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Eurasier vs Shiba Inu vs Shikoku dog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Eurasier vs Shiba Inu vs Shikoku dog" Compare Eurasier and Shiba Inu. Which is better: Eurasier or Shiba Inu or Shikoku dog?
Name Eurasier Shiba Inu Shikoku dog
OriginsGermany Japan Japan
Group Working Dogs Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank55145210
Reviews010
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Other Names Eurasian, Eurasian Spitz, Eurasian Dog Brushwood Dog, Japanese Small-Size Dog, Japanese Shiba Inu, Shiba Ken, Shiba Shikoku dog, Kochi-ken, Mikawa Inu, Japanese Wolfdog
Breed Type Cross Breed Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. 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 Spitz and primitive types group, in the Asian Spitz and related breeds 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 Australian National Kennel Council
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Foundation Stock Service
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
No set
Price $2000-$2500 $800-$1000 $500-$800

General Appearance - Eurasier vs Shiba Inu vs Shikoku dog

Size Large Medium Large
Medium
Weight Male: 50-70 pounds (23-32 kg), Female: 40-60 pounds (18-26 kg) Male: 18-25 pounds (8-11 kg), Female: 15-20 pounds (6.8-9 kg) Male: 35-50 pounds (16-23 kg), Female: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 60 pounds (27.5 kg), Female: 50 pounds (22 kg) Male: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg), Female: 17.5 pounds (6.8.5 kg) Male: 42.5 pounds (19.5 kg), Female: 37.5 pounds (17 kg)
Height Male: 20-24 inches (52-60 cm), Female: 16-18 inches (48-56 cm) Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm) Male: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 22 inches (56 cm), Female: 17 inches (52 cm) Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm) Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Eurasier vs Shiba Inu vs Shikoku dog

Coat Thick
Double
Dense Soft
Colors Fawn
Wolf
Sable
Tan
Red
Black
Tan
Red
Cream
Sesame
Black
Black
Black & Tan
Cream
Grooming
Average: The Eurasier requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Shiba Inu doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Shikoku dog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Eurasiers shed moderately.
Shiba Inus shed above average.
Shikoku dogs shed moderately.

Characteristics - Eurasier vs Shiba Inu vs Shikoku dog

Temperament Alert
Outright
Tempered
Reserved
Calm
Intelligent
Watchful
Alert
Confident
Fearless
Going
Charming
Faithful
Keen
Agile
Cautious
Intelligent
Brave
Energetic
Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Average: Eurasier's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Shiba Inu's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Shikoku dog's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Eurasiers are quite easy to train.
Shiba Inus aren't famous for their trainability.
Shikoku dogs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Eurasiers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Shiba Inus, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Shikoku dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Eurasiers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Shiba Inus are highly affectionate dogs.
Shikoku dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Eurasiers need for social interaction is average.
Shiba Inus need for social interaction is average.
Shikoku dogs are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Eurasier barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Shiba Inu rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Shikoku dog rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Eurasiers are one of the best watchdogs.
Shiba Inus are good watchdogs.
Shikoku dogs are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Eurasiers can't provide protection for their territory.
Shiba Inus are extremely protective guard dogs.
Shikoku dogs strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Eurasier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Shiba Inu has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Shikoku dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Eurasiers 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.
Shikoku dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Eurasiers have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Shiba Inu is strong enough to escape from home.
Shikoku dogs have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Eurasiers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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.
Shikoku dogs 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
Eurasiers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Shiba Inus are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Shikoku dogs are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Eurasiers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Shiba Inus adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Shikoku dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
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.
Shikoku dogs 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.
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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Eurasier vs Shiba Inu vs Shikoku dog

Stranger Friendly
Eurasiers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Shiba Inus are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Shikoku dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Eurasiers are kid-friendly dogs.
Shiba Inus are average friendly dogs towards children.
Shikoku dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Eurasiers are cat-friendly dogs.
Shiba Inus are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Shikoku dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Eurasiers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Shiba Inus are average friendly towards other dogs.
Shikoku dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Eurasier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Shiba Inu is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Shikoku dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Eurasiers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Shiba Inus are commonly okay with elderly people.
Shikoku dogs are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Eurasiers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Shiba Inus usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Shikoku dogs are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Eurasiers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Shiba Inus are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Shikoku dogs 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
Eurasier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Shiba Inu breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Shikoku dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog 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.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Eurasier vs Shiba Inu vs Shikoku dog

Health Issues
Eurasiers 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.
Shikoku dogs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems No set Allergies
Cancer
Chylothorax
Epilepsy
Glaucoma
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Spinning
No set
Life Expectancy 11-13 years 12-15 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Eurasiers 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.
Shikoku dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Eurasiers have an average exercise need.
Shiba Inus have an average exercise need.
Shikoku dogs have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Eurasiers 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.
Shikoku dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
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. 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Eurasier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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 Medium
The Eurasier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Shiba Inu has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Shikoku dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Eurasier is an average drooler.
The Shiba Inu is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Shikoku dog drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.

Reproducibility - Eurasier vs Shiba Inu vs Shikoku dog

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 4-8 puppies 2-4 puppies 4-6 puppies

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