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Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute Comparison - Dog breed selector: Samoyedskaya or Labrador or Mal? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute" Compare Samoyed and Labrador Retriever. Which is better: Samoyed or Labrador Retriever or Alaskan Malamute?
Name Samoyed Labrador Retriever Alaskan Malamute
OriginsRussia England Canada United States
Group Sled Dogs Gun Dog Sled Dogs
Popularity Rank57159
Reviews1333
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Samoyedskaya, Bjelkier, Samoiedskaya Sobaka, Nenetskaya Laika, Smiley, Sammy Labrador, Lab Mal, Mally
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1906 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1935 as a Working breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Sledge Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Sledge Dogs section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
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
Canadian Canine Registry
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.
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Price
Which is cheaper Samoyed or Labrador Retriever or Alaskan Malamute? Which is more expensive?
$1200-$1500 $1000-$2000 $1200-$1500

Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger Samoyed or Labrador Retriever or Alaskan Malamute? Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute size comparison:
Medium Large Large
Weight
Which is heavier Samoyed or Labrador Retriever or Labrador Retriever? Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute weight comparison:
Male: 45-65 pounds (20.5-30 kg), Female: 35-50 pounds (16-20.5 kg) Male: 60-75 pounds (27-34kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) Male: 80 - 95 pounds (36 - 43 kg), Female: 70 - 85 pounds (32 - 38 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 55 pounds (25 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg) Male: 80 - 95 pounds (36 - 43 kg), Female: 70 - 85 pounds (32 - 38 kg)
Height
Which is taller Samoyed or Labrador Retriever or Alaskan Malamute? Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute height comparison:
Male: 21-23.5 inches (53-60 cm), Female: 19-21 inches (48-53 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm) Male: 24 - 26 inches (61 - 66 cm), Female: 22 - 24 inches (56 - 61 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 21-23.5 inches (56.5 cm), Female: 20 inches (50.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm) Male: 24 - 26 inches (61 - 66 cm), Female: 22 - 24 inches (56 - 61 cm)

Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute coat comparison:
Dense Dense
Waterproof
Hard
Short
Dense
Rough
Thick
Weather-resistant
Colors
What are the original Samoyed, Labrador Retriever and Alaskan Malamute color?
Biscuit
White
Cream
Yellow
Chocolate
Black
Red
Gray
White
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain Samoyed or Labrador Retriever or Alaskan Malamute? Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute grooming comparison:
Advanced: The Samoyed requires a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Labrador Retriever requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Alaskan Malamute requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Samoyed or Labrador Retriever or Alaskan Malamute? Samoyed or Labrador Retriever or {name3 shedding:
Samoyeds are heavy shedders.
Labrador Retrievers shed moderately.
Alaskan Malamutes are heavy shedders.

Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog Samoyed or Labrador Retriever or Alaskan Malamute? Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute behavior/temperament comparison:
Alert
Friendly
Playful
Stubborn
Lively
Intelligent
Sociable
Affectionate
Cheerful
Friendly
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Energetic
Gentle
Loving
Going
Responsive
Affectionate
Dignified
Loyal
Devoted
Friendly
Playful
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute intelligence:
Smart: Samoyed's has great intelligence.
Outstanding: Labrador Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Alaskan Malamute.
Trainability
Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute trainability comparison. What's the difference?
Samoyeds are easy to train.
Labrador Retrievers are very easy to train.
Alaskan Malamutes are easy to train.
Playfulness
Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute playfulness comparison:
Samoyeds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Labrador Retriever is a highly playful breed.
The Alaskan Malamute is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Samoyeds are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Labrador Retrievers 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
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute?
Samoyeds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Labrador Retrievers may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
Alaskan Malamutes are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute social needs comparison:
Samoyeds are a social breed.
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
Alaskan Malamutes are a social breed.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute?
Average: The Samoyed barks occasionally.
Average: The Labrador Retriever barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Alaskan Malamute rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Which is better watchdog: Samoyed or Labrador Retriever or Alaskan Malamute?
Samoyeds are good watchdogs.
Labrador Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Alaskan Malamutes are one of the best watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Samoyeds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are average defenders.
Alaskan Malamutes are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Low
The Samoyed has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Labrador Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Alaskan Malamute has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute mouthiness comparison:
Samoyeds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Labrador Retrievers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Alaskan Malamutes have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Wanderlust potential of the Samoyed is strong enough to escape from home.
Labrador Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
Alaskan Malamutes have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive?
Samoyeds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Labrador Retrievers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Alaskan Malamutes have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Samoyed or Labrador Retriever or Alaskan Malamute?
Nem a legjobb választás Samoyed, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Samoyed tartása lakásban.
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Labrador Retriever kutyafajtát.
Nem lakásbarát kutya Alaskan Malamute.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential?
Samoyeds adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Labrador Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Alaskan Malamutes adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Samoyed or Labrador Retriever or Alaskan Malamute?
Samoyeds 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.
Labrador Retrievers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Alaskan Malamutes 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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Samoyed or Labrador Retriever or Alaskan Malamute?
Samoyeds are average friendly towards strangers.
Labrador Retrievers are very stranger friendly dogs.
Alaskan Malamutes are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Samoyed or Labrador Retriever or Alaskan Malamute?
Samoyeds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Malamutes are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Samoyed or Labrador Retriever or Alaskan Malamute?
Samoyeds are average friendly towards cats.
Labrador Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Malamutes are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Samoyed or Labrador Retriever or Alaskan Malamute?
Samoyeds are dog-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Malamutes are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Samoyed is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Labrador Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Alaskan Malamute is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Samoyeds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Labrador Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Alaskan Malamutes are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Samoyeds are generally with other pets.
Labrador Retrievers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Alaskan Malamutes do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute?
Yes
Samoyeds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Labrador Retrievers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Alaskan Malamutes are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Samoyed or Labrador Retriever or Alaskan Malamute?
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
Which one could be a detection/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)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?
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
Which one could be a boat dog: Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute?
Not really
Samoyed breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Labrador Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Alaskan Malamute breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a 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.

Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute health comparison. Which is the healthier: Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute?
The Samoyed is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Labrador Retriever is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Alaskan Malamute is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute health problems comparison:
Bloat
Diabetes
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Pulmonic Stenosis
Acute Moist Dermatitis
Bloat
Cataracts
Cold Tail
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Myopathy
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Cataracts
Chondrodysplasia
Hemeralopia
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Inherited Polyneuropathy
Life Expectancy
Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute lifespan comparison. How long do Samoyed, Labrador Retriever and Alaskan Malamute breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years 10-12 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
Yes No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Samoyed or Labrador Retriever or Alaskan Malamute? Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute energy level comparison:
Samoyeds are high energy dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Alaskan Malamutes are high energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Samoyed or Labrador Retriever or Alaskan Malamute? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Samoyeds need quite a lot of exercise.
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Alaskan Malamutes need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Samoyed or Labrador Retriever or Alaskan Malamute?
Samoyeds don't need too much sleep.
Labrador Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Alaskan Malamutes don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Samoyed or Labrador Retriever or Alaskan Malamute?
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. Recommended daily amount: 4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Average to High.
High: The Labrador Retriever breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The Samoyed can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers cold weather
The Alaskan Malamute can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Low
The Samoyed has a low chance of bad smell.
High
The Labrador Retriever has a high chance of bad smell.
Low
The Alaskan Malamute has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Samoyed is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Labrador Retriever is an average drooler.
The Alaskan Malamute is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Samoyed vs Labrador Retriever vs Alaskan Malamute Reproducibility Comparison

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 4-6 puppies 5-10 puppies 4-10 puppies

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