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Shiba Inu Breed Information

The smallest dog, among the native Innu breed of Japan, Shiba Inu, was used as a hunter dog in the earlier days. They were used to hunt larger animals like bears and also wild boars. This breed was recognized by the American kennel Club, in the year 1992. They were also used as trackers, watch dogs and also as guardian dogs. This breed is very small in size. They have a medium length muzzle, which tappers towards the end. Their teeth are set in scissor bite. Their ears are triangular in shape and always stay erect. Their tail is high set and is also thick toward the end, with a sickle shaped curve at the end. They are available in red, black, and also tan combinations. This breed is very watchful and also smart. They are confident and also loving in nature. They are very obedient and are easy to train and also handle. They are very confident and also out going. They need calm as well as firm leader t train them. They tend to become stubborn at times. They can get aggressive around other household pets and also smaller animals. In order to avoid this situation, this breed should be properly socialized, from an early age. They also love to travel. The average height and weight of a male Shiba Inu is 37 cm to 62 cm and 9 kg to 12 kg. The average height in the case of females is 33 cm to 39 cm, and 7 kg to 9 kg. They can easily adapt themselves to an apartment, if they are provided with sufficient exercise. Their coat is waterproof and also can survive in any kind of climate, be it hot or cold. They should be taken out for daily walks, in order to make the mentally as well as physically stable. They should be brushed regularly in order to avoid any kind of skin infections. They should be bathed once in every month. They are prone to health conditions such as PRA and also hip dysplasia. The average life span of this breed is 12 years to 15 years.

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