9 Dogs That Look Like Huskies

When it comes to the Siberian Husky, there’s no doubt that these husky like dogs are very intelligent, great with kids and they don’t even have ‘dog smell’.

However, they will not easily adapt to living in an apartment. Huskies shed a lot twice a year, and the amount of fur may surprise you.

It gets worse:

Siberians love to run, and if you let them off leash, they could easily run away.

We made a list of 9 dog breeds like the Husky but may be more suitable for you.

Let’s dive in!

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Here’s the list of dogs that look like Huskies:

1. Akita Inu

Akita-Inu

The Akita Inu is very careful and affectionate with families and kids. Although they will be at their best in a large yard, if well trained, they will adapt to living in an apartment.

Akita Inu needs firm training as a puppy to prevent them from becoming aggressive and overprotective.

They usually live between 10 to 12 years.

2. Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan-Malamutes

The Alaskan Malamute is very similar to the Siberian Husky. As we already mentioned, Huskies shed a lot, but Alaskan Malamute sheds even more!

Alaskan Malamutes are very playful and will greet everyone as a friend. They are patient and love attention.

And guess what?

Alaskan Malamutes are number 6 on our cutest puppies list.

They usually live between 12 to 15 years.

3. Utonagan Dog

utonagan-dog

If you are looking for a dog breed that looks like a wolf, Utonagan Dog could be the best choice. It is the cross of the Alaskan Malamute, Siberian Husky and German Shepherd and it looks a lot like Husky but it’s bigger.

The original goal was to breed a wolf looking dog. Utonagans are not guards or working dogs, but due to their intelligence and strength they could be trained for various tasks.

They usually live between 10 to 15 years.

4. Samoyed

Samoyed

Samoyed, or Bjelkier as it’s called in Europe, are often compared to Huskies. These white fluffy dogs are very friendly and don’t like to be alone.

They could easily adapt to living in apartment, but shedding could be the Samoyed’s middle name. The Samoyed likes to be active – it will enjoy walks, hikes, jogging, and canine sports.

They usually live between 12 to 14 years.

5. Tamaskan Dog

Tamaskan-Dog

If you are looking for a husky-like dog that doesn’t shed that much, you should pay attention to the Tamaskan Dog.

Tamaskan Husky is a good family dog, gentle with children and accepting of other dogs. They are very intelligent and don’t like to sit around – they will both enjoy mind and physical activities and exercise.

They usually live between 14 and 15 years.

6. Alaskan Klee Kai

Alaskan-Klee-Kai

Alaskan Klee Kai is often compared to the Siberian Husky due to their similar fur markings. In fact, it is a smaller version of the Alaskan Husky and according to breed standards, an adult Alaskan Klee Kai should be between 13 and 15 inches in height.

Who else wants this small husky looking dog?

Although their appearance is Husky-like, their temperament is almost utterly opposite. They tend to be shy, skittish and wary around strangers.

They usually live between 12 to 16 years.

7. American Eskimo Dog

American-Eskimo-Dog

Although American Eskimos and Samoyeds look a lot alike, these two breeds are not related at all. Eskies are generally more obedient, but less tolerant of kids and other pets.

There are three size varieties of the American Eskimo breed, the toy, the miniature and the standard.

They usually live between 12 to 15 years.

8. Finnish Spitz

Finnish-Spitz

Finnish Spitz is a very “talkative” breed. In fact, these husky looking dogs love to bark – if not well trained, they will bark at everything they see.

Finnish Spitz dogs are bred as hunting dogs, so don’t leave them around small animals. They love to eat, especially treats, so be careful not to let them to become overweight.

They usually live between 12 to 15 years.

9. Keeshond

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These medium-sized dogs absolutely love company! In fact, they will become miserable if separated from their family, so avoid leaving them alone.

Keeshonds will love to join all family activities – from jogging to watching TV. And get ready, they shed like crazy once or twice or year!

They usually live between 12 to 15 years.

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2 comments

  • L
    L

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    Isn’t this article supposed to be about dogs that she’s LESS than a husky? 

  • Myra Gardea
    Myra Gardea

    He is an akita inu 

  • Krista Weldon
    Krista Weldon

    I have a dog I purchased that is white with black hair on his back and a bit to the side on the top coat, he has a white fluffy curled up tail, he sheds horribly and has a lot of fur around his neck and has golden brown eyes, 55lbs, and has the appearance of a husky. In fact I bought him under the guise he was husky, but saw a dog by another name that looked exactly like him without the black. I didn’t catch the name. He barks as well as the occasional talk like a husky and howls at sirens but seldomly. He is incredibly smart and loving, loves to run. He is mild mannered but I think he was abused. What breed could he be.