Shiba Inu Puppies for Sale
The Shina Inu puppy is an ancient Japanese breed, used as a hunting dog in central Japan as far back as 300 B.C. “Shiba Inu” translates to Branch Dog in Japanese. Some believe the name came from its similarity of the coat to the red brushwood trees in Japan. This compact, little dog was used as a hunting dog for smaller game. They were recognized as the official national dog of Japan, and the breed was declared a national treasure in 1936.
However this recognition did not stabilize the breed’s population. The number of Shiba Inus plummeted after the destruction in Japan caused by World War II. Their numbers fell further in the 1950’s after a distemper outbreak. To make the breed more vigorous, Japanese breeders worked to intermixed different regional strains.
This dog does not bark but instead produced a high-pitched scream. They are loyal to their family but aloof with strangers.
The first Shiba dogs entered the United States in the 1950s, but the breed only gained recognition by the American Kennel Club in 1993.