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Labrador Husky vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Portuguese Water Dog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Labrador Husky vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Portuguese Water Dog" Compare Labrador Husky and Berger Blanc Suisse. Which is better: Labrador Husky or Berger Blanc Suisse or Portuguese Water Dog?
Name Labrador Husky Berger Blanc Suisse Portuguese Water Dog
OriginsCanada Switzerland Portugal
Group Sled Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Working Dogs
Popularity Rank34439154
Reviews004
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Other Names Husky-Lab White Swiss Shepherd Dog, Weisser Schweizer Schäferhund, Pastore Svizzero Bianco Water Dog, Portie, PWD, Cao De Agua
Breed Type Purebred 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 1983 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Water Dogs section.
Breed Recognition Dog Registry of America Inc. Dog Registry of America Inc. National Kennel Club American Canine Association, Inc. American Kennel Club Canadian Kennel Club Federation Cynologique Internationale Australian National Kennel Council New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club The Kennel Club
Price $400-$800 $2500-$3000 $2500-$2800

General Appearance - Labrador Husky vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Portuguese Water Dog

Size Large Large Medium
Weight 60-100 pounds (27-45 kg) Male: 66–88 lbs (30–40 kg), Female: 55–77 lbs (25–35 kg) Male: 42-55 pounds (19-25 kg), Female: 35-49 pounds (16-22 kg)
Avg. Weight 80 pounds (36 kg) Male: 77 lbs (35 kg), Female: 66 lbs (30 kg) Male: 48.5 pounds (22 kg), Female: 42 pounds (19 kg)
Height 20-28 inches (51-71 cm) Male: 24–26 inch (60–66 cm), Female: 22–24 inch (55–61 cm) Male: 20-22 inches (50-57 cm), Female: 17-20 inches (43-52 cm)
Avg. Height 24 inches (61 cm) Male: 25 inch (63 cm), Female: 23 inch (58 cm) Male: 21 inches (53.5 cm), Female: 18.5 inches (47.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Labrador Husky vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Portuguese Water Dog

Coat Double Thick Dense Straight Curly
Colors Solid Black Solid White Black & White & Red Black & White & Grey White White Brown Black
Grooming
Advanced: The Labrador Husky requires a lot of grooming.
Average: The Berger Blanc Suisse requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Portuguese Water Dog requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Labrador Huskys shed moderately.
Berger Blanc Suisses are heavy shedders.
Portuguese Water Dogs shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Labrador Husky vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Portuguese Water Dog

Temperament Friendly Good natured Intelligent Quiet Easygoing Gentle Patient Strong Active Intelligent Brave Impetuous Obedient Docile Intelligent Quarrelsome
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Labrador Husky's has great intelligence.
Smart: Berger Blanc Suisse's has great intelligence.
Smart: Portuguese Water Dog's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Labrador Huskys are very easy to train.
Berger Blanc Suisses are easy to train.
Portuguese Water Dogs are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Labrador Husky is a highly playful breed.
The Berger Blanc Suisse is a playful breed.
The Portuguese Water Dog is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Labrador Huskys are highly affectionate dogs.
Berger Blanc Suisses are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Portuguese Water Dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Labrador Huskys are a social breed.
Berger Blanc Suisses need a lot of social interaction.
Portuguese Water Dogs need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low to Average: The Labrador Husky rarely barks.
Average to high: The Berger Blanc Suisse is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Portuguese Water Dog rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Labrador Huskys are one of the best watchdogs.
Berger Blanc Suisses are good watchdogs.
Portuguese Water Dogs are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Labrador Huskys strongly protect their territory.
Berger Blanc Suisses strongly protect their territory.
Portuguese Water Dogs are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Labrador Husky has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Berger Blanc Suisse has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Portuguese Water Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Labrador Huskys have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Berger Blanc Suisses have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Portuguese Water Dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Labrador Huskys have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Berger Blanc Suisses have average wanderlust potential.
Portuguese Water Dogs have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Labrador Huskys have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Berger Blanc Suisses don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Portuguese Water Dogs 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
Labrador Huskys are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Berger Blanc Suisses are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Portuguese Water Dogs are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Labrador Huskys adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Berger Blanc Suisses adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Portuguese Water Dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Labrador Huskys 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.
Berger Blanc Suisses tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Portuguese Water Dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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.

Good With - Labrador Husky vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Portuguese Water Dog

Stranger Friendly
Labrador Huskys are stranger friendly dogs.
Berger Blanc Suisses are stranger friendly dogs.
Portuguese Water Dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Labrador Huskys are average friendly dogs towards children.
Berger Blanc Suisses are very kid-friendly dogs.
Portuguese Water Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Labrador Huskys are average friendly towards cats.
Berger Blanc Suisses are cat-friendly dogs.
Portuguese Water Dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Labrador Huskys are dog-friendly dogs.
Berger Blanc Suisses are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Portuguese Water Dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Labrador Husky is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Berger Blanc Suisse is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Portuguese Water Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Labrador Huskys are commonly okay with elderly people.
Berger Blanc Suisses are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Portuguese Water Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Labrador Huskys are generally with other pets.
Berger Blanc Suisses are usually friendly towards other pets.
Portuguese Water Dogs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Labrador Huskys are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Berger Blanc Suisses are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Portuguese Water Dogs 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
Labrador Husky breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Berger Blanc Suisse breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Portuguese Water Dog breed usually likes 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 - Labrador Husky vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Portuguese Water Dog

Health Issues
The Labrador Husky is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Berger Blanc Suisses tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Portuguese Water Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems No set Allergies Bloat Joint Dysplasia Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Persistent Pupillary Membranes Entropion Ectropion Distichiasis Cataracts Abnormally Small Eyes GM-1 Storage Disease Juvenile Dilated Cardiomyopathy Gastrointestinal Diseases Irritable Bowel Disease (ibd) Colitis Megaesophagus Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis Lymphangiectasia Addison's Disease
Life Expectancy 11-13 years 12-13 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
Energy Level
Labrador Huskys are high energy dogs.
Berger Blanc Suisses are high energy dogs.
Portuguese Water Dogs are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Labrador Huskys need a lot of exercises.
Berger Blanc Suisses need a lot of exercises.
Portuguese Water Dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Labrador Huskys don't need too much sleep.
Berger Blanc Suisses are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Portuguese Water Dogs don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 4 to 7 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 2 to 2.5 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Labrador Husky can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Berger Blanc Suisse can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Portuguese Water Dog can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Labrador Husky has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Berger Blanc Suisse has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Portuguese Water Dog has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Labrador Husky is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Berger Blanc Suisse is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Portuguese Water Dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Labrador Husky vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Portuguese Water Dog

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 6-8 puppies 4-8 puppies

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