Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu


The Shiba Inu dog breed was originally bred to hunt poultry and small game, and was occasionally used to hunt wild boar. It is one of six breeds native to Japan: Akita (large), Kishu, Hokkaido, Kai, Shikoku (medium) and Shiba (small), and although they are purebred dogs, you may find them in the care of shelters or rescue groups. Remember to adopt. Shibas are known for their energetic personality, small erect ears and feline agility. Today they serve primarily as companion dogs in Japan and the United States.AniMall24 recommends a dog bed to give your medium-sized Shiba Inu a good night’s sleep. You should also choose this dog brush and massager for your long-haired puppy.


The Shiba Inu is an intelligent breed that learns quickly. However, whether it decides to do what is asked of it is another matter. First time dog owners or shy owners may be frustrated by the challenge of training this dog, but it is a small dog, but it needs plenty of room to romp. The Shiba Inu needs a home with a fenced yard.The Shiba Inu can be aggressive with other dogs and will chase small animals it perceives as prey.The Shiba Inu tends to be possessive of its toys, food and grass.To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill or pet shop. Look for a reputable breeder who tests their breeding dogs to make sure they are free of genetic diseases that can be passed on to puppies, and that they have a sound temperament.


The Shiba Inu originated in Japan along with the Akita, Shikoku, Kai Dog, Hokkaido, and Kishu, all of which are larger than the Shiba Inu. The Shiba Inu was used primarily as a hunting dog to eliminate small game and birds for hunters. There are several theories as to how the Shiba Inu got its name. One explanation is that the word Shiba means “bush”; dogs were named for the scrub bushes in which they hunted. Another theory is that the fiery red color of the Shiba is the same as the autumn color of the weed leaves. A third idea is that an archaic meaning of the word shiba refers to its small size. World War II almost spelled disaster for the Shiba, and most of the dogs that did not perish in the bombings succumbed to distemper during the postwar years. After the war, shibas were brought in from the remote countryside and breeding programs were established. The remaining population was bred to produce the Shiba as it is known today. The Japanese Kennel Club was founded in 1948 and the Shiba Inu breed standard was drafted by Nihon Ken Hozonkai, which was adopted by both the Japanese Kennel Club and the Federation Cynologique Internationale. An American service family imported the first Shiba Inu to the United States in 1954, but there is little else documented about the breed until the 1970s. The first American litter was born in 1979. The Shiba Inu was recognized in the Miscellaneous Class of the American Kennel Club in 1993 and acquired full status in the Non-Sporting Group in 1997.

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Dog Breed Group: Companion Dogs
Height: 13 to 17 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight: 17 to 23 pounds
Life Span: 12 to 16 years

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