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11 Dogs That Look Like Huskies

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Looking for a Dog Like a Siberian Husky?

Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky were originally bred by the Chukchi Tribe in Siberia to haul heavy loads. They are a very energetic and active dog, which are known for their distinctive thickly furred double coat, erect triangle-shaped ears, and distinctive color markings. Their color comes in a variety of shades like black and white, red and white, brown, gray and white, silver, wolf-gray, sable and white, red-orange with black tips, and dark gray.

Physical traits

  • Origin: Siberia
  • Height: 53 – 60 cm
  • Weight: 20 – 27 kg
  • Life Span: 10 – 15 years

Characteristics

They are a very energetic and active dog that shares many of the same behavioral and temperamental characteristics of their wolf ancestors. For instance, they typically howl rather than bark, are known for being escape artists, and feel a powerful need to belong to a "pack". As such, they often crave the companionship of other dogs and people. Though the ASPCA lists them as good with children and as good family dogs, Huskies do have special exercise needs. They have a lot of energy and can turn destructive if they don't get enough exercise. Because of their tendency to escape, the ASPCA also recommends having a fence in your backyard.

11 Reasons, Why a Dog Like a Husky?

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The excellent qualities of Huskies, make them popular and one of the most demanded dog.
However, you may like a dog like a Husky but with various other traits, including:

  • 1: Bigger and more powerful
  • 2: Less hairy and doesn't shed
  • 3: Smaller in size and more suitable for apartment life
  • 4: Lower maintenance in terms of physical exercise and suitable for an inexperienced owner
  • 5: Naturally healthy that need less vet care
  • 6: Less aggressive, good with strangers, kids, and other pets
  • 7: Cool and calm, but bigger in size
  • 8: Can handle freezing temperatures
  • 9: Can handle warm weather
  • 10: Longer or shorter life span
  • 11: Available in Budget

For these specific requirements, investigate other breeds that look like Huskies. Read on to find out the many breeds to consider and their specific qualities.

1: Utonagon Dog

  • Origin: England
  • Height: Average, 63 - 84 cm
  • Weight: 32- 40 kg
  • Lifespan: 10-15 years

Utonagans dogs were bred in England with the aim of producing a wolf-like dog. They are a mix of three dogs-the Alaskan Malamute, German Shepherd, and Siberian Husky, which looks very similar to Huskies. Utonagans dogs are an intelligent, easily trainable and can be taught to do any number of tasks. They are very friendly and intelligent dogs and tend to get along well with people, including children.

They are also fairly energetic and athletic dogs, which require significant exercise - at least a daily walk or job. That said, be careful about exercising them in the heat: this breed does best in colder weather. Utonagans dogs need lot of exercise and not recommended for apartment dwellers and do best in houses with a high-fenced yard.

Husky Vs Utonagon Dog

Husky Vs Utonagon Dog

2: The Canadian Eskimo Dog or Canadian Inuit Dog

  • Origin: Canada
  • Height: Male - 58–70 cm (23–28 in), Females- 50–60 cm (20–24 in)
  • Weight: Male - 30–40 kg (66–88 lb), Females- 18–30 kg
  • Life Span: 10 to 15 years

The Canadian Eskimo Dog or Canadian Inuit Dog is native to Canada, which are identified in the risk of extinction, with less than 400 dogs of this breed were left by the year 2010. The Canadian Eskimo Dogs are powerful, athletic, and sturdy dogs, though they are an excellent athlete, but they are recognized for their stamina and hard work. The Canadian Eskimo Dogs are medium to large sized dogs, which have ears like Eskimo dogs, and thick and dense, with a soft undercoat and stiff, coarse guard hairs, and are available in multiple colors, the grey, white sable dogs appears like Huskies.

Husky Vs Canadian Eskimo Dog

Husky Vs Canadian Eskimo Dog

3: The NAID (Native American Indian Dog)

  • Origin: North America
  • Height: Average, 23 to 34 inches (58 to 67 cm)
  • Weight: Average, 25 to 55 kg (55 to 120 lbs)
  • Life Span: 12 to 19 years

The Native American Indian Dog is a medium to large sized dog, also called, Common Indian Dog, Common Native Dog or NAID Dog. It's a naturally developed breed, their breed history is unknown. They are being considered, one among the oldest dog breeds, which is naturally healthy dog and need very less grooming. At first look they appears like a wolf, but they are very friendly, loving and playful dogs, which are intelligent, alert, devoted and protective to their owner and family that make them a very good family pet and good companion and watchdog.

Husky Vs Native American Indian Dog

Husky Vs Native American Indian Dog

4: The Alaskan Klee Kai Dog

  • Origin: United States
  • Height: 15 - 17 Inches (38 – 43 cm)
  • Weight: 7.3 – 10 kg
  • Life Span: 15 – 18 years

The Alaskan Klee Kai dog is a new breed that was developed in the 20th century, it looks like a smaller version of Siberian Husky. Though it looks like a small and calm dog but a very energetic dog breed that need lots of exercise. The Alaskan Klee Kai is an active, energetic, intelligent and playful dog that makes a good watch dog and suitable for apartment living.

Husky Vs Alaskan Klee Kai

Husky Vs Alaskan Klee Kai

5: Bangakaev Dog

  • Origin: Thailand
  • Height: Average, 20 - 23 Inches
  • Weight: Average, 22 - 32 Kg
  • Lifespan: NA

Thai Bangakaev is a mid-sized Spitz-like dog, originated from Thailand. The Bangakaev dogs were developed by mixing a local black and white pet with an extinct wild dog, and recognized in Thailand since, 1957. This is a sturdy, confident, hardy dog that can be aloof with strangers and is very territorial and protective. Bangakaev is very alert and active dog that need less grooming and make an excellent watchdog. They are available in many colors and have medium, thick fur. The black and white spotted, and sable dogs appears like a husky.

