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The Shiba Inu is a small to medium-sized dog with a bold and confident demeanor. Recognized for its fox-like face, erect ears, and curled tail, the Shiba Inu is one of the oldest and most popular breeds in Japan.

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The Shiba Inu is a small to medium-sized dog with a bold and confident demeanor. Recognized for its fox-like face, erect ears, and curled tail, the Shiba Inu is one of the oldest and most popular breeds in Japan.

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Shiba Inu – Canning Vale

Hi there :) I have few Shiba Inu pups, looking for new homes. DOB: 8/6/24 Ready from 2/8/24 Color: red Gender: boy & girl They come with first vaccination, microchip, vet health check and limited paper. If interested, please text me on 0425406567 I’m a registered breeder with dogswest. Membership number is 6100035679 Kind regards Scarlett

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Shiba Inu – Rouse Hill

We have a purebred beautiful healthy litter puppy that is looking for her forever home. Puppy WILL only go to the best of home, she will go to family that will take on the responsibility of raising and giving the life a puppy deserves. Our puppy is very gentle and playful puppy. Puppy comes with: C3 Vaccination Worming (every 2 weeks since birth) Health check from Vet

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The Ultimate Shiba Inu Guide

About Shiba Inu

The Shiba Inu holds a special place in Japanese culture and is often considered the national dog of Japan. Its history is deeply intertwined with the history of Japan. The Shiba Inu’s resilience and adaptability symbolise the strength and spirit of the Japanese people. The breed’s popularity in Japan continues to grow, with Shiba Inus frequently featured in various aspects of Japanese culture.

Lifespan

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13 to 16 years

Weight

Weight

Male: 10.4 kg Female: 7.7 kg

Height

Height

Male: 36.8 to 41.9 cm Female: 34.3 to 39.4 cm

Grooming

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Shiba Inus have a double coat that sheds heavily twice a year.

Origins

The Shiba Inu originated in Japan thousands of years ago, making it one of the country’s oldest breeds.

Initially bred for hunting small game in the mountainous regions, the Shiba Inu excelled in tracking and flushing out birds and rabbits.

Despite near extinction during World War II, dedicated Shiba Inu breeders resurrected the Shiba Inu, leading to its resurgence and growing popularity worldwide.

Key Characteristics Of Shiba Inus

Are Shiba Inus Family-Friendly?

Absolutely! The Shiba Inu can be a wonderful  family pet with the right environment, and training. They interact well with children provided there is supervision and early socialisation.

Their independent nature means they need experienced owners who grasp their specific needs. Shiba Inus thrive in active households where they can engage in various activities making them ideal for families who relish outdoor adventure’s.

Common Health Issues & Considerations

Shiba Inus may suffer from:

Hypothyroidism

Allergies

Epilepsy

Patellar luxation

A condition where the kneecap dislocates or moves out of its normal location within the knee joint.

Progressive retinal atrophy

Nature / Temperament

Confident, alert, fearless, loyal, and charming

Suitable Environment

Shiba Inu puppys is are active and best suited in a home with a yard. This way, they can freely run, roam, and play any time. Make sure your yard is securely fenced, as this pup has a tendency to try to escape.

Other Considerations

  1. One of the most distinctive traits of the Shiba Inu is the “Shiba scream,” a loud, high-pitched vocalisation used to express excitement or distress.
  2. Their grooming habits are meticulous and they tend to keep themselves clean.
  3. They can be aloof with strangers and exhibit strong-willed behavior.

How can I take good care of my Shiba Inu?

Nutrition

A balanced diet is crucial for a Shiba Inu’s well-being. High-quality commercial dog food with real meat as the primary ingredient is recommended.

Portion control is important to prevent obesity, a common issue in the breed.

Owners should avoid feeding their Shiba Inu puppy table scraps, and opt for healthy treats like carrots or apples in moderation.

Grooming

Regular brushing, at least once a week, helps manage a Shiba Inu puppy’s shedding and keeps the coat healthy. During shedding seasons, more frequent brushing is necessary.

Exercise

Shiba Inu puppys are energetic dogs that require regular exercise to stay healthy and happy.

Daily walks, combined with playtime and mental stimulation are essential. Activities like fetch, agility training, and puzzle toys cater to their curious and active nature.

It’s important to provide secure, fenced-in areas for off-leash play to prevent them from wandering off due to their independent streak.

Training

Early and consistent training is vital for managing the Shiba Inu’s independent streak.

Positive reinforcement methods, such as treats and praise, work best. Consistency is key to establishing good behavior.

Common behavioral issues, like stubbornness and aloofness, can be addressed through structured training and socialisation from a young age.

Don’t worry if you have trouble at first – many first-time Shiba Inu owners do. Ask the advice of a professional trainer if you need help.

This is general information and should not be relied on for adopting or purchasing advice.

Most Asked Shiba Inu Questions

Shiba Inus can be good with children if they are properly socialised and trained. It’s important to supervise interactions to ensure safety and teach children how to interact with the dog, respectfully.

Shiba Inus can get along with other pets if they are introduced properly and socialised from an early age. Their hunting instincts can sometimes cause issues, so careful introductions are necessary. Prey animal’s will have little chance of getting along with an inquisitive and energetic Shiba.

A Shiba with limited registration from a reputable breeder costs from AUD $2,000 to $5,000. A pup with full registration costs between $2,500 and $5,500.

If you are looking to bring home a Shiba Inu puppy, make sure to adopt from a verified breeder. Avoid buying from disreputable breeders and stores if you want your dog to be healthy with a sound temperament.

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