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Siberian Husky Vs German Shorthaired Pointer Appearance: The Husky is a primitive breed, and as such, it is really no shock that it has a wolfy appearance with its long narrow muzzle, perked ears, and long cold-resistant coat. They come in regular and long coat varieties and in a multitude of colors. The Husky is on the smaller side of most of the sledding dog family, and they stand up to 23 inches and can weigh up to 60 pounds.  The GSP, on the other hand, has a very hound-like appearance. With floppy ears, long elegant legs, with an athletic body. Their coats are short, and the colors available are versions of solid, patched patterns and roaned. They are a breed of medium stature and can stand up to 25 inches and weight up to 8- pounds.  Siberian Husky Vs German Shorthaired Pointer Exercise Requirements And Grooming Requirements: When it comes to exercise, the GSP is going to be easier. Their coats are short, and they are low maintenance, only need brushing once a week with w firm bristle brush, and they do shed occasionally. The Husky doesn't require as much work as you might think outside of the shedding season. They are considered a more naturally "clean" breed as they don't have much of a doggy-like smell to them. The Husky does need to be groomed a couple of times a week and shedding season is when you really need to put in more effort to help them shed out their undercoat.  For exercise, the Husky will be less demanding. But not by much. Both of these breeds are active. The GSP is a very active breed. They need an excellent physical outlet or become incredibly destructive. The Husky is also an active breed. They were refined as a breed to be able to cover large amounts of rough terrain in as quickly as possible. They need space to run, and because of the breed's independent nature, this space needs to be secure, so they can't get themselves lost before you or they have realized what has happened. A Husky can relax, though, once they had been given a workout. In comparison, the GSP will always be ready for action and the drop of a hat. Siberian Husky Vs German Shorthaired Pointer Temperament and social needs: As we go forward with the rest of the video, it will be with the assumption that the dog has been given proper socialization and training from a young age. It will also be assumed that the dog is of correct temperament and disposition for its breed.  These two breeds have varied temperaments, but they share their love and devotion to their people and families. Being more primitive, the Husky is very pack oriented, so they need people or other dogs around. The GSP just loves their families to pieces. They are enthusiastic people pleasers. However, where the Husky is friendly with everyone and can't even be counted on to serve an alarm, the GSP fills this role nicely. German Shorthaired pointers will alert to strangers and can be a little bit reserved with people until they get to know them.  When it comes to temperament, this is where we start to see to very different breeds. The GSP can be independent, but the Husky is much more so. The Husky is also mischievous, and while they like their people close, they can go do their own thing. The GSP is just exuberance, friendliness and your own personal shadow wrapped up in an attractive hunting dog package.  Siberian Husky Vs German Shorthaired Pointer Intelligence And Trainability: Both of these breeds are intelligent, but the GSP is going to be the easier of the two to train. Their energy and biddable mindset just give a potential owner more to work with. The Husky is trainable, but their independence can get the better of them. They can both benefit from turning your training routines into a game. This helps the GSP burn off some steam and keeps the Husky engage and interested in learning.  Siberian Husky Vs German Shorthaired Pointer Child, Small Animal, and Other Dog Friendliness: If you have children in the home, either of these breeds would be a good choice. The only thing to be wary of is their energy levels. The Husky and the GSP can get a little too hyped up and accidentally knock over a small child.  If you have small animals, you might want to look elsewhere. These two breeds have a wicked prey drive, and it is deeply embedded in them. They can- and we use that with caution- do well if raised with small animals. But, some individuals out there that the urge to chase and catch is just too deeply ingrained in them. In terms of living with other dogs, the Husky is better. Simply because of their pack-like mentality. They enjoy the presence of other canines thoroughly. This doesn't mean the GSP is bad with other dogs- they are friendly and do fine with other canines. As long as they know to back off when other less playful or friendly dogs tell them it is time to find a different playmate.

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