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Boxer vs Shiba Inu vs Alaskan Husky – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Boxer vs Shiba Inu vs Alaskan Husky" Compare Boxer and Shiba Inu. Which is better: Boxer or Shiba Inu or Alaskan Husky?
Name Boxer Shiba Inu Alaskan Husky
OriginsGermany Japan United States
Group Working Dogs Companion Dogs Sled Dogs
Popularity Rank1145495
Reviews110
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Other Names German Boxer, Deutscher Boxer Brushwood Dog, Japanese Small-Size Dog, Japanese Shiba Inu, Shiba Ken, Shiba Husky (Alaskan)
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1992 as a Non-Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Asian Spitz and related breeds section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club 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 United Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry 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 Dog Registry of America Inc.
Price $600-$1200 $800-$1000 $1000-$1500

General Appearance - Boxer vs Shiba Inu vs Alaskan Husky

Size Medium Medium Medium
Weight Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg) Male: 18-25 pounds (8-11 kg), Female: 15-20 pounds (6.8-9 kg) Male: 40-60 pounds (18-27 kg), Female: 35-48 pounds (16-22 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 65 pounds (29.5 kg), Female: 59 pounds (26.5 kg) Male: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg), Female: 17.5 pounds (6.8.5 kg) Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 41.5 pounds (19 kg)
Height Male: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm) Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm) 20-24 inches (51-61 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm) Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm) 22 inches (56 cm)

Hair & Care - Boxer vs Shiba Inu vs Alaskan Husky

Coat Waterproof Dense Dense
Colors Brindle White Fawn Tan Red Cream Sesame Black Gray White Blonde Orange Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Boxer requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Shiba Inu doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Alaskan Husky requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Boxers shed moderately.
Shiba Inus shed above average.
Alaskan Huskys shed moderately.

Characteristics - Boxer vs Shiba Inu vs Alaskan Husky

Temperament Brave Confident Fearless Intelligent Playful Bright Energetic Friendly Loyal Alert Confident Fearless Going Charming Faithful Keen Agile Energetic Protective Alert Powerful Sensitive
Intelligent Rank
Average: Boxer's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Shiba Inu's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Alaskan Husky's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Boxers are quite easy to train.
Shiba Inus are easy to train.
Alaskan Huskys aren't famous for their trainability.
Playfulness
The Boxer is a playful breed.
Shiba Inus, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Alaskan Husky is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Shiba Inus have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Alaskan Huskys don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Boxers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Shiba Inus are highly affectionate dogs.
Alaskan Huskys are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Boxers need a lot of social interaction.
Shiba Inus need for social interaction is average.
Alaskan Huskys need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Boxer rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Shiba Inu rarely barks.
Average to high: The Alaskan Husky is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Boxers are one of the best watchdogs.
Shiba Inus are good watchdogs.
Alaskan Huskys are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Boxers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Shiba Inus are extremely protective guard dogs.
Alaskan Huskys are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Boxer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Shiba Inu has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Alaskan Husky has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Boxers have lower than 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.
Alaskan Huskys have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Boxers have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Shiba Inu is strong enough to escape from home.
Alaskan Huskys have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Boxers 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.
Alaskan Huskys have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Boxers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Shiba Inus are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Huskys are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Boxers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Shiba Inus adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Alaskan Huskys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Boxers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat 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 - Boxer vs Shiba Inu vs Alaskan Husky

Stranger Friendly
Boxers are average friendly towards strangers.
Shiba Inus are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Alaskan Huskys are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Boxers are kid-friendly dogs.
Shiba Inus are average friendly dogs towards children.
Alaskan Huskys are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Boxers are average friendly towards cats.
Shiba Inus are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Huskys are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Boxers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Shiba Inus are average friendly towards other dogs.
Alaskan Huskys are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Boxer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Shiba Inu is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Alaskan Husky is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Boxers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Shiba Inus are commonly okay with elderly people.
Alaskan Huskys are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Boxers are generally with other pets.
Shiba Inus usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Alaskan Huskys do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Boxers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Shiba Inus are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Alaskan Huskys are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Boxer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Shiba Inu breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Alaskan Husky 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.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Boxer vs Shiba Inu vs Alaskan Husky

Health Issues
The Boxer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Shiba Inu is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Alaskan Huskys tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Allergies Aortic Stenosis Bloat Boxer Cardiomyopathy Cancer Corneal Dystrophy Deafness Demodectic Mange Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Allergies Cancer Chylothorax Epilepsy Glaucoma Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Spinning Hyperthyroidism Laryngeal Paresis Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-15 years 10-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Boxers are high energy dogs.
Shiba Inus have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Alaskan Huskys are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Boxers need quite a lot of exercise.
Shiba Inus have an average exercise need.
Alaskan Huskys need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Boxers don't need too much sleep.
Shiba Inus are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Alaskan Huskys are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 2 to 3 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. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions 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.
Prefers cold weather
The Alaskan Husky can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness High
The Boxer has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Shiba Inu has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Alaskan Husky has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Boxer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Shiba Inu is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Alaskan Husky is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Boxer vs Shiba Inu vs Alaskan Husky

Gestation Length 60-64 days 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.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 2-10 puppies, average 6 2-4 puppies 4-10 puppies

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