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Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky Comparison - Dog breed selector: Australian Sheepdog or Alsatian or Chukcha? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky" Compare Australian Kelpie and German Shepherd. Which is better: Australian Kelpie or German Shepherd or Siberian Husky?
Name Australian Kelpie German Shepherd Siberian Husky
OriginsAustralia Germany Russia
Group Working Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Sled Dogs
Popularity Rank523212
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Australian Sheepdog, Australischer Kelpie, Kelpie, Barb Alsatian, Berger Allemand, Alsatian wolf dog (UK), Deutscher Schäferhund, Schäferhund Chukcha, Chuksha, Husky, Icee, Sibe
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Working breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Sledge Dogs section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Registry
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Foundation Stock Service
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
German Shepherd Dog Club Of America
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
Price
Which is cheaper Australian Kelpie or German Shepherd or Siberian Husky? Which is more expensive?
$500-$700 $800-$2000 $700-$1200

Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger Australian Kelpie or German Shepherd or Siberian Husky? Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky size comparison:
Medium Large Medium
Weight
Which is heavier Australian Kelpie or German Shepherd or German Shepherd? Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky weight comparison:
25-45 pounds (11-20 kg) Male: 66-88 pounds (30-40 kg), Female: 49-71 pounds (22-32 kg) Male: 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg), Female: 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
35 pounds (15.5 kg) Male: 77 pounds (35 kg), Female: 60 pounds (27 kg) Male: 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg), Female: 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg)
Height
Which is taller Australian Kelpie or German Shepherd or Siberian Husky? Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky height comparison:
17-20 inches (43-51 cm) Male: 24-26 inches (60-65 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (55-60 cm) Male: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm), Female: 20–22 inches (51–56 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
18.5 inches (47 cm) Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (57.5 cm) Male: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm), Female: 20–22 inches (51–56 cm)

Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky coat comparison:
Double Fuzzy Fluffy
Colors
What are the original Australian Kelpie, German Shepherd and Siberian Husky color?
Blue
Chocolate
Red
Tan
Brown
Fawn
Black
Silver
Tan
Red
Black
Agouti
White
Gray
Sable
Red
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain Australian Kelpie or German Shepherd or Siberian Husky? Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky grooming comparison:
Effortless: The Australian Kelpie requires minimal grooming.
Average: The German Shepherd requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Siberian Husky requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Australian Kelpie or German Shepherd or Siberian Husky? Australian Kelpie or German Shepherd or {name3 shedding:
Australian Kelpies shed moderately.
German Shepherds are heavy shedders.
Siberian Huskys shed above average.

Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog Australian Kelpie or German Shepherd or Siberian Husky? Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky behavior/temperament comparison:
Alert
Energetic
Intelligent
Robust
Eager
Friendly
Loyal
Alert
Courageous
Intelligent
Obedient
Confident
Curious
Loyal
Watchful
Alert
Gentle
Outgoing
Friendly
Intelligent
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky intelligence:
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Australian Kelpie.
Outstanding: German Shepherd is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Siberian Husky.
Trainability
Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky trainability comparison. What's the difference?
Australian Kelpies are very easy to train.
German Shepherds are easy to train.
Siberian Huskys are hard to train.
Playfulness
Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky playfulness comparison:
The Australian Kelpie is a playful breed.
German Shepherds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Siberian Husky is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
German Shepherds 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
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky?
Australian Kelpies are average dogs regarding their affection level.
German Shepherds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Siberian Huskys are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky social needs comparison:
Australian Kelpies need for social interaction is average.
German Shepherds need for social interaction is average.
Siberian Huskys need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky?
Low to Average: The Australian Kelpie rarely barks.
Low to Average: The German Shepherd rarely barks.
Average: The Siberian Husky barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Which is better watchdog: Australian Kelpie or German Shepherd or Siberian Husky?
Australian Kelpies are one of the best watchdogs.
German Shepherds are one of the best watchdogs.
Siberian Huskys are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Australian Kelpies are extremely protective guard dogs.
German Shepherds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Siberian Huskys can't provide protection for their territory.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Low
The Australian Kelpie has a low chance of biting somebody.
High
The German Shepherd has a high chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Siberian Husky has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky mouthiness comparison:
Australian Kelpies have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
German Shepherds have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Siberian Huskys have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Wanderlust potential of the Australian Kelpie is strong enough to escape from home.
German Shepherds are not the biggest explorers.
Siberian Huskys have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive?
Australian Kelpies have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
German Shepherds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Siberian Huskys 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.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Australian Kelpie or German Shepherd or Siberian Husky?
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Australian Kelpie kutyafajtát.
Nem a legjobb választás German Shepherd, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható German Shepherd tartása lakásban.
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Siberian Husky kutyafajtát.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential?
Australian Kelpies adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
German Shepherds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Siberian Huskys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Australian Kelpie or German Shepherd or Siberian Husky?
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.
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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Australian Kelpie or German Shepherd or Siberian Husky?
Australian Kelpies are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
German Shepherds are stranger friendly dogs.
Siberian Huskys are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Australian Kelpie or German Shepherd or Siberian Husky?
Australian Kelpies are kid-friendly dogs.
German Shepherds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Siberian Huskys are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Australian Kelpie or German Shepherd or Siberian Husky?
Australian Kelpies are average friendly towards cats.
German Shepherds are average friendly towards cats.
Siberian Huskys are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Australian Kelpie or German Shepherd or Siberian Husky?
Australian Kelpies are average friendly towards other dogs.
German Shepherds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Siberian Huskys are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Australian Kelpie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
German Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Siberian Husky is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Australian Kelpies are usually recommended for elderly people.
German Shepherds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Siberian Huskys are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Australian Kelpies are generally with other pets.
German Shepherds are generally with other pets.
Siberian Huskys do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky?
No
Australian Kelpies are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
German Shepherds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Siberian Huskys 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.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Australian Kelpie or German Shepherd or Siberian Husky?
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
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.
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)
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.
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
Which one could be a boat dog: Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky?
Not really
Australian Kelpie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
German Shepherd breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Siberian Husky breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky health comparison. Which is the healthier: Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky?
Australian Kelpies tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
German Shepherds are commonly healthy dogs.
The Siberian Husky 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: Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky health problems comparison:
Cerebellar Abiotrophy
Collie Eye Anomaly
Hip Dysplasia
Osteoarthritis
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Allergies
Blindness
Bloat
Cancer
Cataracts
Cherry Eye
Chronic Diarrhea
Cruciate Ligament Rupture
Cushing's Syndrome
Degenerative Myelopathy
Demodectic Mange
Diabetes
Digestive Problems
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
Heart Disease
Hemophilia A
Hemophilia B
Hip Dysplasia
Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy
Lens Luxation
Lupus
Megaesophagus
Myasthenia Gravis
Nail Bed Disease
Osteochondrosis
Pannus
Panosteitis
Paralysis
Perianal Fistula
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Retinal Dysplasia
Seborrhea
Vitiligo
Von Willebrand's Disease
Wobbler's Syndrome
Cataracts
Corneal Dystrophy
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy
Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky lifespan comparison. How long do Australian Kelpie, German Shepherd and Siberian Husky breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-14 years 10-13 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Australian Kelpie or German Shepherd or Siberian Husky? Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky energy level comparison:
Australian Kelpies are high energy dogs.
German Shepherds are high energy dogs.
Siberian Huskys are high energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Australian Kelpie or German Shepherd or Siberian Husky? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Australian Kelpies need quite a lot of exercise.
German Shepherds need quite a lot of exercise.
Siberian Huskys need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Australian Kelpie or German Shepherd or Siberian Husky?
Australian Kelpies don't need too much sleep.
German Shepherds don't need too much sleep.
Siberian Huskys don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Australian Kelpie or German Shepherd or Siberian Husky?
1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Low to Average.
Low to Average.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers cold weather
The Siberian Husky can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Australian Kelpie has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The German Shepherd has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Siberian Husky has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Australian Kelpie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The German Shepherd is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Siberian Husky is an average drooler.

Australian Kelpie vs German Shepherd vs Siberian Husky 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 4-7 puppies 6-10 puppies 4-8 puppies

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