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Boxer vs Shiba Inu vs Labrador Retriever – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Boxer vs Shiba Inu vs Labrador Retriever" Compare Boxer and Shiba Inu. Which is better: Boxer or Shiba Inu or Labrador Retriever?
Name Boxer Shiba Inu Labrador Retriever
OriginsGermany Japan England Canada
Group Working Dogs Companion Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank11451
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Other Names German Boxer, Deutscher Boxer Brushwood Dog, Japanese Small-Size Dog, Japanese Shiba Inu, Shiba Ken, Shiba Labrador, Lab
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
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. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917 as a Sporting breed.
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. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section.
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 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
Price $600-$1200 $800-$1000 $1000-$2000

General Appearance - Boxer vs Shiba Inu vs Labrador Retriever

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: 60-75 pounds (27-34kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 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: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 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) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 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) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Boxer vs Shiba Inu vs Labrador Retriever

Coat Waterproof Dense Dense Waterproof Hard
Colors Brindle White Fawn Tan Red Cream Sesame Black Yellow Chocolate Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Boxer requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Shiba Inu doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Labrador Retriever requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Boxers shed moderately.
Shiba Inus shed above average.
Labrador Retrievers shed moderately.

Characteristics - Boxer vs Shiba Inu vs Labrador Retriever

Temperament Brave Confident Fearless Intelligent Playful Bright Energetic Friendly Loyal Alert Confident Fearless Going Charming Faithful Keen Affectionate Cheerful Friendly Intelligent Loyal Playful Social Alert Energetic Gentle Loving Going Responsive
Intelligent Rank
Average: Boxer's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Shiba Inu's has average obedience intelligence.
Outstanding: Labrador Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Boxers are quite easy to train.
Shiba Inus are easy to train.
Labrador Retrievers are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Boxer is a playful breed.
Shiba Inus, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Labrador Retriever 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.
Labrador Retrievers 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.
Labrador Retrievers may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
Social Needs
Boxers need a lot of social interaction.
Shiba Inus need for social interaction is average.
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low to Average: The Boxer rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Shiba Inu rarely barks.
Average: The Labrador Retriever barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Boxers are one of the best watchdogs.
Shiba Inus are good watchdogs.
Labrador Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Boxers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Shiba Inus are extremely protective guard dogs.
Labrador Retrievers 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 Labrador Retriever 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.
Labrador Retrievers have a strong 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.
Labrador Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
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.
Labrador Retrievers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Boxers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Shiba Inus are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Boxers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Shiba Inus adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Labrador Retrievers 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.
Labrador Retrievers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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 Labrador Retriever

Stranger Friendly
Boxers are average friendly towards strangers.
Shiba Inus are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Boxers are kid-friendly dogs.
Shiba Inus are average friendly dogs towards children.
Labrador Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Boxers are average friendly towards cats.
Shiba Inus are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Boxers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Shiba Inus are average friendly towards other dogs.
Labrador Retrievers 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
Labrador Retriever 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.
Labrador Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Boxers are generally with other pets.
Shiba Inus usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Labrador Retrievers are usually friendly towards other pets.
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
Labrador Retrievers 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.
Yes
This breed makes good 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.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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.
Yes
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.
Yes
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.
Yes
Labrador Retriever breed usually likes 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 Labrador Retriever

Health Issues
Egészségesek Boxer fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Egészségesek Shiba Inu fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Egészségesek Labrador Retriever fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
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 Acute Moist Dermatitis Bloat Cataracts Cold Tail Ear Infections Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Myopathy Osteochondrosis Dissecans Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-15 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Boxers are high energy dogs.
Shiba Inus have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Labrador Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Boxers need quite a lot of exercise.
Shiba Inus have an average exercise need.
Labrador Retrievers 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.
Labrador Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
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. Recommended daily amount: 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Low to Average.
High: The Labrador Retriever breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
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.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness High
The Boxer has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Shiba Inu has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Labrador Retriever has a high 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 Labrador Retriever is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Boxer vs Shiba Inu vs Labrador Retriever

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 5-10 puppies

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