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Norrbottenspets vs Swedish Lapphund vs West Siberian Laika – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Norrbottenspets vs Swedish Lapphund vs West Siberian Laika" Compare Norrbottenspets and Swedish Lapphund. Which is better: Norrbottenspets or Swedish Lapphund or West Siberian Laika?
Name Norrbottenspets Swedish Lapphund West Siberian Laika
OriginsSweden Sweden Russia
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank224328202
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Other Names Nordic Spitz, Norrbottenspitz, Pohjanpystykorva Svensk lapphund Zapadno-Sibirskaïa Laïka
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. 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 Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Watchdogs and Herders section. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Hunting Dogs section.
Breed Recognition No set American Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
No set
Price $600-$800 $400-$600 $600-$800

General Appearance - Norrbottenspets vs Swedish Lapphund vs West Siberian Laika

Size Medium Medium Large
Medium
Weight Male: 24-33 pounds (11-15 kg), Female: 18-27 pounds (8-12 kg) Male: 40-44 pounds (18–20 kg), Female: 35-44 pounds (16–18 kg) Male: 35-50 pounds (16-23 kg), Female: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 28.5 pounds (13 kg), Female: 22.5 pounds (10 kg) Male: 42 pounds (18–20 kg), Female: 39.5 pounds (16–18 kg) Male: 42.5 pounds (19.5 kg), Female: 37.5 pounds (17 kg)
Height Male: 17.72 inches (45 cm), Female: 16.54 inches (42 cm) Male: 18-20 inches (45-51 cm), Female: 16-18 inches (40-46 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 17.72 inches (45 cm), Female: 16.54 inches (42 cm) Male: 19 inches (48 cm), Female: 17 inches (43 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Norrbottenspets vs Swedish Lapphund vs West Siberian Laika

Coat Double
Dense
Straight
Rough
Fluffy Soft
Colors Brown
White
Blonde
Tan
Yellow
White
Brown
Black
Sable
White
Gray
Salt
Pepper
Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Norrbottenspets doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Swedish Lapphund requires average grooming effort.
Average: The West Siberian Laika requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Norrbottenspetss shed moderately.
Swedish Lapphunds are heavy shedders.
West Siberian Laikas shed moderately.

Characteristics - Norrbottenspets vs Swedish Lapphund vs West Siberian Laika

Temperament Active
Attentive
Daring
Alert
Confident
Affectionate
Kind
Trainable
Alert
Lively
Versatile
Aggressive
Lively
Territorial
Balanced
Protective
Intelligent Rank
Average: Norrbottenspets's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Swedish Lapphund's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: West Siberian Laika's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Norrbottenspetss are quite easy to train.
Swedish Lapphunds are quite easy to train.
West Siberian Laikas are easy to train.
Playfulness
Norrbottenspetss, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Swedish Lapphund is a highly playful breed.
West Siberian Laikas, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Norrbottenspetss have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Swedish Lapphunds have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
West Siberian Laikas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Norrbottenspetss are highly affectionate dogs.
Swedish Lapphunds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
West Siberian Laikas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Norrbottenspetss need a lot of social interaction.
Swedish Lapphunds are a social breed.
West Siberian Laikas need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
High: The Norrbottenspets is a very vocal breed.
High: The Swedish Lapphund is a very vocal breed.
Low to Average: The West Siberian Laika rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Norrbottenspetss are average watchdogs.
Swedish Lapphunds are good watchdogs.
West Siberian Laikas are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Norrbottenspetss strongly protect their territory.
Swedish Lapphunds are extremely protective guard dogs.
West Siberian Laikas are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Norrbottenspets has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Swedish Lapphund has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The West Siberian Laika has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Norrbottenspetss have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Swedish Lapphunds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
West Siberian Laikas have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Norrbottenspetss have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Swedish Lapphund is strong enough to escape from home.
West Siberian Laikas have average wanderlust potential.
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.
Swedish Lapphunds don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
West Siberian Laikas 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.
Swedish Lapphunds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
West Siberian Laikas are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Norrbottenspetss adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Swedish Lapphunds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
West Siberian Laikas 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.
Swedish Lapphunds 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.
West Siberian Laikas 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 - Norrbottenspets vs Swedish Lapphund vs West Siberian Laika

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

Health Issues
Norrbottenspetss tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Swedish Lapphunds tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
West Siberian Laikas tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems No set Allergies
Ear Infections
Eye Infections
No set
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 10-13 years 14-16 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.
Swedish Lapphunds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
West Siberian Laikas 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.
Swedish Lapphunds need quite a lot of exercise.
West Siberian Laikas have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Norrbottenspetss sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Swedish Lapphunds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
West Siberian Laikas 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. 1.5 to 2.5 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. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Swedish Lapphund can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The West Siberian Laika 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 Swedish Lapphund has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The West Siberian Laika has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Norrbottenspets is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Swedish Lapphund is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The West Siberian Laika is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Norrbottenspets vs Swedish Lapphund vs West Siberian Laika

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 6-10 puppies

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