Akita vs. Shiba Inu
Life Expectancy Rate
Love with masters family
Akita and Shiba Inu Definitions
What is Akita?
The largest Japanese dog breed also recognized as one of the most ancient dogs is called Akita. As their origin is of colder region, they naturally have dense, thick and water repellent coats to deal with it. As they are of humongous size, they are kept for hunting and guarding purposes. Like mentioned above, they are quite adapted to the colder region, so they hardly survive in hotter regions like Africa or Asia. They are said to have qualities like loyalty, bravery and enthusiasm and that is why they prove themselves as superb guard dogs. They have life expectancy of around 10 to 12 years and have height in between 25 to 28 inches. As they are larger in size, they have more weight relatively to other Japanese breeds. They weigh around 70 to 120 pounds.
What is Shiba Inu?
Shiba Inu is the smallest Japanese breed with 15-17 inches in height. Due to their small size and dense hair coating, they look quite cuter and calmer. Beside it they are multi talented with showing skills at guarding, hunting and, tracking. They are around half the size of Akita with having average height around 15 to 17 inches. Tough their weight is even low as they are not even as broader than Akita, they weigh in between 17 to 23 pounds. They have life expectancy of 12 to 15 years and are well adapted to the colder regions. Shiba Inu is also a loyal dog that gets equally attached to all the family members of his master’s.