Akbash Dog vs Landseer

Compare the Akbash Dog to the Landseer. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Akbash Dogs and Landseers.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - The Landseer is a good choice for new owners. The Akbash Dog is strongly discouraged for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - The Landseer is very child friendly. The Akbash Dog does not do well with children.
  • Grooming - Both the Akbash Dog and Landseer require moderate grooming.
  • Barking - Both the Akbash Dog and Landseer are very vocal and will bark/howl frequently.
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Akbash Dog vs Landseer
Black & White Landseer
Breed NameAkbash DogLandseer
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan10-12 yrs.10-10 yrs.
Height27-32 in.26½-31½ in.
Weight75-140 lb100-150 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryTurkeyGermany
Origin Year1000 BC1800 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessGoodVery Good
Family FriendlyBelow AverageVery Good
Kid FriendlyPoorVery Good
Pet FriendlyBelow AverageVery Good
Stranger FriendlyPoorVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentNoYes
IndoorYesNo
Small YardNoYes
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹20°F to 70°F20°F to 70°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelMediumMedium
Exercise RequiredHighHigh
Top Running Speed28 mph24 mph
StrengthHighVery High
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMediumMedium-High
SheddingMedium-HighMedium
DanderMediumLow
Drool AmountNoneMedium-High

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameAkbash DogLandseer
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaYesNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageNoNo
Focused & PatientYesYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingAverageBelow Average
ChasingAverageBelow Average
Follow CommandsAverageHigh
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingHighAverage
HerdingAverageAverage
HuntingAverageBelow Average
ProtectionAverageAverage
Remove VerminAverageBelow Average
SleddingAverageAverage
WatchHighAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameAkbash DogLandseer
Lifespan
Lifespan10-12 yrs.10-10 yrs.
Common Health Issues
Acquired DepigmentationNoYes
BloatYesYes
Callus DermatitisNoYes
Cystine UrolithiasisNoYes
CystinuriaNoYes
Ear InfectionsNoYes
Elbow DysplasiaNoYes
EpilepsyYesNo
Heart ProblemsYesNo
HeatstrokeNoYes
Hip DysplasiaYesYes
HypothyroidismYesNo
Luxating PatellaYesNo
MegaesophagusNoYes
ObesityNoYes
Patent Ductus ArteriosisNoYes
Sub-Aortic Stenosis (SAS)NoYes
Umbilical HerniasYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameAkbash DogLandseer
Coat
HairYesYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesNo
Smooth CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
RoughYesNo
WoolyYesNo
StraightYesNo
SilkyNoYes
WavyNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesNo
MediumYesNo
LongNoYes
Coat Color(s)
WhiteYesNo
White&blackNoYes