Japanese Shiba Inu
Group: Non Sporting
Colour: Red, red sesame, black and tan, white
Lifespan: 12 to 13 years
Japanese Shiba Inu is confident, lively and friendly.
Aloof and independent, Japanese Shiba Inus are reluctant to show their feelings. They are quiet and rarely bark, and can be reserved with strangers and problematic with other dogs unless they have been well socialized. With their owners, they are playful and enjoy company.
Originally bred: to hunt small game, then as a companion.
This dog is alert and playful, and enjoys company.
Medium. Likes joining in activities.
Owners: affectionate, aloof
Children: good if raised with them
Other pets: good if raised with them
Strangers: reserved, aloof
Unfamiliar dogs: can be problematic
Experienced, strong-willed owner who will enjoy training, socializing and playing.
May display status-related aggression with gentle owners, and tends to be aggressive to other dogs.
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