i know what the difference is between japanese and american is,
but not shiba and akita or akita inu and shiba inu ?
to make it simpler
shiba > akita ?
Akita inu > shiba inu ?
A Shiba IS a Shiba Inu and an Akita IS an Akita Inu. They’re the same breeds.
The only difference between the American and Japanese dogs are the bloodlines and some possible differences in appearance.
So the differences between an Akita and Shiba are the SAME EXACT differences between the Akita Inu and Shiba Inu.
The main differences between the Shiba Inu and Akita Inu are as follows:
SIZE (obvious, right?)
Akitas are more playful
Shiba bond equally with all family members, Akitas tend to pick one "favorite" person
Akitas provide more protection from home intruders
Shibas will be less expensive to "maintain" so to speak. Less food eaten, less genetic problems=less vet visits.
While they both shed the same way, Akitas are bigger so they have MORE fur to lose.
Shibas need less exercise. They’ll walk with you forever, but they don’t need much to stay in shape and stay calm.