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Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow Comparison - Dog breed selector: Brushwood Dog or Samoyedskaya or Chow? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow" Compare Shiba Inu and Samoyed. Which is better: Shiba Inu or Samoyed or Chow Chow?
Name Shiba Inu Samoyed Chow Chow
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Group Companion Dogs Sled Dogs Companion Dogs
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Brushwood Dog, Japanese Small-Size Dog, Japanese Shiba Inu, Shiba Ken, Shiba Samoyedskaya, Bjelkier, Samoiedskaya Sobaka, Nenetskaya Laika, Smiley, Sammy Chow, Chowdren
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1992 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1906 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1903 as a Non-Sporting breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
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 Nordic Sledge Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Asian Spitz and related breeds section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
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
Price
Which is cheaper, Shiba Inu or Samoyed or Chow Chow? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1000 $1200-$1500 $600-$800
Availability
Very frequent
Very frequent
Very frequent

Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Shiba Inu or Samoyed or Chow Chow? Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow size comparison:
Medium Medium Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Shiba Inu or Samoyed or Samoyed? Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow weight comparison:
Male: 18-25 pounds (8-11 kg), Female: 15-20 pounds (6.8-9 kg) Male: 45-65 pounds (20.5-30 kg), Female: 35-50 pounds (16-20.5 kg) 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg), Female: 17.5 pounds (6.8.5 kg) Male: 55 pounds (25 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19 kg) 57.5 pounds (26 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Shiba Inu or Samoyed or Chow Chow? Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow height comparison:
Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm) Male: 21-23.5 inches (53-60 cm), Female: 19-21 inches (48-53 cm) Male: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm), Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm) Male: 21-23.5 inches (56.5 cm), Female: 20 inches (50.5 cm) 20 inches (51 cm)

Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow coat comparison:
Dense Dense Rough
Colors
What are the original Shiba Inu, Samoyed and Chow Chow color?
Tan
Red
Cream
Sesame
Black
Biscuit
White
Cream
Cinnamon
Red
Blue
Cream
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Shiba Inu or Samoyed or Chow Chow? Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow grooming comparison:
Easy to groom: The Shiba Inu doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Advanced: The Samoyed requires a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Shiba Inu or Samoyed or Chow Chow? Shiba Inu or Samoyed or {name3 shedding:
Shiba Inus shed above average.
Samoyeds are heavy shedders.
Chow Chows shed above average.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Shiba Inu or Samoyed or Chow Chow?
4-6 weeks
Average.
4-6 weeks
Average.
4-6 weeks
Average.

Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Shiba Inu or Samoyed or Chow Chow? Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow behavior/temperament comparison:
Alert
Confident
Fearless
Going
Charming
Faithful
Keen
Alert
Friendly
Playful
Stubborn
Lively
Intelligent
Sociable
Aloof
Loyal
Intelligent
Detached
Independent
Quiet
Protective
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow intelligence:
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Shiba Inu.
Smart: Samoyed's has great intelligence.
Low: The Chow Chow if one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow trainability comparison.
Shiba Inus aren't famous for their trainability.
Samoyeds are easy to train.
Chow Chows aren't famous for their trainability.
Playfulness
Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow playfulness comparison:
Shiba Inus, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Samoyeds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Chow Chows are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Shiba Inus have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Samoyeds are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Chow Chows are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow?
Shiba Inus are highly affectionate dogs.
Samoyeds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Chow Chows may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
Social Needs
Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow social needs comparison:
Shiba Inus need for social interaction is average.
Samoyeds are a social breed.
Chow Chows are kinda antisocial.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow?
Low to Average: The Shiba Inu rarely barks.
Average: The Samoyed barks occasionally.
Low: The Chow Chow barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Shiba Inu or Samoyed or Chow Chow?
Shiba Inus are good watchdogs.
Samoyeds are good watchdogs.
Chow Chows are average watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Shiba Inus are extremely protective guard dogs.
Samoyeds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Chow Chows are average defenders.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Low
The Shiba Inu has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Samoyed has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Chow Chow has an average chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Shiba Inu or Samoyed or Chow Chow?
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow mouthiness comparison:
Shiba Inus have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Samoyeds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Chow Chows have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Wanderlust potential of the Shiba Inu is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Samoyed is strong enough to escape from home.
Chow Chows tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
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.
Samoyeds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Chow Chows have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Shiba Inu or Samoyed or Chow Chow?
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Shiba Inu fajta.
Nem a legjobb választás Samoyed, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Samoyed tartása lakásban.
Nem a legjobb választás Chow Chow, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Chow Chow tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Shiba Inus adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Samoyeds adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Chow Chows don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Shiba Inu or Samoyed or Chow Chow?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Samoyeds 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.
Chow Chows handle alone time quite well.
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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Shiba Inu or Samoyed or Chow Chow? Which dog is more friendly?
Shiba Inus are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Samoyeds are average friendly towards strangers.
Chow Chows are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Shiba Inu or Samoyed or Chow Chow?
Shiba Inus are average friendly dogs towards children.
Samoyeds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Chow Chows are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Shiba Inu or Samoyed or Chow Chow?
Shiba Inus are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Samoyeds are average friendly towards cats.
Chow Chows are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Shiba Inu or Samoyed or Chow Chow?
Shiba Inus are average friendly towards other dogs.
Samoyeds are dog-friendly dogs.
Chow Chows are not dog-friendly.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow?
No
Shiba Inus are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Samoyeds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Chow Chows are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Which one could be 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.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Shiba Inu or Samoyed or Chow Chow? Which is better for autism?
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
Which one could be a detection/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.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Shiba Inu is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Samoyed is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Chow Chow is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?
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.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Shiba Inus are commonly okay with elderly people.
Samoyeds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Chow Chows are not the best breed for elderly people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow?
Not really
Shiba Inu breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Samoyed breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Chow Chow breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Shiba Inus usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Samoyeds are generally with other pets.
Chow Chows usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a 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.

Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow health comparison. Which is the healthier: Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow?
The Shiba Inu is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Samoyed is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Chow Chow is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow health problems comparison:
Allergies
Cancer
Chylothorax
Epilepsy
Glaucoma
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Spinning
Bloat
Diabetes
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Pulmonic Stenosis
Ectropion
Hip Dysplasia
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Shiba Inu should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Samoyed should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Chow Chow should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow lifespan comparison. How long do Shiba Inu, Samoyed and Chow Chow breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-15 years 12-14 years 13-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No Yes No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Shiba Inu or Samoyed or Chow Chow? Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow energy level comparison:
Shiba Inus have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Samoyeds are high energy dogs.
Chow Chows have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Shiba Inu or Samoyed or Chow Chow? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Shiba Inus have an average exercise need.
Samoyeds need quite a lot of exercise.
Chow Chows exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Shiba Inu or Samoyed or Chow Chow?
Shiba Inus are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Samoyeds don't need too much sleep.
Chow Chows like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Shiba Inu or Samoyed or Chow Chow?
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. 4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow weight gain potential comparison:
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow?
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 Samoyed can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The Chow Chow can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow?
Medium
The Shiba Inu has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Samoyed has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Chow Chow has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Shiba Inu is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Samoyed is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Chow Chow is an average drooler.

Shiba Inu vs Samoyed vs Chow Chow Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
Litter Frequency 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
How many puppies can Shiba Inu and Samoyed and Chow Chow have?
2-4 puppies 4-6 puppies 3-6 puppies

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