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Lagotto Romagnolo vs Manchester Terrier vs Shiba Inu – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Lagotto Romagnolo vs Manchester Terrier vs Shiba Inu" Compare Lagotto Romagnolo and Manchester Terrier. Which is better: Lagotto Romagnolo or Manchester Terrier or Shiba Inu?
Name Lagotto Romagnolo Manchester Terrier Shiba Inu
OriginsItaly England Japan
Group Gun Dog Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank11713545
Reviews201
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Other Names Romagna Water Dog, Lagotto, Water Dog of Romagna, Lagotti Romagnoli Black and Tan Manchester, Black and Tan Terrier, English Toy Terrier Brushwood Dog, Japanese Small-Size Dog, Japanese Shiba Inu, Shiba Ken, Shiba
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Terrier & Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1992 as a Non-Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Water Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers 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
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
National Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
No set 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 $500-$700 $600-$1000 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Lagotto Romagnolo vs Manchester Terrier vs Shiba Inu

Size Medium Small Medium
Weight Male: 28-35 pounds (13-16 kg), Female: 24-31 pounds (11-14 kg) Toy: 6-8 pounds (2.5-3.5 kg), Standard: 17-18 pounds (7.7-8 kg) Male: 18-25 pounds (8-11 kg), Female: 15-20 pounds (6.8-9 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 31.5 pounds (14.5 kg), Female: 27.5 pounds (12.5 kg) Toy: 7 pounds (2.5-3.5 kg), Standard: 17.5 pounds (7.7.5 kg) Male: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg), Female: 17.5 pounds (6.8.5 kg)
Height Male: 17-19 inches (43-49 cm), Female: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm) Toy: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Standard: 15-16 inches (39-40 cm) Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 18 inches (46 cm), Female: 15 inches (38.5 cm) Toy: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Standard: 15.5 inches (39.5 cm) Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Lagotto Romagnolo vs Manchester Terrier vs Shiba Inu

Coat Waterproof Fine Dense
Colors Tan
Gray
Brown
White
Black
Tan
Black
Tan
Red
Cream
Sesame
Black
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Effortless: The Manchester Terrier requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Shiba Inu doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Lagotto Romagnolos are low shedders.
Manchester Terriers shed none to minimal.
Shiba Inus shed above average.

Characteristics - Lagotto Romagnolo vs Manchester Terrier vs Shiba Inu

Temperament Cheerful
Loving
Trainable
Intelligent
Loyal
Social
Active
Devoted
Quiet
Intelligent
Alert
Discerning
Loyal
Alert
Confident
Fearless
Going
Charming
Faithful
Keen
Intelligent Rank
Average: Lagotto Romagnolo's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Manchester Terrier's has great intelligence.
Average: Shiba Inu's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Lagotto Romagnolos are quite easy to train.
Manchester Terriers are quite easy to train.
Shiba Inus aren't famous for their trainability.
Playfulness
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a playful breed.
The Manchester Terrier is a playful breed.
Shiba Inus, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Lagotto Romagnolos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Manchester Terriers 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
Lagotto Romagnolos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Manchester Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Shiba Inus are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Lagotto Romagnolos are a social breed.
Manchester Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Shiba Inus need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average to high: The Lagotto Romagnolo is a vocal breed.
Average: The Manchester Terrier barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Shiba Inu rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Lagotto Romagnolos are good watchdogs.
Manchester Terriers are average watchdogs.
Shiba Inus are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Lagotto Romagnolos are average defenders.
Manchester Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Shiba Inus are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Lagotto Romagnolo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Manchester Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Shiba Inu has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Lagotto Romagnolos have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Manchester Terriers 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.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Lagotto Romagnolos have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Manchester Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Shiba Inu is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Lagotto Romagnolos have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Manchester Terriers 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.
Apartment Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Manchester Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Shiba Inus are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Lagotto Romagnolos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Manchester Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Shiba Inus adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Lagotto Romagnolos 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.
Manchester Terriers 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.
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 - Lagotto Romagnolo vs Manchester Terrier vs Shiba Inu

Stranger Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards strangers.
Manchester Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Shiba Inus are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are kid-friendly dogs.
Manchester Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Shiba Inus are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards cats.
Manchester Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Shiba Inus are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Manchester Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Shiba Inus are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly Yes
Lagotto Romagnolo is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Manchester Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Shiba Inu is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Manchester Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Shiba Inus are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are generally with other pets.
Manchester Terriers are generally with other pets.
Shiba Inus usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Lagotto Romagnolos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Manchester Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going 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.
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 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.
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 Yes
Lagotto Romagnolo breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Manchester Terrier 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.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Lagotto Romagnolo vs Manchester Terrier vs Shiba Inu

Health Issues
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Manchester Terriers 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 Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Juvenile Cataracts
No set Allergies
Cancer
Chylothorax
Epilepsy
Glaucoma
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Spinning
Life Expectancy 14-16 years 14-16 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No No
Energy Level
Lagotto Romagnolos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Manchester Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Shiba Inus have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Lagotto Romagnolos need quite a lot of exercise.
Manchester Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Shiba Inus have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Lagotto Romagnolos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Manchester Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Shiba Inus are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1 cup 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
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Lagotto Romagnolo can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers warm 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 Low
The Lagotto Romagnolo has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Manchester Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Shiba Inu has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Manchester Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Shiba Inu is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Lagotto Romagnolo vs Manchester Terrier vs Shiba Inu

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

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