Shiba Inu Puppies and Their Origins

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There are hundreds of different breeds of dogs around the world and each breed has their own personality and attitude. It is difficult however to find very many dogs that date back as far as the Shiba Inu does. This ancient spitz breed of dog has been traced as far back as 300 B.C. which to say the least is a very long time.

There are very few ancient dog breeds that still exist in today’s world and the Shiba Inu is one of those.

There are hundreds of different breeds of dogs around the world and each breed has their own personality and attitude. It is difficult however to find very many dogs that date back as far as the Shiba Inu does. This ancient spitz breed of dog has been traced as far back as 300 B.C. which to say the least is a very long time.

There are very few ancient dog breeds that still exist in today’s world and the Shiba Inu is one of those. This unique breed of dog is often mistaken for one of the fox family particularly because it is known to clean and preen itself much like a fox does. In addition to this the face and legs of the Shiba Inu are similar to that of a fox.

The Shiba Inu originates from Japan and was originally bred as a hunter of small game. Inu translates as dog in Japanese however there is more than one translation for Shiba and it is not altogether clear which of these is the reason for this breed of dog getting this name. One translation of Shiba is a type of brush whereas an older translation of the word is small. Because it is not clear which of these is proper in the case of the Shiba Inu it has often been referred to as Little Brushwood Dog. The color of the brush referred to in this context is a red color that just happens to be similar to the color of most Shiba Inu dogs.

Although Shiba Inu dogs are not really famous they have become more so with the birth of the famous puppies that have taken the internet by storm. This started out as a web cam that the owners used to watch over the puppies from work and quickly spread to one of the most watched web cams on the internet with over 35,000 followers. These six little puppies wriggled their way into the hearts of millions of people across the world and have remained quite popular ever since. Their unusual names (Aki, Akoni, Autumn, Ayumi, Amaya and Ando) make these adorable puppies even harder to forget. Many people have even said that watching these six little furry bundles has helped them to cope with hardships in their own lives just by being there for them to watch.

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There are many things to like about the Shiba Inu breed of dog. First of all they are a very independent dog therefore they are considered to be low maintenance. They can however be on the aggressive side so other animals should be introduced while they are still young to prevent problems. This aggression dates back to their original breeding as hunting dogs.

Another good trait of the Shiba Inu is in their cleanliness. Although this dog has two coats of hair it is waterproof which minimizes the need for regular bathing. This is another thing that makes them a low maintenance breed. Because they are so independent and easy to care for they have become high on the list of popularity for dog owners as suitable pets.

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