Shiba Inu - Cutest dog of Japan

Shiba dogs are small in size like a cat, slim body and super cute expressions. This is a type of pet that are loved by families and they are often being chosen as family members. Let's find out more about this cute animal.


Shiba Inu originated from Japan as one of the six native dogs of the rising sun: Akita, Shikoku, Kai Dog, Hokkaido, Kishu and Shiba Inu. In the past, Shiba Inu was used primarily as a hunting dog to chase small birds, sometimes it was used to hunt wild boar.

The Shiba name is named after a shrub where they hunt, Shiba means "palm tree". There is also another theory: according to ancient language, Shiba means small, maybe the name of this species is placed due to its small size.

Analyzes from DNA by scientists show that this is an ancient dog breed. During the Second World War, Shiba Inu was almost extinct due to a severe food shortage. After the war, Shiba was transferred to remote rural areas, and breeding programs were established here. The rest of the dogs are bred to create the Shiba breed we see today.


Males are 35 to 43 cm tall and weigh about 23 pounds and females range from 33 to 41 cm and weigh about 8 kg.

Shiba may have red, black and brown hairs, or sesame color, with a cream-colored undercoat, the color of the skin is the same as that of a cow, or gray. Their average life expectancy is 12 to 15 years depend on their living environment, quality of food and health.

Personality traits

Shiba Inu is a smart and bold dog. It is strong, confident, and often has its own ideas about everything. This breed is loyal and loving to the owner, not unlike Akita, but this child is aggressive with strangers. And it doesn't always get along well with other dogs and won't hesitate to chase small animals that it considers prey. For this reason, when strangers come to the house or take the dog out for a walk, chain and wear a basket to ensure safety. However, this dog does not like to be restricted because he likes to enjoy going out, walking and jogging with his owner. So Shiba Inu is best suited to a house with a fence.

How to raise Shiba?

Shiba Inu dog is relatively easy to raise, just a diet full of nutrients for every day will not encounter any problems. Food should not be left out every day, so it should only be fed twice a regular time. The amount of food each meal is not the same for every child, the amount of food for each meal depends on the size, age, metabolism and its level of activity. However, it is important to ensure that the diet is full of protein, protein, fat, calcium, minerals and vitamins to help dogs develop overall health, fitness and physique. Drinking water should be available outside when thirsty, they will find it for themselves and should change the water 3 times / day. Note to avoid digestive disorders, avoid eating starch, fat, rancid items; do not eat too much or let the dog starve for long.

There are all informations about one of Japan's rare dogs. If you have the chance and love a puppy, Shiba is definitely a great choice that can not to be missed.


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