30 Confusing Dog Breeds Whose Differences Are Clearly Shown And Explained

All dogs are equally adorable. Their make is the least of concerns. They may be large or small, having big muzzles, or with shorter ones they could be purebred or crossbred.

But when it comes to breeds, that is where it gets a little confusing. Especially when it comes to identifying different breeds with closely related similarities.

It is on the coats, the markings, the way the body is built. One simply cannot tell this from the other breed. Probably aficionados could confuse them too.
To help you along is a side-by-side display of the different dog breeds and their differences.


The Alaskan Malamute is bigger, and on the heavier side of the two, while the husky is more slender hence faster.


The Akita Inu is the bigger, and taller Japanese dog breed as compared to the Shiba Inu.


The Belgian Malinois is slender than the German Shepherd who is heavier. They are both of similar height on average.


The Golden Retriever has longer fur and longer snouts, in comparison to the Labrador Retriever with the short fur, and broadheads, and more muscle than their counterpart.


The Puli is smaller in size and of a lighter weight than the Komondor, who is a much larger and heavier breed.