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Sarplaninac vs Seppala Siberian Sleddog vs Tamaskan Dog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Sarplaninac vs Seppala Siberian Sleddog vs Tamaskan Dog" Compare Sarplaninac and Seppala Siberian Sleddog. Which is better: Sarplaninac or Seppala Siberian Sleddog or Tamaskan Dog?
Name Sarplaninac Seppala Siberian Sleddog Tamaskan Dog
OriginsSerbia Macedonia Canada Finland
Group Guard Dogs Sled Dogs Sled Dogs
Popularity Rank525354288
Reviews110
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Other Names Macedonian Shepherd, Yugoslavian Shepherd Dog, Illyrian Shepherd Dog, Jugoslovenski ovcarski pas-sarplaninac Sepp Siberian Sleddog, Siberian Sleddog Tamaskan husky, Tam
Breed Type Purebred 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. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
National Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
No set No set
Price $900-$1000 $600-$800 $600-$800

General Appearance - Sarplaninac vs Seppala Siberian Sleddog vs Tamaskan Dog

Size Large Medium Large
Weight Male: 55-80 pounds (25-36 kg), Female: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg) 40-50 pounds (18-23 kg) Male: 66-99 pounds (30-45 kg), Female: 50-84 pounds (23-38 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg) 45 pounds (20.5 kg) Male: 82.5 pounds (37.5 kg), Female: 67 pounds (30.5 kg)
Height Male: 22-24 inches (55-61 cm), Female: 21-23 inches (54-59 cm) 22-23 inches (56-58 cm) Male: 25-28 inches (63-71 cm), Female: 24-27 inches (61-66 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 23 inches (58 cm), Female: 22 inches (56.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58,5 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm) Male: 26.5 inches (67 cm), Female: 25.5 inches (63.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Sarplaninac vs Seppala Siberian Sleddog vs Tamaskan Dog

Coat Fluffy
Waterproof
Dense Coarse
Thick
Double
Colors Black
Fawn
Gray
Sable
White
Sable
Piebald
Gray
White
Black
Red
Gray
Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Sarplaninac doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Seppala Siberian Sleddog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Tamaskan Dog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Sarplaninacs shed moderately.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs shed moderately.
Tamaskan Dogs shed moderately.

Characteristics - Sarplaninac vs Seppala Siberian Sleddog vs Tamaskan Dog

Temperament Independent
Devoted
Protective
Calm
Intelligent
Reliable
Active
Primitive
Cooperative
Trainable
Affectionate
Inquisitive
Agile
Obedient
Tolerant
Intelligent
Sociable
Intelligent Rank
Average: Sarplaninac's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Seppala Siberian Sleddog's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Tamaskan Dog's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Sarplaninacs are quite easy to train.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are easy to train.
Tamaskan Dogs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Sarplaninacs are not the most playful dog breed.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Tamaskan Dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Sarplaninacs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Tamaskan Dogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Sarplaninacs are highly affectionate dogs.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Tamaskan Dogs are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Sarplaninacs need for social interaction is average.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs need for social interaction is average.
Tamaskan Dogs need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low to Average: The Sarplaninac rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Seppala Siberian Sleddog rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Tamaskan Dog rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Sarplaninacs are good watchdogs.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are good watchdogs.
Tamaskan Dogs are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Sarplaninacs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs strongly protect their territory.
Tamaskan Dogs strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Sarplaninac has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Seppala Siberian Sleddog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Tamaskan Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Sarplaninacs 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.
Tamaskan Dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Sarplaninac is strong enough to escape from home.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the Tamaskan Dog is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Sarplaninacs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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.
Tamaskan Dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Sarplaninacs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Tamaskan Dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Sarplaninacs 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.
Tamaskan Dogs 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Tamaskan Dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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 - Sarplaninac vs Seppala Siberian Sleddog vs Tamaskan Dog

Stranger Friendly
Sarplaninacs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Tamaskan Dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Sarplaninacs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Tamaskan Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Sarplaninacs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are average friendly towards cats.
Tamaskan Dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Sarplaninacs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Tamaskan Dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Sarplaninac is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Seppala Siberian Sleddog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Tamaskan Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Sarplaninacs are commonly okay with elderly people.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are commonly okay with elderly people.
Tamaskan Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Sarplaninacs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are generally with other pets.
Tamaskan Dogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Sarplaninacs 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.
No
Tamaskan Dogs 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
Sarplaninac breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Seppala Siberian Sleddog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Tamaskan Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes
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 - Sarplaninac vs Seppala Siberian Sleddog vs Tamaskan Dog

Health Issues
Sarplaninacs are commonly healthy dogs.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Tamaskan Dogs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Bloat
Drug Sensitivity
Hip Dysplasia
Allergies
Cancer
Cataracts
Corneal Dystrophy
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Bloat
Cancer
Cryptorchidism
Deafness
Degenerative Myelopathy
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Eye Problems
Heat Intolerance
Liver Issues
Renal Failure
Life Expectancy 12-13 years 12-16 years 14-16 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Sarplaninacs are high energy dogs.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Tamaskan Dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Sarplaninacs need a lot of exercises.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Tamaskan Dogs have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Sarplaninacs don't need too much sleep.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Tamaskan Dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 2 to 2.5 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The Sarplaninac can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also 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.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Tamaskan Dog can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Low
The Sarplaninac has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Seppala Siberian Sleddog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Tamaskan Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Sarplaninac drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
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.
The Tamaskan Dog is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Sarplaninac vs Seppala Siberian Sleddog vs Tamaskan Dog

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 3-5 puppies 4-6 puppies 6-10 puppies

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