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Lapponian Herder vs Sloughi vs Whippet – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Lapponian Herder vs Sloughi vs Whippet" Compare Lapponian Herder and Sloughi. Which is better: Lapponian Herder or Sloughi or Whippet?
Name Lapponian Herder Sloughi Whippet
OriginsFinland Morocco England
Group Working Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank22818861
Reviews401
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Other Names Lapland Reindeer Dog, Reindeer Herder, Lapinporokoira Berber Greyhound, Sloughi Moghrebi English Whippet, Snap Dog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2016 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Watchdogs and Herders section. Recognized by FCI in the Sighthounds group, in the Short-haired Sighthounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Sighthounds group, in the Short-haired Sighthounds section.
Breed Recognition No set No set American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
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
Price $600-$800 $800-$1000 $800-$1200

General Appearance - Lapponian Herder vs Sloughi vs Whippet

Size Medium Large Medium
Weight Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg) Male: 55-65 pounds (25-30 kg), Female: 35-50 pounds (16-23 kg) 25 - 45 pounds (11 - 21 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 65 pounds (29.5 kg), Female: 59 pounds (26.5 kg) Male: 60 pounds (27.5 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19.5 kg) 25 - 45 pounds (11 - 21 kg)
Height Male: 19–21 inches (48–54 cm), Female: 17–19 inches (43–49 cm) Male: 26.4-28.3 inches (66-72 cm), Female: 24-26.7 inches (61-68 cm) Male: 18.5-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17.5-19 inches (44-48 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 20 inch (51 cm), Female: 19 inch (48.5 cm) Male: 26.4-28.3 inches (69 cm), Female: 24-26.7 inches (64.5 cm) Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Lapponian Herder vs Sloughi vs Whippet

Coat Double
Straight
Fluffy
Straight
Dense
Fine
Short
Close in texture
Colors Brown
Gray
Black
Cream
Spotted
Brindle
Fawn
Black
Cream
Red
Blue
Fawn
White
Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Lapponian Herder doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Sloughi requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Whippet requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Lapponian Herders shed moderately.
Sloughis shed moderately.
Whippets are low shedders.

Characteristics - Lapponian Herder vs Sloughi vs Whippet

Temperament Calm
Energetic
Vocal
Docile
Friendly
Alert
Intelligent
Independent
Sweet
Faithful
Sensitive
Playful
Affectionate
Gentle
Lively
Friendly
Intelligent
Quiet
Outright
Adaptable
Companionable
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Lapponian Herder is an excellent dog breed.
Average: Sloughi's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Whippet's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Lapponian Herders are quite easy to train.
Sloughis are quite easy to train.
Whippets are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Lapponian Herder is a highly playful breed.
Sloughis, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Whippets, 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.
Whippets don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Lapponian Herders are highly affectionate dogs.
Sloughis are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Whippets are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Lapponian Herders are a social breed.
Sloughis need for social interaction is average.
Whippets need for social interaction is average.
Barking
High: The Lapponian Herder is a very vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Sloughi rarely barks.
Low: The Whippet barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Lapponian Herders are good watchdogs.
Sloughis are one of the best watchdogs.
Whippets are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Lapponian Herders strongly protect their territory.
Sloughis are extremely protective guard dogs.
Whippets can't provide protection for their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Lapponian Herder has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Sloughi has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Whippet has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Lapponian Herders have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Sloughis have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Whippets have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Lapponian Herder is strong enough to escape from home.
Sloughis have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Whippet is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Lapponian Herders have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Sloughis have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Whippets have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Lapponian Herders are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Sloughis are apartment-friendly dogs.
Whippets are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Lapponian Herders adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Sloughis adapt badly to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Whippets adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Lapponian Herders 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.

Good With - Lapponian Herder vs Sloughi vs Whippet

Stranger Friendly
Lapponian Herders are average friendly towards strangers.
Sloughis are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Whippets are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Lapponian Herders are very kid-friendly dogs.
Sloughis are kid-friendly dogs.
Whippets are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Lapponian Herders are average friendly towards cats.
Sloughis are not cat-friendly dogs.
Whippets are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Lapponian Herders are dog-friendly dogs.
Sloughis are average friendly towards other dogs.
Whippets are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Lapponian Herder is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Sloughi is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Whippet is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Lapponian Herders are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Sloughis are usually recommended for elderly people.
Whippets are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Lapponian Herders are generally with other pets.
Sloughis do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Whippets do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Lapponian Herders are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Sloughis are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Whippets 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
Lapponian Herder breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Sloughi breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Whippet 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 - Lapponian Herder vs Sloughi vs Whippet

Health Issues
Very healthy dog breed.
Sloughis tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Whippet is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems No set No set Addison's Disease
Arthritis
Deafness
Drug Sensitivity
Heart Murmurs
Heart Problems
Hypothyroidism
Kidney Issues
Vaccination Sensitivity
Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-15 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Lapponian Herders are high energy dogs.
Sloughis are high energy dogs.
Whippets are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Lapponian Herders need a lot of exercises.
Sloughis have an average exercise need.
Whippets have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Lapponian Herders are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Sloughis don't need too much sleep.
Whippets don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of a high-quality dog food a day. 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Low.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Lapponian Herder can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness Medium
The Lapponian Herder has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Sloughi has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Whippet has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Lapponian Herder is an average drooler.
The Sloughi is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Whippet is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Lapponian Herder vs Sloughi vs Whippet

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 3-5 puppies 4-6 puppies 4-8 puppies

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