Shiba Inu
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Shiba Inu



Introduction

The Shiba Inu is another example of a big dog in a small body!

 

History

The Shiba Inu is the smallest of the original Spitz breeds from Japan. They were originally bred for hunting which explains their agility and speed. They also have a high prey drive as a result of this.

 

Appearance

The Shiba Inu is a small dog with a compact and well muscled body. It is also covered in reddish fur which effectively camouflages the Shiba Inu when they’re out hunting. They have a triangle shaped head with a broad base. They also have very intelligent eyes and they always seem to be scheming against you (which they most probably are). Although the normal coat colour fo r this breed is red, they also come in Sesame, white and Black and tan. 

 

Temperament

Shiba Inus are very playful as puppies but this can turn into a very aggressive prey drive when they’re adults. This independednt nature is already quite evident even though they are still in their puppy stage and it can seem cute at first but when they grow up, it could prove to be quite troublesome. Make sure you socialize your puppy properly to avoid this from happening.

You might also want to avoid other pets in the household as Shiba Inus are fond of chasing them around.

 

Health and Care

The Shiba Inu is a very healthy dog with minimal grooming requirements. They have a very high level of energy and can become destructive if they get bored or they’re left alone for too long.

Shiba Inus are prone to skin allergies and eye cataracts. Regular check-ups should be done in order to avoid any complications from arising.

In conclusion, a little exercise and a little love and attention should give your Shiba Inu everything that it needs in life! 

169 Shiba Inu puppies for sale near you.

 


 

When looking for Shiba Inu dog puppies for sale, this breed may be referred to as the Japanese Small Size Dog or the Shiba Ken. The Shiba Inu is very popular in their native Japan and gaining popularity in the United States. The Shiba Inu is an ancient spitz-type breed that originated in the mountainous areas of Japan. The Shiba Inu is the smallest of the native Japanese breeds. The Shiba Inu is one of the oldest dog breeds dating back to the 3rd Century B.C. The Shiba Inu was used hunt small wild game, boar, bear, and flush birds from the brush. Like many breeds, this breed declined after World War II, but breeding programs have been successful and this breed is not considered rare. The Shiba Inu was recognized by the Am.erican Kennel Club (AKC) in 1992 as part of the Non-Sporting Group. The Shiba Inuis a bold, high-spirited breed with a compact body. The Shiba Inu is similar in appearance to the Akita but smaller in stature. The Shiba Inu averages between 13 and 16 inches in height and weighs between 13 and 25 pounds. The life expectancy of this breed is between 12 and 15 years. The Shiba Inu suffers from health problems such as hip dysplasia, PRA, and patellar luxation (slipped kneecap). The Shiba Inu has a double coat that is waterproof and weatherproof. The undercoat is soft and thick. The outer coat is clean, coarse, stiff, and short. The tail hair is slightly a longer and ends with a brush. This coat benefits from a regular brushing with a stiff brush to remove dead hair a couple times a week. This breed is a seasonally heavy shedder. The coat of the Shiba Inu comes in the following colors: red, red with little black overlay, black with tan markings, or sesame with red markings. The coat may also be cream in color but this color is not considered acceptable in the show ring. Markings in urajino (a cream to white color) should appear on the muzzle, throat, stomach, and chest. There may be white on the legs, above the eyes, and tip of tail. The undercoat colors are cream, buff, or gray. When you see Shiba Inu dog puppies for sale and make the decision to make a Shiba Inu a member of your family, you will find this breed to be clean, quiet, has a mischievous sense of humor, and a wonderful companion. The Shiba Inu does best living where they have access to an average-sized year; however, the Shiba Inu is moderately active indoors and will do fine living in an apartment as long as they receive sufficient exercise. This breed is calm indoors and very lively outdoors. The Shiba Inu has a high prey drive and should be kept on lead when outdoors or in a fenced-in yard when outdoors for their own safety. Beware this breed is very agile and known for their jumping, climbing, and digging skills. The Shiba Inu is both dominant, self-confident, clever, and has a stubborn streak and can be difficult to train. This breed does best with owners who are firm, confident, and consistent. Training and socialization is recommended at an early age. The Shiba Inu is very territorial, alert, and reserved with strangers  this breed makes an excellent watchdog. When you are looking for Shiba Inu dog puppies for sale you can find information on Shiba Inu dog puppies for sale from the National Shiba Club of America or a rescue group associated with this particular breed.





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