The Shiba Inu was originally bred as a hunting dog. Known as the smallest of the six original and distinct spitz breeds of dog from Japan, it is now one of the most popular breeds in its native country.
The breed standards for this compact, well muscled dog would make it seem like an agile athlete, but are not fast runners. They're most valued for their strong hunting instincts and willingness to obey commands.
Shibas can be difficult to housebreak because they are inclined to roam if bored or not exercised enough. They're relatively quiet for a dog of their size, barking only when necessary. Shibas tend to get on well with children but should always be supervised around very young kids.
Dog Breed Group
9 to 10 inches
4 to 7kg
10 to 16 years
Energy filled dogs need mental and physical stimulation. They are at their happiest when activities are action packed. They are the best buddies to bring with you when running, hiking, and other kinds of adventures.
Potential for Playfulness
From simple catch, sit and stay training, to more advanced lessons for tricks and agility, these dogs are up for the challenge. They are always looking forward to having playmates and playdates.
Pumped up dogs who are very agile,active and prefer outdoors. They are historically bred to hunt, work or sport. Though all dogs need exercise, they require regular exercise not just to keep them in shape and healthy.
Gentle natured dogs are easy to handle. They are family dogs - best with kids, elderly and even other animals. Since they are not loud and rowdy, they are a manageable company when you live in an apartment.
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USUAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
Please take note of the following health diseases Shiba Inu usually encounter.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Tail Chasing/ Spinning
GROOMING YOUR SHIBA INU
One of the best things about owning a Shiba Inu is that they are naturally clean. Their coats do not need to be professionally groomed as frequently as some other breeds, but they need to be regularly brushed to avoid matting and tangling. Be sure not to bathe them too often though, as this can actually damage their coat rather than improve it.
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