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Kishu Ken vs Shiba Inu – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Kishu Ken vs Shiba Inu" Compare Kishu Ken and Shiba Inu. Which is better: Kishu Ken or Shiba Inu?
Name Kishu Ken Shiba Inu
OriginsJapan Japan
Group Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank52845
Reviews11
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Other Names Kishu, Kishu Inu 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 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.
Breed Recognition American Rare Breed Association
Dog Registry of America Inc.
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
Price $300-$500 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Kishu Ken vs Shiba Inu

Size Medium Medium
Weight 30-60 pounds (13-27 kg) Male: 18-25 pounds (8-11 kg), Female: 15-20 pounds (6.8-9 kg)
Avg. Weight 45 pounds (20 kg) Male: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg), Female: 17.5 pounds (6.8.5 kg)
Height 17-22 inches (43-56 cm) Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm)
Avg. Height 19.5 inches (49.5 cm) Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Kishu Ken vs Shiba Inu

Coat Thick
Soft
Straight
Dense
Dense
Colors Brindle
White
Tan
Red
Black
Tan
Red
Cream
Sesame
Black
Grooming
Advanced: The Kishu Ken requires a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Shiba Inu doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Kishu Kens shed moderately.
Shiba Inus shed above average.

Characteristics - Kishu Ken vs Shiba Inu

Temperament Alert
Docile
Noble
Dignified
Faithful
Alert
Confident
Fearless
Going
Charming
Faithful
Keen
Intelligent Rank
Average: Kishu Ken's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Shiba Inu's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Kishu Kens are hard to train.
Shiba Inus aren't famous for their trainability.
Playfulness
Kishu Kens, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Shiba Inus, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Kishu Kens 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
Kishu Kens are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Shiba Inus are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Kishu Kens are kinda antisocial.
Shiba Inus need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low: The Kishu Ken barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Shiba Inu rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Kishu Kens are good watchdogs.
Shiba Inus are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Kishu Kens are extremely protective guard dogs.
Shiba Inus are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Kishu Ken has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Shiba Inu has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Kishu Kens 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
Kishu Kens have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Shiba Inu is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Kishu Kens 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
Kishu Kens are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Shiba Inus are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Kishu Kens adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Shiba Inus adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Kishu Kens handle alone time quite well.
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 - Kishu Ken vs Shiba Inu

Stranger Friendly
Kishu Kens are average friendly towards strangers.
Shiba Inus are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Kishu Kens are kid-friendly dogs.
Shiba Inus are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Kishu Kens are average friendly towards cats.
Shiba Inus are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Kishu Kens are dog-friendly dogs.
Shiba Inus are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Kishu Ken is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Shiba Inu is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Kishu Kens are usually recommended for elderly people.
Shiba Inus are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Kishu Kens are generally with other pets.
Shiba Inus usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Kishu Kens 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.
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
Kishu Ken 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 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 - Kishu Ken vs Shiba Inu

Health Issues
Kishu Kens tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
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 11-13 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Kishu Kens are high energy dogs.
Shiba Inus have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Kishu Kens need a lot of exercises.
Shiba Inus have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Kishu Kens don't need too much sleep.
Shiba Inus are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2.5 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 to High.
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 Kishu Ken has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Shiba Inu has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Kishu Ken is an average drooler.
The Shiba Inu is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Kishu Ken 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 2-5 puppies, average 3 2-4 puppies

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