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Shiloh Shepherd dog vs Seppala Siberian Sleddog vs Smooth Collie – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Shiloh Shepherd dog vs Seppala Siberian Sleddog vs Smooth Collie" Compare Shiloh Shepherd dog and Seppala Siberian Sleddog. Which is better: Shiloh Shepherd dog or Seppala Siberian Sleddog or Smooth Collie?
Name Shiloh Shepherd dog Seppala Siberian Sleddog Smooth Collie
OriginsUnited States Canada Scotland
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Sled Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank347354354
Reviews011
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Other Names Shiloh Shepherd dog, Shiloh Sepp Siberian Sleddog, Siberian Sleddog Short-Haired Collie
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition No set No set 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 $800-$1000 $600-$800 $400-$600

General Appearance - Shiloh Shepherd dog vs Seppala Siberian Sleddog vs Smooth Collie

Size Giant Medium Large
Weight Male: 100-130 pounds (45-59 kg), Female: 80-100 pounds (36-45 kg) 40-50 pounds (18-23 kg) Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 115 pounds (52 kg), Female: 90 pounds (40.5 kg) 45 pounds (20.5 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg)
Height Male: 28-30 inches (71-76 cm), Female: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm) 22-23 inches (56-58 cm) Male: 24–26 inch (60–66 cm), Female: 22–24 inch (55–61 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 29 inches (73.5 cm), Female: 27 inches (68.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58,5 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm) Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Shiloh Shepherd dog vs Seppala Siberian Sleddog vs Smooth Collie

Coat Smooth
Double
Dense Dense
Thick
Flat
Colors Black
Black & Tan
Golden
Grey
Silver
White
Sable
Piebald
Gray
White
Black
Black & White & Tan
Blue & Merle
Blue & Merle & White
Sable
Sable & White
White
White & Merle
Merle
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Shiloh Shepherd dog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Seppala Siberian Sleddog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Shiloh Shepherd dogs shed moderately.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs shed moderately.
Smooth Collies are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Shiloh Shepherd dog vs Seppala Siberian Sleddog vs Smooth Collie

Temperament Companionable
Loving
Outgoing
Gentle
Loyal
Trainable
Active
Primitive
Cooperative
Trainable
Affectionate
Inquisitive
Friendly
Gentle
Intelligent
Loyal
Protective
Responsive
Social
Intelligent Rank
Average: Shiloh Shepherd dog's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Seppala Siberian Sleddog's has average obedience intelligence.
Very smart: Smooth Collie is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Shiloh Shepherd dogs are quite easy to train.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are easy to train.
Smooth Collies are very easy to train.
Playfulness
Shiloh Shepherd dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Smooth Collie is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Smooth Collies don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Shiloh Shepherd dogs are highly affectionate dogs.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Smooth Collies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Shiloh Shepherd dogs are a social breed.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs need for social interaction is average.
Smooth Collies need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low to Average: The Shiloh Shepherd dog rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Seppala Siberian Sleddog rarely barks.
Average to high: The Smooth Collie is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Shiloh Shepherd dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are good watchdogs.
Smooth Collies are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Shiloh Shepherd dogs are average defenders.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs strongly protect their territory.
Smooth Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Shiloh Shepherd dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Seppala Siberian Sleddog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Smooth Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Shiloh Shepherd dogs 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.
Smooth Collies have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Shiloh Shepherd dogs have average wanderlust potential.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Smooth Collies are not the biggest explorers.
Prey Drive
Shiloh Shepherd dogs 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.
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.
Smooth Collies have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Shiloh Shepherd dogs are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Smooth 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.
Adaptability
Shiloh Shepherd dogs 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.
Smooth Collies adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Shiloh Shepherd dogs 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.
Smooth Collies 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 - Shiloh Shepherd dog vs Seppala Siberian Sleddog vs Smooth Collie

Stranger Friendly
Shiloh Shepherd dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Smooth Collies are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Shiloh Shepherd dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Smooth Collies are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Shiloh Shepherd dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are average friendly towards cats.
Smooth Collies are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Shiloh Shepherd dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Smooth Collies are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Shiloh Shepherd dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Seppala Siberian Sleddog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Smooth Collie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Shiloh Shepherd dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are commonly okay with elderly people.
Smooth Collies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Shiloh Shepherd dogs are generally with other pets.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are generally with other pets.
Smooth Collies are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners No
Shiloh Shepherd dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Smooth Collies 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.
Yes
This breed makes good 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.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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.
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.
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
Shiloh Shepherd dog 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
Smooth Collie 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 - Shiloh Shepherd dog vs Seppala Siberian Sleddog vs Smooth Collie

Health Issues
Shiloh Shepherd dogs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Smooth Collie is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems No set Allergies
Cancer
Cataracts
Corneal Dystrophy
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Collie Eye Anomaly
Drug Sensitivity
Gray Collie Syndrome
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 12-16 years 14-16 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Shiloh Shepherd dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Smooth Collies have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Shiloh Shepherd dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Smooth Collies need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Shiloh Shepherd dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Smooth Collies sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 2.5 cup 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.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. 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 warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Shiloh Shepherd dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Seppala Siberian Sleddog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Smooth Collie has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Shiloh Shepherd dog is an average drooler.
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 Smooth Collie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Shiloh Shepherd dog vs Seppala Siberian Sleddog vs Smooth Collie

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 6-12 puppies 4-6 puppies 4-8 puppies

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