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Pungsan Dog vs Russo-European Laika vs Seppala Siberian Sleddog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Pungsan Dog vs Russo-European Laika vs Seppala Siberian Sleddog" Compare Pungsan Dog and Russo-European Laika. Which is better: Pungsan Dog or Russo-European Laika or Seppala Siberian Sleddog?
Name Pungsan Dog Russo-European Laika Seppala Siberian Sleddog
OriginsKorea Russia Canada
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Sled Dogs
Popularity Rank254497354
Reviews101
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Other Names Poongsan, Korean Phungsan, Korean Poongsan Russko-Evropeĭskaya Laĭka, Laika Sepp Siberian Sleddog, Siberian Sleddog
Breed Type Cross Breed Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Hunting Dogs section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition No set No set No set
Price Unknown Unknown $600-$800

General Appearance - Pungsan Dog vs Russo-European Laika vs Seppala Siberian Sleddog

Size Large Medium Medium
Weight Male: 50-70 pounds (23-32 kg), Female: 40-60 pounds (18-26 kg) Male: 15-35 pounds (7-16 kg), Female: 13-33 pounds (6-15 kg) 40-50 pounds (18-23 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 60 pounds (27.5 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19.5 kg) Male: 25 pounds (11.5 kg), Female: 23 pounds (10.5 kg) 45 pounds (20.5 kg)
Height Male: 20-24 inches (51-60 cm), Female: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm) Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm) 22-23 inches (56-58 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 22 inches (55.5 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58,5 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm)

Hair & Care - Pungsan Dog vs Russo-European Laika vs Seppala Siberian Sleddog

Coat Double
Harsh
Soft
Fine
Thick
Double
Dense
Dense
Colors White
Cream
Black
Grey
White
Pepper
Salt
Dark & White Patches
Sable
Piebald
Gray
White
Black
Grooming
Advanced: The Pungsan Dog requires a lot of grooming.
Average: The Russo-European Laika requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Seppala Siberian Sleddog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Pungsan Dogs shed above average.
Russo-European Laikas shed moderately.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs shed moderately.

Characteristics - Pungsan Dog vs Russo-European Laika vs Seppala Siberian Sleddog

Temperament Dominant
Protective
Territorial
Independent
Loyal
Obedient
Intelligent
Energetic
Affectionate
Intelligent
Territorial
Alert
Independent
Resourceful
Stubborn
Bold
Agile
Cheerful
Active
Primitive
Cooperative
Trainable
Affectionate
Inquisitive
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Pungsan Dog's has great intelligence.
Very smart: Russo-European Laika is an excellent dog breed.
Average: Seppala Siberian Sleddog's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Pungsan Dogs are quite easy to train.
Russo-European Laikas are quite easy to train.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are easy to train.
Playfulness
Pungsan Dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Russo-European Laika is a highly playful breed.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Russo-European Laikas have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Pungsan Dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Russo-European Laikas are highly affectionate dogs.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Pungsan Dogs need for social interaction is average.
Russo-European Laikas are kinda antisocial.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Pungsan Dog barks occasionally.
High: The Russo-European Laika is a very vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Seppala Siberian Sleddog rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Pungsan Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Russo-European Laikas are one of the best watchdogs.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Pungsan Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Russo-European Laikas are extremely protective guard dogs.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Pungsan Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Russo-European Laika has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Seppala Siberian Sleddog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Pungsan Dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Russo-European Laikas have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Pungsan Dogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Russo-European Laikas have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Pungsan Dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Russo-European Laikas have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs 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
Pungsan Dogs are apartment-friendly dogs.
Russo-European Laikas are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Pungsan Dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Russo-European Laikas adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Russo-European Laikas handle alone time quite well.
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 - Pungsan Dog vs Russo-European Laika vs Seppala Siberian Sleddog

Stranger Friendly
Pungsan Dogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Russo-European Laikas are not stranger friendly dogs.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Pungsan Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Russo-European Laikas are not kid-friendly dogs.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Pungsan Dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Russo-European Laikas are not cat-friendly dogs.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Pungsan Dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Russo-European Laikas are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Pungsan Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Russo-European Laika is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Seppala Siberian Sleddog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pungsan Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Russo-European Laikas are not recommended for elderly people.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Pungsan Dogs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Russo-European Laikas do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Pungsan Dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Russo-European Laikas are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs 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
Pungsan Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Russo-European Laika breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Seppala Siberian Sleddog 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 - Pungsan Dog vs Russo-European Laika vs Seppala Siberian Sleddog

Health Issues
The Pungsan Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Bloat
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Obesity
No set Allergies
Cancer
Cataracts
Corneal Dystrophy
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 10-12 years 12-16 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Pungsan Dogs are high energy dogs.
Russo-European Laikas have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Pungsan Dogs need a lot of exercises.
Russo-European Laikas need a lot of exercises.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Pungsan Dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Russo-European Laikas sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 2.5 to 3 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. 2 to 2.5 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Russo-European Laika can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The Seppala Siberian Sleddog can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Pungsan Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Russo-European Laika has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Seppala Siberian Sleddog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Pungsan Dog is an average drooler.
The Russo-European Laika is an average drooler.
The Seppala Siberian Sleddog is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.

Reproducibility - Pungsan Dog vs Russo-European Laika vs Seppala Siberian Sleddog

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 1-7 puppies 3-6 puppies 4-6 puppies

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