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Siberian Husky vs Golden Retriever vs Alaskan Klee Kai Comparison - Dog breed selector: Chukcha or Yellow Retriever or AKK? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Siberian Husky vs Golden Retriever vs Alaskan Klee Kai" Compare Siberian Husky and Golden Retriever. Which is better: Siberian Husky or Golden Retriever or Alaskan Klee Kai?
Name Siberian Husky Golden Retriever Alaskan Klee Kai
OriginsRussia Scotland United States
Group Sled Dogs Gun Dog Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank123210
Reviews471
User Ratings

Other Names Chukcha, Chuksha, Husky, Icee, Sibe Yellow Retriever, Golden Flat Coat AKK, Klee Kai, Miniature Alaskan Husky, Mini Husky
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1925 as a Sporting 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 Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section. Not recognized by FCI.
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
American Canine Registry
American Rare Breed Association
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
National Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Price $700-$1200 $1000-$2000 $1000-$1500

Siberian Husky vs Golden Retriever vs Alaskan Klee Kai General Appearance Comparison

Size Medium Large Medium
Weight Male: 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg), Female: 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg) Male: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) 10-23 pounds (4.3-10 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg), Female: 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg) Male: 70 pounds (31.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg) 16.5 pounds (4.6.5 kg)
Height Male: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm), Female: 20–22 inches (51–56 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm) 13-17.5 inches (33-42 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm), Female: 20–22 inches (51–56 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm) 13-17.5 inches (37.5 cm)

Siberian Husky vs Golden Retriever vs Alaskan Klee Kai Hair & Care Comparison

Coat Fluffy Silky
Wavy
Shiny
Straight
Thick
Colors Agouti
White
Gray
Sable
Red
Black
Golden
Light
White
Red
Gray
Black
Grooming
Average: The Siberian Husky requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Golden Retriever requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Alaskan Klee Kai doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Siberian Huskys shed above average.
Golden Retrievers shed moderately.
Alaskan Klee Kais shed none to minimal.

Siberian Husky vs Golden Retriever vs Alaskan Klee Kai Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Alert
Gentle
Outgoing
Friendly
Intelligent
Confident
Intelligent
Reliable
Friendly
Kind
Trustworthy
Active
Curious
Loyal
Territorial
Agile
Intelligent
Quick
Intelligent Rank
Average: Siberian Husky's has average obedience intelligence.
Outstanding: Golden Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Average: Alaskan Klee Kai's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Siberian Huskys are hard to train.
Golden Retrievers are easy to train.
Alaskan Klee Kais are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Siberian Husky is a playful breed.
The Golden Retriever is a highly playful breed.
The Alaskan Klee Kai is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Golden Retrievers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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.
Golden Retrievers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Alaskan Klee Kais are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Siberian Huskys need for social interaction is average.
Golden Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
Alaskan Klee Kais need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average: The Siberian Husky barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Golden Retriever rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Alaskan Klee Kai rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Siberian Huskys are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Golden Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Alaskan Klee Kais are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Siberian Huskys can't provide protection for their territory.
Golden Retrievers are average defenders.
Alaskan Klee Kais are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Siberian Husky has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Golden Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Alaskan Klee Kai has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Siberian Huskys have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Golden Retrievers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Alaskan Klee Kais have lower than 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.
Golden Retrievers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the Alaskan Klee Kai is strong enough to escape from home.
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.
Golden Retrievers 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 Klee Kais have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Siberian Huskys are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Golden Retrievers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Alaskan Klee Kais 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.
Golden Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Alaskan Klee Kais 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.
Golden Retrievers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Alaskan Klee Kais 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.
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.

Siberian Husky vs Golden Retriever vs Alaskan Klee Kai Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Siberian Huskys are average friendly towards strangers.
Golden Retrievers are very stranger friendly dogs.
Alaskan Klee Kais are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Siberian Huskys are kid-friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Klee Kais are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Siberian Huskys are not cat-friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Klee Kais are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Siberian Huskys are very dog-friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Klee Kais are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Siberian Husky is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Golden Retriever is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Alaskan Klee Kai is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Siberian Huskys are usually recommended for elderly people.
Golden Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Alaskan Klee Kais are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Siberian Huskys do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Golden Retrievers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Alaskan Klee Kais are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Siberian Huskys are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Golden Retrievers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Alaskan Klee Kais are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good 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.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes
Golden Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Alaskan Klee Kai 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.

Siberian Husky vs Golden Retriever vs Alaskan Klee Kai Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
The Siberian Husky is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Golden Retrievers are commonly healthy dogs.
Alaskan Klee Kais tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Cataracts
Corneal Dystrophy
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Allergies
Bloat
Cataracts
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hemangiosarcoma
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Osteosarcoma
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Von Willebrand's Disease
Autoimmune Hypothyroidism
Factor Vii Deficiency
Hypothyroidism
Vaccination Sensitivity
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 10-12 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Siberian Huskys are high energy dogs.
Golden Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Alaskan Klee Kais have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Siberian Huskys need quite a lot of exercise.
Golden Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Alaskan Klee Kais have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Siberian Huskys don't need too much sleep.
Golden Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Alaskan Klee Kais 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. 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 3/4 to 1 1/2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
High: The Golden Retriever breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The Siberian Husky can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers cold weather
The Alaskan Klee Kai 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 Golden Retriever has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Alaskan Klee Kai has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Siberian Husky is an average drooler.
The Golden Retriever 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 Alaskan Klee Kai is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Siberian Husky vs Golden Retriever vs Alaskan Klee Kai Reproducibility Comparison

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 5-10 puppies 1-3 puppies

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