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Shikoku dog vs American White Shepherd vs Komondor – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Shikoku dog vs American White Shepherd vs Komondor" Compare Shikoku dog and American White Shepherd. Which is better: Shikoku dog or American White Shepherd or Komondor?
Name Shikoku dog American White Shepherd Komondor
OriginsJapan United States Hungary
Group Companion Dogs Working Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank210513163
Reviews000
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Other Names Shikoku dog, Kochi-ken, Mikawa Inu, Japanese Wolfdog American White Shepherd, White Canadian Shepherd Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition No set No set No set
Price $500-$800 $1800-$2500 $800-$1200

General Appearance - Shikoku dog vs American White Shepherd vs Komondor

Size Large Medium Large Large
Weight Male: 35-50 pounds (16-23 kg), Female: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg) Male: 66-88 pounds (30-40 kg), Female: 49-71 pounds (22-32 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 42.5 pounds (19.5 kg), Female: 37.5 pounds (17 kg) Male: 77 pounds (35 kg), Female: 60 pounds (27 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg)
Height Male: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm) Male: 24-26 inches (60-65 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (55-60 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm) Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (57.5 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm)

Hair & Care - Shikoku dog vs American White Shepherd vs Komondor

Coat Soft Wavy Dense Wavy Thick Shaggy Corded Coarser Topcoat Finer Undercoat
Colors Black Black & Tan Cream White Light Cream White Ivory
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Shikoku dog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The American White Shepherd requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Shikoku dogs shed moderately.
American White Shepherds are heavy shedders.
Komondors shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Shikoku dog vs American White Shepherd vs Komondor

Temperament Agile Cautious Intelligent Brave Energetic Loyal Alert Companionable Fearless Aloof Eager Selfish Confidence Affectionate Fearless Independent Calm Gentle Steady
Intelligent Rank
Average: Shikoku dog's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: American White Shepherd's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Shikoku dogs are quite easy to train.
American White Shepherds are easy to train.
Komondors are easy to train.
Playfulness
Shikoku dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The American White Shepherd is a playful breed.
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
American White Shepherds have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Shikoku dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
American White Shepherds are highly affectionate dogs.
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Shikoku dogs are a social breed.
American White Shepherds are a social breed.
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Shikoku dog rarely barks.
Low to Average: The American White Shepherd rarely barks.
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Shikoku dogs are average watchdogs.
American White Shepherds are good watchdogs.
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Shikoku dogs strongly protect their territory.
American White Shepherds strongly protect their territory.
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Shikoku dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The American White Shepherd has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Shikoku dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
American White Shepherds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Komondors have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Shikoku dogs have average wanderlust potential.
American White Shepherds have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Komondor is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Shikoku dogs 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.
American White Shepherds 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.
Komondors have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Shikoku dogs are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
American White Shepherds are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Shikoku dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
American White Shepherds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Komondors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Shikoku dogs 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.
American White Shepherds 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.
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 - Shikoku dog vs American White Shepherd vs Komondor

Stranger Friendly
Shikoku dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
American White Shepherds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Komondors are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Shikoku dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
American White Shepherds are kid-friendly dogs.
Komondors are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Shikoku dogs are average friendly towards cats.
American White Shepherds are average friendly towards cats.
Komondors are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Shikoku dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
American White Shepherds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Komondors are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Shikoku dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
American White Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Komondor is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Shikoku dogs are commonly okay with elderly people.
American White Shepherds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Komondors are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Shikoku dogs are generally with other pets.
American White Shepherds are generally with other pets.
Komondors are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Shikoku dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
American White Shepherds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Komondors 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
Shikoku dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
American White Shepherd breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Komondor 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.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Shikoku dog vs American White Shepherd vs Komondor

Health Issues
Shikoku dogs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
American White Shepherds tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Egészségesek Komondor fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Health Problems No set No set No set
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-14 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Shikoku dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
American White Shepherds have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
Shikoku dogs have an average exercise need.
American White Shepherds have an average exercise need.
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Shikoku dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
American White Shepherds sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Low to Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Komondor can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Shikoku dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The American White Shepherd has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Shikoku dog drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
The American White Shepherd is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Shikoku dog vs American White Shepherd vs Komondor

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 5-10 puppies 3-10 puppies

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