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The Shiba Inu

The Shiba Inu is small to a medium-sized breed of the six Spitz dog breed peculiar to Japan and It is the smallest of the six. The Japanese Shiba Inu is a hunting dog breed. The Shibu Inus aliases are Shiba Ken, Japanese Turf Dog, Japanese Small Size Dog, and Japanese Brushwood Dog. Discover more about our Shiba Inu puppies for sale below!

Shiba Inu is a Basal breed that precedes modern breeds of the 19th century. The primary reason for breeding Shiba Inu was to flush out small birds and rabbits from inaccessible locations. The mountainous parts of the Chubu region were the natural abode of the Shiba Inu. In the early 20th Century native dog breeds were crossbred with imported Western dog breeds. This led to the near-extinction of the Shibu between 1912 and 1926.

Preserving and protecting the last remaining Dog breed became a high priority mission for intellectuals and hunters. The world war 2 came, and it came with such ferocious blistering destruction that once again threatened the breed with extinction. Post-war distemper and food shortages also cause the dog to nearly go extinct.

The Shiba exhibits the characteristic ideals of the Japanese empire before world war 2. Pre-war Japan, exhibited a high level of discipline and this trait is mirrored by the Shiba. It is an independent dog that portrays itself as a dog with revering beauty. It is also Astute, forthright, good-natured and has a bold spirit.

An ideal environment for The Shiba is a well-fenced yard. The independent free-spirited nature of the Shiba makes it a dog that abhors the use of collars or leashes. So, unleashing it inside the yard is a welcome idea. However, training should be given to it at an early stage to incorporate obedience. The Shiba is a highly active breed that loves to indulge in play, walks and can even accompany its master during jogs. Creating a buffer zone for it to roam freely can greatly improve its well-being.

The Shiba is an active dog breed that loves stimulating activity. Taking the dog for daily walks is an ideal exercise regimen. Regular exercise will great Improve the dog’s life and make it less susceptible to common diseases like entropion, hip dysplasia cataracts, etc.

The Shiba dislike being wet or bathed, to get them on board with the bathing routine, you must get them accustomed to it at an early age. They are generally very clean, so minimal grooming is seldom required. The Shiba’s coat is short, coarse and waterproof, this means regular bathing isn’t mandatory.

Our Shiba Inu puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country.

The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Shiba Inu puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.

Frequently Asked Questions

Although the Shiba inu aren’t to be trusted when they’re unleashed, the Shiba remains a good dog to have around the family. They’re quite playful and a joy to have around older children. Plus, who wouldn’t love to stroke those furs?

Most Shibas are fairly energetic and love to go for walks. They are not so hyper that they will climb the walls if they don’t get daily exercise, but a Shiba owner should be dedicated to exercising the dog, especially if the dog doesn’t have an adequate yard in which to exercise himself. In general, Shibas are not massively destructive if left alone once they reach maturity, but some can suffer separation anxiety and should be able to spend periods of time crated even when the owners are home and at night. Crating guarantees a home will remain intact.

The one thing every Shiba owner must know is that a Shiba can never, ever be considered reliable off lead unless in a confined area. No amount of obedience training will ever change that. Letting a Shiba off lead or any dog, for that matter is playing Russian roulette with its life. An open door, an unlocked gate, a moment of inattentiveness, and the Shiba may be gone forever.

The Shiba Inu doesn’t necessarily bark a lot, but they have unique vocal styling called the Shiba – scream. The sound of this high-pitched scream can scare the daylight out of you.

No! They don’t! Their relative self-awareness keeps them hunkered down in their turf. They prefer to be around you but not with you snoozing and cuddling.

This breed can be a challenge in some ways for a first-time dog owner.  They have a mind of their own and are somewhat strong willed.  You must have patience to train a shiba and not all new pet owners have the necessary patience to succeed.  

On the positive side, a Shiba is practically born housebroken. By 4 weeks of age the puppy is trying to get as far away from his sleeping area as possible to eliminate. By 5 weeks the puppy will hold it all night and wait until taken outside to go. Controlling the bladder takes a little longer and depends a lot on immediate access to outdoors and diligence of the owner.

Just as humans say, “too much of everything is bad.” Shibas tend easily getting bored, and when they so they become spiteful or aggressive. A moderate amount of daily exercise is required to keep the dog functioning optimally.

Yes! To some extent, you can! Shibas are independent dogs that don’t require too much affection or attention. The max time for a Shiba to be left alone in the home should be 8 hours.  You should absolutely crate your Shiba while it is young and at maturity you can experiment with uncrated, unsupervised time, starting with brief periods and going longer and longer over a period of weeks as long as your Shiba stays out of trouble.  

Most Shibas are fairly energetic and love to go for walks. They are not so hyper that they will climb the walls if they don’t get daily exercise, but a Shiba owner should be dedicated to exercising the dog, especially if the dog doesn’t have an adequate yard in which to exercise himself.

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