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Beagle vs Shiba Inu vs Akita

"What should I choose?" Beagle or Shiba Inu or Akita? Is Beagle better than Shiba Inu?
BeagleShiba InuAkita
Name Beagle Shiba Inu Akita
Origins England Japan Japan
GroupHunting DogsCompanion DogsWorking Dogs
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Other Names English Beagle Brushwood Dog, Japanese Small-Size Dog, Japanese Shiba Inu, Shiba Ken, Shiba Great Japanese Dog, Japanese Akita, American Akita
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
Price $500-$800
If you choose to purchase the Beagle, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Beagle gets to a happy place.
$800-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Shiba Inu, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Shiba Inu gets to a happy place.
$800-$1200
If you choose to purchase the Akita, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Akita gets to a happy place.
Size Small Medium Large
Weight Male: 22-25 pounds (10-11 kg), Female: 20-23 pounds (9-10 kg) Male: 18-25 pounds (8-11 kg), Female: 15-20 pounds (6.8-9 kg) Male: 75-120 pounds (34-54 kg), Female: 75-110 pounds (34-50 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 23.5 pounds (10.5 kg), Female: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg) Male: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg), Female: 17.5 pounds (6.8.5 kg) Male: 97.5 pounds (44 kg), Female: 92.5 pounds (42 kg)
Height Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm) Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm) Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm)
Coat Dense Dense Fluffy Dense Straight Waterproof
Colors Tan Red Tricolor White Black Tan Red Cream Sesame Black Red Fawn White Black Brown
Grooming
Effortless: The Beagle requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Beagle is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Easy to groom: The Shiba Inu doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Shiba Inu is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Easy to groom: The Akita doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Akita is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
Beagles shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Shiba Inus shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of the hair loss mostly depends on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Shiba Inus breed.
Akitas are heavy shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Be prepared for the daily vacuum cleaning. The amount and frequency of the hair loss mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Temperament Friendly Independent Lively Sweet Gentle Intelligent Loving Alert Confident Fearless Out Going Charming Faithful Keen Alert Dignified Friendly Responsive Courageous Docile Intelligent Vigilant Independent Faithful Willing Protective
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Beagle obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Average: Shiba Inu's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Average: Akita's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Beagles are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Shiba Inus are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Akitas are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
The Beagle is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Shiba Inus, like any other average dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Akitas, like any other average dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more emotional than other dog breeds. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Beagles don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well.
Shiba Inus have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for a moderate punishment.
Akitas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle light punishments very well. They don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Beagles are loving and affectionate dogs. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Shiba Inus are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed doesn't considered as an aloof dog.
Akitas are loving and affectionate dogs. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
Beagles need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Shiba Inus need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Akitas need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
High: The Beagle is a very vocal breed. Definitely not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Low to Average: The Shiba Inu rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Low: The Akita barks none to minimal. Perfect choice if you prefer a quiet breed. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Beagles are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog. They aren't territorial and protective about their property, so they won't alert you if they sense something different.
Shiba Inus are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Shiba Inus will alert you if they sense something different.
Akitas are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Akitas will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Beagles can't provide protection for their territory. It's better to leave them out from the duty of protection your valuables and property.
Shiba Inus are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Shiba Inu can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Shiba Inu will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Akitas are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Akita can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Akita will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential Low
The Beagle has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Low
The Shiba Inu has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Moderate
The Akita has an average chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
Beagles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Beagles need to be taught for a good attitude.
Shiba Inus have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Shiba Inus need to be taught for a good attitude.
Akitas have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Akitas need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Beagles have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Wanderlust potential of the Shiba Inu is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Wanderlust potential of the Akita is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Beagles have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Beagles are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on leash.
Shiba Inu 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. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Akitas have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Akitas are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on leash.
Apartment Friendly
Beagles are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Shiba Inus are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Akitas are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Beagles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Shiba Inus adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Akitas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Stranger Friendly
Beagles are stranger friendly dogs.
Shiba Inus are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Akitas are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Beagles are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Shiba Inus are average friendly dogs towards children.
Akitas are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
Beagles are average friendly dogs towards cats.
Shiba Inus are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Akitas are average friendly dogs towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Beagle can be a great choice.
Shiba Inus are average friendly dogs towards other dogs.
Akitas are average friendly dogs towards other dogs.
Health Issues
Beagles are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Shiba Inus are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Akitas are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-15 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic No
Beagles don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
No
Shiba Inus don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
No
Akitas don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
Beagles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Shiba Inus have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Akitas have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
Beagles need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Shiba Inus have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Akitas need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
Beagles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Shiba Inus are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Akitas are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption 0.5 to 1.5 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.: How much your adult dog eats depends on his size, age, build, metabolism, and activity level. Recommended daily amount: 3 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day NOTE: How much your adult dog eats depends on his size, age, build, metabolism, and activity level.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Beagle breed has a strong tendency to overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Beagle more often. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Beagle's weight regularly.
Low to Average. The Shiba Inu has a low to the average risk for obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Shiba Inu's weight regularly.
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Akita's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Akita's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions 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 Akita can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness High
The Beagle has a high chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Medium
The Shiba Inu has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Medium
The Akita has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
The Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Beagle could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Beagle. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
The Shiba Inu is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Shiba Inu could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Shiba Inu. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
The Akita is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool much more than others, just like the Akita. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Gestation Length 60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Beagle: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Shiba Inu: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Akita: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Beagle, Shiba Inu, Akita have a litter? Twice a year (maximum) Twice a year (maximum) Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size 2-14 puppies, average 7 2-4 puppies 3-12 puppies