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Kishu Ken vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Siberian Husky – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Kishu Ken vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Siberian Husky" Compare Kishu Ken and Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. Which is better: Kishu Ken or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Siberian Husky?
Name Kishu Ken Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Siberian Husky
OriginsJapan Canada Russia
Group Hunting Dogs Gun Dog Sled Dogs
Popularity Rank5288912
Reviews122
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Other Names Kishu, Kishu Inu Toller, Scotty, Novie, Little River Duck Dog Chukcha, Chuksha, Husky, Icee, Sibe
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2003 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Asian Spitz and related breeds section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Sledge Dogs section.
Breed Recognition American Rare Breed Association Dog Registry of America Inc. Foundation Stock Service North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. No set 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 $300-$500 $1800-$2000 $700-$1200

General Appearance - Kishu Ken vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Siberian Husky

Size Medium Medium Medium
Weight 30-60 pounds (13-27 kg) 37-51 pounds (17-23 kg) Male: 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg), Female: 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg)
Avg. Weight 45 pounds (20 kg) 44 pounds (20 kg) Male: 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg), Female: 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg)
Height 17-22 inches (43-56 cm) 17-21 inches (43-53 cm) Male: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm), Female: 20–22 inches (51–56 cm)
Avg. Height 19.5 inches (49.5 cm) 19 inches (48 cm) Male: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm), Female: 20–22 inches (51–56 cm)

Hair & Care - Kishu Ken vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Siberian Husky

Coat Thick Soft Straight Dense Waterproof Fluffy
Colors Brindle White Tan Red Black Red Gold Agouti White Gray Sable Red Black
Grooming
Advanced: The Kishu Ken requires a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Siberian Husky requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Kishu Kens shed moderately.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers shed moderately.
Siberian Huskys shed above average.

Characteristics - Kishu Ken vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Siberian Husky

Temperament Alert Docile Noble Dignified Faithful Affectionate Courageous Gentle Responsive Alert Energetic Playful Alert Gentle Outgoing Friendly Intelligent
Intelligent Rank
Average: Kishu Ken's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Siberian Husky's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Kishu Kens are hard to train.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are easy to train.
Siberian Huskys are easy to train.
Playfulness
Kishu Kens, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a highly playful breed.
The Siberian Husky is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Kishu Kens have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Kishu Kens are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers 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
Kishu Kens are kinda antisocial.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are a social breed.
Siberian Huskys need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low: The Kishu Ken barks none to minimal.
Average: The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever barks occasionally.
Average: The Siberian Husky barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Kishu Kens are good watchdogs.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Siberian Huskys are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Territorial
Kishu Kens are extremely protective guard dogs.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are average defenders.
Siberian Huskys can't provide protection for their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Kishu Ken has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Siberian Husky has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Kishu Kens have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers 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.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Kishu Kens have average wanderlust potential.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
Siberian Huskys have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Kishu Kens 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.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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
Kishu Kens are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers 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.
Adaptability
Kishu Kens adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers 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
Kishu Kens handle alone time quite well.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers 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.
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 - Kishu Ken vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Siberian Husky

Stranger Friendly
Kishu Kens are average friendly towards strangers.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Siberian Huskys are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Kishu Kens are kid-friendly dogs.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Siberian Huskys are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Kishu Kens are average friendly towards cats.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are average friendly towards cats.
Siberian Huskys are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Kishu Kens are dog-friendly dogs.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Siberian Huskys are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Kishu Ken is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Siberian Husky is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Kishu Kens are usually recommended for elderly people.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Siberian Huskys are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Kishu Kens are generally with other pets.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are generally with other pets.
Siberian Huskys do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Kishu Kens are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Siberian Huskys 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.
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) 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
Kishu Ken breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Siberian Husky 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 - Kishu Ken vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Siberian Husky

Health Issues
Kishu Kens tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers 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 No set No set Cataracts Corneal Dystrophy Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 11-13 years 12-14 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Kishu Kens are high energy dogs.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Siberian Huskys are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Kishu Kens need a lot of exercises.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers need quite a lot of exercise.
Siberian Huskys need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Kishu Kens don't need too much sleep.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Siberian Huskys don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2.5 to 3 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
Average to High.
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever 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.
Stinkiness Medium
The Kishu Ken has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Siberian Husky has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Kishu Ken is an average drooler.
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Siberian Husky is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Kishu Ken vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Siberian Husky

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 2-5 puppies, average 3 6-10 puppies 4-8 puppies

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