Shiba Inu dog breed information and facts

The Shiba Inu is a superb hunting dog, and the ancestors of the breed were the hardiest survivors of Japan’s mountainous regions. A small, alert, and agile dog that copes very well with mountainous terrain and hiking trails, that is native to Japan. They are considered the oldest and smallest of Japan’s dogs. Their tails are a defining characteristic and makes them stand apart from other dog breeds. According to the American Kennel Club, the Shiba Inu is the number one companion dog in Japan. In December 1936, the Shiba Inu was recognized as a Natural Monument of Japan through the Cultural Properties Act. A distinguishing characteristic of the breed is the so-called “shiba scream”. When sufficiently provoked or unhappy, the dog will produce a loud, high-pitched scream.

History of the Shiba Inu

The Shiba Inu breed is more than 600 years old and has ancestors that lived on the mountains of Japan. In the Edo period, Shiba dogs were bred to be hunters. However, in the modern era, the breed was bred as a companion dog. However, many descendants from ancient ancestors still exist. Shiba Inu’s Lifestyle As one of the smallest breeds of dogs, the Shiba Inu is very agile and also very active. They love running around in the backyard, chasing balls, and it is their favorite pastime. As a hunting dog, they love catching birds. However, they do not like coyotes because they may be feasting on their traditional source of food. When hunting, the Shiba Inu is very alert and always keep the prey close to them.

Best Diet for the Shiba Inu

Because of their small size, Shiba Inu’s health requirements are a little bit different than that of other breeds. Like most small dog breeds, they are recommended to be fed on a diet low in carbohydrates. This type of food is especially recommended for small breed dogs such as the Shiba Inu, because carbohydrates should not be given to such breed at a more than the prescribed daily proportion, due to the possibility of them growing too big for their body. Vegetables should be part of the diet to help maintain the good health of the dog. It should be supplemented with fish oil, omega 3 fatty acids and the carotenoids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), to improve the health of the animal and protect it from inflammatory diseases.

Best way to train the Shiba Inu

The Shiba Inu is a hardy breed that should be properly trained. Keep in mind that it is a fierce hunter. Always hold your dogs with special care, never let him roam off. Make sure your dogs always have proper food and sufficient water. If your Shiba Inu does not have a proper shelter, take steps immediately to prevent it from being attacked by a wild animal, i.e., keep your dog inside a secure fence. If you have a pond, have a brick structure built around the perimeter. A lot of times, wild animals such as raccoons, coyotes and foxes will try to get into your dog’s pond. Training the Shiba Inu There are numerous ways to train the Shiba Inu. You may choose to train your dog by using a classical technique or by using a positive reinforcement approach.

Cool Facts about the Shiba Inu

The Dog’s Coat- A Shiba Inu’s coat is a shiny silvery grey-brown, with two white stripes on the top of their heads. The ears are floppy, with a pink spot on the top. The breed’s short snout has been used as a teaching aid in that it gives the dog a snout that is more similar to a human’s, which aids in their communication. Like many Japanese breeds, the Shiba Inu is one of the oldest dog breeds in the world. The first Shiba Inu was described in the 13th Century Shiba Monogatari. Like the Shiba Inu, the Daishōten, a type of Japanese wolf is considered a native breed of Japan. The Daishōten is an extinct breed of dog. The Japanese wolf is known as the “legendary ancestor” of the Shiba Inu. Some Shiba Inus also have markings similar to the Daishōten and the Japanese wolf.

Exercise needs for the Shiba Inu

Although not a work dog, the Shiba Inu needs exercise. These dogs do not like the heat. The average daily walk of a Shiba Inu is 3 to 5 km depending on how active the dog is. Most Shiba Inu are very energetic dogs. They need a lot of exercise. There are also sports for Shiba Inus, such as tennis and other ball games, swimming, and other activities that the dog is into. Concerning nutrition, the Shiba Inu is a carnivore, which means they need a lot of meat in their diet. Like many dogs, the Shiba Inu needs quality protein. All the information regarding feeding of the Shiba Inu is addressed in the Shiba Inu health guide. Dog care and behavior The Shiba Inu is a very intelligent and adaptable dog that is friendly and fun-loving, even though it does not like to be left alone.

How to potty train your Shiba Inu

Potty training your Shiba Inu requires patience and consistency. If the puppy cries a lot when being taken to the bathroom, you have to wait until he is out of pain. Start training when he’s around six weeks old. When he is old enough, praise him when he sits on the potty. Put a little treat in his bowl every time he sits. When the treat is gone, he will realize that it is time to go. He will learn that if he doesn’t learn to hold his bladder, he will get the treat taken away. It can take anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks to potty train a Shiba Inu, depending on how you take care of your puppy. The best approach is one that you can handle, so that you can train your Shiba Inu yourself. How to pet the Shiba Inu Petting a Shiba Inu is done one at a time when he is calm.

Temperament of the Shiba Inu

A smart and intelligent dog, with a refined and refined nature. It is an intelligent companion dog that can be friendly and playful. They can be aloof at times, especially in their youth. However, as they get older, the dog will become calm and reserved. It is a mellow and clever dog that can be very attentive and supportive, but at the same time easily bored and easily bored. The Shiba Inu is a calm and reserved companion dog that is happy to have company but not too enthusiastic to be constantly held or touched. The Shiba Inu’s adventurous side comes out in summer when they enjoy going on long walks in the mountains. Traits The Shiba Inu is the oldest of the Japanese Dog breeds. It is a very intelligent and faithful companion dog. The Shiba Inu is a very sociable and loving breed.

Grooming requirements for the Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu dogs are known for their thick coats, so it is not very important to trim their fur. They can also be groomed. In the winter, the coats will be thick, and in the summer, their coats will be silky. In the winter, their paws will be white due to the hair that forms on their pads. In the summer, their feet will be red due to the constant rubbing of their paws on the ground. The so-called “shiba scream” (shiba no zu) is their nickname for a high-pitched, high-pitched scream produced by them. Diet Shiba Inus need at least 50% of their energy needs from their food. The average daily intake of vegetables is 2,500 calories, and the other foods which they get include; pork, chicken, seafood and milk products. Health Shiba Inus are very healthy dogs. They have no health problems.