaniel?
Alaskan Malamutes are one of the best watchdogs.
English Springer Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Alaskan Malamutes are extremely protective guard dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are average defenders.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Moderate
The Alaskan Malamute has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The English Springer Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Alaskan Malamute or English Springer Spaniel?
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel mouthiness comparison:
Alaskan Malamutes have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
English Springer Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct? What's the difference between Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel?
Alaskan Malamutes have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the English Springer Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? What's the difference between Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel? Which can be better for hunting?
Alaskan Malamutes have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
English Springer Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Alaskan Malamute or English Springer Spaniel?
Nem lakásbarát kutya Alaskan Malamute.
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya English Springer Spaniel fajta.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Alaskan Malamutes adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
English Springer Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Alaskan Malamute or English Springer Spaniel?
Alaskan Malamutes 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.
English Springer Spaniels 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.

Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Alaskan Malamute or English Springer Spaniel? Which dog is more friendly?
Alaskan Malamutes are stranger friendly dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Alaskan Malamute or English Springer Spaniel?
Alaskan Malamutes are kid-friendly dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Alaskan Malamute or English Springer Spaniel?
Alaskan Malamutes are not cat-friendly dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Alaskan Malamute or English Springer Spaniel?
Alaskan Malamutes are very dog-friendly dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is best for first time owners: Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel?
No
Alaskan Malamutes are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
English Springer Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Which one could be 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
Which one could be a therapy dog: Alaskan Malamute or English Springer Spaniel? Which is better for autism?
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
Which one could be a detection/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.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Alaskan Malamute is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
English Springer Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?
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.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Alaskan Malamutes are usually recommended for elderly people.
English Springer Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel?
Not really
Alaskan Malamute breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
English Springer Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Alaskan Malamutes do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
English Springer Spaniels are generally with other pets.
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.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel health comparison. Which is the healthier: Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel?
The Alaskan Malamute is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
English Springer Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel health problems comparison:
Cataracts
Chondrodysplasia
Hemeralopia
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Inherited Polyneuropathy
Allergies
Ear Infections
Ectropion
Hip Dysplasia
Phosphofructokinase deficiency (Tarui disease, PFK)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Retinal Dysplasia
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits: Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel?
Average
The Alaskan Malamute should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Rare
The English Springer Spaniel should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel lifespan comparison. How long do Alaskan Malamute and English Springer Spaniel breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy? What is the age limit of the Alaskan Malamute and English Springer Spaniel?
12-15 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Alaskan Malamute or English Springer Spaniel? Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel energy level comparison:
Alaskan Malamutes are high energy dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Alaskan Malamute or English Springer Spaniel? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Alaskan Malamutes need quite a lot of exercise.
English Springer Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Alaskan Malamute or English Springer Spaniel?
Alaskan Malamutes don't need too much sleep.
English Springer Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Alaskan Malamute or English Springer Spaniel? Does the Alaskan Malamute breed eat more than the English Springer Spaniel breed?
Recommended daily amount: 4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4.5 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 Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel weight gain potential comparison:
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel?
Prefers cold weather
The Alaskan Malamute can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Alaskan Malamute or English Springer Spaniel?
Low
The Alaskan Malamute has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The English Springer Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least? What's the difference between Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel?
The Alaskan Malamute is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The English Springer Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days
Litter Frequency Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size
How many puppies can Alaskan Malamute and English Springer Spaniel have? Alaskan Malamute vs English Springer Spaniel litter size comparison:
4-10 puppies 4-10 puppies

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