German Shepards or Siberian Huskies?

I hope you guys had a wonderful month and I apologize that I haven’t posted anything I  while. I had so much to do: projects, homework, and stuff like that.

If you know me well, I am a pet lover especially dogs. Dogs are naturally loving and affectionate. Their pack animal nature makes it easy for dogs to develop strong bonds with those they perceive as members of their pack.

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The German Shepherd and the Siberian Husky are my two favorite breeds and they are similar and I am going to compare them. Even though I had a German Shepherd before and I know Huskies pretty well I still had to do some research on this because every dog has a different personality.

Appearance:

The German Shepherd and the Husky have remarkably similar coats.

Both coats are weather resistant and double-layered and they both shed profusely during shedding season.

The German Shepherd has a lean and muscular build with keen eyes and erect ears.

Their fur comes in six colors:

  • Black
  • Black and Silver
  • Black and Tan
  • Red and Black
  • Sable
  • Grey

The Husky is more compact than the German Shepherd, with a more proportionately shaped body.

They have erect ears, a long tail, and expressive eyes that are either blue, brown, or one of each.

The Husky’s coat comes in 13 color varieties:

  • White
  • Piebald
  • Sable
  • Brown
  • Copper
  • Black
  • Black and Tan
  • Splash
  • Red
  • Agouti
  • Black and White
  • Silver
  • Grey

Behavior:

If you’re an energetic family with young children, the Husky might be more suitable. He is playful, energetic, very patient with kids, and would be a good choice for young families on the move. However, make sure you have a flexible schedule or other dogs around to keep your Husky busy. On the other hand, if you are interested in an intelligent dog who is eager to please and can help out around the house, then the German Shepherd is for you. This breed thrives on doggy jobs and loves to be a helpful part of his family unit. However, the German Shepherd has a shorter lifespan and is prone to a few more health issues than the Husky.

Exercise:

Both the Husky and the German Shepherd are active breeds who need lots of exercise and mental stimulation to stay healthy and happy. The Husky is a bit more energetic than the German Shepherd and both of these breeds will need at least an hour or two of exercise every day. On top of that, they need free time to run and play in a securely fenced yard or dog park.

You can also look at this link for a complete comparison chart: https://www.dog-learn.com/breed-vs-breed/german-shepherd-vs-siberian-husky/

I cannot decide which one I like the most, I probably going to go for German Sherpards but let me know in the comments which one you like the most.

Thank you for reading.

Sources: https://thehappypuppysite.com/german-shepherd-vs-husky/

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3 Comments »

  1. Nicely written and containing many facts I did not know. 🙂 GSD’s are great family pets if given lots of exercise and mental stimulation as you point out. But I’ve always loved huskies – tho not the best breed to own in a hot country like SA! 🙂

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