Shiba Inu (Shiba Inu) is the most common breed of dogs in Japan. It is a hunting breed that was bred on the Japanese island of Honshu. This dog was originally often used to hunt deer, wild boar and even bear, as well as various small game.
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History of the Siba Inu
This breed exists more than 2500 years, judging by the excavations of archaeologists. They have always been widespread in rural areas of Japan, but a hundred years ago became a rarity. In 1928, special measures were taken to continue the genus Siba inu. In 1934 the standard of the breed was approved, and it was recognized as the "national treasure of Japan".
The name of the breed is translated from Japanese as "a small dog of the forest from a full shrub". It was used for hunting. But now these dogs increasingly play the role of companions. They became popular not only in the Land of the Rising Sun, but also in Europe, Australia and North America.
Appearance of dogs Siba inu
Shiba Inu have an increase of about 35-41 cm, and weight about 8-10 kg. This is a small well-built dog with strong muscles. Her head looks like a fox. A wide skull with a distinct transition from the forehead to the muzzle. To the nose of the nose, the muzzle narrows. Lips fit tightly.
The paws of the dogs of this breed are compact, and the tail is highly planted and most often folded into a ring
There are a lot of species. These dogs can be red with different shades, white, sesame (red hair with black ends), black with red or yellow tans, tiger. In this case, any dark color should have clarified areas on the cheekbones, on the sides of the muzzle, from below the muzzle, chest, on the neck, abdomen, from below the tail and on the inner surface of the extremities.
Character of Shiba Inu
Representatives of this breed are independent, active, bold and very hardy animals. However, if this dog is used only as a companion, a strong-willed and determined owner is needed to raise it, which will cope with the stubborn disposition of the animal and will be able to establish its supremacy over Shiba Inu.
This dog is very strong hunting instinct and therefore, from an early age, it needs training and socialization. Nevertheless, in public places a dog should always be kept on a leash, so that it does not jerk after the cat.
Shiba Inu does not require much attention to himself, they are more independent and restrained. With children these dogs are very playful, and with strangers are suspicious.
These are very energetic dogs, which can be safely taken for jogging, cycling and various sports events.
They bark rarely and only on business. If they are concerned about making a high sound.
The character of Shiba inu is balanced, she is a good watchman .
Often representatives of this breed display belligerent behavior towards strangers and other dogs. They are also exclusive owners and will not allow anyone to consider what they consider to be "their own", whether they are furniture, toys, a site of the house and even the owner.
This is a dog for experienced owners who love serious work with animals.
Contents Shiba Inu
Shiba Inu and themselves are watching their appearance: avoid dirty places, walk around the puddles, after a walk lick their paws.
This dog's fur is short and stiff. As a rule, it gets dirty badly and therefore care for such a coat is quite simple. It is necessary to brush the dog's hair periodically with a brush with a rough bristle.
Only if necessary should you bathe Shiba inu, so as not to wash off from the skin its natural protection.
In the spring and autumn, the Shiba Inu very strongly molt and therefore in these periods they need to be combed twice a day with a stiff brush.
Also, the dog needs to clean his ears and teeth, once a week, cut off the claws. Also, the hair between the paw pads should be pruned.
Shiba Inu require significant physical exertion. Therefore, they will suit the owner, who prefers an active lifestyle. It is best to keep it on site or in a country house, where there will be enough space for games.
In food, Shiba Inu is not choosy, does not require much variety and is content with a small amount of it. He lives quietly both in the cage and in the apartment.
Health of Shiba Inu
Life expectancy of Siba inu is about 13-16 years. Most often they are susceptible to hereditary diseases. First of all, it is dysplasia of the femoral joints . Although in Shibu inu this defect manifests itself still less than many other breeds.
Also this breed is not uncommon dislocation of the patella, von Willebrand's disease, hypothyroidism.
Owners of dogs of this breed also complain of visual disturbances, such as progressive atrophy of the retina of the eye and cataract, there is also an entropion (the turn of the century).
Allergic reactions to food or shampoo are also possible. Therefore, when choosing a puppy, it is necessary to carefully study the medical record of the parents.
Price of the puppy
To buy a puppy Shiba inu it is possible both in a nursery, and at private breeders. The average price for a thoroughbred puppy of this breed is about 2000 dollars . An animal without documents and without an exhibition or tribal perspective can be purchased for 300-500 dollars .