Shiba Puppies: Is The Shiba Inu Right For You?

February 23, 2018

The striking Shiba Inu is off the charts adorable and we already know why!

Their fox-like features make them natural focal points. They raise brows and spark interest. Allow us to shed some light on why this relatively new breed to the U.S. has truly captivated our hearts! We’ll give you some insider tips on owning Shiba Inu puppies, while providing you with fun facts about Shiba puppies. Want to check out pictures of the Shiba Inu puppies we have for sale right now, just click here!

Fine Physical Features

Shiba Inus have a thick double coat which gives them a distinct teddy bear look, however they are also undeniably closely related to a wolf. That’s apparent from their appearance, but from a historical standpoint, it’s true. According to National Geographic, Shiba Inu puppies are the breed most genetically similar to wolves. Their bright eyes, pointy Spitz ears, and curly tails make you want to curl up beside them!

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On The Run!

Shiba Inu puppies absolutely must be monitored at all times when they’re outside. Forget Shiba – their nickname should be Houdini! These little escape artists will run and explore the moment the opportunity presents itself! They should always be kept on a leash, because they’ll chase anything moving…and they’re pretty darn good at it. They can outrun and dodge any human, because Shibas are truly runners and they enjoy the chase. Did we mention that they are excellent climbers, jumpers, and diggers? Yep, they are so keep a sharp and swift eye on them.

All About that Top Dog Status

Tis’ true. Even when Shiba Inu puppies are young and tender and look so freakin’ sweet, they can display alpha tendencies. We’ve touched on early socialization and training in our other posts and we want to reiterate the extreme importance in this case. Shibas were specifically bred to hunt other animals, causing them to naturally be dominant towards other dogs, cats, and small animals. We recommend that Shiba Inu puppies be introduced to lots of other animals and people early on. They’re really good with kids who treat them gently and kindly. With the proper training, they can be the most loving yet protective furry family member.