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Norrbottenspets vs Koolie vs Chinook – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Norrbottenspets vs Koolie vs Chinook" Compare Norrbottenspets and Koolie. Which is better: Norrbottenspets or Koolie or Chinook?
Name Norrbottenspets Koolie Chinook
OriginsSweden Australia United States
Group Companion Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Sled Dogs
Popularity Rank224329179
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Other Names Nordic Spitz, Norrbottenspitz, Pohjanpystykorva Australian Koolie, German Koolie, German Coolie Shinook
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2013 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Hunting Dogs section. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition No set America's Pet Registry
Australian National Kennel Council
Dog Registry of America Inc.
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
United Kennel Club
American Rare Breed Association
Price $600-$800 $400-$600 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Norrbottenspets vs Koolie vs Chinook

Size Medium Large
Medium
Large
Weight Male: 24-33 pounds (11-15 kg), Female: 18-27 pounds (8-12 kg) 33-53 pounds (15-24 kg) Male: 70 pounds (32 kg), Female: 55 pounds (25 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 28.5 pounds (13 kg), Female: 22.5 pounds (10 kg) 43 pounds (19.5 kg) Male: 70 pounds (32 kg), Female: 55 pounds (25 kg)
Height Male: 17.72 inches (45 cm), Female: 16.54 inches (42 cm) 13-23 inches (34-60 cm) Male: 23-27 inches (58-69 cm), Female: 21-25 inches (53-64 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 17.72 inches (45 cm), Female: 16.54 inches (42 cm) 18 inches (47 cm) Male: 25 inches (63.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Norrbottenspets vs Koolie vs Chinook

Coat Double
Dense
Straight
Rough
Smooth
Double
Rough
Dense
Soft
Thick
Colors Brown
White
Blonde
Tan
Yellow
Chocolate
Blue
Merle
Tricolor
Red
Black
Fawn
Palomino
Silver
Gray
Red
Gold
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Norrbottenspets doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Koolie doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Chinook requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Norrbottenspetss shed moderately.
Koolies shed moderately.
Chinooks shed moderately.

Characteristics - Norrbottenspets vs Koolie vs Chinook

Temperament Active
Attentive
Daring
Alert
Confident
Dominant
Dedicated
Temperate
Diligent
Intelligent
Affectionate
Alert
Dignified
Responsive
Calm
Friendly
Intelligent Rank
Average: Norrbottenspets's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Koolie's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Norrbottenspetss are quite easy to train.
Koolies are quite easy to train.
Chinooks are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Norrbottenspetss, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Koolies, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Chinook is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Norrbottenspetss have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Koolies don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Chinooks don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Norrbottenspetss are highly affectionate dogs.
Koolies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Chinooks are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Norrbottenspetss need a lot of social interaction.
Koolies are a social breed.
Chinooks are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Norrbottenspets is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Koolie barks occasionally.
Average: The Chinook barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Norrbottenspetss are average watchdogs.
Koolies are good watchdogs.
Chinooks are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Norrbottenspetss strongly protect their territory.
Koolies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Chinooks can't provide protection for their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Norrbottenspets has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Koolie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Chinook has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Norrbottenspetss have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Koolies have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Chinooks have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Norrbottenspetss have average wanderlust potential.
Koolies have average wanderlust potential.
Chinooks tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Norrbottenspetss 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.
Koolies 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.
Chinooks have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Norrbottenspetss are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Koolies are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Chinooks are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Norrbottenspetss adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Koolies adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Chinooks adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Norrbottenspetss tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Koolies 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.
Chinooks 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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Norrbottenspets vs Koolie vs Chinook

Stranger Friendly
Norrbottenspetss are average friendly towards strangers.
Koolies are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Chinooks are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Norrbottenspetss are kid-friendly dogs.
Koolies are kid-friendly dogs.
Chinooks are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Norrbottenspetss are average friendly towards cats.
Koolies are average friendly towards cats.
Chinooks are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Norrbottenspetss are dog-friendly dogs.
Koolies are average friendly towards other dogs.
Chinooks are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Norrbottenspets is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Koolie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Chinook is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Norrbottenspetss are usually recommended for elderly people.
Koolies are usually recommended for elderly people.
Chinooks are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Norrbottenspetss are generally with other pets.
Koolies are generally with other pets.
Chinooks are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Norrbottenspetss are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Koolies are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Chinooks 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
Norrbottenspets breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Koolie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Chinook 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 - Norrbottenspets vs Koolie vs Chinook

Health Issues
Norrbottenspetss tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Koolie is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Chinook is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems No set Blindness
Deafness
Bloat
Cataracts
Hip Dysplasia
Seizures
Skin Irritation
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 16-18 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Norrbottenspetss have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Koolies have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Chinooks have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Norrbottenspetss have an average exercise need.
Koolies need quite a lot of exercise.
Chinooks need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Norrbottenspetss sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Koolies are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Chinooks sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers warm weather Prefers cold weather
The Chinook can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Norrbottenspets has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Koolie has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Chinook has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Norrbottenspets is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Koolie is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Chinook is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Norrbottenspets vs Koolie vs Chinook

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 3-6 puppies

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