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Rough Collie vs Shiba Inu – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Rough Collie vs Shiba Inu" Compare Rough Collie and Shiba Inu. Which is better: Rough Collie or Shiba Inu?
Name Rough Collie Shiba Inu
OriginsScotland Japan
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank4045
Reviews21
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Other Names Collie, Scottish Collie, Long-Haired Collie, English Collie, Lassie Dog Brushwood Dog, Japanese Small-Size Dog, Japanese Shiba Inu, Shiba Ken, Shiba
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1992 as a Non-Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs 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 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 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 $400-$600 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Rough Collie vs Shiba Inu

Size Large 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)
Avg. Weight Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg) Male: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg), Female: 17.5 pounds (6.8.5 kg)
Height Male: 24–26 inch (60–66 cm), Female: 22–24 inch (55–61 cm) Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm) Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Rough Collie vs Shiba Inu

Coat Rough Soft Thick Straight Harsh Furry Dense
Colors Black & White & Tan Blue & Merle Blue & Merle & White Sable Sable & White White White & Merle Merle Tan Red Cream Sesame Black
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Easy to groom: The Shiba Inu doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Rough Collies are heavy shedders.
Shiba Inus shed above average.

Characteristics - Rough Collie vs Shiba Inu

Temperament Friendly Gentle Intelligent Loyal Protective Responsive Social Hard working Docile Obedient Elegant Herding Alert Confident Fearless Going Charming Faithful Keen
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Rough Collie is an excellent dog breed.
Average: Shiba Inu's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Rough Collies are very easy to train.
Shiba Inus are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Rough Collie is a playful breed.
Shiba Inus, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Rough Collies don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Shiba Inus have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Rough Collies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Shiba Inus are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Rough Collies need a lot of social interaction.
Shiba Inus need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Rough Collie rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Shiba Inu rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Rough Collies are one of the best watchdogs.
Shiba Inus are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Rough Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Shiba Inus are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Rough Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Shiba Inu has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Rough Collies 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
Rough Collies are not the biggest explorers.
Wanderlust potential of the Shiba Inu is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Rough Collies 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
Rough Collies 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
Rough Collies adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Shiba Inus adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Rough Collies 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.

Good With - Rough Collie vs Shiba Inu

Stranger Friendly
Rough Collies are stranger friendly dogs.
Shiba Inus are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Rough Collies are very kid-friendly dogs.
Shiba Inus are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Rough Collies are very cat-friendly dogs.
Shiba Inus are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Rough Collies are dog-friendly dogs.
Shiba Inus are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Rough Collie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Shiba Inu is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Rough Collies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Shiba Inus are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Rough Collies are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Shiba Inus usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Rough Collies 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.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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.
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
Rough Collie 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 - Rough Collie vs Shiba Inu

Health Issues
The Rough Collie 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.
Health Problems Collie Eye Anomaly Gray Collie Syndrome Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Drug Sensitivity Hip Dysplasia Allergies Cancer Chylothorax Epilepsy Glaucoma Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Spinning
Life Expectancy 14-16 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Rough Collies 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.
Exercise Need
Rough Collies need quite a lot of exercise.
Shiba Inus have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Rough Collies 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.
Avg. daily food consumption 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.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Rough Collie 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.
Stinkiness Medium
The Rough Collie has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Shiba Inu has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Rough Collie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Shiba Inu is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Rough Collie 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 4-8 puppies 2-4 puppies

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