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The Shiba Inu is a small, compact, agile furry dog that looks like a miniature Akita. Its outgoing personality, convenient size, and good nature have made it the most common pet in the Japan. This is not a dog for the faint-hearted as it is a large animal in a small body. This dog needs to have human interaction and should not be left alone in the back yard. Unique vocal sounds its bark may sound like a "yodel". It will usually only bark when it has reason. The Shiba Inu is an alert, lively and bold dog; it is independent, but affectionate and loving. This dog is kind, trainable, and clean; it is easy to housebreak because it is naturally fastidious. It is playful, agile, and fast. The Shiba Inu is confident, fearless and courageous. It makes a good companion to children. It is charming and open. It may be a bit reserved with strangers; it makes a good watchdog. It needs a firm, consistent handler. Socialization at an early age is a must. It does well with other dogs and cats if it is raised with them from puppyhood, though it tends to be aggressive with members of the same sex. Don't trust this dog around other small pets such as rodents and small birds; big birds such as parrots may be okay. This dog is not usually reliable off-leash. The Shiba Inu is an undemanding dog that will adapt to your circumstances. However it is a very active dog and will be healthier and happier with regular exercise. This little dog has tremendous endurance; it can walk for hours on end.

Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu

Life expectancy: 13 - 16 Years
Color: Red, salt and pepper, black, black and tan or white.
Eyes: triangular shape, deep-set, dark brown
Coat type: Harsh, straight.
Size: males 14 1/2 - 16 1/2 inches, females 13 1/2 - 15 1/2 inches
Health issues:Hip dysplasia, patella luxation, may retain puppy teeth.
Living conditions: Family environment with a fenced yard. Can live outdoors or indoors in both hot and cold conditions, but prefers to be with his family.

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