Shiba Inu originated in Japan in antiquity; even there is no specific record of its origin. It is said that Shiba Inu is the oldest dog breed of Japan, even oldest of all breeds. Shiba Inu is very popular with the Japanese. Shiba is a member of Spitz family which is characterized by their small size and wolf like shape.
Shiba Inu has been, and still is the favorite Japanese household pet. There are various reasons for its popularity. Japanese people used Shiba as their hunting companions as its small size was ideal for hunting and running. Small size of Shiba Inu also made it favorite because it could follow the prey to their hiding places. Shiba Inu is used by the hunters because it does not require a lot of effort to train and its independent nature makes it easier to handle. Shiba Inu is very clean and cat like breed as it cleans itself and does not require the owners’ attention. It looks so beautiful with its yellow and whitish soft fur and makes you feel honored. Shiba Inu is also liked because of its mild temperament as it does not become too wild to handle. Its intelligence is another great feature for which it is liked by the people. Shiba Inu is very popular as watch dog as it identifies and distinguishes easily between a friend and a foe. Its sharp memory also makes it popular with the owners.
Shiba’s are liked by all people. Kids also like to play with Shiba as it looks so clean and cute. Usually, women do not like dogs in their surroundings but the mild temperament and beautiful looks of Shiba, make it popular with the women too. Shiba is the best companion of adventure lovers who like to hunt in the woods where Shiba runs and catches the prey swiftly. Shiba loves its owner and can do everything the owner asks it. The servile behavior of Shiba Inu makes it the best fit to be kept at house pets because it does not act wildly.
Shiba Inu is the best breed of Spitz family and originated in Japan. But now it is equally popular in United States and other parts of the world as well. Shiba is the center of attention at every dog show and it is observed that mostly sophisticated people like to own a Shiba Inu than any other dog. This reflects that Shiba is becoming the most popular breed.