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Samoyed vs Rough Collie vs Morkie – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Samoyed vs Rough Collie vs Morkie" Compare Samoyed and Rough Collie. Which is better: Samoyed or Rough Collie or Morkie?
Name Samoyed Rough Collie Morkie
OriginsRussia Scotland United States
Group Sled Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Designer Dogs
Popularity Rank5740580
Reviews840
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Other Names Samoyedskaya, Bjelkier, Samoiedskaya Sobaka, Nenetskaya Laika, Smiley, Sammy Collie, Scottish Collie, Long-Haired Collie, English Collie, Lassie Dog Cross between the Maltese and the Yorkshire Terrier. Morkshire Terrier
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1906 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Herding breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Sledge Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Not recognized by FCI.
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 Not recognized by any clubs.
Price $1200-$1500 $400-$600 800-1200

General Appearance - Samoyed vs Rough Collie vs Morkie

Size Medium Large Small
Weight Male: 45-65 pounds (20.5-30 kg), Female: 35-50 pounds (16-20.5 kg) Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg) 7-13 pounds (3-6 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 55 pounds (25 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg) 10 pounds (4.5 kg)
Height Male: 21-23.5 inches (53-60 cm), Female: 19-21 inches (48-53 cm) Male: 24–26 inch (60–66 cm), Female: 22–24 inch (55–61 cm) 5-9 inches (13-23 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 21-23.5 inches (56.5 cm), Female: 20 inches (50.5 cm) Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm) 7 inches (18 cm)

Hair & Care - Samoyed vs Rough Collie vs Morkie

Coat Dense Rough Soft Thick Straight Harsh Furry Long Luxurious Fluffy Soft
Colors Biscuit White Cream Black & White & Tan Blue & Merle Blue & Merle & White Sable Sable & White White White & Merle Merle Black Brown White
Grooming
Advanced: The Samoyed requires a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Morkie requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Samoyeds are heavy shedders.
Rough Collies are heavy shedders.
Morkies shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Samoyed vs Rough Collie vs Morkie

Temperament Alert Friendly Playful Stubborn Lively Intelligent Sociable Friendly Gentle Intelligent Loyal Protective Responsive Social Hard working Docile Obedient Elegant Herding Energetic Funny Lovable Playful
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Samoyed's has great intelligence.
Very smart: Rough Collie is an excellent dog breed.
Smart: Morkie's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Samoyeds are easy to train.
Rough Collies are very easy to train.
Morkies are easy to train.
Playfulness
Samoyeds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Rough Collie is a playful breed.
The Morkie is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Samoyeds are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Rough Collies don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Morkies have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Samoyeds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Rough Collies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Morkies are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Samoyeds are a social breed.
Rough Collies need a lot of social interaction.
Morkies are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Samoyed barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Rough Collie rarely barks.
High: The Morkie is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Samoyeds are good watchdogs.
Rough Collies are one of the best watchdogs.
Morkies are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Samoyeds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Rough Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Morkies are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Samoyed has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Rough Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Morkie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Samoyeds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Rough Collies have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Morkies have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Samoyed is strong enough to escape from home.
Rough Collies are not the biggest explorers.
Morkies tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Samoyeds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Rough Collies have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Morkies 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
Samoyeds are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
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.
Morkies 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
Samoyeds adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Rough Collies adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Morkies adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
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.
Rough Collies tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Morkies 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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Samoyed vs Rough Collie vs Morkie

Stranger Friendly
Samoyeds are average friendly towards strangers.
Rough Collies are stranger friendly dogs.
Morkies are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Samoyeds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Rough Collies are very kid-friendly dogs.
Morkies are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Samoyeds are average friendly towards cats.
Rough Collies are very cat-friendly dogs.
Morkies are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Samoyeds are dog-friendly dogs.
Rough Collies are dog-friendly dogs.
Morkies are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Samoyed is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rough Collie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Morkie is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Samoyeds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Rough Collies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Morkies are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Samoyeds are generally with other pets.
Rough Collies are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Morkies do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Samoyeds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Rough Collies are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Morkies are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
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 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.
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
Samoyed breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Rough Collie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Morkie 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 - Samoyed vs Rough Collie vs Morkie

Health Issues
The Samoyed is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Rough Collie is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Morkies are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Bloat Diabetes Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Pulmonic Stenosis Collie Eye Anomaly Gray Collie Syndrome Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Drug Sensitivity Hip Dysplasia Collapsed Trachea Dental Problems Hernia Reverse Sneezing Glaucoma
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 14-16 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No Yes
Energy Level
Samoyeds are high energy dogs.
Rough Collies have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Morkies have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Samoyeds need quite a lot of exercise.
Rough Collies need quite a lot of exercise.
Morkies need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Samoyeds don't need too much sleep.
Rough Collies sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Morkies are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The Samoyed can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
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 average to cold weather conditions
The Morkie can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Low
The Samoyed has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Rough Collie has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Morkie has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Samoyed is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Rough Collie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Morkie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Samoyed vs Rough Collie vs Morkie

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 4-8 puppies 3-5 puppies

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