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Siberian Husky vs Alaskan Malamute vs Czechoslovakian Wolfdog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Siberian Husky vs Alaskan Malamute vs Czechoslovakian Wolfdog" Compare Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute. Which is better: Siberian Husky or Alaskan Malamute or Czechoslovakian Wolfdog?
Name Siberian Husky Alaskan Malamute Czechoslovakian Wolfdog
OriginsRussia United States Czech Republic
Group Sled Dogs Sled Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank1259260
Reviews103
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Other Names Chukcha, Chuksha, Husky, Icee, Sibe Mal, Mally Slovak Wolfdog, Czech Wolfdog, Ceskoslovensky Vlcak
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1935 as a Working 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 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.
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. Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Canine Registry America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale North American Purebred Registry, Inc. Foundation Stock Service
Price $700-$1200 $1200-$1500 $800-$1500

General Appearance - Siberian Husky vs Alaskan Malamute vs Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

Size Medium Large Medium
Weight Male: 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg), Female: 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg) Male: 80 - 95 pounds (36 - 43 kg), Female: 70 - 85 pounds (32 - 38 kg) Male: 54 pounds (26 kg), Female: 44 pounds (20 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg), Female: 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg) Male: 80 - 95 pounds (36 - 43 kg), Female: 70 - 85 pounds (32 - 38 kg) Male: 54 pounds (26 kg), Female: 44 pounds (20 kg)
Height Male: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm), Female: 20–22 inches (51–56 cm) Male: 24 - 26 inches (61 - 66 cm), Female: 22 - 24 inches (56 - 61 cm) Male: 26 inches (65 cm), Female: 24 inches (60 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm), Female: 20–22 inches (51–56 cm) Male: 24 - 26 inches (61 - 66 cm), Female: 22 - 24 inches (56 - 61 cm) Male: 26 inches (65 cm), Female: 24 inches (60 cm)

Hair & Care - Siberian Husky vs Alaskan Malamute vs Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

Coat Fluffy Dense Rough Thick Weather-resistant Dense
Colors Agouti White Gray Sable Red Black Red Gray White Black Gray Yellow Silver
Grooming
Average: The Siberian Husky requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Alaskan Malamute requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Siberian Huskys shed above average.
Alaskan Malamutes are heavy shedders.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs shed moderately.

Characteristics - Siberian Husky vs Alaskan Malamute vs Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

Temperament Alert Gentle Outgoing Friendly Intelligent Affectionate Dignified Loyal Devoted Friendly Playful Active Fearless Quick Courageous Lively Sociable
Intelligent Rank
Average: Siberian Husky's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Alaskan Malamute's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Czechoslovakian Wolfdog's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Siberian Huskys are easy to train.
Alaskan Malamutes are easy to train.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Siberian Husky is a playful breed.
The Alaskan Malamute is a playful breed.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Siberian Huskys are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Alaskan Malamutes are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Siberian Huskys need for social interaction is average.
Alaskan Malamutes are a social breed.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average: The Siberian Husky barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Alaskan Malamute rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Siberian Huskys are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Alaskan Malamutes are one of the best watchdogs.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Siberian Huskys can't provide protection for their territory.
Alaskan Malamutes are extremely protective guard dogs.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Siberian Husky has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Alaskan Malamute has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog 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 Malamutes have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs 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 Malamutes have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs 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 Malamutes have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs 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 Malamutes are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Siberian Huskys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Alaskan Malamutes adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs 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.
Alaskan Malamutes 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.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat 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.

Good With - Siberian Husky vs Alaskan Malamute vs Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

Stranger Friendly
Siberian Huskys are average friendly towards strangers.
Alaskan Malamutes are stranger friendly dogs.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Siberian Huskys are kid-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Malamutes are kid-friendly dogs.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Siberian Huskys are not cat-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Malamutes are not cat-friendly dogs.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Siberian Huskys are very dog-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Malamutes are very dog-friendly dogs.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Siberian Husky is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Alaskan Malamute is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Siberian Huskys are usually recommended for elderly people.
Alaskan Malamutes are usually recommended for elderly people.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Siberian Huskys do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Alaskan Malamutes do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Siberian Huskys are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Alaskan Malamutes are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going 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
Siberian Husky breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Alaskan Malamute breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog 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 - Siberian Husky vs Alaskan Malamute vs Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

Health Issues
The Siberian Husky is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Alaskan Malamute is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Cataracts Corneal Dystrophy Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Cataracts Chondrodysplasia Hemeralopia Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Inherited Polyneuropathy Elbow Dysplasia Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Hip Dysplasia Lens Luxation Obesity Pituitary Dwarfism Seizures
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 12-15 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Siberian Huskys are high energy dogs.
Alaskan Malamutes are high energy dogs.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Siberian Huskys need quite a lot of exercise.
Alaskan Malamutes need quite a lot of exercise.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Siberian Huskys don't need too much sleep.
Alaskan Malamutes don't need too much sleep.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average.
Average.
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 Malamute can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Low
The Siberian Husky has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Alaskan Malamute has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Siberian Husky is an average drooler.
The Alaskan Malamute is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.

Reproducibility - Siberian Husky vs Alaskan Malamute vs Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

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 4-8 puppies

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