What do you call a dog that looks like a fox, cleans itself like a cat, and squeals like a teenage girl? Well, you could call it confused, among other things, but since ancient times this interspecies mash-up has been called the Shiba Inu. In this edition of Animal Facts, we will break down the basics of this multifaceted and mysterious canine from the East.Read more
Did you know that the Shiba Inu is considered the oldest and smallest of Japan’s dogs?. Brought to America from Japan as recently as 60 years ago, the Shiba Inu is growing in popularity in the West and is already the most popular breed in his homeland. This Japanese native, with his alert expression and a smooth stride, looks almost fox-like.
But for a small dog, he’s a sturdy, muscular pooch with a bold, confident personality to match. Let’s get to know him.Read more