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The ShibaInu originated in Japan as a hunting dog in approximately the 3rd century BC. They were primarily used to hunt small game and flush birds out of brush. Archaeologists uncovered shell-mounds with small dog bones left by the Jomonjin (the country’s first immigrants) which is perceived as evidence that the ShibaInu are descendants of dog breeds first introduced to Japan in 7000 BC with this group of people. Shiba is often translated as "small" or "brushwood" in English, while "inu" means dog and more fancifully gives the ShibaInu the title of "little brushwood dog.” Thiscomplements its use as a small game hunting dog as well as it being the smallest of six original Japanese dog breeds. During World War II, the ShibaInu, like many other breeds, almost went extinct but efforts to revive the breed have made it one of the more popular dog breeds in Japan.
The size of the ShibaInu varies from approximately 13 inches to 17 inches tall and 17 to 25 pounds in weight. The ShibaInu has two fur coats, a longer, stiffer coat and a shorter, softer coat. They are commonly white, cream, tan, sable, or black in coloring. Their ears are triangular-shaped and stand up. Their tails appear fluffy and curl up over their bodies. Their feet have soft pads and are rather catlike in appearance. The ShibaInu's well-proportioned body is very firm and has a muscular appearance.
Personality and Temperament
Most ShibaInus are very trainable and easily housebroken. They are loyal, kind, and very clean, however, they can also be very independent. ShibaInus will try their best to keep themselves clean, much like a cat. It is ideal to not have smaller dogs and/or other small pets as well as a ShibaInu, because of the ShibaInu's natural hunting instincts. They are often referred to as "bold" and commonly display aggressive behavior towards other dogs. They have also been known to be extremely possessive of their belongings and owners. They believe everything of the owners' is theirs and everything of theirs is also their owners.’
Suitability for Families
The ShibaInu’s possessive personalities and bold independent demeanors can make them unsuitable for families with small children. However, with the proper training, care, attention, and an early introduction into a social lifestyle, they can be made suitable for families and small children.
Due to their water resistant outer coat and their tendency toward cleanliness, the ShibaInu does not need regular baths. These dogs are seasonal shedders and should be brushed regularly, especially during the summer, with a firm bristled brush.
The ShibaInu typically has a lifespan of 12 to 15 years. Generally the ShibaInu does not need an excessive amount of vet visits, however they have been known to have joint and eye problems. They have also been known to develop patellar luxation, which causes loose kneecaps, as well as hip dysplasia, and glaucoma. As with other dog breeds, ShibaInus are susceptible to allergies, especially fleas. A ShibaInu should be walked daily. They have excellent endurance so they can go on really long walks with their owner.
This breed of dog is fine living in an apartment as long as they have regular walks. ShibaInus can be outdoor dogs, however they prefer being able to go inside to spend time with family and to be a part of the family. To be housebroken most ShibaInus just need to be taken outside after waking up from naps and after eating meals until they get the idea. As they do not like to be restrained they are a bit more difficult to leash train but it is a necessity because of their hunting instincts and independent natures. Like all other dogs, as puppies the ShibaInu is prone to chewing on various objects within their reach.
The ShibaInu is recognized by the American Kennel Club as a non-sporting breed.
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