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Shiba Inu vs Akita vs Double Doodle – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Shiba Inu vs Akita vs Double Doodle" Compare Shiba Inu and Akita. Which is better: Shiba Inu or Akita or Double Doodle?
Name Shiba Inu Akita Double Doodle
OriginsJapan Japan United States
Group Companion Dogs Working Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank4547518
Reviews000
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Other Names Brushwood Dog, Japanese Small-Size Dog, Japanese Shiba Inu, Shiba Ken, Shiba Great Japanese Dog, Japanese Akita, American Akita North American Retriever, Golden Labradoodle
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1992 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1972 as a Working 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 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. North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club International Designer Canine Registry
Price $800-$1000 $800-$1200 600-800

General Appearance - Shiba Inu vs Akita vs Double Doodle

Size Medium Large Medium
Weight Male: 18-25 pounds (8-11 kg), Female: 15-20 pounds (6.8-9 kg) Male: 75-120 pounds (34-54 kg), Female: 75-110 pounds (34-50 kg) 30-70 pounds (14-32 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg), Female: 17.5 pounds (6.8.5 kg) Male: 97.5 pounds (44 kg), Female: 92.5 pounds (42 kg) 50 pounds (23 kg)
Height Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) 20-24 inches (50-61 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm) 22 inches (55.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Shiba Inu vs Akita vs Double Doodle

Coat Dense Fluffy Dense Waterproof Straight Wiry Curly
Colors Tan Red Cream Sesame Black Red Fawn White Black Brown Black Brown Golden White Tan Cream Silver
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Shiba Inu doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Akita doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Shiba Inus shed above average.
Akitas are heavy shedders.
Double Doodles shed moderately.

Characteristics - Shiba Inu vs Akita vs Double Doodle

Temperament Alert Confident Fearless Going Charming Faithful Keen Alert Dignified Friendly Responsive Courageous Docile Intelligent Vigilant Independent Faithful Willing Protective Affectionate Friendly Intelligent Social Alert Gentle Loving
Intelligent Rank
Average: Shiba Inu's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Akita's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Double Doodle's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Shiba Inus are easy to train.
Akitas are easy to train.
Double Doodles are very easy to train.
Playfulness
Shiba Inus, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Akitas, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Double Doodle is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Shiba Inus have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Akitas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Double Doodles don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Shiba Inus are highly affectionate dogs.
Akitas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Double Doodles are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Shiba Inus need for social interaction is average.
Akitas need for social interaction is average.
Double Doodles are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The Shiba Inu rarely barks.
Low: The Akita barks none to minimal.
Average: The Double Doodle barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Shiba Inus are good watchdogs.
Akitas are one of the best watchdogs.
Double Doodles are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Shiba Inus are extremely protective guard dogs.
Akitas are extremely protective guard dogs.
Double Doodles are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Shiba Inu has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Akita has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Double Doodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Shiba Inus have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Akitas have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Double Doodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Shiba Inu is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Akita is strong enough to escape from home.
Double Doodles have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
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.
Akitas have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Double Doodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Shiba Inus are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Akitas are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Double Doodles 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
Shiba Inus adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Akitas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Double Doodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
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.
Double Doodles 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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Shiba Inu vs Akita vs Double Doodle

Stranger Friendly
Shiba Inus are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Akitas are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Double Doodles are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Shiba Inus are average friendly dogs towards children.
Akitas are kid-friendly dogs.
Double Doodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Shiba Inus are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Akitas are average friendly towards cats.
Double Doodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Shiba Inus are average friendly towards other dogs.
Akitas are average friendly towards other dogs.
Double Doodles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Shiba Inu is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Akita is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Double Doodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Shiba Inus are commonly okay with elderly people.
Akitas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Double Doodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Shiba Inus usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Akitas are generally with other pets.
Double Doodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Shiba Inus are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Akitas are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Double Doodles 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
Shiba Inu breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Akita breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Double Doodle 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 - Shiba Inu vs Akita vs Double Doodle

Health Issues
Egészségesek Shiba Inu fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Egészségesek Akita fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Egészségesek Double Doodle fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Health Problems Allergies Cancer Chylothorax Epilepsy Glaucoma Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Spinning Bloat Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Sebaceous Adenitis Allergies Bloat Cataracts Ear Infections Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Osteochondrosis Dissecans Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 10-14 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Shiba Inus have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Akitas have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Double Doodles are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Shiba Inus have an average exercise need.
Akitas need quite a lot of exercise.
Double Doodles need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Shiba Inus are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Akitas are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Double Doodles sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 3 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate 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.
Prefers cold weather
The Akita can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Shiba Inu has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Akita has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Double Doodle has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Shiba Inu is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Akita is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Double Doodle is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Shiba Inu vs Akita vs Double Doodle

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 2-4 puppies 3-12 puppies 2-5 puppies

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