Shiba Inu and Shiba Inu pictures
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.