Shiba Inu puppies are rooted in Japan.
They are somewhat little dogs with huge personalities and the looks to match. They stop people in their tracks every time they step outside! We’re sure it’s because of their beautiful and mystifying fox like features and their fluffy mane. Adding one of these pups to your family is sure to bring you instant neighborhood fame! Here are some facts that we’ve compiled about these furry babies and their vibrant personalities.
The Great Getaway
We have to let you know upfront that Shiba Inu puppies will try (and many have been successful) to escape. There have been plenty of owners who have left their pups outside for some time thinking they’re just playing and come back to find them missing! These pups are little escape artists, and they must be leashed and secured when they’re outside, or they will get away.
They’re The Aggressor
They’re gorgeous to look at, no doubt. They are harmless to people, but there are corroborated reports of Shiba Inu puppies who have been aggressive toward cats and other small pets in the home. They would be best suited in homes where there are no other pets.
They Don’t Bark
Shiba Inu puppies don’t bark even if they see something suspicious or abnormal. They make sounds, but barking isn’t one of them.
They Are Runners
Shibas are extremely agile and can run tirelessly. Remember we mentioned that they’re also escape artists? Well, forget about chasing them on foot, because they are natural born runners! They also have a very high prey drive, which means they will track something small as long as they can.
They Aren’t Loners
Don’t leave your Shiba Inu puppies alone for long periods of time because they suffer from separation anxiety. They don’t necessarily whine, but they demonstrate destructive behavior. When able to, exercise your pup for as long as possible before you leave home.
They Are Possessive
Shiba Inu puppies should be trained very early on in their lives. Shibas are widely known to be possessive of their food and toys. Little children should always be supervised carefully around a Shiba and taught never to snatch the dog’s toys away.
They Are Extremely Clean
Shiba Inus are also well known for their cleanliness. They groom themselves (and other dogs in the household) incessantly. You needn’t worry much about housebreaking them, because of their hygiene, they’re on top of this task!