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Rough Collie vs Siberian Husky – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Rough Collie vs Siberian Husky" Compare Rough Collie and Siberian Husky. Which is better: Rough Collie or Siberian Husky?
Name Rough Collie Siberian Husky
OriginsScotland Russia
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Sled Dogs
Popularity Rank4012
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Other Names Collie, Scottish Collie, Long-Haired Collie, English Collie, Lassie Dog Chukcha, Chuksha, Husky, Icee, Sibe
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Sledge Dogs section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain 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 American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain 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
Price $400-$600 $700-$1200

General Appearance - Rough Collie vs Siberian Husky

Size Large Medium
Weight Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg) Male: 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg), Female: 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg) Male: 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg), Female: 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg)
Height Male: 24–26 inch (60–66 cm), Female: 22–24 inch (55–61 cm) Male: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm), Female: 20–22 inches (51–56 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm) Male: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm), Female: 20–22 inches (51–56 cm)

Hair & Care - Rough Collie vs Siberian Husky

Coat Rough Soft Thick Straight Harsh Furry Fluffy
Colors Black & White & Tan Blue & Merle Blue & Merle & White Sable Sable & White White White & Merle Merle Agouti White Gray Sable Red Black
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Siberian Husky requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Rough Collies are heavy shedders.
Siberian Huskys shed above average.

Characteristics - Rough Collie vs Siberian Husky

Temperament Friendly Gentle Intelligent Loyal Protective Responsive Social Hard working Docile Obedient Elegant Herding Alert Gentle Outgoing Friendly Intelligent
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Rough Collie is an excellent dog breed.
Average: Siberian Husky's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Rough Collies are very easy to train.
Siberian Huskys are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Rough Collie is a playful breed.
The Siberian Husky is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Rough Collies don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Rough Collies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Siberian Huskys are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Rough Collies need a lot of social interaction.
Siberian Huskys need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Rough Collie rarely barks.
Average: The Siberian Husky barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Rough Collies are one of the best watchdogs.
Siberian Huskys are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Territorial
Rough Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Siberian Huskys can't provide protection for their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Rough Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Siberian Husky has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Rough Collies have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Siberian Huskys have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Rough Collies are not the biggest explorers.
Siberian Huskys have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Rough Collies have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Siberian Huskys 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
Rough Collies are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Siberian Huskys are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Rough Collies adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Siberian Huskys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Rough Collies 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.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Rough Collie vs Siberian Husky

Stranger Friendly
Rough Collies are stranger friendly dogs.
Siberian Huskys are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Rough Collies are very kid-friendly dogs.
Siberian Huskys are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Rough Collies are very cat-friendly dogs.
Siberian Huskys are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Rough Collies are dog-friendly dogs.
Siberian Huskys are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Rough Collie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Siberian Husky is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Rough Collies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Siberian Huskys are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Rough Collies are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Siberian Huskys do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Rough Collies are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Siberian Huskys are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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 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.
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
Rough Collie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Siberian Husky 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.

Health Factors - Rough Collie vs Siberian Husky

Health Issues
Egészségesek Rough Collie fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Egészségesek Siberian Husky fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Health Problems Collie Eye Anomaly Gray Collie Syndrome Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Drug Sensitivity Hip Dysplasia Cataracts Corneal Dystrophy Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 14-16 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Rough Collies have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Siberian Huskys are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Rough Collies need quite a lot of exercise.
Siberian Huskys need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Rough Collies sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Siberian Huskys don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Rough Collie can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The Siberian Husky can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Rough Collie has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Siberian Husky has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Rough Collie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Siberian Husky is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Rough Collie vs Siberian Husky

Gestation Length 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.
Litter Size 4-8 puppies 4-8 puppies

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