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Shiba Inu dog names
Overview - Shiba Inu
The Shiba is the smallest of the dogs native to Japan. He was bred to be a hunting dog in the country’s mountain regions. In his homeland, the Shiba is officially recognized as a precious natural product. And who could disagree? He can navigate rugged terrain like nobody’s business, he’s a keen watchdog, and he has a bold, spirited nature.
While they're active dogs that love to hike, walk, and run with their human family members, Shibas are happy with a few romps a week once out of puppyhood. They're noted escape artists, so provide a Shiba with a securely fenced yard and check it regularly for potential escape routes. Supervise children and workmen to make sure that gates are always latched and doors closed. The Shiba will bolt if given half a chance.
This is a dog that is very attached to his human family and can't stand being isolated from them. Don't even think of keeping your Shiba in the backyard or garage; that bold, bright nature will be channeled into noise and destructiveness.
History of Shiba Inu
The Shiba has existed in Japan for centuries and was originally used as a hunting dog on large game. He began to be called the Shiba in the 1920s and was declared in 1936 to be a precious natural product of Japan.
His value to the nation couldn’t save him from near-extinction during World War II, however. After the war, there were only three remaining lines of Shibas. An outbreak of distemper in 1952 threatened the breed as well. To save the dogs, a breeding program was begun that combined two different types of Shibas: one, a stocky, heavier boned dog found in mountainous areas and used for hunting and a leggier type found in other parts of Japan. Occasionally, those differences are still seen in litters today.
The breed was first imported into the United States in 1954, although no serious importation for breeding or showing was done until the late 1970s. The first litter was born in 1979. The American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1993. The Shiba ranks 63 rd among the breeds registered by AKC.
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Related dog breeds: Pug (male), Bull Terrier, Airedale Terrier, Whippet, Samoyed, Schnauzer, Wire Fox Terrier, American Eskimo Dog, Shiba Inu, Beagle.