Shiba Inu is the smallest and oldest dog breed in Japan. It means “bush dog” in Japanese. Shiba Inu was originally used to hunt large prey, but now they are used to hunt smaller animals.
Shiba Inu morphological characteristics
I believe that many people have watched the movie “Hachiko” and were moved by it. The movie tells the story of the loyal Akita dog (details) daily to send his owner to and from get off work. The owner has passed away, but it doesn’t I know, I still wait at the station every day. Day after day, year after year, until my life comes to an end. Why did you talk about Akita? Because for Shiba Inu, it is almost a reduced version of Akita. In fact, Shiba Inu means puppy in Japanese.
Shiba Inu is the smallest of the native Japanese dog breeds. Male and female Shiba Inu are very different in appearance. The male looks majestic but the female looks very soft. Male Shiba Inu is generally 36.8 ~ 41.9 cm (ideal average weight is 10.43 kg), female is 36.8 ~ 39.4 cm (ideal average weight is 7.71 kg).
Head: The eyes are slightly triangular, the iris is dark brown, and the edges of the eyes are black. The ears are triangular, small and firm, erected to match the size of the head and body. The bridge of the nose is straight, the nose is black, the lips are tight and black, and the upper and lower teeth can complement each other completely.
Body: The neck is thick and strong, with a straight topline. The body muscles are strong, the abdomen is strong, and the contractility is good, and the forelimbs are strong and powerful. Retreat and be strong, with wide leg spacing when standing naturally, with long upper thighs and short lower thighs with no hanging grasp.
Tail: The tail is thick and powerful, placed on the back in a sickle or curled shape. The tail is a loose single curl or sickle. It is strongly pointed toward the neck or approximately parallel to the back. The length of the tail is such that when the tail is extended, it directly reaches the hock joint. .
Coat: There are two layers of hair. The outer coat is stiff and upright. The lower down layer is soft, thick and dense. The down layer is cream, light yellow or gray.
Shiba Inu is small in size, good-tempered, and has a delicate and noble feeling. It is loyal to respected people, but is sometimes aggressive towards other dogs, but it generally obeys the owner’s command.
Shiba Inu character characteristics
The appearance of Shiba Inu is very similar to that of our country’s little native dog. Many people confuse Shiba Inu with Akita and Chinese Rural Dogs. It is generally not recommended for people who raise dogs for the first time to keep Shiba Inu. Because Shiba Inu is smart but does not necessarily obey orders, training from an early age is very necessary.
If you are a beginner and like Shiba Inu very much. Before you hug the little Shiba Inu, take some time to read more books about Shiba Inu, as well as information on the Internet. Or you can ask the owners of Shiba Inu at home to get more information about Shiba Inu from their mouths. Every dog has a different personality. Just because a dog hates rain does not mean that all dogs hate rain. Shiba Inu is a very cute and faithful breed, I hope everyone can be responsible for their little Shiba Inu or future little Shiba Inu
1. Smart and independent
Shiba Inu is very smart and has a strong comprehension ability. Puppies are easy to train. However, due to their overly independent character, adult dogs cannot focus on their trainers well. Of course, it varies from dog to dog.
2. Brave, simple
Shiba Inu is brave by nature, not afraid of any hostile forces, never pretentious in life, and expressing consciousness is clearer and clearer.
3. Quiet and alert
Shiba Inu has a submissive and calm personality, and never barks in life, but has a strong sense of alertness and keenness.
4. Be kind to others
Shiba Inu is tolerant and friendly to people. Although he has a strong regional awareness, he is magnanimous in encounters.
5. Full of temperament
The posture is vigorous, swift and agile in running, agile, light and resilient, chic, beautiful, and dynamic, creating the unique temperament of Shiba Inu.
6. docile and faithful
has an independent nature, is loyal to the owner, and has a docile and pleasant personality. The dog does not bark and can also look after the nursing home. It is a very good companion dog.
Shiba Inu maintenance knowledge
Compared with other pet dogs, Shiba Inu is very easy to take care of. First of all, Shiba Inu itself is very clean, and usually takes care of it by himself. His advantages are short hair, beautiful hair, no body odor, and very little saliva. In the process, simply comb and take a bath regularly. The following is a brief description of Shiba Inu’s maintenance knowledge throughout the year.
One, Shiba Inu spring nursing knowledge
Spring is the season of estrus, mating, breeding and moulting of Shiba Inu. Pay attention to the management of estrus dogs, comb the coat, and prevent skin diseases. During the period of estrus, dogs have some special changes in their physiological functions and behaviors. Female dogs in estrus will walk around, they should not be taken care of, and they should not be allowed to go out and mate freely, especially good purebred dogs, to prevent breed degradation. Male dogs often fight for their spouse and are easily injured. If they are found to be injured, they must be dealt with in time.
Spring is also the moulting season. The thick winter hair will fall off. If it is not combed frequently in time, the unclean skin will cause itching. The dog will scratch and rub the body to eliminate the itching, which will easily break the skin and cause bacterial infection. The unclean coat is easy to be felt, which provides a favorable place for the reproduction of ectoparasites and fungi, causing skin diseases. Therefore, in spring, care should be taken to comb and clean the coat to prevent skin diseases.
