Shiba Inu Temperament: Do You Know How This Ancient Breed Behaves?
The Japanese word “Inazuma” means “hero”. It was originally used to refer to a hero from ancient mythology, but it’s now been adopted as a term for any kind of heroic figure or personification. They are known for their loyal nature and loyalty to those they care about. The Japanese love heroes and when you see a shiba inu, you will understand why.
They are very affectionate with each other and show it through their behavior. A dog that behaves like a human would behave is called a “humanoid”, while one that acts like some sort of animal is called a “non-humanoid”. If you want to get close to your pet, then you have to choose between the two.
When you are looking at a shiba inu, you will notice that its eyes are always fixed on yours. Its ears stand up straight and it looks directly into your eyes. When it smiles, its teeth are white and shiny. Its lips move slightly upwards and down to convey happiness or sadness. It is obvious that the owner loves his pet very much indeed!
The shiba inu is a small dog with a slim yet muscular body, and it is covered in fine fur all over. A healthy adult male shiba inu can weigh between 16 to 32 pounds, while the female can weigh between 13 to 22 pounds. It has a double coat that is either red or fox red in color. When they are born, they have a thick layer of dark brown fur, which changes to red as they grow up. There are certain patterns of shiba inu colors.
The most common one is the “red”, which has a light red base with darker red markings on the legs, face, and ears. The “fox red” has a darker reddish color that goes all the way down to the skin. The “SAKURA” is completely white with red patches, and the “bi-color” has both black and tan hairs mixed in with the red hairs all over its body.
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