Shiba Inu is the smallest of all the six native Japanese dogs. Shiba breed are active self confident dogs especially outdoors and always looking out for adventure. Shiba Inu can live outside in the cold winter weather and also in warm temperatures. They are good natured, alert, bold, and loyal breed anyone will enjoy. The average life span for the Shiba breed is from 12 to 15 years.
Shiba Inu breed are generally healthy but can also be susceptible to certain health conditions. Shibas are of great genetic soundness and compared to other dogs; they are not known to suffer genetic disorders. It is advisable and important to undergo joint examinations throughout the life of your dog. Your dog is considered fully free after 2 years of no joint problems since by this time the skeleton is fully developed. Yearly eye test is also recommended as eye problems may develop anytime. Besides, most health problems are discovered earlier in the dog’s life.
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