The Shiba Inu was originally developed in Japan and it was mainly used to flush birds and small games and very rarely to hunt wild boar. The average height of a Shiba Inu is 1 foot, 1 inch to 1 foot, 5 inches weighing about 15 to 25 pounds. They have a lifespan of 12 to 16 years.
Originlly developed in Japan as a small game hunter the Shiba Inu is an independent dog with an independent spirit. He is very intelligent, energetic and active and very affectionate and devoted to his owner and his family being a great dog breed for families. The Shiba Inu loves all the energy demanding activities like fly-ball, Frisbee, running, swimming and many others. If he is left alone more than a few hours a day he can become bored and might become very loud and destructive. The Shiba Inu is a great watchdog because he is very reserved with strangers and will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property. He is known to behave well when children are around but very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog breed because they might have the tendency to tease and no dog will accept that even if it’s a dog that is known to be good for kids. Obedience training and early socialization are very important in this case and can make a big difference if you want to have an obedient dog that will always follow all your instructions.
Shiba Inu Training:
Shiba Inu is a very intelligent dog breed. They can learn new commands very quickly which makes them quite easy to train. Usually they enjoy any type of activity so basic dog training will not be a problem for them. In fact it can be something that they will really enjoy.
Shiba Inu Shedding:
To be honest, the Shiba Inu is shedding a lot of hair. You cannot do anything to stop this but if you want to prevent having hair all over your home you should do proper brushing every day. Keep in mind that with a proper brushing you will rarely find hair on your couch, carpets and other places in your home.
Shiba Inu Grooming:
The Shiba Inu, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.
Shiba Inu History:
The Shiba Inu was originally developed in Japan along with the Shikoku, Kai Dog, Kishu, Hokkaido and the well-known Akita. This breed is smallest than the others and was mainly used to hunt small game such as wild boar, foxes, rabbits and others.