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Norrbottenspets vs Mudi vs Northern Inuit Dog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Norrbottenspets vs Mudi vs Northern Inuit Dog" Compare Norrbottenspets and Mudi. Which is better: Norrbottenspets or Mudi or Northern Inuit Dog?
Name Norrbottenspets Mudi Northern Inuit Dog
OriginsSweden Hungary England
Group Companion Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Guard Dogs
Popularity Rank224486476
Reviews010
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Other Names Nordic Spitz, Norrbottenspitz, Pohjanpystykorva Hungarian Mudi, Canis Ovilis Fenyesi NI dog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Hunting Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition No set No set Dog Registry of America Inc.
Price $600-$800 $800-$1000 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Norrbottenspets vs Mudi vs Northern Inuit Dog

Size Medium Medium Large
Giant
Weight Male: 24-33 pounds (11-15 kg), Female: 18-27 pounds (8-12 kg) 18-29 pounds (8-13 kg) Male: 79-110 pounds (36-50 kg), Female: 55-84 pounds (25-38 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 28.5 pounds (13 kg), Female: 22.5 pounds (10 kg) 23.5 pounds (10.5 kg) Male: 94.5 pounds (43 kg), Female: 69.5 pounds (31.5 kg)
Height Male: 17.72 inches (45 cm), Female: 16.54 inches (42 cm) 15-19 inches (38-48 cm) Male: 23-32 inches (58-81 cm), Female: 23-28 inches (58-71 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 17.72 inches (45 cm), Female: 16.54 inches (42 cm) 17 inches (43 cm) Male: 27.5 inches (69.5 cm), Female: 25.5 inches (64.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Norrbottenspets vs Mudi vs Northern Inuit Dog

Coat Double
Dense
Straight
Rough
Dense
Curly
Wavy
Shiny
Short
Dense
Colors Brown
White
Blonde
Tan
Yellow
Fawn
Black Merle
Brown
Gray
White
Black
Blue-Grey
Ash coloured (blue grey)
Sable
Gray
White
Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Norrbottenspets doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Mudi requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Northern Inuit Dog requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Norrbottenspetss shed moderately.
Mudis shed moderately.
Northern Inuit Dogs shed moderately.

Characteristics - Norrbottenspets vs Mudi vs Northern Inuit Dog

Temperament Active
Attentive
Daring
Alert
Confident
Alert
Energetic
Intelligent
Loving
Courageous
Gentle
Lively
Guarding
Companionable
Watchful
Keen to Work
Adaptable
Calm
Familiar
Gentle
Dependable
Friendly
Intelligent Rank
Average: Norrbottenspets's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Mudi's has great intelligence.
Average: Northern Inuit Dog's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Norrbottenspetss are quite easy to train.
Mudis are easy to train.
Northern Inuit Dogs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Norrbottenspetss, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Mudis, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Northern Inuit Dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Norrbottenspetss have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Mudis have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Northern Inuit Dogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Norrbottenspetss are highly affectionate dogs.
Mudis are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Northern Inuit Dogs are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Norrbottenspetss need a lot of social interaction.
Mudis need for social interaction is average.
Northern Inuit Dogs are kinda antisocial.
Barking
High: The Norrbottenspets is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Mudi barks occasionally.
Average: The Northern Inuit Dog barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Norrbottenspetss are average watchdogs.
Mudis are average watchdogs.
Northern Inuit Dogs are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Norrbottenspetss strongly protect their territory.
Mudis are average defenders.
Northern Inuit Dogs strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Norrbottenspets has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Mudi has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Northern Inuit Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Norrbottenspetss have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Mudis have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Northern Inuit Dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Norrbottenspetss have average wanderlust potential.
Mudis are not the biggest explorers.
Northern Inuit Dogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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.
Mudis don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Northern Inuit 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
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.
Mudis are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Northern Inuit Dogs 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.
Mudis adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Northern Inuit Dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Northern Inuit Dogs handle alone time quite well.
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 Mudi vs Northern Inuit Dog

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

Health Issues
Norrbottenspetss tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Mudis are commonly healthy dogs.
The Northern Inuit Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems No set Cataracts
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Patellar Luxation
Addison's Disease
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 14-15 years 12-14 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.
Mudis have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Northern Inuit Dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Norrbottenspetss have an average exercise need.
Mudis need quite a lot of exercise.
Northern Inuit Dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Norrbottenspetss sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Mudis sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Northern Inuit Dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers cold weather
The Northern Inuit Dog 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.
Low
The Mudi has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Northern Inuit Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Norrbottenspets is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Mudi is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Northern Inuit Dog is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Norrbottenspets vs Mudi vs Northern Inuit 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 3-5 puppies 5-8 puppies 5-12 puppies

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