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Appenzeller Sennenhund vs Shiba Inu – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Appenzeller Sennenhund Shiba Inu
OriginsSwitzerland Japan
Group Guard Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank30345
Reviews01
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Other Names Appenzeller, Appenzell Cattle Dog, Appenzeller Mountain Dog, Entlebucher Sennenhund, Entlebucher Mountain Dog Brushwood Dog, Japanese Small-Size Dog, Japanese Shiba Inu, Shiba Ken, Shiba
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1992 as a Non-Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Swiss Mountain- and Cattledogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Asian Spitz and related breeds section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Continental Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale National Kennel Club North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club
Price $600-$800 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Appenzeller Sennenhund vs Shiba Inu

Size Medium Medium
Weight 49-71 pounds (22-32 kg) Male: 18-25 pounds (8-11 kg), Female: 15-20 pounds (6.8-9 kg)
Avg. Weight 60 pounds (27 kg) Male: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg), Female: 17.5 pounds (6.8.5 kg)
Height Male: 22-23 inches (56-58.5 cm), Female: 18.5-20 inches (47-50 cm) Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 22.5 inches (56-58.5 cm), Female: 18.12.5 inches (48.5 cm) Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Appenzeller Sennenhund vs Shiba Inu

Coat Thick Double Dense
Colors Black tricolor Tricolor Red tricolor Tan Red Cream Sesame Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Appenzeller Sennenhund doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Shiba Inu doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Appenzeller Sennenhunds shed moderately.
Shiba Inus shed above average.

Characteristics - Appenzeller Sennenhund vs Shiba Inu

Temperament Energetic Lively Selfish Fearless Reliable Social Alert Confident Fearless Going Charming Faithful Keen
Intelligent Rank
Average: Appenzeller Sennenhund's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Shiba Inu's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Appenzeller Sennenhunds are easy to train.
Shiba Inus are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Appenzeller Sennenhund is a playful breed.
Shiba Inus, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Appenzeller Sennenhunds have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Shiba Inus have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Appenzeller Sennenhunds are highly affectionate dogs.
Shiba Inus are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Appenzeller Sennenhunds are a social breed.
Shiba Inus need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Appenzeller Sennenhund rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Shiba Inu rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Appenzeller Sennenhunds are one of the best watchdogs.
Shiba Inus are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Appenzeller Sennenhunds strongly protect their territory.
Shiba Inus are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Appenzeller Sennenhund has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Shiba Inu has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Appenzeller Sennenhunds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Shiba Inus have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Appenzeller Sennenhunds have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Shiba Inu is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Appenzeller Sennenhunds have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Shiba Inus have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Appenzeller Sennenhunds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Shiba Inus are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Appenzeller Sennenhunds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Shiba Inus adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Appenzeller Sennenhunds do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Appenzeller Sennenhund vs Shiba Inu

Stranger Friendly
Appenzeller Sennenhunds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Shiba Inus are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Appenzeller Sennenhunds are kid-friendly dogs.
Shiba Inus are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Appenzeller Sennenhunds are average friendly towards cats.
Shiba Inus are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Appenzeller Sennenhunds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Shiba Inus are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Appenzeller Sennenhund is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Shiba Inu is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Appenzeller Sennenhunds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Shiba Inus are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Appenzeller Sennenhunds are generally with other pets.
Shiba Inus usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Appenzeller Sennenhunds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Shiba Inus are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Appenzeller Sennenhund breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Shiba Inu breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Appenzeller Sennenhund vs Shiba Inu

Health Issues
Appenzeller Sennenhunds tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Shiba Inu is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems No set Allergies Cancer Chylothorax Epilepsy Glaucoma Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Spinning
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Appenzeller Sennenhunds have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Shiba Inus have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Appenzeller Sennenhunds have an average exercise need.
Shiba Inus have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Appenzeller Sennenhunds sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Shiba Inus are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Shiba Inu can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Appenzeller Sennenhund has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Shiba Inu has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Appenzeller Sennenhund is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Shiba Inu is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Appenzeller Sennenhund vs Shiba Inu

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-6 puppies 2-4 puppies

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