2. Shiba Inu autumn nursing knowledge
In autumn, dogs have strong internal ejaculation, appetite greatly increases, and feed intake increases. Summer hair begins to fall off and autumn hair begins to grow. At the same time, it is the second breeding season of the year. Its management methods are similar to those in spring. Food is plentiful in autumn, the food intake should be increased, and the quality should be improved, so as to make good physical reserves for the winter. Pay attention to combing the coat to promote the growth of winter hair. In late autumn, the temperature difference between day and night is large, and the kennel should be kept warm at night to prevent colds.
3. Shiba Inu winter care knowledge
The weather is cold, and the focus of management should be on protection from cold and heat preservation and prevention of respiratory diseases. As the temperature drops, the body is attacked by cold air, or due to improper management, carelessness to prevent cold and heat preservation, being exposed to rain and wind after exercise, and damp kennels can cause a cold. In severe cases, respiratory diseases such as bronchitis and pneumonia will occur. The effective measures to prevent colds are to prevent cold and heat insulation, thicken the mattress, and replace it in time to keep it dry to prevent wind. When the weather is warm, the family should exercise outdoors to enhance physical fitness and improve disease resistance. Taiyang can not only keep warm, the ultraviolet rays in the sun also have the effect of disinfection and sterilization, and can promote the absorption of calcium, which is conducive to the growth and development of bones and prevents rickets in puppies.
Four, Shiba Inu summer nursing knowledge
The air is humid and the climate is hot, so care should be taken to prevent heatstroke, moisture, and food poisoning. Dogs are prone to heatstroke due to difficulty in dissipating body heat in an environment with high temperature and high humidity. For this reason, activities in the hot sun should be avoided, the kennel should be set up in a cool place, and cold water baths should be frequently used for dogs in hot weather. When the dog is found to have symptoms such as breathing difficulties, increased skin temperature, and rapid heartbeat, he should quickly apply a cold damp towel to the head, move it to a cool and ventilated place, and immediately ask a veterinarian for treatment. In order to prevent moisture, bedding materials such as frequent changes, frequent sun exposure, etc., after washing the kennel with water, must be thoroughly dried before entering the dog, and the dog after being wetted by rain should be wiped dry with a towel in time.
The feed of Shiba Inu in summer is prone to filial piety, deterioration, and food poisoning. Therefore, the best food for dogs should be fresh food that has been heated to prevent cold, and the amount should be appropriate and there should be no surplus. We must resolutely discard the deteriorating food and not keep it for fear of waste. Because spoiled food may contain bacterial toxins, even high-temperature treatment cannot destroy it. Dogs can cause food poisoning if they eat food that contains toxins. If they are not treated in time, they will die. Therefore, soon after feeding, if the dog is found to have vomiting, diarrhea, or general weakness, please consult a veterinarian immediately.
High temperature in summer may cause loss of appetite. At this time, reduce meat consumption, increase fresh vegetables and broth, or appropriately change the type of feed, and supply more water. In addition, summer is a good season for dogs to swim, and you can take them out to relax if you are not sick.
Shiba Inu feeding points
Shiba Inu has a naturally sensitive gastrointestinal tract, and it is prone to skin diseases if not taken care of properly. Regardless of the sturdy body and medium size, Shiba Inu has a very small appetite. Therefore, the owner can save a sum of money on food.
It is recommended to buy some imported dog food to feed Shiba Inu. The raw materials are mainly fish and grain-free formula. One is good for the skin, and the other is that the non-grain formula is good for the stomach.
Shiba Inu needs all the nutrients during development, and the most important thing in cultivating a good physique is protein. If a puppy lacks protein during development, the body will not be strong.
Animal protein is rich in beef, pork, horse meat, fish, and chicken, but these are not cheap, so you can use internal organs, such as heart or liver, or egg yolk, goat milk, etc. The price is not high. , But it is rich in protein and fat to supplement nutrition. In particular, the liver should not be eaten every day, and it is recommended to eat it once in a while is beneficial to Shiba Inu. Often eating is not beneficial but harmful.
There are plant-based diets such as rice, wheat, bread, noodles, etc., as well as vegetables eaten at home. In addition, calcium and phosphorus are indispensable nutrients for bone structure, so you must give your puppy some small fish, dried fish, bone meal and other things. Special note, it is best to buy thornless fish when feeding fish.
The combined use of these nutrients in dog food is convenient at all times, and it is also good for the development of dogs. In addition, you can add some foods with high nutritional value on hand to feed them in a variety of ways. The amount of feeding should not support the stomach, and feed it several times, which is better for the health of the puppy.
is fed multiple times, so there is a price for multiple feedings, four times a day for two to four months old dogs, three times a day for four to six months old, and twice a day thereafter. In addition, the leftover food must be taken away in order to develop good eating habits. Because Shiba Inu is a sporty dog, try to take it out for a walk in the morning and evening every day.