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Komondor vs Siberian Husky vs Alano Espanol – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Komondor vs Siberian Husky vs Alano Espanol" Compare Komondor and Siberian Husky. Which is better: Komondor or Siberian Husky or Alano Espanol?
Name Komondor Siberian Husky Alano Espanol
OriginsHungary Russia Spain
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Sled Dogs Guard Dogs
Popularity Rank16312466
Reviews140
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Other Names Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor Chukcha, Chuksha, Husky, Icee, Sibe Spanish Alano, Spanish Bulldog, Alano, Perro de Toro
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937 as a Working 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 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
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Backwoods Bulldog Club
Price $800-$1200 $700-$1200 $600-$800

General Appearance - Komondor vs Siberian Husky vs Alano Espanol

Size Large Medium Large
Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg), Female: 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg) 75–88 pounds (34–40 kg)
Avg. Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg), Female: 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg) 75–88 pounds (34–40 kg)
Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm), Female: 20–22 inches (51–56 cm) Male: 23-25 inches (58 - 64 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (55-61 cm)
Avg. Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm), Female: 20–22 inches (51–56 cm) Male: 24 inches (58 - 64 cm), Female: 23 inches (58 cm)

Hair & Care - Komondor vs Siberian Husky vs Alano Espanol

Coat Thick
Coarser Topcoat
Finer Undercoat
Shaggy
Dense
Wavy
Corded
Fluffy Thick
Colors White
Ivory
Agouti
White
Gray
Sable
Red
Black
Tan
Fawn
Sable
Yellow
Brindle
Red
Wolf
Black
Grooming
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Average: The Siberian Husky requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Alano Espanol requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Komondors shed none to minimal.
Siberian Huskys shed above average.
Alano Espanols are low shedders.

Characteristics - Komondor vs Siberian Husky vs Alano Espanol

Temperament Affectionate
Fearless
Independent
Calm
Gentle
Steady
Alert
Gentle
Outgoing
Friendly
Intelligent
Affectionate
Obedient
Reliable
Dominant
Patient
Serious
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Siberian Husky's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Alano Espanol's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Komondors are easy to train.
Siberian Huskys are hard to train.
Alano Espanols aren't famous for their trainability.
Playfulness
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Siberian Husky is a playful breed.
Alano Espanols, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Alano Espanols have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Siberian Huskys are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Alano Espanols are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Siberian Huskys need for social interaction is average.
Alano Espanols need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Average: The Siberian Husky barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Alano Espanol rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Siberian Huskys are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Alano Espanols are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Siberian Huskys can't provide protection for their territory.
Alano Espanols are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Siberian Husky has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Alano Espanol has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Komondors have an 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.
Alano Espanols have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Komondor is strong enough to escape from home.
Siberian Huskys have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Alano Espanols have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Komondors have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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.
Alano Espanols have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Siberian Huskys are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Alano Espanols are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Komondors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Siberian Huskys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Alano Espanols 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.
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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Komondor vs Siberian Husky vs Alano Espanol

Stranger Friendly
Komondors are not stranger friendly dogs.
Siberian Huskys are average friendly towards strangers.
Alano Espanols are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Komondors are kid-friendly dogs.
Siberian Huskys are kid-friendly dogs.
Alano Espanols are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Komondors are cat-friendly dogs.
Siberian Huskys are not cat-friendly dogs.
Alano Espanols are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Komondors are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Siberian Huskys are very dog-friendly dogs.
Alano Espanols are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Komondor is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Siberian Husky is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Alano Espanol is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Komondors are usually recommended for elderly people.
Siberian Huskys are usually recommended for elderly people.
Alano Espanols are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Komondors are usually friendly towards other pets.
Siberian Huskys do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Alano Espanols are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Komondors 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.
No
Alano Espanols 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
Komondor breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Siberian Husky breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Alano Espanol 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.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Komondor vs Siberian Husky vs Alano Espanol

Health Issues
The Komondor 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.
Alano Espanols tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems No set Cataracts
Corneal Dystrophy
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
No set
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-14 years 11-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Siberian Huskys are high energy dogs.
Alano Espanols are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Siberian Huskys need quite a lot of exercise.
Alano Espanols need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Siberian Huskys don't need too much sleep.
Alano Espanols 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: 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 4 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Low to Average.
High: The Alano Espanol breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Komondor 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.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Alano Espanol can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Siberian Husky has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Alano Espanol has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Siberian Husky is an average drooler.
The Alano Espanol drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.

Reproducibility - Komondor vs Siberian Husky vs Alano Espanol

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

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