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Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky Comparison - Dog breed selector: Malinois or Flatcoat or Husky (Alaskan)? Find the right dog for you

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Name Belgian Malinois Flat-Coated Retriever Alaskan Husky
OriginsBelgium United Kingdom United States
Group Pastoral / Herding Dogs Gun Dog Sled Dogs
Popularity Rank4496495
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Malinois Flatcoat, Flattie, Flatte Husky (Alaskan)
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1959 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1915 as a Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section. Not recognized by FCI.
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.
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
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
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Price
Which is cheaper, Belgian Malinois or Flat-Coated Retriever or Alaskan Husky? Which is more expensive?
No data available $1000-$1200 $1000-$1500
Availability
Very frequent
Very frequent
Rare

Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Belgian Malinois or Flat-Coated Retriever or Alaskan Husky? Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky size comparison:
Large Large Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Belgian Malinois or Flat-Coated Retriever or Flat-Coated Retriever? Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky weight comparison:
Male: 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg), Female: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg) 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg) Male: 40-60 pounds (18-27 kg), Female: 35-48 pounds (16-22 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 70 pounds (31.5 kg), Female: 65 pounds (29.5 kg) 65 pounds (29.5 kg) Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 41.5 pounds (19 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Belgian Malinois or Flat-Coated Retriever or Alaskan Husky? Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky height comparison:
Male: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm) 22-23 inches (56-58 cm) 20-24 inches (51-61 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 25 inches (63.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58,5 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm) 22 inches (56 cm)

Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky coat comparison:
Weather-resistant
Straight
Thick
Shiny
Dense
Colors
What are the original Belgian Malinois, Flat-Coated Retriever and Alaskan Husky color?
Brindle
Cream
Fawn
Black
Liver
Black
Gray
White
Blonde
Orange
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Belgian Malinois or Flat-Coated Retriever or Alaskan Husky? Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky grooming comparison:
Average: The Belgian Malinois requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Flat-Coated Retriever doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Alaskan Husky requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Belgian Malinois or Flat-Coated Retriever or Alaskan Husky? Belgian Malinois or Flat-Coated Retriever or {name3 shedding:
Belgian Malinoiss shed moderately.
Flat-Coated Retrievers shed moderately.
Alaskan Huskys shed moderately.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Belgian Malinois or Flat-Coated Retriever or Alaskan Husky?
8-12 weeks
Very rarely.
6-8 weeks
Rarely.
4-6 weeks
Average.

Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Belgian Malinois or Flat-Coated Retriever or Alaskan Husky? Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky behavior/temperament comparison:
Active
Alert
Confident
Friendly
Hard working
Protective
Stubborn
Watchful
Friendly
Devoted
Outgoing
Confident
Optimistic
Intelligent
Agile
Energetic
Protective
Alert
Powerful
Sensitive
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky intelligence:
Very smart: Belgian Malinois is an excellent dog breed.
Very smart: Flat-Coated Retriever is an excellent dog breed.
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Alaskan Husky.
Trainability
Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky trainability comparison.
Belgian Malinoiss are very easy to train.
Flat-Coated Retrievers are easy to train.
Alaskan Huskys aren't famous for their trainability.
Playfulness
Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky playfulness comparison:
The Belgian Malinois is a highly playful breed.
The Flat-Coated Retriever is a highly playful breed.
The Alaskan Husky is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Flat-Coated Retrievers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Alaskan Huskys don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky?
Belgian Malinoiss may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
Flat-Coated Retrievers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Alaskan Huskys are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky social needs comparison:
Belgian Malinoiss are a social breed.
Flat-Coated Retrievers need for social interaction is average.
Alaskan Huskys need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky?
Average to high: The Belgian Malinois is a vocal breed.
Average: The Flat-Coated Retriever barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Alaskan Husky is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Belgian Malinois or Flat-Coated Retriever or Alaskan Husky?
Belgian Malinoiss are one of the best watchdogs.
Flat-Coated Retrievers are one of the best watchdogs.
Alaskan Huskys are average watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Belgian Malinoiss strongly protect their territory.
Flat-Coated Retrievers are average defenders.
Alaskan Huskys are average defenders.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Low
The Belgian Malinois has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Flat-Coated Retriever has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Alaskan Husky has an average chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Belgian Malinois or Flat-Coated Retriever or Alaskan Husky?
Between 100 and 200 PSI
The weakest: Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.
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? Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky mouthiness comparison:
Belgian Malinoiss have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Flat-Coated Retrievers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Alaskan 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 Belgian Malinois is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Flat-Coated Retriever is strong enough to escape from home.
Alaskan 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? Which can be better for hunting?
Belgian Malinoiss 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.
Flat-Coated Retrievers 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.
Alaskan Huskys have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Belgian Malinois or Flat-Coated Retriever or Alaskan Husky?
Nem a legjobb választás Belgian Malinois, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Belgian Malinois tartása lakásban.
Nem lakásbarát kutya Flat-Coated Retriever.
Nem lakásbarát kutya Alaskan Husky.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Belgian Malinoiss adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Flat-Coated Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Alaskan Huskys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Belgian Malinois or Flat-Coated Retriever or Alaskan Husky?
Belgian Malinoiss 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.
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.
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.

Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Belgian Malinois or Flat-Coated Retriever or Alaskan Husky? Which dog is more friendly?
Belgian Malinoiss are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Flat-Coated Retrievers are stranger friendly dogs.
Alaskan Huskys are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Belgian Malinois or Flat-Coated Retriever or Alaskan Husky?
Belgian Malinoiss are kid-friendly dogs.
Flat-Coated Retrievers are kid-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Huskys are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Belgian Malinois or Flat-Coated Retriever or Alaskan Husky?
Belgian Malinoiss are average friendly towards cats.
Flat-Coated Retrievers are average friendly towards cats.
Alaskan Huskys are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Belgian Malinois or Flat-Coated Retriever or Alaskan Husky?
Belgian Malinoiss are average friendly towards other dogs.
Flat-Coated Retrievers are dog-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Huskys are very dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky?
No
Belgian Malinoiss are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Flat-Coated Retrievers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Alaskan Huskys are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?
Yes
This breed makes good 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
Which one could be a therapy dog: Belgian Malinois or Flat-Coated Retriever or Alaskan Husky? 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.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?
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.
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.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Belgian Malinois is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Flat-Coated Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Alaskan Husky is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?
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.
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.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Belgian Malinoiss are usually recommended for elderly people.
Flat-Coated Retrievers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Alaskan Huskys are commonly okay with elderly people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky?
Not really
Belgian Malinois breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Flat-Coated Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Alaskan Husky breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Belgian Malinoiss are generally with other pets.
Flat-Coated Retrievers are generally with other pets.
Alaskan Huskys do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
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.

Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky health comparison. Which is the healthier: Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky?
The Belgian Malinois is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Alaskan Huskys tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky health problems comparison:
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Eye Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Cancer Hyperthyroidism
Laryngeal Paresis
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Belgian Malinois should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Rare
The Flat-Coated Retriever should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Frequent
The Alaskan Husky should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Life Expectancy
Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky lifespan comparison. How long do Belgian Malinois, Flat-Coated Retriever and Alaskan Husky breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years 10-13 years 10-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Belgian Malinois or Flat-Coated Retriever or Alaskan Husky? Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky energy level comparison:
Belgian Malinoiss are high energy dogs.
Flat-Coated Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Alaskan Huskys are high energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Belgian Malinois or Flat-Coated Retriever or Alaskan Husky? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Belgian Malinoiss need a lot of exercises.
Flat-Coated Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Alaskan Huskys need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Belgian Malinois or Flat-Coated Retriever or Alaskan Husky?
Belgian Malinoiss don't need too much sleep.
Flat-Coated Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Alaskan Huskys are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Belgian Malinois or Flat-Coated Retriever or Alaskan Husky?
2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3-4 cup high-quality commercial dog food (that is formulated for large-breed dogs), divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky weight gain potential comparison:
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky?
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Flat-Coated Retriever can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The Alaskan Husky can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky?
Medium
The Belgian Malinois has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Flat-Coated Retriever has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Alaskan Husky has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Belgian Malinois is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Flat-Coated Retriever is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Alaskan Husky is an average drooler.

Belgian Malinois vs Flat-Coated Retriever vs Alaskan Husky Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 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.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size
How many puppies can Belgian Malinois and Flat-Coated Retriever and Alaskan Husky have?
6-10 puppies 4-8 puppies 4-10 puppies

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