Shiba Inu are not for everyone. They are wonderful, sweet, loving,
dogs, But they do require proper training and upbringing to live up to
Shibas are not your typical small dog! They are really a big dog in a small body. They need proper socializing, training and exercise or they can get bored and destructive. They have a unique personality that is not like any other breed. They have been compared to a cat more than once.
They do require weekly brushing to keep them looking tidy. they shed twice a year quite heavily. At this time they should be brushed daily.
If you are interested in more information about Shiba Inu FIRST read Jacey Holden's Introduction to The Shiba Inu. Available from
3991 W.Peltier Rd.
Lodi, Ca 95242
OR go to The Shiba Club of America website and read "An introduction to the Shiba Inu" .
Be sure to go to the official Shiba Inu Homepage which is filled with information about rescues, training, showing, breeders, grooming, etc.
See the Shiba Inu Links for more informational sites.
Shiba Inus (Complete Pet Owner's Manual)
The Complete Shiba Inu
and After Getting Your Puppy: The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy,
Healthy, and Well-Behaved Dog
Puppies: Why They Do What They Do
The Culture Clash: A Revolutionary New Way to Understanding the Relationship Between Humans and Domestic Dogs
Mine! A Practical Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs
Clicking With Your Dog: Step-By-Step in Pictures (Karen Pryor Clicker Books)
Getting Started: Clicker Training for Dogs
Train Your Dog, Change Your Life: Interactive Training Program about awareness, education, relationship and well-being-- For Dogs and their Humans~
Enjoying Dog Agility (Kennel Club Pro)
A Guide to Backpacking With Your Dog
The Simple Guide to Getting Active With Your Dog (Simple Guide to...)
Aggression in Dogs: Practical Management, Prevention & Behaviour Modification
Enthusiastic Tracking, The Step-by-Step Training Manual
Unity, NH 03743
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