The Shiba Inu is a dog breed that was originally bred to flush birds and small mammals. He is one of the six native Japanese dog breeds: Akita, Kishu, Kai, Hokkaido, Shikoku. He is known for his spirited personality, small upright ears, and cat-like agility. Today, he serves primarily as a companion dog in Europe and most parts of the world.
The Shiba Inu or Shiba Ken is the smallest and oldest of Japan’s native breeds.
It was bred to flush birds and small game, and was occasionally used to hunt wild boar.
He has great cultural significance in Japan and is considered a natural monument. It came close to extinction after WW II.
Most of them are now kept as pets. It was first brought to the U.S. in 1954.
Physical Description of the Shiba Inu
The Shiba Inu is a foxy, medium-size, compact, and well-muscled dog that is slightly longer than it is tall. It had a broad head with dark, upward-slanting eyes; a black nose; and small, erect ears. It is double-coated with a dense outer coat in red, sesame (black-tipped hairs on a red background), or black with tan points. The undercoat is cream, buff or gray. The Shiba Inu has a height of 13.5 to 16.5 inches, or 35 to 42 cm. He is an athletic medium size dog and weighs about 15 to 25 pounds. He moves quickly, nimbly, effortlessly.
The Shiba Inu is an alert, curious, intelligent dog with a lively, fun-loving personality. It is independent and knows to wander. The Shiba Inu is certainly suitable as a house dog, he loves socializing of adults and children, including training, attend training, showing, agility, and hunting he loves. He learns quickly (even the bad stuff !!) but can be very stubborn in there, it’s not a dog that naturally stays with you as he is outside, but that’s to teach him eventually. By nature, he is a hunting small game, especially birds are jumping straight up plucked from the air. This dog training course could help you with training your pup
This breed does well with an active owner in a city, suburban, or rural home.
Fenced yard, leashed, socialization, training
When Shiba Inu you have to take into account his obstinacy, but other education gives no further problems.
He adapts well to family life if it is not demanding. If you need a training course, please consider this dog brain training course, we find it very useful!
Nature of the Shiba Inu
The Shiba is independent and quirky. Focusing on their own family, alert and intelligent. Affectionate towards their own people, but reserved around strangers. The females are generally significantly sharper than males.
The Shiba Inu seems in many aspects of a cat. He is beautiful, independent and hardworking enough to have fun for hours. His striking looks and ideal size make him the happiest and brightest Japanese in the Western landscape.
Lovers who prefer the Akita Inu for its unique qualities found in the Shiba dog that offers the same features, but in a convenient package. It is a dignified, kind, faithful and watchful dog, with an independent character.
We found a nice article about the personality of the Shiba Inu
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Some emails from our clients with their dog
Thank you for your email. Simba is settling very well. He is sleeping, playing and eating ok. He has a lovely personality and has brought a lot of happiness to our house. I attach a photo. Kind regards John
Here I send you the picture of my son Ivan and Shiba Inu puppy as I promised.
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Frequently Asked Question
Are Shiba Inu aggressive?
No single puppy is aggressive! If you find an aggressive dog, the trainer/owner didn’t train the dog well. There are puppies that are harder to train.
Are Shiba Inu smart?
Yes, they are very smart and can learn a lot. They are very loyal to their family too.
Where are Shiba Inu from?
This breed was first bred in Japan. They have a long history in Japan, some notes about this breed are found around 50 BC.