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DNA analysis suggests that the Shiba Inu dates back at least two thousand years, and is one of the original primitive breeds. Of definite Asian origin, there is some dispute as to whether it is a native Japanese dog, or was imported from China. It is for certain, the smallest of breeds in Japan that developed from Spitz type ancestors. In the rough, mountainous areas of Japan, they were used to flush game from dense woodlands. It is suggested that their name, “Shiba” was derived from the word for “brushwood”, which was often the same color as one variety of the Shiba. (continued below)


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(continued) The word “inu” is Japanese for dog. Declared a national treasure in 1936, they were nearly decimated by the Second World War, and a subsequent epidemic of distemper. The first Shiba Inus came to America with a returning serviceman in the 1950s. The Shiba Inu stands 13-16 inches at the withers, and weighs 18-30 lbs. They are accepted in specific color combinations/patterns that involve cream to white, orange-red, black with tan, and black tipped. In fellowship with other small dogs, the Shiba Inu also has the attitude of a big dog in a small body, but without many of the annoying traits that go with it. They are lively, alert, confident and trainable by even a novice owner. A Shiba Inu will bond with its owner while retaining an air of independence. Openly affectionate with their family, they tolerate children well and enjoy a good play session. While safe with family pets they have been raised with, smaller ones such as guinea pigs may trigger a prey instinct, and the occasional dog is same-sex aggressive with other dogs. ©DogDecor.com
 
 
     
 


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