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Buy Shiba Inu: Care and maintenance requirements


If you want to buy a Shiba Inu, you should be aware of the responsibility that this wonderful four-legged friend from Japan brings with it. Basically, the education of a Shiba is not easy because the dog breed is very confident and independent and likes to go its own way. When it comes to keeping, it is important that he is fully utilized, both physically and mentally. Whether adult or as young as this lively Shiba Inu - the sporty Japanese need a lot of exercise in the fresh air - Shutterstock / otsphoto

The Shiba Inu has been a natural monument in Japan since 1937 - and rightly so. The Shiba is an extraordinary cold nose, which is not only pretty and clever, but has a strong dog character. However, the many positive features of the small, sporty four-legged friend make the posture quite demanding - something you should know if you want to buy a Shiba Inu.

Buy Shiba Inu: Inform well in advance about posture and upbringing

The best way to buy a Shiba Inu is only if you have informed yourself in advance about the individual requirements of this lively dog ​​breed. Experience is also required when it comes to education. Dog training should be both consistent and loving, with toughness you don't get far with the sometimes stubborn dog. Basically, the Shiba prefers its own decisions to blind obedience. With a little instinct and respect for the Japanese urge for freedom, however, you can become a very good team and have a lot of fun with each other.

Posture of the Shiba: Exercise physically and mentally

The Shiba is a relatively flexible dog that can adapt well to your living conditions and living environment. He is very loyal to his heart people, wants to play a lot and above all be challenged physically and mentally. You only buy a Shiba Inu if you can offer it sufficient time, attention and employment. In addition to lots of exercise and dog play, the Shiba also needs mental workload, which you can create, for example, with dog training and opportunities such as agility, nose work, hidden object games or dog sports. In addition to the basic equipment such as a dog leash, food bowl and Co., you should also think about the necessary dog ​​toys: Intelligence toys, food toys, stimulus rods and other forms of game activity are gratefully accepted by the Shiba.

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Caring for the Shiba is not very time-consuming

The Shiba is less susceptible to disease and generally uncomplicated when it comes to its health. It is particularly nice that the Shiba is a very clean dog that does little dirt. Grooming is also straightforward. The smart Japanese man changes fur twice a year and then simply has to be brushed or combed thoroughly and regularly.

As a real nature boy, the Shiba prefers wind and weather to heat and heating air. Summer heat is more difficult for him with his thick fur than cold, with which he in turn has no problems. Basically, you should exercise a lot in the fresh air with your Shiba. Tip: If you are traveling in a "wild" area, a tow line with harness is advisable, since the Shiba has a lot of hunting instinct in its blood.

Shiba's diet is straightforward

The Shiba Inu is quite "genuine" as a dog breed, which also has a positive effect on the possibilities of dog nutrition. You can bark the Shiba without any problems, but it generally also accepts dry food and canned food without any problems. In any case, make sure to only give high-quality dog ​​food to keep the Shiba healthy and alert for a long time. Important: Always keep an eye on the right amount of dog food - the little Japanese tends to be overweight. If you have any questions about nutrition, contact a reputable dog breeder or the veterinarian.

Buy Shiba Inu: consider Shiba in need

If you want to buy a Shiba Inu puppy, it is best to contact the Shiba Club Deutschland e.V. - there you will find an overview of the Shiba Inus breeders registered in the VDH. It is important that you only deal with reputable dog breeders. If you do not necessarily want to buy a Shiba Inu puppy, but also adult Shibas, contact "Shiba in Not" and find out from animal shelters or organizations that deal with the brokerage of the great dog.