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Australian Shepherd vs Siberian Husky vs Dachsador – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Australian Shepherd vs Siberian Husky vs Dachsador" Compare Australian Shepherd and Siberian Husky. Which is better: Australian Shepherd or Siberian Husky or Dachsador?
Name Australian Shepherd Siberian Husky Dachsador
OriginsUnited States Russia United States Germany
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Sled Dogs Designer Dogs
Popularity Rank1712576
Reviews240
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Other Names Aussie, Little Blue Dog Chukcha, Chuksha, Husky, Icee, Sibe Cross between the Dachsund and Labrador Retriever.
Doxadors
Doxidors
Weinerdors
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1991 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group 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. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition 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
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
Not recognized by any clubs.
Price $600-$800 $700-$1200 500-700

General Appearance - Australian Shepherd vs Siberian Husky vs Dachsador

Size Large Medium Medium
Weight Male: 50-65 pounds (25-29 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg) Male: 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg), Female: 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg) 31-40 pounds (14-18 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 57.5 pounds (27 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) Male: 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg), Female: 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg) 35.5 pounds (16 kg)
Height Male: 20-23 inches (52-58cm), Female: 18-21 inches (46–53 cm) Male: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm), Female: 20–22 inches (51–56 cm) 16-25 inches (40-64 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 21.5 inches (55 cm), Female: 19.5 inches (46–53 cm) Male: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm), Female: 20–22 inches (51–56 cm) 20.5 inches (52 cm)

Hair & Care - Australian Shepherd vs Siberian Husky vs Dachsador

Coat Feathered Fluffy Medium
Dense
Wiry
Short
Colors Red
Blue
Merle
Black
Agouti
White
Gray
Sable
Red
Black
Chocolate
Brown
Black
Yellow
Grooming
Average: The Australian Shepherd requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Siberian Husky requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Dachsador doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Australian Shepherds shed moderately.
Siberian Huskys shed above average.
Dachsadors are low shedders.

Characteristics - Australian Shepherd vs Siberian Husky vs Dachsador

Temperament Active
Friendly
Intelligent
Loving
Affectionate
Good-natured
Protective
Alert
Gentle
Outgoing
Friendly
Intelligent
Lively
Active
Friendly
Stubborn
Smart
Alert
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Australian Shepherd's has great intelligence.
Average: Siberian Husky's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Dachsador's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Australian Shepherds are very easy to train.
Siberian Huskys are hard to train.
Dachsadors are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Australian Shepherd is a highly playful breed.
The Siberian Husky is a playful breed.
The Dachsador is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Australian 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.
Dachsadors have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Australian Shepherds are highly affectionate dogs.
Siberian Huskys are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Dachsadors are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Australian Shepherds are a social breed.
Siberian Huskys need for social interaction is average.
Dachsadors are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The Australian Shepherd rarely barks.
Average: The Siberian Husky barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Dachsador rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Australian Shepherds are one of the best watchdogs.
Siberian Huskys are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Dachsadors are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Australian Shepherds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Siberian Huskys can't provide protection for their territory.
Dachsadors are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Australian Shepherd has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Siberian Husky has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Dachsador has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Australian Shepherds have a higher than average 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.
Dachsadors have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Australian 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.
Wanderlust potential of the Dachsador is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Australian 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.
Dachsadors have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Australian Shepherds are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Siberian Huskys are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Dachsadors are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Australian 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.
Dachsadors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Australian Shepherds 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Dachsadors 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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Australian Shepherd vs Siberian Husky vs Dachsador

Stranger Friendly
Australian Shepherds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Siberian Huskys are average friendly towards strangers.
Dachsadors are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Australian Shepherds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Siberian Huskys are kid-friendly dogs.
Dachsadors are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Australian Shepherds are average friendly towards cats.
Siberian Huskys are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dachsadors are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Australian Shepherds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Siberian Huskys are very dog-friendly dogs.
Dachsadors are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Australian Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Siberian Husky is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Dachsador is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Australian Shepherds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Siberian Huskys are usually recommended for elderly people.
Dachsadors are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Australian Shepherds are generally with other pets.
Siberian Huskys do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Dachsadors usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Australian 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.
Yes
Dachsadors are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going 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.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
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 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
Australian Shepherd breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Siberian Husky breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Dachsador 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 - Australian Shepherd vs Siberian Husky vs Dachsador

Health Issues
The Australian Shepherd is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Siberian Husky is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Dachsadors are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Allergies
Cancer
Cataracts
Collie Eye Anomaly
Deafness
Detached Retina
Distichiasis
Drug Sensitivity
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Nasal Solar Dermatitis
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Persistent Pupillary Membranes
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Cataracts
Corneal Dystrophy
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Hip Dysplasia
Back Issues
Eye Problems
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-14 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Australian Shepherds are high energy dogs.
Siberian Huskys are high energy dogs.
Dachsadors have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Australian Shepherds need a lot of exercises.
Siberian Huskys need quite a lot of exercise.
Dachsadors need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Australian Shepherds don't need too much sleep.
Siberian Huskys don't need too much sleep.
Dachsadors are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2.5 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. 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate 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.
Prefers cold weather
The Siberian Husky can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Australian Shepherd has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Siberian Husky has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Dachsador has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Australian Shepherd is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Siberian Husky is an average drooler.
The Dachsador is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Australian Shepherd vs Siberian Husky vs Dachsador

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 6-9 puppies, average 7 4-8 puppies 5-8 puppies

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