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Guatemalan Dogo vs Alaskan Klee Kai vs Alaskan Malamute – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Guatemalan Dogo vs Alaskan Klee Kai vs Alaskan Malamute" Compare Guatemalan Dogo and Alaskan Klee Kai. Which is better: Guatemalan Dogo or Alaskan Klee Kai or Alaskan Malamute?
Name Guatemalan Dogo Alaskan Klee Kai Alaskan Malamute
OriginsGuatemala United States United States
Group Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs Sled Dogs
Popularity Rank51421059
Reviews013
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Other Names Dogo Guatemalteco, Guatemalan Bull Terrier, Bullterrier Guatemalteco AKK, Klee Kai, Miniature Alaskan Husky, Mini Husky Mal, Mally
Breed Type Cross Breed Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1935 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Sledge Dogs section.
Breed Recognition No set 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
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
Price Unknown $1000-$1500 $1200-$1500

General Appearance - Guatemalan Dogo vs Alaskan Klee Kai vs Alaskan Malamute

Size Large
Giant
Medium Large
Weight Male: 88–99 pounds (40–45 kg), Female: 77–88 pounds (35–40 kg) 10-23 pounds (4.3-10 kg) Male: 80 - 95 pounds (36 - 43 kg), Female: 70 - 85 pounds (32 - 38 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 82.5 pounds (37.5 kg) 16.5 pounds (4.6.5 kg) Male: 80 - 95 pounds (36 - 43 kg), Female: 70 - 85 pounds (32 - 38 kg)
Height Male: 21–24 inch (54–60 cm), Female: 20–23 inch (52–58 cm) 13-17.5 inches (33-42 cm) Male: 24 - 26 inches (61 - 66 cm), Female: 22 - 24 inches (56 - 61 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 22.5 inch (57 cm), Female: 21.5 inch (55 cm) 13-17.5 inches (37.5 cm) Male: 24 - 26 inches (61 - 66 cm), Female: 22 - 24 inches (56 - 61 cm)

Hair & Care - Guatemalan Dogo vs Alaskan Klee Kai vs Alaskan Malamute

Coat Shiny
Smooth
Hard
Thick Dense
Rough
Thick
Weather-resistant
Colors Black & Tan White
Red
Gray
Black
Red
Gray
White
Black
Grooming
Average: The Guatemalan Dogo requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Alaskan Klee Kai doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Alaskan Malamute requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Guatemalan Dogos shed above average.
Alaskan Klee Kais shed none to minimal.
Alaskan Malamutes are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Guatemalan Dogo vs Alaskan Klee Kai vs Alaskan Malamute

Temperament Fearless
Balanced
Stable
Obedient
Tranquil
Loyal
Affectionate
Reserved
Alert
Territorial
Guarding
Active
Curious
Loyal
Territorial
Agile
Intelligent
Quick
Affectionate
Dignified
Loyal
Devoted
Friendly
Playful
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Guatemalan Dogo's has great intelligence.
Average: Alaskan Klee Kai's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Alaskan Malamute's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Guatemalan Dogos are easy to train.
Alaskan Klee Kais are easy to train.
Alaskan Malamutes are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Guatemalan Dogo is a highly playful breed.
The Alaskan Klee Kai is a highly playful breed.
The Alaskan Malamute is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Guatemalan Dogos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Guatemalan Dogos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Alaskan Klee Kais are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Alaskan Malamutes are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Guatemalan Dogos need for social interaction is average.
Alaskan Klee Kais need a lot of social interaction.
Alaskan Malamutes are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Guatemalan Dogo is a very vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Alaskan Klee Kai rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Alaskan Malamute rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Guatemalan Dogos are one of the best watchdogs.
Alaskan Klee Kais are one of the best watchdogs.
Alaskan Malamutes are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Guatemalan Dogos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Alaskan Klee Kais are average defenders.
Alaskan Malamutes are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Guatemalan Dogo has a low chance of biting somebody.

Moderate
The Guatemalan Dogo has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Alaskan Klee Kai has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Alaskan Malamute has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Guatemalan Dogos have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Alaskan Klee Kais have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Alaskan Malamutes have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Guatemalan Dogos have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Alaskan Klee Kai is strong enough to escape from home.
Alaskan Malamutes have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Guatemalan Dogos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Alaskan Klee Kais have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Alaskan Malamutes have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Guatemalan Dogos are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
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.
Alaskan Malamutes are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Guatemalan Dogos adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Alaskan Klee Kais adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Alaskan Malamutes adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Alaskan Klee Kais tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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.
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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Guatemalan Dogo vs Alaskan Klee Kai vs Alaskan Malamute

Stranger Friendly
Guatemalan Dogos are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Alaskan Klee Kais are average friendly towards strangers.
Alaskan Malamutes are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Guatemalan Dogos are very kid-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Klee Kais are kid-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Malamutes are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Guatemalan Dogos are average friendly towards cats.
Alaskan Klee Kais are average friendly towards cats.
Alaskan Malamutes are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Guatemalan Dogos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Klee Kais are average friendly towards other dogs.
Alaskan Malamutes are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Guatemalan Dogo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Alaskan Klee Kai is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Alaskan Malamute is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Guatemalan Dogos are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Alaskan Klee Kais are usually recommended for elderly people.
Alaskan Malamutes are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Guatemalan Dogos are generally with other pets.
Alaskan Klee Kais are generally with other pets.
Alaskan Malamutes do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Guatemalan Dogos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Alaskan Klee Kais are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Alaskan Malamutes are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn 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
Guatemalan Dogo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Alaskan Klee Kai breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Alaskan Malamute breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes
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 - Guatemalan Dogo vs Alaskan Klee Kai vs Alaskan Malamute

Health Issues
Guatemalan Dogos tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
Alaskan Klee Kais tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Alaskan Malamute is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems No set Autoimmune Hypothyroidism
Factor Vii Deficiency
Hypothyroidism
Vaccination Sensitivity
Cataracts
Chondrodysplasia
Hemeralopia
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Inherited Polyneuropathy
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-15 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Guatemalan Dogos have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Alaskan Klee Kais have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Alaskan Malamutes are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Guatemalan Dogos need quite a lot of exercise.
Alaskan Klee Kais have an average exercise need.
Alaskan Malamutes need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Guatemalan Dogos sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Alaskan Klee Kais are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Alaskan Malamutes don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 3/4 to 1 1/2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather Prefers cold weather
The Alaskan Klee Kai can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The Alaskan Malamute can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Guatemalan Dogo has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Alaskan Klee Kai has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Alaskan Malamute has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Guatemalan Dogo is an average drooler.
The Alaskan Klee Kai is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Alaskan Malamute is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Guatemalan Dogo vs Alaskan Klee Kai vs Alaskan Malamute

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 4-8 puppies 1-3 puppies 4-10 puppies

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