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

"Find similarities and differences between Samoyed vs Siberian Husky" Compare Samoyed and Siberian Husky. Which is better: Samoyed or Siberian Husky?
Name Samoyed Siberian Husky
OriginsRussia Russia
Group Sled Dogs Sled Dogs
Popularity Rank5712
Reviews12
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Other Names Samoyedskaya, Bjelkier, Samoiedskaya Sobaka, Nenetskaya Laika, Smiley, Sammy Chukcha, Chuksha, Husky, Icee, Sibe
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1906 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Sledge Dogs 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 $1200-$1500 $700-$1200

General Appearance - Samoyed vs Siberian Husky

Size Medium Medium
Weight Male: 45-65 pounds (20.5-30 kg), Female: 35-50 pounds (16-20.5 kg) Male: 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg), Female: 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 55 pounds (25 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19 kg) Male: 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg), Female: 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg)
Height Male: 21-23.5 inches (53-60 cm), Female: 19-21 inches (48-53 cm) Male: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm), Female: 20–22 inches (51–56 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 21-23.5 inches (56.5 cm), Female: 20 inches (50.5 cm) Male: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm), Female: 20–22 inches (51–56 cm)

Hair & Care - Samoyed vs Siberian Husky

Coat Dense Fluffy
Colors Biscuit White Cream Agouti White Gray Sable Red Black
Grooming
Advanced: The Samoyed requires a lot of grooming.
Average: The Siberian Husky requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Samoyeds are heavy shedders.
Siberian Huskys shed above average.

Characteristics - Samoyed vs Siberian Husky

Temperament Alert Friendly Playful Stubborn Lively Intelligent Sociable Alert Gentle Outgoing Friendly Intelligent
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Samoyed's has great intelligence.
Average: Siberian Husky's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Samoyeds are easy to train.
Siberian Huskys are easy to train.
Playfulness
Samoyeds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Siberian Husky is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Samoyeds are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Samoyeds 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
Samoyeds are a social breed.
Siberian Huskys need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Samoyed barks occasionally.
Average: The Siberian Husky barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Samoyeds are good watchdogs.
Siberian Huskys are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Territorial
Samoyeds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Siberian Huskys can't provide protection for their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Samoyed has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Siberian Husky has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Samoyeds 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
Wanderlust potential of the Samoyed is strong enough to escape from home.
Siberian Huskys have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Samoyeds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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
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.
Siberian Huskys are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Samoyeds 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
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.
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 - Samoyed vs Siberian Husky

Stranger Friendly
Samoyeds are average friendly towards strangers.
Siberian Huskys are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Samoyeds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Siberian Huskys are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Samoyeds are average friendly towards cats.
Siberian Huskys are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Samoyeds are dog-friendly dogs.
Siberian Huskys are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Samoyed is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Siberian Husky is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Samoyeds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Siberian Huskys are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Samoyeds are generally with other pets.
Siberian Huskys 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
Siberian Huskys 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.
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.
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
Samoyed 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 - Samoyed vs Siberian Husky

Health Issues
The Samoyed is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Siberian Husky is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Bloat Diabetes Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Pulmonic Stenosis Cataracts Corneal Dystrophy Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No
Energy Level
Samoyeds are high energy dogs.
Siberian Huskys are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Samoyeds need quite a lot of exercise.
Siberian Huskys need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Samoyeds don't need too much sleep.
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 to High.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The Samoyed can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also 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 Low
The Samoyed has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Siberian Husky has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Samoyed is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Siberian Husky is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Samoyed 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 4-6 puppies 4-8 puppies

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