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

"Find similarities and differences between Vizsla vs Double Doodle vs Shiba Inu" Compare Vizsla and Double Doodle. Which is better: Vizsla or Double Doodle or Shiba Inu?
Name Vizsla Double Doodle Shiba Inu
OriginsHungary United States Japan
Group Gun Dog Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank3051845
Reviews100
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Other Names Hungarian Vizsla, Magyar Vizsla, Hungarian Pointer, Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer, Rövidszőrű Magyar Vizsla North American Retriever, Golden Labradoodle Brushwood Dog, Japanese Small-Size Dog, Japanese Shiba Inu, Shiba Ken, Shiba
Breed Type Purebred Cross Breed Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1960 as a Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1992 as a Non-Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. Not recognized by FCI. 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 International Designer Canine Registry 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 $800-$1200 600-800 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Vizsla vs Double Doodle vs Shiba Inu

Size Large Medium Medium
Weight Male: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg) 30-70 pounds (14-32 kg) Male: 18-25 pounds (8-11 kg), Female: 15-20 pounds (6.8-9 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) 50 pounds (23 kg) Male: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg), Female: 17.5 pounds (6.8.5 kg)
Height Male: 22-26 inches (56-66 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm) 20-24 inches (50-61 cm) Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 24 inches (61 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm) 22 inches (55.5 cm) Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Vizsla vs Double Doodle vs Shiba Inu

Coat Fine Dense Hard Coarse Short No Undercoat Wiry Curly Dense
Colors Golden Rust Russet Gold Dark Sandy Gold Black Brown Golden White Tan Cream Silver Tan Red Cream Sesame Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Vizsla requires minimal 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
Vizslas shed moderately.
Double Doodles shed moderately.
Shiba Inus shed above average.

Characteristics - Vizsla vs Double Doodle vs Shiba Inu

Temperament Affectionate Energetic Intelligent Protective Cheerful Gentle Playful Quiet Easygoing Companionable Lively Friendly Evenly Tempered Trainable Willing Affectionate Friendly Intelligent Social Alert Gentle Loving Alert Confident Fearless Going Charming Faithful Keen
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Vizsla is an excellent dog breed.
Smart: Double Doodle's has great intelligence.
Average: Shiba Inu's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Vizslas are easy to train.
Double Doodles are very easy to train.
Shiba Inus are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Vizsla is a highly playful breed.
The Double Doodle is a highly playful breed.
Shiba Inus, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Vizslas 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.
Shiba Inus have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Vizslas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Double Doodles are highly affectionate dogs.
Shiba Inus are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Vizslas are a social breed.
Double Doodles are a social breed.
Shiba Inus need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Vizsla barks occasionally.
Average: The Double Doodle barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Shiba Inu rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Vizslas are average watchdogs.
Double Doodles are average watchdogs.
Shiba Inus are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Vizslas are average defenders.
Double Doodles are average defenders.
Shiba Inus are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Vizsla has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Double Doodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Shiba Inu has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Vizslas have a higher than 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.
Shiba Inus have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Vizslas have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Double Doodles have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Shiba Inu is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Vizslas have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Double Doodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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
Vizslas are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
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.
Shiba Inus are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Vizslas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Double Doodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Shiba Inus adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Vizslas 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.
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.
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 - Vizsla vs Double Doodle vs Shiba Inu

Stranger Friendly
Vizslas are average friendly towards strangers.
Double Doodles are very stranger friendly dogs.
Shiba Inus are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Vizslas are kid-friendly dogs.
Double Doodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Shiba Inus are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Vizslas are average friendly towards cats.
Double Doodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Shiba Inus are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Vizslas are average friendly towards other dogs.
Double Doodles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Shiba Inus are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Vizsla is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Double Doodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Shiba Inu is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Vizslas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Double Doodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Shiba Inus are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Vizslas are generally with other pets.
Double Doodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Shiba Inus usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Vizslas 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.
Yes
Shiba Inus are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going 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 Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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 Yes
Vizsla breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Double Doodle 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.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Vizsla vs Double Doodle vs Shiba Inu

Health Issues
Egészségesek Vizsla 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.
Egészségesek Shiba Inu fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Health Problems Cancer Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Sebaceous Adenitis Allergies Bloat Cataracts Ear Infections Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Osteochondrosis Dissecans Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Von Willebrand's Disease Allergies Cancer Chylothorax Epilepsy Glaucoma Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Spinning
Life Expectancy 10-14 years 12-15 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Vizslas are high energy dogs.
Double Doodles are high energy dogs.
Shiba Inus have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Vizslas need a lot of exercises.
Double Doodles need a lot of exercises.
Shiba Inus have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Vizslas don't need too much sleep.
Double Doodles 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. 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
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather. 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 Vizsla has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Double Doodle has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Shiba Inu has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Vizsla is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Double Doodle is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Shiba Inu is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Vizsla vs Double Doodle vs Shiba Inu

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 6-8 puppies 2-5 puppies 2-4 puppies

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