Husky Vs Bangakaev Dog

Husky Vs Bangakaev Dog

6: Northern Inuit Dog

  • Origin: United Kingdom
  • Height: 55.00 - 76.00 Cm
  • Weight: 22 - 38 Kg
  • Lifespan: 12 - 14 Years

The Northern Inuit dog is an unrecognized crossbred dog, native to the U.K. with the intent of creating a domesticated working dog that looks like a wolf. This dog originates from crosses between German Shepherds, Siberian Huskies, and Inuit dogs. This dog has a medium build and its shape and coloring resembles to the Huskies. The Northern Inuit Dog is an athletic, hardy, aloof and stubborn dog, which is difficult to train and not recommended for an inexperienced owner or apartment living. Though they are very intelligent, smart, and energetic dog which have excellent stamina and sniffing ability and make an excellent police and watch dog.

Husky Vs Northern Inuit Dog (Dogs Like Husky)

Husky Vs Northern Inuit Dog (Dogs Like Husky)

7: West Siberian Laika

  • Origin: Russia
  • Height: Male 22 - 24 Inches, Female 21 - 23 inches
  • Weight: Male 16–23 kg, Female 15–21 kg,
  • Lifespan: Average, 14 Years

The West Siberian Laika is medium sized Nordic Spitz type of hunting dog, also called WSL Dog. The WSL dog is hardy, athletic, and has extreme acute senses that are naturally used for hunting purposes. West Siberian Laika, is available in many colors and shades, but mostly in some shade of wolf gray. WSL dogs are naturally healthy dogs, which need less grooming, and best suitable for cold climate, but they are very energetic dogs that need lots of exercise and play, and not recommended for apartment living.

Husky Vs West Siberian Laika

Husky Vs West Siberian Laika

8: Alaskan Malamute

  • Origin: United States, Alaska
  • Height: Female: 56–61 cm, Male: 61–66 cm
  • Weight: Female: 32–38 kg, Male: 36–43 kg
  • Lifespan: 12 - 14 Years

Originally bred to haul heavy freight over long distances, the Alaskan Malamute is a giant and powerful dog, weighing up to 45 kg. Despite its strength, the breed is very friendly. Its friendliness and lack of barking make it a popular choice for pet owners. The Malamute is a very intelligent and loyal dog, but because it was bred to survive in harsh conditions, it is also incredibly resourceful and independent.

This breed comes in various colours like shades of gray and white, sable and white, black and red, it has a two-inch-long, thick double coat and facial markings like a Husky.

Husky Vs Alaskan Malamute

Husky Vs Alaskan Malamute

9: Saarloos Wolf Dog

  • Origin: The Netherlands
  • Height: Male: 65–75 cm, Female: 60–70 cm
  • Weight: Male: 36–41 kg, Female: 30–35 kg
  • Lifespan: 10 - 12 Years

The Saarloos Wolfhound dog breed was developed in Netherland. The Dutch breeder Leendert Saarloos, developed them by crossbreeding between a male German Shepherd Dog with a female European Wolf, to get better working dogs. The Saarloos Wolfhound, were first recognised by the Dutch Kennel Club, in 1975.
They are strong, energetic and intelligent dogs that have powerful neck, broad head, and long legs. The Saarloos Wolfhound have lots of stamina and energy that needs a lot of daily exercise.

Husky vs Saarloos Wolf Dog

Husky vs Saarloos Wolf Dog

10: Akita Inu

  • Origin: Japan
  • Height: Male 64 – 70 cm , Female 58 – 64 cm
  • Weight: Male 36–41 kg, Female 30–35 kg
  • Lifespan: 10 – 15 years

The Akita is a large and powerful dog, also called Akita Inu or Japanese Akita, originated from the mountainous regions of northern Japan. The Akita is a strong and stubborn dog, which is aloof with strangers and has a pack leader mentality that need an experienced owner and training and socialization at an early stage.
There are two varieties of the Akita are available, Japanese Akita and American Akita. The American Akita is little bigger than Japanese Akita and comparatively less aggressive.

Husky Vs Akita Inu

Husky Vs Akita Inu

11: Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

  • Origin: Czechoslovakia
  • Height: Average, 26 - 28 Inches
  • Weight: Average, 30 - 36 Inches
  • Lifespan: 13 – 15 years

The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is a relatively new breed, originating in Czechoslovakia, a hybrid between German Shepherds and Carpathian wolves.
It inherits the strength and stamina of a wolf with the temperament and intelligence of the German Shepherd. Physical appearance, can be distinguished by its amber eyes, and erect triangle-shaped ears. Its thick fur ranges in color from yellow- to silver-grey. Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are very social and develop strong bonds with their families.

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Quiz

For each question, choose the best answer for you.

  1. Which dog looks most like Huskies?
    • Utonagon
    • Canadian Eskimo Dog
    • NAID (Native American Dog)
    • Alaskan Klee Kai

Scoring

For each answer you selected, add up the indicated number of points for each of the possible results. Your final result is the possibility with the greatest number of points at the end.

  1. Which dog looks most like Huskies?
    • Utonagon
    • Canadian Eskimo Dog
    • NAID (Native American Dog)
    • Alaskan Klee Kai

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 ARADHYA

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