Shiba Inu Guide, Origin, Characteristics, and Personality

Shiba Inu Guide, Origin, Characteristics, and Personality

Breed Info Summary

Breed Suits: Families with children, companionship, apartment living

Shedding/Non-Shedding: Moderate

Size: Small/Medium


The Shiba Inu was primarily used as a hunting dog, assisting hunters in locating small animals and birds.

Several theories exist as to how the Shiba Inu earned his name. One theory is that Shiba means "brushwood," and the dogs were named for the brushwood shrubs they hunted in. Brushwood, on the other hand, might relate to the beautiful red brushwood trees that matched the breed's red coat so well.

Shibas are now primarily used as companion animals, but their natural ability and passion for finding prey remains.


The Shiba Inu has a reserved personality in general, although it may be quite devoted and attentive to its owner. The breed's personality is characterized by high intelligence and considerable stubbornness. When socialized from a young age, the Shiba can get along with other canines and children.

Shiba Inu is a companion dog who won't beg you for attention all the time. They are friendly but self-sufficient. They're stubborn, but they're also extremely intelligent. They have a tendency to be possessive of their possessions and others, but this habit can be reduced with adequate training and socialising.

Pros and cons to consider


  • Smart and loyal
  • Breed that is bold and high-spirited
  • Easy to take care
  • Do not bark excessively


  • Well-known for their stubbornness
  • They have a higher chance of being aloof than other dogs
  • They have a higher probability of being aloof than other dogs

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