In Japan, the Shiba inu is very popular. It is found in both the city and the countryside. Adaptable, it accommodates the life of its owners. He agrees in everything as long as they show affection and sympathy and that they take care of him with love and fidelity. In Europe it is still a rare dog to find. From an Olympic calm it is not at all a nervous dog, who barks or growls at the first occasion. A fellow like him rests the ear and even incites those around him to speak lower. Further. The shiba inu possesses a philosophical, reflective aspect that invites serenity. His beautiful intelligent head that leans slightly to one side with dreamy air, the deep look of his almond eyes, seduce and transport to a very particular universe. A universe full of mystery.
Behind the door, the shiba inu behaves wonderfully well. Always alert, sure of himself, do not let anyone in. Nothing impresses you. It is not a dog that takes refuge between the legs of its owner when a stranger enters the house. On the contrary, he plants face and can even behave very bravely. He is able to face someone much stronger than he.
In a house, the shiba inu is very discreet; its presence is barely noticeable. It is a dog of great interior life, does not necessarily claim a large garden for fun. Accepts perfectly the obligations of the apartment and the city. Of course, if he is taken to the field, he becomes a totally different dog, an agile athlete, reminiscent of the times when he was hunting. In principle he has no tendency to escape, but like all dogs, he must pass a small learning to return what is called. While he likes to please his owner, it is not about making him do anything. It is unthinkable for a shiba inu to take the newspaper or the shoes to its owner. He hates these kinds of things. When he is not happy he goes to his corner. If he stays for more than an hour giving the back, there is no doubt, he is angry.
At home, he knows how to appreciate the comfort of home, he is a refined dog, especially appreciate having a mattress, carpet and above all lie down in front of the fire in winter. He does not have a jealous temperament and likes others, both people and dogs. Making him live with other dogs of his breed is not a problem. It is reserved and at the same time playful especially with puppies and children.
The Shiba Inu is not a dog that overeats. He has no tendency to be gluttonous or obese. Eat in moderation. You can even leave the food at your fingertips. For an adult of about 12 kilos of weight, would be enough about 180gr. Of meat daily, accompanied by 90 g of rice and 90 g of vegetables together with some food supplements. For our dog to have a balanced diet without deficiencies it is advisable to eat industrial food. If you live in a flat, it can be hot and dehydrated so you have to make sure you always have water at your disposal.
Their appearance reminds us of primitive dogs and is as sturdy as they are. It has no specific health problem. When it starts to get cold, its mantle becomes thick to protect it, so it can live on the outside without any problems.
Their short, rough and thick hair and a thin undercoat do not need any specific care. With a brushing regularly is more than enough to remove dead hair. He does not need to bathe it frequently, he is horrified to observe dirt on his beautiful mantle, and he fills himself only every day, as if it were a cat.