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

"Find similarities and differences between Shiba Inu vs Rough Collie vs Shetland Sheepdog" Compare Shiba Inu and Rough Collie. Which is better: Shiba Inu or Rough Collie or Shetland Sheepdog?
Name Shiba Inu Rough Collie Shetland Sheepdog
OriginsJapan Scotland Scotland
Group Companion Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank454024
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Other Names Brushwood Dog, Japanese Small-Size Dog, Japanese Shiba Inu, Shiba Ken, Shiba Collie, Scottish Collie, Long-Haired Collie, English Collie, Lassie Dog Miniature Collie, Shetland Collie (obsolete), Dwarf Scotch Shepherd (obsolete), Toonie Dog (obsolete), Sheltie
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1992 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1911 as a Herding 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 Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
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. 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 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 Canadian Canine Registry
Price $800-$1000 $400-$600 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Shiba Inu vs Rough Collie vs Shetland Sheepdog

Size Medium Large Medium
Weight Male: 18-25 pounds (8-11 kg), Female: 15-20 pounds (6.8-9 kg) Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg) 14-27 pounds (6-12 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg), Female: 17.5 pounds (6.8.5 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg) 20.5 pounds (9 kg)
Height Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm) Male: 24–26 inch (60–66 cm), Female: 22–24 inch (55–61 cm) 13-16 inches (33-41 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm) Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm) 14.5 inches (37 cm)

Hair & Care - Shiba Inu vs Rough Collie vs Shetland Sheepdog

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

Characteristics - Shiba Inu vs Rough Collie vs Shetland Sheepdog

Temperament Alert Confident Fearless Going Charming Faithful Keen Friendly Gentle Intelligent Loyal Protective Responsive Social Hard working Docile Obedient Elegant Herding Affectionate Gentle Lively Responsive Friendly Intelligent Playful
Intelligent Rank
Average: Shiba Inu's has average obedience intelligence.
Very smart: Rough Collie is an excellent dog breed.
Outstanding: Shetland Sheepdog is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Shiba Inus are easy to train.
Rough Collies are very easy to train.
Shetland Sheepdogs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Shiba Inus, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Rough Collie is a playful breed.
Shetland Sheepdogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Shiba Inus have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Rough Collies don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Shetland Sheepdogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Shiba Inus are highly affectionate dogs.
Rough Collies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Shetland Sheepdogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Shiba Inus need for social interaction is average.
Rough Collies need a lot of social interaction.
Shetland Sheepdogs are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The Shiba Inu rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Rough Collie rarely barks.
High: The Shetland Sheepdog is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Shiba Inus are good watchdogs.
Rough Collies are one of the best watchdogs.
Shetland Sheepdogs are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Shiba Inus are extremely protective guard dogs.
Rough Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Shetland Sheepdogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Shiba Inu has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Rough Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Shetland Sheepdog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Shiba Inus have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Rough Collies have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Shetland Sheepdogs have a low 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.
Rough Collies are not the biggest explorers.
Shetland Sheepdogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
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.
Rough Collies have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Shetland Sheepdogs 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
Shiba Inus are very apartment-friendly dogs.
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.
Shetland Sheepdogs are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Shiba Inus adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Rough Collies adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Shetland Sheepdogs 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.
Rough Collies tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Shetland Sheepdogs 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 - Shiba Inu vs Rough Collie vs Shetland Sheepdog

Stranger Friendly
Shiba Inus are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Rough Collies are stranger friendly dogs.
Shetland Sheepdogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Shiba Inus are average friendly dogs towards children.
Rough Collies are very kid-friendly dogs.
Shetland Sheepdogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Shiba Inus are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Rough Collies are very cat-friendly dogs.
Shetland Sheepdogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Shiba Inus are average friendly towards other dogs.
Rough Collies are dog-friendly dogs.
Shetland Sheepdogs are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Shiba Inu is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rough Collie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Shetland Sheepdog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Shiba Inus are commonly okay with elderly people.
Rough Collies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Shetland Sheepdogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Shiba Inus usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Rough Collies are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Shetland Sheepdogs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Shiba Inus are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Rough Collies are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Shetland Sheepdogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good 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.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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.
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.
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
Rough Collie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Shetland Sheepdog 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 Rough Collie vs Shetland Sheepdog

Health Issues
Egészségesek Shiba Inu fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Egészségesek Rough Collie fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Egészségesek Shetland Sheepdog 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 Collie Eye Anomaly Gray Collie Syndrome Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Drug Sensitivity Hip Dysplasia Cancer Cataracts Collie Eye Anomaly Drug Sensitivity Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Haemophilia Heart Problems Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Trichiasis Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 14-16 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Shiba Inus have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Rough Collies have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Shetland Sheepdogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Shiba Inus have an average exercise need.
Rough Collies need quite a lot of exercise.
Shetland Sheepdogs have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Shiba Inus are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Rough Collies sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Shetland Sheepdogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average.
Average.
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 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 Shetland Sheepdog can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Shiba Inu has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Rough Collie has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Shetland Sheepdog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Shiba Inu is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Rough Collie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Shetland Sheepdog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Shiba Inu vs Rough Collie vs Shetland Sheepdog

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 4-8 puppies 4-6 puppies

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