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Toy Poodle vs Alaskan Husky – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Toy Poodle vs Alaskan Husky" Compare Toy Poodle and Alaskan Husky. Which is better: Toy Poodle or Alaskan Husky?
Name Toy Poodle Alaskan Husky
OriginsGermany France United States
Group Companion Dogs Sled Dogs
Popularity Rank449495
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Other Names Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Teacup Poodle, French Poodle, Pudle, Teddy Poodle Husky (Alaskan)
Breed Type Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition Dog Registry of America Inc. Dog Registry of America Inc.
Price 1000-1500 $1000-$1500

General Appearance - Toy Poodle vs Alaskan Husky

Size Small Medium
Weight Male: 6-9 pounds (3-4 kg) Male: 40-60 pounds (18-27 kg), Female: 35-48 pounds (16-22 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 7.5 pounds (3.5 kg) Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 41.5 pounds (19 kg)
Height Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm) 20-24 inches (51-61 cm)
Avg. Height Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm) 22 inches (56 cm)

Hair & Care - Toy Poodle vs Alaskan Husky

Coat Dense
Curly
Thick
Dense
Colors Apricot
Black
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Gray
White
Blonde
Orange
Black
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Alaskan Husky requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Toy Poodles shed none to minimal.
Alaskan Huskys shed moderately.

Characteristics - Toy Poodle vs Alaskan Husky

Temperament Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Agile
Energetic
Protective
Alert
Powerful
Sensitive
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Toy Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Average: Alaskan Husky's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Toy Poodles are very easy to train.
Alaskan Huskys aren't famous for their trainability.
Playfulness
The Toy Poodle is a playful breed.
The Alaskan Husky is a highly playful breed.
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.
Affection Level
Toy Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Alaskan Huskys are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Toy Poodles are a social breed.
Alaskan Huskys need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average to high: The Toy Poodle is a vocal breed.
Average to high: The Alaskan Husky is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Toy Poodles are good watchdogs.
Alaskan Huskys are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Toy Poodles are average defenders.
Alaskan Huskys are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Toy Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Alaskan Husky has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Toy Poodles have lower 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.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Toy Poodles tend to escape less than other breeds.
Alaskan Huskys have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Toy Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Alaskan Huskys have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Toy Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Huskys are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Toy Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Alaskan Huskys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Toy Poodles 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.
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.

Good With - Toy Poodle vs Alaskan Husky

Stranger Friendly
Toy Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Alaskan Huskys are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Toy Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Huskys are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Toy Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Huskys are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Toy Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Huskys are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Toy Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Alaskan Husky is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Toy Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Alaskan Huskys are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Toy Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Alaskan Huskys do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Toy Poodles 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.
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 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.
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.
Boat Dog Not really
Toy Poodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Alaskan Husky 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.

Health Factors - Toy Poodle vs Alaskan Husky

Health Issues
The Toy Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Alaskan Huskys tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Canine Diabetes Mellitus
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Heart Murmurs
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Skin Allergies
Slipped Stifle
Hyperthyroidism
Laryngeal Paresis
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 14-16 years 10-15 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No
Energy Level
Toy Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Alaskan Huskys are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Toy Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Alaskan Huskys need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Toy Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Alaskan Huskys are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/4 to 1 cup 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.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers cold weather
The Alaskan Husky can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Low
The Toy Poodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Alaskan Husky has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Toy Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Alaskan Husky is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Toy Poodle vs Alaskan Husky

Gestation Length 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.
Litter Size 2-4 puppies 4-10 puppies

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