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Understanding and Training a Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu

Spirited, bold & alert, the Shiba Inu is a very adaptable dog that does not usually get underfoot.  Also remember that these characteristics are those of a hardy & capable breed that, regardless of its size, should not be treated as a lapdog.

Spirited, bold & alert, the Shiba Inu is a very adaptable dog that does not usually get underfoot. Also remember that these characteristics are those of a hardy & capable breed that, regardless of its size, should not be treated as a lapdog.

Originally bred to flush small game from shrubs and brush, this trait that has been

watered-down over a long period of time, where the breed is almost strictly today a companion - extremely popular in Japan, and gaining popularity elsewhere. Regardless of the diluted instincts, the Shiba is still nimble & quick and should be watched around small pets and rodents.

Fastidious, like a cat, the Shiba is often seen excessively cleaning their coat, thus human grooming requirements are minimal. Additionally, many Shibas are known to almost toilet train themselves due to their sheer cleanliness. If the owner puts them out after naps and meals, they quite often times make their own preference to go out-of-doors.

Breed Profile

Breed Name: Shiba Inu

Domestic Dog Group:

Brief Description:

  • General Size: 20 - 30 lbs (9 - 14 kg); 36 - 40 cm
  • General Temperament: Spirited & Industrious
  • General Description: Due to its adaptability, cleanliness and loyalty, this breed will continue to earn popularity as a companion in the Western world.
  • Note: Although not yet a recognised breed of the Kennel Club, it is categorised as a Non-Sporting breed in the American Kennel Club - similar to the Utility group in Great Britain, which is where it has been placed here. Royvon welcomes changes to this status on this web site.

Breed’s Key Traits

  High Med-High Medium Med-Low Low
Requires Experience       x  
Good Family Dog   x      
Exercise Required     x    
Activity Indoors     x    
Ease of Training     x    
Sociability with Strangers     x    
Grooming Requirements       x  

 

Brief History

Similar to the Akita, the Shiba Inu also derived from Japan, with the name meaning "small dog", or more descriptive "little brushwood dog", as the word "Shiba" may be translated either way. The origins date back approximately 2,000 years with possibly shared bloodlines with the Chow Chow.

 

 

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