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What Is The Difference Between Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Shiba Inu

What Is The Difference Between Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Shiba Inu

Before we go to the compare between Corgi and Shiba Inu, let's watch this video first!

 They are just playing, and of course no hurt each other

So, Corgis and Shibas are both compact, have fuzzy bums, fox-like dogs who will shed everywhere, but the differences between Shiba Inu and Corgis make the breeds seem like night and day.

Let's head to the compare and join the conversation 

First, we need to know some basic information about two dogs so we can make a comparison 


What is the different Welsh Corgi vs Shiba Inu

P/s: They got talent about making people laugh 

Back to the point!

The real basic information I have listed on the old post, you can check it back here!

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a small herding breed originating from Pembrokeshire, Wales, but like any other herding breed, they have loads of energy and are very agile even they have tiny, short legs. 
They were bred to be low-riders to avoid injury from the kicking cows and sheep

Corgi with sheep

Corgi was born to be a low-rider (Source: Flickr)

But some are not...!


corgi scare of a toy

Do you laugh so hard about this meme? bahahaha (Source: Pinterest)

In addition, despite their small size, they are actually among the oldest herders and extremely good at that. But of course, we don’t simply love Corgis for being professional herders or being strong. We love them for their cuteness and especially that “sweet butts”.

Corgi butt failed

Also, Corgi memes were never as viral as doge, there is still plenty of love for them on the internet.

For more than 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II has championed the breed. In 1934, the American Kennel Club recognized the breed as a member of the Herding Group

Shiba Inu

Well, because this is the first post I talk about Shiba Inu, so I will put on some basic information about this breed:

Welsh corgi vs Shiba inu


Basic Information:

  • Height: Male around 14-17 inches, Female around 13-16 inches
  • Weight: 18-24 pounds (male), 15-20 pounds (female)
  • Energy Level: Very Active
  • Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
  • Personality: Smart, alert, bold, and loyal
  • Barking Level: Quiet
  • Shedding: Low
  • Grooming: Occasional

Shiba Inu, a native and ancient breed from Japan, is also called the Shiba Ken, Little Brushwood Dog, the Japanese Turf Dog, Little Turf Dog, or simply “Shibe.”

Some fun fact about Shiba Inu is: During WWII, the Shiba breed suffered tremendous losses and nearly went extinct. Fortunately, the breed was brought back using the three surviving bloodlines: San In Shiba, Mino Shiba, and the Shinshu Shiba Inu.

The Shiba Inu was recognized by the American Kennel Club as a breed in 1992 as part of the Miscellaneous class. Now, it is a full member of the Non-Sporting Group.

P/s Does that information remind you to the famous dog in Japan who waited for his owner at the train station every day? It's an Akita, not a Shiba Inu. Hachiko is not a Shiba Inu because It's common to mix up the Shiba Inu with the larger Japanese Akita breed

I cried every time I watch again this movie :-(

So, we are done with the basic information

Comparison Table


Corgi & Shiba Inu
  1. Smart
  2. Funny
  3. Hilarious
  4. Occasionally shy
  5. Great for memes
  6. Fox-like appearances
  7. Blowing coats 
  8. Shedding everywhere
  9. Would make fine apartment dogs.




Corgi 11 - 13 years 
Shiba Inu 12 - 15 years


Health concerns

  1. Intervertebral Disc Disease
  2. Canine Hip Dysplasia
  3. Epilepsy
  4. Degenerative Myelopathy
  5. Lens Luxation
  6. Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  7. Urinary Stones
Shiba Inu  
  1. Allergies
  2. Heart disease
  3. Hypothyroidism
  4. Hip and elbow dysplasia


Shiba Inus has fewer health problems to worry about than Corgi


  1. Have dense, rough coats that are thick and water-repellent, making them relatively low maintenance.
  2. Colour: from red, sable, fawn, tan, and usually come with white markings.
  3. Corgis have large, bat-like ears that stand atop the skull. Eyes are round, dark, and have black rims. Corgis also have black noses.

Shiba Inu
  1. Have a thick double coat, giving traditional floofy-faced teddy bear look that people love.
  2. Colour:  from orange-red, sesame (black ears and red), and urajiro (cream to white).
  3. Shiba Inus have almond-shaped eyes, black noses, and infamously famous chubby cheeks.

Corgi with Shiba Inu

Activity and Training

  1. Trained for herding 
  2. Gloriest at the park, high levels of energy
  3. Easily adaptable to wherever they can call home 
  4. Are much more friendly towards humans and animals
Shiba Inu
  1. Trained for hunting
  2. Low to medium energy dogs. As adults, they don’t particularly like excessive playing or walking
  3. Still love action, but not the younger ones 
  4. Would rather isolation of a fenced in backyard
  5. Easy to be ill-behaved or aggressive later in life if not be introduced to strangers, other dogs, certain animal when they are little


Training a Corgi is easier than training a Shiba Inu.

Refuse Shiba Inu 



The choice is up to you because you are the only one who can decide to get one or dozen or none of the above 

In the end, both Shiba Inu and Corgi have their own advantages and disadvantages. Also, which is your favorite? Do you have any Shiba Inu or Corgi-related stories to share? We would love to hear from you. 

Corgi vs Shiba Inu

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