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Shiba Inu

 

Shiba Inu

 

General Description:

Sighthounds are not for everyone; they are unique hounds, almost cat-like in demeanor. They love both active & lazy lifestyles, as long as they are in your company. They are far more sensitive & passive than other breeds of dog & do not respond to harsh training methods or treatment. They are not to be trusted off leash, unless in a secured yard. If you are not familiar with the breed, reading, research & interaction are strongly encouraged prior to bringing one into your home.

 

Size:

30 - 60 lbs / 21 – 29 inches.

 

Color:

Any color or combination of colors. Smooth coat & Feathered varieties exist.

 

Energy Level:

Moderate to active.

 

Life expectancy:

11 - 15 years.

 

Children:

Tolerant of mature children.

 

Other animals:

Good with other pets, although many are not safe with cats or small dogs.

 

Abilities:

Lure coursing, Showing, Agility, Pet therapy.

 

Shedding/Grooming:

Minimal shedding & no dog odor. Groom & bathe as needed. Trim nails twice monthly.

 

Health:

Cardiomyopathy, Cancer, Bloat & Torsion, Eye disease.

 

Best with:

Owners with Sighthound experience preferred, completely fenced yard a must.

 

Not for:

These are not apartment dogs, not at all suited for outdoor living.

 

Pros:

Clean, Quiet, Laid back, Sweet natured.

 

Cons:

Some can be aloof. Cannot be trusted off leash if not in a fenced yard. Can have high prey drive.

 

Further Information:

Breed Details

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