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

"Find similarities and differences between Siberian Husky vs Alaskan Husky vs Newfoundland" Compare Siberian Husky and Alaskan Husky. Which is better: Siberian Husky or Alaskan Husky or Newfoundland?
Name Siberian Husky Alaskan Husky Newfoundland
OriginsRussia United States Canada
Group Sled Dogs Sled Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank1249536
Reviews100
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Other Names Chukcha, Chuksha, Husky, Icee, Sibe Husky (Alaskan) Newf, Newfie, The Gentle Giant, Blackbear
Breed Type Purebred Cross Breed Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Sledge Dogs section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type 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 Dog Registry of America Inc. 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 $700-$1200 $1000-$1500 $1500-$2000

General Appearance - Siberian Husky vs Alaskan Husky vs Newfoundland

Size Medium Medium Giant
Weight Male: 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg), Female: 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg) Male: 40-60 pounds (18-27 kg), Female: 35-48 pounds (16-22 kg) Male: 130-150 pounds (59-68 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-54 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg), Female: 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg) Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 41.5 pounds (19 kg) Male: 140 pounds (63.5 kg), Female: 110 pounds (49.5 kg)
Height Male: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm), Female: 20–22 inches (51–56 cm) 20-24 inches (51-61 cm) Male: 27-29 inches (69-74 cm), Female: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm), Female: 20–22 inches (51–56 cm) 22 inches (56 cm) Male: 28 inches (71.5 cm), Female: 26 inches (66 cm)

Hair & Care - Siberian Husky vs Alaskan Husky vs Newfoundland

Coat Fluffy Dense Fluffy Waterproof Thick
Colors Agouti White Gray Sable Red Black Gray White Blonde Orange Black Gray Brown White Black
Grooming
Average: The Siberian Husky requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Alaskan Husky requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Siberian Huskys shed above average.
Alaskan Huskys shed moderately.
Newfoundlands are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Siberian Husky vs Alaskan Husky vs Newfoundland

Temperament Alert Gentle Outgoing Friendly Intelligent Agile Energetic Protective Alert Powerful Sensitive Cheerful Intelligent Social Gentle Courageous Loyal Sweet
Intelligent Rank
Average: Siberian Husky's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Alaskan Husky's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Newfoundland's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Siberian Huskys are easy to train.
Alaskan Huskys aren't famous for their trainability.
Newfoundlands are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Siberian Husky is a playful breed.
The Alaskan Husky is a highly playful breed.
Newfoundlands, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Alaskan Huskys 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
Siberian Huskys are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Alaskan Huskys are highly affectionate dogs.
Newfoundlands are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Siberian Huskys need for social interaction is average.
Alaskan Huskys need for social interaction is average.
Newfoundlands are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Siberian Husky barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Alaskan Husky is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Newfoundland rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Siberian Huskys are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Alaskan Huskys are average watchdogs.
Newfoundlands are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Siberian Huskys can't provide protection for their territory.
Alaskan Huskys are average defenders.
Newfoundlands are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Siberian Husky has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Alaskan Husky has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Newfoundland has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Siberian Huskys have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Alaskan Huskys have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Newfoundlands have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Siberian Huskys have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Alaskan Huskys have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Newfoundlands have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
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.
Alaskan Huskys have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Newfoundlands have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Siberian Huskys are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Alaskan Huskys are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Newfoundlands 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
Siberian Huskys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Alaskan Huskys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Newfoundlands adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
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.
Newfoundlands 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 Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately 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 - Siberian Husky vs Alaskan Husky vs Newfoundland

Stranger Friendly
Siberian Huskys are average friendly towards strangers.
Alaskan Huskys are very stranger friendly dogs.
Newfoundlands are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Siberian Huskys are kid-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Huskys are average friendly dogs towards children.
Newfoundlands are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Siberian Huskys are not cat-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Huskys are not cat-friendly dogs.
Newfoundlands are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Siberian Huskys are very dog-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Huskys are very dog-friendly dogs.
Newfoundlands are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Siberian Husky is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Alaskan Husky is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Newfoundland is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Siberian Huskys are usually recommended for elderly people.
Alaskan Huskys are commonly okay with elderly people.
Newfoundlands are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Siberian Huskys do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Alaskan Huskys do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Newfoundlands are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners No
Siberian Huskys are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Alaskan Huskys are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Newfoundlands 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.
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.
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.
Boat Dog Not really
Siberian Husky breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Alaskan Husky breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Newfoundland breed usually likes 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.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Siberian Husky vs Alaskan Husky vs Newfoundland

Health Issues
Egészségesek Siberian Husky fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Alaskan Huskys tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Nagyon egészséges kutyafajta Newfoundland.
Health Problems Cataracts Corneal Dystrophy Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Hyperthyroidism Laryngeal Paresis Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Addison's Disease Bloat Cancer Cataracts Cherry Eye Cystinuria Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 10-15 years 9-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Siberian Huskys are high energy dogs.
Alaskan Huskys are high energy dogs.
Newfoundlands have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Siberian Huskys need quite a lot of exercise.
Alaskan Huskys need a lot of exercises.
Newfoundlands have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Siberian Huskys don't need too much sleep.
Alaskan Huskys are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Newfoundlands sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The Siberian Husky can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The Alaskan Husky can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The Newfoundland can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Low
The Siberian Husky has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Alaskan Husky has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Newfoundland has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Siberian Husky is an average drooler.
The Alaskan Husky is an average drooler.
The Newfoundland is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.

Reproducibility - Siberian Husky vs Alaskan Husky vs Newfoundland

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 4-8 puppies 4-10 puppies 4-12 puppies

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